The Hummer name has, for better or worse, always been synonymous with environmental devastation. No brand name has more firmly placed their carbon footprint than Hummer, or at least that’s what we’ve been lead to believe over the course of the original H1’s production run and in the 15 years that have followed.
Photography contributed by Charlie Scott. No, it’s not 2020’s “StanceWorks Off Road” annual excursion, although we wished it could have been. There’s been a number of curve balls this year, which comes as no surprise to anyone at this point. Between the June birth of Justin and Rose’s daughter, Charlie’s race schedule, COVID restrictions, and everything in between, it almost appeared as though 2020 might go by without so much as a major camping trip at all.
We’re back with Episode 3! This time, I’m diving into the latest addition to the StanceWorks fleet: a 1999 Hummer 6.5 Turbo Diesel H1. One of my earliest automotive memories, period, is of time spent in an H1, and after a bit of deliberation, I’ve pulled the trigger and bought my bonafide “dream truck.” So, with our friends from Turtle Wax, I’m offering up some back story, a bit of Hummer & Humvee history, and of course, a look behind the scenes here at the SWHQ.