26 06, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 06/26/17

By | 2017-06-26T15:21:21+00:00 June 26th, 2017|What's Going On?|0 Comments

July 4th BBQ at Valleyfair – Saturday, July 1st-Tuesday, July 4th “It’s all about red, white & BBQ! Join us for a special All-You-Can-Eat BBQ cookout from Noon to 8PM at Picnic Point. Menu features pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, Cajun Chicken Quarters, delicious sides and decorate-your-own 4th of July cookie station. Fireworks: July 3rd-4th.” […]

21 06, 2017

MHCC BBQ Blog: The Heritage Half Slab

By | 2017-06-26T13:32:39+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barbecue is arguably one of the best summer feel-good foods out there. Whether it’s a fat slab of ribs, a big chunk of chicken, some beautiful brisket, or some perfect pulled pork, if it’s got some barbecue sauce on it, it’s all good in the hood. So with that in mind, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite barbecue joints around the Twin Cities. So if you’re craving some of the most delectable meats in town, we’ve got you covered. […]

21 06, 2017

The 24 Hours of Le Mans: The Quick and Dirty Recap Roundup

By | 2017-06-21T07:15:01+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It was bound to be an intense 24 hours of racing at Le Mans this year. Between Toyota shattering the lap record in qualifying and Porsche showing up with their new 919 LMP1 cars and their new mid-engined 911 RSR LM GTE cars, it was shaping up to be a great race. Ford sent a bevy of their GT race cars that dominated last year, while Corvette Racing showed up with a few C7.R’s, including a car being campaigned by the Taylor brothers, Ricky and Jordan, two of IMSA’s most dominant drivers this year, proving that the GT class would remain entertaining as well. […]

19 06, 2017

Lap Around the Web – June 19th

By | 2017-06-19T14:47:53+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I’m going to start right off with something that is basically breaking the internet and blowing my mind. Since I’m basically head-over-heels in love with our ’66 Jag E-Type Roadster, I was immediately drawn to this Speedhunters article about this rat-rod E-Type that will be rocking a Mazda 20B rotary engine. It’s a total mashup of different Series I, II, and III parts but it’s still 100% rad with the slammed stance and widened rear fenders to cover the meaty BBS mesh wheels. This is clearly a labor of love, with a dash of lunacy, and I’m very much excited to see the finished product. […]

19 06, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 06/19/17

By | 2017-06-19T12:34:23+00:00 June 19th, 2017|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Love Your Melon Block Party¬†– Friday, June 23rd “Join us on Friday, June 23 as we celebrate summer with our first-ever Love Your Melon Block Party! Everyone is welcome – bring your friends and family for a summer evening filled with food trucks, drinks, a live concert and activities for adults and children. We will offer buy one, get one exclusive and backstock Love Your Melon products from last season. Proceeds from the event will support our nonprofit partner, Be The Match, to help expand the bone marrow registry.” […]

13 06, 2017

What/Where/When: Your Guide to Watching the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

By | 2017-06-13T18:06:45+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This weekend marks one of the biggest, most historic, and grueling races of the year: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This, the 85th running of the race, will be the center stage for some truly epic racing rivalries. Among the prototype cars in LM P1, the teams to watch this year will be Porsche and Toyota, without a doubt. Toyota’s factory-backed Kazoo Racing team was looking dominant last year until a mechanical failure in the closing stages of the race cost them the win, handing over victory to Porsche instead. Meanwhile, the LM GTE class will continue to be a fan favorite as production-based cars like the Ford GT (that took 1st, 2nd, and 4th in last year’s race) go wheel to wheel against other factory-backed efforts like the Ferrari 488 GTE, Corvette C7.R, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, and Aston Martin Vantage GTE. […]

13 06, 2017

2017 Walleye1000 Vintage Rally

By | 2017-06-13T12:24:08+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This was our second year sponsoring the Walleye 1000 and we cannot say enough about how great of an event this truly is. When we showed up just outside of Prescott, WI to kick off the event, everyone was giddy like a bunch of kids on the last day of school. The vehicles all lined up, we had a few words about where we'd be heading, and we took off through Prescott to enjoy the open road. The weather was a bit steamy at the launch and didn't cool down much throughout the day. Amazingly, all 34 cars were able to take off in the heat and head towards our final destination for the day which was La Crosse, WI. Throughout the day there was plenty of time to stop and take in the scenic byways of Wisconsin, maybe run through an antique store or two, and even stop for a nice iced coffee (which we had to do). We found ourselves swapping places and catching up with different vehicles all throughout the drive, which is one of the best parts of the rally. "Who is stopping for gas there. Which vehicle is that up ahead a ways" were things we found ourselves saying pretty frequently. We ended our day with a lovely dinner at the Freighthouse in La Crosse, which made for a fitting setting to hold our vintage car rally banquet meal. For the second day the goal was to get to Axel's restaurant in Mendota Heights back in Minnesota. We set [...]

12 06, 2017

Lap Around the Web – June 12th

By | 2017-06-12T13:41:40+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I probably shared some photos from Luftgekuhlt 4 a few weeks ago, but very few people can capture the event like Speedhunter's Larry Chen. He had early access to the event space the day before the show to capture the carefully curated selection of iconic Porsches as they were being unloaded and moved around. Now Speedhunters is sharing all the beautiful photos that Larry captured, both before and during the Luftgekuhlt. If you like vintage Porsches, it's definitely worth a look. Canepa Porsche 917 Engine Restoration from Canepa on Vimeo. Speaking of air-cooled Porsches, the legends at Canepa Motorsports recently shared this awesome video of a 917 engine being torn down, restored, and rebuilt. It's so rare to see such intricate details of such an iconic and powerful car so it's amazing that Canepa took the time to document and share the process. Better yet, it's probably the very same car seen in this video with Patrick Long piloting it around Willow Springs. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? Fast, sporty people movers are kind of all the rage these days, but there was a time when crazy, sportscar-blooded vans and SUVs used to take to the track and stomp on much sportier cars. Auto manufacturers built V12-powered SUVs, F1-engined minivans, and shoved supercar development engines into cargo vans. Crazy stuff like that has all been watered down into 500+ horsepower SUVs that spend most of their time in traffic or hauling kids to soccer practice, but [...]

12 06, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 06/12/17

By | 2017-06-12T14:58:46+00:00 June 12th, 2017|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Father’s Day Twins Game¬†– Sunday, June 18th “Take your Dad to a weekend day game at Target Field! Cheer on your Minnesota Twins as they take on the defending ALCS Champion Cleveland Indians. Enjoy the breathtaking views, and dazzling amenities of Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory.” […]

6 06, 2017

A Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Trip

By | 2017-06-06T12:12:04+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This story is basically the tale of a picture being worth a 1,000 words. I don't want to bore everyone with the details of each gas stop, or the specifics of how many bugs my headlight killed. I want to share the experience through photographs and make someone feel like they were along for the ride. I've been on several motorcycle trips in the past, but something about this one just felt right. The cold Colorado mountain air hitting your face, the rain washing away the dust and dirt on the bike from an overpass trail stop...it all just seemed¬†to come together. It was an experience ‚Äď not just¬†another ride. The freedom of the open road is exhilarating, and when the scenery is this good, it was impossible not to enjoy every second.

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