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  1. In case anyone else was curious: the "Longmeades" day parking area will be open on Tuesday, starting at 6 AM. This is the only visitor parking area open on Tuesday. I don't know where it's located, but there will definitely be electric signs pointing to it.
  2. Are the visitor parking lots open Tuesday, Oct. 8? I'll be helping with my club's booth in the Red Field, and won't have a parking pass. I'll need to park my car somewhere for a few hours. Does anyone know where the nearest parking is, near the Red Field?
  3. I have a question. A friend is coming to Hershey from out of state with a car trailer, with the intent of buying and trailering a car back home with him. Could he park his empty trailer at the Antique Car Trailer Parking shown with the purple asterisk on the map? Or must he be registered at the show to do that? Can he take it in there on Tuesday or Wednesday of Hershey week, leave it there, and then load up his car on Saturday? And, the lot is only accessible by driving up Sand Beach Rd. and then cutting across on Boathouse Rd. -- correct? If he can't park it at that lot, where else might he park (for money or for free)? I will be grateful for any information. (I've been coming to Hershey for 52 years and never before paid any attention to car trailers!)
  4. The H-E-T Club will be set up once again at spaces RNE 24-25 in the Red Field at the AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey, Pa., from Oct. 9 – 12. If you’re already a Club member, stop by to meet old friends, rest your bones in our chairs, have a cup of coffee and a donut, “park” a heavy flea market item, or leave a message on our bulletin board. If you’re the new owner of a Hudson, Essex or Terraplane, or just curious about them, stop by as well! We’ll try to answer your questions, and we’ll have one or two Hudsons on display at all times for you to look over. Do you have a Hudson part or car to sell? In that case, feel free to post it on our bulletin board for visitors from around the world to see. The booth is scheduled to be open from 8:30 to 5:00 on Wed., Thurs. and Fri., and on Saturday til noon. Concurrently, many of our Club members will be staying at the Days Inn Carlisle North, at 1255 Harrisburg Pike near Carlisle, right at the intersection of Rtes. 11 and 81. We hope to have a hospitality room just off the main lobby, on Friday and Saturday afternoons. On Saturday evening at 6 PM we’ll gather for a dinner in a private room at the Hickory Ridge Restaurant, 1400 Harrisburg Pike. It’s just across Route 81 from the motel. Dinner is “off the menu”, dress is informal, and no reservations are required. Normally, 30 to 40 attend. An all-Hudson flea market will run from 7 AM to noon on Sunday morning (Oct. 13). No vendor registration required. Just bring your stuff. Feel free to join us at any of these activities, whether you're in the Club or not! For further contact Jon Battle by phone at (540) 364-1770 or by e-mail at xxxterraplane@verizon.net (remove the xxx before sending!)
  5. Here is probably the most popular web forum for Hudson enthusiasts (there are several of them). https://forum.hetclub.org/ Perhaps you could list it here, and give some sort of contact information where someone could get in touch with you. Registration for the forum only requires an e-mail address and password, and it's run by the Hudson club, so there's no "funny stuff" going on. The car itself is beyond saving but the hulk would probably yield up several valuable parts. Perhaps including the radiator and hood. Perhaps you could mention the rough location or at least the state, in your posting there. I would be happy to list this for you, on that forum, but would need some sort of contact information from you, to insert in the posting. Thank you for taking the time to post this information at the AACA site.
  6. Sells complete cars or parts. See Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RustlessinMontana/about/?ref=page_internal
  7. I googled "Lauricella's Cars of the Past" and found several references. Some of these topic titles are deviating from the established format. The title should not be "lauricellas.com", but: New York: Lauricella's Cars of the Past, Auburn. When the titles are standardized, it will be much easier to discover junkyards in one's own state. I'll try to get this fixed in the near future.
  8. Join your fellow Hudson enthusiasts in Berryville, Va. on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 24, for the "Summers End Cruise-In".Last year nearly 300 antiques, hotrods, customs and street rods were displayed on the town's main streets. And 16 of those vehicles were Hudsons!The Hudson festivities start off with lunch at Allen and Wendy Lewis' home in Bluemont at 1 PM (bring a side dish to share!). Then, a bit before 3 PM we'll all convoy to Berryville for the car show. After the show there may be some further Hudson partying!Phone Joe Wood, president of the Tri-State Mountain Roads Chapter, for details, at (703) 618-4772. All Hudsonites are welcome, not just Club members. Let's get our Hudsons, Essexes and Terraplanes out for the world to see!
  9. Doble? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4scvu_1wNA4/Sgh5ONQIxLI/AAAAAAAAACI/zZ8jDjOU0Uw/s320/doble_steam_car_2.jpg
  10. I would post this question on the Hudson Open Forum, as well as here on the AACA Forum. https://forum.hetclub.org/ Between the two forums you should be able to get some helpful answers. --Jon
  11. The eight is a very smooth engine but, as you say, it's a splasher dating back to about 1930, so by 1947 this was old technology. (It would continue to be offered in Hudsons through 1952, though.) With babbited bearings it requires a lot of knowledge to rebuild. So does the splasher six, of course. The six is just a more popular car so the parts and expertise are fairly readily available. If you want to ask Hudson-specific questions I would suggest you post your questions at the Hudson Open Forum as well as here, at the AACA forum. The Open Forum is quite active and is populated with many Hudson experts. https://forum.hetclub.org/
  12. "Restorer": Yes, they definitely needed the car to make the header fit nicely!
  13. You might want to check out Double E Carriages, 60 N Harvest Rd., Bird in Hand, PA 17505. Phone: (717) 768-8484. They deal primarily in restoration of fancy antique carriages (not Amish buggies), and they also work on antique automotive wood frames and trim. They replicated the 5-foot header for my convertible that sits over the windshield. Not a straight line in the whole piece, and the original had somewhat rotted and twisted over the years. They then turned out seven identical copies of the header for fellow owners of my somewhat obscure convertible. I agree that, just because one is an Amish craftsman, he may not necessarily be gifted at automotive woodwork. And woodworkers who have specialized for decades in woodies, may indeed turn out a superior product. However, I was quite happy with the work that the Amish folks at Double E turned out, and happy with the price as well. I think they're worthy of consideration.
  14. Horacio, you should start your own discussion, instead of adding your question to the "Hudson Crest" discussion. Otherwise, your question will be lost among the responses to the "Hudson Crest" inquiry.