7 09, 2018

Fall Spot – Taste of White Bear Lake

By | 2018-08-28T15:19:01+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing up there was no better incentive than “Free Samples” to get me to go grocery shopping with Mom on Sunday afternoons. Heck, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t recently make a pit stop at Kowalski’s on the way home from church just to see which gourmet cheese and cracker combo they had for me to try.  […]

4 09, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Sept. 3rd, 2018

By | 2018-09-04T15:47:16+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

2018 is the year of green. Everywhere you look, manufacturers are coming out with new cars in stunning hues such as Porsche’s bright and wild Lizard Green on the GT3RS or Audi’s classy and sophisticated Sonoma Green they used a launch color on the new RS5 Sportback. All signs are pointing to green being very much the “it” color right now and taking that trend to new heights is, of course, a small Italian company known as Automobili Amos who has embued their new reimagined Lancia Delta Futurista. Other than the price, which is $350,000, Automobili Amos hasn’t published any numbers about this new project. And that’s because, according to the creator of this project, the Delta Futurista isn’t about numbers. It’s about how it makes you feel; it’s about the emotion of driving the car. And to me, that’s pretty cool. Sure, it’s lighter, faster, and more luxurious than the original Delta Integrale, but that’s not the point. To learn more about the gorgeous and green Lancia Delta Futurista as reimagined by Automobili Amos, check out this article about it on Jalopnik. […]

4 09, 2018

Weekly Feature – 1971 Corvette

By | 2018-09-04T09:20:03+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The C3 Corvette was produced from ’68-’82. Morrie's Heritage's Corvette is a 1971, middle-model of the C3. The engine and chassis were the same as the previous generation, but the C3 got brand new interior and exterior aesthetics. Though the C3 model was titled the Stingray, the name was retired after the ’76 year until it returned in 2014. C2 C3 Differing from the previous gen, the concealed headlights moved using a vacuum operated system rather than electrics. The door handles were now flush to the door, the front fenders got functioning vents, and side vents were discontinued. For the first time in Corvette-history, the ’71 model C3 had air conditioning as an option and 53% of purchases chose it. Another change to the C3 was the relocation of the battery. It moved from the engine area to behind the seats for better weight distribution.  The base engine for the ’71 Vette was a 5.7L small block V8 which generated 270hp. Only in ’71 the LS6 was offered as well, which generated a terrifying 425hp and could be ordered in manual or automatic transmission. I’ll take one in every color, please!

1 09, 2018

The Last Thing You Need is Another Project: Part 3

By | 2018-08-31T13:47:02+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Projects, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking back, I should've titled this series of blog posts the neverending story. There are some projects that you can quickly check off your list, but this is not one of them. Like the Energizer Bunny, this project seems to keep going. And going. And going. That said, my camper project has reached the point where it's useable and that's good enough for me. If you missed the first parts of my camper build story you can find part 1 here and part 2 here. What follows is my recap of the beginning of the end. When we last left off I had fitted the roof mechanism, including frame, hydraulic struts and roof skin. Next on my list was adding the pop-up fabric. Originally I had ambition to sew up the pop-up so it included screened windows and a precision fit. In the interest of time, and hopes of ever finishing the project, I opted for a single piece of waterproof ripstop nylon for version 1. A quick shout out ot Ripstop By The Roll from whom I ordered the fabric. They offer a variety of ripstop material that I never knew existed. I went with 2.2 oz HEX70 XL ripstop, for those keeping track, in fashionable charcoal gray. Application was relatively easy via a combination of high-bond adhesive with an overlayment of screw-fastened trim around the edges. With the exterior weatherproof I focused my efforts on the inside. I knew I wanted an internal cabinet  to house a basic [...]

28 08, 2018

The Lean Green Fuel Injected Machine – The Bimmer is Back

By | 2018-08-28T15:32:01+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’ve literally been waiting for over 2.5 years for the triumphant return of our favorite little green monster. Unwillingly named that after the headache of parts, labor, and love that has gone into getting this BMW back on the road. So without further ado, we reintroduce our 1974 BMW 2002tii back to rental service. […]

27 08, 2018

Weekly Feature – Aston Martin DB9

By | 2018-08-27T15:20:20+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Aston Martin DB9 is categorized as a British grand tourer, defined as a luxury vehicle with impressive performance such as speed and long-distance driving capability. The DB9 was introduced in 2003 as the successor of the glorious DB7. The reason Aston didn’t name it the DB8 was because they feared people would attribute the name to the car having a V8, which is false. The original DB9 took the same 5.9L V12 as the Vanquish. However, the newest model DB9 has a 6.0L V12 engine under its hood giving it 457 lb-ft of torque, a top speed of 183mph and a 4.5s 0-60 time. The first models were made mostly of aluminum, only it’s bumper and bonnet are composite. The car has the traditional Aston grille and side strakes and the back end of the car resembles the DB4 and 5. 2008 DB9 The DB9 got some minor revisions in 2013 such as a wider front splitter, LED daytime strips and, clear rear taillights, and an updated grille and spoiler. 2015 DB9 If you’re a car guy, I’m sure you’ve heard the word Volante tossed around. This is simply the convertible version of the DB9 coupé. In 2015 the final edition, the DB9 GT was released before the car was discontinued in 2016, to be succeeded by the beautiful DB11. It's only convertible weather a little bit longer, head to the Rent tab at the top of our home page and reserve our Aston Martin DB9 Volante before it's [...]

27 08, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 27th, 2018

By | 2018-08-28T10:19:03+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

If you have been living under a rock for the past week, you might not have heard that Car Week invaded the Central California coast last week with a slew of auctions, car shows, rallies, and races that brought out some of the finest cars in the world. While the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance always cranks the snob factor up to 11, the Tour d’Elegance seems a bit more approachable, sending a number of the cars that would later take over the greens of Pebble Beach onto public roads for a cruise around town for all to see and enjoy. Car shows are cool and all, giving you a chance to get up close and poke around plenty of rare cars that you’ll probably never see again, but to see and hear them moving under their own power on public roads just heightens the cool factor all that much more, in my humble opinion. To see more of these gorgeous cars on the move, head on over to Classic Driver or Petrolicious. It’s also worth checking out this gallery from the Quail Motorsports Gathering on Petrolicious as well. […]

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