GM Adding 1,000 Jobs In Michigan

Posted in auto industry, Buick, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | December 1st, 2010 | 3 Responses |

Lila Sawvel and Leighton Kohn, in GM's Flint plant. Photo: © GM Corp.

Here’s something you haven’t heard in quite a long time: General Motors is looking to hire approximately 1,000 engineers and researchers in Michigan, in an effort expand their electric and hybrid vehicle development. GM’s CEO, Dan Akerson, wants to make the company the industry leader in electric vehicle technologies, including extended range EVs like the Volt and parallel hybrids like the upcoming Buick LaCrosse with eAssist. To date, GM has spent some $700 million investing in eight Michigan facilities that support Volt (and future EV) production.

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GM Takes Charge with Allison & Duramax: Perfect Together.

Posted in Car Branding, Car Buying, Chevrolet, Diesel, Funny, Funny Videos, GM, GMC, Videos by MrAngry | November 8th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Car companies are great at making fun of themselves. For years they’ve had a tongue and cheek attitude towards their cars and are generally great at throwing a little humor into the mix. GM has now released a new ad campaign for their new HD Silverado pick-up trucks that includes the comic talents of Patrick Warburton (Max), and Craig Robinson (Al). Two large personalities that fit perfectly with GM’s new ideas for their heavy duty trucks equipped with the new Duramax diesel V8 engine and Allison transmission.
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2011 GMC Sierra Denali is Pure MACHO… For a Price.

Posted in 4x4, Car Buying, Car Reviews, Chevrolet, Diesel, Domestic Review, GMC, Off-Roading, RideLust Review, Trucks by MrAngry | October 1st, 2010 | 4 Responses |

2011 GMC Sierra Denali

There are very few vehicles out there that make you feel like you can take on the world. The new 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 however is the exception to the rule. First off this sucker is made of pure testosterone with a side of viagra thrown in for good measure. It’s big, uber powerful, comfortable and at the end of the day will pull the flippin’ moon out of orbit if you can find a big enough tow chain. In short, this thing is just flat out cool. Here in beautiful Queens, NY a rig like this is as useless as tits on a bull, but if you happen to live in a place with some wide open spaces well then you could have some serious fun with this real life Tonka toy.
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2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE 4wd Crew Cab: RideLust Review

Posted in 4x4, Car Buying, Car Reviews, Diesel, Domestic Review, General, GM, GMC, RideLust Review, Trucks by Kurt Ernst | September 25th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD

Thumbs Up: It’ll tow 13,000 pounds and haul five adults comfortably

Thumbs Down: Too big for everyday driving, especially in the city

Buy This Truck If: You’re a GMC guy and you need the biggest, baddest non-dualie truck they make.

If you’re a car guy, and I mean really, truly a car guy, then sooner or later you’ll need to tow something big and heavy. Maybe it’s a flatbed trailer with a once-in-a-lifetime barn find, or maybe it’s an enclosed trailer to haul your race car and tools. Whatever the purpose, you’re going to need a real truck to tow things with, because a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds just won’t cut it if you’re hauling a ’69 Camaro on a flatbed trailer across the Rocky Mountains. In a case like that, you want something with serious grunt and reasonable fuel economy. If you’re taking a few buddies on the trip, you want something with enough interior room for passengers and cargo. In short, you want a heavy duty, diesel powered, crew cab pickup.

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1950 GMC Futurliner Bus

Posted in Auto Show, Bizarre, Classic, Concept Cars, Design, Detroit, Diesel, GMC by Dustin Driver | September 23rd, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Being a society obsessed with personal freedom and individuality, we often overlook the humble bus. But back in the ’50s people still romanticized the cross-country Greyhound trips and dreamed of futuristic streamlined buses with onboard movie theaters and moon rocket launching pads. That’s why legendary automotive designer Harley J. Earl and his team got all fired up to design a bus for the General Motors Parade of Progress. The cavalcade of cool showcased GM’s futuristic concept designs from 1941 to 1956. This 1950 Futurliner was one of a dozen sleek coaches that formed in the cross-country caravan. It has a fold-out stage, a single-seat “cupola” cockpit, and a dual-wheel front axle. It also looks killer. The bus has made promotional tours of, ironically, Canada.

Source: Dark Roasted Blend,

GM Spends $483 Million To Expand Spring Hill Engine Production

Posted in Buick, Chevrolet, Engines, General, GM, GMC, Newsworthy, Opel by Kurt Ernst | September 20th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Spring Hill, Tennessee, was once home to Saturn, who proclaimed themselves “a different kind of car company”. Poor marketing and an indistinct product line ultimately alienated buyers, and the brand was killed off by GM in 2009. By the end of Saturn’s lifespan, the Spring Hill plant was only being used to produce engines and the Chevy Traverse. The last Saturn built in Spring Hill rolled off the assembly line in 2007, and GM switched Traverse production to Lansing, MI, in 2009. Most of the Spring Hill plant was shuttered, except for the engine assembly line.

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Detroit Mayor Gets Wheels And Tires Stolen

Posted in Bizarre, Detroit, Funny, General, GMC, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | September 5th, 2010 | 1 Response |
2009 GMC Yukon Denali

Hey Detroit, keep an eye out for these wheels, OK?

In what amounts to the ultimate in irony, Dave Bing, the mayor of Detroit, had the wheels and tires from an Executive Protection Unit GMC Yukon Denali stolen. The theft occurred on Wednesday, September 1, while the vehicle was parked in a secure lot at the Shoreline East Condominiums, which the New York Times refers to as a “luxury residence”.

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6X6 GMC Military Firetruck Can be Yours

Posted in GMC, Trucks, Used Cars by Dustin Driver | September 5th, 2010 | 1 Response |

The Craigslist ad sums it up in one sentence: Ten-wheel-drive 750-gallon Class 4 Tender Forest Service fire truck. It can be yours for just $10,900. Available in gorgeous (really) Sandpoint, Idaho.

Source: Craigslist

Reality Check: Grand Theft Auto Style.

Posted in Car Chase, Chevrolet, Death Wish, General, GM, GMC, Videos by MrAngry | August 21st, 2010 | 2 Responses |

If you play video games and love automobiles like us then you have no doubt played something from the Grand Theft Auto Series. The games basic premise centers around having some good old fashion fun by way of stealing any type of car, truck or motorcycle you can get your hands on. Hell, you can even grab a helicopter if you want. What is amazing about the car chase that you are seeing above is that it looks EXACTLY like a scene out of the game. I’m serious about this too as I’ve stolen a pick-up truck (virtually of course), headed for the airport and tried my luck at ditching the po-po. Generally I don’t get too far, but hey, neither did this guy. Who knows, maybe he was playing the game and wanted to take a shot at the real thing. To bad for him though that he can’t just hit the reset button this time around.


GMC might actually approve Granite Concept for production.

Posted in Commuter Cars, Compact Cars, Concept Cars, Cool Stuff, General, GMC by MrAngry | July 1st, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

GMC Granite Concept

I first laid eyes on the GMC Granite concept car back in January when I attended the Washington DC International Auto Show. With it’s squat compact stance, chopped roof line and bulldog looks the Granite was truly an eye catcher for such a small vehicle. It also had this funky two-toned interior and suicide doors which helped shoot its cool factor through the roof. There was however one problem in the fact that the Granite had a GMC badge on the front of it. Although it looked like a little truck, it was more of a compact car and if you know anything about GMC then you know that they only build trucks and SUVs, it’s that simple.

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