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  • Army selling Humvees to the public for the first time — but there's a catch

    12/15/2014 4:05:56 PM PST · by fso301 · 90 replies
    Motoramic via Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2014 | Steve Siler
    If you, like this author, always dreamed of using a camo-covered, Army-issue Humvee as your personal golf cart, your dreams can finally come true — for a price. According to the Army Times, the Department of Defense will start auctioning off as many as 4,000 military-spec Humvees to the public as part of its surplus-reduction efforts. In previous years, the off-road behemoths would have been sent straight to the military scrapyard, but due to changes in policies in recent years and what the Defense Logistics Agency spokesperson Michelle McCaskill describes as “cooperation from other government offices," the used Humvees will...
  • The Hummer is back. Thank falling oil prices.

    11/11/2014 1:11:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2014 | Chico Harlan
    "......Some American consumers and business owners say they weren’t yet confident cheaper prices at the pump would stick. Instead, they say, they are treating the sub-$3 gas as a helpful little gift, but not as a green light to make major adjustments. “When gas was up around $5, it was killing us,” said David Grant, 50, of Fairfax, who owns a regional pest management company and spends several thousand monthly in fuel for his fleet of Ford F-150s. “I went ahead and raised my prices on everybody else.” This time, Grant said, he’s not lowering those prices, nor is he...
  • Wide load coming through

    01/12/2013 8:43:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Jokeroo
    [Video] A foreign diplomat in Rabat, Morocco cruises around in a custom vehicle made up of two Jeep Wranglers!
  • The race is on for the Humvee's successor

    04/01/2012 1:06:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DVICE ^ | March 30, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    The race is on for the Humvee's successor (Bye, bye Hummer) Your Mom may still love driving a Humvee to the mall, but the military has different needs for its combat operations these days. Some 20 years after the Humvee first rolled out, the military is now entering the second phase of the project to choose its successor. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program will be reviewing the proposals for a new vehicle, and has a pretty specific list of what it's looking for. Manufacturers getting in the game need to submit prototype designs for a seven to 10-ton...
  • Not-for-profit group used state funds to buy decked-out Hummer

    09/20/2011 9:11:26 AM PDT · by Freedumb · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09/20/2011 | DAVE McKINNEY & CHRIS FUSCO
    With its custom red paint job, on-board TV, public-address system, game consoles and sparkling chrome tire rims, the 2003 Hummer was no ordinary vehicle. The $45,196 SUV was designed to deliver an eye-catching, AIDS-awareness message to people in poor African-American neighborhoods on behalf of the Illinois Department of Public Health, then headed by Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends.Soon, though, other AIDS activists began to question how the Chicago not-for-profit organization that used the decked-out Hummer to spread its message could afford to spend money on such a vehicle. After first insisting otherwise, Whitaker aides...
  • Man Sues Ex-Fiance for $53K Engagement Ring

    08/24/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 60 replies
    KMJ Radio 580 ^ | 8-24-11 | KMJ News
    "Fresno businessman James Makalian's lawsuit claims he's a victim of fraud and deceit after his ex-fiancee Nichole Grazioli (pictured above) broke up with him and then kept her $53,000 engagement ring and Hummer SUV that he bought for her."
  • 2011 Automotive Hot List: The Departed... (Discontinued car brand/marques)

    10/02/2010 8:21:28 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/2/10 | Road and Track staff
    If there’s one constant in this world, it’s this: We live in a world of constant flux. In the automotive world, however, we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing the same group of manufacturers introduce new models each year. You know the names. But for the 2011 model year—thanks largely to the huge economic downturn that began in late 2008—four well-known American nameplates have gone the way of the Edsel, so to speak...
  • Hurricane Relocates Hummingbird (Southwestern Hummingbird Found In Nova Scotia.

    09/25/2010 5:51:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    lfp ^ | September 25, 2010 | TOM HAYMAN
    Probably the most interesting bird spotted in Nova Scotia after the passage of hurricane Earl, was a Calliope hummingbird from the American western mountains, where they are uncommon at best. The male is the only hummer whose coloured throat feathers form streaks against a white background. The red feathers on its throat can be distended. It is the smallest U.S hummer. How the southwestern hummingbird ended up in Nova Scotia, is a mystery. It might have been migrating south to its wintering grounds in north west Mexico when it got caught up in Earl's vortex. The question now is whether...
  • Knight XV -- The Luxury SUV of the Apocalypse

    05/23/2010 9:51:36 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 18 replies · 801+ views
    Geekologie ^ | May 22, 2010 | Geekologie
    Looking for a ridiculously expensive SUV to plow through crowds of the undead when the zombie apocalypse begins? Then look no further than Conquest Vehicles' Knight XV. It's bulletproof and you can get it with a minibar option. Um, yes please! Conquest Vehicle Inc's flagship vehicle, the KNIGHT XV defines the future of the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted fully armoured SUV. This one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel powered SUV was inspired by military vehicle designs and features security appointments that are unrivaled in today's SUV marketplace. The KNIGHT XV(TM) is priced at $295,000 USD. Only 100 will be made available as a limited...
  • An Homage to Hummer - Comedian Penn Jillette laments the passing of the 'big, stupid' vehicle

    04/18/2010 10:16:46 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 989+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 17, 2010 | Penn Jillette
    An Homage to Hummer Comedian Penn Jillette laments the passing of the 'big, stupid' vehicle By PENN JILLETTE There's a feeling one gets when one sits behind the wheel of a really big stupid military-lite American Hummer. You have that feeling of being strong and safe, high on your pleather throne, above the fray, above the danger, not having to listen to anyone or anything, the rumble of a too-big motor giving you a wiggle and jiggle and tickle inside you. You have the power to run over anyone else on the road, if they dare monkey with you and...
  • GM's Deal To Sell Hummer To Chinese Company Falls Through

    02/24/2010 12:51:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies · 852+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/24/10
    General Motors Co.'s deal to sell the Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. (STHIM.YY) for $150 million fell through, signaling the end of a brand that just a few years ago was one of GM's hottest. Earlier Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Tengzhong had been told its takeover application "is not going to be accepted" by Chinese regulators. Those authorities were reluctant to let a Chinese company acquire a brand they see as unfriendly to the environment. Moreover, the bid from Tengzhong, an industrial company that doesn't currently make...
  • GM to wind down Hummer after China sale fails

    02/24/2010 2:12:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 783+ views
    GM to wind down Hummer after China sale fails Photo 4:55pm EST DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will wind down its Hummer SUV line after failing to complete a deal to sell the brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, the automaker said on Wednesday. GM had been trying to complete the deal by the end of February after reaching a definitive agreement last year to sell Hummer to Tengzhong, a little-known heavy machinery company based in Sichuan province. But the two companies failed to win approval for the deal from Chinese regulators within the proposed time frame,...
  • G.M. to Close Hummer After Sale Collapses

    02/24/2010 1:40:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 895+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 24, 2010 | NICK BUNKLEY
    G.M. to Close Hummer After Sale Collapses NICK BUNKLEY February 24, 2010 DETROIT — Hummer, the brand of big sport-utility vehicles that became synonymous with the term “gas guzzler,” is being shut down after a deal to sell it to a Chinese manufacturer fell apart, General Motors said Wednesday. G.M. said only that its planned sale of Hummer to the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Company “cannot be completed,” without giving a reason, but the $150 million deal had been stalled as the companies awaited approval from the Chinese government. G.M. had been trying to sell Hummer for a year,...
  • Iconic Hummer brand sold to Chinese manufacturer

    10/09/2009 6:31:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies · 2,183+ views
    yahio ap ^ | 8:30 pm EDT, Friday October 9, 2009 | Tom Krisher
    Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once epitomized America's love for hulking trucks, is now in the hands of a Chinese heavy equipment maker. General Motors Co. and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corp. finally signed the much-anticipated deal for GM to sell the brand on Friday. Tengzhong will get an 80 percent stake in the company, while Hong Kong investor Suolang Duoji, who indirectly owns a big stake in Tengzhong through an investment company, will get 20 percent. The investors will also get Hummer's nationwide dealer network. Financial terms were not disclosed, although a person briefed on the deal said...
  • Hummer Plans Headquarters In Michigan

    09/22/2009 8:34:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | * SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 | JOHN STOLL
    Hummer LLC plans to locate its new headquarters in Michigan once General Motors Co.'s sale of the sport-utility vehicle maker to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery is finalized, Hummer spokesman Nick Richards said. The new headquarters, expected to be located at a refurbished site in either Detroit or a northern suburb of the city, promises to provide a modest lift to a Michigan economy that has been battered by the rapid decline of the U.S. auto industry and other economic pressures. The region has lost tens of thousands of white- and blue-collar automotive jobs in the past year due...
  • Big-car dealer vandalized, FBI stepping in (OR)

    09/14/2009 5:51:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies · 2,101+ views
    KATU News ^ | September 14, 2009 | Jeff Jaeger
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Vandals in Portland targeted some pretty pricey cars over night, throwing acid or paint stripper all over them. No one has claimed responsibility, and there's no telling just how many people were involved. The damage to as many as 15 cars is expensive. Here's one, a Hummer from the besieged Vic Alfonso Cadillac Dealership in Northeast Portland. You can see a number of spots where the paint is now peeling off the car. A sociology professor at Portland State University said there are plenty of reasons that could have motivated the vandals to do all of...
  • Video: HUMMER Dealer Expands to Sell Guns

    08/24/2009 8:29:00 PM PDT · by wrrock · 1 replies · 336+ views
    CDR ^ | 8/24/2009 | CDR
    Highlights Enthusiasts Agree: Guns and HUMMERs go together Dealer says “It’s been a huge success.” Watch video: http://www.cardealerreviews.org/?p=116792
  • GM Said to Be Close to Agreement on Sale of Hummer to Chinese

    08/24/2009 12:06:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 735+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | staff
    Title only. No links allowed to Bloomberg. Here is the url: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=akQaZGWodMhY
  • China Kills Buyout Of Hummer

    06/27/2009 3:00:30 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 40 replies · 1,334+ views
    http://247wallst.com/ ^ | Posted: June 26, 2009 at 4:56 am | Douglas A. McIntyre
    GM wants to sell Hummer. It needs the money. Sichuan Tengzhong, a heavy equipment firm based in China, looked like a ready buyer. GM would like to find an acquirer that would save most of the unit’s jobs. Sichuan Tengzhong seemed to fit that bill. Now it appears that the Chinese government has killed any chance of a transaction. According to the AP, it is because the equipment company “lacks expertise to run Hummer.” The news is a strong indication that China wants to push its companies to expand abroad, particularly if they can buy depressed assets at fire sale...
  • Don’t Sell the Hummer — Scrap It (NYT's morality trumps P&L)

    06/16/2009 9:36:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 686+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | Randy Cohen
    Last Tuesday, one day after General Motors filed for bankruptcy, the automaker announced the sale of its Hummer line to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company in China. Instead of selling this massive, ecologically destructive gas guzzler, should G.M. have it sent to the scrap heap? Or do the financial needs of the corporation and the prudent use of taxpayer money — thanks to the G.M. bailout, the American public owns 60 percent of the company — trump other considerations? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Argument The company must act in the interest of its employees and shareholders — in other words, us...
  • Reports question Chinese Hummer acquisition

    06/05/2009 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 402+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 5, 2009 | Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer
    SHANGHAI (AP) -- General Motors Corp.'s planned sale of its Hummer brand to a little-known Chinese truck maker could be blocked by regulators who have not approved the deal and are questioning its wisdom. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. and GM have given no financial details about the planned purchase of the American maker of gas-guzzling, military-style SUVs. However, any such deal would require Chinese Commerce Ministry approval at the provincial level at least. Reports in the Shanghai Securities News and other state-run newspapers Friday said Sichuan Tengzhong had not yet obtained such an approval. They also raised questions...
  • Chinese Company Said to Be Buyer of Hummer

    06/02/2009 9:36:24 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 61 replies · 1,819+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2009 | KEITH BRADSHER and NICK BUNKLEY
    GUANGZHOU, China — General Motors has reached a preliminary agreement for the sale of its Hummer brand of large sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks to a machinery company in western China with ambitions to become a carmaker, a person familiar with the Chinese government approval process said Tuesday. The Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd., based in Chengdu, concluded the agreement with G.M., said the person, who insisted on anonymity. Sichuan Tengzhong is a privately owned company, but Tuesday’s deal required preliminary vetting by Beijing officials, who retain the right to veto any effort at an overseas acquisition...
  • 16 Suitors For Saturn, GM Says: Day After Filing For Bankruptcy, Automaker Also Sells Hummer Brand

    06/02/2009 9:43:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,317+ views
    General Motors Corp. says it has 16 buyers interested in purchasing its Saturn brand, while three parties are interested in the Swedish Saab brand. Company CFO Ray Young told reporters and industry analysts on a conference call that GM is continuing to pursue manufacturing agreements with a new Saturn buyer. Bridge loan discussions with the Swedish government are progressing, Young said. He and CEO Fritz Henderson are hosting the call. Earlier, GM had said it has a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand. Young said the company is not prepared to identify the buyer because both sides are still...
  • GM Unloads Hummer to Chinese Buyer

    06/02/2009 2:41:28 PM PDT · by epow · 29 replies · 1,303+ views
    CNN money ^ | 06/02/09 | Aaron Smith
    General Motors Corp. has struck a deal to sell its Hummer truck unit to a Chinese industrial business, the two companies confirmed Tuesday. Privately owned Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd., based in China, will acquire the truck brand, which has been part of GM since 1999. Tengzhong said it plans to keep Hummer's management team. "We plan to ... allow Humer to innovate and grow in exciting new ways under the leadership and continuity of its current management team," said Yang Yi, chief executive of Tengzhong. Yang said the deal "will allow Hummer to better meet demand for...
  • AP Source: GM to sell Hummer to Chinese company

    06/02/2009 1:20:48 PM PDT · by Oakeshott · 46 replies · 1,087+ views
    General Motors Corp. took a key step toward its downsizing on Tuesday, striking a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese manufacturer, while also revealing that it has potential buyers for its Saturn and Saab brands. GM has an agreement to sell its Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. of China, said a person briefed on the deal. The Detroit automaker announced Tuesday morning that it had a memorandum of understanding to sell the brand of rugged SUVs, but it didn't identify the buyer. A formal announcement of the buyer was to be made...
  • GM Sells Hummer To Chinese Machine Maker

    06/02/2009 10:18:06 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 113 replies · 5,865+ views
    The Street ^ | June 2, 2009 | Staff
    General Motors (GMGMQ Quote) has settled on a Chinese buyer for its Hummer brand, according to CNBC. The Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., in Chengdu, is the buyer, reported CNBC. Sichuan Tengzhong is a private company, but the deal required approval by Beijing officials, who can veto any attempt at an overseas acquisition by a Chinese company and who closely follow deals over $100 million, reported The New York Times. In a statement Tuesday, GM said the sale is expected to close by the end of third quarter. GM, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, said the deal...
  • GM sells Hummer to mystery buyer

    06/02/2009 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies · 1,596+ views
    CNN Money ^ | June 2, 2009 | Aaron Smith
    General Motors Corp. said Tuesday that it has signed a deal to sell its Hummer truck unit, just one day after filing for bankruptcy. But GM would not identify the buyer nor name a price, saying only that the deal would close by the end of September. "I'm confident that Hummer will thrive globally under its new ownership," said Troy Clarke, president of GM North America, in a press release. "And for GM, this sale continues to accelerate the reinvention of GM into a leaner, more focused, and more cost-competitive automaker." As part of the deal, some GM plants will...
  • ELECTRIC H3 HUMMER UNVEILED

    04/25/2009 1:36:34 PM PDT · by SouthernmostFreeper · 27 replies · 1,158+ views
    Raser Technologies ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2009 | Raser Tecnologies
    Read Full Article Here: http://www.rasertech.com/media/videos/the-electric-h3 Watch Video: http://www.rasertech.com/media/videos/electric-h3-hummer-unveiled Raser Technologies, Inc. unveiled a 100+ mpg Hummer H3 powered by Raser’s plug-in hybrid E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) at the 2009 SAE International World Congress, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. ...
  • Hummer is the new Iraqi status symbol (Sick'em libtards!)

    04/04/2009 9:46:42 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 8 replies · 848+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 04/02/2009 | Rod Nordland
    Ali al-Hilli is a happy man. He has a wife and three kids, a prosperous business and -- this is the important part -- a Hummer. -snip- Hummers in Baghdad are symbols of much more besides: increasing security, returning normality and a yearning for the trappings of sovereignty. Al-Hilli allowed that there was something else, too, a little more indefinable, which in Arabic is hasad thukuri, and which in English will be translated later. -snip- "It helped that in Kadhimiya we didn't have such a bad opinion of the Americans," Ali al-Hilli said. "People often asked the soldiers to stop...
  • No More Hummer Nation

    04/01/2009 7:34:58 AM PDT · by steve-b · 60 replies · 1,461+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/31/09 | Maureen Dowd
    You know you're in trouble when Old Europe chastises you for being too socialist. But, hey, nobody's perfect — except maybe Michelle Obama, who landed in London with a huge Obama entourage, wearing a daffodil yellow dress and looking like a confident ray of U.S.A. sunshine. As President Obama renegotiates the terms of American leadership this week in Europe, those of us left at home struggle to get over our affluenza. That condition, the bane of the middle class, is defined in a book of the same name as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and...
  • Fate Of Hummer Brand Is Hours Away [Emblematic of Southern CA's Economy]

    03/30/2009 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies · 1,815+ views
    OCRegister ^ | March 30, 2009
    Fate of Hummer brand is hours away March 30th, 2009 Matt Degen In a day in which we’ve seen more than enough upheaval in Detroit, there comes this bit of news: The fate of GM’s Hummer brand is to be decided by Tuesday, and things aren’t exactly looking rosy. According to an AP report, General Motors must decide by the end of the first quarter — that’s Tuesday — whether to sell the brand or let it die. GM is reportedly still talking to buyers for the brand that made military-derived four-by-fours a common sight in Orange County, but no...
  • China's homemade army vehicle outshines U.S. Humvee in major

    01/12/2009 3:23:08 AM PST · by pobeda1945 · 71 replies · 3,850+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2009-01-12
    BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The "Mengshi (Warriors)" off-road military vehicle produced by Chinese automaker Dongfeng Motor surpasses U.S. Humvee in 12 out of 15 major battlefield performance indices, chief designer Huang Song has said. Use by the Chinese military force has proven that "Mengshi" overtakes Humvee in 12 indices, including the loading capacity andoil consumption, and are well-matched with Humvee in three other indices, Huang was quoted as saying by Monday's Economic Information Daily, a Xinhua publication. It took Dongfeng six years to develop the vehicle, which had undergone more than 200,000 hours of factory tests and more than...
  • Auto Bailout: GM May Axe Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn and Saab

    12/04/2008 5:06:22 AM PST · by Cronos · 51 replies · 2,400+ views
    US News ^ | Dec 01, 2008 | US News
    General Motors manufactures eight brands of automobiles. When executives of America's biggest automakers return to Capitol Hill carrying business plans explaining how they would spend the federal bailout they've asked for, the automaker may propose trimming itself to just four Bloomberg reports that the company "is studying whether to shed its Saturn, Saab and Pontiac brands in addition to Hummer, people familiar with the matter said. Selling or dropping brands would save money and reduce overlap as the biggest U.S. automaker struggles to avoid running out of operating cash by year's end, said the people, who didn't want to be...
  • Affidavit: Southlake man keyed more than one Hummer

    09/23/2008 4:22:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 17 replies · 230+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 9/23/08 | Bill Miller
    A self-confessed hostility toward people who drive Hummers, along with worries about family and finances, prompted a 72-year-old Southlake man to scratch paint on five of the sports utility vehicles, police said.... The vehicles, he complained, "have a big carbon footprint and they use four times as much gas as the rest of us," according to the affidavit. Detective K. Fulgium, who wrote the affidavit, also said Jeppe complained that Hummer drivers take two parking spaces and "park wherever they want." Jeppe told Fulgium that he is a member of two well-known environmental groups....Police subsequently learned that the man was...
  • Affidavit: Southlake man keyed more than one Hummer

    09/23/2008 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 45 replies · 777+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 9/23/2008 | Bill Miller
    A self-confessed hostility toward people who drive Hummers, along with worries about family and finances, prompted a 72-year-old Southlake man to scratch paint on five of the sports utility vehicles, police said. (snip) '' 'I've got a mentally ill son and everything went together, my wife is diabetic and having problems, the stock market, and I just looked at the truck and I gashed it. 'I don't have a twin, I'm 72 years old and I'm awfully sorry.' ''
  • Hummer vandal called 'eco-terrorist'

    09/22/2008 3:26:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies · 340+ views
    WFAA ^ | 9/22/2008 | Janet St. James
    SOUTHLAKE — Tips keep pouring into Southlake police after releasing the now-infamous video of a gray-haired man using a key to vandalize a Hummer. The crime was captured on the vehicle's own surveillance system, which had been installed because it had previously been defaced in a similar way. There have been no arrests yet, but there is legitimate speculation that this could be a case of suburban eco-terrorism against a certain gas-guzzling SUV. Police say they don't yet know the identity of the man videotaped using his key to gouge "X" marks into the side of a Hummer. But the...
  • 72 Year Old Environmentalist Caught On Camera Vandalizing Hummers

    09/20/2008 1:16:59 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 35 replies · 239+ views
    Fox 4 Texas ^ | 9-19-2008
    The man wanted for vandalizing a HUMMER in Southlake surrendered to police Friday. Several tips and surveillance video from the vehicle pointed to the 72-year-old suspect.
  • Lucas Brings Hummer to News Conference on Gas (Virginia State Senator at an Obama rally)

    08/01/2008 7:22:46 AM PDT · by VMIPubby36 · 32 replies · 213+ views
    WAVY-TV 10 Newsroom ^ | July 31, 2008 | WAVY-TV 10
    NORFOLK, Va (WAVY.com)--It was supposed to be a news conference by supporters for Democratic Senator Barack Obama. They wanted to blast Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain's plan to give a brief 'gas tax' holiday. When State Senator Louise Lucas showed up in a gas guzzling Hummer to blast McCain for his stand on the oil crisis, the story changed. Lucas said, "While Virginia's families are confronting the reality of gas, the oil companies continue to record record profits." That, from an elected official who showed up in a vehicle that gets some of the lowest gas mileage per gallon. WAVY.com...
  • Hybrids: Diet Cola

    07/17/2008 8:09:32 PM PDT · by CygnusXI · 14 replies · 96+ views
    Fightglobalwarminglies.com ^ | 7/17/08 | Robert Gibson
    The Hybrid vehicle: The diet cola of saving the world. So I drive a H3. Yes, I know I’m an evil, evil man who should be shunned (and if some had their way, stoned or attacked with organically feed dogs). As the price of gas increases so do the unabashed looks of disgust and sneers. Little do most know that my H3 get’s (and yes I checked it) 17 in city/hwy driving and 20 on the highway (at 65-70 mph), but I digress, this isn’t about the maligned Hummer. Now I have absolutely no problem with people wanting to conserve...
  • Motorhead Messiah [60 MPG HUMMER!]

    06/16/2008 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies · 2,831+ views
    www.fastcompany.com ^ | December 19, 2007 | By Clive Thompson
    Johnathan Goodwin can get 100 mpg out of a Lincoln Continental, cut emissions by 80%, and double the horsepower. Does the car business have the guts to follow him? “Check it out. It's actually a jet engine," says Johnathan Goodwin, with a low whistle. "This thing is gonna be even cooler than I thought." We're hunched on the floor of Goodwin's gleaming workshop in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by the shards of a wooden packing crate. Inside the wreckage sits his latest toy--a 1985-issue turbine engine originally designed for the military. It can spin at a blistering 60,000 rpm and...
  • Police arrest two suspects in Monday murder

    05/12/2008 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Xenophon450 · 12 replies · 508+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 12, 2008 | KSNW-TV
    WICHITA, Kansas, May 12, 2008 – Multiple sources confirm Jim Collins was shot and then run over Monday morning in the middle of a downtown Wichita street. Police believe around 8 a.m. Monday morning, Jim Collins was alone at this car dealership, Marquee Motors, when after some sort of initial confrontation, he was kidnapped and forced into a client’s black Hummer.
  • Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason

    05/07/2008 8:53:48 AM PDT · by mad puppy · 5 replies · 71+ views
    Blog Spot (Fallen Heroes) ^ | April 25, 2006 | Terri Rager
    Karla Comfort received a lot of looks and even some salutes from people when she drove from Benton, Ark., to Camp Pendleton, Calif., in her newly-painted, custom Hummer H3 on March 2nd. The vehicle is adorned with the likeness of her son, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, and nine other Marines with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division who where all killed by the same improvised explosive device blast in Fallujah, Iraq, in December.
  • Earth's Hum Sounds More Mysterious Than Ever

    04/17/2008 11:07:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 82+ views
    LiveScience.com on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/08 | Charles Q. Choi
    Earth gives off a relentless hum of countless notes completely imperceptible to the human ear, like a giant, exceptionally quiet symphony, but the origin of this sound remains a mystery. Now unexpected powerful tunes have been discovered in this hum. These new findings could shed light on the source of this enigma. The planet emanates a constant rumble far below the limits of human hearing, even when the ground isn't shaking from an earthquake. (It does not cause the ringing in the ear linked with tinnitus.) This sound, first discovered a decade ago, is one that only scientific instruments -...
  • Man reels Hummer limo out of Lake Texoma (catch of his life?)

    01/15/2008 2:19:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 570+ views
    KXII ^ | 01/13/08 | Stephanie Brletic
    Man reels Hummer limo out of Lake Texoma Posted: 10:54 PM Jan 13, 2008 Last Updated: 5:34 PM Jan 14, 2008 Reporter: Stephanie Brletic Email Address: stephanie.brletic@kxii.com POTTSBORO, Tex. -- One local man planned to spend the day at Lake Texoma with his family, hoping he might get a big catch. He never expected what he found fishing at Juniper West. Boating on Lake Texoma seemed like just another day for Bob Faulkner until he reeled in what he calls the biggest catch of his life. He never expected that his big catch would turn out to be a stretch...
  • Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage

    09/30/2007 9:14:48 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 59 replies · 806+ views
    The Recorder ^ | 3/7/2007 | Chris Demorro
    March 7, 2007 Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage By Chris Demorro Staff Writer The Toyota Prius has become the flagship car for those in our society so environmentally conscious that they are willing to spend a premium to show the world how much they care. Unfortunately for them, their ultimate ‘green car’ is the source of some of the worst pollution in North America; it takes more combined energy per Prius to produce than a Hummer. Before we delve into the seedy underworld of hybrids, you must first understand how a hybrid works. For this, we will use the...
  • SUV firebomber gets 12 years

    07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007
    A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front... When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car. Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.
  • GM announces new 4.5L V8 Duramax diesel for half-ton trucks and HUMMER H2

    07/12/2007 1:15:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies · 2,780+ views
    www.sedans.autoblog.com ^ | 06/15/2007 | Staff
    Mark your calendars, because we're calling today a watershed moment for the advancement of diesel's acceptance in the U.S. General Motors has just announced a new 4.5L V8 Duramax turbo-diesel powerplant it plans to use in the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickups, as well as the HUMMER H2. The new oil burner is expected to produce at least 310 horsepower and 520 ft-lbs. of torque. It features dual-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, a variable-vane turbocharger and aluminum cylinder heads with integrated manifolding that helps keep the overall package small enough to fit in the same space...
  • Vote Due On Gas-Guzzler Fees (SUV Owners To Subsidize Hybrid Owners)

    06/07/2007 8:43:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,508+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Thursday, June 7, 2007 | Chris Bowman
    Vote due on gas-guzzler fees By Chris Bowman - Bee Staff Writer Published 12:00 am PDT Thursday, June 7, 2007 Here's one way to combat global warming: Take $2,500 out of the pockets of new Hummer owners and give it to buyers of the Toyota Prius. That's essentially the proposal set for a vote today or Friday on the Assembly floor of the California Legislature. The same body that passed the nation's first law curbing climate-altering or "greenhouse" tailpipe exhausts is debating a system of fees and rebates to coax some of those emission cuts from new car buyers. The...
  • Bond reduced in SUV firebombing case ( ELF or ALF ? )

    05/24/2007 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 24, 2007 | Sue Lindsay
    A Denver judge halved the bond today for a suspected eco-terrorist accused of setting firebombs in large SUVs after his father, a Colorado Springs lawyer, agreed to post the bond. Bond for Grant Barnes, 24, was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 after defense attorney Phil Cherner told the judge that Barne’s father, Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County, would ensure that his son appears in court. Prosecutor Ryan Younggren said he and the victims objected to a bond reduction because Grant Barnes might plant more firebombs if he gets out. Grant Barnes, suspected of using...
  • Council backs neighbors in flap, orders flag down

    05/19/2007 8:17:07 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 30 replies · 827+ views
    ReviewJournal.com ^ | May. 18, 2007 | DAVID McGRATH SCHWARTZ
    Call it a show of patriotic pride. Or call it a crass red-white-and-blue marketing ploy. Either way, the city of Las Vegas has ordered a Hummer dealership to take down an American flag that flies 100 feet above the business. Dan Towbin, owner of Towbin Hummer, said he was in disbelief at the City Council's decision this week to require the business to take down the 30-by-60-foot Stars and Stripes that has flown since May 2006 in front of the dealership.