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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.

The “Hudson Homecoming” is 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

Two months later, a big celebration featuring Hudsons from 1909 to 1957 models will kick off when the members of the Hudson Essex Terraplane Club (HET) convene for the organization’s 50th National Meet in the City of Detroit, where the Hudson brand started 100 years earlier. The July 13-17 event will feature a long list of attractions, including a historic tour to the original Hudson plant. Information about the 50th Annual HET Meet and Hudson Motor Car Centennial is available from Ken Poynter at (313) 408-3775 or

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