Archive | December, 2009

Team HUMMER’s Final Countdown to 2010 Dakar

31. December 2009

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Team HUMMER’s Final Countdown to 2010 Dakar

As most around the world are putting the final details together on their New Year’s Eve party, Team HUMMER is about to go through technical inspection with three HUMMERs their fielding in the 2010 Dakar race. Team HUMMER had to move from their original preparation area near the hotel due to a noise ordinance and […]

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Chinese HUMMER Production Possible with SAIC

29. December 2009

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Reports this morning are saying that Tengzhong, the company currently trying to purchase HUMMER from General Motors, may team up with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) to produce HUMMER branded vehicles in China. HUMMER’s CEO noted recently that the company is considering production in China, but primarily for in-country distribution. HUMMER has long term plans […]

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Trophy Truck Champion Baldwin Joins Team HUMMER for Dakar 2010

29. December 2009

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Trophy Truck Champion Baldwin Joins Team HUMMER for Dakar 2010

Team HUMMER and Robby Gordon Motorsports are making a last-minute driver change for the 2010 Dakar race that starts in just a few days, and the new driver is famed trophy truck driver B.J. Baldwin. Baldwin replaces Ronn Bailey in the #351 Vanguard HUMMER H3, one of the three HUMMERs that Gordon’s team is fielding […]

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Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER Ready for 2010 Dakar

27. December 2009

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Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER Ready for 2010 Dakar

The start of the 2010 Dakar Rally in South America is just days away, and Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER are making their final preparations for the grueling race that starts January 1st. The Dakar rally will begin and end in Buenos Aires, with stages in both Argentina and Chile. The race was moved to […]

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Romanian Designer Creates HUMMER Concept

22. December 2009

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Romanian Designer Creates HUMMER Concept

We’re not sure why Romanian designer Andrus Ciprian created his HUMMER concept (since he has no relationship with the brand), but we do think it’s amusing to look at. Ciprian calls the concept vehicle the HUMMER HB, and borrowed many of the design cues from actual HUMMER vehicles and concepts. The concept is rooted with […]

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HUMMER’s Asset Breakdown

21. December 2009

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HUMMER’s Asset Breakdown

As the regulatory approval process continues for General Motors’ sale of the HUMMER brand to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong, some are wondering what company property and assets will be owned by the HUMMER brand once it is independent from General Motors. While we don’t know the details of the definitive agreement between the two companies, we […]

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GM to Shut Down SAAB, HUMMER Becomes Last Brand Liquidation Hopeful

18. December 2009

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GM to Shut Down SAAB, HUMMER Becomes Last Brand Liquidation Hopeful

Reducing the number of total brands offered was one of the key components in General Motors’ restructuring plan announced earlier this year. Pontiac was to be shut down, and Saturn, Saab, and HUMMER were to be sold or shut down. GM announced today that Saab would be shut down, leaving HUMMER as the only brand […]

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Ask Jim Part 5: HUMMER’s Offroad DNA

18. December 2009

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Ask Jim Part 5: HUMMER’s Offroad DNA

In our 5th and final Q&A segment with HUMMER’s CEO Jim Taylor, he addresses the brand’s offroad capabilities, dealer and owner events like HUMMER Happenings, as well as a couple wildcard issues like OnStar and H3T Accessories. Many thanks to Jim, who took the time to answer so many questions for this week-long feature – […]

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Ask Jim Part 4: HUMMER Dealers

17. December 2009

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Ask Jim Part 4: HUMMER Dealers

In 2002, General Motors awarded the HUMMER franchise to a handful of top-tier dealers that had strong reputations for customer service and sales success. As HUMMER becomes independent and grows its international presence, several have questions about their local dealerships, and HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor answered their questions. Check back for our final installment tomorrow, […]

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Pasadena HUMMER Owner Catches Thief in Vehicle

16. December 2009

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If you saw that someone had broken in to your HUMMER, and was still inside rifling through your things – your first thought may be to call the police. Well that wasn’t the first thought of a man in Pasadena last night, who wrestled and detained a man when the intruder was found rifling through […]

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Ask Jim Part 3: New HUMMER Brand Ownership

16. December 2009

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When the HUMMER brand becomes independent from GM, it will also be getting a new parent company in China’s Sichuan Tengzhong . While the new ownership will essentially allow HUMMER to operate as an independent U.S. company making its own decisions, some may still be uneasy about having the parent company overseas. In part three […]

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