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Ram Power Wagon Wins Rebelle Rally

Ram Power Wagon Wins Rebelle Rally “Bone Stock” Award; Team 4 Corners Finishes Second Overall

October 24, 2017 , San Diego, Calif. -

For the second consecutive year, Ram has won the Bone Stock Award in the Rebelle Rally.

Team 4 Corners’ Nena Barlow (Sedona, Arizona) and Chris Mayne (Chaville, France) – who were supported by Ram Truck – finished second overall driving a 2017 Ram Power Wagon.


“The terrain and the competition was much tougher this year,” said Barlow. “The Power Wagon ate up the terrain with ease, giving us more time and energy to focus on our navigation challenges.

“The HEMI® power enabled us to be the only ones to make it to the top of the famous Oldsmobile Hill at Glamis, and the Ram Power Wagon's ground clearance, sway bar disconnect and lockers allowed us to fish her through the infamous sharp rocks and steep hills of Johnson Valley. Her winch came in handy to rescue a competitor that slid off the trail. She is an unwavering force with the assets to do anything you need a truck to do, and then a whole bunch of crazy fun stuff!”

Barlow was the third-place finisher in 2016, piloting a Ram 1500 Rebel in the inaugural running of the event.

After leading the early stages of the event, Team 4 Corners narrowly missed the overall win this year by just two points – 1175 to 1177. The event covered more than 750 miles over seven days from Lake Tahoe, Nevada, to California’s Imperial Sand Dunes.

This all-women event is organized by veteran off-road racer and trainer Emily Miller. Miller was the first U.S. woman to score a podium finish in the long-running Gazelle Rally in Morocco.

"Our goal is a world-class competition and event that truly tests the capability and durability of the entire team – driver, navigator and vehicle,” said Miller. “Team 4 Corners was professional, effective and encouraging to competitors, proving themselves as a powerful trio, while earning the respect of the entire field.

“The rally is not for race cars, but a true test of stock trucks, SUVs and CUVs. We designed the Bone Stock Class to showcase the capability of unmodified vehicles, and in a strong field of entries, the Ram Power Wagon proved to be an incredible, durable truck."

Out of the 36 two-woman teams, only 11 trucks and SUVs were eligible for the Bone Stock Award. The Bone Stock Award is presented to the team that places highest in a vehicle that is exactly as delivered from the factory. The only allowable change is different tires, but even those are limited to the factory sizing. Team 4 Corners completed the event with the Power Wagon’s original 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires.

The Rebelle Rally is an off-road driving and navigation competition. It differs from a traditional race where speed is a priority to finish as quickly as possible. By contrast, the Rebelle Rally is about precision. Precise navigation and precise driving. There is no GPS, no pre-running and you don’t need a highly modified vehicle to be successful at the Rebelle Rally.

“My vision was to create an event that rewards intelligence, proper planning and attention to detail,” added event founder Miller.

Over seven days, teams comprised of two women (one driver, one navigator) use maps, compasses and road books to navigate to multiple checkpoints (CPs) in a prescribed amount of time. Some CPs are visibly marked by a flag and course worker (Green CPs), while others are marked by a small flag or PVC pipe (Blue CPs). Black CPs offer the greatest challenge, with no visible reference on the ground. Teams check in at each CP with their tracker, and the closer they are to the exact Black CP location the more points they receive.

Barlow has more than 20 years of experience in the 4WD industry. She is the owner and operator of Barlow Adventures, a Jeep® rental and 4WD training company, and certified by the International 4WD Trainers Association. Though considered well known in the 4WD world, the 2016 Rebelle Rally was her first competitive off-road event.

Mayne is a rally veteran on multiple continents, with last year’s inaugural Rebelle Rally under her belt, as well as 12 Rallye de Gazelles in Morocco and 2010 winner of the Rallye de Princesses in France.

About Ram Power Wagon
Since returning from the battlefields of World War II as America’s first 4x4 pickup truck in 1946, Power Wagon’s mission has been to be the ultimate off-road truck.

Power Wagon retains unique, segment-leading off-road equipment including:

12,000-pound Warn Winch
Bilstein mono-tube shocks
Five-link rear coil spring suspension
Smart Bar electronic disconnecting sway bar
Electric locking front and rear differentials
33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
Complete under-chassis armor


Capabilities include 14.3-inch ground clearance, 26 inches of wheel travel and 30 inches of water fording.

Starting MSRP for the Ram Power Wagon is $52,295, plus $1,395 destination. A Power Wagon option package for a base Tradesman 2500 4x4 Crew Cab adds $8,450 to the base MSRP of $38,945, for a total of $47,395, plus $1,395 destination. A $4,995 Leather & Luxury option package is offered for Ram Power Wagon buyers who prefer the luxury of a leather-appointed interior and other premium features.

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2017 Rebelle Rally contestants are heading for the finish line October 19 in southern California. Team 4 Corners #127 Nena Barlow and her teammate are driving the 7-day event for the second year in a row. Barlow gives her 3rd teammate, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon, high marks for capability on the course.

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What do you call a 2019 Ram 1500?

Ram Truck Brands Its Legacy Half-ton with ‘Classic’ Badge for 2019 MY to Sell Alongside the All-new 2019 Ram 1500

June 26, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

What do you call a 2019 Ram 1500? A Classic!

Ram Truck brand executives, with two concurrently selling body styles of its 2019 model-year pickup, have given the legacy edition its own name: Classic.

Ram will offer both the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, known internally as the “DS” model, and the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 (“DT”) at its North American dealers through the 2018 calendar year.

“As we launch the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, we didn’t want to walk away from a key part of the light-duty truck market” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand — FCA. “Ram will continue to produce the 1500 Classic targeted at entry and commercial buyers.”

The Ram 1500 Classic boasts numerous segment-exclusive features in areas most important to truck buyers. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a unique link-coil rear suspension system. Other features, such as RamBox bedside storage, hidden bins and a flat-load floor, offer unique solutions for cargo. New “Classic” badging is located on the fenders.


Offered in four trim levels, Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV (Special Services Vehicle), the Ram 1500 Classic benefits from content specifically designed to match its capability and style. The Ram 1500 Classic also benefits from three new packages:

Chrome Plus is offered on the Tradesman trim that offers bundled value content, which includes chrome bumpers, body-color upper front fascia, 17-inch wheels, remote keyless entry and carpet floor covering
Tradesman SXT is offered on the Tradesman trim that includes chrome bumpers, body-color front fascia, 5-inch radio, fog lamps (new to Tradesman), dual exhaust on V-8 models (new to Tradesman) and 20-inch chrome wheels (new to Tradesman)
Express Black Accent Package is offered on all Express trim exterior colors, which includes Black wheels, Black headlight bezels and Black badging


The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is available in three cabs and three bed lengths: Regular Cab with 8-ft. bed or 6-ft., 4-in. bed, Quad Cab with 6-ft., 4-in. bed, Crew Cab short bed (5-ft., 7-in.) or Crew Cab with optional 6-ft., 4-in. bed.

Available in 4x2 or 4x4, other powertrain offerings include award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or optional 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8. The optional 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel will be available at a later date.

The Ram 1500 features a segment-exclusive multi-link rear coil suspension that provides best-in-class ride and handling qualities. A coil-spring setup centralizes and absorbs bumps and impacts, while reducing the amount of friction in the spring system. This setup also weighs 40 pounds less than a leaf-spring configuration.

Ram trucks come with an unsurpassed five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Truck customers from half-ton to commercial have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Warren, Michigan), which has built more than 12.5 million trucks since it started operations in 1938. Regular Cab and some Crew Cab models of the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

Ram 1500 Classic will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Ram Truck Brand Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Renowned ‘Farmer’

Ram Truck Brand Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Renowned ‘Farmer’ Commercial and its Continued Support of the Agriculture Community at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo

Ram Truck brand continues commitment to farmers and agriculture communities across the nation with sponsorship and participation at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana
Exclusive FFA convention performance by country music star and FFA alumnus Easton Corbin of brand-new song “Farmer in All of Us,” inspired by Paul Harvey’s iconic speech “So God Made a Farmer”
Ram Truck brand and National FFA Organization recognized three finalists of the “The Farmer in All of Us” program, honoring individuals who have made an impact in their agriculture communities


October 26, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The Ram Truck brand headed to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo with activities designed to commemorate and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the renowned Ram commercial “Farmer.” Going beyond exhibit space, this year’s Ram Truck presence at the FFA convention featured an exclusive live performance by country recording artist Easton Corbin and the recognition of three finalists of the “The Farmer in All of Us” program, a nationwide social initiative that allowed current FFA members and alumni to nominate and recognize those farmers who have made an impact in their agriculture communities.

“The Ram Truck brand has been an active supporter of the National FFA Organization for more than 60 years, but in the last five years since the premier of ‘Farmer,’ the connection with the FFA and farming communities across the nation has grown even stronger,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “It is a great pleasure to be among thousands of FFA members, celebrating and honoring deserving individuals for their commitment to agriculture, work ethic, integrity and tenacity.”


Attended by current and future farmers, National FFA Organization members were treated to a live performance by country music recording artist and FFA alumnus Easton Corbin. Corbin took the stage to perform “Farmer in All of Us,” developed with Universal Music Group Publishing in Nashville in collaboration with the Ram brand. The song is inspired by the powerful stirring “So God Made a Farmer” tribute delivered by legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. The video for “Farmer in All of Us” can be found on the Ram Truck brand’s official YouTube channel



Farmer In All Of Us | Easton Corbin | Ram Trucks


In addition to the special performance by Easton Corbin, the Ram Truck brand and the National FFA Organization recognized three finalists of the “The Farmer in All of Us” program, honoring extraordinary individuals who have made a significant agricultural impact in their communities and who embody the immortal words of Paul Harvey’s iconic “So God Made a Farmer” speech, which Harvey delivered during the National FFA Convention 40 years ago. The three finalists, who attended the FFA convention courtesy of the Ram brand and the FFA, include:

Grayce Emmick - Lewisport, Kentucky
Jake Ledoux - Thermopolis, Wyoming
Arnold Pennoyer - Castorland, New York

The Ram brand’s commitment to agriculture continues to grow with several opportunities and initiatives to support the efforts of the nation’s farmers. From the launch of dedicated Harvest Edition trucks, to the offering of unique dealer incentives for farm-owning customers of the Ram Truck lineup, and through Ram’s relationships with many diverse agriculture brands, customers can take advantage of additional incentives and discounts on purchases, worth thousands of dollars, of farm and ranch equipment and management tools.

Information on the many Ram Truck brand’s agricultural activities and programs can be found at the RAM Life website.

About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 513,890 alumni members in 2,290 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:

Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
Highest Ram torque ever – 930 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Highest 5th wheel towing capacity – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
Best-in-class gas towing – 16,320 pounds with Ram 2500
Highest snow plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
Most luxurious trim available in pickups with Ram Tungsten Limited Edition
Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon


Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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