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Hummer – Built American Strong

Our Friend Herb Hall, owes his life to his H1 Hummer. Check out his amazing story.

Herb was at a complete stop and was the first vehicle in line after exiting the freeway. As the light turned green, Herb processed just like anyone else would. Out the corner of his eye, he saw an 18 wheeler long haul truck heading toward him on the driver side. Herb explains “at that moment, everything happened in slow motion”, then WHAM!

The impact from the 18 wheeler rendered Herb unconscious for several moments. Coming back to consciousness he felt heat near his face. At first though, he believed his truck was on fire. What an intense way too come back to reality! With a sense of self preservation, Herb tried to get out of his now crushed H1 Hummer. A bystander rushed over to Herb and explained that his vehicle was not on fire and to remain in place until medical assistance arrived.

It turns out that the intense heat that Herb felt was coming from the radiator of the 18 wheeler. His Face was just inches away from the radiator!

The report determined that the 18 wheeler was going about 60 MPH when it ran the red light and slammed into Herb’s H1 with a full load. The 18 wheeler pushed the H1 20 yards before coming to a complete stop. Herbs Hummer 2003 Soft-Top was completely totaled but it saved his life. Herb walked away from this horrific accident with a little glass in his arm and extremely sore from head to toe.

“My hummer was my daily driver. I loved that truck and plan on having another as soon as I settle with the insurance company. Hummer H1 is the only way to drive!!!! “ – Herb

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Touch -A-Truck 2015

Predator Motorsports Inc is incredibly proud to be part of the country’s largest car show for kids held in San Diego California. Last year over 7,000 guests were entertained by emergency, military, race, custom, big rig and construction vehicles. This year will be the 7th year of the annual Touch-A-Truck Event and it gearing up to another great year.

Touch-A-Truck is a San Diego Kid-centric car show where everyone is welcome to sit in the driver’s seat of all the Vehicles on display. 100% of the Money raised goes to fund kids cancer research.

Here is the scoop

When our friend Max was three years old, he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. Neuroblastoma is the most common soft tumor childhood cancer. Max went through an intense six month chemo and radiation protocols and earned a good year away from the hospital in remission. This little guy is a warrior to say the least. The Summer before kindergarten, a spot appeared on his spine at a check-up. The little guys cancer had returned.

For the next two years Max would fight, hook, jab, and wrestle with his relentless enemy. The constant fighting over the previous 2 year drained his strength. This warrior passed away six days after starting 2nd grade. He was only seven years old.

This story only highlights Max, but his struggle is repeated daily by infants, kids, and teens. In the U.S. alone, 46 kids are diagnosed with cancer every school day, that’s one classroom full of kids. Each week 46 children die.

Children’s cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for kids under the age of 15. Cancer kills more children then Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined.

Max’s story is terrible. Such a wonderful light extinguished before its time. Max is a hero. His life and death is an inspiration and the reason we Support Max’s Ring of Fire and the Touch-A-Truck car show.

Want to get involved? Please visit Touch-A-Truck

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Recaro Upgrade

Recaro seats

Sometimes standard seats don’t cut it and it is time to upgrade! Recaro seats don’t come out of the box ready to install in a HMMWV. That’s when our custom fabrication team takes a few measurements, make a few adjustments and this upgrade is ready to install.

Developing new products, integrating new features, creating solutions based on the customers needs and technology advancements is a passion of Predator Motorsports. Have a problem with your Hummer that you can’t solve or a creature comfort you will like to add? Let Predator Motorsports make it happen for you.

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Adventure Time

Hummer on-top of a hill

Check out our friend Charles and his adventures in his 1985 USMC HMMWV.

Charles put his HMMWV through the wire and definitely has gotten “bang for his buck”. After finding his chariot on Ebay, the allure of owning a true American iconic vehicle was the driving force to purchase her sight unseen. He started their relationship by driving her daily for 10 years! Truly becoming intimate with the inner workings of his HMMWV, he has probably turned every bolt on her at least twice!

Charles, accompanied with friends, answers the call for offroad adventure several times per year. They head to Rausch Creek Offroad Park in Tremont, PA at least 2-3 times a year. In May of 2011, they were exploring a new part of the park that had a bunch of man-made obstacles used for rock crawling event. One in particular caught his eye because a bunch of modified Toyota pickup’s were maneuvering around it. He decided to toss in a little “Good ole American Muscle” and conquered the hill! The Shear drop off on either side, and the lack of visibility of the obstacles in front and to the rear of his HMMWV, It definitely made the adventure more “interesting”. In Fact his 4 tires barely fit!!! Check out a few pictures below from his latest adventure.

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Smooth Operator

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This 2006 Alpha H1 Hummer came to Predator with hopes of separating itself from the pack. Just like James Bond, this smooth operator is a perfect mixture of rugged functionality and charming attraction. This Hummer is outfitted with full Predators Search and Rescue exterior accessory line. The Quick Silver paint and Black aggressive S&R accessories really take the exterior feel to the next level. The tires and wheel package give this H1 a bulldog stance without sacrificing performance . Driving this Smooth Operator is guaranteed to turn heads.

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H1 Gear Hub Heat Sinks

Billet Aluminum Geared Hub Heat Sinks

Our Billet Aluminum Geared Hub Heat Sinks set (4) replaces the stock access cover plate of your geared hubs. Machined out of a solid piece of 1 Billet Aluminum, these heat sinks will cool the Geared Hub Oil, extending the life of the oil and bearings inside the Hub. A huge advantage when under heavy loads, towing or high performance applications. Available in your choice of anodized blue or black drain plugs. Custom power coating available upon request.

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Almost There

6.6 Duramax and 6 Speed Allison Transmission paired up perfectly

This conversion is almost done. 6.6 Duramax and 6 Speed Allison Transmission paired up perfectly. Exhaust piping complete. 2WD/4WD/ALL WD selectable transfer-case upgrade ready to rock and roll. Few more things to wire and the body will get dropped down. Soon this vehicle will head to the testing phase. Almost there.

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