Scottsdale man surprises Dad with childhood car 1953 Hudson Hornet

SCOTTSDALE - Larry Benson grew up in a 1953 Hudson Hornet.

Spending hours and hours on cross-country road trips and sitting behind the wheel for the first times of his life were only a few of Benson's fond Hudson Hornet memories.

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His son, Aaron, decided to schedule an interview with a car-lovers blog that would feature Larry and his passion for the car. 

"Can you picture yourself owning a Hudson?" the interviewer asked him. 

"Oh, yeah," Larry answered. "Absolutely...I can't wait."

What Larry didn't know is that it wouldn't be a real interview at all--it was a setup to a huge surprise sitting behind the garage doors. 

Aaron had searched for the hard-to-find classic car, and finally got his hands on one. Larry had thought that the only way he would ever be able to have a Hudson Hornet of his own would be to call up everyone on the list of car owners and find someone that would be willing to give it up. 

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When the garage doors opened and Larry realized what was inside, an emotional moment between father and son showed the true meaning of the gift. 

"Growing up, he was always such a great dad," Aaron said in the video. "I felt like there was no better way to repay him than to give him something he's been wanting for such a long time." 

 

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