A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss left quite the impression last night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
During the second intermission of last night’s Detroit Red Wings vs St.Louis Blues contest, a brand new 2019 Silverado Trail Boss broke down on the ice during one of the intermissions. The truck was supposed to drive around the ice in some kind of promotional capacity, but instead, it ground to a halt after just barely making it to the blue line.
Unfortunately, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss broke down at the worst possible time with crews getting set to resurface the ice ahead of the upcoming third period. The Zambonis even had to maneuver around the stricken Silverado as workers tried to fix the issue, leaving a patch of untreated ice. Ford’s North American SUV Communications Manager, Dan Jones, was in attendance and tweeted that the Silverado needed to be towed off the ice by a one of the Zambonis, but that turned out to be a lie as the truck’s 5.3-liter V8 eventually restarted and it was ignominiously driven off the ice. Definitely not the promotional value Chevrolet was hoping to generate when it signed up to be the official vehicle of the Red Wing’s new home area.
Seriously laughed out loud when this pickup stalled out during intermission of the Red Wings game. They eventually got it started but the zambonis had to go around it! ???? pic.twitter.com/lTsVbjeWd4
— Jared Purcell (@JaredPurcellDET) November 29, 2018
The 2019 Silverado Trail Boss has been making cameo appearances at other major sporting events this fall. As the official vehicle sponsor of Major League Baseball, Chevrolet gifted one to World Series MVP Steve Pearce after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five earlier this month. Chevy has been in partnership with the MLB since 2005.
As a refresher, the 2019 Silverado Trail Boss is currently only available with the 5.3-liter V8, which is a shame because the Z71 off-road package, two-inch suspension lift, locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, and Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires would be perfectly paired with the Silverado’s optional 6.2-liter V8.
The Red Wings managed to beat the Blues that evening.