Archive | October, 2008

2009 HUMMER H3T Alpha Receives Popular Mechanics Excellence Award

31. October 2008

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The editorial team at Popular Mechanics tested over 100 vehicles and logged over 100,000 miles in order to name their top ten categorized picks for the 2009 automotive model year. The 2009 HUMMER H3T Alpha took the top prize for “Off-Road Ability” in this year’s Automotive Excellence Awards. “Our Automotive Excellence Awards honor the newest […]

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$875,000 Discovered in HUMMER Limo

31. October 2008

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$875,000 Discovered in HUMMER Limo

Wouldn’t it be nice if you happened to buy a HUMMER limo at an auction for around $85,000 only to find out there’s 10 times that amount in cash hidden in the seats? The owners of one limo weren’t so lucky, since narcotics detectives in Atlanta were tipped off to the $875,000 stashed in the […]

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Team HUMMER Sets Championship Sights at 2008 Baja 1000

30. October 2008

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Team HUMMER Sets Championship Sights at 2008 Baja 1000

In just a few weeks Team HUMMER will compete in the most famous off-road race in the world, the Baja 1000. As the final race in this year’s SCORE International racing season, it will also set the scene for Team HUMMER’s attempt to win the overall season’s points championship in both stock mini and stock […]

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Gas Prices Fall, HUMMER Sales Unaffected

30. October 2008

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Contrary to the inverse relationship that fuel costs and HUMMER sales had earlier in the year, the sudden dramatic drop in gas prices has not produced a dramatic rise in HUMMER sales. This past weekend, we were down in San Antonio and were able to fill up an H2 at 2.09 a gallon – the […]

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First HUMMER H3T Buyer Tracked to Oklahoma

29. October 2008

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First HUMMER H3T Buyer Tracked to Oklahoma

Our friends at PickupTrucks.com recently tracked down the first person in the country to take delivery of the new HUMMER H3T pickup. As it turns out, that person was Kevin Hern who purchased the H3T for his business from a dealership in Oklahoma. The truck is the 8th HUMMER Hern has purchased for marketing his […]

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The HUMMER Club Featured on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report

24. October 2008

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When the Colbert Report contacts the national HUMMER Club about attending an event, you know that every stereotype will be exploited for comedic relief. That’s what happened on last night’s show when Colbert described the HUMMER club as, “a group of HUMMER conservationists out to preserve this great symbol,” in the face of all our […]

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HUMMER to Showcase Three Custom Trucks at 2008 SEMA Show

22. October 2008

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HUMMER to Showcase Three Custom Trucks at 2008 SEMA Show

Unfortunately, this will be the first time in years that we haven’t been able to attend the SEMA show in person. For those of you not familiar, the SEMA show is the automotive after-market’s largest exhibition that takes place in Las Vegas and showcases the latest and greatest in vehicle customization. HUMMER will be showcasing […]

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General Motors Officially Enters ‘Sale Option’ Stage of HUMMER Brand Review

16. October 2008

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On Thursday, General Motors officially entered its next stage of HUMMER’s strategic review process, which is exploring the option of a sale. Over the next few weeks, HUMMER will distribute materials to appropriate parties that are considering purchasing the brand. This part of the process will heavily involve Citibank, the investment bank that is helping […]

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Wild Wild West HUMMER H3 Gets Real Wagon Wheels

16. October 2008

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Wild Wild West HUMMER H3 Gets Real Wagon Wheels

Art can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but in London, artist Matthew Harrison wanted his work to be ‘Like Nothing Else.’ The HUMMER H3 has been equipped with real wooden wagon wheels to “create a sculpture that is a mixture of art, engineering and motoring.” Forget the low-pros, bring on […]

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‘The Truth About Cars’ Continues Bomb-Throwing at HUMMER, Autoblog

16. October 2008

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‘The Truth About Cars’ Continues Bomb-Throwing at HUMMER, Autoblog

Even though Autoblog’s newest head-to-head challenge between a HUMMER H2 and a Toyota Landcruiser described the HUMMER as “the off-roader for idiots,” it was still a relatively unbiased and fair article. Autoblog even got an outside writer and photographer from a major ‘buff book’ that had not been favorable to HUMMERs in the past. The […]

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General Motors names James Taylor as HUMMER CEO

15. October 2008

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General Motors names James Taylor as HUMMER CEO

Late Wednesday, General Motors announced that James Taylor (the now former Cadillac general manager, not the music giant) will join the HUMMER leadership team as CEO. Taylor will move into the newly created position under premium division VP Mark McNabb, and will now be responsible for “the future strategy and current business of HUMMER worldwide,” […]

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