The Hummer is dead....
I seem to remember a few were purchased recently by the police for Melbourne crowd control duties.
andFeb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. said it will close Hummer, the maker of military-inspired sport-utility vehicles, after Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. couldn’t win Chinese approval to buy the unit.
Winding down the brand will take several months, Nick Richards, a spokesman, said yesterday. Some of the 3,000 people now employed at Hummer work on other vehicles, so GM doesn’t know how many jobs will be lost, Richards said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...2vcAkjuY&pos=4U.S. deliveries for Hummer peaked at 71,524 in 2006, according to Autodata Corp., an industry researcher based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Last year’s total was 9,046.
The US military have ordered 1,000's of alternative mine & IED resistant replacement vehicles for Iraq & Afghanistan, such as this badass Cougar - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar_(vehicle) and love this pic from Afghanistan....err Tattooine? "Use the force, Luke..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Op...Afganistan.jpg
Now THAT is a vehicle to strike fear into an unruly mob!