Hudson

Hudson

Close up on a Hudson side name plate. The Hudson Motor Car Company was started by eight Detroit businessmen in 1909 and named after Joseph L. Hudson a Detroit entrepreneur who provided the capital. They produced affordable cars between 1909 and 1954. Hudson had some automotive firsts including: dual brakes, dashboard oil pressure and generator warning lights, a balanced crankshaft which allowed for a straight six engine, and America's first female car designer, Betty Thatcher Oros. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to become American Motors.

© Sheila Creighton 2010

Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk

A majestic Harris Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus, seen at the Salthaven Wildlife Rehab and Educaion display at Fleetwood County Cruise-In, June 5, 2010. The Harris Hawk is native to the southwestern United States and south to central South America. It is famous for its remarkable behavior of hunting cooperatively - most raptors are solitary hunters. Salthaven in Mt. Bridges, Ontario does wonderful work saving injured wildlife. Their website is http://www.salthaven.org.

© Sheila Creighton 2010

Mack Bulldog

Mack Bulldog

In 1893, John M. Mack and his brother Agusta F. Mack bought the carriage and wagon company John worked for in Brooklyn, New York. In 1922 the company name changed to Mack Truck and the bulldog became their corporate symbol. By 1932, the bulldog started to 'travel' on the hoods of Mack Trucks.

© Sheila Creighton 2010