| September 13, 2013


Announcing the Dodge RAM Cave $25,000 Garage Renovation Contest

2014 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty

This post is sponsored by Ram Trucks. Do you have a garage in need of an overhaul? Enter here for your chance at being one of three lucky winners.

Like most men, I spend a lot of time in my garage. It’s dirty, sparse, and utilitarian. In word, it’s manly. It’s got an alcove with a workbench that I sit at to tinker and try my hand at DIY projects. I’ve also set up a makeshift “gun range” where I practice my gun handling skills with my Smith & Wesson M&P airsoft as well as do some dry fire practice with my real pistol.

While I’m out in the garage puttering around, I’ll sometimes start thinking about what I would do if I had a boatload of money to spend on renovating the garage into the man cave of my dreams. Over the past few years, I’ve created a pretty elaborate fantasy blueprint for my ultimate male retreat. For starters, I’d update my workbench area with the latest tools, but then I’d also create the gym of my dreams filled with atlas balls, giant tractor tires, and barbells. I’d also create a nook just for sitting around and doing nothing except reading vintage men’s magazines or watching a football game. And of course it would be decorated with manly knickknacks like vintage oil cans and sports equipment, animal trophies, and maybe some manly art.

Alas, for now my dream of the ultimate garage will remain just that – a dream.

But it doesn’t have to a dream for you. 

We’re partnering with the fine folks at RAM Trucks to give you the chance to win a garage renovation worth $25,000 to turn your humble garage into the garage of your manly dreams. Read on to find out how you can enter.

How to Enter

Are you ready to get a $25,000 garage renovation from RAM Trucks? Of course you are. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win.

1. Visit the RAM Cave Contest Entry Portal.

2.  Submit 1-3 Pictures of your garage and write a short essay explaining how you would renovate it to turn it into the ultimate RAM Cave. You don’t have to have a RAM truck, any truck, or even a vehicle for that matter to enter. All you need is a dream for the ultimate garage.

Deadline to enter is October 6, 2013.

Winner Selection Process

Public voting on Facebook. From September 12, 2013 and until October 9, 2013 the public will be able to vote on which candidate is worthy of the RAM Cave renovation on the RAM Trucks Facebook Page. If you enter, this is your time to rally family, friends, and co-workers to vote for you.

Three Winners Selected by Three RAM Cave Designers. After the public has voted, three RAM Cave Designers will select 3 winners based on their renovation idea as well as voting popularity. Who are the RAM Cave Designers, you ask? Well, I’m one, and I’ll be teaming up with DIY blogger Timothy Dahl of Charles and Hudson as well as living handyman legend, Bob Vila.

The RAM Cave Renovation

Each winner will be assigned a RAM Cave designer who will fly out and spend a weekend with you to help renovate your garage into the man cave of your dreams. I’m sure most folks will be understandably jonesing for the chance to meet Bob Vila, but I’m looking forward to hopefully working with a loyal AoM reader on his garage!

Enter today! I’m looking forward to seeing your entry!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Ram® Trucks Caves Contest starts 9/12/13 at 10:00 A.M. ET and ends 10/6/13 at 11:59:59 P.M. ET.  Open only to eligible legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. States/D.C., at least 18 years old at time of entry. Click on Official Rules for entry instructions and requirements, prize details, restrictions, etc. Void in AK, HI, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor:  Chrysler Group LLC, 1000 Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Facebook.

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