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.
Motion Products Inc. was kind enough to host Morrie’s Luxury Auto and Morrie’s Heritage for a private tour at their facilities in rural Wisconsin last week. To say that we enjoyed ourselves is a bit of an understatement. Motion Products was founded over 30 years ago and in that time has become a world-renowned name for all things Ferrari, and they are now branching out into alternate luxury brands. “In the beginning it was a man and his passion for fast, beautiful cars and a desire to take his talents to the most powerful and influential stages in the world. Now a major player at such events as the Cavallino Classic and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, MPI’s passion and desire is what has defined the organization.” The company is made up of 45 experts that work out of 3 different locations and handle everything from service to full concourse level frame up restorations. “With hundreds of awards to our name and more than 500 cars and counting, MPI is a true leader in vintage Italian restorations.”
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We had the pleasure of spending our Father’s Day doing exactly what we would want to be doing. Hanging out and sponsoring the first annual Psycho Suzi’s Father’s Day car and bike show. A vintage and exotic car show taking place in Northeast Minneapolis at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge on the river. Psycho Suzi’s is a tiki inspired bar that has one of our favorite riverfront patios in town, along with some of the best cheese curds and bloody mary’s a dad could ask for on his special day. We had a great showing of people checking out everything from a Nash Metropolitan to a newer Ferrari F-430 Spider, plus even a few motorcycles.
After hanging out and showing off some of the Morrie’s Heritage and Morrie’s Luxury Auto cars a few awards and gift certificates were handed out. With a strong presence of AMX cars it was only right that one took home the award for best car at the show. We can’t wait until next year and hope for the heat to drop from around 92 to maybe about 75 degrees, or we’ll just have bring more convertibles! Check out the photo gallery below to see some of the amazing cars and bikes from the show.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival – June 17th through June 19th
You certainly have a great number of reasons to skip out of work early this Friday and the Stone Arch Bridge Festival is just one of them. If you’re not the deviant type you could always stop by on Saturday or Sunday as well to check out this event that features over 250 artists, four performance stages, a car show and motorcycle exhibition all with one of Minneapolis’ most picturesque view as a backdrop.
Back to the Fifties – June 17th through June 19th
If you’re looking for a good excuse to look at thousands of cool old cars from the fifties and sixties you should add the Back to the Fifties to your list of things to do this weekend. It’s the nation’s largest gathering of cars from the era with plenty of cars to cater to every interest.
Rock the Garden – Saturday, June 18th
This year marks the 15th year for Rock the Garden and the first time it will go garden-less. Since the Walker Art Center lawn is currently in disarray, the concert put on by the folks at 89.3 The Current heads to Boom Island Park. Last we checked tickets are still available for this concert that features the Flaming Lips, Chance the Rapper, Polica, M. Ward, Hippocampus, Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats and more.
Psycho Suzi’s Father’s Day Car Show – Sunday, June 19th
Swing by Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge for the 1st Annual Father’s Day Car Show. We’ll be down there with a selection of MHCC and Morrie’s Luxury Auto Vehicles.
Euro Grand Prix Viewing Party – Sunday, June 19th
We’ll be the first to tell you that we don’t know much about Azerbaijan, but we do know it hosts round eight of the Formula One World Championship. Join us at Morrie’s Luxury Auto to watch the race from flag to flag. Who knows, you might event learn a thing or two about Azerbaijan too. Doors will open at 7:30am for the 8am race start.