In the 1950s, the Motor City enjoyed a brief fling with the design houses of Italy. The Italia, Detroit iron in Superleggera clothing, was Hudson’s trans-Atlantic hybrid. Here’s the story.
REVISED AND EXPANDED — originally published Dec. 19, 2012: At the northeast corner of Mack Avenue and Beaufait Street in old Detroit stands an important piece of Motor City history, the Aerocar/Hudson plant. Let’s pay a visit.