Ram Truck Experience Comes to the Michigan State Fair

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and for those looking for something fun to do, look no further than one of Michigan's best festivals - the Michigan State Fair. Ram Truck, the presenting sponsor, will add to the excitement by inviting attendees to experience the power, capabilities and performance of the award-winning Ram truck lineup at the Ram Truck Experience off-road test track.

The Ram Truck Experience will be open during all five days of the State Fair, from August 31 to September 4, making Ram's test track one of the many attractions for State Fair attendees to enjoy.

Participants will be given rides with a performance driver in Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks. The experience includes an obstacle course that demonstrates the various truck capabilities, including a 30- degree wedge to demonstrate traction; rocks and logs to demonstrate articulation and stability; bumps to demonstrate suspension; and a Ram Mountain to demonstrate the ground clearance, approach and departure angles.

Upon completion of the ride, participants will receive a commemorative Ram hat.

Ram recently signed a three-year contract to be the presenting sponsor of the Michigan State Fair.

"Ram is proud to be a partner of the Michigan State Fair, a long-standing tradition that celebrates the importance of farmers and farming communities to our state," said Jeff Hines, Director of the Great Lakes Business Center - FCA US LLC. "The Ram Truck Experience test track is always a crowd pleaser and we welcome the opportunity to bring this exciting event to the fair so participants can experience the power and capability of Ram trucks."

There is no additional fee for State Fair attendees to participate in the experience.

Ram Truck Experience Hours
Thursday, August 31: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, September 1: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 2: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 3: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday, September 4: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The Ram Truck Experience will be located near the Giant Ferris Wheel, across from the Detroit Shrine Circus, at the Michigan State Fair, located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. For more information about the Michigan State Fair, visit www.MichiganStateFairLLC.com.

Ram has been a long-time supporter of farmers and the American agricultural industry. Many Ram truck owners are farmers or live in farming communities. They work and live in rural America and provide vital resources to our nation. The uniquely American "farmer spirit" conveys the spirit of the Ram Truck brand. On a daily basis, both the Ram brand and farmers value courage, dignity and setting examples through hard work.

About the Michigan State Fair
The original Michigan State Fair, which debuted in Detroit in 1849, was one of the first statewide fair events to take place in the United States. It moved permanently to its home at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Woodward Avenue in 1905 and was staged there until 2009, when it was discontinued by a resolution of the state government, due to ongoing budget issues. The Michigan State Fair, LLC is now produced by a private entity, and presented by Ram Truck, an FCA US brand. The 2017 Michigan State Fair has a deep commitment to the ongoing development and support of agriculture, small business and family entertainment, while preserving the legacy and beloved traditions of the original State Fair. For more information on the Michigan State Fair, please visit www.MichiganStateFairLLC.com.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America's longest-lasting line of pickups.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:

    --  Longest-lasting line of pickups
    --  Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
    --  Highest torque ever - 930 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500  Cummins Turbo Diesel
    --  Highest 5th wheel towing capacity - 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins
        Turbo Diesel
    --  Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air
    --  Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel -
        29 mpg and 754 miles with Ram 1500
    --  Best-in-class gas towing - 16,320 pounds with Ram 2500
    --  Highest snow plow rating - Ram 2500 and 3500
    --  Most luxurious trim available in pickups with Ram Tungsten Limited
    --  Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
    --  Most capable full-size off-road pickup - Ram Power Wagon

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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