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YAK Car Pic of the Day

49 hudson comm brn on the road copy

Being an English major, I’m almost embarrassed to say I’ve never read Jack Kerouac. Taking a page from George Costanza’s book, I did the next best thing the other night and watched the 2012 movie On the Road, based on, of course, the Kerouac book of the same name which was based on, if you didn’t know, Kerouac’s own adventures… on the road. Plenty of sex, drugs, and,  — no, not rock and roll (the action took place from 1947-50) — jazz. Smoky jazz in smoky jazz clubs. And poetry. After all, one of Kerouac’s buddies was Beat poet Alan Ginsberg (he of sex, drugs, and… all that, fame). The car Kerouac’s movie character, Sid Paradise, and his pals cavort around the country in was this 1949 Hudson Commodore sedan. Certainly roomy enough to be a party car, it’s very similar to one of the cars in Driving Miss Daisy. (The photo above is from the website.)

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know