Gunners Garage

PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS

Today, at the Hudson Homecoming in Shipshewana, Indiana, I had the pleasure of riding in 1949 and 1950 Hudson “Step-Down” models owned by several collectors. The dashboards on both cars were truly works of art and once again reminded me how beautiful the interiors of vintage cars can be. Chrome trim, woodgraining and large circular dials were key ingrdients of dashboard design back then. And who ever decided that large, easy-to-read gauge faces weren’t as good as the digital clusters with miniature numbers that we have today? I’d love to hear from you on what your favorite dash design of the early postwar years was.

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