Why You Don't Let A 16-Year-Old Launch Your Boat: A Slideshow


According to the folks that sent us this set of pictures, boaters were enjoying the nice weather at Sylvan Lake in Alberta, Canada when a dad and his teenage daughter pulled up in their new boat and new Hummer » 8/29/08 1:30pm 8/29/08 1:30pm. After dropping the boat into the water successfully, the dad reportedly yelled for her to pull the SUV out…

Changfeng Gives Up On Getting Hummer From GM

China Car Times » 8/22/08 10:40am 8/22/08 10:40am offers more details on our earlier report that no company seems to want a Hummer from GM, giving us the low-down on insider reasons why Changfeng's in denial. The Chinese automaker was apparently interested enough — and GM open enough — to visit the Hummer production facilities, but subsequently…

Report: GM Caught Not Soliciting Hummer Offers

A new report in the Detroit News » 8/21/08 10:20am 8/21/08 10:20am states that, while the automaker has received a number of inquiries about the brand, General Motors has neither solicited offers for Hummer nor engaged in discussions with potential buyers. GM is trying to downplay of interest in Hummer by Russian businessman (now by Deripaska),…

Russian "Undesirable" Oleg Deripaska Makes Play For Hummer

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, owner of Moscow-based Russian Machines, is in the hunt for the Hummer brand, according to Russian business magazine Vedomosti. Should Deripaska end up the high bidder, GM is going to have to take the paperwork to him: He's been barred by the US State Department from entering the… » 8/14/08 9:20am 8/14/08 9:20am

GM In Talks To Buy Out Hummer Dealerships

Automotive News reports that General Motors is bribing incentivizing moribund Hummer dealers by prepaying them second- and third-quarter bonuses based upon 2007 sales. The company is also reportedly talking to many dealer principals behind-the-scenes about buyout options, attempting to smooth the transition to a brand… » 7/28/08 10:20am 7/28/08 10:20am

Hummer H2 Assembly Line To Produce Just-As-Boxy Standard Taxis

The Standard Taxi by VPG Auto has been working the publicity circuit for a while now, but it appears AM General may step up to actually produce it. With the likely death of the Hummer H2, AM General will have excess capacity at its Mishawaka, Indiana plant. Assuming VPG can secure financing, they'll be able to start… » 7/14/08 10:20am 7/14/08 10:20am

More Evidence Points To Hummer Sale; Russians, Chinese Interested?

More evidence is emerging that GM is moving quickly to solve its Hummer problem. The Detroit Free Press reports today on John Voss, a Dayton-area dealer who purchased a Hummer franchise in April, who says that GM offered to refund his money. "They have three choices and they said they want to make this decision very… » 6/19/08 12:15pm 6/19/08 12:15pm

Once Upon A Time In Mexico: PUTC Hoons A Hummer H2 SUT In The Baja 500

While the General may be trying to sell off the Hummer brand, that didn't stop a few of the Humvee-wannabes from being deployed down to Mexico to wage war in the Baja 500. Proving — or at least attempting to prove — the H2, H2 SUT and H3 aren't just suburban soft-roading sissy-mobiles. Jalopnik superfriend, Mike… » 6/06/08 9:40am 6/06/08 9:40am

A Hummer Won't Get You The Love, Hummer You Really Want

As much as the Internet is powered by ads, you probably don't want to go too far down the Google AdWord rabbit hole because you might be frightened by what you find. In this case a search of Hummer served up a steamy ad claiming » 4/02/08 4:45pm 4/02/08 4:45pm

It's an excellent question. Is that what we want in our life? Maybe this site is offering…

Environmental Impact of Prius, Hummer Considered By Slate

The leftist propaganda machine that is Slate recently made an attempt to quash rumors saying the Hummer H2 has a smaller overall environmental impact than a Toyota Prius. The argument goes that the manufacturing process is so energy intensive, and the materials so environmentally damaging, the Toyota Prius is actually… » 4/01/08 4:15pm 4/01/08 4:15pm

The Rumors Of The Imminent Demise Of The H2 Have Been Greatly…

Our earlier story on the demise of the Hummer H2 earlier today has shaken loose a few more details from inside sources and it turns out we weren't quite spot on with the kill date. It's actually 2014, not 2011. Here are the new details our previous story has shaken loose from the tree of knowledge that is the tower o'… » 3/10/08 4:03pm 3/10/08 4:03pm

Hummer H2 To Die By 2011, Take Cheap Gas With It

UPDATE: Looks like FUH2 has a little bit more life left in it — we've now determined the Hummer H2 will die in 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for not reversing the charges. The Hummer haters at FUH2 will get their wish faster than they'd ever hoped. It seems the death knell of the Hummer H2 has been… » 3/10/08 1:00pm 3/10/08 1:00pm