Road trips don’t always have to be a long to-do—sometimes you wake up in the morning and feel like driving somewhere for the day. We know that feeling pretty well, so we narrowed down our favorite day trips (from the Twin Cities). These destinations guarantee a grand ol’ time any day of the year.
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 >
I’m fairly certain that Morrie’s has written a few blogs about Road America and the surround area and rightfully so. Road America and the surrounding area are filled with motorsports history dating back to the first road race held on the village streets and surrounding roads in 1950. The on track action is golden; just search YouTube for “Road America Finish” and you’ll see what I mean. Recently the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar series showed up along with the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup series and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series. Often called “America’s National Park of Speed”, Road America provides of the most scenic views of any racetrack.
We love our sales people at Morrie’s. They’re the reason we can say in business and thrive. Every year, as a group, we like to thank our sales people with a bit party that includes games, food trucks, Heritage car test drives, and prizes to let them know we appreciate their hard work. This year, as a special treat, the top-reviewed sales person from each store got to pick a manager or corporate employee of their choice to hit with a pie in the face! So thanks, sales staff of Morrie’s Auto Group! You’re all the best in the business!
Today we say farewell to a wonderful employee and friend, Carol Poulson. Carol has worked for Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru for 8 years as a Sales Associate. We are so thankful for her dedication to our team. Carol is retiring and has plenty to look forward too after her time here at Morrie’s. We wish Carol all the best with her future endeavors and thank thank Carol for your 8 years of service here at Morrie’s!
This past weekend there was a lot of excitement buzzing around here at Morrie’s Brooklyn Park. Why, you ask? Well it’s not everyday we have an NHL player stop by our store.
Minnesota Wild Defenseman, Marco Scandella, gave us a call last week to express his interest in the 2014 GT-R that was on our showroom floor. We were very excited to bring him in for a test drive to check out the vehicle in person.
He arrived on Saturday, smiling ear to ear, and after a short while, decided he was going to go ahead and seal the deal on the GT-R. If you’ve ever seen Marco, you know he’s hard to miss. We even had a few customers in for service that got very excited when they realized who was in the dealership on the same day as they were.
We were thrilled to be able to work with Marco to help him find the vehicle that best fit his needs. Give us a call or visit our website here for more information on our vehicles or to take a test drive today.
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.