Weather you like it or not, winter is coming. Driving in winter conditions is the bane of many peoples’ existence, but odds are that you are going to have to go out in the cold and snow no matter how much you want to avoid it. When you do finally brave the outdoors, you probably prepare with a jacket, boots, gloves and a hat – but it’s just as important to take some time to prepare your car for the long winter ahead. These tips will not only make the winter more tolerable, but ensure your car is tip-top shape through the frigid months.
Ford had one of the coolest booths this year at the 2016 SEMA show and we wanted to share all the amazing Ford’s we found during our time at the show. If you are unaware of SEMA it’s, “the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.” We spent two days wandering around the show and if you’ve never been it’s impossible to explain the sheer size of the show. The grounds of the venue are massive and after walking around 21 miles we still didn’t see the entire show! The Mustang and Focus RS had to be some of the most popular vehicles to modify this year at the show, and we found no shortage of them wherever we went.
Hyundai had a massive presence this year at the 2016 SEMA show and we wanted to share all the cool Hyundai’s we found during our time at the show. If you are unaware of SEMA it’s, “the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.” We spent two days wandering around the show and if you’ve never been it’s impossible to explain the sheer size of the show. The grounds of the venue are massive and after walking around 21 miles we still didn’t see the entire show!
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that I’m a die-hard car guy. Motor oil pump through my veins and it’s a common occurrence for me to get goose bumps just from a car’s exhaust rumble. Needless to say I’m a bit discerning when it comes to cars and won’t settle for just any car. My daily driver has to be fun and evoke some emotion. At the same time it has to be practical, particularly since I haul my two kids (two years and four years old respectively) around all the time and of course because we live in Minnesota.
If I had to pick one car from the portfolio of Morrie’s brands that fit my persnickety car preferences I’d most definitely land on a Subaru STI. So that’s exactly what I did. And to kick off my caretaking of my new ride I loaded the family up for a good old-fashioned road trip to the lake. You’ll notice there was at least one non-lake diversion, though.
Well… That’s it. The last MN C&C of the year. What is there to say besides “thank you”? Thank you to everyone who came out to this event. To the event last month, and the one before that, and the one before that, and on and on down the line. It was a great year of MN C&C and it was everyone who attended these events that made it so special.
Fall Color Tour
The best part of fall is the beautiful colors as the leaves change. Our favorite way to see these changes is by going for a cruise in a convertible. Get one last rental in before the end of the MHCC season and go for a drive through Minnesota. Check out the DNR’s fall color finder to discover the best time and place to view gorgeous fall foliage!
If you need a route to take your freshly rented MHCC convertible, check out this list of roads that are “pure bliss in the fall” or these so called “rainbow routes“. Although it’s still early in the season for southern Minnesota, the northern parts of the state are nearly at 100% color change! Get out and see the best fall has to offer, and don’t forget the pumpkin spice!
Fall is finally here, and with it come a whole slew of new events. Minnesota is home to multitudes of pumpkin patches, apple orchards, haunted houses and more. Check out our list below for places to take advantage of these seasonal activities! More >
As the season for MN C&C winds down, we had a beautiful morning for the second to last show of the year. It was great to be able to share a selection of unique cars with everyone from Hyundai (the new Genesis G80), Maserati (the all-new Levante SUV), and Bentley (with a stunning Bentayga). We’ll see everyone again next month, this time on the second Saturday of the month (Oct. 8th).
Since I was old enough to remember the Minnesota State Fair was just something that meant the Summer was about to end, and school was soon to be back in session. Now that I’m a little bit older, and questionably smarter, I’ve continued to go to the State Fair because as a true Minnesotan, it’s my duty. A duty because of what you see, smell, feel, discover, un-discover quickly while it’s stuck to your shoe, and so on. Around 2 million people go to the fair during it’s two week span, so what I wanted to do is put together a guide to make sure you don’t miss anything while you’re there. So sit down, strap in and let’s begin!
It was a fantastic day for the August edition of MN C&C and of course, we had to bring out some really special cars. Hopefully everyone stopped by our booth and grabbed some water or a pair of sunglasses and checked out the gorgeous Bentley Continental GT3-R, the new McLaren 570S, the MHCC VW Thing, and everything else we brought to the show. We’ll be looking forward to MN C&C again in September and hope to see you there!