Ram has a long been a symbol of hard-working American pride. It resonates with the maker culture standing at the heart our country.
Its trucks were built by hand, with blood, sweat, and tears. Ram isn’t just a legacy of trucks. It’s a legacy of guts, love, and glory.
These principles of hard work make Ram’s new partnership with the Texas Rangers a perfect one. Last month, Ram announced a plan to partner with the oldest state law enforcement organization on the continent, to help with preserving the history and heritage of the oldest state law-enforcement agency.
“Ram is proud to be associated with the Texas Ranger Division and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Like the Texas Rangers, Ram has deep ties to the Lone Star State,” said Ram Truck Brand President and CEO, Bob Hegbloom. “Texas Rangers are icons. They are heroes. They are recognized around the world as one of the foremost law-enforcement agencies.”
In 2023, the Texas Rangers will be celebrating 200 years of service in the Lone Star State. The Rangers trace their founding back to 1823. During the state’s colonization, the citizens of Texas needed protection, but soon the Ranger’s authority spanned the entire country.
Today, The Texas Rangers not only have lead criminal investigative duties, they are also responsible for unsolved crime investigations, officer involved shootings, and border security ops.
The 215 person law enforcement unit branched off into more specialized operations that heads up the Crisis Negotiation Unit, Public Corruption Unit, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, among others.
With that kind of history behind it, the Texas Rangers are as American as apple pie. To the people of Texas, they are the epitome of patriotism and iconic American heroes.
Last month, RAM pledged its support by presenting a check for $100,000 to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum at the State Fair of Texas.
The Museum, now in its 50th year of existence, serves as the historical center for the Texas Rangers.
It was established to preserve the heritage of the Texas Rangers and is the home to the Ranger’s Company, State Hall of Fame, library and archives, a non-profit center, and banquet facility.
Restoration efforts are now underway to expand the museum and Ram’s contribution will aid to safeguard the Ranger’s history.
Chief Hank Whitman, Retired Chairman of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Board says that the spirit of the people of Texas speaks to what makes this country so great and it that spirit is what goes into making RAM trucks.
“The Texas Rangers are a dedicated, enduring group of rugged individuals. Ram’s support is only fitting, as we see the same values in their people and the hard-working trucks they build,” said Whitman.
At Mancaris of Oak Lawn, we agree that the two brands go hand in hand, and we are proud to offer a quality selection of Ram trucks to car shoppers in the Chicago area and beyond.
According to RAM’s CEO Bob Hegbloom, there’s more to their partnership than just those values, there’s love of trucks.
“The Ram Truck brand, our owners, our dealers and The Chrysler Foundation are committed to making a difference in the communities where we do business,” added Hegbloom. “Texas is truck country – Ram Truck country,” Hegbloom commented during the announcement.
Mancari’s of Oak Lawn is proud to offer the best in American craftsmanship with our lineup of Ram trucks. Stop by today at 4630 WEST 95TH STREET OAK LAWN, IL 60453 and see for yourself, or call us at (888) 631-9187 to learn more!