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Shipshewana, Indiana: World's Largest Hudson Car Collection (Closed)

The collection of the late Eldon Hostetler, assembled over 35 years (Doc Hudson from the animated film "Cars" was a Hudson). Closed forever in 2017.

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum. South edge of town, on the southbound side of Hwy 5/S. Van Buren St., just past the Super 8, next to the water tower.
Closed forever in 2017.

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Hudson Auto Museum.

Hudson Car Museum

Private collection (and then some) of Hudson cars, donated to the Shipshewana Event Center in 2007 by a wealthy couple from Charlotte, Michigan. Inside the museum is every Hudson model ever made. The Hudson Hearse (1930) and two other cars in the museum are the last of their kind. Another car, the yellow and orange Hudson Hero, is one of only seventeen in the world. The museum showcases the evolution of the Hudson car, as well as the short-lived Hudson truck models, along with several other Hudson-related items. Its most famous car is the original Hudson Hornet, along with a full-size model of Doc Hudson, voiced by Paul Newman in the movie "Cars."

[Ben Perdue, 09/03/2016]

It's the world's largest collection of Hudson automobiles. Founder Eldon Hostetler died, age 93, in 2016, but his museum lives on.

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