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RAM 1500 and Heavy-Duty Limited Night Editions Expand 2021 RAM Truck Lineup
For the 2021 model year, Ram Truck is introducing new Limited Night editions for the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty models. These new models enhance the well-appointed Limited trim, offering truck buyers an even wider selection of exterior appointments and content for even greater personalization.
The newest extension of RAM’s opulent offerings builds upon the luxurious Limited trim with even more comfort, technology and refinement. Ram 1500 and Heavy-Duty Limited Night editions include a monochromatic design enhanced by a black R-A-M grille, grille surround, badging, black aluminum wheels (20- or 22-inch on 1500 models) and exhaust tips. The headlamps and taillights feature dark bezels, while premium power mirrors with black caps and body-color bumpers come standard. A 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, sport performance hood (on 1500 models), tow hooks and a trifold tonneau cover add even greater appeal to a well-rounded lineup that offers something for nearly every truck buyer.
The Ram Heavy-Duty Limited Night edition benefits from all of the aforementioned features (20-inch black wheels on single-rear-wheel trucks) while dual-rear-wheel trucks are equipped with 17-inch black wheels with machined pockets.
The Ram 1500 and Heavy-Duty Limited Night edition models are available on 4×2 and 4×4, Crew Cabs and Mega Cabs (on Heavy-Duty models) with all powertrain options.
Ram 1500 and Heavy-Duty Limited Night edition trucks begin reaching dealerships late third quarter of 2020. Ram Heavy-Duty Limited Night editions are on sale now.
The 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Night has a starting MSRP of $60,045 (plus $1,695 destination) while Ram Heavy-Duty Limited Night starts at $62,930.
Ford “Proud to Honor” Merchandise Sales to Benefit Disabled American Vets, Blue Star Families
To further its Proud to Honor initiative and strengthen its decades-long relationship with the U.S. military, Ford launched an online store stocked with merchandise to raise money for two nonprofit military organizations.
Ford will give 100% of its profits from sales of Proud to Honor merchandise—available at fordproudtohonor.com/store—to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), an organization established following World War I that helps more than 1 million veterans every year access the healthcare and benefits they earned through military service, and Blue Star Families, a national organization dedicated to strengthening America’s military families through community building.
“You can never do too much to honor the service of these brave men and women, and you never stop trying,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “That’s what Proud to Honor does: It never stops trying. This online store is just one example of a year-round effort to support these families who are so deserving.”
Available merchandise includes T-shirts, hats, bags, tumblers and more. Contributing to two organizations such as DAV and Blue Star Families continues the decades-long support Ford has shown for U.S. service members.
“Ford has been a valuable friend and partner to DAV for nearly a century, since Henry Ford provided 50 Model T Ford vehicles to help disabled World War I veterans attend the organization’s second national convention in 1922,” said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “We are humbled and grateful to be a part of the Proud to Honor initiative aimed at improving the lives of veterans and their families.”
Blue Star Families echoed that sentiment.
“We are honored to be a beneficiary of the Proud to Honor initiative,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. “Because of caring partners like Ford, which fund our efforts, we can help military families plant deep roots and foster meaningful connections within their local communities – no matter where their service takes them.”
In addition to browsing the new merchandise, visitors to the Proud to Honor website will find details of other work Ford is doing with the U.S. military and its service members. The website features impact stories, military incentives and more.
Ford launched the Proud to Honor initiative last fall to strengthen its long-standing relationship with U.S. service members. Earlier this year, Proud to Honor worked closely with Vanessa Benson, retired army colonel, to donate more than 200,000 face shields to U.S. military bases around the world, part of the company’s response to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
An OMG OBS
When “Pinstripe Chris” Dunlop’s gears start turning, there’s no telling what he’ll come up with. This is one of his latest truck creations, which combines key elements from various eras of Chevys for a very uniquely styled ride that we think would look great in steel!
Here’s the scoop from Chris: “[I mixed] a little bit of classic with modern classic. I started with an OBS 454 SS in mind, went with the step-side bed for a little more of a ‘classic’ look, then restyled the frontend for more of a late ’60s C10 appeal. Thin chrome bumpers and front valence styled with ’68 Camaro inspiration, paint finished with a two-tone white cab over red. Finally, a modern cut of the 454 SS style wheel in staggered sizes. I think it could work.”