10/7/23 Maryhill concours and Maryhill Hill Climb - '53 Hudson Hornet Sedan

edited November 2023 in HUDSON

- a bit more than one month ago, i decided very last minute to attend the Maryhill concours and car show at the Maryhill Museum, with the family '53 Hudson Hornet Sedan and my 7 year old son - https://www.maryhillmuseum.org/events/car-is-king-weekend-2023-concours-de-maryhill

- if you're not familiar with this incredible location in the high desert along the Columbia River, the very interesting history of the museum, as well as Sam Hill and his modern road development, be sure to check it out - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryhill_Museum_of_Art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Hill

- we were the only Hudson - the car show exceeded my expectations, including the 460 mile round trip from Seattle, in about six hours which is extra great in a 70 year old car!

- i have been out in this area and to the Museum many time - there is a Hill Climb vintage racing held several times per year on the maryhill private road (built by sam hill)

- the first link is a video taken years ago across from the hill climb, coincidently when a bunch of locals went up the loop in rental trucks, and back down on skate boards, inline skates, cycles, soap box derby cars, etc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoZnTWG6WVY 

- as part of the car show, its entrants are welcome to drive the Hill Climb with pace, if desired - i have a bunch of Hill Climb experience, but not here, so i was tenuous at first, especially without guard rails, before i got on the throttle

- my intrepid 7 year old son did a nice job with my iphone as we ascended the Hill Climb in the Hudson which again did great, except for a few minor issues (lots of gas escaped my fuel tank in the turns) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dTBZnqFg0U 

thanks for looking - drive them if you have them!


  • Glowplug
    Glowplug Expert Adviser

    Wonderful video of your climb. Great memories for your son. My Dad took my brother and me to hillclimbs and during one of those to Windham Mountain, I was allowed to ride in an XK140. What a thrill for a 12-year-old!