What do you get when an award-winning truck brand partners with the reigning female vocalist of the year? A chance to help shelter animals, and that’s just for starters.
Ram is pleased to announce a new partnership with award-winning country music sensation Miranda Lambert. The partnership officially kicks off today, November 5, and to celebrate, Miranda is auctioning off a customized Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn just like the one she drives, with all proceeds going to benefit MuttNation Foundation.
Co-founded by Lambert, MuttNation Foundation has raised over $2.2 million in the last seven years to help end animal cruelty, neglect and homelessness. With a winning bid on the new Ram truck or one of the other items up for auction, including Lambert-signed guitars as well as copies of Miranda’s fifth studio album, Platinum, you can show your support for the MuttNation mission: to help build shelters for better animal care, to increase pet adoption and to promote responsible pet guardianship in addition to other worthy goals.
It’s a mission and a partnership that Ram Trucks can get behind. “Miranda Lambert and Ram Trucks are a perfect fit,” said Robert Hegbloom, President and CEO of the Ram brand. “She values hard work, courage and lives her life to the fullest – the same characteristics that our brand celebrates in our owners.”
The auction, open for bids until November 15, is just the beginning of a relationship between Lambert and the Ram brand. Stay tuned to RamZone to see how the relationship evolves in 2015. In the meantime, please join Ram in congratulating Miranda on her nine recent award nominations.
By now you’ve seen the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Power Wagon. You know it’s got unmatched off-road capability, and you may have even seen it in action. Whether you’re familiar with the Power Wagon’s capabilities or just starting to check it out, here are a few features you’ll be glad to know come standard.
That’s right, the winch is standard. So if you’re taking your Power Wagon out for some off-road fun or need to rescue “the other guys” from a stuck situation, you’ll find yourself well equipped in the Ram Heavy Duty Power Wagon. The Warn 12,000-pound winch is mounted right behind the front bumper, so you can pull up to the scene and save the day … and prove just how powerful your Ram Truck really is.
Front Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar
If you’re in the market for an off-road vehicle, we know you’ll want to be pushing it to the limits. That’s why the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Power Wagon also comes standard with the unique Ram Articulink front suspension system. High movement joints and the sway bar disconnecting system give you increased control over your axels, so you anticipate bumps in the road with excitement, not dread.
Electronic Lock Differentials
Why go the four-by-four route if you aren’t going to go 100%? Front and rear electronic-locking differentials come standard on every Ram Heavy Duty Power Wagon to give it true four-wheel drive and maximum traction. You’ll be in control every bit of the way.
Of course, this isn’t all the Power Wagon has to offer. You know it comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with best-in-class 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque … all this featuring an unsurpassed powertrain warranty of five years or 100,000 miles. Equip it with a Ram Box, and you’ll be the envy of every other truck on (or off) the road.
We know you love the torque and horsepower of our HEMI® engines. But how exactly do they work? In our next Google+ Hangout taking place August 25th at 12 p.m. ET, the Director of the Ram Brand, Robert Hegbloom, and the Director of Ram Truck Engineering, Michael Cairns, will be back to answer your questions. Get all the inside information you’ve ever wanted regarding our HEMI engine and the technology behind it.
Jump over to our Google+ page and RSVP to the event. Leave your questions in the comments below or on the event page. We want to be sure as many of your questions as possible can be answered, so we prefer getting them ahead of time. We will be moderating questions to ensure the Hangout is fast paced and as informative as possible.
Can’t make the Google+ Hangout on August 25th? No problem! You can watch the Hangout afterward on Google+ and on YouTube. We’re pumped to talk to you about HEMI technology. Ask your questions below, and RSVP on Google+.
No business is bad business when you’re putting your Ram Truck to work. We recently had the chance to speak to Tommy Keegan, the founder of Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY, about how he uses his Ram Truck in the brewing industry. At Keegan Ales, they use the Ram Truck for all sorts of things, as Tommy was happy to share with us.
It has carried many, many kegs and cases of beer … and still runs like new. When not hauling beer, we use it constantly to run to the hardware store for supplies or to the store for supplies for our bar/restaurant. We also log a lot miles all over the Tri-State Area making sales calls.
When you spend this much time working, there has to be time for fun, too, right? We asked Tommy if he had any good stories about the Keegan Ale Ram Truck.
I take great care of the engine; it runs great, and the interior is still like new. All of the dents and scratches on the exterior are from me “playing” with it off-road. It is as much fun as it is dependable.
Of course, as you can see in the pictures, this truck is always working. Even when it isn’t hauling kegs and cases or making store runs, this Ram is advertising for Keegan Ales.
All of my staff loves driving it. It looks great and runs great. Plus, it sounds great, too. That truck is known all over town. I am often asked to bring it to events that we sponsor.
So, Tommy Keegan and his crew love having the Ram Truck for work at Keegan Ales. We know you like to put yours to use, too. Let us know how your Ram Truck is there for your business in the comments below, or share your story with us on Real People, Real Trucks.
Are you the biggest Ram Fan in town? Prove your loyalty by decking yourself (and your home) in exclusive Ram Trucks gear from the Ram Outfitter. The Ram Outfitter has tons of Ram merchandise to fill your Ram quota so you can sport your loyalty everywhere you go. Whether you need something to warm your head on early morning hunting trips or something to keep your drink cold at the campsite, you’ll find it here. We’ve even got cases for your phone to help you live the rugged life. With Ram Outfitters, your wardrobe won’t be lacking either. From outerwear to tees, you can represent your favorite truck every season. Don’t think we’re leaving anyone out, either. A full women’s section is available with clothing just for ladies. There are also a couple themes you can feel free to shop through. Check out Ram erchandise from The Year of the Farmer, including The Farmer in All of Us: An American Portrait. You can also sift through gear supporting GUTS. GLORY. RAM. Take a look around, and let us know what your favorite items are. If nothing else, there are lots of great decals available for your truck.