Monster Jam MPLS – Saturday – December 10th
I’ve been told I’m not allowed to swear in the newsletter, but this is the
bleeping Monster Jam COMING BACK TO MINNESOTA!! “KIDS SEATS ARE STILL JUST $5!!” which might not be the case anymore, but “YOU CAN PAY FOR THE ENTIRE SEAT, BUT YOU’LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE” stays this time around. From what we’ve seen tickets start around $40 and go up to well over a hundred. We want to make sure to tell you about this one well in advance because you should be as excited as we are. Is Bigfoot still a thing?!?
Every summer, I look forward to the Wheels of Italy show. It’s usually one of the last big car shows of the season and highlights all sorts of Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters, and bikes, as well as Italian culture in general. I think one the main things that draws me not only to the show, but Italian vehicles in general, is the passion that goes into them. While that passion is usually more obvious in older Italian cars than in newer, more mass-produced machines, it nonetheless serves as a foundation that binds all of these cars, new and old, together.
Adult Night at the Zoo – Thursday, August 18th
Sure it’s great to take the kids to the Minnesota Zoo and watch them experience all the animals, but half the time they are just running away and you aren’t able to see anything for yourself. Well, now is your chance to see all the animals during adult night at the zoo. You can even grab a drink and some food while you’re there and experience a special keeper talk at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Terrace about different animals.
Victoria Classic Car Night – Wednesday, August 3rd
This Wednesday night hundreds of classic cars will descend on downtown Victoria, Minnesota, for Victoria Classic Car Night. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this show is a great reason to get out during the middle of the week and see an eclectic mix of cars that you might not see at your typical show. It’s looking like it will be a hot one weather wise, so I recommend bringing a convertible.
Flying Legends of Victory Tour – July 26th through July 31st
Having spent my fair share of time breaking (I really have a knack for it) and subsequently repairing vintage vehicles, I’m always a bit baffled at how airplanes exist. Particularly vintage airplanes. With this in mind, it is really quite remarkable to get up close to legendary warplanes and see their inner mechanical workings. The Flying Legends of Victory Tour provides such an opportunity and if you’re brave enough to take to the skies in a vintage plane they’ll even take you for a ride in a B-17 Flying Fortress.
Thursday Night Car Show at the Minnetonka Drive-In – Thursday, July 28th
If you find a refreshing absence of activity in your Thursday night family calendar I’d recommend swinging down to the Minnetonka Drive-In for its Thursday night car show. It’s a great opportunity to go for a cruise around Lake Minnetonka, enjoy some classic drive-in food and explore an eclectic mix of vintage rides. The only thing that would make it better is a classic ride of your own. Fortunately, we have 33 you can choose from. We’ll even buy your dinner if you decide to bring one of our cars down.
Loring Park Art Festval – Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st
If you’ve not yet got your fix of summer art festivals you should consider checking out the Loring Park Art Festival this weekend. Expect a selection of artistic creations from over 140 artists, local food vendors supplying your favorite fair food and an absolutely great view of the city.
German Grand Prix Viewing Party – Sunday, July 31st
Dust off your lederhosen and consider joining us for our German Grand Prix live screening hosted at Morrie’s Luxury Auto Sunday morning. Since the race starts bright and early at 7am we’ll hold off on the Sauerkraut, but that doesn’t rule out German breakfast sausage does it? Or better yet maybe a little strudel?
Minneapolis Aquatennial – July 20th through July 23rd
This week the Aquatennial descends on Minneapolis to celebrate the city’s lakes, rivers and streams via 70 plus scheduled activities. I could list them all off here, but it would most definitely mirror that scene in Forrest Gump where Bubba rattles off all the different shrimp dishes. Just take my word for it that there is a multitude of fun events including the Torchlight Parade, waterskiing shows, sand castle contests, fireworks and more.
Bike Night at MIA – Thursday, July 21
There are most definitely two camps when it comes to bikers. There are people who love them and people who loathe them. If you’re one of the latter you may as well stop reading. If you fancy a good bike and an evening dose of art MIA invites you to bike night, an evening affording the opportunity to ride through the museum (literally), revel with other bike enthusiasts, network with bike groups, indulge in the finest food truck fare and indulge in local brew.
Victoria Car Show – Wednesday, July 6th
Victoria Classic Car Night is quite possibly the best classic car gathering that very few people know about. This event occurs semi-monthly during the summer months and regularly draws hundreds of cars. The event returns tonight at 5pm and runs until 8pm. Read Josh’s recap from a past visit to get a glimpse of what Victoria Classic Car Night has to offer.
Hamel Rodeo – Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 10th
You don’t need to rent the MHCC Bronco to enjoy the excitement of a little pent up horsepower. Nope – simply slip on your boots, put on your ten gallon hat and head west for the Hamel Rodeo and Bull Ridin’ Bonanza this weekend. When you’re ready for an automotive rodeo mosey on over to the MHCC dojo to see the horses in our stable.
Basilica Block Party – Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th
The Basilica Block Party returns this weekend for it’s 22nd year. The event brings an amplified musical mélange to the grounds of the Basilica of St. Mary and if you’ve not heard of it you’ve probably been under a rock for a while. Performers this time around include Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, American Authors, X Ambassadors, the Fray, Milky Chance, Cold War Kids, Andra Day, Craig Finn, Phillip Phillips, and Matt Nathanson.
Play Nintendo Tour –Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th
Have you always had a hankering to hang out with Mario and Luigi? Simply want to spend a weekend afternoon gaming somewhere other than your mother’s basement? If so we recommend you head out to the Mall of America this weekend to experience the Play Nintendo Tour.
British Grand Prix – Sunday, July 10th
All the talk of the Brexit getting’ you down? Well, there one thing British going on this weekend that has us excited and that’s the British Grand Prix. The political arena isn’t the only place where people are butting heads and we can’t wait to see what unfolds between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after their shenanigans last week in Austria. We’ll open the doors at 6:30 at Morrie’s Luxury Auto for the 7am race start.
Eurowerks Wednesday Night GTG – Wednesday, June 29th
Looking for any excuse to get the car out of the garage, celebrate getting through half of the work week and simply hang out with a great group of European car enthusiasts? Then look no further than the Eurowerks Wednesday Night GTG. Consider it the appetizer to the can’t miss Eurowerks ’16 on July 17th.
MNC&C – Saturday, July 2nd
Didn’t get an invite up to the cabin for the fourth of July? Not to worry. The Midwest’s premiere monthly car event, MNC&C, is this weekend and will include more cool cars than you’d ever see up at the lake. We’ll be out there representing MHCC, handing out Morrie’s shades and soaking up the sun.
Austrian Grand Prix Viewing Party – Sunday, July 3rd
We were never big fans of the Sound Music, but the sound of Formula 1 cars ripping through the Austrian Alps is music to our ears. This weekend the hills are indeed alive with the sounds of music 1.6 liter V6 turbos spinning at 15k rpms. Join us this Sunday at Morrie’s Luxury Auto as we watch the race live. Doors open at 6:30am for the 7am race start.
4th of July Festivities – Monday, July 4th
News Flash – the fourth of July is right around the corner. If you’ve not yet planned your fireworks festivities we’ve got you covered. We put together a handy dandy list of fireworks shows across the Twin Cities. If you don’t see any of interest you can always head over to Uncle Bob’s for his annual backyard fireworks bonanza.
Morrie’s Road Trip – Now through September 6th
It’s time to pack up the car and hit the road for Morrie’s Road Trip. All summer long we encourage you to share photos of all the adventures your car takes you on for a chance to win dozens of cool prizes. We’re giving away twelve $100 gas cards, tents, barbeques, travel bags and even a two-year lease. Simply tag your favorite photo of you and your car this summer the hashtag #MorriesRoadTrip for a chance to win.
Twin Cities Jazz Fest — June 23 through June 25
Get jazzed up this weekend in St. Paul at the 17th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival. This free event features over 100 Jazz groups from across the country. 2016 Headliners include the Ellis MarsalaTrio, 13 year old piano phenom Joey Alexander, the John Pizzarelli Quartet, Michael Franti and Spearhead and many other nationally acclaimed musicians.