Ram 1500 Motor Trend Truck of Year Victory Lap Videos

2104 Ram 1500You may know by now that the 2014 Ram 1500 is Motor Trend’s Truck of Year for the second year in a row. Thanks to the innovation behind the EcoDiesel engine, Motor Trend found the Ram 1500 to be worthy of the first ever back-to-back Truck of the Year title. You’d probably agree that 28 miles per gallon on the highway is an award-winning feat for a full-size lightweight pickup.

So, to celebrate, we took the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel across the country to meet the people (you) that made this possible. We visited Ram Truck owners from Michigan to California, visiting their homes and workplaces and listening to their stories about their trucks. The folks we visited on our trip proved to us that what people say is true: Ram Trucks know how to work hard and play hard.

Now the time has come for you all to hop in and ride along with us. We’ve got a string of videos highlighting all our stops and conversations, from interviews with owners and fans to pullovers at landmarks and monuments. Enjoy this great country with us as we head south to Texas and west toward the Pacific. This is one road trip you don’t want to miss.

Ram 1500 Motor Trend Truck of Year Victory Lap Videos.

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Get the Facts: The Benefits of Franchised Auto Dealers

The current franchised new-car dealer model has benefited consumers, manufacturers and local communities for nearly a century. It is supported by both dealers and factories as the best and most efficient way to buy, sell, service and finance cars in the marketplace. NADA’s Get the Facts page sets the record straight about the benefits of the franchise system for consumers and local communities all over America.

“Franchised new-car dealers provide the best, most efficient and most cost-effective way to sell and distribute new cars in America, and we’re proud of our businesses and business model,” said NADA  President Peter Welch.

“NADA’s efforts will set the record straight about the benefits of the dealer franchise network for consumers, manufacturers and local communities everywhere,” Welch added. “New-car dealers provide the best and most efficient way to buy and sell cars for both consumers and manufacturers, despite the misinformation and misconceptions that have surfaced over the last several months.”

“Franchised new-car dealers benefit consumers through price competition, accountability on warranty and safety recall issues, and provide enormous economic benefits to local communities across the country,” Welch said. “The dealer franchise network is supported by automakers as the best and most efficient way to buy, sell and service cars in the marketplace.”

The “Get The Facts” initiative highlights four central benefits of franchised auto dealers, which include:

1.  Price Competition – New-car dealers compete fiercely for business and drive consumer prices down;
2.  Consumer Safety – New-car dealers take the side of consumers in warranty and safety recall situations;
3.  Local Economic Benefits
 – New-car dealers create well-paying local jobs and generate significant tax revenue that have a huge impact on local economies; and
4.  Added Value – New-car dealers simplify an otherwise complex car-buying experience.

There are 17,700 new-car dealerships with nearly 32,000 domestic and international franchises that employ more than 1 million people in the U.S.

For more information, visit www.nada.org/GetTheFacts.

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Community Appreciation Day This Saturday, June 7th, 2014!


A combination of high demand and low donations has put the Catholic Charities Southern Maryland Food Bank in dire need of food donations.  The food bank is in need of items such as pasta, rice, canned food and other dry goods.  Plus, the demand for food is expected to increase by 30% once schools are on summer vacation, taxing an already stressed system.

This Saturday, June 7th, 2014 Waldorf Dodge will be hosting the First Ever Community Appreciation Day!  During the event, Waldorf Dodge will give out $5 OFF VOUCHERS for every food item donated, which can be redeemed (up to $250) toward the purchase of any new or pre-owned vehicle.

Additionally, we will donate $100 directly to Southern Maryland Food Bank for every vehicle sold on June 7th, 2014.

Free food, music, & giveaways from 11 am – 2 pm including free t-shirts for the first 500 people to stop in and see us.


Say Hi to McGruff the Crime Dog and Rami!


Waldorf Dodge is located at 2450 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfdodge.com. 


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Waldorf Dodge’s 5th Annual Customer Appreciation, Saturday June 7th, 2014


Who: Everyone is welcome!  Current customers, friends, family, children, and anyone in the community! Come one, come all!!!


What: Please Join us for Waldorf Ford’s 13th Annual Customer Appreciation Day Event!!!


When: Saturday, June 7th, 2014! From 10 am to 2 pm!


Where: Waldorf Dodge, 2450 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601


Phone: (301) 843-2400.


Why:  The annual Customer Appreciation event was created in 2000, as a way to give back to our community and give THANKS to all of our customers and all the children.


“It is our way of saying thanks to the community by providing a free service to parents to safeguard our children.  During Customer Appreciation day we provide a free DNA life print for kids all while making it fun for the whole family.  We provide food, games, activities, and prizes to give thanks and to show our customers how important they are to us,”  said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford & Dodge.


What to expect:  There will be food, clowns, games, karaoke, prizes, Free DNA Life Print for children and lots more!

Come rain or shine!  We look forward to seeing all of you there tomorrow and THANK YOU!

Waldorf Dodge is located at 2450 Crain Hwy in Waldorf, MD just 15 minutes south of Washington, DC.

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It’s unbelievable…The Biggest Event in Southern Maryland…

Get the Best Deal of the Year!  Three Days Only at the Memorial Day Event at Waldorf Ford, Waldorf Dodge, and Waldorf Ford Preowned Center!

New Vehicles…Starting under $11,995!

Used Vehicles..Starting Under $4,995!

We are giving away $5,000 IN CASH and dozens of other gifts!




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On Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Waldorf Dodge is supporting one of our employee’s family members who has been affected by Cystic Fibrosis. To raise awareness, they are participating in the Great Strides 2014 Run/Walk that will be held in Leonardtown, Maryland at the Leonardtown Wharf.

The team’s name is Lorin’s Legacy and our Walker’s Name is Connie L.

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To support her click here!

Information about Lorin’s Legacy Great Strides Story

There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the “Join our Team” button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.

By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.

Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.”

Please support me!

Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.


Check-In: 11 am and Walk Starts: 12 pm

Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause.  Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family.  Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5K walk, children;s activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Ashleigh Kades, Development Manager: 301-657-8444 or akades@cff.org.


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Waldorf Dodge and East Coast Moparts Sponsor 5th Annual Moparpalooza

On Saturday, May 31, 2014 Waldorf Dodge and East Coast Moparts will be sponsoring the 5th Annual Moparpalooza.

Moparpalooza is an automotive charity event in the DC-metro area that raises money for the Fisher House Foundation.

Fisher House provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families while receiving treatment at military medical centers.

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This annual event, while raising money for our service men and women, is also a celebration of the heritage and passion that surrounds vehicles in the Chrysler family.
Pre-Registration is $30 until May 17th, 2014 and $40 at the Gate.
Moparpalooza is a celebration of the heritage and passion that surrounds vehicles in the Chrysler family.
To register please click here: http://www.moparpalooza.com/#!register/c58l
Here are photos from last year: http://www.moparpalooza.com/#!photos/c291

For more info contact Waldorf Dodge at 2450 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601 call 888-568-7935.                   

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Ram to Build Industry’s Only Light-duty Diesel Pickup 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel to deliver best-in-class fuel economy, a title already owned by the 2013 Ram 1500
-Clean diesel features low CO2 emissions and impressive V-6 capability
-Diesel engines praised for outstanding range and torque
-Ram first to market with game-changing technologies
February 14, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Beginning in third-quarter 2013, Ram will become the only brand to offer a small-displacement diesel for its half-ton line of trucks.

The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a new, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, mated with the eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The powertrain is expected to deliver an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class torque and impressive capability.

“Truck owners have been emphatically asking for it, and Ram will be the only manufacturer to offer a diesel powertrain in the half-ton segment with the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. “The half-ton truck market is incredibly competitive, and although we’re honored the Ram 1500 has received a number of prestigious awards, we cannot rest on what we have accomplished, we must keep pushing.”

The 2013 Ram 1500 won Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, The North American Truck of the Year and Truck of Texas — a rare trifecta in the pickup segment. Building on the award-winning truck, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will further stretch its best-in-class fuel economy title lead and continue to raise the innovation bar in one of the automotive industry’s most customer-loyal segments.

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“The Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter V-6 turbo EcoDiesel and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission deliver on the demands of truckers by providing best-in-class torque, fuel economy and range. There’s no doubt that being the only truck manufacturer to offer this game changing technology will provide Ram with a competitive advantage.”


The new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel is among today’s most advanced diesel engines. Its emissions are 60 percent less than those produced by diesel powertrains 25 years ago. The impressive combination of torque and fuel economy marks new levels of performance for small V-6 engines.

Ram’s newest turbo diesel engine is manufactured by VM Motori, a Chrysler Group diesel engine supplier since 1992.

Over the past 10 months, the Ram Truck brand has set an aggressive product cadence. Ram’s big push began in April 2012 with the introduction of the Ram 1500 with class-leading 25 mpg fuel efficiency and innovative features such as Active Level four-corner air suspension.

The Ram Brand followed that news with the launch of the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups. Their 30,000-pound trailer-tow rating – more than three tons more than their closest competitor — and 850 lb.-ft. of torque are at the top of their class. Most recently, Ram introduced the new 2014 Ram ProMaster van with its own list of best-in-class features, including fuel efficiency, payload, cargo capacity and lowest cost of ownership.

About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. 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.

For More Information on The Brand New 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Truck visit Waldorf Dodge at 2450 Crain Hwy in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call 888-568-7935 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfdodge.com.

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Waldorf Dodge Gets #HAPPY!

In honor of International Day of Happiness Waldorf Dodge decided to celebrate the #happyday with their version of #HAPPY by Pharrell Williams!

To come see just how #HAPPY we are make sure to visit Waldorf Dodge at 2450 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call 888-568-7935 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfdodge.com/.

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Chrysler Group’s SRT Viper Wins NAHC Collectible Car Award

DETROIT, Feb. 19, 2014 — The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) has selected the Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Viper as its “Collectible Car of the Future.”


NAHC members vote annually to name the “Collectible Car of the Future” from North American-built vehicles launched during the previous calendar year. The SRT Viper was selected from 19 all-new vehicles introduced in 2013.


“We ask our members to predict which of the year’s new vehicles will command the highest attention at Detroit’s famous Woodward Dream Cruise 25 years from now,” Charles K. Hyde, president of the NAHC Board of Trustees said.  “Car enthusiasts select this award, making it unique among vehicle-of-the-year awards.


“Quite impressively this is the third time Viper has been the recipient of this award, a testament to Chrysler’s visionary design team.”

Ralph Gilles, president and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC, accepted the award in ceremonies at Chrysler’s Featherstone Research and Engineering Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

“With fewer than 30,000 Vipers built since the nameplate’s launch in 1992, the Viper has earned its place as a unique, hand-built American exotic supercar,” said Gilles. “The National Automotive History Collection award further recognizes the exclusivity and collectability of our flagship performance machine from Chrysler Group.”


The NAHC is the world’s largest collection of automotive books and historical materials, and is housed at the Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library.  The NAHC Board of Trustees raises funds and provides volunteer assistance for the collection.


About SRT Viper
The fifth generation of iconic American-built supercar returned in 2013 as the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand’s flagship performance machine with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts. Power from the all-aluminum, 8.4-liter mid-front V-10 engine delivering 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world, combines with reduction in curb weight to produce the best power-to-weight ratio of any Viper ever. Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and anti-lock brake system (ABS).

Two models of the iconic supercar are hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit – the Viper’s home since 1995. Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models offer interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials and new exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details that are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fiber and aluminum skin. On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all its touch points and upgrade all its material appointments and technologies. The Viper GTS model adds many premium features including a leather wrapped interior, five mode electronic stability control and an adjustable suspension.

About the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC)
The NAHC is the world’s largest public archive of automotive information and an invaluable resource for automotive historians, journalists and collectors.  Housed in the Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library at 121 Gratiot in downtown Detroit, the NAHC’s collection of books, manuals, photos, company histories and historic documents is open to the public.

SOURCE The National Automotive History Collection
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1746411#ixzz2ty42x0PZ

Visit Waldorf Dodge at 2450 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 or call Sales: (888) 568-7935 and visit us online at http://www.waldorfdodge.com.

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