13 12, 2017

Countryside Car Pickin’ – MHCC Style

By | 2017-12-13T17:55:41+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you haven’t noticed yet, the MHCC crew is always looking for an excuse to go on an automotive adventure. When we see one we jump on it. Now, admittedly, I like a good road trip as much as anyone here, but I ‘m not sure I could handle an epic like Adam and Josh’s 3,200 Mazda Rotary Pickup winter road trip. Fortunately the trip I had planned with Adam was just a day trip. Our adventure started with a car, but it was not our car. Rather, it was a car we were scouting for the MHCC fleet. Whereas most of the cars we want to buy are hundreds if not thousands of miles away, this particular car was just a couple hours northwest in Alexandria, Minnesota. Needless to say a plan was hatched quickly to go see the car in person, a truly novel idea given most of our fleet has been purchased online, sight unseen and with a leap of faith. (Spoiler alert – upon seeing the car it was everything we hoped it would be, but we’ll save that story for another day.) This story is about Adam and I bouncing around for 250 miles one chilly afternoon in the MHCC Land Rover Defender. There’s a certain allure to the Land Rover Defender. It’s big, tough looking and conveys more than a bit of that rugged adventurism you’d associate with a trip through the English countryside. Or at least a hipster Instagram post. Joking aside, it’s [...]

1 12, 2017

The last thing you need is another project: Part 1

By | 2017-12-01T12:59:08+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why are you building that? The last thing you need is another project. That's what I know a certain someone is thinking about my latest garage project. There's probably more than a little truth to the statement, but winters are long in Minnesota and you have to stay busy, right? Besides a gearbox teardown and other automotive excitement on the winter checklist I got the hare brained idea to build a custom pickup camper for my Ford F150 by scratch. You might say it was fueled by many late nights scouring the Expedition Portal Forums with one hand on the keyboard and another holding a delicious IPA. I'd have to agree at least a little bit with that statement. So, why the heck do I want to build a pickup camper? Beyond pure impulse and enjoyment of building things, I see it as a good opportunity to get out and explore with my family. There's nothing wrong awitha  little more quality time with your loved ones, right? It could serve as a great basecamp for race weekends, both those where I'm racing and those where we're simply spectating, and also a good platform to get out and enjoy the multitude of parks within a days drive. Who knows, maybe we event take it on a road trip out west. The rough design I've spent a lot of time thinking about the design. Programs like Sketchup make it easy to put ideas into 3d models and I've worked through several different [...]

21 11, 2017

Grab a Turkey Leg and Get Thankful!

By | 2017-11-21T16:09:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What’s worse than waiting for food, sitting with your least favorite cousin who doesn’t like car talk, and doesn’t like Vikings football? Nothing. That’s why we’re here to keep you busy with your nose in your phone this Thanksgiving by checking out all the vehicles we’re thankful for this year. There will be plenty of good ones in here, so make sure your phone is fully charged, your TV set to Vikings football (SKOL) and get ready to see our favorites! New and old we don’t care, we just want to make sure we let everyone know exactly what we’re thankful for this year. So lets kick this off! […]

13 11, 2017

Thanks for Making 2017 a Great Year!

By | 2017-11-15T13:06:01+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We simply cannot thank everyone enough who came out rain or shine and rented from us in 2017. We’re already planning how to make 2018 even better, and we hope to see everyone back to rent again next year! Whether it was your wedding, a night out on the town, or just a blast down the open road, we hope everyone was able to enjoy a Heritage vehicle. We’ll be boosting up our fleet for next year, so stayed tuned to see what we’re adding in 2018 – but first here’s a photo look back at our year in a nutshell! […]

13 11, 2017

Racecars of SEMA 2017 – A Photo Recap

By | 2017-11-13T14:59:13+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How can you not be completely overwhelmed by the amount of carbon fiber, high wings, and monster engines found on the floor of SEMA 2017? We were, and frankly still are. We couldn’t exclude anything that wasn’t even a hidden racecar without a number on the side, so we wandered around (literally blowing out our shoes) the show taking it all in. So here is a recap of everything and anything racecar related! […]

9 10, 2017

1973 VW Super Beetle – The New Kid on the Block!

By | 2017-10-09T11:13:29+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We decided that we were missing some love in our fleet. So we went out and caught a love bug. It’s a 1973 Super Beetle Convertible that was originally delivered in Minnesota. While we do still have a bit of work left to finish before it’s completely rental ready, we’re already loving it! The VW Beetle is an iconic design and a sure fire way to enjoy an afternoon buggin’ around town. We can expect this rental ready by next week to catch the final part of our season in this baby blue Beetle convertible! […]

6 10, 2017

Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards

By | 2017-10-06T10:17:44+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall is officially here! Which means now is the perfect time to visit your local pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Aamodt's Apple Farm - Stillwater, MN Tackle the treasure hunt, go for a wagon ride, or experience a wine tasting! Afton Apple Orchard - Hastings, MN Collect a variety of fruits, visit the petting zoo, or explore the corn maze!   Baker Orchard - Centuria, WI Visit the art gallery, enjoy locally raised food, and explore the peace gardens! Barten Pumpkins - New Prague, MN Take a pony ride, try your hand at pumpkin bowling, and pose for a caricature! Dehn's Pumpkins - Dayton, MN Find the perfect pumpkin, bounce in the pumpkin jumper, and play in the corn pit! Emma Krumbee's - Belle Plaine, MN Take a train ride, snack on a caramel apple, and fill your bag with hand picked apples! Minnesota Harvest - Jordan, MN Warm up at the bonfire, play in the hay barn, and take a photo stop at the historical barn! And don't worry Wisconsin, we didn't forget about you! Here are some orchards and patches for our friends to the east! Govin's Meats & Berries - Menomonie, WI Play a round of giant Jenga, watch the duck races, and shoot a pumpkin out of a canon! Rainbow Ridge Farm - Onalaska, WI Enjoy craft-making, participate in goat yoga, and learn about the farm animals! Shefelbine Orchard and Pumpkin Patch - Holmen, WI Take in the beautiful views, and come home with pumpkins and apples!

3 10, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Oct. 2nd

By | 2017-10-03T09:24:32+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I love weird cars. Cars with a story, a unique history, or a secret life. And that’s exactly why I had to feature this Porsche 356-based “Kaiserslautern Coupe”. It’s one of those cars that can show up at a car show or event and despite the condition, it’ll draw a crowd and hundreds of questions all day because everyone is curious what it is, where it came from, and why it exists. The story about this rare car is actually even more interesting than I would’ve guessed, but not wanting to spoil the surprise, I recommend you head on over to Petrolicious to read the owner’s story about it. […]

28 09, 2017

Daily Driven: Life with a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

By | 2017-09-28T11:23:01+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A lot of people have been asking me the same questions over and over. It generally starts with “You have eyes, right?” Apparently, (and this is just what I’ve gathered) a considerable portion of the population thinks the Porsche 996 is the ugliest car ever to come out of Stuttgart. “Fried-egg headlights and a ticking time bomb IMS bearing” are touted as the norm when it comes to the 996 chassis.  Now, I’m here to set the record straight. After owning a Speed Yellow 2003 Porsche 996 C4S for almost a year, I wanted to give it a fair review. To really explain why I went out of my way to sell my perfectly functional daily driver, and use the loot to buy a warranty-less Porsche. Disclaimer – I am not crazy. Probably. I’ll just get to the good/bad of the Porsche 996… […]

25 09, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Sep 25th

By | 2017-09-25T14:14:44+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to racing, there’s passing someone and then there’s passing someone. If you watched yesterday’s IMSA race from Laguna Seca, you might’ve seen what could likely be one of the most epic passes of the entire 2017 motorsports season. If you’ve been following the IMSA season, you’ll know that the Cadillacs have been pretty dominant this season, which is why it was so surprising that Renger Van Der Zande made a heroic pass for the lead in his #90 Ligier prototype, squeaking by one of those Cadillacs IN the Corkscrew on the second to last lap. He then hung onto that lead for the last lap of the race to take his and his team’s first victory in IMSA. Many have said that this move echoes Alex Zanardi’s epic Corkscrew pass during the 1996 CART race at the same track. But why not watch it for yourself and decide if this should qualify for “pass of the year” or not? […]

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