26 02, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Feb 26, 2018

By | 2018-02-26T13:30:19+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Besides being “The People’s Car” the VW Beetle has done a LOT for the auto industry and one of my favorite things it’s done has been to provide a platform for a myriad of kit cars, offshoots, and custom designs. There are countless iterations of vehicles using either the Beetle floorpan or its flat-4 engine over the years, including one of my favorites: the Meyers Manx. And even with the Manx, there have been a few different versions, including this beautiful 4-seater model called the “Manxter 2+2”. This is easily the slickest Meyer’s Manxter I’ve ever seen and it’s been beautifully restored and updated, prior to its upcoming sale at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction. […]

19 02, 2018

Rink Rats Season Wrap Up

By | 2018-02-20T10:53:01+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We just wrapped up another great season of Rink Rats! For those of you unfamiliar with the program, Rink Rats is a program that brings the great sport of hockey to kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience it. The Herb Brooks foundation organizes the program, and for the past 6 years, we’ve partnered with them to provide transportation for their Minneapolis schools. We provide transportation in the fall for 2 schools, with more schools joining in the winter. This year, the winter program ran from January 8th-February 15th. We've rounded up a few stats and pictures to show how much this program means to us! Rink Rats By the Numbers 8 schools 21 days 40 sessions 85 Morrie's volunteers 115 kids

19 02, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Feb 19, 2018

By | 2018-02-19T14:33:20+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

You work hard and that means you owe it to yourself to own and drive a cool collector car. If you're not sure what the best collector car for you would be, the fine folks at Road & Track have some great ideas for where to start looking. If your budget is still relatively small, they put together a list of sub-$20,000 collector cars that are relatively easy to find, fun to drive, and easy to live with. If you've got a little more money to toss around and want something rarer or more exotic, this list might also be helpful. AMC Javelins don't get enough love. This one, if you can even still call it a Javelin anymore, is one of the coolest muscle cars I've seen. The Ring Brothers have built an illustrious career for themselves building the most badass muscle cars on the planet and this '72 Javelin AMX is no exception. With well over 1,000+ HP on tap, it can shred tires with ease, but it's so much more than just an epic tire shredder. Speaking of tire shredders, would you ever have guessed that this 1948 Chrysler Town & Country is hiding a beastly 8.4L V10 out of a Dodge Viper under the hood? I can't imagine a much cooler burnout machine than this thing. In all-original form, these cars make great nostalgic boulevard cruisers but now it's got some punch for those impromptu stoplight-to-stoplight pulls. The Viper engine has been touched on too, hiding [...]

19 02, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 2/19/18

By | 2018-02-19T09:09:29+00:00 February 19th, 2018|What's Going On?|3 Comments

Winter Beer Dabbler – Saturday, February 24th “For nine years, hardy Midwesterners have left behind the warmth of their homes to join us for the Winter Beer Dabbler, the biggest outdoor beer festival in Minnesota. With unlimited samples of the nation’s best craft beer, great live music, and fun activities, the Winter Beer Dabbler is a true celebration of winter in Minnesota.” […]

12 02, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Feb 12, 2018

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:08+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

If you like Porsches, you probably love Rufs. Much like Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher built the fastest, most infamous Mercedes’ in the ’80s and ’90s, Alois Ruf did with Porsches. He’d get body-in-white 911s directly from the Porsche factory and fit hotter engines and sleeker bodywork, and blow the doors off anything else coming out of Germany, or any other country for that matter, on any given race track or stretch of road. The CTR-series cars especially are still legendary for their speed, even today. Which is why it’s so awesome that Ted Gushue from Petrolicious spent the day Alois himself in Southern California with a CTR and CTR2, driving some of the most beautiful roads the west coast has to offer. […]

6 02, 2018

The Rolex 24 At Daytona through the eyes of a six year old

By | 2018-02-06T23:11:27+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Driving Experience, Events|0 Comments

The 2018 Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona wrapped up nearly a week and a half ago and if you follow IMSA racing you’ve likely seen your fair share of media recaps already. That said, I’m not going to post my average at best photos from the 56th running of this Florida endurance classic. Rather, I’m going to recap the race from a different perspective that you surely haven’t seen - that of a six year old attendee. Attending a race like the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is a bucket list item for most sports car enthusiasts - a race most would like to attend at least once in their lifetime. In the case of my son, he’s already been twice and he’s only six years old! I can’t say he’s hooked on cars just yet, but the fact that I’ve got him to attend the better part of two 24-hours races without too much whining is a good start, right?   Photo op during the pre-race grid walk Last year he was kept entertained by his buddy who attended with us, but this time it was just Benjie, Grandpa and me. It would be a true test of his automotive attention span. Fortunately, it started out on an unexpected good foot. We started our day during the pre-race grid walk. This presented an opportunity to see the cars up close and mingle on the serious banking Daytona International Raceway is known for. Benjie was excited to take pictures [...]

6 02, 2018

Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis: What A Week

By | 2018-02-06T15:20:29+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With all the hype surrounding Super Bowl LII we can’t help but think how much fun it was to have our city on the map, so we had to do a roundup now that it’s all over. The game itself turned out to be one of the best actual games in recent memory – and congratulations to the Eagles and their Super Bowl title, which was well deserved (just being nice – SKOL Vikes). Let’s take a look at everything that happened, from the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, to all those celebrity sightings, and much, much more in our Super Bowl roundup. […]

5 02, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Feb 5, 2018

By | 2018-02-05T15:08:38+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I wasn’t sure what to make of this car at first. The rear reminds me of the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale while the rest of the car seems like some weirdly proportioned DeTomaso knockoff or something. It turns out to be a one-off concept car built by former GM engineer, Bill Molzon, who got sick of the bean-counters and wanted to build his own dream car that was faster than a Corvette, better on fuel than a Corvair, and handled like a Lotus. The end result was the 1968 Molzon Concept Corsa GT38. The tiny car packed a 200-hp punch in the form of a Corvair flat-6 that was massaged to generate about 200 hp. Not bad for a car weighing only 1100 lbs. Despite fantastic results and heaps of praise from the likes of Road & Track, Mr. Molzon only ever built the one. […]

5 02, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 2/5/18

By | 2018-02-05T13:36:14+00:00 February 5th, 2018|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Wayzata Chilly Open – Saturday, February 10th It’s not a true Minnesota winter until you’ve golfed on the ice! Layer up in your warmest winter gear and experience dog sled rides, a chili cookoff, snowkiting, and more at the Wayzata Chilly Open! This year’s theme is Minnesota Made, and we’ll be there ready to test your hockey skills! […]

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