(from GeigerCars Press
Release) The Reindeer Sleigh Takes a Break!
GeigerCars.de Builds the Christmas HUMMER H2
Santa’s good old reindeer sleigh is taking a break. This year Santa
will deliver his presents using a very special HUMMER H2 from
Europe’s largest HUMMER dealer and leading European tuner of
American automobiles built a Christmas HUMMER with lots of festive
extras for the TV magazine Galileo on the German ‘Pro 7’ channel.
On the outside St. Nick’s new company vehicle sports a fiery red
special-effect paintjob from Munich paint specialist Michael
Rollwage, complete with an airbrushed winter scene and a depiction
of the Star of Bethlehem.
The body was also modified extensively. The front doors no longer
open in the conventional way; they now open by swinging up like
gullwing doors. Tin-coated metal moldings that have been welded
seamlessly into the rear side window openings turn the H2 into a
true panel cruiser. To perfect the Christmas looks the body was
further fitted with 250 LED lamps that clearly define the H2’s
contours at night.
The H2 also provides everything Santa needs for his winter fitness
program: A specially designed external rear luggage rack safely
holds two HEAD Snowboards as well as two EBRA curling stones and
hockey sticks. A large roof carrier box is also part of the
exclusive equipment as is an old-fashioned sled.
The spectacular GeigerCars.de Christmas HUMMER looks are further
characterized by 10Jx22 chrome wheels with Pirelli Scorpion ATR
tires in size 325/55 R 22.
And should the snow get too deep for even the HUMMER H2, Santa Claus
can switch to the snowmobile painted in the same theme as the HUMMER
itself. The GeigerCars.de technicians custom-built a special trailer
based on an ALKO chassis that runs on the same 22-inch light-alloy
wheels as the Christmas HUMMER.
Special emphasis was placed on a cuddly interior ambiance. Master
upholsterer Andi Richter fitted the entire interior with red leather
and carpet, color-coordinated with the exterior color. Walnut-burl
applications add further attractive visual highlights.
Reportedly Santa Claus is a big music enthusiast and thus sound
specialist Thomas Regler equipped the HUMMER with a custom-tailored
JBL sound system with 3,800 watts. But why stop there? The images
from the digital TV receiver or from a DVD play on no less than
three screens; in the front row, in the lavish rear compartment and
in what used to be the trunk.
All it takes to start a great après-ski party is to open the
liftgate: The restyled trunk now not only offers maximum viewing
pleasure with a 42-inch LCD widescreen TV, and sound from the mighty
JBL speakers: Integrated thermos cans provide hot mulled wine while
a heated stainless-steel box can hold warm cookies.
For a comfortable and romantic time after the party the rear
compartment – visually enlarged by a mirror on the rear wall –
features an electric fireplace with white fake bearskin rug, an
auxiliary Webasto heater and a large red leather couch.
The GeigerCars.de Christmas HUMMER represents a value of some
110,000 Euros and was raffled off among the Galileo viewers. We
don’t know what Santa Claus thought about the loss of his 320-hp