Car Spotting: Hummer

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Today I saw a Hummer in Islamabad, for the first time. This is was a Hummer looks like:
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Its a 4×4 non-typical SUV, initially developed for the US Army. This vehicle was later marketed for public sale, and it sold alot. Famous people bought it as a stereo-typical symbol of their character and personalty; out-there, expressive and strong. One them is Arnold Schwarzenegger who bought it long before it was even made available for the general public. His Hummer has a yellow coat.

‘Hummer’ is a modified name given to the military vehicle classified as the ‘High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle’, or ‘Humvee’. As the name says, its an all terrain beast; snow, sand, water (and of course not air).

Hummer has had its nay-sayers, but with General Motors supplying these to the US Army, they can make it as expensive or unreachable as they want. They already have a very good customer. It has a huge price tag, not to forget the after sale cost of the car… 1 gallon permile or something. Environmentalists etc. Its a hobby, and usually hobbies don’t need justifications; in money or in time.

Currently, GM is trying to sell H3 which is Hummer 3, the second brother of Hummer or H1, which was followed by H2 or Hummer 2. Its an interesting vehcile to look at – big wheels, boxy contours, big grills, roll bars, and its astounding elevation off the ground. I love cars to the extent of spotting them and admiring them from afar.

Take a virtual dive into the world of the Hummer with these links:

WIKI – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummer
Hummer homepage – http://www.hummer.com/
H3 Concept – http://www.h3source.com/h3t.htm

11 Comments so far

  1. ustad rustam (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

    i was really exited when i first saw Mazda RX-8, and i took a pic with it too =D. but its seen around alot now.


  2. D0ct0r (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    i have already seen literally half a dozen of these humvee in last two years here in karachi… the best one was dark yellow one that i spotted in korangi industrial area in karachi…


  3. Phil (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    Humvee is something special… Its not a over-clocked rice rocket ;)

    D0ctor, yeah, sorry I didnt mention, this one was all-black. With tinted windows.


  4. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    Ah han if arnold bought it and bought it with yellow coat … Then it sure would be “something” Otherwise hummer or hammer … whatever .. :P


  5. Phil (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    On second thought, Ustad Rustam, why not post about the car you spotted in your Car Spotting post? Would make an interesting series. Plus try to add photos and if possible, try having a chat with the owner to get his views. I know a few cars like RX-8 would certianly appear more, but heck, if its unique, its worth the post.


  6. Phil (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

    Asma, man you are too good… at being funny. Coz literally, this thing can be called the ‘hammer’ of its category.


  7. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:44 pm

    Excellent Ideas :>

    Vintage cars anyone ….:)


  8. Phil (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

    Waah, kamal idea! So do able, I am sure we are keep observers and can certianly spot some vintage stuff around. But only report it the day you see it… otherwise there is not us of actually ‘spotting’ something if you cant explain how it looked on the day. What the day was like, and where and what you were doing.


  9. Backlawa (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 1:52 am

    Hey has anyone know if there are any Ford Mustang (Latest ones) in Isloo? I am thinking of getting one… Also I know that Porsche is selling like crazy.


  10. ustad rustam (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 11:58 am

    wah ! great idea!
    coming up with RX-8 in a while :D


  11. Phil (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    I have seen a Ford Mustang ’68 or something a long time ago – red one, hard top. Porche’s ka itna nahee maloom. Haven’t seen one in Isb.

    The Hummer was spotted in F-10, PSO pertol pump ;)



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