1/25 1952 Marshall Teague's Hudson Hornet Racer
Model: Hornet Racer 'Marshall Teague's'
Skill Level: 3
Requires: Paint and Glue
1 out of 3000 Made
Model King in conjunction with Moebius Models has refined the tooling again and created this limited private production edition of Marshall Teagues's 1952 Fabulous Hudson Hornet Race Car made famous on the beaches of Daytona in the infancy of the now iconic Daytona 500. The first Limited 1952 Tim Flock Hudson Hornet Racers sold out quickly. Only 3000 with this box and decal are being produced. 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 and 1957. 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 Marshall Teague. 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 Marshall Teague "Fabulous" Racing Decals
- Open Steel Wheels
- Racing Exhaust System and Pipes
- Detailed H-145 Engine
- Authentic Step-Down Chassis
- Vintage Racing Parts
- 1952 Interior
Part Number: MOE1205