Archive | November, 2009

HUMMER HX Video Game Debut in DiRT2

30. November 2009

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HUMMER HX Video Game Debut in DiRT2

HUMMER’s are known for their strong performances in off-road races in real life, and now they’re becoming more and more common in off-road video games. We’ve seen H1s, H2s, and H3s in video games before – but the HUMMER HX makes its video game debut in DiRT 2, the newest rally-racing game from Codemasters. First, […]

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Five HUMMER Things to be Thankful For

25. November 2009

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Five HUMMER Things to be Thankful For

Whether you’re a HUMMER owner, enthusiast, or future owner, there’s plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. A year ago, HUMMER fans were smack in the middle of GM’s “Strategic Review” of the brand, which actually provided more questions than answers about HUMMERs future. Just in the last 60 days, things have really been looking […]

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Five Groups More Deserving of Special Treatment than Hybrid Owners

24. November 2009

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Five Groups More Deserving of Special Treatment than Hybrid Owners

If you drive a hybrid, alternative-fuel, or zero-emissions vehicle in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – you’ll soon get the privilege of parking in the most convenient spots in the city’s garages. One of the city’s engineers, Sandy Pumphrey, says he hopes it will make people think twice about bringing vehicles like a HUMMER downtown. But is […]

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Team HUMMER’s Baja 1000 Wins Made Official

23. November 2009

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Team HUMMER’s Baja 1000 Wins Made Official

You know it’s a pretty grueling race when out of a total field of 328 vehicles, only 185 even cross the finish line. Team HUMMER and Rod Hall Racing’s two H3s were not only in the group that made it through all 672 miles of the Baja 1000, their first place finishes have now been […]

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Team HUMMER and Rod Hall Racing Unofficial Winners of Two Baja 1000 Classes

22. November 2009

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Team HUMMER and Rod Hall Racing Unofficial Winners of Two Baja 1000 Classes

Rod Hall Racing and Team HUMMER fielded two HUMMERs in the 2009 Baja 1000, and the unofficial results indicate that both clinched the #1 spot in their respective classes. Chad Hall, driving a near flawless run in the HUMMER H3 Alpha, crossed the finish line at 10:52 AM Saturday remains the unofficial winner of the […]

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GM To Produce HUMMERs Through 2011, Possibly 2012

20. November 2009

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GM To Produce HUMMERs Through 2011, Possibly 2012

Earlier this week was the first time we’ve heard official talk about vehicles as far out as the H5, and how that vehicle along with the H4 based on the HX concept may eventually replace the H2 and H3. However, that doesn’t mean the latter vehicles will be going anywhere anytime soon. Under the terms […]

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Rod Hall and Team HUMMER Return to Baja 1000

18. November 2009

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Rod Hall and Team HUMMER Return to Baja 1000

Following the close of the 2008 Baja racing season, HUMMER was forced to sever its ties to Rod Hall Racing (aka Team HUMMER) while General Motors undertook its “strategic review” of the brand. After GM came to a definitive agreement to sell HUMMER to Tengzhong, the brand announced its renewed commitment to Rod Hall Racing […]

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HUMMER Jump Starts Season of Giving

18. November 2009

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“I’ve been here 25 years and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” said Kent Clark, Director of Grace Center for Hope when he saw a parade of 21 HUMMERs bringing toys, supplies, and thousands of dollars to the center in Pontiac, Michigan. The Grace Center of Hope helps the homeless and provides treatment for […]

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World’s First Crowdsourced Car to Compete with HUMMER?

17. November 2009

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World’s First Crowdsourced Car to Compete with HUMMER?

If I were to describe a vehicle (especially around here) as offering a “premium, authentic off -road experience,” HUMMER may be the first vehicle to mind. However, that’s how Local Motors describes their “Rally Fighter,” which is the world’s first automobile to be designed using crowdsourcing. If you’re new to the term, crowdsourcing refers to […]

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HUMMER Brand to Define Tagline, Increase Advertising, Build H4 and H5

16. November 2009

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HUMMER Brand to Define Tagline, Increase Advertising, Build H4 and H5

HUMMER has some big changes in the near future, and that means it’s CEO Jim Taylor has a very large to-do list. On that list are kick-starting HUMMER sales, spending big on advertising, defining the “Like Nothing Else,” tagline, and increasing HUMMER’s product portfolio to include smaller vehicles like the H4 and H5. “All our […]

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HUMMER Race Trucks at 2009 SEMA Show

15. November 2009

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HUMMER Race Trucks at 2009 SEMA Show

The SEMA show was the first time we got to see Robby Gordon’s Dakar HUMMER H3 in person (and Robby, for that matter). While it more closely resembles an unlimited class race buggy, it still uses several H3 design cues. More closely representative of a stock HUMMER H3 is Rod Hall Racing’s HUMMER H3 Alpha, […]

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