Ram Engineers Talk Proven Cummins Power with Diesel Truck Resource

Posted on June 28th, 2010 by admin

This week, the guys at Diesel Truck Resource will be hosting a live Q&A session with our in-house rock stars themselves, the Ram Truck engineers. The session is tentatively scheduled to kick-off at 6:30pm EST on Tuesday June 29, 2010 and will give enthusiasts a chance to connect with the brains behind our booming operation. In addition to providing unique insight into the design process, our engineers will also be discussing the new “Proven Power” movement currently making noise in the Ram camp. They’ll delve into all the nitty gritty details of the Cummins diesel engine and they’ll do their damndest to highlight all of its crowning features (but there’s a lot to cover, so bear with ‘em).

If you want to beat the crush of truck guys on Tuesday, head on over to DTR now and leave your question on the live thread. Keep in mind that exact times are subject to change, so be sure to keep an eye out for official DTR updates. In the meantime, visit the Ram Proven Power site to school yourself on our impressive line-up – and maybe school some Dearborn devotees too.

See you on Tuesday!


UPDATE: RamZone Father’s Day Contest Winners Announced

Posted on June 21st, 2010 by admin

After feverishly reading through all of your submissions, we here at RamZone finally managed to agree upon the winners of RamZone’s Father’s Day Contest. For impressing us with their strong paternal ties to Ram Trucks, our five Honorable Mention winners are Marcus Brawner, Mickey, Duane K, Justin, and Nick B. Congratulations guys, you just snagged the Graphica 4-in1 pen for your deserving Dad!

For our Grand Prize winner, the announcement doesn’t come so easily. We had a little bit of, uh, dissension in the RamZone editorial ranks. Try as we might, we just couldn’t decide on one clear winner. That’s why we’ve elected to call it a draw and award the Grand Prize to Alonzo Sullivan Jr. and Jonathan. Thanks to your moving stories, Dad will soon be sporting an Atomic G-Shock Watch on his hard-working wrist.

To each and every participant that entered, we’d like thank you sincerely for sharing your cool stories with us – we truly enjoyed reading them all. If today wasn’t your lucky day, don’t sweat it because there’s nothing we enjoy more than a little healthy competition. So keep checking back regularly for more chances to win RamZone swag, and thanks again!

Image cred: Flickr user smemon

RamZone Blog Father’s Day Official Contest Rules

Posted on June 13th, 2010 by admin







1. Eligibility: The Ram “Father’s Day” Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees, directors and officers of Chrysler Group LLC and any of their affiliated and subsidiary companies, authorized dealers, licensees, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their spouses) and household members of each such individual or entity are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes Contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest Series. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


2. Sponsor: Chrysler Group LLC, 1000 Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.


3. Timing: The Contest Series program period begins on June 13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on June 19, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (the “Contest Series Period”). A final list of winners will be announced on June 21, 2011 by 11:59 p.m. EST.


4. How to Enter: Submit a photo of a father and child with their Ram Truck(s) or submit a story about a father and his Ram Truck(s). By entering a Submission, you agree that your Submission adheres to the Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to the Rules or these Guidelines and Restrictions in any way, in which case your Submission shall be disqualified.



Content Restrictions:

The Submission must not:


  • Violate or infringe another’s rights;
  • Include brand names or trademarks (other than Ram);
  • Be off-colored, sexually explicit, or profane;
  • Be hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; or
  • Promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.


For all Entries: Submissions which are deemed inappropriate, indecent, obscene or disparaging of the Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Proof of submission or sending is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. All Submissions become the exclusive property of Sponsor. Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt and publish any or all of the Submissions, and may use them in any media in association with the Contest without attribution or compensation to the Contestant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity unless prohibited by law. Entry of a Submission in this Contest Series constitutes Contestant’s irrevocable assignment, conveyance, and transference to Sponsor of all right, title, and interest in the Submission, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and the right to use the Submission worldwide, including the Internet, without limitation and any payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law.


Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected Submissions, all of which are void.


Limit: Each Contestant may enter one (1) Submission during the Contest Period. Any attempt by any Contestant to enter more than the stated number of Submissions by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Contestant’s Submissions and that Contestant may be disqualified.


5. Winner Determination: Winners will be chosen through criteria at the discretion of the Sponsor which include qualitative judgment by the Sponsor regarding the best photo submitted. There will be one Grand Prize Winner, and three honorable mentions.


6. Winner Requirements: The potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Winners will be notified by direct message via email. Winners will be required to supply a mailing address by 12:00pm EST on July 1, 2011 to 1) claim their prize as described in Section 7. If the potential winners do not send their address and/or cannot be contacted, within the required time period, potential winner forfeits prize. An eligible alternate winner will be selected. Acceptance of the prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, Submission, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest Series worldwide, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law.


7. Prizes: There will be one Grand Prize Winner selected who will receive a tailgate barbecue grill and a $100 Omaha Steaks®. Three honorable mentions will be awarded by Sponsor per each with a $50 Gander Mountain Gift Card.


8. General Rules: By receipt of any prize, winner hereby waives and releases, and agrees to hold harmless Chrysler Group LLC, and any of its affiliated and subsidiary companies, authorized dealers, licensees, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that he or she may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, travel complications, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from his or her acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, his or her participation in the Contest Series, or his or her participation in any Contest, prize or prize-related activity. Winner also further acknowledges that Released Parties have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law relative to any prize or this Contest Series including but not limited to quality, condition or fitness for a particular purpose.


By entering or participating in the Contest, Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in these Official Rules or the Contest Series itself. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for electronic hardware, programming or software malfunctions, or failures, or line connections, accessibility or availability, or technical failures of any kind, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entry or other information, or for the failure to capture any such information. Sponsor is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Contestants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest Series; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest Series; or (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest Series or the processing of entries. Further, if, for any reason, the Contest Series is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest Series, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest Series, and select the winner from the entries received prior to the action taken or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.


Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest Series or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or those of any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest Series is a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. No prize substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize will be permitted, however Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will provide a 1099 form and Winners are solely responsible for federal, state and local taxes on prizes.


Except where prohibited, Contestant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the State of Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Contestant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.


9. Contestant’s Personal Information: Information collected from Contestants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.


10. Winner List: For a Winner List, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Ram Father’s Day” Winner List, Chrysler Group LLC. 1000 Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 by December 31, 2011.



Skip the Sappy Cards, Enter “My Dad & His Ram” Father’s Day Contest

Posted on June 9th, 2010 by admin

There’s nothing that your father loves more than his Ram Truck and chances are, you’ve got at least one cool story about it. We know this because we’ve got one (or ten) ourselves and we’ve told it so many times that the guy we buy our bait from knows it word-for-word. Recently, we’ve come to realize that there are only so many times you can tell a particular story before you stop getting invited on fishing trips. If you’re beginning to draw the same conclusions, keep reading.

We here at RamZone have no aversion to shooting the breeze and as a matter of fact, we actually welcome it. That’s why for Father’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to unload your favorite story about Dad & his trusty Ram and win big in the process. It can be any story of your choosing – from the time Dad towed out your school bus to that ill-advised barn raising – we want to hear it about it. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us wonder if perhaps social services shouldn’t have intervened at some point. The six of you with the most touching tales will snag some heavy duty swag for Dad, and possibly oust your smarmy brother-in-law as the favorite child.

To get in on the action, leave your entry in the comment box below and be sure to register with a valid email address. Submissions will be accepted until 12:00 AM EST on Friday, June 18, 2010 and winners will be announced Father’s Day June 20, 2010. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Atomic Solar G-Shock Watch while five Honorable Mention winners will earn the Graphica 4-in-1 pen.

You’ve got less than two weeks to land Dad a present that will instantly make up for years of gifting various personal grooming devices, so get writing!

Image courtesy of Flickr member muirtrail68

Call of the Wild: Ram Trucks & Mossy Oak Announce New Partnership

Posted on June 4th, 2010 by admin

In an industry swamped with flashy accessories and frivolous option packages, Ram stands out for our steadfast commitment to core customer values. We read, we watch, we listen to what moves you – and we do our damndest to deliver it. We gave you the Ram Box for your dusty tools and muddy boots, we gave you extra interior space so your buddies don’t have to do any more “bonding” than they want to, and we gave you two of the most reliable powertrains in the industry so you’re never up your favorite fishing creek without a paddle. Now, we’re also giving you the holiest union since the Ram/Cummins venture with the official launch of the Ram Trucks & Mossy Oak partnership.

As per the agreement, Ram will become the official presenting sponsor of a select group of Mossy Oak productions set to air on the Outdoor Channel and Pursuit Channel. Later this year, a collaborative effort between Ram Trucks, Mossy Oak, and Mopar will yield some cool new gear designed specifically for you avid outdoorsmen. “Most of our Ram Truck owners proudly participate in hunting and fishing,” explained Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Not only can we speak directly to their passions through these television programs, but we also demonstrate our commitment to the outdoors and outdoors enthusiasts.”

“No one appreciates the power of a ‘Brand’ as much as we do at Mossy Oak,” said Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, EVP of Mossy Oak. “The folks at Ram Trucks are as proud of their brand as we are, and rightfully so. To have Ram step up to communicate with hunters and outdoorsmen through our Mossy Oak programming speaks volumes about their commitment to the outdoors and we are extremely proud to partner with Ram to spread their message.”

Hit the jump to check out the full programming schedule, and be sure to keep an eye out for Ram’s cameo appearance. More