The Hudson Hornet's "step-down" design gave it a lower center of gravity and made it very competitive in the early days of NASCAR.
The Hudson Hornet was the fastest American car of its day
The year is 1951 and you're driving a Cadillac Series 62. You're ripping down an empty road but you see something in your rear view mirror...it's gaining on you. Soon it catches up and blows your doors off. It's a Hudson Hornet, and it's the fastest American car in production that year. That bit of...Jeff Glucker