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After an intense run, the auto show season finished strong in New York City, going back to its roots where Camp Jeep first invaded auto shows 15 years ago. The mobs lined up for a ride on the iconic track in The Big Apple.
While consumers by the thousands were entertained outside on the track, Jeep was also entertaining the masses inside unveiling the all new 2020 Jeep Gladiator that is now in mass production.
The newest member of the Jeep family is a Wrangler-based pickup truck that has a distinct off-road advantage.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Camp Jeep was back at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with Gordinier Group staff behind the wheel for the 13-day show proving the Jeep capabilities yet again. Although the Jeep line-up speaks for itself on the track, GG Professional Drivers accentuated the off-road abilities and highlighted the Jeep Wrangler as 2019 MotorTrend SUV of the Year.
This year at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Ram Truck Territory was all the buzz with the 28,000-square-foot ultimate in-truck adventure by RAM. Gordinier Group professional drivers navigated attendees through the interactive course in the 2019 RAM 1500, the Motor Trend Truck of the Year.
Payload and stability demonstrations showcased the all-new RAM 1500s capabilities. Towing capability and suspension options were tested by a series of culverts and high-banked wedges. Traction and hill-decent technology were tested, as well as experiencing the “Ram Mountain,” a 13-foot high, 30-foot long course element with 30-degree approach and departure angles. The drivers also highlighted the parallel and perpendicular park assist features and trailer towing technology.
RAM also unveils the 2019 RAM Chassis Cab at the Chicago Auto Show
RAM Truck Territory hit the outdoors at the World Ag Expo, the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition in Tulare, California.
Gordinier Group staff highlighted the vehicle’s attributes from the right seat while consumers drove and experienced the trailer towing capabilities of the RAM truck line-up first-hand.
Next Stop……2019 Philadelphia Auto Show bringing the Camp Jeep experience to thousands more in Philly. Fans that have grown to love Camp Jeep and new comers alike, all rushed the track to register again this year.
Another big fan visited the track as well!
Gordinier Group headed out to Aspen for the Winter X Games again this year. In addition to providing VIP Jeep Shuttles for the extremists out there, Gordinier Group had a hand in the latest addition to the Winter X Games lineup.
New this year was the Jeep Wrangler X Challenge. Gordinier Group was excited to team up with Jeep and take the off-roading to the snow!
The RAM Truck Territory made an appearance at the Houston Auto Show with a variety of 2019 RAM trucks. They presented the Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited 1500 models for the test-ride participants that lined up for a ride. Consumers were pleased to get a first-hand look at the RAM 1500 named 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year as well as the 2019 North American Truck of the Year.
The Gordinier Group team demoed the various new features on the 2019 RAM 1500 Truck.
Next door to RAM Truck Territory, Gordinier Group staff also turned laps at Camp Jeep with the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Cherokee TrailHawk Elite, Grand Cherokee TrailHawk and the Compass TrailHawk. Jeepers crowded the track and jam-packed the line.
Gordinier Group hit another stop on the auto show circuit at the San Diego International Auto Show.
Camp Jeep San Diego captured the attention of consumers by the thousands yet again this year. Wrapping up the 4 day show on December 30th, the show was well received by everyone! The track was filled with Jeep Wrangler Rubicons, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee TrailHawks as well as the Compass TrailHawk. There was no shortage on thrill rides for Jeep enthusiasts.
The Gordinier Group team brought in the holidays with Santa! With Ram being a proud sponsor of the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade, Gordinier Group drivers geared up for the task of pulling the festive parade floats for all to enjoy. As the title sponsor of the parade, Ram trucks towed all of the parade floats, including the life-size gingerbread float that housed Santa. Ram provided 15 trucks in all, as well as, provided seats for many heartwarming patients and their families from Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to enjoy the parade first hand.
It was smiles all around!
October 16-18, 2018
Sunbelt Ag Expo was the final stop on a successful summer farm show season for Ram Truck and Gordinier Group.
Ag shows are a great way for Ram to take a more grassroots approach to experiential marketing. In contrast to Ram’s auto show ride and drive activations, the guest interactions are longer and more personal at farm shows. While Gordinier Group drivers can’t churn through the staggering numbers of people like at an auto show, it is nice to shift gears and have an opportunity to form more of a bond with the heavy truck-biased demographic and be able to spend more time addressing their questions and concerns. It really feels like the trade-off is worth it.
This year’s tour began in California, hitting 5 total stops before finishing up in Moultrie, GA at Sunbelt. The 2018 2018 tour featured stops at:
World Ag Expo – Tulare, CA
Wisconsin Farm Tech Days – Johnson Creek, WI
Farm Progress Show – Boone, IA
Husker Harvest Days – Grand Island, NE
Sunbelt Ag Expo, Moultrie, GA
The Ram program consists of in interior off-road track surrounded by a perimeter towing track. This allows the team to give guests two different experiences – a ride along over the technical off-road features, piloted by Gordinier Group drivers. Similar to the auto show model, drivers give product specs and explain what the truck is showing on each obstacle.
On the tow track, guests drive and tow the load while GG personnel ride shotgun, answering questions and giving pointers while the guests actually feel the truck’s power and towing capability first hand.
With this model, the consumer experience is genuine and very informative. We are looking forward to getting back to the fields in 2019!