Ram: Texas Ranger 1500
There are few things Texans love more than their pickup trucks, especially when Ram decides to make one in their honor. Having already produced the ‘Lone Star’ Edition back in 2002, Ram is at it again. This time they’re celebrating the rich history of the Texas Rangers. Ram dealers are happy to provide you with all the info you need on the RAM 1500.
Texas Rangers Hall of Fame
When the FCA and RAM trucks recently made another donation to the Texas Ranger museum and Hall of Fame, Ram also decided to create a concept truck just for the occasion. A special “Texas Ranger” Edition of the RAM 1500 debuted this year at the Dallas Auto Show. Currently, there’s no plan to put this concept into production, but Ram dealers know that Texans can be quite persuasive.
Star In Wheel Trim
Paying tribute to the Rangers’ uniforms, the all white truck dons the silver star in wheel insignia of the Rangers, leaving no question about its inspiration. Fit for J.J. McQuade, the interior is detailed in intricately etched Canyon Brown leather. The same color stains the open-pore walnut wood trim which lines the cabin.
The Texas Ranger star in wheel badge is displayed in numerous settings across the interior and exterior of the Ram 1500. Two genuine five peso coins can be found mounted in the upper door in an homage to their rich Mexican and Native American heritage. There’s even a secret compartment found under the center console which requires combination to unlock its lid, revealing the safe belongings.
Texas Ranger Edition
As a dedication to the Lone Star State, this Texas Ranger brings out the Chuck Norris in us all.
Please don’t confuse the Texas Ranger concept with the Lone Star Edition. While both are designed by Texans, made for Texans, the Ram Lone Star was introduced in 2002 to show appreciation to the state for supporting so much of their sales. Since then, the Lone Star has become the best-selling Ram in the state of Texas.
Ram Supports Texas Rangers
With roots dating back to 1823, the Texas Rangers are the oldest state law enforcement agency in America. Formed by bands of men who came together to fight marauders in hostile frontiers, they weren’t formally recognized as an institution until 1835. Like law enforcement today, the Rangers were entrusted with keeping law and order in the new frontiers.
“ Texas Rangers epitomize all the of the great qualities of the Lone Star State ,” explains Becky Blanchard, director of Ram Truck Brand, FCA US LLC. “ Ram has deep ties to Texas. Reinforcing Ram’s commitment to the Texas Ranger Division and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is a significant way to be engaged with the people and communities in which we do business.”
While the museum doesn’t typically get donations of this size, they are more than willing to accept any help and contributions. The money will go to help the museum move forward with expansions and renovations that are slated to be complete by the bicentennial of the Texas Rangers in 2023, eight years away.