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February 25, 2007
by Andy G
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No More Yellow, Maroon Hummer H2′s

HummerGuy.net has a rather interesting blurb up talking about the discontinuation of the maroon and yellow Hummer H2′s. According to the article, the maroon Hummer being dropped isn’t quite a big deal as it wasn’t very popular, but the yellow model has become a staple of sorts, being used in all kinds of ads and articles. Apparently, the production of these colors will end in a few months. The production of yellow H3′s was also halted back in mid-January.

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I’ve seen quite a few yellow Hummers and it’s sort of strange they would be discontinuing the color but if anyone knows, it’s the Hummer Guy so we’re trusting him here.

February 7, 2007
by Andy G
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In Dallas/Ft Worth and Need an Armored Hummer?

If you’re ever in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and need to rent an armored Hummer, Ron Sturgeon from DFW Elite Auto Rentals has you covered. Check the press release below for information on the armored Hummer H2 they’ve added to their lineup.

DALLAS, TX, February 16, 2007 – DFW Elite Auto Rental.com has tackled one of the biggest concerns facing all Americans today – personal safety. Owner Ron Sturgeon announced that he has added a custom-built, lightly armored 2006 Hummer H2 to his existing fleet of luxury and exotic cars, trucks and SUVs.

“Personal safety has become one of the main issues people are concerned with today,” Sturgeon says. “It used to be that armored cars were only used for military purposes or for transporting valuables. But today, people are relying on them more and more for basic transportation.”

The lightly armored Hummer H2 looks like a typical H2, but is equipped with Level 2 protection, as classified by the U.S. military. That means its bulletproof glass, which protects all of the Hummer’s windows, can withstand gunshots from weapons up to a .30 caliber carbine. It also is impenetrable by such instruments as hammers, bats and hatchets. Ballistic steel plates beneath the Hummer’s skin protect its front, sides and roof.

Additionally, the vehicle’s undercoating is designed to repel the shock effects of any kind of explosive charge, including land mines and grenades. The steel reinforced Run-Flat tires won’t deflate, even when punctured by an object such as a nail, spike or bullet.

“This is the ultimate in personal protection,” says Sturgeon. “More and more people are looking at safety considerations such as bulletproof protection, and we knew that it was something we wanted to make available to our clients.”

Since 2001, the armored car market has seen a dramatic increase, with some of the most popular choices for armoring being the Hummer H2, the Ford Crown Victoria and the Chevrolet Suburban. The ultra-secure cars are popular with celebrities, athletes, politicians and CEOs, although the market now is growing to include a broader cross-section of drivers.

“This is a fast-growing market, but it is generally something that isn’t widely talked about,” says Fort Worth-based Certified Protection Professional David W. McCoy. “People who are driving armored or protected vehicles are trying to stay under the radar. To be able to drive around unnoticed in a completely safe vehicle is a huge security measure.”

He said that the change in society’s perception has changed since the terrorist attacks of 2001, and people are more willing to take the necessary precautions to avoid perceived threats and dangers.

“Historically, this type of vehicle was reserved for the very upper echelon of society. But all that has changed now.”

Sturgeon says that changing perception motivated the company to add the armored vehicle to the DFW Elite Auto Rental.com fleet.

“Safety is no longer something that people take for granted,” he adds. “When someone is in this Hummer H2, they know they’re completely safe. And, since it looks like any other H2 out there, it’s also discreet – which is always the best safety precaution money can buy.”

DFW Elite Auto Rental.com is headquartered at 5940 Eden in Fort Worth, and serves Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, as well as the DFW Metroplex with over 50 exotic and luxury cars, trucks and SUV’s. For more information and to see a complete inventory of available vehicles, visit www.dfweliteautorental.com, or call 817-838-RENT.

February 6, 2007
by Andy G
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Lowering a 2003 Hummer H2

Truckin’ online has a very cool article up showing how you can install a lowering kit on a 2003 Hummer H2 complete with pictures showing the look you can expect. They use Air Ride Technologies and No Limit Engineering components in this project to achieve their goal and have five pages worth of how-to included in the article. A cool read for those looking to go for a dropped look with the Hummer H2.

January 30, 2007
by Andy G
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Get Out the Way! Military Hummer Coming Through!

In Iraq, our soldiers face many challenges and situations that could present themselves as dangerous opportunities for terrorists to attack them. When driving through the streets Iraq in a military Hummer, they simply cannot stop and be sitting ducks. Watch this video showing the dash cam view of one such Hummer making it’s way through a packed Iraqi street, having to bump oblivious cars out of it’s way along it’s route:

January 19, 2007
by Andy G
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CNN’s HUMMER Raises $1.25 Million at Barrett-Jackson Auction

CNN’s Hummer which was used in Iraq was recently sold off for charity after being sent to TLC’s Overhaulin’ for a nice price of $1.25 Million. Check the quote for more info on the auction:

What was more surprising was the million-dollar sale of a HUMMER H1 used by CNN during its Iraq war coverage — not to mention the $250K thrown in by the losing bidder to up its price. We sure don’t see many trucks with a price tag like that, even collector’s trucks, but CNN’s Warrior One came with a history, and the money it brought has a future. Before it headed to auction, CNN sent the HUMMER to TLC’s Overhaulin’ for a full makeover that would help it bring a higher price. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that builds housing near military hospitals to help families of military patients.

Here the article from CNN concerning the job Overhaulin’ did on the Hummer.

Click play below to watch some footage from the auction:

January 19, 2007
by Andy G
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Hummer 2006 Sales – Over 60k Sold!

HummerGuy.net has news that the Hummer sales for 2006 reached a very respectable number; over 60k sold! A vast majority of those sold were Hummer H3′s. Here’s a quote from the HummerGuy:

“Total Hummer sales hit 66,617 – and over 50,000 of those were Hummer H3s. The increase in sales makes Hummer one of the truck industry’s fastest growing brands. Now, with the new South Africa plant online we’re bound to see an even bigger increase in 2007, when sales abroad bring in an even higher percentage of total Hummer sales.”

Thanks again to HummerGuy.net for the numbers and info.

January 19, 2007
by Andy G
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HUMMER wins six campaign media planning awards

AMEInfo.com has the news that HUMMER has won 6 awards at the Campaign Media Planning Awards that were held in Dubai on November 28th 2006. Here’s a quote covering all of the categories Hummer won:

The categories included Best Use of Online, Best Use of Print, Best Use of Outdoor, Best Use of Media, Best Media Innovation, Best Use of Sponsorship and Best Media Plan.

Check the link for the full details.

January 10, 2007
by Andy G
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2006 Hummer H3 Review from FourWheeler.com

FourWheeler.com has a great 2006 Hummer H3 review up covering all of the bases and offering insight into the 2006 H3 line. From the review:

“So far, the Hummer has gone on a few road trips, and as a perfect example of the no-guilt capability of the H3, we encountered a major traffic jam on I-15 coming home from Las Vegas, causing a several-hour delay. Just south of Stateline, we compared our map book with the navigation system, and found a dirt trail that paralleled the freeway long enough to bypass the traffic. Once clear of the incident, we hopped back on the freeway and headed home.

Besides the lack of power, there isn’t much to be critical about. We could do without the idiot shift light telling us when to row the gears, and we don’t like having to have the door shut in order to reset the trip odometer at a gas stop. Also, there needs to be more storage cubbies for cell phones and pens in the console, but beyond that, we are pretty impressed with the H3 so far, and we are looking forward to another year in the saddle with the Hummer brand.”

It sounds like they had a blast with the 2006 Hummer H3 which echos what we’ve heard from owners of the Hummer as well. Oh yeah, Happy New Year everyone! :D

December 23, 2006
by Andy G
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Clever Hummer H3 Marketing

A new marketing campaign has shown up in Abu Dhabi with AMEInfo covering the news with an article and a pic as seen to the left here. The Hummer H3 is suspending on the side of a building in mid air which represents the Hummer’s ability to take things beyond the road. A snippet from the article:

The H3 currently on display in Abu Dhabi is a replica of the only orange HUMMER currently available in the Middle East.

This is the latest in a series of unique HUMMER marketing executions which demonstrate the brand’s ability to stand out from the crowd. Whether it is negotiating desert terrain, enduring the sub-zero temperatures at Ski Dubai or defying gravity with its powerful climbing capabilities, HUMMER proves its ability to impress and go anywhere.

Clever!

December 1, 2006
by Andy G
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AM General Laying Off 160 H2 Workers

According to WNDU.Com news, AM General is planning on laying off around 160 workers at the Mishawaka’s H2 plant just in time for the holidays. The workers are planned to be laid off on December 22 with some of them going to the H1 plant. From WNDU.Com:

“Mishawaka’s H2 plant will lay off nearly a third of its employees, about 160 people, indefinitely. The cutbacks are planned for December 22nd when the plant shuts down for holiday break. Some of those displaced workers could transfer to the H1 plant.

AM General officials said Monday that those laid off will be given preferred hiring status in the H1 plant, but just how many jobs will be available at H1 is anybody’s guess. H2 Employees say they have been told about 40, as a rough estimate.”

Despite the theory low H2 sales are to blame, local dealers say H2 sales haven’t changed too much despite the entry of the H3. We wish all of those working in this situation the best.