Westrand Car Show - 1931 Essex Super Six Sport Roadster

Essex

A HUDSON BY ANOTHER NAME

The Hudson Motor Company was an American car manufacturer. Hudson competed  against the “Big 3”. The “Big 3” were Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Hudson did extremely well in the upper end of the market but were not that strong at the cheaper end of the market.

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In order to compete in the “economy” class Hudson formed the Essex Motor Company in 1918. Essex was a wholly owned subsidiary of Hudson.

The Essex range of cars were merely Hudsons stripped of some of their luxury. They used the same engines and chassis and most of the body parts.

In 1922 The Essex amalgamated with Hudson. Hudson and Essex were then built and sold bu the self-same company. The Essex name was used until 1932. Then a new car called the Essex Terraplane was launched. In 1933 the Essex part of the name was dropped and Terraplane became a brand on its own. Essex was then not used again.

In the 11 years that Essex cars were made they helped Hudson to become one of the biggest selling brands in the USA. Essex was 3rd biggest seller behind Ford and Chevrolet in 1929.

Over 1, 100, 000 Essex cars were sold in the period 1918 to 1932.

You don’t need a million cars to enter the Westrand Car Show. But if you have a veteran car, vintage car, a classic car, a street custom or Super LDV or an old car that you have or are restoring please enter.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
1928 Essex Super Six 4 Door – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1929 Essex Super Six Coupe – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1930 Essex Super Six 4 Door – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1931 Essex Super Six  Coupe – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1931 Super Six E 4 Door – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1931 Essex Super Six Sport Roadster – Fredlinger [CC BY-SA 4.0] FEATURED IMAGE