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Mother Nature finally cooperated long enough to give us the perfect day for Cars & Coffee this past Saturday. With sunshine and warm weather, cars turned out in droves to nab a spot in the show. Thank you to everyone that sacrificed a few extra hours of sleep on a Saturday morning to make this event a great one. Check out our photos from the event!
This year we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at all the latest model debuts during press week at the 113th annual New York Auto Show. The show featured over 1,000 vehicles in a 900,000 square foot arena. From the unveiling of the Subaru WRX concept, to the roll out of 3 new Kia models, none of the brands left us disappointed. We are very excited to share this exclusive coverage with you and give you a little bit of insight into what goes on at one of the Nation’s largest auto shows.
A recent trip to the LA Auto show to see the unveiling of the all-new 2014 Mazda6, amongst many other exciting cars, triggered a trifecta of firsts for me. This was my first trip to a major auto show, my first (and second) time to an In-N-Out Burger and the first time I’ve driven a Mazda MX-5 Miata more than 100 yards. The latter came complements of Mazda USA, who graciously provided me and a colleague with a 2013 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition to drive during our stay in SoCal. The MX-5 proved to be a great car to drive up and down Pacific Coast Highway.
Perhaps it was the pre-trip excitement, a bad frame of reference or poor planning, but it wasn’t until we arrived at Mazda HQ in Irvine, California, that we realized that our car would be challenged in the cargo carrying department. You see, in addition to our regular luggage and briefcases, we were also hauling a full load of camera gear to get footage at the show. In a prior life I spent many years working for company that sold two-seat roadsters, that shall remain unnamed, offering substantial trunk space in a front and rear trunk. It was not until we had our rendezvous with the MX-5 in Mazda’s parking lot that it finally clicked that not all convertibles are adept at swallowing large pieces of luggage. Despite its Spartan trunk space, some creative packing allowed us to fit everything quite snugly in the car. So snug, in fact, that when it came time grab the camera to snap a picture of our packing prowess, I realized it was in the bottom of the trunk. So, you will have to envision a trunk overflowing with luggage and equipment.
This past Saturday was the last Cars & Coffee event of the season. Despite the cold weather and a few early morning flurries we had a great turnout. Spectators bundled up and enjoyed the free coffee while checking out all the great cars that showed up. We brought quite a few models from our Cadillac lineup which stirred a lot of excitement. The ATS just recently arrived at our dealership and many people were thrilled to see it out at the event. The all-new 2013 XTS also drew a lot of attention.
Check out the rest of our photos from the event in the gallery below.
We want to thank everyone that has made it out to Cars & Coffee throughout the season and helped to make this event such a great success. We look forward to seeing all of you next year!
For more information on the event head over to the MN C&C website.
The weather could not have been better for the Z-show held at Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Nissan this past Saturday. The show, put on by the Z Owners Club of Minnesota (Zoom), featured over 25 Z-cars from the 1970′s to present, including 240z’s, 280z’s, 300zx’s and 350z’s. Check out the pictures below to get a glimpse of the event.
With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-seventies Buffalo Lake was the perfect backdrop for the 4th annual Classics by the Lake car show. Open to all makes and models the show on Saturday consisted primarily of American cars from the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Check out the pictures below to get a small glimpse of the hundreds of cars on display.
It was a beautiful day for Cars & Coffee at the AutoMotorPlex on Saturday! Labor Day weekend brought in a lot of spectators for this months event. Check out some of our pictures below and make sure to join us next month for the last C&C of the season!
For more information about the event head over to the MN C&C website.
July always tends to be a big turnout at Cars & Coffee, and this year was no different. We hit maximum capacity of about 1,000 cars, and had thousands of spectators enjoying the beautiful weather. Check out the photo gallery below, and for more information on the event check out the MN Cars & Coffee website at mncandc.com.
For this months MN Cars and Coffee prize we decided to do something a little different. Make sure to bring your camera this Saturday, July 7th to the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen.
Attendee’s of July Cars and Coffee will be given the chance to submit their photos from the event for a chance to win a GOPRO HD HERO2 Motorsport Edition video camera.
The contest will begin on July 7th 2012 and will run until July 21st 2012 at 12:00am CT. Each user that signs up for the contest will be able to submit a photo that they took at the event. The photo has to be from this month’s Cars and Coffee event and each user will only be able to submit one photo. Voting will take place during the time frame stated above and Facebook users will be able to vote on their favorite photo, so be sure to share your submission with your friends!
After the submission deadline The Morrie’s Group will select the three images with the most votes. A panel of judges from our group will then choose one of those three photos and declare a winner.
Please visit the contest page to review the terms and conditions and familiarize yourself with the process before the contest begins on July 7th 2012. We look forward to seeing all the creative submissions!
We had a great time at Car’s and Coffee this past weekend. Those who stopped by the Morrie’s booth were given the opportunity to sign up and enter to win one of two Panasonic Lumix digital camera’s valued at $150.00 each. By the time we announced the winner’s at 10:30 We had over 70 entrants for the contest.
Our lucky winner’s this month were Sara S. and Nikki W. who were nice enough to let us snap photo’s of them with their new camera’s!
We will continue to have great prize giveaways at the AutoMotorPlex during each C&C event the first Saturday of every month through October.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.mncandc.com