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Bash for Nash is an annual event that was initiated when Tom and Angela Wicka discovered that their son, Nash, was a victim of DMD, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a muscle degenerating disease that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born. Life expectancy for those with the affliction is around 20 years. Tom and Angela have fought back over the past 9 years by creating The Nash Avery foundation. The foundation has spent 11 million dollars to help slow the growth of the disease and the organization has raised $3.6 million during their last four Bash events. More >
Since we first introduced you to Matthew’s 1968 Dodge Charger restoration wish a generous group of techs at our Minnetonka Ford store have conducted a mechanical evaluation of the car. While you never know what you are going to turn up when digging into an old car, our techs lucked out. With little more than a draining of the gas tank and some tinkering with the carburetor they were able to get the car up and running like a champ. An inspection of the transmission yielded new fluid and functional shifting into all gears. With no red flags and operational running gear we’ve decided to give the engine a tune up, replace some gaskets and clean it up nicely. Naturally if we see the engine or transmission needs more attention, we will make the necessary repairs.
Yesterday our techs, John and Paul, made quick work of removing the engine and transmission. The next step is sending the Charger out to our Long Lake Bodyworks facility for bodywork. Upon arrival the body trim, glass, ancillary engine components, interior and lights will be removed to prep for paint. Much like we lucked out on the mechanical end of things, we’ll also benefit from the cars many years spent in dry California. There is no significant rust to speak of and 99% of the body components appear to be there. This will certainly make it easier on the staff at our body shop.
Be sure to check back often for regular updates on the restoration status.
The American Swedish Institute
Morrie’s is proud to be able to support Camp Fire Minnesota, one of the nations longest running youth development organizations. Their mission is to build responsible, caring individuals and shape them into confident members of society. They help to provide youth with the opportunity to become valuable citizens of their community and world through educational programs and experiences in nature.
On November 8th 2012, Morrie’s was very grateful to be able to sponsor the organizations 5th Annual Wine Tasting Event at the American Swedish Institute. It was the perfect setting for such a special event and there was a fantastic turnout. Guests were able to enjoy wines from all over the world, a variety of different hors d’oeuvres, and browse through the silent auction. Youth camper, Ryan Keller also spoke to the guests about his experience with Camp Fire over the past 10 years. We truly value our ongoing partnership with Camp Fire Minnesota and were thrilled to be a part of such a successful event.