Son Surprises Dad with a 1953 Hudson Hornet
Cars and stories go hand in hand for we enthusiasts. Most of us have that car, the one that we can trace our automotive enthusiasm back to. Moreover, for many of us, those vehicles were encountered in one impossible-to-replicate set of circumstances that made the entire experience that much more special.

For Dr. Larry Benson, his car was a 1953 Hudson Hornet. That car set off a lifelong enthusiasm for cars that inspired his son, Aaron, to scrounge through Craigslist and eBay Motors in an attempt to dig up one of the rare sedans.

Well, Aaron was successful, and setup an elaborate plan to deliver the car to his dad. Naturally, it was all caught on video. Take a look.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to figure out why it's so damn dusty in here.


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      CJ_313
      • 4 Months Ago
      I don't know... them being rich makes the video a little less special, seeing as how easily attainable something like that would be for them at any given time. I plan to find a nice '53 Ford Mainline V8 for my grandfather as a Christmas gift this year though, which was his first car that he bought brand new right after he moved to Detroit & started working for GM. It's the car he met my grandmother in, and the one he talks about the most. Luckily they aren't especially expensive & relatively plentiful.
        Brodz
        • 4 Months Ago
        @CJ_313

        Yeah if I was as well of these guys I'd do the same thing.

      Trent
      • 4 Months Ago
      Nice to see that special moment captured. Humanity +1
      Aaron Mayor Benson
      • 4 Months Ago
      Thanks for the nice comments guys! -Aaron
      Teleny411
      • 4 Months Ago
      My dad had a 57 Ford Convertible. He loved that car. Wish he was still around to buy him another-like this film.
      Michael
      • 4 Months Ago
      CJ313 - Really?????? It's a beautiful story about a son giving his father a wonderful gift.....and all you see is money? Dr. Benson - You raised a wonderful son.
      videoinstall
      • 4 Months Ago
      Felicidades! Real nice story. Wish it would happen to me with a 72 Dodge Swinger.
        Teleny411
        • 4 Months Ago
        @videoinstall
        Now those were great cars. If you could avoid rust, they'd run forever.
      Len Simpson
      • 4 Months Ago
      Not as sexy as what he drove to the filming. The body was ahead of it's time, the drivetrain behind
      bootsnchaps60
      • 4 Months Ago
      Back when cars were distinguishable and individual, not anonymous and generic, well ,excpt Lexus and Juke, which are just generically ugly.
      Doug
      • 4 Months Ago
      Nice to see someone realizes that it isn't about having things, that it is about giving back.
      Charles E. Brown
      • 4 Months Ago

      What difference does it make that they may be rich? It was a wonderful gesture on the part of a son who loves and respects his father.