A 14 year old kid fleeing the cops in a Veloster he had stolen from his grandparents made several high speed runs though a local park, almost hitting several children in the process. The owner of this Ram truck got tired of it and used his truck to stop the kid in his tracks.
Bryson Rowley was driving the truck, and he said he intentionally used his truck as a ram rod to stop the fleeing vehicle. Rowley provided the picture and videos in this story, and though he did not wish to go on camera he said he acted to end the chase because he was afraid for the safety of his and other children at the park.
“The person driving the truck could see it was turning back into the park, and he did not want the car to hit all of the children, or any of the children, and he actually pulled his truck in the way so the car collided with the truck,” said Officer Erin Behm with the Syracuse Police Department.
Brandy Rowley, Bryson’s wife, spoke about the incident. “My heart dropped,” she said. “I honestly thought one of those kids is going to die.”
Officials said the teen will be taken to a juvenile detention center.
This happened in Utah over the weekend. Watch the video after the jump! Via Fox
Do you want to personalize your Ram truck with every available Mopar option to decide what works (and looks) best? You can now do so with a new app from Mopar that was introduced recently in Detroit. Using your iPhone or iPad, you can configure your truck from the large list of accessories, view it from different angles and, if you wish, bring it to your dealer and tell them that this is what you want. Get the details at Mopar.
Fuel economy has taken a bit of a back seat in the last few years in the full-size pickup market, with each manufacturer trying to one-up one another with ever higher horsepower, payload and towing numbers. The first fuel economy salvo was fired by Ford with their 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost in their F-150. There were skeptics until it proved to be a big seller. Never one to simply follow, Ram’s response was a return to the diesel. Motor Trend put the new Ram to the mileage test and the results seem to back up Ram’s reasoning. See the entire test at Motor Trend.
Allpar reports on a possible new compact Ram pickup. Target market is outside the US, but some may find their way here should fuel prices suddenly rise. Sized more like the Ram 50 than the Dakota, the exact platform to be used is still unknown. Speculative renderings vary wildly but the Charger platform based one (extremely unlikely) would sure be cool!
Ram just announced the arrival of the new “Black Express” model for 2013, which they are calling the “‘baddest-looking’ factory-built truck on the market.” Pretty much everything on this bad boy is black, from the 20 inch wheels to the black front fascia and black grille surround with black hex-link inserts, all the way to the black rear bumper. All body-side badging has been removed for a clean, menacing look. The Black Express is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi producing 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. Pricing starts at $26,955, plus the usual $1,095 destination charge. One more pic after the jump, plus the full press release from Ram.
This weekend a Silver 2002 Dodge Ram Diesel was stolen from a parking lot in in Squamish, BC. Worse than that, the owner chocolate lab was in the truck and is now missing. $1,000 reward. Help get the word out! Details after the jump! Via The Car Lounge and Craigslist
People think old cars burn up easily with carbs, etc. But new cars and trucks can burn easy, too–and fast, with all that plastic under the hood. (And we’re not talking about the recent Jeep recall.) Case in point: this new Ram truck. Full story at Dallas News
Ram has partnered with DC entertainment to create this awesome Superman Ram Power Wagon to help promote the new movie “Man of Steel.” It features Dark Ceramic Gray paint, red accents on the grille and 17-inch satin-black wheels.
“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on ‘Man of Steel,’” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler Group LLC. “With film alignment we have a fresh consumer engagement opportunity, connecting the heroic character traits of Superman with Ram’s DNA.”
More pics plus video after the jump! Via Chrysler
This represents the best April sales since 2007 and the 37th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Ram Truck brand sales were up a whopping 49 percent. This is great news after the somewhat disappointing Q1 income report. Full press release at Chrysler
A woman in Atlanta was killed over the weekend when a wheel came off a Ram truck and hit her minivan. Video after the jump. Via Atlanta Journal-Constitution