Ram Truck Territory
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.
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.
August 29-September 3, 2018
Ram Truck was the title sponsor of the 2018 Michigan State Fair. With Ram Headquarters only 30 miles away, what better opportunity to roll out the red carpet and bring a great experience to the local venue to show off the all-new 2019 Ram 1500.
Ram went big at the MSF, bringing the Ram Truck Territory properties, including the 18′ mountain, Power Tower Towing Demo, Giant Berm, Ram Torque Wall, and a demo area to show off Ram 1500 load leveling, adjustable ride height, full surround cameras, and parallel park assist features.
With all of the amazing safety, comfort and performance features on the new half-ton truck, it was difficult for Gordinier Group Pro Drivers to present all of that info to guests in a short period of time. This truck really is packed with exciting new technology and the overall ride is amazing! Our job of showing off these new trucks has become easy – so many great things to talk about!
While the weather at the state fair was hot, the Ram Truck Territory was never short of guests interested in learning about and riding in the new trucks. A great home game for Ram Trucks!
July 9-13, 2018
Guests of the 2018 Wisconsin Farm Tech Days were some of the first to get a chance to drive Ram’s all-new 2019MY 1500 trucks. With an interior that most (if not all) luxury brands will be jealous of, the new Ram was a huge hit. All show vehicles were equipped with premium trim levels (Laramie Longhorn, Limited, Limited Tungsten).
The whole lineup, including HD 2500 and 3500, were available at this show. Guests were given a choice of riding on an extreme off-road course (piloted by Gordinier Group pro drivers) or driving a truck and trailer rig around a perimeter towing track. Attendees are encouraged to participate in both experiences and many do.
Both the off-road and towing courses enjoyed great foot traffic and we ere visited by many farmers who were very enthusiastic about the new product as well as the new refresh on the horizon for the Ram HD trucks. Even a few die-hard Chevy and Ford owners were taking a hard look at the new half-ton offering. You know that if those folks are giving it a second look, Ram is really on to something with this truck!
It was another great start to the farm show season and always fun to show off new product. On to the next one…
2017 was a monumental year for FCA experiential marketing at the Chicago Auto Show! Not only did the automaker roll out a gigantic new build for Ram called the Ram Truck Territory (built by partner George P. Johnson Co.), but it also offered guests the ultra-popular Camp Jeep track and the City Drive, a showcase of FCA’s Dodge, Chrysler, and Fiat brands.
All 3 of these tracks gave guests the opportunity to ride in the newest vehicles offered by FCA, with Gordinier Group drivers behind the wheel. Tasked with delivering detailed information about each vehicle while piloting guests up over and through technical obstacles, the GG drivers made countless positive impressions on CAS guests. All 3 tracks operated at full capacity, bell-to-bell, for 10 days, setting a new record for registered guests at an auto show ride and drive.
Below, you will see a brief time-lapse video from a static location on each of the 3 tracks:
Ram Truck Territory-
This track consisted of specific turn-offs for each model Ram truck: a load-leveling demo for 1500, torque-wall pull for 2500 and max weight towing demo for 3500.
Camp Jeep –
The Camp Jeep track is always a crowd favorite in Chicago. This is no surprise, given the infusion of massive amounts of organic material (dirt, boulders, mulch) alongside the mobile properties that make Camp Jeep a thrilling ride that shows off the brand’s off-road prowess. The track features an 18-foot tall, pass-through mountain, staircase, Trail Rated pass, side-hill traverse, breakover and several other challenging obstacles.
City Drive –
The 2017 CAS City Drive track gave customers the chance to experience a ride in 2017 FCA vehicles such as Chrysler 300 and Pacifica, Dodge Charger and Challenger, or Fiat 500 and Spider 124. The track featured an ambient sound zone, Pacifica walkaround lab, vehicle info center, and everyone’s favorite, the acceleration/braking strip,
In 2016, Ram did just that. By bringing the Ram Truck Territory Ride & Drive to the 5 biggest agriculture shows (and letting them drive and ride in the trucks), Ram delivered many important impressions on buyers. This year’s ag show list included:
- World Agriculture Expo – Tulare, CA: 2/8 – 2/12/16
- Wisconsin Farm Technology Days – Zenda, WI: 7/18 – 7/22/16
- Farm Progress Show – Boone, IA: 8/28 – 9/2/16
- Husker Harvest Days – Grand Island, NE: 9/12 – 9/16/16
- Sunbelt Ag Expo – Moultrie, GA: 10/17- 10/21/16
Luckily, the ag events weren’t plagued with rain this year as they were in 2015. In fact, of all of the event days in this year’s tour, only part of one day was lost to foul weather conditions.
The new format for these events has Gordinier Group drivers piloting the trucks on the interior, off-road track. GG drivers tackle the precision driving on the off-road obstacles while delivering information – specs, features, and why buys – to the passenger guests.
Meanwhile, 3 tow vehicles circle the perimeter of the space, giving guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a tow rig to experience Ram’s best in class towing prowess. Guests chose between a 3500 dually with a gooseneck trailer (loaded with Case farm equipment), a 2500 pulling a horse trailer full of hay, or a 1500 with trailer loaded with a side-by-side or personal watercraft. In this situation, GG drivers ride shotgun, giving towing tips and product details.
Together, these two tracks give guests a nice picture of what the trucks are capable of doing in practical situations.