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Ram Owners Break the Record for Largest Parade of Pickups On the Nurburgring

Ram trucks come in many shapes and sizes. Since the Ram was introduced in 1981, millions of light- and heavy-duty workhorses were made, with some of them imported into Europe. On November 5, 2016, more than 1,000 Ram trucks broke the Guinness world record for the largest parade of pickups. Ever.
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At the time of writing this story, the Guinness World Records website hasn’t updated the record for largest parade of pickup trucks, still listing a 638-strong event that took place in Saltillo, Mexico, in July 2015. But in due time, the website will be updated with the cavalcade featured in the adjacent clip.

Organized by the men and women behind AutoGlobalTrade AG, no less than 1,317 owners registered interest in taking part. But in the end, only 1,152 owners arrived at the Nurburgring to make history. As expected, the rarest vehicles of the lot were first- and second- generation Rams. As for most common of the parade, fourth-gen Rams (2009 – 2017 MY) ruled supreme.

When you think about it, what happened at the Nurburgring on Saturday is rather perplexing: European owners of American trucks breaking a record on a high-speed circuit colloquially known as the Green Hell. Another thing that’s funny about this matter is the speed at which the trucks are being driven on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. What’s that, 10 mph at best? When all is said and done, though, this is a genuine world record, approved by Guinness, and those 1,152 pickup truck owners should take pride in making it happen.

While on the subject of Rams, the 2018 model year will bring forth an all-new 1500. The current generation of the light-duty Ram will soldier on into 2019 as a cheaper alternative to fleet owners. What’s more, hearsay also suggests that the platform of the all-new Ram 1500 will underpin a body-on-frame SUV. Also, the all-new heavy-duty Ram is due for the 2019 model year.

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