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Hummer was a brand of off-road vehicles produced on platforms owned by General Motors. Originally owned by AM General, the brand began selling the Hummer, a civilian version of the military-spec HUMVEE, in 1992. GM bought the Hummer name in 1998 and renamed the model the H1 before adding two smaller models called the H2 and H3. Hummer models became a symbol of environmental irresponsibility because of their poor fuel economy, and the brand was one of the first to be offered for sale by GM before the automaker entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009. No buyer was found and GM began winding down the brand in early 2010.

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    Report: Raser Technologies still interested in Hummer
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    The Hummer brand seems to be going down kicking and streaming. Just days after it was reported that General Motors informed its dealers that it was closing out Hummer this month, a new name has popped up as a potential bidder: Raser Technologies. Raser has been covered here previously for its development of an extended range electric drivetrain that was ...

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    Report: Last-ditch sale effort for Hummer post wind-down announcement fading
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    It's getting tough for even the most ardent supporters of the Hummer brand to continue to keep hope alive. Reports the aficionados at HummerGuy.net: "While many of us were hoping for a last-minute miracle to save the Hummer brand, signs from Detroit are indicating that Hummer production will soon cease indefinitely." It appears as if General Motors has ...

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    Report: Chicago-area 'Save Hummer' rally planned for April 11
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    Not so fast, Captain Planet. Hummer may be on its last leg at the moment, but fans of the brand aren't going to let their favorite earth-roaming SUVs go down without a fight. Capital & Labor International Coalition, a newly-minted organization, thinks it has all the answers to the brand's woes, and has scheduled a summit to help save Hummer here in ...

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    Team Miller Fisher finishes the 20th Anniversary Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles
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    Team Miller Fisher has crossed the finish line of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles – in a Hummer H3 driven off a Parisian dealer's lot – and battled from 51st to 12th out of 98 teams after a mistake on the first leg. The Rallye Aïcha, a six-stage trek through the desert, allows no use of GPS, no pace notes, no cell phones, and no ...

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    GeigerCars Hummer H2 Bomber is ready for winter...now that it's spring
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    GiegerCars has a love affair with American cars, and a particularly strange affection for Hummers. The German tuner has created all sorts of strange variants like a Christmas-themed H2, a 700-horsepower H2 built for a Texas sheriff or any number of racing-liveried Hummers like the "Gulf Wing" or this Martini Racing inspired H3. GiegerCars' latest ...

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    Hummers are for Horses: Artist reimagines the monsterous SUV [w/video]
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    When the internal combustion engine finally helped the automobile officially pass the horse-drawn carriage as the chosen method of transportation for a majority of citizens in the United States, was that a step in the right direction? Moving forward about a hundred years... when the behemoth Sport Utility Vehicle that never actually seems to venture off ...

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    Hummers are for Horses: Artist reimagines the monsterous SUV [w/video]
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    When the internal combustion engine finally helped the automobile pass the horse-drawn carriage as the chosen method of transportation for a majority of citizens in the United States, that a step in the right direction. Right? Moving forward about a hundred years... when the behemoth Sport Utility Vehicle that never actually seems to venture off the ...

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    Humvee orders about to end, have you met the MRAP?
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    We never really thought of the HMMWV (aka the Humvee) as a military vehicle with a "flat bottom, low weight, low ground clearance and aluminum body," but to American soldiers using the heavily-armored machines as their main source of transportation, those descriptors apparently apply all too well. In fact, the Humvee is downright dangerous in certain ...

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    Report: GM temporarily restarts Saturn Outlook, Hummer H3 production
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    Even though both the Saturn and Hummer brands are being phased out, General Motors has reportedly revived production of both the Outlook crossover and H3 SUV to meet consumer demands. Last month, GM assembled 1,037 Outlooks at its Lansing, Michigan facility, which is where the crossover's Lamda platform stablemates (Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and ...

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    Out With A Bang: Hummer dealer giving away free shotgun with every new vehicle purchase
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    You've heard of art imitating life? Well how about life imitating war? That's another story entirely, but not so far fetched when it comes to the Hummer. The sport-'ute that met the public eye during Operation Desert Storm has all but completely gone through its entire life cycle in the intervening years: first as a military-only vehicle, the original ...

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    Hummer plant coming back online to fill 849-unit order?
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    Unless a buyer for Hummer materializes in the next few months, General Motors will continue to wind-down its environmental group dart board. The slow death of Hummer has actually been in process since before The General announced that the sale of the brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery fell through, as the company's Shreveport, ...

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    RIP: Hummer, 1992-2010
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    For years, Hummers – each one somehow bigger and more polluting than the next – were the easiest target in the automotive world for environmentalists . Need examples? How about this and this and this and, oh, you get the picture. General Motors has been trying to sell the brand to Tengzhong, a Chinese company, but announced yesterday that ...

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    Report: General Motors looking at two previous Hummer offers
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    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, General Motors is taking a second look at two previous offers for Hummer after the deal to sell the ailing sports utility brand finally succumbed to a slow death yesterday. The WSJ doesn't divulge which companies are in the offing to purchase Hummer, only saying that GM had rejected offers from the two ...

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    BREAKING: GM announces Hummer sale cannot be concluded, brand to be wound down
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    Although it has been evident for some time that General Motors' sale of its Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co., Ltd., we didn't expect for word to come down today that the negotiations are dead and the brand will be wound down. Unfortunately, judging by a press release just issued by GM, that's exactly what will be happening. ...

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    Hummer deal with China's Tengzhong looking shaky
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    It looks like General Motors' deal to sell its Hummer brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery is on shaky ground. According to Reuters, the likelihood that the Chinese government will give its approval to Tengzhong has been waning in recent weeks, leading the would-be purchasers to consider making the acquisition using an offshore ...

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    U.S. Army to give long-serving Humvee honorable discharge?
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    The military-spec High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee) has had a long and honorable lifespan, for sure. But there's no arguing that American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else the U.S. military is active need a new vehicle that's been designed and built to counter modern warfare tactics. This being the case, it's not ...

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    Video: Hummers still good for some things, like towing giant snowplows
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    Hummer may be the most hated automotive brand in the history of the green movement, but even Al Gore has to admit that there are times when a big, hulking SUV is necessary. The snowed-in residents of Baltimore City are likely very happy there was at least one H2 nearby when one of their massive snow plows got stuck in a couple feet of the white stuff. ...

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    Has Toyota's brand perception eroded below that of Hummer? At least one survey thinks so
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    Those of you who are still following our ongoing coverage of the Toyota recall saga already know that the Japanese automaker has taken a direct blow to the chin when it comes to consumer perception. But just how low has Toyota sunk? Naturally, that depends on who you ask and on how much weight that person choose to put behind these massive recalls, but at ...

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    Report: GM, Tengzhong extend Hummer sale deadline until end of February
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    As readily illustrated by the dramatic and protracted sale of Saab to Spyker – a process that itself is not yet concluded – it's clear that extracting brands from General Motors is a time-intensive process. No surprise, then, that GM and Chinese manufacturer Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery have reportedly decided to extend the ...

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    Artist transforming Hummer into horse cart, i.e. why we love modern art [w/video]
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    In 1948, American-born artist Man Ray wrote, "There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it." This is nearly 30 years after he glued some spikes to the bottom of an iron and called it art. And you know what? We couldn't agree more. Meet Jeremy Dean. He's a New York-based artist ...

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