26 04, 2017

Heritage Shakedown Street Vol. 1

By | 2017-04-26T08:04:33+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Driving Experience, MHCC Excursions|0 Comments

After sitting in a warehouse for 5 months, the cars of Heritage were ready to get out and stretch their legs again! While some cars woke up happier than others, the Morrie's marketing team picked out a few favorites to bring home over the weekend to work the kinks out. It's a rough job, but someone has to do it. Check out what each one of us drove and why we love these cars so much: Lauren - 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer I have a thing for station wagons, and while the Grand Wagoneer is definitely more SUV than station wagon, it still satisfied my craving. Do I need enough cargo space to haul at least 3 full sized dogs? No, because I have a cat. But I enjoy having virtually zero blind spots and knowing I could go adopt 3 full sized dogs. And while the leaf springs lend a certain bounciness that's hard to ignore, the plush leather seats provide a very comfortable seat. This thing seems so classic to me, from the *almost* shag carpeting to the tan leather interior to the "wood" side panels. I've yet to drive a Heritage car that doesn't attract attention, and the Jeep is no exception. There is something very regal about this Jeep; some might even call it...Grand! Laura – 1989 Mercedes 560SL Being a newbie to the world of classic cars, I was a little nervous upon being handed the keys to this Mercedes – would I feel like a novice [...]

25 04, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – April 2017 Edition

By | 2017-04-25T10:43:45+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

We searched the deepest, darkest bowels of online car listings and found plenty of weird stuff for this edition of “Oddities”. First up, we found a bit of a Franken-Ferrari. At first glance, this might look like your run-of-the-mill 308 GTS, but I assure you, my good sir, that it is not. That’s because, at some point, someone came up with the brilliant, mad-scientist idea of cramming the 4.8-liter V12 out of a Ferrari 400i into the back of this 308, where the 3.0-liter V8 normally resides. The result is frightening intriguing. It’s sure to be fast, but that’s a pretty hefty lump of an engine to shoehorn behind the cockpit which makes us suspect that the handling might be slightly perilous. Either way, it’s going to auction in the UK next month where it’s expected to fetch a healthy premium over a normal 308. […]

24 04, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 04/24/17

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MPY Rooftop Yoga at LynLake Brewery – Saturday, April 29th Get your yoga on and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage after at LynLake Brewery's rooftop yoga! $20 will get you one hour of a Vinyasa power flow class along with a pint of beer following. Bring your mat or rent one on-site for $3. Outdoor Adventure Expo - Friday, April 28th - Sunday, April 30th "Join us for our Outdoor Adventure Expo featuring 120 free outdoor adventure presentations, 75 exhibitors, canoe, kayak and SUP auction, Radical Reels film festival and sale!"   Pet Project Rescue 2017 Spring Fundraiser – Sunday, April 30th It's true, we love our dogs and our brews around here so this event really was something we couldn't skip. Bauhaus Brewing in NE is hosting a fundraiser for the Pet Project Rescue program this weekend. "Join us on April 30th from 12-4p for a fun-filled party to support Pet Project Rescue's spay and neuter clinics, feral cat programs and hospice foster care. Ticket price includes free beer/soda and access to our silent auction, food trucks, activities, Sarah Beth photography's Cuba photo exhibit, and so much more for just $25! The outdoor space is also dog friendly!! This is a family friendly event."   Cars & Cones – Friday, April 28th "It's that time again to get ready for Cars and Cones season every Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm/9pm free admission. Bring the kids and share with your friends and have some DQ ice cream. EVERY WEEKEND IS A BLAST!"   Nick Swardson – Friday, April 28th "After his [...]

24 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 24th

By | 2017-04-24T15:03:00+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

The Ferrari 250 GTO is commonly considered to be one of the most beautiful and valuable race cars ever built. In its heyday, it was raced by all of the best drivers, and as you might expect, the GTO dominated the GT racing scene. Phil Hill was one of those legendary drivers, and he shared some of his favorite stories about the history of the 250 GTO and what it was like to race in this awesome piece for Road & Track. It's a great read full of really interesting insights into some of the Scuderia's best racing days. Plus, I just thought it was cool that Phil's 250 GTO has Minnesota collector plates on it!   Piece of Chic from Thomas Goux on Vimeo. Despite living in the land of near-endless winter, it never occurred to me that vintage skis could pair nicely with a vintage car or even a motorcycle until I watched this video. The L'Alpine Classique is a gathering in the French Alps where a love of vintage machines meets beautiful ski slopes. Think of it as a miniature version of the Goodwood Revival on the side of a snowy mountain. That sounds like a recipe for success in my book!   Luckily, we just locked in our new heritage manager before he found out that McLaren has one of those too. Petrolicious gives us an inside look at how McLaren runs their Special Operations, or MSO, with an interview with Henry Winkworth Smith, their Heritage Manager. The MSO program [...]

17 04, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 04/17/17

By | 2017-04-18T08:26:33+00:00 April 17th, 2017|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Food Truck Rally – Saturday, April 22nd (10:00am-6:00pm) – Bring your appetite, a few friends and your enthusiasm. This list of food trucks is massive, so you know you’ll find something delicious to eat! Food costs range from $3 to $18 with the average entree cost being $6 to $8. Every truck will have at least one $5 entree offer.   […]

17 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 17th

By | 2017-04-19T14:00:12+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Let’s talk about Monster Jam. It’s basically the best place to see monster trucks. They’re loud. They’re fast. They run things over and fly through the air. Sometimes they roll over and sometimes they don’t, but either way, the car control needed to pilot one of these 1,500 horsepower beasts around a stadium is impressive. That’s why this video absolutely blew my mind when I first saw it. Not only does Ryan Anderson pilot his Son-Uva Digger truck into a backflip, but he also manages to hold it in a wheelie, and later, an endo while blasting around the course. It’s definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! […]

11 04, 2017

Automotive Easter Egg Hunt

By | 2017-04-19T13:39:06+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Although Easter is just around the corner, we’re not worried about what kind of car the Easter Bunny would drive (if he could reach the pedals). Instead, we’re on the hunt for things that automakers hide in their cars for owners and enthusiasts to find. Jeep has been the master of this over the years, often hiding little call-outs to its historic models throughout their vehicles, from the headlights and taillights that feature the trademarked Jeep front grille to images of Sasquatch and Jeeps climbing hills along the base of the windshield. But plenty of other manufacturers hide similar details in their vehicles as well, so keep reading as we uncover a few of our favorite automotive Easter eggs. […]

10 04, 2017

Morrie’s takes a bite out of the Big Apple – New York Auto Show

By | 2017-04-19T13:39:22+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

That’s right, we’re heading to the NYIAS for the press days to bring you all the best content from the east coasts largest auto show. The New York International Auto Show has been gaining ground as one of the most prominent auto shows in the U.S. with a ton of big reveals and unveilings from all of the top brands. We’ll be at the show Wednesday and Thursday, so if you want to follow us around and see what we see, follow @MorriesAuto on Instagram and Morrie’s Automotive Group on YouTube. We’ll have a full recap once we’re back next week, but until then if you see something that you want a deeper dive on, grab us on Twitter and we’ll make it happen! […]

10 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 10th

By | 2017-04-19T13:39:34+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Since the weather is getting nicer and the fun cars are starting to come out of hibernation, I’m going to focus this week’s Lap Around The Web on the joy of driving. First up, Henry Catchpool, from Drive Tribe, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a rare, vintage Ferrari. Not just any rare, vintage Ferrari, but a 250 Testa Rossa. And not just any 250 Testa Rossa, but the 250 Testa Rossa that won Le Mans in 1958, making it arguably one of, if not the, most valuable cars in the world. Woah. It doesn’t get much better than that. Click this link to read what it was like, and this link for a short video from behind the wheel. […]

10 04, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 04/10/17

By | 2017-04-19T13:39:46+00:00 April 10th, 2017|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Minneapolis Hot Chocolate 15k / 5k Road Race – Sat, April 15th A hot chocolate race? “The Hot Chocolate Race benefits the national Ronald McDonald House Charities with portions of the event’s contributions going to the local Minneapolis chapter of the non-profit. Last season the Hot Chocolate Series generated over $200,000 collectively for RMHC. The best goody bags in running and scrumptious post-race treats are just two reasons Minneapolis’s active community will want to sign up for RAM Racing’s Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Series.” […]

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