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History of Hudson Dealerships

Due to the large amount of photos, the Dealership information has been broken into several pages. Simply click on the location that interests you to be directed to the correct portion of the allocated page. -- The first Hudsons found their way across the ocean in 1913.


AFRICA


CANADA

ALBERTA

Calgary, AB:
Motor Livery Ltd. An "R.G. Robinson of the Motor Livery, Ltd." is mentioned in The Hudson Triangle Vol. 3 No. 48 of May 30, 1914, but it does not state the position held with company.

Edmonton, AB:
Healy Hudson
Healy Hudson, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo circa 1952. Click here for more pictures!

Lethbridge, AB:
Canadian Dealership
Fleming-Kennedy Ltd. in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Here is a vintage black-and-white snapshot, taken around 1949, featuring a view of a parade or festival in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The Fleming-Kenndy Hudson car dealership stands out in the scene. A 1949 Pontiac is pulling a parade float, which says Lethbridge Ski Club. Other cars and trucks from the 1930s and 1940s era can be seen. Back of photo is stamped with "Silvertone Print, A.E. Cross Studio, Lethbridge, Alta."

Check out the Temple City Cruisers!

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria, B.C.:

C. Mitchell, Victoria, B.C. Announced as new dealer in The Hudson Triangle, Vol.1 Number 8, December 2, 1911.

Vancouver, B.C.:
A. W. Carter
A. W. Carter LTD, 845 Burrad Street. Circa 1936. Click here for more pictures.

Vancouver, B.C.:
Metropolitan Motor Car Co
Metropolitan Motor Car Co., Ltd. Charles R. Thomas. Article from The Hudson Triangle Vol.1 no.27 of April 13, 1912.

MANITOBA

winnipeg, MB:
Canadian Dealership
Highland Motors in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Four new 1948 Hudson super series broughams are lined up outside the dealership.

Winnipeg, MB:
Western Canada Motor Car Co., Ltd. D.G. "Doc" Wright listed as Propreiter in Vol.3 No.35 from Feb 1914 Hudson Triangle.

NEW BRUNSWICK

St. John, N.B.:
Princess Garage
Princess Garage, 108-114 Princess St.

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

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NOVA SCOTIA

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ONTARIO

Windsor Ontario Hudson Plant 1952
Windsor (Tilbury), Ontario - Canadian Hudson Plant - 1952

Windsor Ontario Hudson Plant 2009
Windsor (Tilbury), Ontario - Canadian Hudson Plant Building - 2009

This factory was originally erected by the Grove Motor Co. in 1921. Hudson-Essex, which later became Hudson Motors of Canada, began assembling Hudson cars in Tilbury (suburb of Windsor), Ontario, in 1932 in a building owned by the Canadian Top & Body Co. The first models were a series of Hudson Eights. Production ceased in 1941. Post-war operations began in 1950, but ceased in 1954 when Hudson and Toronto-based Nash Motors of Canada Ltd. merged to form American Motors (Canada) Ltd. The entire company moved to the Toronto area. In 1959 the plant was taken over by W.H. Olsen Manufacturing which produced heating equipment and truck bodies. The company continued building furnaces as Duomatic-Olsen until it closed in 1987. It was purchased by Tilbury Warehousing in 1988.

Amherstburg, ON:
Pete Bratt (Per 10/14/41 newspaper ad.)
E. Cadarette (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)
Pat Bastien Garage, Richmond and Seymour Streets (Per 09/05/51 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Berlin, ON:
Hambrecht. The Hudson Triangle Vol. 3 No. 41 of April 11, 1914 reported, "Wm. A Hoch and A. Woolner, of Berlin, Ontario, called recently at the factory with a letter of introduction from Herbert W. Hambrecht, Hudson dealer at that point...." A Hambrecht of Kitchener (Berlin), Ontario built one chain- driven auto with a rear-mounted engine circa 1907, but not sure if this is the same person.

Cottam, ON:
Stuart Mossop (Per 10/14/41 newspaper ad.)

Essex, ON:
James Whitson (Per 10/14/41 newspaper ad and 06/21/47 newspaper ad.)
Queen & Wigle Motor Sales, LTD. (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Harrow, ON:
Chas. Woodbridge (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Kingston, ON:
William P. Peters. The Hudson Triangle Vol.4 No.37 of March 13, 1915 reports, "Wm. P. Peters, Hudson distributor at Kingston, Ontario, says that conditions in his territory look very favorable for a good spring business." I believe this same William was also the Mayor of Kingston in 1935.

Kingsville, ON:
Clinton Fox (Per 10/14/41 newspaper ad.)
L.C. Goghill, 8 Chestnut Street (Per 09/05/51 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)
Queen Bros. (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

La Salle, ON:
Dufour Bros. (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Leamington, ON:
Brown Bros., 2 Seacliff Drive (Per 09/05/51 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)
E. Forsyth (Per 06/21/47 newspaper ad.)
John Freund (Per 10/14/41 newspaper ad.)
Kiff's Garage (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

London, ON:
London Hudson-Essex Sales
London Hudson-Essex Sales, The check is from 1930 to 1932. Notice the only real difference to todays checks, is there is no account number.

Sarnia, ON:
Imperial City Motors
Imperial City Motors. Circa 1939.

Tecumseh, ON:
E. Morand (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Tilbury, ON:
Daigneau & Son (Per 09/05/51 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Toronto, ON:
Dominion Automobile Co
Dominion Automobile Co., 146-50 Bay St. Click here to view more information.

Toronto, ON:
Century Motor Sales Limited
Century Motor Sales Limited, 637 Yonge St.

Wallaceburg, ON:
Mann's Garage (Per 09/05/51 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Wheatley, ON:
H.E. Chute (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

Windsor,ON:
Windsor Hudson Essex
Windsor Hudson Essex (Distributor?), 433 Goyeau Street (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.) Receipt shown circa 1928.

Windsor,ON:
A.E. Thompson Auto Co Mentioned in The Hudson Triangle Vol.6 No.22 of Nov.25,1916.
Trimble-Pratt Motors Limited (Distributor?), 645 Mercer Street (Per 10/14/41 newspaper ad 06/21/47 newspaper ad.) and then at 1010 London Street West (Per 09/05/51 newspaper ad.)
Windsor Hudson Essex Branch, 431 Sandwich St. East (Per 12/29/28 Windsor Ontario newspaper ad.)

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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QUEBEC

Montreal, QC:

H. Russell Wilson, Montreal, QC. Announced as new dealer in The Hudson Triangle, Vol.1 Number 8, December 2, 1911.

Montreal, QC:
Legare Gadbois Auto
Legare Gadbois Auto, Ltd., 180 Amherst St. The Power Wagon. Issue [92-97] of August 1, 1912 lists it under "Dealers Recently appointed" but doesn't mention brand. Clipping above from The Hudson Triangle Vol.6 No.41 of April 7, 1917.

SASKATCHEWAN

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YUKON

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