Posts tagged vintage cars
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.
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.
We were very lucky to have such beautiful weather this past weekend for June’s C&C event at the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen. The ice water and coffee that we provided were a big hit among spectators that came out early to check out the wide variety of amazing vehicles. The weather gave us an opportunity to get some great images of the vehicles that showed up this month. Make sure to join us next time for another great event, and remember to get there early! For more information visit the MN C&C website: http://www.mncandc.com
Over Memorial Day weekend the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) held the Harvey West Memorial Day Classic races at Brainerd International raceway. Despite a weekend plagued by numerous rain showers it did not hinder the racers too much and made for exciting spectating. Rooster tails abound and a number of cars were slipping and sliding their way around the 2.5 miles course. The races were spread amongst six different race groups ranging from purpose built open wheel race cars to vintage race cars from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. On any given weekend there are more Mazdas raced than any other brand and there definitely was a large Mazda contingent this past weekend, made up primarily of Miatas. Other cars included Porsches, Volkswagens, Triumphs, MGs, Austin Healeys, Fords, Chevys, Chryslers, Nissans and Datsuns,
We had a fantastic turnout for C&C this past Saturday. The weather couldn’t have been any better, and despite the holiday weekend, we had a ton of cool cars. This month was also the first month we started giving out ice water in addition to the coffee, and everyone that came by the Morrie’s booth got a free LED keychain. Check out the photos below for a sample of what was on display, and join us next month for another great show. More information here: http://www.mncandc.com
I ran across this on a really spammy site, so I pulled the photos out and re-worked them to post here.
If anyone knows the source of these images, please let me know – I’d love to give credit where it’s due, and if these are any indication there are probably more cool pictures out there to be seen.
Update: I’ve found the source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/sets/72157604247242338/ (lots more pictures there) More >