2019 Ram 1500 Continues Its Run at Kentucky Derby

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For the ninth year, Ram is partnering with Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ken., for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby providing support vehicles and a full Ram-brand experience for racegoers. To commemorate the occasion, Ram is introducing an all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition pickup truck — complete with a unique Run for the Roses bed decal — at the storied horse race.

The new special edition, based on the Limited trim, marks the first time that a body-colored appearance trim will be available for the newly redesigned 2019 Ram 1500. The pickup displayed during Saturday's race will be Ivory White Tri Coat, but the Derby edition also will be available in Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel or Patriot Blue. Although limited to crew-cab 4x4 configuration with a short bed, the special edition will be offered with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drivelines. Pricing will start at $57,325, including $1,645 destination charge. The production run will be limited to 2,000 units.

Kicking off the Kentucky Oaks race Friday will be the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade. A pink-wrapped Ram 3500 Limited dually will lead the parade of 144 breast and ovarian cancer survivors. Ram ProMaster vans will be used to deliver winners' garlands for each race.

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Comments

I would never want that writing on my truck, but other than that this truck looks bad arse!! (using explanation points like TNT)

-CT

That's cool. Nice truck.

the guys here at PUTC who have been ragging on the RAM's new look make me laugh out loud. These are some GREAT looking new pickups. Gonna make a big splash

I agree, that truck does look nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Was that enough of them CT? Ha

TNT-LOL, all in fun!

-CT

Nice wheels! However, they look small on this truck. Notice the hugh gaps from the top of the tires into the wheel wells.

Junk theirs nothing better than ford!!!

I can smell the desperation
Ram is pulling out all stops to promote the dial shifter - plastic hubcaps nobody wants

Let me spell DESPERATION for you...

It's no half ton diesel. It's no hybrid. It's no mid-size. Ford has no half ton diesel, or hybrid or midsize. That's what desperate looks like.

@ Papajim

oh come on papa...Furd has a pathetic attempt at a half ton diesel!! LOL......

All three top magazines, including this one have done reviews on the diesel powder-stroke, and they all say the same things!! Not good mileage, struggled pulling 5K lbs, now-where near the 11,4K pounds it supposedly can pull...2 said they wouldn't feel remotely comfortable trying to pull that much!! Its not worth the $4k premium to own it! It will be just like the Ecobust when it came out. Over charge for it, then in 5 years, no up-charge and it will cost you more for the good engine the 5.0!!! In other words , its a rushed, mushed, hodge podge of Ford Lies Cool-aide that the fanboys will drink up!!

Still ain't seen one yet

I like the front end on these new 2019's

Great looking truck Ram!

I've seen a few of the new Rams on the local lot. I'm ambivalent in relation tho their looks. As far as a Kentucky Derby Edition - who fookin' cares?

@ PapaJoke.

GM has not diesel half ton available to anyone. GM has no hybrid pick up available to everyone...oh but they have a mid size.

FCA has no current generation diesel half ton. FCA has no mid size...oh but they have a half azzed hybrid.

Your biased is pathetic

GMBailout, your ignorance is showing. GM had a hybrid half ton more than 10 years ago. GM had a diesel half ton more than 30 years ago. GM presently offers the only diesel mid size to its North American customers.

Ford? No diesel, no hybrid. No midsize.

WTFO

Oh my god the first picture looks like a fullsize version of the ridgeline.

Ram really shat the bed on this one. Between the legendary unreliability of Chrysler (and Fiat) products, the weird shifter and the rear springs that are painfully weak, the only thing the Ram 1500 had besides the Hemi was the looks department. Now it looks like a minivan with a truck bed.

Ford and GM are making bold moves in the next couple years with diesel 1500/150's, redesigns and midsizes, I'll bet the two will take off and leave Ram in the dust. With the economy improving every year now would be a good time for Toyota to step up a redesign and challenge third place.

papa-I guess I do understand why you are scared of Ford, and it shows. I am buying a Ram this weekend, but I dont care if Ford is number 1, nor do I care if they have a hybrid or not. Nor do I care if Gm has one either. I only care that I cannot wait to get my new Ram.

-CT

That's kind of a dirty shot, don't you think? I did not call you out. This is a list of comments regarding the 2019 RAM which I have repeatedly praised in this website's comments section.

My critique of Ford is simple---their "pickups team" in management should have easily bested RAM and GM because both of those firms were so beat-up following the last recession. Ford had a lot more development resources and chose the wrong path, although it's not hard to see where they went wrong.

They should have brought a mid size to market five years ago, there's no excuse for that. They dropped the best V8 from their half ton options list (Ford 6.2 gasser), who knows why.

They made a huge investment in aluminum and the rest of the marketplace yawned. They invested vast sums in products to stretch gas mileage at time when consumers don't seem to care. Their hybrids and electrics don't sell.

Still, my next truck could be a Ford. Time will tell.

That's kind of a dirty shot, don't you think? I did not call you out. This is a list of comments regarding the 2019 RAM which I have repeatedly praised in this website's comments section.

My critique of Ford is simple---their "pickups team" in management should have easily bested RAM and GM because both of those firms were so beat-up following the last recession. Ford had a lot more development resources and chose the wrong path, although it's not hard to see where they went wrong.

They should have brought a mid size to market five years ago, there's no excuse for that. They dropped the best V8 from their half ton options list (Ford 6.2 gasser), who knows why.

They made a huge investment in aluminum and the rest of the marketplace yawned. They invested vast sums in products to stretch gas mileage at time when consumers don't seem to care. Their hybrids and electrics don't sell.

Still, my next truck could be a Ford. Time will tell.

@ Papajim

I get called out all the time from CT. He is just extremely happy (a kid in the candy store) (kinda like I was when I got the most POWERFUL, FUEL EFFICIENT V8 on the Market) to get his wonderful new Ram truck, after having a trouble free Chevy for 11 years. Lets go easy on him. Its Friday!!!


I only care that I cannot wait to get my new Ram.

-CT

Posted by: crunchtime | May 4, 2018 6:49:46 AM

Finally someone here WITH SOME SENSE for goodness sakes!!
I hope you enjoy your new truck CT. You will not regret your purchase.

GUTS

GLORY

FIRST IN DIAL SHIFTERS

FIRST IN EVERY CATEGORY

CLASS LEADING 2019 RAM

@ PapaJoke

Key word is “ had “. Currently GM has no diesel half ton, no hybrid available to everyone. RAM, What this article is about, has no current mid size, diesel...

Yet you bash Ford.

It’s really telling, yet quite odd, you go off on tangents about Ford in an article about a Kentucky Derby trimmed FCA RAM.

TNT/papa- sorry Papa if you take things the wrong way, but this article was about Ram and you brought Ford into again. Agree with TNT I am a kid in the candy store right now like charlie bucket when he got the golden ticket.

Thanks Hemirampage.

-CT

Great looking truck Ram!

Stay on topic PapaJoke.

And that topic has no relation to Ford.

Stay on topic PapaJoke.

And that topic has no relation to Ford.
Posted by: GMBallsout | May 4, 2018

@GMBallsout

CT wanted to talk about Ford. I don't remember discussing it with you. Over.

Stay on topic PapaJoke.

And that topic has no relation to Ford.


Posted by: GMBailout | May 4, 2018 10:47:48 AM

He beats on his diary about Ford all day, he dreams of FORD when thinking of them everynight.

That guy loves Ford more than I.

the guy knows about vehicles in general....

U Frank, well your comments speak for themselves!//enough said!

He don't know anything.

However,

----------------------

I'd rather ride in a new truck that rides like a car,

Posted by: TNTGMC | May 4, 2018 4:51:11 PM


My job is done here.


@ frank

Thank god!!! U would rather ride in a covered wagon than a new truck that rides silky smooth!! Imbecile!

@ Frank you still driving that old fire recalled superdooty?

Good job, thanks for sharing such type of information.


@ Frank you still driving that old fire recalled superdooty?

Posted by: HEMI V8 | May 4, 2018 8:50:43 PM

It is also a spark plug spitting SOOPER DOOTY.

Chrysler, Mercedes, Fiat, they put some silly packages on the trucks. Anyone remember the "Bid Daddy" Don Garltiz package on the truck? I was working as a lot boy in the mid to late 90s and the Chrysler dealer I worked at got one. A 1 ton dually V10 4X2 black with fancy wheels, fancy seats, flames, rat decals and "BIG DADDY" across the tail gate. We MIRACULOUSLY sold it to some idiot who traded it back within about 4 months for an extended cab 4x4 and then it sat FOREVER. And when working at a Nissan dealership we had a Fiat Ram "Monster Mile" truck with the dumbest rock monster on the side. I think after sitting a good while we sent it to auction. Yea they do some silly packages.

Junk theirs nothing better than ford!



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