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A shortlist of upcoming events that piqued our interest
Adult Coloring Club – Thursday, February 25th
Who says coloring should only be for kids? The Coloring Club MPLS gives artistic adults an opportunity to put their colored pencils to use, which is good for people like Amber (one of our graphic designers) who have “coloring degrees” and want to keep up on their skills. Throw in $5 beers from Eastlake Craft Brewery (the event host) and coloring sheets from local artists and you can’t go wrong.
WinterFest at the Union Depot – Friday, February 26th
When he was in town last week Vice President Joe Biden had nothing but good things to say about St. Paul’s Union Depot. If that’s not reason enough to plan a visit maybe a little beer might persuade you. This Friday the Minnesota Craft Brewers guild is hosting Winterfest, a tribute to Minnesota beer. Chase out the winter chill with a multitude of Winter Warmers, hearty food, beer education, entertainment and music
Tech Fest 2016 – Saturday, February 26th
We’re all for introducing our youth to engineering, mechanics and hands-on technology. If we don’t who is going to fix all of these old cars we’ve collected? All kidding aside, The Works Museum is hosting a neat family engineering and technology fair offering hours of technology exploration for the whole family. Consider it a good alternative to sitting home on the couch.
Red Bull Crashed Ice – February 26th and February 27th
The icy spectacle known as Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to St. Paul this weekend for its fifth straight year in a row and serves as the grand finale of the worldwide four-stop tour. If you’ve never been it’s definitely something you should check out. Also be sure to check out the Crashed Ice Village. If you’re looking for easy travel to and from St. Paul Metro Transit will be offering a variety of free shuttles.
One of the trickiest parts about repainting part of a car is making sure the repainted panel matches perfectly with the other panels around it. Morrie’s Auto Body and Glass Repair stands behind their work and guarantees a perfect color match by blending paint to match manufacturer specifications.
Once the vehicle or panel has been painted, it’s baked in an oven for 30 minutes at 160 degrees fahrenheit, just like in the it would be at the factory, to ensure that it’s cured and can be taken through any of our Buy Happy car washes!
Morrie’s Auto Body and Glass Repair is a great place to stop for a quick estimate! Our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the process and explain your options whether you want to go through your insurance company or pay out of pocket. Morrie’s Auto Body and Glass Repair is open for walk-ins or appointments Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
We are located at 7800 Jolly Lane, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. For inquiries or to setup an estimate appointment call us at:
Morrie’s Auto Group had a great time out on the frozen Lake Minnetonka this past Saturday for the 31st annual Wayzata Chilly Open! Holding down Hole #4 with our Banana Bronco, we had a great time meeting everyone that stopped by for our lasso contest! The chili samples were pretty great too!
It’s been awhile since we’ve updated you on the progress of the Minnesota Zoo Field Research vehicle that we donated back in 2012. By providing the Zoo with the CX-5 we are able to assist with conservation research efforts by providing the necessary means of transportation so that researchers can to travel to area’s where field work can be conducted.
Since our last update, Biologist, Nick McCann published a scientific manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Zoology that describes how moose at the Minnesota Zoo responded to heat last summer. He also drafted a second manuscript that identifies habitat that free-ranging moose in northeastern Minnesota select when “bedding down” (laying down to rest and digest food). Results from his research will be used to develop science-based management recommendations, with the goal of keeping moose in Minnesota into the future.
Researcher, Brian Kot and his field team recently completed a short series of tests where attempts were made to capture wolves and then release them with GPS tracking collars. This is part of the study was to understand wolf-moose interactions in northern Minnesota. Based on information from these field tests, Brian will build new equipment this winter and resume field work in the spring. He is now working with federal, state, and tribal biologists to analyze behavioral and ecological data from wolves in different areas of Minnesota.
Last but not least, Kim VanderWaal is also making strides in field research in the Mazda CX-5. She traveled to northern Minnesota, where she placed GPS-collars on wild white-tailed deer. She was in the field during Winter Storm Cleon, wading through thigh-deep snow (36 inches!) in this unseasonably cold December. The aim of the project is to determine how deer and moose utilize the same habitat, and how that might influence the transmission of harmful parasites from deer to moose.
Here is a picture of the whole butterfly research team!
We’re so thankful that the Mazda CX-5 Field Research vehicle has helped with Minnesota Zoo Moose and Butterfly research efforts. Here at Morrie’s, giving back is important to us and we are proud to be able to work with such a great organization to help grow our community. Make sure to stay tuned for our blog for updates on the Minnesota Zoo Field Research Vehicle and everything else going on within our organization!
The All New 2014 Cadillac CTS has just landed at Morrie’s Cadillac! Be the first to come test drive the completely redesigned CTS! In this video, Morrie’s Cadillac General Manager, Pat Kyes, gives you a brief look at this hot new sedan. Don’t wait, call us at 763-449-4000 or stop by to check out the hottest new model in the Cadillac lineup!
The first Saturday of the month fell upon us again this weekend and that meant it was time for another busy day at the Automotorplex in Chanhassen. We experienced a gorgeous sunny summer day and the turnout for the event was incredible. The Automotorplex filled up quickly with over 1,000 cars and 5,000 attendees, making it the best turnout the event has ever seen!
There were an assortment of different cars that made it out on Saturday. From classics to hot new exotics, there was never a dull moment. We are so proud to be able to help out with such an exciting and fun event and each month we look forward to what the first Saturday will bring. Make sure to stop out for the last few events of the season in September and October and make sure you find the Morrie’s tent for a free cup of coffee and pair of Buy Happy sunglasses! For more information on the event head over to the official website for MN C&C. http://www.mncandc.com/
If you are considering the purchase of the 2013 Toyota Corolla, we think you would also be interested to learn a little bit more about the 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Here at Morrie’s we want to be sure you find the car that best fits your needs and make sure that you Buy Happy.
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is a great fit if you are looking for a stylish, fuel efficient, and spacious midsize sedan. This vehicle offers both great standard and optional features, is stylish and comfortable, achieves great fuel economy, and was named Most Dependable Midsize Sedan in its class by JD Power & Associates.
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.