Archive | December, 2008

GM Cancels HUMMER Sponsorship of Rod Hall Racing

31. December 2008

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It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the latest news from General Motors and HUMMER. On January 1st, General Motors will officially end their sponsorship of Rod Hall Racing and Team HUMMER. The move isn’t completely unexpected, since GM announced in July that motorsports budgets across the board would be slashed, along […]

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HUMMER H3 Makes Singapore Debut

29. December 2008

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HUMMER enthusiasts in Singapore will soon be able to purchase their dream vehicles. After a lengthy approval process, the Land Transport Company in Singapore has signed off on the smaller HUMMER H3 model. Some locals are eager to get their hands on the H3 for the off-road capability, and many are just looking for something […]

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GM To Make HUMMER Announcement in Q1 of 09

19. December 2008

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In a press conference Friday, General Motors’ COO Fritz Henderson announced that more information on the HUMMER brand would be coming sometime in the first quarter of 2009. Henderson said that talks continue with “interested parties,” and that early next year GM will know “if there is a deal here or if we need to […]

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AM General Denies Interest in HUMMER Brand

17. December 2008

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Earlier this week it was reported that AM General and China based Changfeng were considering a joint venture to purchase the HUMMER brand from General Motors. Yesterday, a spokesperson for AM General told a local news station the report was false, and that no agreement had been reached and talks were not ongoing. We believe […]

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Dukes of Hazard Inspires HUMMER H3T, Nissan GTR Contest

15. December 2008

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Dukes of Hazard Inspires HUMMER H3T, Nissan GTR Contest

At first glance, a comparison between the new 2009 HUMMER H3T and Nissan’s new super-fast GT-R may seem a bit odd, but that didn’t stop the team at Automobile Magazine from putting the two head-to-head. The challenge was to get from point A to point B, with the GT-R taking the longer, smoother, paved route […]

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Changfeng, AM General Pursuing HUMMER Bid

15. December 2008

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Even though there were reports that their interest faltered after touring HUMMER’s facilities in the United States, China-based auto manufacturer Changfeng may still be interested in acquiring the brand in a joint venture with AM General, a report says. “We never quit talks on acquiring the brand,” said the general manager of Changfeng according to […]

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California Company Turns HUMMER H2s, H3s into Convertibles

14. December 2008

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California Company Turns HUMMER H2s, H3s into Convertibles

Although HUMMER has toyed with canvas roofs in the past and the HX is borderline convertible, a true convertible hasn’t been available since the demise of the HUMMER H1 and its soft-top model. HUMMER is in the company of many auto manufacturers who never intended their products to be convertibles, but Newport Convertibles in California […]

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Southern California HUMMERs make Special Delivery

10. December 2008

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Southern California HUMMERs make Special Delivery

For the last four years, a group of HUMMER owners have converged on Southern California to help contribute to the Toys for Tots drive. This year, a caravan of around 75 HUMMERs will be delivering toys to Camp Pendleton, where U.S. Marines and their families will receive hundreds of toys. Last year the HUMMER group […]

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2009 HUMMER H3T Named Four Wheeler Magazine’s Pickup of the Year

9. December 2008

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2009 HUMMER H3T Named Four Wheeler Magazine’s Pickup of the Year

Four Wheeler Magazine has named their top choices for 2009, and the all new HUMMER H3T is topping the pickup truck list. The 2009 H3T was up against the Dodge Ram, the Ford F-150, and the Suzuki Equator. In order to qualify for the award, the model had to be completely new or substantially changed […]

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Laid Off HUMMER H2 Plant Workers Return to Work

9. December 2008

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Laid Off HUMMER H2 Plant Workers Return to Work

Some AM General workers who found themselves out of work earlier this year are back on the job this week. The HUMMER H2 plant employees wont find themselves back in their old jobs, but rather at AM General’s military HUMVEE plant. 80 employees lost their job in August, and thanks to increased demand for HUMVEES, […]

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Team HUMMER Sweeps Production Classes at Fabtech Desert Classic, Wins Three 2008 BITD Championships

8. December 2008

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Team HUMMER had a lot riding on the 2008 Fabtech Desert Classic in Henderson, Nevada this weekend. The three Halls (Rod, Chad, and Josh Hall) that make up the Team HUMMER family were all poised to win the Best In the Desert points championships in their class, and with three class wins, they’ve done just […]

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