February 23, 2013 saw the start to the second race of the Rally America National Championship Series in Salem, MO at 100 Acre Woods. This Rally is known to be one of the most scenic races in the series. The race got its name from the storybook home of Winnie the Pooh. The event takes place in the foothills of the Ozark Mountain range and is home to some of the tightest and fastest roads in the series. Every twist and turn puts the drivers ability to the test, including Lauchlin O’Sullivan and our own Scott Putnam from CPD racing.
They came into the event with a freshly built 2008 Subaru WRX STI backed by Lucas Oil, Wolf LED and Morrie’s Subaru. Even with the limited time in the new WRX STI rally car O’Sullivan and Putnam were able to place 1st in the Super Production class and 3rd overall.
Phase 3: The Roll Cage and Wrap
Each year we acknowledge the top Sales Associates for 2012 at each of our stores during the Annual Sales Recognition Banquet. Today we want to introduce you to Lee Hintze, the top Sales Associate at our Minnetonka Kia store.
Photographer & proud owner of a 2013 Subaru WRX
It seems like it was just yesterday that I bought my ’94 Miata. I thoroughly enjoyed driving the little Miata, driving it all over the Midwest and wringing out everything the chassis and engine had whenever I could. As much as I loved the car, it was taken away from me in September when a woman driving a 2012 VW Jetta ran a stop sign and t-boned my car right in the driver’s side door.
Luckily, I wasn’t injured aside from a few cuts and bruises but the car was a total loss. After sorting things out with insurance, I decided that this time around I’d get something a little more practical and comfortable to use as a daily driver and to carry around all of my camera gear. With the money I got from insurance, I had enough to cover about half the cost of something used that might fit what I was looking for, or I could use the money as a down payment on something newer. I decided that if I was going to be taking on debt to own a better daily driver, I should try to get something that fit as many of my needs as possible.
We are pleased to announce that Caitlin T. of Minnetonka has won our inaugural billboard contest. Her billboard submission, “Who Says You Can’t Buy Love,” embodies the spirit of past billboard campaigns and is a great fit with our Buy Happy branding. In the interview below Caitlin talks about her experience shopping at Morrie’s, the thought process behind her billboard submission and her plans for the $1,000 prize.
With hundreds of submissions the contest was a huge success and we want to thank everyone who participated. Keep an eye out for Caitlin’s billboard in an area near you next Spring!
The original 1969 COPO Camaro was Chevy’s answer to the ban on engine’s over 400 cid in a midsize car. The Central Office Production Order (COPO) was Chevy’s special-order system used by dealers to build high performance models. Chevrolet equipped factory Camaro’s with L72 427 cid V-8’S. These original ZL-1 COPO’s were available in either an automatic or 4-speed manual option. In 1969 Chevrolet sold 171 COPO Camaro’s with four speed transmissions and 30 with automatic transmissions totaling 201 sold. Today an original 1969 COPO Camaro brings big money on the collector market, with one recently selling for $451,000 at the 2012 Barret-Jackson auction.
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 >
For this months MN Cars and Coffee prize we decided to do something a little different. Make sure to bring your camera this Saturday, July 7th to the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen.
Attendee’s of July Cars and Coffee will be given the chance to submit their photos from the event for a chance to win a GOPRO HD HERO2 Motorsport Edition video camera.
The contest will begin on July 7th 2012 and will run until July 21st 2012 at 12:00am CT. Each user that signs up for the contest will be able to submit a photo that they took at the event. The photo has to be from this month’s Cars and Coffee event and each user will only be able to submit one photo. Voting will take place during the time frame stated above and Facebook users will be able to vote on their favorite photo, so be sure to share your submission with your friends!
After the submission deadline The Morrie’s Group will select the three images with the most votes. A panel of judges from our group will then choose one of those three photos and declare a winner.
Please visit the contest page to review the terms and conditions and familiarize yourself with the process before the contest begins on July 7th 2012. We look forward to seeing all the creative submissions!
We had a great time at Car’s and Coffee this past weekend. Those who stopped by the Morrie’s booth were given the opportunity to sign up and enter to win one of two Panasonic Lumix digital camera’s valued at $150.00 each. By the time we announced the winner’s at 10:30 We had over 70 entrants for the contest.
Our lucky winner’s this month were Sara S. and Nikki W. who were nice enough to let us snap photo’s of them with their new camera’s!
We will continue to have great prize giveaways at the AutoMotorPlex during each C&C event the first Saturday of every month through October.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.mncandc.com