Archive for October, 2012
With over 10 brands to choose from within the Morrie’s Automotive group, one could easily find a number of cars that he or she would love to take on a road trip. Cars like the Nissan GT-R, Cadillac CTS-V and Bentley GT come to mind, but what would you think about spending 200 miles in a Nissan Sentra. Admittedly, the Nissan Sentra would not be my first choice for a half-day road trip, but I must say that after spending four-plus hours in a new Sentra I was pleasantly surprised. For a number of reasons, the Sentra easily complements any road trip. More >
Morrie’s is a proud sponsor of the Minnesota Zoo’s conservation programs. During the month of May, we were pleased to present the Zoo with their brand new Mazda CX-5 field vehicle. The vehicle was used to help with Minnesota-based conservation programs working to conserve prairie butterflies and Minnesota moose. More >
Morrie’s Minnetonka Lincoln is excited to give you a sneak peek of the brand new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. In advance of its official arrival in November, we were able to spend a few minutes and film this beautiful MKZ when a Lincoln training representative stopped by our store.
Completely redesigned for 2013, the new MKZ is a visual stunner that is arguably the best integration of Lincoln’s signature split-wing grille. Further complemented by LED head and taillights the MKZ is sure to get your attention the first time you see one on the road. On the inside, the standard My Lincoln Touch controls a range of multi-media systems, while the large panoramic sunroof fills the cabin with an abundance of natural light.
The 2013 MKZ offers three powertrain options to suit a wide range of needs. This includes a 2.0 liter EcoBoost combining the best of turbocharging and direct injections technologies, a 3.7 liter V6 and 2.0 liter Atkinson Cycle Hybrid electric powertrain. Lincoln Drive Control offers the thrill of a performance car without sacrificing the smooth ride you come to expect from a Lincoln.
We are currently taking orders for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ and expect to see our first cars hit the lot in November.
Rally Drivers recently ended their season by competing in Washington at Mt. Olympus for the 2012 Rally America National Championship. The championship titles included 2012 overall champion, rookie of the year, super production class, and two-wheel drive class champion.
Our own Scott Putnam has been a rally co-driver since 2001. His history includes training in Finland, placing 4th in the X Games in 2006 and racing alongside many famous Subaru USA Rally Teams. More >
This past Saturday was the last Cars & Coffee event of the season. Despite the cold weather and a few early morning flurries we had a great turnout. Spectators bundled up and enjoyed the free coffee while checking out all the great cars that showed up. We brought quite a few models from our Cadillac lineup which stirred a lot of excitement. The ATS just recently arrived at our dealership and many people were thrilled to see it out at the event. The all-new 2013 XTS also drew a lot of attention.
Check out the rest of our photos from the event in the gallery below.
We want to thank everyone that has made it out to Cars & Coffee throughout the season and helped to make this event such a great success. We look forward to seeing all of you next year!
For more information on the event head over to the MN C&C website.
This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness month for Hyundai Hope on Wheels. Hyundai Hope on Wheels is the united effort of Hyundai America and its more than 800 dealers across the U.S. to help children fight cancer. Since its inception in 1998, this organization has donated more than $57 million to pediatric cancer research institutions nationwide.
Every September Hyundai dealerships in Minnesota donate funds to support children’s cancer research. This year local dealerships raised $250,000 that was later donated to the U of M Amplatz Center, which specializes in pediatric medicine. This donation was presented to the Center during a ceremony which also celebrated the lives of children by capturing their colorful handprints, which will later be applied to a actual vehicle for display.
Morrie’s was proud to be able to help raise awareness about childhood cancer and celebrate the lives of these brave children.
On Friday we had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. Throughout the past 10 years we have had on ongoing relationship with the Perspectives Agency and we look forward to a continued partnership.
Perspectives is an award-winning multi-program human services agency. They provide resources to hundreds of families and children and aim to break dysfunctional family cycles. These resources include education, career training, family counseling, and supportive housing. The Perspectives program helps to “strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.”
It was a beautiful event consisting of a silent and live auction, dinner, and even live entertainment from the children. The night began with a social hour where guests mingled, scanned and bid on the silent auction items, and enjoyed the harmonious sound of the harp player. Then guests filled the dining room for a gourmet meal. During dinner we received a warm welcome and introduction from David McNally, a longstanding Perspectives board member. Following dinner and the wonderful dessert, the live auction began. The excitement in the room escalated as the bidding was underway. One of the younger guests even got the chance to put her bid in. The silent and live auctions were both a great success in helping to raise money for Perspectives.
Linda Domholt of Perspectives said after the event, “A sincere thank you to our 15 corporate and individual sponsors, as well as the 240 people who attended the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. It was once again a grand success as $166,000 was raised for Perspectives. This revenue will continue to support award winning programs that break the cycle of addiction, poverty and violence to hundreds of families each year.”
We look forward to our continued sponsorship with Perspectives and we were proud to be a part of such a beautiful and successful event.