The Mazda2 B-Spec Racecar Makes an Appearance at Road America!

The Morrie’s Mazda/Miracles Of Mitch Mazda 2 made its second appearance this past weekend. Many consider Road America to be the United States premier racetrack. With its dramatic elevation changes and technical corners, it demands the best from both driver and car. Then, stir in a couple long straights where maximum speed is obtained.


At Road America, our nimble and reliable little Mazda 2 routinely hit speeds well over one hundred miles per hour bringing home third place. This was a particularly strong finish given that it is difficult for a single car to compete against a team of several cars as they can use each other for drafting and even bump drafting.


With Michael Ashby at the wheel, the Morrie’s Mazda/Miracles Of Mitch Mazda 2 broke up their formation to finish a very strong third. An engine control unit re-flash, now available, will give us some additional horsepower and a few more RPM’s at the top end. With these modest upgrades, we will improve on these already fantastic results.


So, if you are keeping score, a first place at Brainerd International Raceway and a third place at Road America! More importantly, The Miracles Of Mitch message was embraced by everybody that came near the car. We experienced children placing their hands on the hand prints placed on the car by children with cancer as an act of solidarity.


Numerous fans had their picture taken with the car and other drivers and crew approached us at the end of the event to thank Michael and the crew for the show they put on. It was flat out racing and NOTHING was left on the table during Michael’s terrific drive.


Shortly, the car goes to California for the Pro World challenge race! There, we expect a huge field of competition from all over the country. As usual, the little Morrie’s Mazda/Miracles Of Mitch Mazda 2 has made us all winners before we even get to the track by helping to raise money and awareness for the Miracles of Mitch foundation.

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The Hawk Vintage Races at Road America

Every July vintage racers and automotive enthusiasts make the pilgrimage to Road America for the Hawk Vintage Races with Brian Redman.  Arguably one of the nation’s greatest vintage auto racing events, The Hawk brings together over 450 races cars spread across 10 race groups.  Whether you like early fifties production cars, late-model Formula 1 cars or anything in-between there is certainly a number of cars to get engine racing at this event.  Below you will find a small snapshot of the impeccably prepared race cars that were in attendance.  If you have never attended it is certainly something you should add to your automotive bucket list.


All-New Bentley Flying Spur Makes an Appearance

Last week we got a sneak peek at the all-new Bentley Flying Spur when it made a surprise appearance here at Morrie’s Luxury Auto. We had been anxiously awaiting its arrival since we first laid eyes on it at the New York International Auto Show.

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Bentley FS Demo-1

The redesigned Flying Spur is equipped with more standard horsepower. Additional power and reduced weight allow this twin turbocharged 6.0 W12-liter engine to achieve 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 200mph. The exterior sports a lower roofline profile, sharper lines and rounded surfaces that make it appear lower and wider than its predecessor.

Bentley FS Demo-4

This Sleek new vehicle embraces styling queues from Bentley’s Mulsanne & Continental GT models. The interior of this vehicle also received a makeover with comfort and luxury in mind. The spacious interior cabin provides the latest in comfort, luxury and technology with over 600 new components.

Bentley FS Demo-2

A 64-gb hard drive, an 8-channel, 8-speaker audio system, Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless headphones, and two rear mounted infotainment systems are just a few of the technology features you will discover in the redesigned Flying Spur.

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With a mixture of comfort, luxury, technology and performance, the all-new Bentley Flying Spur is sure to bring you the ultimate driving experience.

Bentley FS Demo-3

We were very excited to get a closer look at the all-new redesigned Bentley Flying Spur in person and we look forward to having inventory available Fall 2013. For any additional information, please call us at 952-797-1777.

Twin Cities Luxury Auto is now Morrie’s Luxury Auto

If you haven’t already heard the news, Twin Cities Luxury Auto has changed its name to Morrie’s Luxury Auto. Rest assured, we’re still the same place with the same great cars and people you’ve come to know and trust. We saw an opportunity to better align ourselves with the Morrie’s name and its brand history, so we made the switch.


Effective immediately you will see the new name and logo changes reflected across the Internet and all of our marketing channels. It’s not a revolutionary change but it is something that we are quite excited about.

Besides the rebrand there are a number of exciting changes coming our way this summer including a new facility that will offer more space and a better showcasing of our Bentley, Maserati and pre-owned models. We also look forward to the arrival of three new exciting vehicles. The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, the Bentley Flying Spur and the Maserati Ghibli (pictured below).


For up to date news and development information make sure to check back to our blog often. We look forward to our continued growth as a company and the ability to enhance the customer service experience that we offer.

MN Cars & Coffee June 2013

Summer has finally arrived and the weather actually cooperated for Cars & Coffee this past Saturday. Though we were forecasting a rainy week the sun decided to make an appearance just long enough for us to have a great event. The turnout was the best we have seen yet this year, since we had been battling a long winter and non-existent spring.

This month we brought out a 2010 Ferrari California, a 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 and a 2006 Flying Spur. As always our luxury cars drew a lot of attention, but this month was extra special with the appearance of Matthew’s fully restored 1968 Dodge Charger. Early in January Morrie’s Auto Group partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota to help grant Matthew’s wish of having his 1968 Dodge Charger restored. We were thrilled to be able to get involved with the foundation to help with the restoration. After 5 long months Matthew’s car is finally complete and we surprised him with it on Friday. He brought the vehicle out to Cars and Coffee on Saturday and it was quite the hit. Spectators flocked to the vehicle to take a peek under the hood and get the chance to meet Matthew.

Check out our photos from this month’s event below and make sure to head out to the Automotorplex for MN C&C next month. Historically July has the largest turnout of the season! For more information visit the MN C&C website.

Maserati Quattroporte Launch Party at Twin Cities Luxury Auto

Last week marked the arrival of the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte here at Twin Cities luxury Auto. “It was a welcome break from the dreary spring we had been having and there’s nothing like a lot of action on the show floor to really wake everybody up out of our wintery hibernation and remind us that we still work with some of the most fantastic vehicles available today” said Service Manager Michael Ashby.

The beautifully redesigned luxury vehicle features both v6 and v8 engine options and pricing falls just north of $100,000. Sales Associate Q Ballard agrees that “The All-New Quattroporte has incredible lines and the sculpted body is nothing short of astonishing.” The new vehicle is packed with technological improvements including a rearview camera for parking and reverse assist, keyless entry and a push button start, a first for Maserati. The new model has more power than the outgoing model but with the addition of AWD it will be a great year-round option. “Because we live and work in Minnesota, a beautiful state regardless of the season, an AWD Maserati makes sense.” Says Digital Marketing Specialist Kevin Finley.

You could feel the excitement amongst the guests as they arrived and saw the car displayed under full covers. When the time came to finally reveal the car, a collective round of applause greeted the newest addition to the Maserati line-up. “The reaction was very positive and more people than I anticipated were drawn to the V6 engine variant,” said Ashby.

Ashby explains, “As the engine was started on the V8 car it was clear that Maserati engineers had been able to keep the seductive yet throaty rumble from the old car alive in this all-new twin turbo V8. This car boasts a massive increase of almost 80hp over the old model, which really moves this car into a league of its own in terms of sports capability and luxury trappings.”

We were very pleased with the turnout of the event and we would like to thank those of you in attendance for helping us to welcome this beautiful addition to the Maserati line-up. The Quattroporte will return once again here at Twin Cities Luxury Auto in June 2013. If you have any questions or are interested in placing an order, give us a call at (952) 797-1777.

Twin Cities Luxury Auto at the 2013 New York International Auto Show

This year Twin Cities Luxury Auto made a trip to New York City for the 113th Annual New York International Auto Show. We saw all the hottest new models and got to experience all the excitement that comes along with one of the nation’s largest auto shows. We are thrilled to be able to share our exclusive footage with you of some of the brands offered here at Twin Cities Luxury Auto.

The new Bentley Flying Spur, the world’s most refined performance sedan, made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. “We’re excited to show the new Flying Spur in one of Bentley’s most important markets in the world — New York,” said Christophe Georges, President and COO, Bentley Motors, Inc. Check out our footage from the press conference below.

The completely refreshed Bentley was clearly designed with comfort and luxury in mind and embraces styling cues from the Mulsanne as well as the Continental GT. Exterior updates include a lower roof profile, sharper lines, and rounded surfaces, which make this vehicle appear lower and wider than its predecessor. Under the hood, the Flying Spur features a twin-turbocharged 6.0 W12 liter engine that helps the vehicle to achieve 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds. The new Flying Spur will  reach top speeds of 200-mph making this the fasted four-door sedan Bentley has ever produced. The interior is updated with over 600-new components including the latest in entertainment features. Check out our video below to learn more.

Since we often see a number of Porsche models on our Show Floor here at TCLA, we thought you would enjoy exclusive coverage of the all-new 2014 911 GT3. The 911 celebrated 50 years in the U.S. by debuting at the New York Auto Show. The GT3 is equipped with a 3.8-litre flat-six cylinder engine that generates 475 horsepower. The new 911 is quicker than its predecessor with an estimated 0-60 sprint of just 3.3 seconds. A new front splitter and fully functional rear wing elements provide significant aerodynamic down force. Keep your eye out for the GT3 in the US this fall with an expected base price around $130,000.

Check out our photo album below that features a number of different luxury and exotic vehicles that we saw at the New York International Auto Show.

Mazda2 B-Spec Racecar Build

Phase 3: The Roll Cage and Wrap

With spring closing in, the Mazda 2 is making speedy progress to its completion. With all the performance modifications done and the interior completely removed we are ready to move onto phase three, the wrap and cage.
Designing and installing a roll cage is not a very simple task. To save us time and one massive headache we left it to the experts at S-Box Engineering to design the Mazda 2′s roll cage.