You drive like you fix roads! Lousy!

Fun Facts

  • Is Lightning McQueen's racing mentor and crew chief
  • Was once one of the most famous race cars in history, the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, having won 3 Piston Cups
  • Is the judge and doctor of Radiator Springs

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Doc Hudson is Radiator Springs' resident judge and doctor. He was once one of the most famous racecars in history; he won three Piston Cups, and still holds the record for most wins in a single season. However, it all changed for Doc when he was involved in a terrible crash during the final lap of the 1954 Piston Cup championship race, which saw him put out for the season. Upon his return, he was received with a complete absence of fanfare and told that he was a has-been who had been passed up for the next rookie in line. He kept a newspaper article on the career-ending crash as a reminder never to return to the life that nearly killed him.


Doc has always been grumpy, ever since he was kicked out of the racing league. Doc has been passing down his knowledge to Lightning, and it can also be noticed that he is very serious and makes sure Lightning has enough off-road practice.


Doc Hudson is based off of the real Hudson Hornet, which is where his name, number, and paint scheme came from.


Doc is painted dark blue, with a chrome grille, the same as the original Hudson Hornet.


Doc's racing number, 51, was a reference to the first year of the Hudson Hornet's movement, 1951.


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