Hummer with "accessories" wired

Sunday, March 26, 2006

First for those people who don't know what is a hummer, some info.If you already know what a hummer is scroll down.

Hummers were traditionally built by AM General Corporation, formerly the heavy industries division of American Motors, in its Mishawaka, Indiana assembly plant. AM General had planned to sell a civilian version of the Hummer as far back as the late 1980s. In 1990, two matching white Hummers were driven from London, UK to Beijing, People's Republic of China over the rough roads of the central Soviet Union. The Hummers made the drive with ease, and highlights of this journey were broadcast on ESPN in the United States. The publicity would pale in comparison to the attention that the HMMWV received for its service in Operation: Desert Storm the following year.

In 1991, AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Hum-Vee) vehicle to the public under the brand name Hummer. In 1999, AM General sold the brand name to General Motors but continued to manufacture the vehicles, which GM then re-sold. In the next few years, GM introduced two new homegrown models, the H2 and H3, and renamed the original vehicle to H1. AM General continues to build the H1 and is contracted by GM to produce the H2. The H3 is built in Shreveport, LA.

As of 2004, Hummer has gone international with selected importers and distributors in Europe and other markets. It has only been sold in small volumes, but some celebrities and business people have bought Hummers to satisfy their curiosity. Markets such as Australia have taken interest to Hummers with importers converting the latest H3 to right hand drive despite GM not officially selling the brand in Australia.

From 2006, GM will be building/assembling the Hummer H3 at the Port Elizabeth plant in South Africa to make Hummers internationally available. Hummers at the Port Elizabeth plant will be built for local South African consumption and exported to Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan.

Now a wired Hummer ( Accesorized ).


Anonymous Hilton said...

Hi there, we in PE (Port Elizabeth) are curious about the dimensions of the Hummer ... maybe I should clarify - 'I' am interested in the Hummer dimensions. If we in South Africa are soon going to be having these vehicles on the road, I'm curious as to how they're going to fit: a) in the parking bays (take up 2?) and, b) in the road lanes? Our pickup trucks are already fairly wide which cuts down on the space for other road users. Can you give me feedback on this? (Your blog came up in our website's blog feed, by the way - )

PS If you have the stats, please go to the site and follow the 'Submit News to MyPE' link in the main menu. I'd much appreciate it indeed. And, if you have any comments about the Hummer, I'd appreciate them. We may, if you don't mind, put them up on the site to let residents know what's in store for them :)

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