Archive | October, 2006

Hummer H3 Finishes First in Class in “Showdown in the Desert”

23. October 2006

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The Showdown in the Desert is normally a grueling 89 one-mile laps in the Las Vegas desert, but torrential downpours forced race officials to adopt a “Grand Prix” style finish whereby every classes’ last lap would occur once the first overall finisher crossed the finish line. It forced all the teams to race each lap […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Approves of Hummer H3

21. October 2006

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I’m not sure why Don Hammonds of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reviewed a 2006 Hummer H3 when the 2007s made their debut 3 months ago — but hey, good press is good press — even if it is a little out-dated! From the article: “By the way, don’t expect anything but the best road manners […]

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GM to Showcase E85 Hummer H3 and Canvas-Top Hummer H3 at SEMA Show

20. October 2006

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GM always brings an impressive lineup of vehicles to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas — and 2006 is no different. This year they’ll be bringing two never before seen options on a Hummer H3: E85 Ethanol Capability, and a canvas top Hummer H3. The E85 H3 could be an interesting look into what GM […]

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First Digital Camouflage Humvee

18. October 2006

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Humvees are made to blend into the environment they’ll be working in. I remember in the early 90’s seeing the stock-piled Humvees at the plant go from feilds of green camo to a uniform desert sand color. (Real desert sand, not GM’s H2 color ‘desert sand’ – which was greenish?) Now the military is going […]

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Proceeds of ‘Overhauled’ CNN Hummer Auction Going to Greater Good

17. October 2006

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CNN recently announced its plans to put their recently restored Hummer on the auction block — and give the proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation — a group that builds homes for families of hospitalized military personnel. The vehicle restoration was documented and filmed by the TLC program Overhaulin‘ and plans to air mid-November (see […]

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Hummer Production Begins in South Africa

10. October 2006

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GM has invested in building a manufacturing plant for Hummers in South Africa for Export to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia — the plant is now ready to start production. GM had been concentrating on building the Hummer brand in North America, but will now try to tap into the world market. Last year […]

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CNN’s Hummer to get ‘Overhauled’ on The Learning Channel

10. October 2006

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To travel the rough terrain in the Middle East, CNN has two Hummers that transport cameramen and correspondents to war-torn areas. The vehicles were purchased in Kuwait a few years back, and now after several tours of duty, one of the Hummers has been selected to be renovated on TLC’s hit show Overhaulin’. The show […]

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Military Calling for Lighter, Stronger Humvee

9. October 2006

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Unfortunately, the Humvee is not light and could be stronger when faced with road-side bombs and RPGs. Thus, the military is looking for the next mode of transportation where these situations are common. The Pentagon is calling for a Humvee that is, “30-40% lighter, more fuel efficient and with better armor to protect our troops.” […]

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Hummer H2 Goes Off-Road and On-Police-Car

6. October 2006

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This story is a little old, but an interesting read. A 15-year-old girl runs away and takes a local Hummer as her get-away car. The police find it using OnStar’s tracking device — “When an officer parked his cruiser behind the Hummer…he saw two teenage girls inside. They put the car in reverse, and sped […]

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Rumors of Layoffs at Mishawaka Hummer H2 Plant

5. October 2006

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“The Plant has to determine what the staffing will be, but typically the down time would result in layoffs,” says Tom Wickham, the Manager of Manufacturing Communication for GM. He’s talking about the ‘down-weeks’ that will take place in a couple weeks that will, “bring the production of the H2 in line with the demand […]

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GM Spyshots – Hummer H3T Coming Soon?

4. October 2006

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Just days after Bob Lutz announced in Paris that Hummer needs to expand its lineup to include more models, KGP Photography has released some new shots it snapped of what appears to be the much-talked about H3T — a four door pickup style Hummer, based on the H3. The front is obviously an H3, and […]

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