Monday Musings

Sunrise, sunset

Sunrise, sunset

Swiftly fly the years.


From this post:


A Scottish workman arrived home a bit late, and out of breath. His loving wife demanded to know why. “I saved six-pence by running home behind the bus.”
“Ach, ya fool! Ye coulda run home behind a taxi, and saved a pound.”



A picture of the front cover of the book my wonderful wife bought for me recently. No surprise to me, the book was produced by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide® whose books make up a very important part of my automotive library. It was this book that inspired this post about the DeSoto Adventurer I concept car.

Cars of the Fabulous ’50s has many great photos, but I am reluctant to show any for fear of violating copyrights. I guess showing one page won’t hurt…first, the book is arranged chronologically with each year receiving an overall summary, including information having nothing to do with cars, and then highlights from each car company are shown subsequently broken down by make. Here is a page from the entry on 1954 Hudson cars:



1954 was the last year of “true” Hudsons as that was the year American Motors Corporation was formed from the merger of Hudson and Nash. Back to the book…if just one page has so many interesting photos and so much information you can imagine why I like the book so much. Many thanks to my wonderful wife!






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4 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. Speaking of Hudson – have you seen Frank Spring’s design for the never-to-be replacement of the “Step Down” Hudsons, the X-161? One prototype was built – and it still exists.


    1. Hey man, do you ever sleep?! 🙂

      I thought the X-161 was a four-door Italia. The Italia would have made a nice addition to Hudson’s lineup and to American cars in general.


  2. In many respects that is exactly what it was – a 4 door Italia – but it was intended as the replacement for the Step-Downs. When Designer Frank Spring left AMC, he and his wife drove the X-161 from Detroit (with a piece of plexiglass as the windshield) to their home in Southern California.


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