21 05, 2018

Lap Around the Web – May 21st, 2018

By | 2018-05-22T10:59:51+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not everyone has heard of “The Mitty” and maybe that’s what makes it so special. It’s not as big or illustrious as Monterey Historics, but given its history dating back to the 1970s as a rebellion to Richard Nixon’s fixation on 50 MPH speed limits during the oil crisis, the Mitty has a special charm all of its own. Taking place at Road Atlanta each spring, The Mitty plays host to roughly 350 vintage race cars that spend the weekend racing wheel to wheel across various classes. As you’d expect from a grassroots vintage race such as this, the atmosphere throughout the spectator areas, as well as the paddock, is pretty laid back, with fans of all kinds enjoying the nice weather. For more photos from the event, head on over to Petrolicious. […]

24 04, 2018

A British infused adventure on road, on track and offroad in Portugal

By | 2018-04-24T19:35:44+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Looking back, I've never spent much time behind the wheel of Jaguar or Land Rover vehicles, nor have I kept up to speed on the brand heritage or current models. This changed when we learned that Morrie’s was adding a Jaguar and Land Rover store in Richfield. Soon thereafter I found myself on the hunt for a Jaguar E-type and successfully found one in our 1966 XKE. A mild case of Rover fever also set in and I also found myself spending more time in the MHCC Defender 90. Hell, I even came to enjoy the 2001 MHCC Range Rover, despite it being a bit too new to be classic cool and ten years too old to be everyday driver friendly. Little did I know my introduction to these brands was not complete. That all changed last week when I attended a JLR Global Dealer Expo. Just as Minnesota was getting dumped on with 15 plus inches of snow I jetted out of town and headed to Portugal. What followed was three and a half days learning all about the heritage of each respective brand, getting to know the respective vehicle lineups for Jaguar and Land Rover, spending time behind the wheel on and off-road in each and learning a lot about the future of both brands. In one word you could say it was electrifying --- due in part to a big push towards electric vehicles including the all new Jaguar I-Pace, one of the stars of the show. [...]

11 04, 2018

You Should Watch This Right Now: Hitting The Apex

By | 2018-04-11T09:04:05+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Admitteldy, I'm a huge motorsports fan. I host a live screening of most every Formula 1 race live at the Morrie's Heritage Car Connection "Dojo." I try to catch every IMSA Weathertech race live or shortly thereafter. I spend a handful of weekends on track behind the wheel scratching my motorsports itch. Still I somehow managed to completely overlook MotoGP. Until last weekend I had no idea what I was missing. On Saturday I ran across the MotoGP documentary, Hitting The Apex, on AmazonPrime. I figured I'd give it a try and boy am I glad I did. Minutes into the film I was exposed to the insanity of MotoGP. The bikes are crazy fast. The riders are in some cases plain crazy. They're like modern day gladiators wrestling their motorcycles and each other on track. The racing action is epic. It makes the top-level auto racing series I follow look like motorsports pre-school. Needless to say I'm hooked. After watching this documentary I have one problem. I don't know how I'm going to catchup on all the MotoGP action I've missed my entire life. I started by downloading the MotoGP app and catching up on the 2018 season. I may host a live race screening or two at the Dojo. Stay tuned...

10 04, 2018

Spring Fun Run, May 16th – Lord Fletcher’s on the Lake!

By | 2018-04-11T13:09:21+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We want to invite everyone out Wednesday, May 16th to drive one of our Level 1 – 4 vehicles for only $125 – and we’ll supply the dinner (alcohol not included). You can also add a second meal to your reservation for $25, just let us know if your email if you’ll have a guest. You can meet us at the Morrie’s Heritage “Dojo” on Wednesday, May 16th at 5:00pm and we’ll start our cruise at 5:30pm. 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! Make sure to get your reservation in for the rental on our online booking tool, and use the coupon code “Springfunrun” when booking. Don’t worry about the PayPal deposit we’ll get that sorted out when you arrive! That will allow you to just show up at our warehouse and we can collect the $125 on a credit/debit card before we head out. We’ll see you all soon! […]

13 03, 2018

Flexin’ in Colorado

By | 2018-03-13T09:09:49+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let me start off this blog post about a Ford Flex by saying, the Flex has never really appealed to me. Although I like the Honda Element, the Ford Flex seemed too similar to a hearse for my liking. When they first came out, my dad and I would make fun of each one we saw. Then, while planning a trip out to Colorado, I came to the realization that the Flex would be the perfect car. When I first started looking at rental cars on Turo, I knew I wanted something with AWD since we would be in the mountains, preferably a Subaru. But the more I thought about it, the more a Subaru didn’t make sense. We needed to transport 5 people, 2 snowboard bags, and 4 suitcases all in one vehicle. After much debate, I decided to go for the boxy, hearse-like Flex and rented it for our trip. As soon as we arrived and checked out the vehicle, I was immediately surprised by how much space it had. The third row of seats folds flat into the floor, so when they’re up, you have extra storage space. We were able to fold down only the right side of the second and third row so we had room for the snowboard bags, and still had enough seating for everyone in our group. I’ve heard the Flex called a “giant wagon”, and after driving it, I’d have to say that’s pretty accurate! Because of the boxy shape, I [...]

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

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. […]

30 01, 2018

Our Top Five Favorite Super Bowl Car Commercials

By | 2018-01-30T10:00:59+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Community, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Who doesn’t want to watch the Super Bowl, if only for just the commercials alone. There’s no doubt that the game is always a spectacle, but really we just want to see the car commercials. So we chose our top five ads from all time for you before the big game this weekend. Grab some buffalo chicken dip and get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with our quick rundown of our top five auto ads of all time! […]

23 01, 2018

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – January 2018 Edition

By | 2018-01-23T15:25:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re just going to jump right into the deep end of this month’s weird automotive finds with this thing: a 2009 Dobbertin Hydrocar. Believe it or not, this amphibious vehicle is one-of-a-kind, featuring hand-formed aluminum body panels, including the retractable pontoons on the sides that raise up to function as the Hydrocar’s fenders or lower 8″ to help it float on water. Apparently, it also features 4-wheel steering that allows the driver to choose between having the rear wheels follow the fronts or to turn the opposite direction. Plus, it has gullwing doors, so… there’s that. […]

9 01, 2018

Drive-in Movie Night at MHCC

By | 2018-01-10T11:49:50+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re having a drive-in movie night inside the MHCC warehouse on Feb. 8th, and we want you to join us! The show starts at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm) and we’ve got 16 open car seats with your name on them. It’s going to be a first come, first served basis when it comes to which car you’ll be sitting in for the fim. We’ll be screening one of the choices from below, so make sure to leave a comment on what you’d like to see! Don’t worry – we’ll have popcorn ready for you when you get here! If you want to join us, make sure to RSVP before all the spots fill up! You can email us at MHCC@morries.com to reserve your drive-in movie seat today. […]

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