Archive | February, 2009

The Future of HUMMER Warranties

22. February 2009

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With GM’s announcement that HUMMER will no longer be a part of its brand lineup, many current and potential customers are asking the same question: What happens to my HUMMER warranty if GM sells or dissolves the brand? HUMMER’s warranty is a contract between the manufacturer and the owner, and is currently backed by General […]

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Czech Republic HUMMER Club Takes Happenings to New Level

18. February 2009

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Czech Republic HUMMER Club Takes Happenings to New Level

I’ve been to many HUMMER Happenings across the United States – and even though some of these events were impressive, they’ve all been out-done by our European neighbors. While a typical jaunt in the U.S. may involve a weekend trip to Moab, it’s not uncommon for HUMMER events in the Czech Republic to involve 6000 […]

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Keeping HUMMER No Longer an Option for General Motors

17. February 2009

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General Motors submitted their next update to Congress this evening, and although the plan for viability included information about HUMMER, much of it was already known. Even though GM’s actions around HUMMER have been clear for some time, Wednesday was the first time that keeping the HUMMER brand wasn’t even discussed as an option for […]

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General Motors 6:30PM ET Press Conference LIVE on HummerGuy.net

17. February 2009

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This post will stream General Motor’s press conference live from Detroit in about 10 minutes. Initial reports are that HUMMER’s fate may be delayed for another month, and that Saturn will be phased out by 2011. More details to follow – click play to see the countdown.

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China’s Sichuan Auto denies interest in GM’s HUMMER

17. February 2009

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Reuters is retracting an earlier report that China’s Sichuan Auto was in talks with General Motors to purchase the HUMMER Brand. “It’s a complete rumor. We have never had discussions with GM, nor are we interested in HUMMER,” a senior company executive said Wednesday. As GM roles out its plan to Congress today, we expect […]

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China’s Sichuan Auto Bidding on HUMMER Brand

16. February 2009

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Ahead of GM’s viability plan to congress coming tomorrow, more details are emerging about the future of HUMMER. We learned late last week that there were two suitors for the HUMMER brand – a Chinese auto manufacturer, and U.S.-based Platinum Equity. Now, we’re learning the interested manufacturer is Sichuan Auto Industry Group, one of China’s […]

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United States Based Platinum Equity Vying for HUMMER Brand

12. February 2009

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Among the HUMMER community, it’s safe to say that all things being equal, they would prefer ownership of the HUMMER brand to remain in the United States. That outcome may be possible now that Bloomberg is reporting the private equity group interested in HUMMER is U.S. based Platinum Equity. Platinum Equity is run by Michigan […]

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HUMMER Brand Interest from Chinese Company, Private Equity Firm

11. February 2009

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With General Motors’ deadline to submit their viability plan to Congress just days away, we were wondering how long it would take for details of that plan (HUMMER’s fate in particular) to leak out. It appears that time is now, as Bloomberg reported Wednesday that both a Chinese company (Changfeng? Well, maybe not) and a […]

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PickupTrucks.com Pits HUMMER H3T against Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma in Off-Road Test

10. February 2009

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PickupTrucks.com Pits HUMMER H3T against Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma in Off-Road Test

Our friend Mike Levine at PickupTrucks.com has somehow once again convinced three manufacturers to take some brand new trucks and put them through their paces off-road. The premise was to find out if off-road models of popular pickups really do provide an edge when faced with a rocky challenge. Among the competitors were the HUMMER […]

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HUMMER H3 African Adventure Part 5: Final Thoughts

5. February 2009

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HUMMER H3 African Adventure Part 5: Final Thoughts

The first item at hand on our final segment is a big thank you to our interviewee – Chris Collard. Chris had an incredible experience and took the time to share his tales of adventure with us. Thank you, Chris. In this last part, Chris talks about some of the amusing parts of his trip, […]

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Custom Convertible HUMMER H2 Spotted in Dubai

4. February 2009

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Custom Convertible HUMMER H2 Spotted in Dubai

As a playground for the rich, Dubai sees its fair share of expensive whips. Hell, even their fire department has custom HUMMERs. Recently, this convertible custom HUMMER H2 made its way to the equally extravagant Emirates Palace Hotel. The H2 has extended fender flares, faux hood-scoop with lights, custom paint and red interior, and what […]

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