Archive | August, 2008

HUMMER Sponsors California Off-Road Trail Cleanup

12. August 2008

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HUMMER Sponsors California Off-Road Trail Cleanup

Over 35 volunteers from Tread Lightly, HUMMER, and local four-wheel-drive clubs teamed with U.S. Forest Service workers for trail maintenance in the Sierra National Forest in California. This is the second trail maintenance event sponsored by the new partnership with Tread Lightly called HUMMER’s Recreation Rescue. “This project is a great opportunity for the Forest […]

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Taxi Production at HUMMER H2 Facility Given Green Light

11. August 2008

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Taxi Production at HUMMER H2 Facility Given Green Light

Earlier today, Vehicle Production Group (VPG) made the announcement they had acquired $160 million from Perseus LLC to produce its Standard Taxi at AM General’s production facility which currently only makes the HUMMER H2. Funding was the last piece of the puzzle for VPG, and production is scheduled to begin in 2010. According to the […]

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Two HUMMER Plants, Two Unique Plans

6. August 2008

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Two HUMMER Plants, Two Unique Plans

GM announced last week it was cutting production at both the HUMMER H2 and H3 plants, and now both are taking action. The HUMMER H2 plant in Mishawaka, Indiana is owned and operated by AM General, the creator of the military HUMVEE and HUMMER brand. Since 1999, the HUMMER brand has been under control of […]

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HUMMER H3T Commercial to Showcase Surfers, Kite Surfing

6. August 2008

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HUMMER H3T Commercial to Showcase Surfers, Kite Surfing

A HUMMER H3T was spotted in Tofino, Canada recently during the filming of a new commercial that features surfing and kite surfing. “We looked at a lot of places before we got here,” said Bill Burns, the location manager for the commercial’s production company. “It’s pretty spectacular.” The filming was done at the Pacific Sands […]

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HUMMER Could Be Sold to Russian Oligarch

4. August 2008

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According to Financial News, General Motors is in talks with one of Russia’s largest automakers, Russian Machines, regarding the sale of its HUMMER brand. Russian Machines is owned by Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s richest individuals. Citibank is also reportedly in talks with Sollers and Avtotor. This wouldn’t be the first time Avtotor and General […]

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Emily Miller to Attempt Female First with Team HUMMER

3. August 2008

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Emily Miller to Attempt Female First with Team HUMMER

Team HUMMER’s newest driver Emily Miller is currently preparing for the Vegas to Reno race, which has been billed as the longest off-road race in the United States. Last year it took Team HUMMER over 13 grueling hours to finish first in their class. On August 22nd, Emily Miller will be attempting to make history […]

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