Inside the museum there are a lot of fine examples of the Hudson automobile.
The Shaw Special
The Hudson engine was used in race cars. Hudson was into racing into the 50's
Details, details, these cars are so beautiful and are really a work of art.
They really knew how to use chrome for that special touch.
Beautiful wheels on an Essex
Time for a ride... call the chauffeur.
This car is really long.
This one is a boat tail
Wow! Nice ride, the lights above the front bumper turn with the front wheels so you have a clear vision of the road ahead.
Hard to imagine having cars so beautiful in 1929
Imagine the people that drove around in these cars.
This car was more of a van.
Even Joyce was admiring the cars.
What an example of an automobile.
This one really came in yellow.
This car has a Bendix semi automatic transmission setup. Hudson was the only auto manufacturer to get the system to work. This is an example of what some of these cars looked like before being restored. This one was found in an old farm pasture.
This is what it will look like after being totally restored.
At this point in time, Hudson was coming to an end.
1956 Hudson Hornet
The 54 Hudson Jet
I remember these compact Hudson Jets, didn't like the color.
This is Eldon Hostetler, he is the man behind this museum because he owned all the cars in the museum. Every car has been restored and ready to drive. He and his wife Esta donated all the cars in his collection to the town of Shipshewana, Indiana. Now he passes his time polishing his beloved car collection. He also occasionally takes one out for a ride or to a car show.
This car has a GMC truck supercharger is bolted and driven from the front of the car.