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HONOLULU STAK-BULLETIN, SATURDAY, JAX. 4, 1913.
HUDSON OtSElSiH M v i
feOBfl IN MISTRIli TEST
Lieut Theodore Metcalf. a Hr!tfh
army officer, shat: the Au-tra'.iar:
road record from l;r:Late to o
woomba (Australia) iu a l!i:uii car,
itking the distance In S -Lonrr n-1
17 minutes, which Is 1 rour ml J:;
minutes better th.t i any pit-vioi-, p, r
formance. The rv i v.-as cifii ial.
Ing held under l .: i:uii:-.-. ul w
Eriebane AutomoKle Club.
The Hudson factory r;i M ?'. K
Howes, the local ih.'It-on thaier. newh
of the record performance today.
The distance is r.inc.y miles. Th
only preparation that was inade for
the run was the tealins of tue hood
and gasoline tanks. The best previ
ous record for that distance was 4
hours and 30 minutes. Lieut. Met cuff
clipping one hour and thirteen l.iinute:;
off the mark. MIb time was 4S min
"utes faster than Die time occupied
hy the fast Sydney man train be
tween the two towns.
The roads over v. hich the run was
made were very bad. Hut with the
exception of a moment's halt to re
move an obstruction from the road, it
"was a non-stop run. Iu ypots. where
the roads were best, a speed of 50
miles an hour was made.
A climb up the iribuntaln tide, n
distance of four miles, was mafie iu
minutes, the car proving iUelf a mag
nificent Climber. : LkuC Metcalfe. Far
Jried Australian notorift by his per-
fon.Kini e. rut; v -m- made undt r
the auspices of tlie l5ri.slaiie Automo
Liie CluL tid a.s coriseqi:eutly offi
cial.' Forsyth Tliallon. sou of the late
Australia nCorumiKsioner of Railways,
.1 I. Thal'.oii, accompanied Lieut
I;i addition to the bagaue the car
'j:. tried two gpare rims and tires and
Willi gasoline and oil was heavily
Lieut. Metcalfe atter the run stated
that the performance of his Hudson
.Mr. Howes, the local Hudson deal
er, commented upon the event today
by saying: "The performance of the
Mud son in breaking this Australian
record is not tremendously surpris
ing to me for the car is gifted with
;.ower and stamina to reeist the tear
M road conditions that are met by
an automobile in Australia. No
American roads compare with some
of those on that continent.
"The fact that the latest Hudson
cars Mere designed by 48 engineers
v. ho previously had a hand in the con
struction of 200,000 automobiles of 97
well known makes is a voucher for
their power and stamina. The Hud
son being built by engineers from
every automobile building nation
ery naturally has the ability to meet
conditions in all sections of t he
world and there are none that feazft
y TO SI NEW tOZIi ID STEVENS
0Th Lozier "Ught Six" has been In the Stevens-Duryea quite as niueh
tweeting with wonderful' success cvtv j eltort has leen devoted to body design
since the .first one was put on the mar-1 and all that. makes for comfort and
ket a, abort time ago. - The St. Lotjs
agents of the . Loxler, Motoric ar Co.,
Vlred the factory as follows, Immed
iately upon selling their first allotment
. of the LigntSixes:
"The arrival of the Light Six typo
li xury as to the details of the mechan
ism itself; matters of comfort and
chassis . improvement have always
been developed side by side.
It would be presumptuous on the
1-art of any manufacturer to claim that
ttfventy-seventaf" created a world fjhe had achieved mechanical perfec
! complimentary comment.-Can we in ! t:on. But it is highly significant that
ciease our: allotment to 20 and get other makers of motor cars have been
If so will furnish specifications ! compelled by demand of the motoring
l-nllle to adopt one after another, tne
features eliminated by the Steens
Iiuryea. This leadership has existed for near
lv a quarter of a century, and its rec
rtnItion, first the public and raen
fte additional Jobs Immediately. i
: ' " This just goes to f how; how mucii
these cars are thought of on the main
land. Agents simply cannot get enough
t meet the big demand.
;; The ; von Hamm-Young. Co. are
'e.cerly" anticipating . the arrival -of u
ftype ."47" Lozier. demonstrator bilt j prcval upon the Stevens-Duryea of to
a expected to' be here within a short day
' time. now. t ' t ) J The Three-Point Support, the Unit
, The, von -Hamm-Young - Co, are also Power Plant, the Six Cylinder motor
Icokinc forward to the arrival of twwjtt e Multiple Disc dry plate clutch, .the?
of 'the - 191J: SteVent-Duryea .Ctfe fc-iinare and Taper Square joint, and
; rodela. :- These' ears, according to all j ftMmeroua other mechanical advances
iiridrmation received, will be amonfe ihave made the Stevens-Duryea moto,'
the finest motor ; cars bullt; ' ;tX: fine j car the great sucesg it is.
motor- car la a-perfect machine, anil While others have been slowly com
'more besides. It Is a means, of enjoy- ins around to Stevens-Duryea prlnd-
I les, ' the Stevens-Duryea engineers
have been refining! and bringing abodt
that perfect halance between luxurioui
stooothness of aperation Rnd bodily
cemfdrt for the passenger that'ts the
64stftfsu!soins charhctetfstic "Of " the
fnie motor car
lng a luxurious pastime and going
from place to place In perfect comfort.
Therefore mechanical perfection must
l e combined "with provisions for lux
urious comfort to make thg passengers
'orgct.theri"aclllne, fenA thdrotlSily' eri
26y the travel. J- lr .
'4 . i
: -The .time when 'gnUenran sporti
manshlp" . shall. - take t'ue ; place of
purely:; commercial exhibUion ' ia ' ati
: ,.. ; tomobile c6atejts 4a fast, approaching.
i 5 And that -mean s ti,at ,ihj --motorca
; ; 'i - has really estahlishTl&5-lf at hast a$
, v 'i Utility--one of vtho thing niaakiai
. "can no more get along without thai
-:. i "it oonld live tlie modern iifc without
..- j .;the'. telephone. Vie telegraph, the
"limited" express, cr th, ocean grey
'. - . hound. - ' - ;
' It means all tAn tecatfso if shows I
.V that v the - motor-car is no lon?er a
i merely spectacular speed machine o;i
the one hand, nor a "rich man's
- dream" on the other. As the fine horee
': "was half a dozen yenis ago and still
Is today, in his place, the fine motor-
, car is accepted now' as one of the
' most desirable, enjoyable, and valu--P
:':" able hixury-ecssitie8 a man or wo
. , ; . man can possess.
. : 'There haVe been two very pigiilfl-
- . : cant examples oE how "gentleman
: - sportsmanship" is entering the 1110-
tor-car Tield within the lat year.
- : One was at the time of the (Slidden
,. - tour tnrougn me cmn. aiion h year 1
ego, when a team of Mevens-Duryea
cars privately ox-nod ar.I driven by
their owners, i.iade the most remark
able record cf ' nny tt the entrants,
though niost rf Hi; rt'.r cars were
entered by thfir 1 nil !;rs and run by
; factory mech us! i.:i. The other i:
K very recent- v. :'.ui5rs of the road
' " 0 race between s 1 Vk ui and lher.ix.
" ncross the Calilitiii Desert, by D.
" ' C. Campbell v his o.v.-n si-c linder
Stevcns-Dury n, in a fie'ld of twetity
''." Oii, the oterrv bcins dealers and
"s ;. manufacturer' car-. : ujidonbt'vlly,
f . having been "ft.ncd t:p for the test by
! expert engine .wA laechanicp. Mr.
v:; Campbell b"t Th' veceml car by
1 more than two l-w-s.
The reason f r tV incr-asing iop
uTarity of rov.d U-f a "gentleman's
' 'FDorf Is. rotir-'-. that they pive
Between his anxious sessions of
consideration of the possibility of his
empire' being mixed in the Balkan
Turk)shu.waf, Czar4 Nicholas, the "Lit
tle' White Father" of the Russians," is
learning something of mechanics. The
rrcent acquisition' by his war depart
ment of a big Gramm five-ton motor
truck has interested the ruler of the
empire of the north, in the modern
method of transportation. The czar
has always taken a keen interest in
improvements in his fighting force
and is watching closely the demon
strations being made with the new ve
hicle. "Our St. Petersburg representative
informs us that the truck is giving the
Lest of satisfaction," says G. AV. Ben
nett, vice-president of the Gramm Mo
tor Truck Co., of Lima. Ohio. "It has
been put to some rather severe tests,
in hauling supplies for the army
long distances over all kinds of coun
try. I look for the use of hundreds of
trucks by the armies of the -world be
enteeu hours tomake, the drivers en
water was four feet deep in the Has
and floods in Arizona. Though the
countered dust storms in the desert
sayauipa river, the Stevens-Duryea
negotiated the ford successfully a
performance similar to the features
of last year's" (Jlidden-Tour in which
the Stevens-Dpryeas were the only
errs to get - across swollen -rivers
I read it hi (he Star-Bulletin. It
iiiiit be o.
to'ne real H
1 f he e.ttHlities a car
. -. vl.n ivy use reason-
::: t- climb hills and
; ' !hroiigh ir.ad or
; , - iife and easy .eon-
;V r(v.)ditions. In the
"ci it rac. for example.
; i:m i- ju?t tinder sev-
may be overcome
- by a -varm bath
HUTt Hut VUtkn Dyt. f
Mack K ktm, Sc.
-;. " '. - V - .. : f- - , in 1 mil 1 r
lie 4" H U D i si "
Speed: 65 Iuiles per hour
58 Miles per hour
in 30 Seconds
from Standing Start
to that oft asked question: "Wtitiiwill Howard E. Coffin do when he builds a 4 Six?'
The ''54" HUIKSOX is Mr. Coffin's nply to
tin most frequently usketl question heard sinre
the l;iimiii of six-tylinder talk.
The ear is here 110V. Experts who have driv
en the u.4' through mountains, over Umg t tuft's,
in both winter ami summer, ami who haVe ob
served its ideal smoothness aud flexibility, elaini
it to have no sujierior in any automdbile, regard
less of make or cost.
Many owners of the highest priced ears have
remarked after examining and riding in the "."U''
that it is foolish for anyone to pay more lor an
automobile than it sells for, no matter what de
mands thev have or how fastidious thev mav be.
'Hie surprise to all motordom is that Mr. Cof
fin develojuHl the "54" IITDSOX along entirely
' different lines from those he had followed in de
f signing his four-eyliuder cars.
He is too shrewd a dtsigner to attempt such
a depttrtnie unaidetl. Before starting his "Six"
'I he built up'his Hoard of 48 Expert Engineers.
! Then they all worked together for two years
until every man agreed that this was the best
v CAME FROM EVERYWHERE
Gathered from everywhere,- possessing the
. training ami experience acquired in 1)7 factor-
ies, some of them in Europe, these men have
helped to build more than -00,000 automobiles.
ilr. (.'of fin wanted his six-cylinder to be a
;i wonderful car. No knows, as well as anyone
V knows, the limit of anv one man's ability. He
knows there is much in six-cylinder cars that
'v fonr-cyliuiler experience has not taught. So he
j went after the men who had done the. most as
,f six-cylinder designers. ...
m , If HtRE ONE-MAX CARS FALL SHORT
'- "So m&h1 need be told that Howard ,E. Coffin
: leads all iu huilding-four-cylinder cars. No oth
4 er degjaerJui .bjfcff. many successful auto-.
niou'iles,:Jiui:'tliV-iikstery. of cars of the four-
' ' f
cylinder type is no indication that the man is
master of the six.
Manv aMesiguer has learnetl that to his sor
row. SixH'ylinder cars have wrecketl splendid
reputations built up by years of four-cylinder
accomplish men t.
ADDING TWO CYLINDERS WONT MAKE A GOOD SIX
Very few designers hare been able to get in
excess of 30 per cent increased power from their
six-cylinder motors ofjthe same bore, and stroke
as usetl in their "foiir.v Although they have
added SO ier cent to the piston displacement,
have practically tlbubled thfe gasoline and oil
consumption, have increased the weight and have
made the car more costly to operate, many sixes
have failed eutirelV to develop that flexible
smoothness for wliich sixes aTe really built.
Thus is shownMhe shortcomings of the one
man idea of designing Vtien one man domi
nates in the designing of an automobile it ex
presses his ability: and his liujitations. Every
man is over-iievelbiMih in oiway (r another.
Every man is gooclit due thing and not so gotxl
at other things No iiian is perfectly balanced,
and no maeliine designed by any one man can
be more rounded toward perfection than can be
the ability aud experience Of the mau who de
It is completely equipped. Every detail that f
adds to comfort and luxury is include!, but thia s
is not done with the idea of attracting sales or
through skimping in any other direction.
EACH SUPREME AT HIS WORtf
Each expert is supreme in the work at which
he leads. . A badly proportioned car wouhl be
imjKssible under such methods of designing.
Imagine the completeness of a car designed; un
der such conditions.' There are sijeciallsts
among these 48 men, some of whohi kno V noth
ing of motor designing. Ilieir forte is in other
direct ions. They have been gathered ' f roui ev
erywhere. , , U :'
The one-mail car, no matter who built it
even though it were Howard R. Coffin hiiaself--cannot
be its etjual, for no one man can eVer pos
sess the skill and experience these men:J com-"i
blued possess. -,f- -': .
Hut just as trained soldiers under proper
generalship become a fightihg machine of great
er efficiency than dre; those saniej Jiien vithout
direction, so Howard E. Coffin; by his inspira
tion and guidance brought Otit of bis 47 asso
ciates work of which they are incapableunder
other conditions. ' : .;'v'-'":::V-i'-:i--'
All that years of, experience has taught in all
the leading factories in all types, of motor car
construction; is represented by. these 48 men.
This you can recognize when you exaxfiihe the
THIS .NOT A ONE-MAX 0R A OXE-IPEA CAR
Hut with 48 men, all cdnceutrating on one
car, not much is apt to b6overl(x)ked. No one
man dominates. Each irfdlvidual is a specialist
in some branch of the work at which uo one of
his associates is quite his equal.
Consequently the "54" HUDSON is thor
ough! v prbwrtioned. y
It is not merely a "Six" which is.made so Jy ' JJIgv vff
the addition of two cylinders to a good fout-cyl- It gives anVntirel
it experienced in other "ars. ; Nothing short
car, even though you know nothing of aatomo-
bile designings You can sense the distinction,' ;
for it is expressed' in every line in the ease of
the seats,' in the purr of the motor, in its iustaut
and powetf Ul responsiveness, in the suTocftitiess
inder car. n
It has power. Hut its power is not abnormal
in proportion to its other parts. It has leauty.
Hut no detaiLof its mechanical design is over-of CQinfojt th jsaife:tyiyott:fteliniriding ii
of actual - demonstration is j sufficient to convey
an .impression of the smooth,- gliding setsaUon
: V COMFORT. ' .
. - ,
Modern automobile designing is
-tending toward comfort and conven
ience. The time was when people
. were willing to put up with a great
deal of inconvenience in tnefr auto
mobiling.' They realized that a 150
mile drive in a day was fatiguing.
. Unless he' was particularly, robust, the
driver hardly felt like covering a sim-
- ilar distance the next day. His pas
sengers usually were tired and cross
at the end of the day's journey.
But in the 'HUDSON every known
development looking toward easy
riding qualities is incorporated.
The upholstering is 12 inches deep
Turkish type. You sink down into
it and I ounge restful ly in its softness
as you rest in a favorite chair. The
springs are flexible, bodies rigid and
well proportioned. There is roomi
ness in the tonneau and in front.
The regular equipment includes an
L felectrib self-starter which. By the
.-touching or a button and the pressure
' of a pedal starts the motor 100 times
, ' out of 100 trials. It is 100 per cent
Electric lights are operated from a
generator, also a part of the self-
cranking arrangement. They project a
brilliant tight for a much greater dis
. tance than gas, and are controlled
from the driver's seat.
The windshield has a ratn vision
arrangement which permits driving
in a blinding rain with clear vision
, for the driver and with full protection
y to the occupants of the front seat.
The windshield is made integral with
Tne very appearance and feel of
the "54" express its quality. .A gauge
indicates the flow of oil through the
crank case. The oil itself Is not seen.
A hand records that proper lubrica
tion is being given to all parts, and
another gauge indicates the supply of
gasoline. There is a speedometer and
clock. All these are illuminated. The
condition cf the car and its supplies
both day and night are at the imme
diate observation of the driver.
Demountable rims, and big tires
36" x 41 2" minimize all tire cares.
Tire holder, tools and every Item ot
convenience are also included.
GET-AWAY SPEED POWER
From a standing start, the "54"
HUDSON will attain in 30 seconds a
speed of 53 miles an hour. That in
dicates its get-away. What otner car
do you know that will do as well?
On the speedway at Indianapolis, a
stock car, fully equipped, having two
extra tires and hauling four passen
gers, top down and glass windshield
folded, traveled ten miles at the rate
of 62 '2 miles an hour. This is mar.
velous when you consider that only
twelve months ago a $500 prize was
offered to the stock touring car simi
larly equipped that would do one mile
in one minute flying start on that
track. Several well-known cars at
tempted the test but failed to make
good. Well-known racing drivers pro
nounced the "54" HUDSON the fast
est stock touring car built. It was
not planned as a speed car, but as
an ideal automobile for every re
quirement. It will go as slowly as
2',2 miles an hour on high and fire
evenly or all six cylinders. It will
jump to 58 miles an hour within 30
seconds from a standing point. There
is more speed in the "54" HUDSON
than any driver, except an expert,
traveling over a protected and abso
lutely cleared course, should ever de
mand of it.
THE CHASSIS IS SIMPLE.
There are but two grease cups on
the motor. Other lubricating points
throughout the chassis are Just as
Consider the importance of choos
ing a car complete in every detail. In
your selection of an automobile It Is
important that not one item of its de
sign and construction has been over
looked. It is equally apparent that no one
man is so infallible that he is not apt
to make mistakes. The safeguard
against error is in having many ex
perts design the car. What one over
looks or is unable to accomplish, an
associate corrects, or is able to do.
These 48 men. each a specialist
in his lire, have put into the car all
that they have learned elsewhere.
Can you imagine their leaving any
thing undone in a car they combined
And csn you think it possible that
rnyone is likely to soon produce any
.hing that these men have not already
anticipated and that Is not already
cn the "34" HUDSON?
If yoj do not knew the name of
the HUDSON dealer nearest you,
write us. We wul arrange a demon
stration that wiW give ycu a new
mesnlrg of automobile service.
If you are interested in automo
biles it will pay you to have your
name on our mailing list. Send us
Electric Self-Cranking: j Autom,atlc1 Will .turn over motor 30 minutes.
Powerful enough to pull car with Joad. ; Free from complications.
Simple. - Positively effectived - ' ;
Electric Lights.' Brilliant head lights. Side lights. Tail lampv- lllnml
nated dash. Extension .lamp for night work ahout car. All operated
by handy switch on dash. , U
Ignition. Inegral with- electric .cranWng, and electric, lighting equipment.
Gives magneto spark; Known ai Delco Patented' System;' the most
effectively efficient yet produced. . ..V-, 1 ' :
Power. Six cylinders In blocRs of three. Long stroke, f New Jlype, fcIf-
adjusting multiple jet carburetor. High' efficiency gtcat. economy.;
57.8 horsepower, brake test. 54 horsepower, at 1500 revolutions, per
minute. , " , " . '. . - ..' - " ' '
Speedometer and Clock. Illuminated face. Magnetic construction. Jew
eled bearings. Eight-day keyless, clock. ; '". - ' ' V" ,"' ; " -
Windshield. Rain vision and 'ventilating. Not a makeshift. No(.an at-
tachment A part of the body. ; -... r: ;
Upholstering. 12 inches deep.. Highest development bV Witomobllef uphof
storing, Turkish type.. Soft, flexible, resilient Comfortahle posi
tions. Hand-buffed leather. ?f -. fit Ts?
Demountable Rimt. Latest type. Light Easily removed. ' Carry 3(Jxl
, inch Fisk tires heavy car type. Extra, rim.,, .
Top. Genuine mohair. Graceful lines." Well " fitted". Storm curtains. Dust :
envelopes. . ; - ? - -- - 1 'j-, -:
Bodies. Note illustration. Deep, low, wide and comfortable. : You I sit
. in the car not on it. High backs. Graceful Hncv. All finished-according
to beEt coach-painting practices. 21 coa Unvarnished, and
color. . '
Nickel trimmings throughout. v t .' ; .
Gasoline Tank. Gasoline is carried In a tank at rear of car. Simple, ef
fective, with two pound pump pressure. Keeps, constant supply in
carburetor either going np or down hill. Magnetic gasoline gauge
continually indicates gasoline level.
Bearings. All roller bearings, tnorougbly tested. Latest type.
Wheel Base. 127 Inches. - --
Rear Axle. Pressed steel. Full adjustable, full floating. ;.,Large",bearing8.
II cat-treated nickel steel snarts. Easily disassembled, an Item which
indicates the- simplicity and get-at-ableness of the entire car. .
Simplicity. The HUDSON standard of simplicity is maintained. Every
detail is accessible. There is no unnecessary , weight. All oiling
places are convenient. Kvery unit Is so designed that It can be quick
ly and easily disassembled. Think what an advance this is ever even
the previous HUDSON the "33" he "Car with 1000 less parts."
Models and Prices. Five-Passenger Tourinjc. Tonedo, Two rassenger
Rfdster $2t."0. f. o. d. Detroit. Seven-Passenger Touring Car, J150
additional. Limousine, 7-pa3senger. $37oO; Coupe, 3-passenger, 2950.
Extra open bodies furnished with either Limousine or Coupe. Prices
quoted on request.
The Hudson "37" "The four-cylinder Trasterpiece" with the same high
tin!ity of finish and equipment r.s Is used on the "r4" Is $1875 f. o.
b. Detroit. It is furnished in models of ."-;assc;igcr Touring Car, Tor
pedo and 2 passenger Roadster, yee It also.
F. E. Howes, Mgr.