19 09, 2018

Fall Color Tour – Wednesday, Oct. 17th – 5:00pm

By | 2018-09-19T16:36:43+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Driving Experience, Events, MHCC Trips|0 Comments

We want to invite everyone out Wednesday, Oct. 17th to drive one of our Level 1 – 4 vehicles for only $125 – and we’ll supply the dinner (alcohol not included). You can upgrade to a Level 5-6 vehicle for $200. You can also add a second meal to your reservation for $25, just let us know if your email if you’ll have a guest. You can meet us at the Morrie’s Heritage warehouse on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 5:00 pm and we’ll start our cruise at 5:30 pm. We can’t wait to see everyone for dinner and that will be held at B’s On The River in Watertown! We’ll plan on about an hour and a half drive to the dinner location. Email us at MHCC@morries.com to let us know you’re coming out! Make sure to get your reservation in for the rental on our online booking tool, and use the coupon code “fallcolor” when booking. Leave a PayPal deposit at the end of the reservation and we’ll settle up for the balance if you want to add a guest! We’ll see you all soon!   Reserve Your Spot Now   […]

19 09, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 9/17/18

By | 2018-09-19T09:10:07+00:00 September 19th, 2018|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Drive to Compare – Saturday, September 22nd “Experience nine different midsize crossovers in every way imaginable—from technology, to cargo capacity, to driving dynamics—all in one place! It’s the perfect way to avoid the hassle of loading up the whole family and hopping between dealerships for an entire day of test drives, plus you’ll have the additional benefit of being able to get out of one vehicle, and directly into another, competing brand. No frustration, no bias towards your most recent drive, and most importantly, no time wasted.” […]

18 09, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Sept. 17th, 2018

By | 2018-09-18T10:24:34+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Now that the ’74 BMW 2002tii is sorted out and running like a top, it seems like a perfect opportunity to share this brief history of one of BMW’s most iconic cars. Starting off with the sporty looking, but underpowered 1602 model, the 2002 came about serendipitously when it was discovered that one of BMW’s engine designers, as well as one of its director of product planning, had both installed bigger, 2.0-liter engines in their personal 1602s. After realizing they both loved the bigger engine, they teamed up to pitch the idea of a more powerful 2-door coupe, which became known as the 2002. It took a few iterations before BMW reached the point of the 2002tii, which replaced the twin Solex carbs with a mechanical fuel injection system that increased horsepower from 119 to 130. Eventually, the 2002 would go on to become one of the first turbocharged street cars, combining ample power with good looks and solid handling. Eventually, the 2002 model was phased out in favor of the more modern 3-Series. To learn more about the famous BMW 2002, check out the rest of the article over on Silodrome. […]

17 09, 2018

Weekly Feature – Ford Bronco

By | 2018-09-10T12:36:30+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ford Bronco was first produced in 1966 with the intentions of competing with the Jeep CJ-5. This was genius; though much-loved, the Mustang was based off the Ford Falcon and lacked that “one of a kind” vibe. The Bronco, however, had a unique frame, body, and extension and Ford was able to market it as one of the first civilian “Sports Utility” vehicles. I'd have to say Morrie's Heritage's 1973 Bronco fits the description perfectly! Looking under the hood, the ’66-’77 model had an inline 6 while the updated model was given a V8. It also gained a catalytic converter and emission controls. In 1978, Ford wanted to make Bronco bigger so they used F100 pickup truck chassis, its biggest competitor became the Chevy Blazer. Also, Like the Country Squire, the Bronco got folding rear seats and a roll down back window too. Oh, and of course, the popular external spare tire. In 1980, Ford made the Bronco lighter and shorter hoping for a more efficient powertrain. It was given an inline 6 engine again and only made it available in manual transmission. This time, it was built on an F150 chassis. In ’87 the Bronco got a facelift, mainly with the intentions of giving the truck better aerodynamics. They reshaped its front bumper and hood, gave it a flatter front grille, and gave it composite headlamps. In ’92 the last remodel took place focusing on safety updates such as crumple zones, seatbelts in the rear, more airbags and [...]

11 09, 2018

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – September 2018 Edition

By | 2018-09-11T14:08:12+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

Perfect for those snowy trips to your local Whole Foods or a classy night out on the town, this luxurious 1989 Cadillac Stretch Limo is the opulent go-anywhere vehicle you need. This is the perfect vehicle for when your Hummer or Abrams tank is in the shop again, and for a fraction of the cost. Enjoy the sleek, wheel-less lines of this Cadillac. If you think 20-inch wheels look good on a Cadillac, these 20-ft tracks look TWELVE TIMES BETTER. A bargain at only $6,000 CAD, which is basically $48 and a 12-pack of Molson Ice in US currency. Located in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. […]

11 09, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Sept. 10th, 2018

By | 2018-09-11T10:31:48+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

This past weekend, a large number of Europe’s finest vintage racecars descended upon the historic Goodwood racing circuit for the annual Goodwood Revival. The Goodwood Revival is basically a time warp back to the 1950s, with period-correct cars, attire, and activities filling the grounds at the Goodwood estate. It’s pure sensory overload with all the sites and sounds of the past everywhere you look, and nowhere else will you see such intense wheel-to-wheel racing with cars that cost millions of dollars. Check out some highlight photos from the event here on Classic Driver and here on Petrolicious and make sure to check out some of the awesome racing highlight videos below as well. […]

10 09, 2018

Weekly Feature – Ferrari F430

By | 2018-09-10T07:56:05+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ferrari F430 was produced from 2004 to 2009 as a revision of the 360 with aim to improve aerodynamics. The F430 has a handful of Ferrari heritage exterior design details. For example, the tail lights and engine cover vents replicate that of the Enzo’s. Just like the Testarossa, the driver’s side mirror has the name etched in it, and the oval openings on the front bumper resemble those of earlier Ferrari racing models.   The F430 was the first Ferrari to have the Manettino dials on the steering wheel. Manettino, meaning little lever, allows the driver to adjust things like suspension, traction and throttle response simply and quickly. So yeah, it’s basically a spaceship. Lastly, The F430 has a 4.3L V8 petrol engine. It has 343 lb-ft of torque, 80% which is available blew 3,500 RPM. Its top speed is 186mph and it has a 3.6s 0-60 time. This is .6s faster than the 360. The F430 also features what they call the “E-Diff”, a limited slip active differential, as well. This allows the distribution of torque to be varied depending on steering and acceleration.

10 09, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 9/10/18

By | 2018-09-12T11:11:49+00:00 September 10th, 2018|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival — Friday, September 14th through Sunday, September 16th Our warm weather driving days are numbered and if you’re looking for one last epic drive of the season consider heading to Road America this weekend for the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival (ELVF). The ELVF is similar to the big July vintage races at Road America, but a bit more laid back. Attendees will see a couple hundred vintage race cars on track throughout the weekend ranging from pre-war Bugattis to seventies Porsches to contemporary Indy cars.   Minneapolis Bike Tour – Sunday, September 16th “The 12th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island and features multiple fully supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system of Minneapolis at their own pace, traffic free!” […]

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