It’s hard to believe that the Holiday Season is already here and Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda is committed to bringing joy to the local Chippewa Valley and Eau Claire Community. For 5 years Bill Bertrand, General Manager, at Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda has given away over a dozen cars to individuals and families during the 60 Days Of Giving. The first giveaway for the season took place last week at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) were Bill and his team gave a Mazda3 and a $500 gift card for gas to Alex Mitchell, a student at the university. Family and friends alike showed up in support and several news stations were present to share the amazing story on local channels.
Tis the season to be thankful for those things you already have in your life, right before running to the store to get $100 off that flatscreen TV. While many members of our family will share that they’re thankful for “grandma’s delicious green bean casserole”, we’re the kind of people who say, “I’m thankful for my heated 2 car garage and the beauties that occupy the space.” With that, we thought we would share the cars we’re most thankful exist in this world.
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.
If you are unaware of what SEMA is 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 cruising around the show looking for the very best that the aftermarket world has to offer. We wanted to check out what the newest and hottest trends in automotive tuning have become, and we can say this is the place to find it. While Ford and Jeep may have dominated the show with some off-road, super lifted and crazy trucks, there was plenty of other amazing vehicles to check out as well.
Mazda has long been associated with racing and the “Zoom-Zoom” mentality lives on as far as we can tell at the 2016 SEMA show. If you are unaware of what SEMA is 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 cruising around the show looking for the very best that the aftermarket world has to offer. We wanted to check out what the newest and hottest trends in automotive tuning have become, and we can say Mazda is right up there with the best. While Ford may have dominated the show with some off-road, super lifted and crazy trucks, Mazda could be seen by just looking a little lower to the ground.
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!
This past Saturday WCCO-TV featured Morrie’s Teen Driving School on the Saturday Morning news show. As part of the segment anchors Mike Augstyniak and Rachel Slovak hopped behind the wheel to experience several of the school exercises themselves. There are two Morrie’s Teen Driving School remaining this year on October 22nd and November 12th.
Learn more about Morrie’s Teen Driving School and register here.
If you didn’t know that our very own Scott Putnam of Minnetonka Subaru was a rally co-driver of a 2013 Subaru WRX STI, maybe Travis Pastrana, David Higgins and Lauchlin O’Sullivan coming to town was a friendly reminder. The Subaru Rally Team USA drivers and crew stopped by our dealership to show off their amazing rally Subaru’s and mingle with some fans. It was a fun filled night that also played host to an all Subaru car show, and plenty of food and snacks for all. The best part, Travis, David & Lauchlin put down some lap times in Dirt 3 and had anyone who dared challenge them see if they could beat their best times! If you want to check out all these cars first hand running full-out in a rally event this weekend, head up to Detroit Lakes, MN for the Ojibwe Forests Rally! Check out the videos below for a recap of the event and an interview with Travis Pastrana!
Adult Night at the Zoo - Thursday, August 18th
Sure it’s great to take the kids to the Minnesota Zoo and watch them experience all the animals, but half the time they are just running away and you aren’t able to see anything for yourself. Well, now is your chance to see all the animals during adult night at the zoo. You can even grab a drink and some food while you’re there and experience a special keeper talk at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Terrace about different animals.