Hummer fans form group to try and save brand
7 April 2010

Hummer supporters are preparing to rally to save the ailing GM brand from closure.

The Capital & Labor International Coalition (CLIC) has been formed with the aim of saving the iconic brand. To achieve this, it will be holding a summit on 11 April in Chicago.

Organisers of the event, in the Hall of Fame Room at Ditka’s restaurant in Chicago, promise "over four hours of good food and discussion".

All stakeholders and dealers have been asked to attend. Hummer CEO Jim Taylor is on the guest list. The event has support from executives of the employer’s union United Auto Workers and CLIC has asked US Senator Roland Burris to liaise with the government on its behalf.

Thane Ritchie, chairman of CLIC, said: "We have researched the Hummer situation for the past month and we believe [the brand] can be saved and continue to offer great jobs and products to America and globally."

Andrew Papworth

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7 April 2010

[quote Autocar]Hummer supporters are preparing to rally to save the ailing GM brand from closure.[/quote]

why bother?

7 April 2010

What is it they say about flogging a (overblown, pseudo-military, irrelvant, loss making) dead horse?

Or is it just me?

7 April 2010

I know Hummers are a bit of a joke, but i hope they do survive. The world of motoring will be a little less interesting without these chrome fronted monsters.

Variety is the spice of life as they say.

7 April 2010

[quote Holy.Cat]

[quote Autocar]Hummer supporters are preparing to rally to save the ailing GM brand from closure.[/quote]

why bother?

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+1

7 April 2010

we would like to take this opportunity to thank the usa for the hummer, as it is consigned to the annals of motoring history.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

7 April 2010

Die, you beast, die.

7 April 2010

I hope they survive as well. Its not a car I think I could justify owning, but all the same, it entertains me when I see one driving around.

Why shouldnt brand supporters try and save a brand they love? Just because you don't understand it, doesnt mean it doesnt have its place.

Its like Saab, they dont make any competitive products at the moment, but people still wanted them saved.

7 April 2010

[quote fhp11]Its like Saab, they dont make any competitive products at the moment, but people still wanted them saved.[/quote]

With respect it's a bit like chalk and cheese trying to compare Hummer to Saab,not least that Saab have a history and a history of first's behind them dating back to 1938 when aircraft production began. Because of this innovation they deserve to survive.

http://www.swedecar.com/saab_history.htm

Hummer started in 1979. But on the whole have not contibuted anything tho the general motoring world. Styled from a brick and used by the US military seem to be it's claims to fame!

http://www.gmhummer.com/history/history.htm

Therefore, I will not mourn there demise.

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