Halloween and Fall Fun Events – Ongoing
News flash, Halloween is right around the corner. One could spend days aggregating a list of must attend Halloween and Fall fun activities, but what’s the point when it’s already been done? Twincities.com put together a lengthy list of Halloween events and activities to keep you busy through the Halloween season. Sure, it might not have that obscure local craft brewer pumpkin spice beer and food pairing dinner you’ve been counting down the days to, but the list is pretty darn exhaustive.
United States Grand Prix – Sunday – Oct. 23rd (Morrie’s Luxury Auto, 1:00pm)
Morrie’s Luxury Auto will be hosting the 19th race in the 2016 Championship season, the United States Grand Prix. Doors will open at 1p and the green flag will drop at 2p. We hope to see you all there! We’ll be featuring the artwork of Paul Peterson during the race who will be bringing some special Formula 1 artwork to showcase.
Last week we were fortunate enough to have the beautiful, all-new Aston Martin DB11 on our show floor for just a brief 24 hours. We invited a handful of our valuable Aston Martin customers to our store for a chance to see the future of the brand up close and personal. A few lucky people even had the opportunity to test drive one of only a handful of DB11s in the country. We can’t wait to start delivering the first DB11s to customers in the coming months.
We pride ourselves on offering great test drives to all of our customers and potential customers. While our usual test drive routes include a mix of city street and highway driving to give people a feel for how a vehicle might behave on a daily basis, exceptional vehicles call for exceptional test drives. And that’s precisely why we booked a day at Brainerd International Raceway: to give our customers and friends a chance to drive their own cars, as well as a hand-picked selection of our latest and vehicles flat-out on a race track. This time, we managed to bring the all-new Aston Martin DB11 up to the track, along with a pair of new Bentley Bentaygas – one to drive on the track, and another for the off-road course we had set up!
Despite chilly weather keeping temperatures in the low-40s, spirits were running high. After a great day of driving and being able to stretch the legs on a wide range of performance cars ranging from McLarens and Maseratis to Porsches and Lamborghinis, we were happy to see everyone leave the track with smiles on their faces. Stay tuned for more information about more track days like this next year and don’t forget to check out our photo gallery below.
During our recent track day Bentley was gracious enough to lend two well appointed Bentayga’s for the event. Even though they knew what we had planned for the day, they were gracious enough to send them out for us to use. While planning the track day we asked the staff at Brainerd International Raceway if they could construct an off-road course. They enthusiastically organized something special for our guests that wasn’t nothing short of amazing. The course they designed for us really had a good mix of elements to test the Bentayga and the optional All-Terrain specifications. The course started on a long hard packed dirt road, common in the north woods, while it didn’t challenge the Bentayga it was representative of what most people will encounter in Minnesota.
Further down the road we found deep sand which really showed off the ability of the terrain management’s sand mode, allowing us to dig through the ever changing conditions as the day went on. To show off how special the Bentley’s W12 engine was, we had two choices when it came to the inclines. One was a slow speed hard packed uneven terrain requiring a massive amount of torque. The other was a steep, loose sand trail requiring the speed that the 600 horsepower allows you to put to the ground. After taking customers around our course we had one more surprise for our passengers. We thought after showing the off road prowess we might as well show what this 5,400lb SUV could do from a dead stop to 60mph. Spoiler Alert: It’s 4 seconds flat
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.