Darlene and I moved into the new Manhattan Village to a nice townhome with a two car garage. We had purchased a Meyers Manx dune buggy in 1978 and loved to drive around with Ryan, 6, and Kimberley, 3, in the back seat. But the Village did not allow for a 3rd car to be parked on the street.

How it happened

I was thinking about how the buggy might fit in our 2 car garage. I noticed that the garage rafters were higher than in most garages. I looked at the space above where I parked my sedan and realized it was tall enough that the buggy would fit above it. I saw that I could build a shelf at the back wall that my sedan nose would fit under. I saw that there was enough room over the sedan roof for a ramp that could be lifted up with the buggy front end on it.