Made in 1953, "Ram Power in Action" promotes the new 1953 Dodge cars. The film emphasizes the car's directional stability, comfort, speed and performance. The "Red Ram" engine is the centerpiece of the automobile, and it is shown off in a variety of ways including a police chase at the 18 minute mark.
The film begins at mark 0:50, with a script writer and his secretary writing about movies on new cars in action. The main purpose of the movie is going to be to describe the performance qualities of the 1953 Dutch. It shows the audience of what the car can do in term of acceleration, ride-ability, steering or braking power. This was said in a meeting at mark 1:42. At mark 2:14, the new car is shown. A demonstration ride is taken with an engineer long with a writer who is taking notes on the qualities during the ride as seen at mark 3:20. Notes are taken on the comfortable seats and the head roof. Also the only time you have to use the clutch is when you want to set it in driving range and from then all that is needed is gas regulation and steering at mark3:50. When you ride in the ‘53 Dutch, you get a sensation on the pedal power. As seen at mark4:28. At mark4:31, the driver shows a special demonstration of what she could do when it came to getaway, she could drive into action from a standing start. The note was taken and it’s nice to know the power is there. It can be driven at top speed as seen at mark5:10. Engineers call it directional stability. It is the result of combination of suspension, shock absorber and the steering mechanism. As a result of this demonstration, ideas were built for the performance speech as seen at mark5:40. At mark5:57, a fast actions talking about speed, horse power were tested for on the polo field for the Dodge. This is achieved through the help of the international polo star, Jack Ivory. The Dodge proved its performance as seen at mark 6:50. The horse power is certainly packed with punch. The twisting and turning and maneuverability of the new Dutch is seen at mark7:50. These polo stars and their completely trained horses they ride are perfect examples of absolute coordination between man and months. The horses respond to the rider’s every wish. When you drive the Dodge it shows a combination between the manpower and the 140horsepower can be an even more example of complete coordination as seen at mark8:30. The car is ready to respond to every of the rider’s wish. At mark9:00, the idea of comparing the Dutch with a horse is disavowed. It is to be compared with another automobile. At mark9:18, the demonstration this time is measure the performance feature. At mark9:45, the 53’ Dodge Ram Power engine is more than 2 lengths the 52’ Dutch. The engineers suggest taking the test on the highway as seen at mark 10:05. Hence by having the 52’ Dodge and the 53’ Dodge overtake trucks as seen at mark 10:30. Time for overtaking a truck is measured. The 52’ Dodge is the first and at mark 11:11, the same test is done with the 53’ Dutch which she passed. The next test is the break test which is seen at mark 12:00 at an airport. We had skilled drivers both with 2cars with sound breaks, and brand new tires as seen at mark 13:05. The cars are driven at 70m/hr. as seen at mark 13:25 and both travel 77ft and at mark 13:50 they made their stop, and the distance for travel for both cars is measured. The next test is the riding and maneuverability at mark14:15 with 40tires set along course to see which car can make it through in the fastest and safest time. The test is seen at mark 14:25 and done with the same skilled driver for both cars. At mark15:30, the two cars are also set up for a race with the idea of the 53’ to catch up with the 52’.
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