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 [...]

10 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 10th

By | 2017-04-19T13:39:34+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Since the weather is getting nicer and the fun cars are starting to come out of hibernation, I’m going to focus this week’s Lap Around The Web on the joy of driving. First up, Henry Catchpool,¬†from Drive Tribe, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a rare, vintage Ferrari. Not just any rare, vintage Ferrari, but a 250 Testa Rossa. And not just any 250 Testa Rossa, but the 250 Testa Rossa that won Le Mans in 1958, making it arguably one of, if not the, most valuable cars in the world. Woah. It doesn’t get much better than that. Click this link to read what it was like, and this link for a short video from behind the wheel. […]

30 03, 2017

#MorriesRoadTrip Goes Off-Road

By | 2017-04-19T13:40:31+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Community, Driving Experience, MHCC Excursions|0 Comments

Currently, my newest, most reliable vehicle is an 18-year old Toyota 4Runner. Being my daily driver, it spends 95% of its time on pavement, stuck in traffic, or running boring errands. But it’s that other 5% that is responsible for me sinking thousands upon thousands of dollars into maintenance and modifications. While my 4Runner is plenty comfortable to gobble up mile after mile of highway, it’s really happy as soon as the pavement ends. Like a pig in mud, my 4Runner is happiest in… err… mud. And rocks. And climbing up and down hills. And going over logs and ruts. The less of a “road” it’s on, the better. Which is exactly why I spent a day putting my 4Runner through its paces on the Spider Lake Trails in the Foot Hills State Forest up near Pine River, MN a couple weeks back with some other Toyota enthusiasts. Plus, it was a good excuse to take a #MorriesRoadtrip! […]

14 11, 2016

Lap Around The Web – Nov. 14th

By | 2016-11-14T16:26:42+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Everyone knows about the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – it’s widely proclaimed to be one of the best car shows in the world – which takes over the Monterey peninsula in California each August. Sure, there are plenty of similar¬†events across the country such as the Amelia Island Concours, the Meadowbrook Concours, and the Greenwich Concours, but now there’s another event on the East Coast that could turn Pebble Beach on its head. Simply known as “The Bridge”, this new gathering of rare and stunningly beautiful vehicles takes place on the former grounds of Bridgehampton Raceway, once one of the most challenging road courses in the US, that has since been turned into a golf course. The Drive did a lovely writeup and interview with the creator of the event, as well as shared some beautiful¬†photos from the event that took place this past fall. Let’s hope it continues to grow, giving our friends on the Eastern seaboard something to be just as proud of as everyone in the Monterey Bay area. […]

31 10, 2016

Lap Around The Web – Oct 31st

By | 2016-10-31T13:02:56+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

If you’ve paid attention to our blog posts, you might have picked up on the fact that Adam loves motorcycles almost as much as he loves ratty old air-cooled Porsches. While this is a far cry from the old cafe racers and dirt bikes he loves so much, this lightweight, 3D-printed, electric motorcycle called the Light Rider is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen. The skeletonized frame and components look like an actual skeleton and we love the tech that went into creating such an intricate design in aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. Although it’s only capable of going about 50mph, the sub-80 pound bike would be the perfect city cruiser or pit bike. […]

11 10, 2016

Lap Around The Web – October 11th

By | 2016-10-12T09:19:01+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Road trip season is winding down but that hasn’t stopped famed hot rod builders¬†Ringbrothers from building what is possibly the coolest and wildest Winnebago¬†we’ve ever seen. The Wisconsin-based team spent countless hours building up this 1972 Winnebago Brave into the 900+ horsepower behemoth we see here, naming it “The Happy Camper.” Although they left the crusty and decrepit exterior in place for maximum nostalgia, they completely revamped the interior with a few coats of shiny blue-green paint and replaced all of the seats with beautiful brown leather lounge furniture. This is one road-trip hauler that won’t have you asking “are we there yet?” […]

5 07, 2016

Zoom Zoom, Boom Boom: A Very Miata 4th of July

By | 2016-07-05T13:30:53+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Driving Experience|0 Comments

I have a love/hate relationship with the MHCC MX-5. I love it because, well, Miata. It’s (arguably) the ultimate enthusiast’s car. The handling, the balance, the superbly¬†weighted shifts…everything comes together so perfectly in this tiny little package it’s hard not to get swept off your feet. It’s a go-kart on steroids. They say it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than trying to drive a fast car slow, and after my first time behind the wheel of the MX-5, I was a convert to that particular school of thought. Long live the roadster, indeed. I hate it because driving the stupid thing for any length of time makes everything¬†else I get behind the wheel of feel like a lumbering turd. […]

28 06, 2016

Northern Adventures: Rocky Taconite or Bust

By | 2016-06-28T15:45:21+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Minnesota has a large number of strange statues hanging out on the sides of its roads. I don‚Äôt remember how I found out about them, but it has become my life‚Äôs mission to see every single one of them. So when I looked at the June destinations for the Morrie‚Äôs Road Trip contest, I was delighted to see Rocky Taconite on it. Sidenote:¬†I am possibly literally the only person in the state of Minnesota who knows what Rocky Taconite is‚ÄĒwhich is really sad since I‚Äôve only lived here for three years. Come on guys. But anyway, this finally gave me the perfect excuse to go on a weekend road trip. […]

3 05, 2016

With Great Weather Comes Great Driving Roads

By | 2016-05-05T09:09:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Community, Driving Experience|0 Comments

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to pull off those car covers, dust off the maps, and hit the road. To help, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite roads within about an hour of the Twin Cities. Depending on where you’re from, we picked multiple routes to be convenient but they’re all worth exploring if you can find a spare hour or two for a cruise. […]

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