A Garage Makeover to Behold—The RAM Cave Minnesota

One of the three winners of last fall's $25,000 RAM Renovation Contest got a special bonus—a visit from Bob Vila. Here's the reveal.

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When Rachel K. of Prior Lake, Minnesota, entered the RAM Renovation Contest last fall, it was with the very best of intentions—a gift for her dad, Dan.

“My dad’s garage is his universe,” Rachel’s entry essay began. She added that he is not only a seasoned mechanic, handling everything from simple oil changes and brake jobs to complete engine overhauls, but also a longtime lover of Dodge Ram vehicles. Now, with two sons following in their dad’s footsteps—and infringing on his “universe”—the garage needed some attention. Rachel knew that a makeover that provided organization, storage, and some man cave comforts would be her dad’s dream come true.

Of course, little did she know that her entry would be one of three chosen for a $25,000 RAM garage makeover—or that Bob Vila would be on site to oversee the transformation.

“Rachel and Dan welcomed me and the renovation production crew in pretty severe early winter weather,” recalls Bob. “They are a special family, and I was glad to be part of the team that turned a daughter’s dream into a reality for her dad.”

Here’s a look at how a cluttered and unorganized mechanic’s garage was, in a single weekend, transformed into a quality shop and distinctive man cave—for a most deserving dad!

To see the other two RAM Renovation Contest winners, click here.

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