2014 Ram 1500
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).
Wisconsin Farm Tech Days
Steven’s Point, WI
August 12-14, 2014
August 26-28, 2014
September 9-11, 2014
In the outdoor event world, when dealing with Mother Nature, you win some and you lose some. With 3 major farm shows on the schedule this summer, Gordinier Group pro drivers had to battle with some serious rain and storms to bring Ram trucks to the masses.
The farm show circuit began with Wisconsin Farm Tech Days, which featured excellent weather and mobs of Ram test riders. The simulated off-road properties and 2014 Ram 1500 and 2500 trucks were a huge hit with consumers who lined up to participate in our experience. Our job of showing off the features of these amazing trucks gets easier each year as they continue to get better and better – no convincing needed, thank you.
From Wisconsin, we moved on to Boone, Iowa, for Farm Progress Days. This is where the rain began. We arrived on the first show day to 6 inches of standing water on our track. Luckily, we brought some trucks to the entrance, put on our Product Specialist hats, and were still able to have a good number of positive guest interactions, despite being unable to drive. The rain continued throughout the show, causing an eventual morning cancellation on the last day.
When we finally dried off, the Gordinier Group crew made their way to Kearney, Nebraska for Husker Harvest. Once again we battled torrential downpours and weren’t able to drive. Back to our vehicle walk-arounds and Product Specialist duties. Not a bad gig, but our team are drivers and really like to be behind the wheel where we can demonstrate the features that we are explaining.
The weather didn’t cooperate this year, but our guys and gals are scrappy and still managed to get in front of a lot of Ram and potential Ram owners.
The farm shows provide an audience that is the perfect demographic for the brand and even with the wet weather, still an excellent series.
Gordinier Group drivers were happy to get back into the new 2014 Ram 1500 and 2500 models and show them off to guests on the GG-built off-road course.
Drivers were equipped with Laramie and Laramie Longhorn trucks, so there was no shortage of features to brag to rodeo guests about. The 3/4 ton trucks sported Ram’s new 6.4L Hemi, which proved to be incredibly smooth and powerful on the track. The 1/2 ton trucks were powered by the proven Chrysler 5.7L Hemi, paired with the heralded 8-speed automatic TorqueFlight transmission.
With summer heating up, we look forward bringing great in-vehicle experiences to rodeo guests at the Colorado State Fair, Oklahoma State Fair, and hopefully others.
April 3-5, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Gordinier Group Pro Drivers were excited to be back to he ACM event for the third consecutive year.
As luck would have it, the grand opening of the High Roller (world’s largest ferris wheel), coincided with the opening of our event.
As everyone knows, country music and Ram trucks go well together, and this event was no exception. Armed with a fleet of 2014
Ram 1500 trucks, we gave simulated off-road rides to enthusiastic guests, Ram fans, and several ACM artists, including Randy Houser, Easton Corbin and Parmalee. Mr. Corbin and Mr. Houser both spent time at the track signing autographs as well.
Another great exposure for the Ram brand and another opportunity to show consumers why the Ram 1500 won Motor Trend ‘Truck of the Year’ again in 2014!
Click here to read what Truckin’ Magazine had to say about the event.