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America's top automobile publications have given the Hudson Jet some of the hightest praise ever given to an American automobile. Not only have the inside pages given their praise but some have devoted covers and special pages to this Hudson product. Many of these magazines have been highly critical of Detroit products in the past and have proclaimed some foreign product as better than their American motor counterparts. But the Jet has been the apple of the many of the best automotive journalistic eyes.

Suggested Reading

Owner Manual Hudson Jet Owner Manual by Hudson Motor Car Company. Click here to view servicing information based on the Owner's Manual, Mechanical Procedure Manual, and additional sources. Mechanical Procedure Manual Mechanical Procedure Manual. Click here to view servicing information based on this Mechanical Procedure Manual, Owner's Manual, and additional sources.
Popular Mechanics Magazine, February 1953 Popular Mechanics, February 1953. Popular Science, February 1953Popular Science February 1953, Page 97
Motor World, February 13, 1953 Motor World, February 13, 1953. Motor World, February 27, 1953 Motor World, February 27, 1953.
Motor Trend, March 1953 Motor Trend, March 1953. A small image of a Jet is on the front cover and a brief article, "Hudson Aims at the Low Price Market" is within. Popular Science, April 1953 Francis, Devon. "Hudson Brings Out Most Powerful Small Car". Popular Science, April 1953. Pages 124-126.
Motor World, April 24 1953 Motor World, April 24 1953. Front cover features Hudson Jet. Road & Track, June 1953 Road & Track, June 1953. vol. 4, No. 10.
Autocar July 31, 1953Autocar: July 31, 1953.
Science and Mechanics, August 1953 Science and Mechanics, August 1953. "Testing the 1953 Hudson Super Jet" No Author Credit. Volume 24 No. 4, pp. 75-78. Speed Age, August 1953 Speed Age, August 1953. Volume 7 Number 4, pp.52-55. No Author Credit. Photography by Don O'Reilly and Dick Adams.
Motor Trend, August 1953 Motor Trend, August 1953. MT Research Test the Hudson Jet and Packard. Auto Sport Review, September 1953 Auto Sport Review, September 1953.
Popular Mechanics, October 1953 Clymer, Floyd. "Report on the Hudson Jet." Popular Mechanics, October 1953. pp.118-122, 304,306. Auto Age Magazine, October 1953 Bentley, John. "The Hydramatic Hudson Jet". Auto Age, October 1953. Volume 1 No 5, pp. 12-14,68-69.
Hudson Triangle Vol.10 No.2Hudson Triangle, Vol.10 No.2 Hot Rod Magazine, July 1965 Dahlquist, Eric. "The Return of The Hudson." Hot Rod Magazine, July 1965. pp.82-85. Photography by Eric Rickman.
Car Classics' Auto Collectors' Yearbook 1974Car Classics' Auto Collectors' Yearbook 1974. Special Interest Autos, December 1980Gross, Ken. "Hudson Jet: There Was Nothing Wrong With This Early Compact... Except That It Killed The Company" Special Interest Autos, December 1980. Number 60, pp.26-33.
Collectible Automobile, August 1989 "1953-1954 Hudson: Crash Landing During Take Off" No Author Credit. Collectible Automobile, August 1989. Volume 6 No. 2, pp.74-77 Collectible Automobile, April 1995 Langworth, Richard. "Hudson Jet: the Car That Torpedoed Hudson" Collectible Automobile, April 1995. Volume 11 No. 6, pp.46-55.
Special Interest Autos, June 1997Special Interest Autos #159 (May/June 1997). Article coming soon. Hemmings Classic Car, November 2006 Litwin, Matthew. "Flying Low" Hemmings Classic Car, November 2006. Volume 3 Issue 2, pp. 58-63. Purchase your own copy of the magazine here!
Collectible Automobile, April 2007 Witzenburg, Gary. "Ypsilanti Automotive: Heritage Museum: Where the Gone Are Not Forgotten" Collectible Automobile, April 2007. Volume 23 No 6, pp. 68-75 Cars and Parts, July 2010Cars and Parts, July 2010
Classic Cars and Parts, March 2011Classic Cars and Parts, March 2011 The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 Gunnell, John, Editor (1976). The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Kraus Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-096-0.
Hudson 1946-1957: The Classic Postwar Years Hudson 1946-1957: The Classic Postwar Years by Richard M. Langworth Conde, John A. (1987). The American Motors Family Album. American Motors Corporation. ISBN 1111573891.
Kit Foster's Carport: Automotive article site features "When You're a Jet" Motoring Memories article by Bill Vance reflects on the 1953-1954 Hudson Jet.
Hudson Motors Article: Brief article by Mike Marino on Hudson Motor Cars.
Langworth, Richard M. "Hudson's Edsel: The Short, Sad Flight of the Jet" White Triangle News, June 1977. Article coming soon.
“Automobile Quarterly – 1971, Vol. 9, No. 4” Several articles and some excellent pictures. Articles include: “Hudson, The Car named for Jackson’s Wife’s Uncle”, “On the beginning of the Step-Down Hudson” by: Robert F. Andrews (pp.393-7), “The Hudson Italia and X-161” by Marion George, “My Life was ruined by a Hudson Hornet” by Dan Valderman, “The Hornet Racing Record 1951-1954”.

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