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We were given a wonderful opportunity to team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota this past January when we heard about Matthew’s wish to have his 1968 Dodge Charger restored. And after over 5 months of hard work, Matthew’s Charger is finally complete. We felt this partnership was a great fit and couldn’t wait to help out, so on January 12th, we set off for Northern Minnesota to pick up the car and see what kind of shape it was in.
You can imagine Matthew’s excitement when he found out we were there to grant the wish that he had patiently been waiting over a year for. We trailered the Charger back to our Minnetonka Ford store where we immediately began with a mechanical evaluation. We made sure to document the process of the restoration through a series of blog posts with videos and photos. You can check it out here. The story created a lot of buzz throughout the community and we were excited to be able to share it with everyone. We soon realized the amount of dedication and compassion that is present within the Morrie’s community amongst employees when they began volunteering their time and energy to help with the restoration.
It has been a long and rewarding process to help make Matthew’s wish come true and we were so thrilled to be able to finally surprise him this past weekend when he was least expecting it. We planned to have Matthew and his family visit for the weekend to tour a few of Morrie’s vehicles. He had no idea that towards the end of his tour, he would find his 1968 Dodge Charger, fully restored and finally complete. We held a small event with members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Morrie’s employees and vendors that worked on the restoration, and Matthew’s family.
The following morning, Matthew got to show his new Charger off at MN C&C , a car event that Morrie’s sponsors the first Saturday of each month throughout the summer. Matthew’s Charger looked great amongst all the other classic and exotic vehicles at the event and sure got a lot of attention. Stay tuned for a separate blog post highlighting the June C&C event and a special segment featuring Matthew’s appearance.
With over 600 hours of work, more than 40 employees, and a dozen different vendors, Matthew’s wish finally became a reality. All the time and hard work paid off when we all saw the look on Matthew’s face Friday night when he first laid eyes on the car. We were so proud to be able to work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help make this wish come true and we truly appreciate the opportunity to give back to our community and a great family like Matthew’s.
The all-new 2014 Kia Cadenza has just arrived here at Morrie’s and it is quite the luxurious addition to the lineup. This full size sedan is available in one trim level at a base price of $35,100. The vehicle’s standard features include keyless entry, an advanced navigation system, leather-trimmed seats with heat and power adjustment in the front, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touch screen, 12-speaker audio system and rear camera display.
This 6-speed automatic transmission is equipped with a 3.3-liter v6 engine that generates 293 horsepower and 255 lb/ft of torque and utilizes gasoline direct injection technology, which helps to improve performance and maintain fuel efficiency. The Cadenza achieves 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway and is sure to provide safety with 8 standard air bags.
Cadillac’s new midsize luxury sports sedan, the 2014 CTS, was unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show. The redesign makes the vehicle noticeably lower, longer and lighter than last generation CTS. This all-new vehicle is packed with technology including the signature Cadillac CUE system, an 8inch color touch screen and a 12.3 inch gauge cluster in the center stack.
You can choose from three different engine options under the hood. A 2.0 liter 4 cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine that achieves 272 horsepower or a 3.6-liter direct injection with 321 horsepower, both connected to 6 speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddles for shifting.
The third option is the V Sport model equipped with a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged engine with 420 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission. We will announce pricing information and arrival dates as soon as they become available.
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 >
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.
On Friday we had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. Throughout the past 10 years we have had on ongoing relationship with the Perspectives Agency and we look forward to a continued partnership.
Perspectives is an award-winning multi-program human services agency. They provide resources to hundreds of families and children and aim to break dysfunctional family cycles. These resources include education, career training, family counseling, and supportive housing. The Perspectives program helps to “strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.”
It was a beautiful event consisting of a silent and live auction, dinner, and even live entertainment from the children. The night began with a social hour where guests mingled, scanned and bid on the silent auction items, and enjoyed the harmonious sound of the harp player. Then guests filled the dining room for a gourmet meal. During dinner we received a warm welcome and introduction from David McNally, a longstanding Perspectives board member. Following dinner and the wonderful dessert, the live auction began. The excitement in the room escalated as the bidding was underway. One of the younger guests even got the chance to put her bid in. The silent and live auctions were both a great success in helping to raise money for Perspectives.
Linda Domholt of Perspectives said after the event, “A sincere thank you to our 15 corporate and individual sponsors, as well as the 240 people who attended the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. It was once again a grand success as $166,000 was raised for Perspectives. This revenue will continue to support award winning programs that break the cycle of addiction, poverty and violence to hundreds of families each year.”
We look forward to our continued sponsorship with Perspectives and we were proud to be a part of such a beautiful and successful event.
Do free tickets for one of the largest automotive shows in the country sound too good to be true?
The dealerships of Morrie’s Automotive Group assures you that it’s not! The MN family of car dealers is announcing that pairs of tickets to the Twin Cities Auto Show are available right at your fingertips!
Getting your pair of tickets to the show couldn’t be easier. Simply go to http://www.2012minneapolisautoshow.com to sign up. With locations in Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Minnetonka, and Chippewa Falls, WI there’s a location nearby! Once we receive your request for your pair of tickets, a staff member will contact you when your tickets can be picked up from the dealership. It’s really that easy!
Morrie’s Automotive Group is excited to see you there, so fill out the form today to make sure that you’re at this impressive show!
With over 400 vehicles on the floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center, there’s something for everyone at this Minneapolis auto show! Over $15,000,000 worth of new vehicles will be in the showroom.
The auto show isn’t just for car enthusiasts as entertainment for all will be there. Sure, car fans will have sports cars and luxurious sedans to preview, but families looking for a new minivan or SUV will find things there too! From new minivans and SUVs with innovative safety features to a booster seat check, families will leave with lots of new knowledge.