Posted ByAl Baggetta on October 06, 2002 at 21:28:46:
In Reply to: Re: Period Jokes Explained? posted byChris Coen on May 24, 2002 at 05:01:22:
: : One joke involves the word Hudson and the punchline along the line of "because you have to step down to get into it."
: This is a joke about the 1948 "Step-Down" Hudson, a brand of automobile manufactured between 1909 and 1957. It was one of the "Little Five" - the five major independent automobile manufacturers in America.
: It was said of this car that the floor was so low that one had to "step down" to get into it. In addition to this lowered look, the 1948 Step-Down series had high-compression sv in-line engines, unitary construction of chassis and body, rear wheels mounted inside the chassis frame and coil spring independent front suspension.
: : Another is a joke that connects Buick's with holes.
: The Buicks in the early '50s had chrome-lined holes in the body. I do not know if this was for any functional purpose or just for looks.
Here's a better picture of that Hudson.