Archive | July, 2009

The HUMMER Club & Drummond Island – We’ll do it live!

28. July 2009

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The HUMMER Club & Drummond Island – We’ll do it live!

One normally thinks of live blogging for press conferences or unveilings, but we’re using the term loosely to mean, “where you’ll find all the posts from this weekend’s HUMMER Club event on Drummond Island that don’t necessitate an entire post.” Check back on this thread often — it will be updated frequently (assuming At&t’s wireless […]

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Rod Hall Racing Readies HUMMER H2 for Australasian Safari

27. July 2009

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Rod Hall Racing Readies HUMMER H2 for Australasian Safari

As the Australasian Safari off-road race quickly approaches, the last crew members from Rod Hall Racing are arriving in Perth, Australia, and are readying the HUMMER H2 SUT race truck for the 2200 mile race. In order to comply with the Confederation of Australian Motorsports safety requirements, driver Josh Hall and his team will need […]

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HUMMER Club Heads to Drummond Island

26. July 2009

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HUMMER Club Heads to Drummond Island

On Friday, HUMMER owners from near and far will descend upon Drummond Island, Michigan for a two-day event put on by The HUMMER Club Inc. The island’s ORV park, Turtle Ridge, has two distinct sections. The “Upper” section is primarily rocky, uneven terrain while the “lower” section designed for trail riding – but according to […]

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Club HUMMER Off-Road Holds First National Event

24. July 2009

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Club HUMMER Off-Road Holds First National Event

Tucked away in the mountain forests of Pennsylvania is Rausch Creek Off-Road Park, and it was the setting of Club HUMMER Off-Road’s inaugural national event. Rausch Creek has 1700 acres of easy, intermediate, and hard trails, and also has free on-site camping. Trails include all types of obstacles including mud, water, hills, and rocky terrain […]

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Tengzhong to Establish Offshore SPE for HUMMER Purchase

22. July 2009

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Tengzhong announced Wednesday that it will establish an off-shore special purpose entity (SPE) to facilitate the purchase of HUMMER. Without getting TOO technical or confusing, an SPE is typically set up by a company to separate the “sponsor” company (in this case Tengzhong) from another venture, thus reducing financial risk to the main company. It […]

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Newsweek: Chinese Fear Failure with HUMMER. Really?

20. July 2009

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Newsweek: Chinese Fear Failure with HUMMER.  Really?

Newsweek is reporting Monday that Chinese officials are merely using their environmental concerns as a public excuse to not support Tengzhong’s bid for the HUMMER brand, while their real fear is international embarrassment if the brand fails. To be clear, there has been no official statement from either of the main Chinese regulatory bodies, the […]

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Storm Chasing HUMMER H3T Catches Twister on Camera

16. July 2009

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Storm Chasing HUMMER H3T Catches Twister on Camera

The HUMMER H3T Storm Chaser is still running strong as part of the Vortex 2 weather study, and last month caught video footage of an EF2 tornado in Wyoming. Enjoy!

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Chinese Regulators Supportive of HUMMER Deal

15. July 2009

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On Tuesday it was reported that two of China’s regulators, the Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC), had opposing opinions regarding Tengzhong’s bid to purchase the HUMMER brand from GM. According to Reuters, a ministry spokesperson played down those reports Wednesday. “The commerce ministry and the National Development and Reform […]

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Chinese Regulators Debate HUMMER Deal

14. July 2009

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Two Chinese regulators are at odds with each other on the approval process for Tengzhong’s approval to purchase HUMMER from General Motors, according to Reuters. One regulator is the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) who seemed initially supportive of the deal saying that the bid was, “normal behavior for a company seeking to take advantage of […]

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GM CEO Says HUMMER Deal “Can Get Done”

10. July 2009

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In a press conference Friday, GM CEO Fritz Henderson responded to questions about the sale of HUMMER to Sichuan Tengzhong. “The purchaser for Hummer is going through the approval processes in China,” Henderson said. “We’re cooperating with them. The purchaser is professional, well-advised and has done a huge amount of work. We’re supporting the process. […]

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GM Emerges from Bankruptcy, HUMMER Assets Held by New GM

10. July 2009

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GM Emerges from Bankruptcy, HUMMER Assets Held by New GM

General Motors emerged from bankruptcy Friday morning, namely by separating itself into two companies. The ‘new GM’ is currently being called Vehicle Acquisition Company, but will later turn into General Motors Company and include four core brands: Cadillac, Buick, Chevy, and GMC. In addition to the core brands, the new GM will also hold the […]

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