16 Facts About Doc Hudson


Doctor Hudson Hornet, MD is an animated, anthropomorphic retired race car which appears in the 2006 Pixar film Cars as a medical doctor and a local judge.

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Doc Hudson is voiced by actor Paul Newman in the first and third films and the video game, and Corey Burton in all other media.

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Doc Hudson's license plate read 51HHMD which was a reference to his year and track number, model (Hudson Hornet) and profession (medical doctor).

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Doc Hudson's stickers said "twin H power" which was an optional dealer-installed dual carburetor intake manifold, with twin 1-barrel carburetors and air filters.

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Doc Hudson won three consecutive Piston Cups and he still held the record for most wins in a single season (27, the number of NASCAR Grand National races won by Hudson Hornets in 1952).

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Doc Hudson kept a newspaper article on the career-ending crash as a reminder to never return to the life that had been taken away from him.

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Doc Hudson instead opted for a simple navy blue paint job and the life of a physician in the tiny town of Radiator Springs, the "shining Gemstone" of the Mother Road – U S Route 66.

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Doc Hudson ran Doc's Clinic as a "doctor of Internal combustion".

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Doc Hudson was respected, well-loved, and served not only as the town's physician, but as its judge.

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Doc Hudson originally wanted McQueen out but decided to sentence him to community service by having him fix the road as punishment.

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At the race, the commentators recognized his presence on the cameras and Doc Hudson finally received a long-overdue acknowledgment for his return.

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Just like McQueen, Doc Hudson learned some lessons: friendship, promises, how greed affects others, and that secrets simply can't be hidden forever.

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Doc Hudson was a playable character who could be purchased by 5, 000 points.

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In Cars 2, Doc Hudson died before the events of the film and the Piston Cup was renamed in his honor, with his clinic being converted into a museum that displayed trophies and mementos from his career.

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Doc Hudson Mason died in June 2007 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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Original Doc Hudson Hornet was introduced in 1951 and manufactured until 1954.

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