MNC&C – Sat, April 1st
It’s the first MNC&C of the season at the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen, MN.
Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show – Sat – Sun, March 25-26th
Biking enthusiasts from all over the country will be flocking to the 2017 Donnie Smith bike & car show, the largest custom bike show & car in the Midwest! Saturday – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday — 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: $15 – Kids 12 and under are admitted free!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Friday, March 17th
Join us for the 51st Annual St.Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Paul, MN. Once again, we will march through Downtown St. Paul on March 17th to honor St Patricks Day! Bring all your favorite lassies and lads to celebrate our Irish heritage. And take part in the greatest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the nation!
LuckyPalooza on West 7th – Saturday, March 11th
The LuckyPalooza in St. Paul on West 7th Street is happening this weekend. With enough stuff going on to close down the street, LuckyPalooza is the best way to kick off the weekend before St. Patty’s Day in the Twin Cities. Food, drinks, mechanical bulls, plus Irish music, it’s going to be a blast!
Polar Plunge – Saturday, March 4th
The Minneapolis Polar Plunge is this weekend, and our team from Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru will be out there plunging the day away! The weather is currently projected to be in the 40’s, which doesn’t make it great for lake plunging…but it could certainly be worse! This event benefits Special Olympics of Minnesota, and is certainly a worthwhile way to spend an afternoon!
This is one of the most noteworthy Japanese race cars ever produced, the Mazda 767B. Particularly, we have chassis 003 here for auction, which was driven by the Mazda holy trinity of Yoshimi Katayama, Takashi Yorino, and Yojiro Terada at the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, where this car took the GTP class win. That of course isn’t the only race this competed in, it took home podiums at Fuji and Le Mans every time it was entered by Mazda and a small book of additional races later in its life.
We were given a Maserati Ghibli, a full tank of gas, and a hotel reservation in downtown Chicago. Our goal was to attend the press days, as guests of Mazda USA, at the 2017 Chicago International Auto Show. While the show was the end game, we did a nine hour #MorriesRoadtrip first. Since we had a Maserati, we picked out a few places that would make for a great backdrop and show off the flowing lines of the Ghibli. Some of my first impressions from behind the wheel were that the seats are hard. Not in an uncomfortable way – but rather in a way that when we hit Chicago I wasn’t really ready to fall out of the car and find the nearest Lay-Z-Boy. The more time we spent in the Ghibli, the more it grew on me from a standpoint of comfort and usability. I daily drive an old 911, so the idea of “Navigation” and “Steering Wheel Controls” were a luxury that was very welcome.
Super Bowl 51 – Sunday, Feb. 5th
We’ve been told that the ‘Super Bowl’ is this weekend, which is apparently some sort of gladiatorial combat involving a leather ball, birds of prey from Georgia, and several East Coast patriots. While we’re not sure what to make of that, it has also come to our attention that there will be some fantastic commercials during breaks on the ‘iron grid’, in addition to a halftime performance by the one and only Lady Gaga. With that being said, if football isn’t your cup of tea we have a few other events on our radar that might work:
Having a clean car has many advantages – and that’s why here at Morrie’s, we offer lifetime unlimited car washes as one of our Buy Happy Promises. There are many suggestions on how, when, and why you should wash your car…and there isn’t really a correct answer, but rather, a few things to consider: