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 A collection of photos taken during 20th Anniversary Rally 

September 1999


 Historical Motor Club Ink


 1924 Essex

Entrant John and Jenny Hinde

                Australian                        Body by Holden                Tyres  4. 40x23

1924 Essex 6 was a pioneer in the Essex brand of automobile, produced by the Hudson Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan. The Essex was considered a small affordably priced car, during its production period and started the trend of enclosed passenger compartments.

     Essex cars were designed for the average family. Featuring sustained durability and moderate pricing, it proved to be an instant hit in the contemporary automobile market. It recorded high sales from all across America and the Hudson Motor Company soon rose to the 3rd spot in the automobile manufacturing chart after Ford and Chevrolet.

     Some of the general and manufacturer specifications of the 1924 Essex 6 include:

Six-cylinder engine producing a moderate 16.5 Horsepower

Electrical Equipments-"American Bosch 940"

Generators-"American Bosch 1043"

Distributors- "T-6200"

Ignition Coils- "American Bosch TC-Ed 4"

Fuel System-"Stewart 25"

Fuel consumption of 14-15 mpg under standard road conditions

Estimated top speed 40 mph

Bore x Stroke - 2-5/8 x 4

Displacement of 129.8" and wheelbase of 110½"

While Henry Ford is credited with inventing the affordable car, it was Essex that made the enclosed car affordable with the introduction of the Essex 6 in 1924. Combining smoothness with durability, the Essex 6 was rightly projected as the symbol of the contemporary American family life and living.

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                                1924 Essex

                          John and Jenny Hinde

As the story goes, The Hudson Motor Company decided to build a car to compete with cheaper cars on the market,  and if you believe that they threw two darts at a map of Britain and came up with Essex, and Dover (Commercial Version) then that is the story.

   The Essex was built between 1918/32   it then became the Terraplane.   Originally the Essex were a four cylinder car and gained a little fame through racing success and in 1923 edit text

                                                                                    Photo Above

The Essex prior to being rescued by John Sitting ungraciously in a disused chook pen,  John describes this as reasonably complete.