The 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film “Cars? features a hero, a car named Doc Hudson (voice by Paul Newman), described by Motor Trend magazine as: “A seemingly quiet country doctor (mechanic) with a mysterious past, this 1951 Hudson Hornet is a cornerstone of Radiator Springs . . . Respected and admired by the townsfolk, Doc is a car of few words . . .? The real ’51 Hudson Hornet was built by the Hudson Motor Car Company, founded in 1909 by Roy Dikeman Chapin, a cornerstone of the American automobile industry. Chapin’s story begins in Lansing, MI, where he was born in 1880. His parents were reasonably well off; his father a prominent lawyer. Although not robust physically, surviving several bouts of pneumonia, Chapin was active in sports and involved with the high school science club. But his primary interest was photography.