A 1949 Hudson Limousine

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This will go Outside Doctor Pickens Museum

I have always loved old cars and my wife and I dreamed of owning an elegant antique car. We have been talking about it for the past 30 years but the right opportunity never came along. My father used to say that if you kept your eye out, had patience, and waited long enough, eventually all your dreams would come true. So it is with the utmost satisfaction that I can report that I have finally acquired a beautiful antique car. I am especially fond of the turquoise paint job and plan to park it outside Doctor Pickens Museum of Turquoise once we open.

The car is a 1940 Hudson Country Club 8, modified street rod and is one of 4 remaining models still known to exist. This is the limousine model. As a Country Club 8 it has a longer wheel base than the standard Hudson. It has the original factory turn signals and the hood opens as it originally did, by tilting back.

There have been only three previous owners of this car. It was purchased by a doctor in Kansas City who brought it to Ponca City. The previous owner has had it since 1996 and he is responsible for the new paint job, the new upholstery and putting a rebuilt Chrylser 318 engine (and air conditioning) in it.

The Hudson has been sub-framed with the front end of a 1976 Chevy Nova and it has an 8.8 Ford rear end. The Hudson has a 727 automatic transmission, Dakota cruise control, and Honda windshield wipers. It has a cassette player in the glove box which I love.

The previous owner drove it on long trips and frequently took it to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. I will be driving it around Ponca City for a while until I am more confident and familiar with all its idiosyncrasies. It drives like a dream.

The only thing I have to do immediately is put new tires on it, have the front wheel bearings repacked, and replace a cracked side window. I am a happy man. This is a beautiful piece of machinery.

About the Author

Hugh and Dr. S. J. Pickens
Dr. Pickens married Hugh Pickens on December 24, 1984 with whom she recently celebrated 32 years of marriage.

Hugh Pickens (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, commissioned microwave communications systems across the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia, and built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center in Australia, Antarctica, Guam, and other locations around the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his wife of 33 years moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows seven acres of lawn, writes about local history, photographs events at the Poncan Theatre, produces the annual Oklahoma Pride series with his wife at Ponca Playhouse, and recently sponsored the first formal dinner in the Marland Mansion in 75 years. Pickens is presently in the process of planning the construction of an Art Museum in Northern Oklahoma. Pickens can be contacted at hughpickens@gmail.com.

Pickens' Publishing

In 1996, Pickens edited and published My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?, the memoirs of Jack Crandall, professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published “Peace Corps Online,” serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing over 2,000 stories to “Slashdot: News for Nerds,” and articles for Wikipedia, and “Ponca City, We Love You”. Pickens has written the following articles available on his wiki at Research and Ideas.



Science and Technology

Business and Investing

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Pickens Museum


Peace Corps Writing


Phillips 66

Conoco and Phillips 66 announced on November 18, 2001 that their boards of directors had unanimously approved a definitive agreement for a "merger of equals". The merged company, ConocoPhillips, became the third-largest integrated U.S. energy company based on market capitalization and oil and gas reserves and production. On November 11, 2011 ConocoPhillips announced that Phillips 66 would be the name of a new independent oil and gasoline refining and marketing firm, created as ConocoPhillips split into two companies. ConocoPhillips kept the current name of the company and concentrated on oil exploration and production side while Phillips 66 included refining, marketing, midstream, and chemical portions of the company. Photo: Hugh Pickens all rights reserved.

For nearly 100 years oil refining has provided the bedrock of Ponca City's local economy and shaped the character of our community. Today the Ponca City Refinery is the best run and most profitable of Phillips 66's fifteen worldwide refineries. The purpose of this collection of reports is to provide a comprehensive overview of Phillips 66's business that documents and explains the company's business strategy and execution of that strategy.

Safety, Environment, Legal


Strategic and Financial

Business Segments

Stock Market


Refining Business Segment

Increasing Profitability in Refining Business Segment

Detailed Look at Ponca City Refinery

Other Phillips Refineries

Other Locations

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Doctor Pickens Museum of Turquoise Jewelry

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