MPY Rooftop Yoga at LynLake Brewery – Saturday, April 29th
Get your yoga on and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage after at LynLake Brewery’s rooftop yoga! $20 will get you one hour of a Vinyasa power flow class along with a pint of beer following. Bring your mat or rent one on-site for $3.
Outdoor Adventure Expo - Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
“Join us for our Outdoor Adventure Expo featuring 120 free outdoor adventure presentations, 75 exhibitors, canoe, kayak and SUP auction, Radical Reels film festival and sale!”
Pet Project Rescue 2017 Spring Fundraiser – Sunday, April 30th
It’s true, we love our dogs and our brews around here so this event really was something we couldn’t skip. Bauhaus Brewing in NE is hosting a fundraiser for the Pet Project Rescue program this weekend. “Join us on April 30th from 12-4p for a fun-filled party to support Pet Project Rescue’s spay and neuter clinics, feral cat programs and hospice foster care. Ticket price includes free beer/soda and access to our silent auction, food trucks, activities, Sarah Beth photography’s Cuba photo exhibit, and so much more for just $25! The outdoor space is also dog friendly!! This is a family friendly event.”
Cars & Cones – Friday, April 28th
“It’s that time again to get ready for Cars and Cones season every Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm/9pm free admission. Bring the kids and share with your friends and have some DQ ice cream. EVERY WEEKEND IS A BLAST!”
Nick Swardson – Friday, April 28th
“After his breakthrough in the Twin Cities, Nick Swardson went on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first found success by writing Malibu’s Most Wanted and appearing in RENO911. He wrote and produced Grandma’s Boy, Benchwarmers and co-produced I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Most recently, Swardson performed in That’s My Boy, Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.”
Spring Has Sprung Car Show 2k17 – Saturday, April 29th
Minnesota Nissan Infiniti is holding a season opener car show at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. All makes and models are welcome, with prizes for everything from best paint to best truck to best pre ’79! Registration is $15 through April 26th and spectators are free! A portion of all proceeds will benefit Can Do Canines.
This past weekend, we conducted our first Morrie’s Street Smarts Teen Driving School of 2017. Although the morning was wet and cloudy, it made for more challenging conditions to test our students’ skills. We put them through a number of challenges designed to simulate a wide range of driving situations, and each student came away from the day with a newfound respect for tricky road conditions and a better understanding of how to handle themselves behind the wheel. Although our events tend to fill up fast, head over to our Morrie’s Teen School website to register your teen from one of our classes this summer.
In addition to a slew of sports cars and other expensive sheetmetal, the New York International Auto Show played host to the launch of no less than half a dozen SUVs and crossovers. Indeed, with gas prices sinking and road trip season upon us, the time is right to show off all of the big family-hauling adventure-mobiles. So let’s take a look at some of our favorite cars, trucks, and SUVs that debuted at the NYIAS this year, or were at least new to us.
Ahhh. Spring is in the air and new cars are starting to hit the streets. So what better place to see all the latest and greatest vehicles coming our way this summer and beyond than at the New York International Auto Show? Luckily for us, Javits Center is just the place for us to get up close and personal with all of the latest models from Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, Cadillac, and many, many more. Some highlights of the show included Nissan’s Rogue Dogue, which featured a dog-friendly ramp as well as an onboard grooming station for your favorite pups, as well as Lincoln’s production version of the long-awaited Navigator that not only looked stunning but packs a serious punch with a 450-hp Ecoboost V6 borrowed from the Ford Raptor under the elegant hood. It seems NYIAS was a very SUV-intensive show this year, giving us our first look at the Subaru Ascent concept, a 7-seater SUV that was first teased in Los Angeles last year as the VIZIV-7 styling exercise. On the sportier side of things, Cadillac brought out their DPi-V.R. race car that has swept the first three races of the year in the IMSA series, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the recent Long Beach Grand Prix.
Today was the first MN C&C of the year and as expected, it was a great time! Thanks, everyone who came to the AutoMotorPlex to hang out and chat cars with us. We’ll see you next month for the May edition on MN C&C. We’re hoping for the same great weather we had this morning and we’ll have more shirts for those that didn’t get one this time. Lastly, don’t forget to enter our Morrie’s Road Trip contest for a chance to win our VIP parking spot and free premium coffee for the rest of the MN C&C events for the season by posting a photo of your car on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #morriesroadtrip and #mncandc.
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! More >
It’s time for the 44th annual Twin Cities Auto Show this March 11th – 19th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. During the show you can compare more than 575 vehicles from 37 foreign and domestic brands all in one place. Plus, the Morrie’s Automotive Group is giving away free tickets so you can attend the show on us! You can follow the link and pick which Morrie’s store you want to pickup your tickets at, and check out some cars when you swing through. More >
On a “Chilly” Saturday morning, we drove a CX-5 packed full of Mario Kart cutouts onto a frozen lake for the Chilly Open.
The Chilly Open is a half golf, half hockey, and all drinking event that happens every February in Wayzata. Golfers bring their own version of a golf club which can be anything from a hockey stick, to a lacrosse stick, to a Swiffer with the bottom taped down. We sponsored a golf course and were able to design our own Mario Kart themed hole. We had about 1,000 people come out to play our course over the course of the day. When people headed up to our tent to grab a stylish pair of Morrie’s sunglasses, they shared their positive buying experiences at Morrie’s. We never get tired of hearing these awesome stories!
As long as there’s still ice next year, we’ll be out showing off our latest theme, so keep your eyes peeled in 11 months for the next round!
After spending road tripping out to Chicago for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in a brand new Maserati Ghibli, we couldn’t help but wonder what other cars on the show floor would make great road trip vehicles. We loved the Ghibli for its ability to gobble up long stretches of highway and tight, twisty roads with ease, but depending on your situation, there might be even better options out there. So we figured we’d break down our coverage of the show into a list of our best road trip vehicles based on different possible adventures or goals.
With so much eye candy at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, we couldn’t help but take a peek at all the cool stuff on display from some of the other brands we don’t currently sell at Morrie’s. There’s such a wide range of cars, trucks, SUVs, and just about every other vehicle segment you can imagine on display in the massive McCormick Place convention center that it’s an all-day adventure to see it all. But we did just that, and after a couple of days at the show, we picked up on a few interesting trends: