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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 [...]
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 – 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.
Many people consider Memorial Day Weekend the official start to summer. For me it's the official start of the vintage racing season. For as long as I can remember I've headed to Brainerd International Raceway over memorial weekend to see an eclectic mix of vintage race cars hit the track. While the weather has always been hit or miss (this weekend included), there's always a neat mix of cars racing with Vintage Sports Car Racing, the local vintage racing club. McNama1969 ra Formula Vee For me this my first race back in the saddle of my Porsche 914-6 vintage racer following an unplanned, three year hiatus. If you've followed the MHCC blog for awhile you may have seen the chronicling of my engine (mis)adventure. With that behind me, and also a new engine behind me, I was very excited for the weekend. I'll spare you all the details, but I will tell you the car ran flawlessly and I managed a second place finish, somehow holding off a fast Formula Ford and gaggle of firebreathing Corvettes in the process. #29 1971 Porsche 914-6 Since I was participating in the race weekend it simply wasn't possible to capture any trackside action photos. It's kind of hard to do when you're strapped in a car on track. I did, however, spend some time wandering around the paddock and snapping pictures of the wide variety of vintage race cars. For trackside action shots you can view this gallery of photos shot [...]
Morrie’s Automotive Group hosted its first track day of the year last Friday at Brainerd International Raceway and although the weather in early May can always be a little unpredictable, we got lucky with blue skies and perfect 70-degree temps all day. It was under those perfect conditions that our friends and customers had a chance to get out on track in their cars (as well as a couple of Aston Martins borrowed from Morrie’s Luxury Auto). With the help of the trained drivers from the BIR Performance Driving School, it’s safe to say that everyone not only had a blast, but learned a lot and will hopefully be able to transfer those skills to driving safely on the street as well. If you weren’t able to make it to the track with us this time, we’ll be headed back up to BIR on Friday, September 29th. We hope to see you there! […]
We want to invite everyone out Wednesday May 24th to drive one of our Tier 1 - 4 level vehicles for only $75 and we'll supply the appetizers before dinner. You can meet us at our Morrie's Heritage "Dojo" Wednesday on May 24th at 5:00pm and we'll start our cruise. We can't wait to see everyone for dinner at Lord Fletcher's on the lake. Email us at MHCC@morries.com to let us know you're coming out! We'll make sure to get your reservation in for the rental you select and you can even drop the car off the following morning.
Although Easter is just around the corner, we’re not worried about what kind of car the Easter Bunny would drive (if he could reach the pedals). Instead, we’re on the hunt for things that automakers hide in their cars for owners and enthusiasts to find. Jeep has been the master of this over the years, often hiding little call-outs to its historic models throughout their vehicles, from the headlights and taillights that feature the trademarked Jeep front grille to images of Sasquatch and Jeeps climbing hills along the base of the windshield. But plenty of other manufacturers hide similar details in their vehicles as well, so keep reading as we uncover a few of our favorite automotive Easter eggs. […]
Most people are perfectly happy to pull out their smartphones when they see something cool and snap a quick photo. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The best camera you can use is the one you have with you, whether that’s a $50,000 commercial-grade medium format camera or an iPhone. Sure, there are a myriad of filters you can apply to achieve a cool look before posting on Instagram, but let’s put that aside for a second and focus on how to take the best photo with whatever camera you might be using. Although these suggestions will apply to almost any subject, we at MHCC like cars so most examples will be somewhat car-centric. […]