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Live in the past.... it's cheaper.
49 Commodore Eight Convertible
I think one of the main issues regarding the sad, slow demise of the this wonderful Hudson auto museum was the lack of good publicity. Take the brochure you'd see on a rack for the taking at a restaurant or motel (of which I had several copies). It didn't stand out. Just a close-up image of Eldon and Esta Hostetler on the front seat of an early Hudson and at the top it reads, "Hostetler's Hudson Collection," "The most complete collection of Unusual Hudsons in the world." (no mention of the word automobile(s)) anywhere on the front. Perhaps it would have been better to instead have had at least one photo of a a stepdown. That could have helped the brochure stand out better. Also, the signage on the museum building itself didn't stand out either as you drove by. And lastly, I don't recall seeing any billboards advertising the museum along the nearby Indiana Toll Road or at least U.S. 20 leading into the museum's town of Shipshewana.
OK, off my "soap box," Dan
Nevada Hudson said:
So where is the millions of $ going after all these cars are sold?