Dodge SRT at Laguna Seca Raceway in California

Graham Henckel, chief engineer of SRT Viper, recently took to the Laguna Seca Raceway in the orange wonder. The 2014 SRT Viper TA to be exact, has come with a carbon fiber rear spoiler and a two-piece front splitter adding 280 lbs. of downforce.

Watch Ralph Gillies, president and CEO of SRT take the orange SRT Viper out for a stroll.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Off-Road

The New York International Auto Show will soon unveil the latest from the Chrysler Group. The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, touted as the most capable mid-size sport utility vehicle. Come take a look at what it feels like to ride off the road in the latest from Jeep. The all-new Cherokee comes with two choices of engines:

-3.0L V6 EcoDiesel w/ 240 HP & 420 lb.-ft of torque
-5.7L V8 w/ 366 HP & 290 lb.-ft of torque

This video shows all sorts of different angles of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee climbing rocks and handling dirt roads.

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Movin’ On Up: Ram’s Dependability Keeps Improving

Back in January, J.D. Power & Associates completed the annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which determines the most reliable vehicles on the market in each segment. To figure this important statistic out, J.D. Power looks at the number of issues reported per 100 vehicles over the last twelve months. The results are in, and we at James Hodge Motors are proud to report that it’s all good for Ram trucks!

In fact, Ram trucks moved up 20 positions in the rankings when compared to last year’s study. Overall, there were 30% fewer issues reported this time around. J.D. Power recognized Ram trucks as the most improved brand and expects the dependability to keep growing in the coming years until Ram reaches the very top in all regards.

Want to see for yourself just what makes Ram trucks so dependable? Head down to James Hodge Motors today and take one out for a spin. It’s a decision you won’t regret, and you can depend on that!

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Camp Southern Ground Benefits from Zac Brown’s RAM 1500

So far, the Ram Jam Celebrity Truck Auction has provided a great amount of philanthropic dollars to various charitable foundations. Famous country singers Kellie Pickler, Billy Currington and Brantley Gilbert have donated their RAM trucks to auctions for charity so far. The trucks make their way to new homes while the charity benefits from the auction.

Zac Brown, of the country music group Zac Brown Band, has decided to donate his RAM 1500 this week to Camp Southern Ground. For just a few more days, you can contribute to assisting this charity. Their mission is to assist kids in getting through social, emotional and academic troubles/difficulties in order to get them to their full potential with proper tools and opportunities.

You can watch the video below and bid here:

Here’s what Zac Brown has to say about Camp Southern Ground: “To me, there is nothing more worthwhile than helping kids. I grew up working with kids while on staff at summer camps and remember how they were impacted during their visits. Their time at camp helped to make a difference in their lives and will last them a lifetime. Camp Southern Ground will work with special needs children while providing them with lodging and facilities to most effectively contribute to their rehabilitation. The highly trained staff will offer a wide variety of therapeutic activities that are designed to help stimulate the mind and body and encourage development, all in a beautiful setting. This is the year to get it started! “

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee – The Best of What We’re Made Of

Chrysler really knows how to inspire in their commercials lately. This time, using Any Given Sunday as the script. Al Pacino, the coach in the movie, provides his inspirational speech in the background while showing an abundance of people working on what they love.

The commercial below, Chip Away, provides a look inside the all-new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The latest from Jeep’s advertising team focuses on the extremely intricate efforts that the Chrysler Group went to when building the newest SUV.

“Chip Away”

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2013 SRT Viper vs. 1997 Dodge Viper GTS

Car and Driver had a great idea. Soup up an old Viper with a bunch of fresh modifications, and pit it up against an all-new SRT Viper. So that’s just what they did when they put up the 1997 Dodge Viper GTS up against the 2013 SRT Viper.

2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition

The 1997 Dodge Viper GTS had an 8.0L V-10, with 450 HP and 490 lb-ft of torque, and then they boosted that to get to 660 HP and 579 lb-ft of torque.
The 2013 SRT Viper has an 8.4L V-10 with 640 horsepower and 600 pounds per square foot of torque.

Now let the race begin!!!

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RAM’s Farmer Advertisement is Most Popular of Super Bowl XLVII

The people have spoken. A poll was taken on how many individuals enjoyed which Super Bowl advertisement the best, and the RAM ad came out on top. With over 25% of the vote, ‘Farmer’ made it to 1st place. Paul Harvey’s famous speech ‘God Made A Farmer’plays over top the commercial the entire time. It is very touching.


Watch the Official Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial “Farmer” here:

And here’s the video that started it all. “Farmer’s Tribute: So God Made A Farmer. Paul Harvey”

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