Story behind the "Hudson Terraplane" building in Deadwood, South Dakota

Jon BJon B Posts: 7,346Administrator

Many of you have seen photos of the famous Deadwood, S.D. Hudson-Terraplane dealership from the 1930's, which is now the home of the local VFW.

But not a lot of people know the history of this dealership, which was started by an enterprising Turkish immigrant named Ahmed Etem.

Here it is:


  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 814Member
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
  • 25truck25truck Posts: 44Member
    Interesting read about
    A hard working immigrant 

  • Nevada HudsonNevada Hudson Posts: 1,225Senior Contributor
    Will have my Hudson there for Cool Deadwood Nights car show in three weeks. Always bring some WTN's to the VFW staff there.
  • hasktavern1hasktavern1 Posts: 61Member
    Nice....where are those dry/mostly rust-free cars sold from that dealership?
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