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WranglerScrambler Rescues H2
Posted by mike on 2004/9/12 0:00:00 (1030) reads

Here's something DaimlerChrysler execs have been wishing for...

It's almost too good to believe - a 20-year old Jeep coming to the rescue of a brand new Hummer H2. It all happened at Camp Jeep 2004 -and there are photos and video to prove it. Here's a snippet:

This is just one of those moments you are glad you have a camera with you. I was in Virginia at Camp Jeep during July 15-17th. As many of you know, to attend Camp Jeep you must own a Jeep and drive it in to the event. As large as it has become during the last few years, vendors are starting to appear on the road going into the event. I had stopped at one of the vendor tents on the road leading into the event. I was in the tent looking around when out of the corner of my eye I saw a Hummer H2 pull up into the parking lot. Mind you, there were probably 20 jeeps of various types in the parking lot and a Hummer pulling into the parking lot is probably not the most welcome there. It would be like going to a Harley Davidson rally and stopping at a bar full of Harley owners on a Yamaha rice rocket.  

Well, I just happened to see the front passenger tire of the H2 spinning freely. I just assumed someone was just messing around and having fun. After looking closer, the owner had proudly pulled up his Hummer over a small tree stump in the yard.And upon trying to leave, found himself "stumped" with a problem.   He had hung the frame of the H2 on the stump. The stump probably could not have been over 12" total height from the level gravel only 2-3 feet away.

It gets even better when you recall an article posted on this site on 8/3/04 in which Gary White, GM vice president in charge of fullsize trucks, said, "It would be a cold day in hell before we had a Hummer that was not capable". Hmmmm.

This is a must see for all Jeep lovers. Check it out here.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Larrs
That is the greatest. The Hummer has always been an embarrassment to the American tax payer from the beginning. Now it can be an embarrassment to that owner. Take it to the mall but not off roading.
It is only fitting that a Jeep would come to the rescue. The Hummer and all it's clones will never have the dedication, heritage, versatility, or legacy of the Jeep.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Byron
I've seen a lot of remarks indicating greatness of military hummers and have to disagree. I've been in the army for 13 years. It wasn't too long ago that taking a hummer out for "driver training" in the remotest northern parts of south korea was fairly common. I still missed my bronco. The hummer's long wheelbase would high center frequently and the suspension was too stiff for even medium articulation and would quickly loose traction when the going got just a little rough. Granted you could slide sideways down near cliff-like hills and stay on the wheels (and we did much to the displeasure of my ncoic) but you really had to pick your line to get back out. I was back from overseas six months and had two blown diffs, 1 twisted off input shaft, 1 snapped driveshaft and finally a blown bronco motor to costly to repair. Years gone by, I lived and learned and now own a Rubicon...(Moral?..)
back to the point, I still haven't matured enough that i wouldn't have followed up that vid with a jeep driving all over that stump...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: fd kisselstein jr
here is my comment:about 8 years ago while living in georgia.a couple of us were playing on a hill and a guy comes up with a hummer( they were new then and this guy thought he was the man ) and tries to get himself up the hill and failed and slid back into a tree and was all done...we winched him up and sent him on his way...they are for looks only unless its military..

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bowser
ahhahahhahahaha

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bowser
ahhahahhahahaha

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Now don't forget Jeepers...The "Hummer" Brand is actually produced by the same autoworkers who produced H1 and their ancestors...(AM General)..which was once part of the Jeep Empire. GM only bought the rights to "market" and "sell" the Hummer Brand...still part of the Jeep bloodline...though now quite Bastardized...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mbogo
here is my comment: C'mon, H2 has invited the grief
they're getting by insinuating a direct comparison w/
Jeep. Hummer® Like nothing else(tm) is just another
way of saying: Jeep® There's only one(tm). Oh, and
while we're at it, let's steal Jeep's grille too ; ) Bottom
line: unless it's got portal axles (see $100k H1) or is
bolted to a $250k trophy truck, IFS sucks off road.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
"This just makes Jeep owners look desperate to put down a H2…."

What the hell are you talking about??

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bowser
Cool! Too bad I missed it.

I wish they would hold it in Missouri again, or somewhere closer like Oklahoma. Virignia is an aweful long drive :( I'm in Texas, here.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Sean M.
Why would someone who just spent 60K on a Hummer stage being stuck in a parking lot? Just makes the owner look like an a$$! Looks to me like it got high centered on the frame and/or running board and without traction devices aka: locker or LSD. he could not get off it. Could have been a driver that did not know what to do either.

There is nothing to compare the H1 to, it is a tank with tires, come to think of it you could compare it to a tank i guess. :) But certainly not a 20K TJ!!


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jeef
here is my comment The Porta-Potty is a nice nuance in the photos. I feel for the guy in the H2, but not much. This would make a great ad, something like "H2, parking lot rated". And Bowser, I liked your double post - keep laughing!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jim G.
here is my comment

This does make the H2 owner look unfortunate! Seems to me that it got high centered on the frame. The weight of the Vehicle was centered perfectly so little weight was on the back wheels and none on the front. The vehicle also seemed balanced side to side what luck for the Jeep crowd. Seems to me that any vehicle, yes-even Jeep could have this happen.
Lets see the pictures of the H2 on the Camp Jeep- off road course (if there is one) getting stuck and being pulled out by a Jeep that lead the way. Now that would be something worth seeing.

This just makes Jeep owners look desperate to put down a H2….

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeanene & Rob
here is my comment: I am very very glad to see this was true - we had been hearing the rumors while attending the event adn really had hoped it wasn't a publicity shot - GOOD JOB GUYS! I have been waiting to see these pics since the event! See you all next year at CAMP JEEP 2005.
Keeping Dry here in Tampa -(0||||0)-

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Nelson
The driver seems to have driven very close to the porta john. Now the people couldn't use it. See the girl? she's gotta go...

Anyhow driving like a jerk, will get you in sh*t.

:)

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mbogo
AM General was originally a wholly owned subsidiary
of Jeep under AMC. They produced the familiar DJ-5
postal Jeeps and also the M-151 MUTT (which had a
non-Jeep grille). AM General was bought by a couple
different defense contractors and finally became a LLC
in 2002.

Legally, AM General has nothing to do with Jeep or DC
now. So when GM handles the marketing for the
Hummer brand (which includes product development),
they can't "borrow" Jeep trademarked material any
more than they can use Ford or Microsoft properties.

GM is acutely aware of the Jeep brand, and any
parallel marketing is calculated toward conquest sales,
not an amicable family relationship. When you don't
play nice, expect a little mudslinging (literally). Though,
to be fair, IIRC, e-lockers and low range are standard
on all H2s. Problems this ridiculous are more likely due
to operator error (inexperience) than product
engineering.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Ron Byram
I was at Camp and The Jeep Mgmt was there and they even announced it to the crowd. Everyone cheered!

I was at that spot just eariler to Air up. Man I wish I had seen that!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: scrambler013
WTJ, that is a Scrambler with a Wrangler(YJ) front end on it.

This is perfect! I guess it just shows ya that all the goofy widgets and bs that GM puts into that stupid thing, it still can't compete with the Jeep, old or new!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: comment
:-)

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: scramblerjean
hehehehe.
If anyone knows the actual driver of the Scrambler, pass it on to me please. We'll send him one of our Hummer Recovery Team T-shirts!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rick Deloney
Awesome story!

I think the author should send this to the US Army transportation division.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Chris
It just goes to show that there's nothing better than a Jeep.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: KH
I was at a Texas river in my '97 TJ once and pulled out a couple of huge, 4WD Chevy pickups that were stuck. This doesn't sound unrealistic to me.

I also drove an H2 for a couple of weeks once (so I could write a story about it). I was not impressed.

Some people just don't know better than to bring a knife to a gunfight.

If you ain't in a Jeep you're in too deep.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: neuron

This does not look staged to you?

You may as well say Jeep is better off-roader than Toyata Camry. Pick on someone your own size and compare Wrangler to the real Hummer, not some fake overpriced chevy truck .

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bowser
whoops, sorry for double post

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: MJR
This is not surprising, back in Nov 03 I had to pull one off a dirt mound, no ground clearance.

http://www.fototime.com/5452A6242D1C605/orig.jpg

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: 91 YJ
jeep should definately play this up.. especially with the impending doom that is the H3...
also, with jeep planning to expand its lineup, a new "shadow slogan" (like the jeep grill now) could be a wrangler or scrambler pulling an H2 in the background of commercials. How great would that be!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
I think one of the problems with the Hummer is the running boards that a majority of the H2's come with. I am guessing they result in a considerable loss of ground clearance.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Sean M.
That would be a good marketing SLAM, i can hear it now...

Hummer, the most capable off-road vehicle on the planet... being pulled off a stump in a parking lot by a 20 year old Jeep! That would be great!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
Somebody should make sure that the marketing group for Jeep see's this.
Maybe it could be the basis for a Wrangler/Jeep advertising campaign!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Sean M.
That was a good laugh, how embarrasing for that H2 driver. Even a bone stock TJ would not get hung on that stump. Guess that will teach him to show up to CJ without a Jeep!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: rich
Currently "forwarding" link luck mad!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Just because it walks like a duck; talks like a duck; doesn't mean it's a duck.....*insert "Jeep" inplace of "duck"..and you have some quick humor....LOL-The best H2 story yet!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WTJ
Did you mean to write "Wrangler Rescues Chevrolet Tahoe"?
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