Gunners Garage


The 100th Anniversary of the Hudson Motor Car Co. will be celebrated this year. The Hudson Essex Terraplane Club is planning a very special national meet to mark the occasion. The Hostetler Hudson Collection in Shipshewana, Ind., will also be holding a Hudson Homecoming. To make the latter event special, the collection’s Apple Green 1909 Model 20 roadster — an example of the very first Hudson — was recently freshened up for a big year in Hudson history.

The “Apple Green” roadster is sure to put in an appearance at the second annual “Hudson Homecoming” being held at the Town Center in Shipshewana, Ind., on May 14-15, 2009. This event kicks off with a cruise-in at the Essen Haus in Middlebury, Ind., on May 14. Events planned for Friday include a “Hudson Hundreth” celebration, the Heartland Tour, a cruise-in, a barbeque and ice cream social, musice and nighttime movie screenings. On Saturday there will be a Hudson Car Parade and a celebration banquet with a mystery guest. Inbformation about the event is available by calling (260) 768-3021 or emailing


I plan to arive at the Hudson Homecoming Thursday evening or Friday morning and stay through Saturday. Stop by and say hello and enjoy the show.