This Hudson Hornet is Being Restored for Disabled Drivers
America’s love affair with cars has been around since the days of the Ford Model T, but it truly burgeoned in the 1950s. That generation of driving is aging, but still wants to enjoy the rides that defined an era. One way of helping ensure they can stay mobile in classic cars is fitting them with hand controls for those that do not have complete mobility. According to ClassicCars.com, Driving Aids Development Corporation is showcasing one very special Hudson Hornet. The company has been creating hand driving controls for disabled people for over three decades. DADC’s owner Lee Perry is bringing a Hudson Hornet to the Antique Automobile Club of America Fall Meet, which starts tomorrow and runs to the 10th in Hershey, PA. RELATED: See more images of a 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible
The Hornet belonged to Perry’s father-in-law, which he purchased using money saved up from working a paper route. Some years back Perry and his father-in-law has embarked on restoring the Hornet to its original condition, but unfortunately his father-in-law suffered a stroke, and the car sat for 10 years.
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Perry took over the restoration on his own, and was preparing to outfit the Hornet with disabled controls so his father-in-law could drive, but he passed before Perry could finish the project. Perry is committed to finishing the project, but is looking for funding to help finish the project. He’s looking for your help to finish the Hudson Hornet, complete with the mobility hand controls.
They are looking to get disabled drivers involved, and you can learn more about it on the site for Hudson Mobility Project.
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