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 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!
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