Another successful Ram summer ride and drive series has sadly come to an end. The 2015 rodeo and farm show tours saw the best weather and more importantly, the best crowds that we have experienced to date.
This year, both tours saw the addition of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which was a great addition to the drive fleet! Guests were amazed by the torque, lack of typical diesel noise, and the amazing fuel economy (up to 29 mpg).
As the Ram Trucks brand continues to build momentum and win market share, we continue to see (and welcome) increased interest and participation in the ride and drive events.
Hats off to Ram on another great season!
Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
Colorado State Fair – Pueblo, CO
Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City, OK
Heart O’ Texas Fair – Waco TX
Farm Show Tour:
Wisconsin Farm Tech Days – Madison, WI
Farm Progress – Decatur, IL
Husker Harvest Days – Grand Island, NE
Sunbelt Expo – Moultrie, GA
July 19-28, 2014
Colorado State Fair
August 23 – September 2, 2014
Oklahoma State Fair
Oklahoma City, OK
September 11-21, 2014
The Ram Rodeo Test ride Series provides excellent exposure for the brand. Unlike the farm show circuit, these fairs are 10-12 days long and feature top country music acts, pro rodeo and bull riding events, carnivals, and other attractions that help to bring scads of people through the gates.
At these shows Gordinier Group/Dirt Designs has the opportunity to design and build organic off-road courses that feature, logs, rock piles, axle articulation rollers, dirt mountains, and as many other obstacles that we can pack into our footprint. While the simulated off-road courses provide an excellent medium to provide a consistent experience, we always jump at the chance to get on the heavy equipment and move some dirt around.
All 3 fairs brought us great weather and provided us a truly enormous amount of people to show off the 2014 Ram 1500 to. We really racked up the rides at these shows and were able to make a ton of positive impressions. This is easy to do when you are you are promoting the Motor Trend “Truck of the Year”, winner (for the last 2 years, thank you very much).
Houston Auto Show 1/22 – 1/26/14
World Agriculture Expo 2/11 – 2/13/14
Dallas Auto Show 2/19 – 2/23/14
Cleveland Auto Show 3/1 – 3/1914
Rodeo Austin 3/1 – 3/16/14
After winning the Motor Trend “Truck of the Year” award for the second consecutive year (for the 2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel), Ram trucks has upped the ante on their experiential marketing efforts. By adding additional indoor auto sh0ow tracks as well as adding outdoor shows, Ram is working hard to spread the news about how great their product is.
Gordinier Group is fortunate and proud to be on the front line of that push, as our drivers are the conduit between the brand and the consumers.
We are looking forward to our next Ram event next week at the American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
July 25 – August 1, 2013
Gordinier Group Pro Drivers visited the ‘Great White North’ to activate a Ram Test Drive at the Ponoka Stampede.
Located between Calgary and Edmonton , the 77th Annual Ponoka Stampede drew over 65,000 spectators and is the largest week-long Pro Rodeo in Canada.
March 9-23, 2013
Gordinier Group teamed up with Ram Rodeo once again to activate a Ram test drive at the 2013 Rodeo Austin in Texas.
With the all-new 2013 Ram 1500 on hand, the off-road track was a very popular activity among rodeo goers.
GG coach riders rode along with guests, sharing their off-road driving expertise and extensive knowledge on the the makeup and driving dynamics of the 2013 Motor Trend “Truck of the Year”.
Despite poor weather and competition with SXSW in Austin, the 2013 rodeo and test drive experienced great attendance and is always a favorite for Gordinier Group team members.
December 12-15 2012
It was all hands on deck as Gordinier Group headed to Sin City in December to be a part of the National Finals Rodeo, sponsored by Ram Trucks.
The valet area of the MGM Grand (the largest casino in Las Vegas) was taken over by the Ram driving experience.
This creatively designed course featured 3 totally unique Ram expeiences:
1. Off-road course – Guests rode along in 2013 Ram 1500 or 2500 Power Wagons over I-beams, rollers, culverts, mobile mountain and an acceleration/braking lane.
2. Trailer Towing – Guests experienced the unmatched towing prowess of the Ram 3500 as it pulled either a goose-neck trailer (with 14,000 lb. Case/New Holland Puma tractor), or an outfitted, bumper-pull horse trailer (provided by NRS).
3. Payload – Guests rode in a 1500 or 2500 Ram, fitted with 1,000 lb. hay bale in the bed, as it deftly maneuvered through a slalom course.
Gordinier Group professional drivers handled the driving duties while providing NFR attendees with all of the Ram product information that they could handle. This is our audience, and these cowboys/girls are some of our favorite guests!
GPJ produced an excellent video recap of the event here: RAM Vegas