The Ram Texas Ranger Concept Truck We Won’t Be Driving
Texans love their pickup trucks, make no mistake about that. Setting aside the fact that here in the Midwest we love our Ram trucks just as much as anyone in the country, at Mancari’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram we recognize that the people of Texas buy more new pickups than almost any other state. Folks of the Lone Star State have many traditions in addition to truck ownership and one of those is the legendary Texas Rangers law enforcement agency.
Not to be confused with the Major League Baseball team, the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety has law enforcement jurisdiction across the state and is involved in a number of criminal investigations. The agency was founded in 1823 and has a long and proud tradition of protecting citizens and apprehending criminals. It is only fitting then that an iconic brand like Ram Trucks would want to associate itself with such an esteemed agency. Thus, the creation of a special edition Ram Truck was rolled out in cooperation with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum.
This commemorative truck was introduced by Ram Truck head honcho Bob Hegbloom at the Dallas Auto Show earlier this year. The five star badge of the Texas Rangers is visible on both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Originally designed to represent the Mexican five peso coin, the badge is featured prominently on the front fenders as well as the tailgate. The 20 inch wheels are also centered with the Ranger cap. The truck is painted bright white because that’s what the good guys wear (at least in the movies) and also features silver highlights to represent the badges themselves. On the inside, the five star peso emblem can be seen etched into the leather seats and four real Mexican peso silver coins have been laid into the doors for another reminder of the service of that proud group of men and women.
Texas Rangers no longer spend long hours sitting in the saddles of their trusty mounts, but they do cover a lot of ground in their trucks. While the special edition was designed to promote the Texas Ranger Museum, if consumer demand is great enough, we just might see the production of this truck on a larger scale. Probably not in the Chicagoland area, but one can hope. If you’d like to check out any of our great Ram Trucks, come visit us at Mancari’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram. We are located at 4630 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn, IL.