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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
2011MitsubishiOutlander Sport SE 4WD9.90017.900Car & Driver
2010MitsubishiEvolution MR Touring4.60013.200Road&Track
2010MitsubishiLancer Sportback Ralliart5.50014.200Motor Trend
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2010MitsubishiLancer Sportback7.60016.000motorweek.org
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2009MitsubishiLancer Ralliart5.40014.000motorweek.org
2008MitsubishiLancer Ralliart5.40014.100Road & Track
2008MitsubishiLancer Evolution MR5.10013.700Road & Track
2008MitsubishiLancer Evolution GSR4.90013.600Road & Track
2008MitsubishiLancer7.70015.900motorweek.org
2008MitsubishiLancer Evolution GSR5.20013.800motorweek.org
2007MitsubishiEclipse Spider GT6.00014.600Road and Track
2007MitsubishiLancer Evolution RS4.40013.000Road and Track
2007MitsubishiLancer GTS8.50016.500Road & Track
2007MitsubishiEclipse GT5.90014.500Road & Track
2007MitsubishiGalant Ralliart6.10014.400motorweek.org
2007MitsubishiOutlander8.90017.100motorweek.org
2007MitsubishiEclipse Spyder GT6.70015.300motorweek.org
2006MitsubishiEclipse GT5.80014.400
2006MitsubishiLancer Evolution IX MR4.50013.300(MT Dec '05)
2006MitsubishiRaider9.00017.100motorweek.org
2006MitsubishiEclipse6.70015.000motorweek.org
2005MitsubishiEvolution MR4.70013.300motorweek.org
2004MitsubishiLancer Evolution VIII4.80013.400
2004MitsubishiGalant6.70015.300motorweek.org
2004MitsubishiEndeavor7.60016.200motorweek.org
2003MitsubishiLancer Evolution VIII5.10013.500
2003MitsubishiOutlander10.60018.000motorweek.org
2003MitsubishiEclipse GTS8.10016.100motorweek.org
2002MitsubishiLancer10.40017.900motorweek.org
2001MitsubishiMontero9.10016.900motorweek.org
2000MitsubishiEclipse GT7.00015.400
2000MitsubishiMontero Sport10.10017.500motorweek.org
2000MitsubishiEclipse7.60016.000motorweek.org
1999MitsubishiGalant GTZ9.00016.700
1997Mitsubishi3000GT VR-44.80013.600
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1997MitsubishiDiamante LS8.10016.100
1995Mitsubishi3000GT VR-45.40013.500
1995MitsubishiEclipse GS-T (Auto)7.40015.500(MT June 94)
1995MitsubishiEclipse GS9.00016.600
1995MitsubishiEclipse GSX6.40014.900
1994Mitsubishi3000GT VR-45.70014.200
1994MitsubishiMirage Coupe LS8.70016.600
1993Mitsubishi3000GT VR-45.30014.000
1993MitsubishiDiamante Wagon10.10017.500
1993MitsubishiEclipse GSX6.80015.200
1993MitsubishiGalant GS8.30016.400
1993MitsubishiGalant LS9.40017.200
1993MitsubishiMirage Coupe LS11.00018.000
1992Mitsubishi3000GT VR-45.80014.300
1992MitsubishiDiamante LS8.90016.600
1992MitsubishiEclipse GSX7.00015.300
1992MitsubishiEclipse GS Turbo6.70015.300(MT Sept 92)
1991Mitsubishi3000GT SL8.50016.400
1991Mitsubishi3000GT VR-45.30013.800
1991MitsubishiDiamante LS9.00016.700
1991MitsubishiGalant VR-47.30015.600
1990MitsubishiEclipse GS-T7.40015.900
1990MitsubishiEclipse GSX6.90015.200
1989MitsubishiEclipse GS7.20015.800
1989MitsubishiGalant GS9.70018.200
1989MitsubishiMirage Turbo8.00016.200
1987MitsubishiCordia Turbo8.50016.500
1987MitsubishiMirage12.00018.600
1986MitsubishiStarion ES7.50016.000
1986MitsubishiStarion ESI-R8.30016.200
1985MitsubishiGalant (auto)14.40020.300
1985MitsubishiMirage Turbo10.40018.100
1984MitsubishiCordia Turbo9.50017.000
1984MitsubishiStarion9.20017.000
1984MitsubishiTredia Turbo9.00016.700
1983MitsubishiCordia13.20019.100