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.
Have you ever wondered what would happen is cars were allowed to compete at the Olympics instead of just athletes? No? Just us?
Well humor us anyway and keep reading to see which vehicles we’d pick to be apart of #TeamMorries in the 2016 Automotive Olympic games!
Name: Nissan GTR Nismo
Sport: 100M Sprint
Hometown: Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan
- Accelerated from 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds during Car and Driver testing
- 1/4-Mile in 11.2 seconds
- Held Nurburgring Production Car lap record at 7:08.679
The Nissan GTR Nismo has been on a strict diet, and focusing as much on raw speed as agility. The GTR Nismo is a true rising star in the world of Track and Field and should be a strong contender for multiple gold medals in the 2016 Automotive Olympics.
Victoria Classic Car Night – Wednesday, August 3rd
This Wednesday night hundreds of classic cars will descend on downtown Victoria, Minnesota, for Victoria Classic Car Night. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this show is a great reason to get out during the middle of the week and see an eclectic mix of cars that you might not see at your typical show. It’s looking like it will be a hot one weather wise, so I recommend bringing a convertible.
Flying Legends of Victory Tour – July 26th through July 31st
Having spent my fair share of time breaking (I really have a knack for it) and subsequently repairing vintage vehicles, I’m always a bit baffled at how airplanes exist. Particularly vintage airplanes. With this in mind, it is really quite remarkable to get up close to legendary warplanes and see their inner mechanical workings. The Flying Legends of Victory Tour provides such an opportunity and if you’re brave enough to take to the skies in a vintage plane they’ll even take you for a ride in a B-17 Flying Fortress.
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!
Minneapolis Aquatennial – July 20th through July 23rd
This week the Aquatennial descends on Minneapolis to celebrate the city’s lakes, rivers and streams via 70 plus scheduled activities. I could list them all off here, but it would most definitely mirror that scene in Forrest Gump where Bubba rattles off all the different shrimp dishes. Just take my word for it that there is a multitude of fun events including the Torchlight Parade, waterskiing shows, sand castle contests, fireworks and more.
Victoria Car Show – Wednesday, July 6th
Victoria Classic Car Night is quite possibly the best classic car gathering that very few people know about. This event occurs semi-monthly during the summer months and regularly draws hundreds of cars. The event returns tonight at 5pm and runs until 8pm. Read Josh’s recap from a past visit to get a glimpse of what Victoria Classic Car Night has to offer.
Eurowerks Wednesday Night GTG – Wednesday, June 29th
Looking for any excuse to get the car out of the garage, celebrate getting through half of the work week and simply hang out with a great group of European car enthusiasts? Then look no further than the Eurowerks Wednesday Night GTG. Consider it the appetizer to the can’t miss Eurowerks ’16 on July 17th.
MNC&C – Saturday, July 2nd
Didn’t get an invite up to the cabin for the fourth of July? Not to worry. The Midwest’s premiere monthly car event, MNC&C, is this weekend and will include more cool cars than you’d ever see up at the lake. We’ll be out there representing MHCC, handing out Morrie’s shades and soaking up the sun.
Austrian Grand Prix Viewing Party – Sunday, July 3rd
We were never big fans of the Sound Music, but the sound of Formula 1 cars ripping through the Austrian Alps is music to our ears. This weekend the hills are indeed alive with the sounds of music 1.6 liter V6 turbos spinning at 15k rpms. Join us this Sunday at Morrie’s Luxury Auto as we watch the race live. Doors open at 6:30am for the 7am race start.
4th of July Festivities – Monday, July 4th
News Flash – the fourth of July is right around the corner. If you’ve not yet planned your fireworks festivities we’ve got you covered. We put together a handy dandy list of fireworks shows across the Twin Cities. If you don’t see any of interest you can always head over to Uncle Bob’s for his annual backyard fireworks bonanza.
Morrie’s Road Trip – Now through September 6th
It’s time to pack up the car and hit the road for Morrie’s Road Trip. All summer long we encourage you to share photos of all the adventures your car takes you on for a chance to win dozens of cool prizes. We’re giving away twelve $100 gas cards, tents, barbeques, travel bags and even a two-year lease. Simply tag your favorite photo of you and your car this summer the hashtag #MorriesRoadTrip for a chance to win.