Windrock 2003

Windrock consists of thousands of acres of woods, mountains, ponds, and streams owned by the Coal Creek Mining and Mfg. Company in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. The Windrock ATV club maintains the 30 or more trails. The trip started as we left the Kascar parking lot around 11:00 AM on July 22nd After traveling about 4.5… Read more »

History of the Hummer®

July 1979 AM General begins preliminary design work for a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV® pronounced HUMVEE ®) to meet U.S. Army standards July 1980 First engineering prototype vehicle completed. July 1981 U.S. Army awards Phase 1 request contract to AM General for development of prototype vehicles. April 1982 AM General delivers 11 prototype… Read more »

History of the HMMWV®

On March 22, 1983 the U. S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command awarded the AM General Division of LTV Aerospace and Defense [now AM General Corporation] a $1.2 billion contract to produce 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV ®, pronounced HUMVEE ®), to be delivered in 15 different configurations over a five year period…. Read more »

The History of AMGeneral

The origins of AM General can be traced to 1903, when the Standard Wheel Company of Terre Haute, Indiana, expanded its bicycle operation to include the Overland Automotive Division to manufacture motor vehicles, and the Overland “Runabout” was introduced. In 1908, John North Willys purchased the Overland Automotive Company, which by then was located in… Read more »

The General’s H2 SUT Struts Its Stuff In Vegas

BY KEVIN A. WILSON From AutoWeek Magazine, November 10, 2003 Reprinted with permission. AMONG UNVEILINGS this week at the SEMA show in Las Vegas will be the 2005 Hummer H2 SUT, the sport/utility truck variant of the H2 SUV. Like other SUTs, notably the Cadillac Escalade EXT with which it shares some platform parts, the… Read more »