|1952 Tim Flock #91 Blackburn Auto Service - Hudson Hornet
1952 Tim Flock Hudson Hornet Racer (1 of 3000)
The perfect complement to the recently released Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet, Model King in
conjunction with Moebius Models has refined the tooling and created this limited private production
edition of Tim Flock's 1952 Hudson Hornet Race Car made famous on the beaches of Daytona in
the infancy of the now iconic Daytona 500.
The Hudson Hornet is an automobile that was produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of
Detroit, Michigan between 1951 and 1954. The Hornet was also built by American Motors
Corporation (AMC) in Kenosha, Wisconsin and marketed under the Hudson brand between 1955
The Hornet, introduced for the 1951 model year, was based on Hudson's "step-down" design that
was first seen in the 1948 model year on the Commodore. The design merged body and frame into
a single structure, with the floor pan recessed between the car's frame rails instead of sitting on top
of the frame. Thus one "stepped down" into a Hudson. The step-down chassis's "lower center of
gravity...was both functional and stylish. The car not only handled well, but treated its six
passengers to a sumptuous ride. The low-slung look also had a sleekness about it that was
accentuated by the nearly enclosed rear wheels.
In 1952 the "Twin H-Power" version was introduced with dual single-barrel carburetors atop a
dual-intake manifold, and power rose to170 hp (127 kW). The hood featured a functional scoop that
ducts cold air to the carburetors and was considered "ventilation" in 1954, rather than ram air.
The engine could be tuned to produce 210 hp (157 kW) when equipped with the "7-X" modifications
that Hudson introduced later. During 1952 and 1953 the Hornet received minor cosmetic
enhancements, and still closely resembled the Commodore of 1948.
This kit accurately represents the 1952 racing version driven by Tim Flock. The Hornet proved
near-invincible in stock-car racing. Despite its racing successes...sales began to languish.
This all new fully detailed kit by Moebius models features authentic chassis and engine, interior,
and accurately scaled body panels. Additional features for this racing version are listed below.
Authentic Racing Decals
Open Steel Wheels
Racing Exhaust System and Pipes
Detailed H-145 Engine
Authentic Step-Down Chassis
Vintage Racing Parts
Was unsponsored in 30 of 33 races:
Sponsored by Blackburn Auto Service in 2 races.
Sponsored by OK Motors in 1 race.
I'll be using the following kit to build this car.
Here is a link to a build up of this kit from a fellow modeler.