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On this day: 02-24-1909

Hudson Motor incorporated

The Hudson Motor Car Company, founded by Joseph Hudson, in Detroit, Michigan, was incorporated on this day. Hudson is perhaps most famous for its impact on NASCAR racing, which it accomplished thanks to a revolutionary design innovation. In 1948, Hudson introduced the Monobuilt design. The Monobuilt consisted of a chassis and frame that were combined in a unified passenger compartment, producing a strong, lightweight design with a beneficial lower center of gravity that did not affect road clearance. Hudson called the innovation the "step-down design" because, for the first time, drivers had to step down to get into their cars. In 1951, Hudson introduced the Hornet. Fitted with a bigger engine than previous Hudson models, the Hudson Hornet became a dominant force on the NASCAR circuit. Because of its lower center of gravity, the Hornet glided around corners with relative ease, leaving its unstable competitors in the dust. For the first time a car not manufactured by the Big Three was winning big. In 1952, Hudson won 29 of 34 events. Excited by their success on the track, Hudson executives began directly backing their racing teams, providing the team cars with everything they needed to increase success. The Big Three responded, and in doing so brought about the system of industry-backed racing that has become such a prominent marketing tool today. The Hudson Hornet would dominate NASCAR racing until 1955 when rule changes led to an emphasis on horsepower over handling.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011LincolnMKZ Hybrid8.40016.400motorweek.org
2010LincolnMKT7.0000.000Motor Trend
2010LincolnMKT Ecoboost6.10014.600Car & Driver
2010LincolnMKT7.70015.900Truck Trend
2010LincolnMKT6.10014.600Truck Trend
2010LincolnMKS EcoBoost5.00013.600Road & Track
2006LincolnMark LT10.40017.600motorweek.org
2003LincolnLS V86.80015.000(MT Online)
2003LincolnTown Car9.50016.800
2000LincolnLS V87.50015.700
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1998LincolnMark VIII LSC7.00015.300
1998LincolnTown Car Touring Sedan7.90016.100
1996LincolnMark VIII7.20015.400
1995LincolnMark VIII7.60015.800
1993LincolnMark VIII7.10015.400
1992LincolnMark VII LSC7.80016.200
1990LincolnTown Car10.20017.500
1986LincolnMark VII LSC8.40016.600
1980LincolnContinental Mark VI11.00017.900
1977LincolnVersailles 351ci12.60018.400
1975LincolnTown Car Coupe 460ci10.50017.900
1973LincolnTown Car 460ci10.40017.600