Video: More Than 1,000 Rams Invade Germany’s Nürburgring
Most Trucks from Germany, Surrounding Countries
There’s no disputing that North America is fullsize pickup country. However, that’s not to say the plus-size haulers don’t have fans outside the NAFTA area. Owning and driving a fullsize pickup in some regions is a major commitment, with significantly higher fuel costs, taxes, and registration fees than “normal” cars. So the case can be made that truck owners in Europe and other regions are even more passionate about their vehicles than American owners. To share their pride in their pickups, 1,152 European Ram truck owners invaded the most quintessentially German automotive shrine: the Nürburgring. Unlike most feats attempted at the venue, in which high speeds and low lap times are the goal, this record was set at what appears to be approximately 20 mph.
The symbolic parade was the largest yet. Previous records were 638 trucks in Mexico and 451 Ram trucks before that. The parade included Ram trucks from 1994 to present models, from highly modified to nearly stock models. You can watch video of the parade of pickups below, with the soundtrack consisting of the steady rumble of Hemi V-8s, punctuated occasionally by the clatter of a Cummins or EcoDiesel. Some participants were standing up through the sunroofs and recording video on their cell phones. In a display of German decorum, honking of horns was strictly verboten.