1952 Hudson Hornet - Marshall Teague #6 (Highway 61) 1/18
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Featuring 1948s innovative step down body design which lowered the center of gravity and gave superior handling, the Hudson Hornet dominated stock car racing in the early 1950s. Famed drivers such as Marshall Teague, Herb Thomas, Dick Rathman, Fonty and Tim Flock, Jack McGrath, Frank Mundy and Lou Figaro were part of the Hudson race team. Together they accounted for 13 wins in 1951, 49 in 1952 and 46 in 1953. No other car of the time could match the Hudsons bulletproof construction, low center of gravity, good handling, and factory support.
The true sting of the Hornet came from the powerful 7X racing engine. Developed by Marshall Teague and Hudson engineer Vince Piggins, the big-six had a bigger bore, bigger valves, relieved and polished combustion chambers, high compression head, high performance cam, split dual exhuasts and Twin H-Power carburetors and manifold. This combination boosted the big staright-6 up to 220 gross horsepower, a jump of 75 horses over the showroom-stock figure of 145. Other Severe Duty factory Hudson parts included reinforced wheels, and heavy-duty suspension, brakes and axle components. All these stock components made the Hornet nearly untouchable on the track, and a record setting 27 wins out of 34 starts in major stock cars races in 1952 was proof.
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