7 06, 2016

Photo Recap: The 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

By | 2016-06-07T09:33:39+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Community, Events|3 Comments

Despite a busy Saturday full of fun car stuff including MN C&C, the Walleye 1000, and the Kannonball Fun Charity Rally, I couldn’t think of a better way to unwind than by meandering around Excelsior Commons looking at more cars. The 4th annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance is hosted on the serene shores of Lake Minnetonka in the heart of Excelsior, MN and invites a hand-picked selection of rare vintage cars, motorcycles, and boats. […]

5 04, 2016

Vendor Spotlight: Hagen & Oats

By | 2016-04-13T06:59:18+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

We’ve worked with a few local vendors over the past few months, including Leather Works Minnesota and our friend Jeff at Advanced Distributors – now we’re turning the spotlight onto the ladies over at Hagen and Oats. A little background: the Dojo’s walls don’t seem to care for vinyl much. This is unfortunate turn of events, as the MHCC crest that adorns our wall is made of – you guessed it – vinyl. Naturally we needed some signage that wasn’t going to peel, so we turned to the woodworking wizards at Hagen and Oats. Nikki and Anna were kind enough to have us out to their workshop in Newport, MN to check out their process, pick their brains, and tell a bunch of dumb jokes. Needless to say, we had a great time! […]

8 03, 2016

Start Seeing Motorcycles! Look Twice…Save a Life

By | 2016-03-09T09:00:55+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Driving Experience|0 Comments

As a motorcyclist myself I hope nearly everyone has seen this bumper sticker on Minnesota roads. If you haven’t you might want to keep reading on. The weather is starting to turn and that means it’s time to start sharing the road with everyone. On an average day in 2014 there were a reported 215 crashes on Minnesota roads, that is per day! Of these crashes there were a reported 361 fatalities which has slightly decreased year after year, but unfortunately there were 46 motorcyclists who lost their lives in 2014. While all motorcyclists know the dangers of riding, people should to be aware of how to help avoid crashes and makes sure lives aren’t put in danger when they don’t need to be. The best information we can offer is that if you are a motorcyclist make sure you are riding smart. Always wear the appropriate riding gear and please for your own safety wear a helmet. The Office of Traffic Safety has a great list of tips to keep in mind as Spring approaches: Motorists are advised to watch carefully for motorcycles in traffic and always look twice before turning or changing lanes. Riders are advised to wear full, brightly-colored protective gear, including a DOT-approved helmet. Riders should travel at safe speeds, pay attention, maintain a two-second following distance and ride sober. Riders should seek safety training. We at Morrie’s care about the safety of motorists on the road and want to make sure you and your family are safe [...]

2 03, 2016

What’s Going on 3/4-3/6

By | 2016-03-02T21:28:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Events|0 Comments

  Tribute Night at Amsterdam Bar and Hall – Friday, March 4th Unless you have a Delorean and can time travel back to the early nineties it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to hear Weezer’s entire Blue Album, Alice in Chains’ Dirt and Nirvana’s Nevermind performed live from start to finish.  Fortunately, you won’t need Marty McFly’s help this weekend because all three albums will be performed atAmsterdam Bar and Hall’s Tribute night. All this for just $10. MMA at Mystic – Friday, March 4th The last fight we saw at a casino was between two seniors trying to stake their claim on a lucrative penny slot. This weekend you can witness more intense fighting when the MMA heads to Mystic Lake. We’re not big on fighting, but you probably knew that since we’re looking for a Volkswagen Hippie Bus. Bedrace for bridging – Saturday, March 5th There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in a warm bed --- while hurtling down a snowy ski slope. If this sounds like your idea of fun you have to check out the Subway Bed Race for Bridging. This annual winter extravaganza pairs mattresses of all sizes with exuberant individuals looking for a different type of winter activity. Minnesota Roller Girls Home Season Championship – Saturday, March 5th Hell on wheels. That’s what we’d call our roller derby team if we had one. Alas, we don’t so we have to resort to watching others play. We’re in luck because theMinnesota Roller Girls Home Season Championship [...]

23 02, 2016

What’s Going On – 02/23

By | 2016-02-25T09:23:10+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Events|0 Comments

A shortlist of upcoming events that piqued our interest   Adult Coloring Club – Thursday, February 25th Who says coloring should only be for kids? The Coloring Club MPLS gives artistic adults an opportunity to put their colored pencils to use, which is good for people like Amber (one of our graphic designers) who have “coloring degrees” and want to keep up on their skills. Throw in $5 beers from Eastlake Craft Brewery (the event host) and coloring sheets from local artists and you can’t go wrong. WinterFest at the Union Depot – Friday, February 26th When he was in town last week Vice President Joe Biden had nothing but good things to say about St. Paul’s Union Depot.  If that’s not reason enough to plan a visit maybe a little beer might persuade you. This Friday the Minnesota Craft Brewers guild is hosting Winterfest, a tribute to Minnesota beer. Chase out the winter chill with a multitude of Winter Warmers, hearty food, beer education, entertainment and music Tech Fest 2016 – Saturday, February 26th We’re all for introducing our youth to engineering, mechanics and hands-on technology. If we don’t who is going to fix all of these old cars we’ve collected? All kidding aside, The Works Museum is hosting a neat family engineering and technology fair offering hours of technology exploration for the whole family. Consider it a good alternative to sitting home on the couch. Red Bull Crashed Ice – February 26th and February 27th The icy spectacle [...]

17 02, 2016

Circuit of the Amateur Endurance Race

By | 2016-03-07T15:55:27+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

I have been fortunate enough to spend the last year or so going to various race tracks, more than I ever had in my life, some to spectate and some to race or crew for others. When my endurance race team found out that there was going to be a race at Circuit of the Americas we spoke about participating as a team. Since this World Racing League event would take place over Valentine’s Day weekend, many of our five team members decided they wanted to stay married. A couple of weeks after that discussion, I was talking to Erik from the team, who said he was talking to another team about renting a seat in their car. They struck a deal that was mutually beneficial as Team Endurance didn’t have time to drive their car to the track and Erik had the time transport the car and wanted to participate but didn’t have a a team. Erik asked if I was interested in coming along to help tow the car for the 2400 mile round trip. Of course, if you haven’t guessed yet, I am always up for a road trip and would get to hang out at Circuit of the Americas, the only Formula one race circuit in the United States. […]

27 01, 2016

What’s going on 1/28-2/2/2016

By | 2016-01-28T12:06:40+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

  MHCC Rolex 24 hour at Daytona Kick at The Dojo – January 30th We are having a Rolex 24 hours at Daytona Kick off party at the Dojo, we will open the doors at 12:30p on Saturday and we will shutdown when TV coverage goes dark at 9p. The dojo misses race weekends almost as much we do. the fridge is full soda and water and we hope the coffee maker still works. […]

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