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Macro Machines at Gamut Gallery – Now through April 23rd

In his latest works artist Russ White uses artistic interpretations of his childhood micro machines to bring satirical visions of adulthood to life. Admittedly this all sounds a little too deep for us so we’ve created our own summary: see some pretty sweet illustrations of exaggerated childhood toys. If imagery of monster trucks jumping off the page inspires you beyond face value consider it a bonus.

MNC&C – Saturday, April 2nd

This Saturday months of pent up automotive enthusiasm will get released at the first MNC&C of the season. If hundreds of great cars on display isn’t a big enough draw (which they should be) you can always just stop by to say hello to us. We’ll be there with the brand new MNC&C shirt available at our tent. We’ll also have a handful of MHCC cars on display, including the infamous Mazda Rotary pickup.

Northwest Sportshow – March 30th through April 3rd

While we certainly won’t dissuade you from coming in and kicking the tires at any one of our dealerships this weekend we also recommend doing so at the Northwest Sportshow. Where else can you buy a RV, pontoon boat, crossbow and John Deere front end loader all in one spot?

Bahrain Grand Prix Viewing Party – Sunday, April 3rd

Round two of the Formula 1 season heats up this weekend as it heads to Bahrain. Will we see another Mercedes one-two finish or will Ferrari upset the silver arrows? The best way to find out is to join us at the MHCC Dojo at 10am. Bring a friend. We dare you.

What’s going on 3/25-3/27

 

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Cuban Film Festival Thursday March 24th

The Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Cuban Film Institute, presents the 7th edition of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival. This Thursday marks the fifth film screening in a series of six. Just bring your Spanish translator because the films are in Spanish.

Macy’s Flower Show – Now until April 3rd

You don’t need to go to Denver to enjoy some good greenery. Over the next few weeks the eight floor of Macy’s downtown will come alive with grasses, tropical flowers, cacti, and other green and not-so-green flora.  It’s too bad we don’t have a VW bus in the MHCC fleet. It would fit this event perfectly.

Smoke Signals BBQ and Brewfest – Saturday, March 26th

Generally we’re not fan of smoke, whether it’s blue smoke from a tailpipe or any other variety, but we can’t turn down a little smoked barbeque. This Saturday Indeed Brewing is paring some of the finest BBQ with some of their tasty suds at Smoke Signals. Throw in an outdoor bonfire for good measure you’ve got a great trifecta.


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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Discerning Enthusiast

It’s that time of year again, folks.

The holiday season is upon us once again, and that means gifts.  Fresh out of ideas? Worry not – we’ve got you covered.

Autodromo Watches

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Smart watches are for chumps – but Autodromo Watches are for champs.  The creative vision of Bradley Price, these watches draw aesthetic inspiration from a golden age of motoring, when driving required style, panache, and perhaps a little bit of danger.

Triumph Street Twin – 900cc

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For those who can’t get enough classic styling, but perhaps prefer modern reliability. The 2016 Triumph Street Twin replaces the existing base Bonneville model, with the welcome addition of an upgraded 900cc eight-valve, high torque motor.  Updated from the ground up, this Bonnie gets a new chassis, new suspension, ride-by-wire throttle with traction control, slip assisted clutch, ABS, and LED lighting.  Triumph were also so kind as to release a few custom ‘inspiration kits’ you can purchase as a package!

Liveried Egg Chairs

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The perfect gift for the racing enthusiast in your life, these ‘egg chairs’ combine retro modern form with iconic styles to create functional automotive art. Using mid-century modern furniture as a canvas, Anthony Jannarelly and Benoit Fraylon create intricate designs that call back to the famous liveries of the legendary race cars of yesteryear.

WohnGeist Tool Set

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This gorgeous set of WohnGeist tools includes screwdriver, file, and pry bar handles, as well as the whole segmented 2m ruler and are made of Swiss pear wood that resists warping and splintering when exposed to moisture. The same wood, plus leather for the handles, serve as the materials for the tool set’s case. All of the tools are held in place inside the case with magnets, so carrying and opening it won’t cause a cacophony or result in metal spillage all over the shop.

BIR Track Day

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Tired of watching races from the comfort of your couch? Want to hop in the drivers seat and take the bull by the horns? A BIR Track Day is an immersive racing experience unlike any other – and with the option to either track your personal car or take the wheel of a spec racer, there’s something for everyone!

Subscription Boxes

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Whether you’re giving a gift or simply indulging for yourself, these subscription boxes are sure to please. And the best part? You don’t have to leave your house to buy them.  One of our favorites is DetailBox – every month you’ll receive 3 to 4 new sample products, which include polishes, waxes, tires polishes, etc.  If you like the product they often have exclusive, member-only coupons for the full product!  For the ladies in your life, we recommend Stitch Fix – clothing and accessories selected by a personal stylist and hand-delivered to her door.

Whiskey Stones

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Why water down your whiskey with ice?  These stainless steel cubes (or balls, take your pick) will actually keep your drink colder than ice, for longer than ice – and they won’t dilute that heavenly flavor.  If that’s not enough to sway you, they’re also completely non-porous, ensuring you’ll be able to use them over and over with no risk of cross-contamination.

 Smartphone Garage Opener

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This neat piece of tech from Chamberlain installs to your existing setup in minutes, and allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone and a Wi-Fi connection!  Never worry about having left your garage door open again – you can’t buy peace of mind like that.

Auto Floor Guard

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Protect that sweet, sweet garage floor from salt, snow, and other other miscellaneous nastiness with Auto Floor Guard – mildew and rot resistant fabric that has been tested to -40 degrees.  Available in multiple sizes, the fabric has a unique ultraviolet treatment that resists fading and material breakdown.  The perfect gift for those who love to keep everything in their life immaculately clean and well-ordered.

Leather Works Minnesota

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Purveyor of fine, handcrafted, leather goods Leather Works Minnesota is more than just a local company – they’re the vendor of choice for Morrie’s Heritage Car Connection’s leather needs.  Wallets, belts, travel accessories and much, much more are lovingly crafted by this Saint Paul-based establishment.  It’s worth noting that due to their huge popularity and the fact that everything is made by hand, they recommend you allow 2 weeks for shipping during the holiday season.

 911 Speedometer Cufflinks

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What more can be said about these cufflinks that the title doesn’t say already?  They look like the speedo from a freakin’ Porsche 911!  For the air-cooled enthusiast in your life.

Morrie’s Teen Driving School

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This comprehensive course gives young drivers the hands-on experience they need to avoid accidents.  Through a combination of classroom activities and engaging, hands-on exercises, this program teaches young drivers skills they simply cannot obtain in traditional driver’s ed programs. Each student is paired with a dedicated instructor who coaches them in his or her own car throughout the entire day. At the end of the program each student will have a vastly improved grasp of their car, vehicle dynamics, car control and lifesaving, proactive driving techniques.

Lego Creator Car Kits

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Who says Legos are just for kids?  If these Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, Porsche 911, and McLaren P1 sets don’t get your engine revving, there’s probably something wrong with you…

The Great Sleeping Bear

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Who among us hasn’t wished we could hibernate through the winter winter months, waking up as the last of the salt is cleared off the roads?  With this hand-made bear sleeping bag by Dutch Artist Eiko Ishizawa, the idea seems a little less far-fetched!  These individually numbered sleeping bags cost a mere $2,350 – a small price to pay for supreme comfort when the weather gets to be simply unBEARable (Yes, that pun happened. We regret nothing).

Happy Holidays, everyone!


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