- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - It was a big weekend for cars in Ypsilanti.

The southeastern Michigan community played host Sunday to both the public opening of the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum and an annual orphan car show.

The Hudson museum is sharing space with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum in the city’s Depot Town section.

The Automotive Heritage Museum’s 18th annual Orphan Car Show was held at nearby Riverside Park. It’s dedicated to cars whose makers went out of business, including Plymouths and Oldsmobiles.

The Ypsilanti museum was home to a Hudson dealership years ago and has housed a showroom display dedicated to Hudson vehicles.

Now, thanks to a partnership with the Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society, the National Hudson museum has become a reality.

“The dealership showroom will annually be set to feature one model year including a vehicle and d├ęcor for the period,” the Hudson museum said in a statement when it announced the project in June. “The service area of the dealership, in addition to housing automobiles manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company, will house displays that parallel Hudson history with United States history during the first half of the twentieth century.”

Ed Souers, manager of the Hudson museum, said his museum “will take many back to a time when Detroit was the king of automakers.”

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Online:

https://www.ypsiautoheritage.org

https://www.hudsonmuseum.org

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