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Hummer Tour

Thursday, September 25, 2003
Hitting the trails in a 12 seated Hummer is definitely the way to see the Blue Mountains.

The Hummer's history began in 1979, with a competition for the development of a vehicle to meet the US Army's highest standards in high-mobility, multi-purpose, wheeled vehicles.

AM General, a company which appeared to be well behind its competitors, rolled up its sleeves and created the Hummer, which was tested in the Nevada desert in 1980, just 11 months from its beginnings. The initial contract in 1983 called for 55,000 vehicles to be delivered over a five-year period.

With the marketing of the civilian Hummer, AM General has introduced the world's most durable and serious four-wheel drive for work and pleasure.

The Hummer is one of only about half a dozen in Australia, understandable when you realise they cost around $190,000. People get a buzz from being in the vehicle; after all, it is a rare opportunity. While they can be a little daunting to drive, they are fun for passengers and create a lot of rubber-necking on the road.

The Hummer has been modified so he can take 12 passengers. It is fully heated and there is a PA system. Clear plastic windows can fold up and down and modified suspension ensures it's not uncomfortably bumpy riding in the back.

You can customise your own day out with Hummer Tours. Talk it over, grab a group of friends and take off for half a day, an entire day or even several days. If you're looking for something new and different, this is it!


From Sydney to the Blue Mountains


Hummer Tours start at $480 for half a day.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

19 Richardson Road
Saltash NSW 2318
Ph: 0428 486 637

Qantas: 13 13 13

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