July 26, 2007
by Andy G
July 26, 2007
by Andy G
April 20, 2007
by Andy G
Here’s a new feature we’re going to be starting called the Custom Hummer Spotlight where we feature a different customized Hummer each week. This week, we found a nice looking custom Hummer over at the Car Domain with some great pics. Check the details below on this awesome looking Hummer H2.
Allen’s Hummer H2
This Duramax Diesel 2005 H2 Hummer is the pinnacle of Predator’s design and function. It was built exclusivly for the 2005/06 SEMA show in Las Vegas and has been featured over the last year in over 13 magazines and TV shows throughout the world as well as a number of auto shows.
Check out the pics below and the features of this sweet ride later on down below:
Here’s some of the features of this great looking Hummer H2:
In process of being modified further specifically for the Bullrun
Man, that is one fantastic looking ride that we’d love to take for a test spin for sure. The performance of this beast is nothing short of amazing as well. Kudos to Allen and his Predator Hummer, catch us next week for another custom Hummer Spotlight!
April 12, 2007
by Andy G
Imagine riding along with Team HUMMER during the Baja 500 down in Mexico in their over the top HUMMER race trucks. Well, now you can win your chance to do just that thanks to the guys and gals at IGotShotgun.com. Check out the details below:
Looking for something to do May 31-June 3? Consider joining the igotshotgun crew at the Baja 500. Yup, were going off-roading with Team HUMMER on Mexicos Baja California peninsula, and were looking for someone to ride shotgun with us.
You’ll meet and interview Rod Hall, a living legend in off-road racing and the man with the most Baja wins to date.
You’ll hit the trails for a pre-race taste of what the competitors will face, and you’ll join a chase crew in action during the race itself.
You’ll capture the spirit of Baja by covering events like the tech inspection street party and sharing your experience.
All you’ve got to do is apply to join them over at IGotShotgun.com. Click here to join them and apply for your chance to win this awesome package.
Thanks to HummerGuy for the headsup.
April 11, 2007
by Andy G
I’m sorry, but this is just hilarious. They call it the Green Hummer Project and it’s basically some bicycle tires on a light frame with some plywood panels for sides.
Here’s a quote from the site:
There are no black tinted windows to hide us from view. No air conditioning to further isolate us from the outside. No gas tank to fill and fill and fill. No greenhouse gasses pouring from the exhaust pipe. No frustration, no yelling, no honking, no road rage. No clocks to set, no alarm to annoy, no menus to scroll through. No video game system, DVD player, or GPS system. No “we own the road”, “get out of our way”, “don’t slow us down” mentality.
When we ride the Green Hummer, we become part of our city. We have no illusions of flying through an empty city, devoid of traffic, parking problems, pedestrians, or street life like the drivers in television commercials. We expect people to talk to us. People ask questions, tourists ask for directions, traffic goes slower than we can pedal. We accept and expect little delays, and it’s okay. We don’t look for confrontations; we enjoy ourselves in our vehicle.
And they end it with “Our SUV is for the real world.” … Cmoooon.. I applaud their work and efforts but it is no way a realistic mode of transportation nor is it even thought provoking beyond the point of being silly as it’s so non-feasible.
April 10, 2007
by Andy G
Think you and your Hummer has what it takes to complete a rugged adventure challenge? Then you might be interested in the upcoming Adventure Challenge being held in Missouri brought to you by Lynch Hummer. From the website:
Lynch Hummer and Adventure Accessories are pleased to present the first Lynch Hummer Adventure Challenge. The Adventure Challenge will be open to all Hummer owners, and all H1, H2, H3 and Humvee owners are invited to participate. This two day competitive event will start off along the banks of the mighty Missouri River in Chesterfield Missouri and will then snake its way into the scenic Ozarks on the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest for the exciting conclusion. Along the way, drivers and their navigators will encounter Navigation, TSD, Sporting Clays, Canoeing, Winching, and Hummer Skill Challenges. Not only will the winner receive exciting prizes for their achievement, but the bragging rights that go along with being the Adventure Challenge Champion!
Thanks as always to HummerGuy.net for the headsup on this event!
April 9, 2007
by Andy G
Sewell Hummer of Dallas keeps cranking out these great looking custom Hummers and I’m going to keep on posting about them. I’d like to stop on by the dealership some day and get some pics, possibly even some video footage to post of these customized rides first hand. In the meantime, thanks to the HummerGuy, we can take a look at one of their latest creations which looks incredibly stylish. I’ve got to admit with the HummerGuy quote below, the truck does seem to say “Bling!”:
The newest custom to come out of the Sewell Hummer of Dallas store is a black and silver two-tone H3. In addition to the paint, the truck also features Hummerâ€™s custom 18inch wheel, and their new chrome hood insert which is less than half the cost of the full chrome billet replacement. This is a good Hummer for someone looking for a custom thatâ€™s â€˜like nothing elseâ€™, and still maintains a lower, more reasonable level of â€˜bling!
Get on over to HummerGuy.net to see his post and check his site for more custom Hummers, news, and info.
April 9, 2007
by Andy G
Here’s a newsbit over at TMCNet.com going over the Hummer H3 being made available to South Africa. Check the quote below and visit the link for the full story:
The Hummer brand is new to the South African market and is a trendy must-have to many people, Smith says. The vehicle, which is ideal for off-road and outdoor enthusiasts, has stirred interest in people from all walks of life and the orders were received from a varied range of customers.” Pricing details are not yet available, but industry analysts say the monster SUV could sell for about R500000. The company says prices will be announced in a week’s time.
Last year General Motors SA started production of the left-hand-drive Hummer H3, and to date has exported vehicles to the Middle East and Europe. Smith said production of both left-hand and right-hand-drive will run on the same line. A total of 10000 Hummers will be produced a year, with three months’ production supply committed to South African customers (about 2500).
The H3 will be available as a 3,7l, 20-valve, five-cylinder vehicle. A diesel derivative will follow later in the year.
April 8, 2007
by Andy G
Here’s a press release covering a ton of information for the 2008 Hummer H2 and it’s additions and modifications from previous models:
· All-new interior features refined, premium appointments, all-new instrument panel and all-new, more comfortable seats with a full third row
· New standard safety features include new electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, panic brake assist and roof rail head curtain side air bags with rollover sensing system
· All-new 6.2L V-8 and six-speed automatic combination delivers more power and efficiency
· Towing capacity increased to 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg)
NEW YORK â€“ HUMMER announced the 2008 H2, with a completely redesigned, more refined interior that combines luxury with HUMMERâ€™s legendary ruggedness; enhanced safety features and a more powerful engine that is coupled with a new, six-speed automatic transmission. The new powertrain combination improves efficiency when compared with previous models.
â€œThe 2008 HUMMER H2 represents a major step in the evolution of this iconic vehicle,â€� said Martin Walsh, HUMMER general manager. â€œFrom performance to comfort to safety and overall refinement, the new H2 lineup delivers more of what customers expect from HUMMER; they will be especially impressed with the new, more refined interior.â€�
HUMMER revealed the 2008 H2 at the New York Auto Show. The powertrain, interior and exterior changes also are included on the H2 SUT. The â€™08 H2 and H2 SUT go on sale later this year.
The new powertrain combination consists of a 6.2L all-aluminum small-block V-8 engine, rated at 393 horsepower (293 kW)* â€“ an increase of about 20 percent over the previous engine â€“ and a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. Performance-optimizing engine technologies, such as variable valve timing, and the six-speedâ€™s wide gear ratios, including a â€œtallâ€� overdrive gear, enable the improved performance and efficiency over previous models.
â€œThis is one of those rare instances where enhanced performance is matched with improved efficiency,â€� said Walsh. â€œMore power in the H2 helps make highway maneuvers, such as entering from a freeway on-ramp, feel effortless while simultaneously bolstering towing capability.â€�
All-new, luxury-appointed interior
“While drivers will feel the â€™08 H2â€™s improved performance on the road, theyâ€™ll appreciate it more while experiencing it in the all-new interior. It features a completely redesigned instrument panel, new seats â€“ including a full third-row seat for two passengersâ€“ new door trim panels, new controls, new rear-seat heating/air conditioning system, new rear-seat overhead DVD entertainment system and a new family of premium radios.”
“The new interior delivers a refined, premium feel while maintaining HUMMERâ€™s trademark ruggedness, said Dennis Burke, interior designer. â€œEverything from the flushness of the controls to the feel of the materials exudes craftsmanship in the H2â€™s new interior, while the fine details, like leather seat piping, create a consistent, premium interior design style across the entire HUMMER family.”
Seats in the H2 have a new, chiseled appearance and offer improved comfort. In fact, HUMMER engineers focused on every detail to improve interior comfort. For example, the front seat safety belts are now mounted to the vehicleâ€™s B-pillars rather than to the seats themselves. This change enabled engineers uncompromised comfort tuning for the seats. Front seat safety belt pretensioners are new, too, and are standard.
Complementing the new seats are new door trim panels and an all-new instrument panel and six-gauge instrument cluster that features a more refined appearance and better tolerances. In fact, the new interior is designed with interior gap tolerances of one millimeter or less. Soft-touch materials and new, more tactile controls enhance the feeling of craftsmanship. A new center stack houses the climate controls and a new family of GM radios â€“ including a standard premium Bose audio system and an available surround sound system. The instrument panel also features new vents that enhance heating or cooling comfort throughout the vehicle â€“ particularly for the second- and third-row seats.
Numerous available comfort and convenience features are either new or carried over into the â€™08 H2, such as a new rear-seat overhead DVD entertainment system, a navigation system, a rear-view camera system and heated windshield washer fluid. OnStar and XM Satellite Radio are standard.
The â€™08 H2 also offers a remote starting system that enables the vehicleâ€™s interior to be heated or cooled prior to driving.
The heart of the â€™08 H2 is a new, 6.2L V-8 engine that uses variable valve timing technology to maximize performance and fuel efficiency. It is rated at 393 horsepower (293 kW)* and 415 lb.-ft. of torque (574 Nm)*. The engine also features lightweight materials, including an aluminum cylinder block, which helps reduce the vehicleâ€™s overall mass.
The 6.2L V-8â€™s technologically advanced features also help it meet new federal emissions standards a year before mandatory implementation.
A new six-speed Hydra-Matic 6L80 RWD electronically controlled automatic transmission backs the 6.2L engine. The six-speed automatic has a wide, 6.04:1 overall ratio â€“ including two overdrive gears â€“ that helps deliver an excellent balance of performance and fuel economy. Also, the 6L80 has a â€œtap up/tap downâ€� capability that allows the driver to manually select upshifts and downshifts with a button on the column shifter.
The new powertrain combination helps the 2008 H2 and H2 SUT deliver an additional 1,500 pounds (680 kg) in towing capacity â€“ an increase from 6,500 pounds (2,948 kg) to 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg). A host of additional powertrain revisions also contributes to the H2â€™s improved performance and efficiency, including:
· Larger-capacity cooling system complements larger, more powerful engine
· Electric engine cooling fans reduce â€œdragâ€� on engine, enabling more horsepower
· Regulated voltage control maximizes fuel economy by charging electrical components only when necessary
· New LAN electrical architecture is more efficient and uses less electrical energy
· Standard 3.73 rear axle ratio
Off-road acumen also was enhanced with the new powertrain system. The 6L80 transmissionâ€™s tap up/tap down feature provides more control on grades and it offers automatic grade braking. It also improves the off-road crawl ratio to approximately 39:1 â€“ an improvement of about 20 percent.
The transfer case is improved in the â€™08 H2; it is stronger with improved performance. A new traction control system also is standard, which helps ensure sure-footed traction in most driving conditions.
Driving performance off the road or on is enhanced by a revised steering gear that has a quicker ratio and improved on-center returnability. The driving experience also is quieter and more refined, thanks to new, tuned air intake and exhaust systems.
Complementing the H2 lineupâ€™s performance and comfort changes are enhancements to the safety system. They include several new standard features:
· Roof rail head curtain side air bags for first-, second- and third-row passengers with rollover sensing system
· Safety belt pretensioners (first-row seats)
· Electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology
· New traction control system
· Tire pressure monitoring system
Also new is a panic brake assist feature â€“ the first application for a full-size GM truck or SUV â€“ which detects emergency braking situations and maintains maximum brake pressure to help stop the vehicle more quickly and with more control. It is a standard feature on all H2 models. Also, the standard OnStar system now offers the optional Turn-By-Turn navigation system. Additional optional features that contribute to a safer driving experience include HUMMERâ€™s Rear Vision System â€“ a rearview camera system â€“ and a navigation system.
All 2008 H2 models are distinguished from previous models with functional changes that maintain HUMMERâ€™s instantly recognizable design identify. The iconic, seven-slot grille features larger openings and the lower grille also is enlarged, accommodating the cooling needs of the more powerful 6.2L V-8 engines. The lower bumpers on â€™08 models are painted silver (previous models had black lower bumpers).
The soul of a HUMMER
While the â€˜08 H2 is offered with a new powertrain and interior, its foundation remains the same: a fully welded ladder-type frame that features a modular, three-piece design incorporating a number of hydroformed components. This design delivers outstanding strength, stiffness and dimensional accuracy.
The H2 has short overhangs for radical approach and departure angles, and exceptional ground clearance for minimal impact on trails. Standard 17-inch wheels, heavy-duty independent front suspension and a five-link rear suspension provide superior handling, carrying and towing capability. The solid rear axle ensures durable sure-footedness, particularly in tight, off-road situations. Also standard is underbody protection and rocker protection. These elements help the H2 deliver on HUMMERâ€™s mantra of capability, including traveling through streams 24 inches (508 mm) deep, climbing 16-inch (406-mm) steps and rocks and paddling through deep sand or snow.
A new, four-channel anti-lock braking/traction control system (ABS/TCS) provides optimum control on slippery surfaces. In addition, the ABS can detect and adjust its braking capabilities to rough off-road surfaces like gravel and potholes. The TCS also includes the ability to gain traction through a single wheel, if necessary, and more wheel slip in a second traction control mode for sand and desert racing conditions.
A self-leveling rear air spring suspension system is available for extreme off-road and towing requirements.
H2 SUT maximum utility and fun
Like the H2, the H2 SUT carries passengers and cargo, but does so with a twist: an open cargo bed enables convenient storage of larger items. When cargo requires more space, a 4-foot by 6-foot (122-cm by 244-cm) pickup bed can be created by powering the rear window into the Midgate, then folding forward the Midgate and rear seat. With four passengers on board, the bulkhead at the rear of the SUTâ€™s passenger compartment remains upright, still providing ample cargo-carrying capacity.
Practicality aside, the H2 SUT also offers an open, invigorating driving experience. At the push of a single button, the driver can lower all four side windows and the rear window. Using a separate switch, the standard sunroof can also be opened, giving SUT a truly open-air feeling.
April 7, 2007
by Andy G
The HummerGuy has posted a their latest custom Hummer H3 offering up, this time featuring a nice looking all black look. Check out the pics and the quote below, then check out his page right here for more info and Hummer news.
For those of you in the anti-bling crew, the newest custom Hummer to come out of Dallas may be for you. The only chrome to be found on the Hummer H3 Black-Out is on the factory door emblems â€“ everything else is black. The black brush guard, side steps, roof rails, off-road lamps, mini grille lights, and black color matched grille are all General Motors products â€“ and aftermarket parts include the extended fender flares with mud flaps included, black simulated bead-lock wheels, and black tail lamp guards.
February 25, 2007
by Andy G
We haven’t heard any official word or anything so let’s consider this a big rumor, but a juicy one if true! TruckTrend.com has an article up talking about the Hummer H1 and in it they have a line talking about the Hummer H1 possibly making a comeback in 2010. In what shape or form is not discussed nor exactly what their source is, but I know a few Hummer fans that would be interested in seeing this occur. We’ll wait and see if more news comes out of this rumor in the future.