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Harold  Beach Racing since 2012. Barnstormers Vintage Speed Club.

Thinking about working on old cars this morning.
Wishing dealer parts and service still existed...
So which is worse, having an orphan car like a Hudson, where there isn't anything left but a secondary market and used spares, or having a Ford, where there are still bright shiny dealerships around, but they really aren't any help for your 1954 Sunliner?
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1951 Dealer Catalogue image
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#hudsonmotorcarcompany #1951 #hudsonbrougham #vintagehotrod #trog #barnstormersvsc

Yes, my 1951 Hudson 2 door Brougham sedan does have a 1954 NASCAR waterslide decal in the rear quarter window....
#nascarhistory #nascar #hudsonracing #vintagetravel #beachracing #hudsonbrougham #1951 #1954 #trog

Ok. I couldn't even "pause", never mind end, this story on such a down note...
This road trip with my Dad, and this astoundingly beautiful car, has been the stuff of a car guy's dreams! Time to sit and talk with my father, or just listen as the miles roll by....
America, in all its majesty, backroads and highways seen through the windows of a great old car. I will never forget it!
If you have the means and the opportunity...GO!
#roadtripwithdad #bostonorbust #vintagetravel #americathebeautiful .
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#trog #barnstormersvsc

For those following along, and wondering about the lack of progress reports, we hit a snag yesterday, 10 miles short of our lunch stop in Erie PA. 1000 miles into the trip! The Overdrive stopped functioning while we were rolling down Interstate 90 east. Without the OD, and with the tall rear gearing, the car only goes 45mph or so... we got off the highway and into a great transmission shop. We had 3 Hudson experts and parts as needed at our disposal, but after an hour or two of troubleshooting, it became clear it was going to be a more involved fix, and we flat ran out of time. My 77 year old dad had to get home for Dr appointments, and I had commitments involving the care of my young grandson. So we tucked Doc Hudson in for a nap at the home of one of my childhood best friends. (He's a local restaurateur who was waiting to take us to lunch at one of his restaurants)
We grabbed a modern rental SUV and poured on steam for Boston. We got in at 2am today.
I'll head back out next week to help Doc finish the journey to his new home!
#roadtripwithdad #bostonorbust #bestlaidplans
#1951 #hudsonbrougham #nooverdrive
#vintagetravel #Hudsonpeopleareamazing
#iwantthisshop #trog #traveldecals #tobecontinued

Forward progress, but not without consequence. We lost the overdrive about 10 miles outside of Erie. On the plus side it appears electrical. And we have a talented transmission shop and two local Hudson folks to draw on for resources. Plus my grade school friend lives nearby and is offering aid. Stay tuned for updates
#bostonorbust #hudsonmotorcarcompany #roadtripwithdad #nowereallydoneedoverdrive

Dad & Doc!
Hurry up and change the oil will ya?!?
Made it to the Hudson Museum in Ypsilanti (yes I know they have other marques inside. But it says Hudson on the roof dammit)
#hudsonmotorcarcompany #roadtripwithdad
#1951 #hudsonbrougham #dochudson
#bostonorbust #barnstormersvsc #trog
#oldcardealership

Spending the night in the Cleveland area. Long day of driving ahead of us tomorrow!
#hudsonbrougham #roadtripwithdad #hudsonmotorcarcompany #1951 #barnstormersvsc #bostonorbust #trog

Today we're in Michigan. "The Auto State" Taking the Hudson back close to it's birthplace... we'll be visiting the #ypsilantimichigan auto heritage museum.
#vintagetravel #bostonorbust #trog
#roadtripwithdad #barnstormersvsc #1951 #hudsonbrougham #hudsonmotorcarcompany

Doc has found a place to rest for the night. We made it through Chicago without event, and traversed the Indiana shore dunes to arrive at the Blue Chip Casino Resort. We dressed up the valet entrance for a bit... love the light and dark blues in the sky and on the car... Goodnight from a luxury suite high above the lakeshore....
Chrome may not get you home, but it sure looks nice at the hotel...
#roadtripwithdad #hudsonbrougham #1951
#bostonorbust #barnstormersvsc #trog #vintagetravel #thebluestblue

Dad and I in the @hdmuseum @theraceofgentlemen exhibit. Dad has been with me at TROG since the first race in 2012! Here we are standing in front of the picture of @barillarospeed s amazing belly tank. I've seen it race on two coasts. Lost to it in Wildwood, and seen it in a frickin' museum. Surreal!
Thanks to @yeoleghost @oilerscarclub and everyone else for this amazing journey in vintage Hot Rod racing. Love you guys!
#barnstormersvsc #trog #sassafrasspl #bewarethewhitetriangle #roadtripwithdad

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