“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon recently announced to the world that he wants to buy a pickup truck. With assistance from Larry Webster, editor-in-chief of Road and Track, Fallon announced his top four choices, including the class-exclusive and back-to-back winner of Motor Trend’s Truck of the year, the 2014 Ram 1500. The Toyota Tacoma and two Ford F-150s, the Platinum and King Ranch editions, round out Fallon’s short shopping list.
While Fallon insists that he is truly interested in a pickup truck, the New York native and veteran of “Saturday Night Live” is clearly not a real truck guy. Case in point, he claims he intends to use the pickup to haul pumpkins and his baby — which probably won’t exceed the trucks’ cargo capacity. Ram cleverly capitalized on this statement by sending the late-night TV host a video of its 1500 pickup in a pumpkin-throwing competition.
Fallon’s professed interest in pickup trucks also raises the question: Has he ever tried to drive or park one of the 5,500-pound beasts in car-unfriendly New York? To which Ram playfully parked a coveted silver Hemi-powered 2014 Ram 1500 crew cab outside 30 Rockefeller Center in New York, where “The Tonight Show” is taped. On the back of the truck was a sign that read, “Big enough, Jimmy? Test it out.”
Whether or not Fallon follows through with the purchase of a pickup truck remains to be seen. In the meantime, we at Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group would love to offer our own personal advice to Jimmy Fallon. We may be partial, but here is “Why We Love the 2014 Ram 1500.” #GUTSGLORYFallon
For all local Southwestern PA-ers, come on out and see why the Ram 1500 made Fallon’s short list at our Ram Jam sales event at Jim Shorkey Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram with more than 150 clearance-priced 2013 and 2014 Ram trucks at our Route 30 location in North Huntingdon now through March 31st!