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.
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.
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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.
When the weather gets nice and we all get the itch to take our sports cars out of the garage, it’s hard to go for a spirited drive and use your favorite cars as they’re intended without putting others in danger or drawing the attention of your friendly neighborhood traffic cop. And therein lies the beauty of the track day. We’re fortunate enough to have a world-class racetrack just two hours away at Brainerd International Raceway and that’s exactly where we headed recently with over 40 cars and their owners to let loose and enjoy pushing our cars safely at speed.
Given the great time everyone had, we’re already planning another session this fall. Stay tuned for more information if you’d like to join us next time!
Eurowerks Wednesday Night GTGs – Wednesday, April 27th
Eurowerks is one of the most anticipated European car shows in Minneapolis every summer attracting a wide range of euro cars new and old. The group recently kicked off a twice-monthly Wednesday night get together for euro loving car nuts to hang out, talk cars and show off that spot free shine (or lack thereof). It just might be a perfect event to take the MHCC Porsche 911 coupe, VW Thing, Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio, or well, you get the idea.
Purple Rain at the Uptown Theater –Friday, April 29th
Uptown was the first single off of Prince’s third album, Dirty Mind, and it’s also one place you can see his movie Purple Rain on the big screen this Friday night. It’s playing at the Uptown Theater at midnight and if you’re hoping to get a seat you should act fast. We’re sure it will sell out before you can say little red Corvette.
Tunes n’ Toons Brunch – Saturday, April 30th
Few things kick off a Sunday morning better than a good brunch. Throw in some classic cartoons, a soundtrack from local vinyl aficionados and you’ve got a recipe that will satiate generations of hungry bellies. Swing by the Turf Club beginning at 10am Saturday for its weekly Tunes n’ Toons Brunch.
Russian Grand Prix Viewing Event – Sunday, May 1st
This weekend we’re hosting a BYOB party – Bring Your Own Borscht. That’s right, this Sunday morning Formula 1 makes the trip to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel all the way across the world to enjoy it. Simply stop by our humble little “Dojo” beginning at 6:30am Sunday to watch the race from flag to flag.
We were fortunate enough to get a peek at the all-new Aston Martin DB11 yesterday. The most powerful and efficient ‘DB’ model in Aston’s history brought some very British weather with it, but the rain wasn’t enough to stop people from getting out and enjoying this fantastic new vehicle.
Last night, we had the pleasure of unveiling the brand new Maserati Levante SUV. This was one of the first public reveals in the country and we were honored to have so many friends and customers there with us to see it. We’re really excited to start selling Maserati’s new twin-turbo V6-powered SUV soon and can’t wait to get behind the wheel too. With either 350 or 430-hp on tap, the Levante should scoot down the road pretty well with the air-suspension and Q4 all-wheel drive system soaking up the bumps and maintaining traction and confidence in all conditions. Pricing will start around $72,000 and we’re taking orders now.
Tribute Night at Amsterdam Bar and Hall – Friday, March 4th
Unless you have a Delorean and can time travel back to the early nineties it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to hear Weezer’s entire Blue Album, Alice in Chains’ Dirt and Nirvana’s Nevermind performed live from start to finish. Fortunately, you won’t need Marty McFly’s help this weekend because all three albums will be performed atAmsterdam Bar and Hall’s Tribute night. All this for just $10.
MMA at Mystic – Friday, March 4th
The last fight we saw at a casino was between two seniors trying to stake their claim on a lucrative penny slot. This weekend you can witness more intense fighting when the MMA heads to Mystic Lake. We’re not big on fighting, but you probably knew that since we’re looking for a Volkswagen Hippie Bus.
Bedrace for bridging – Saturday, March 5th
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in a warm bed — while hurtling down a snowy ski slope. If this sounds like your idea of fun you have to check out the Subway Bed Race for Bridging. This annual winter extravaganza pairs mattresses of all sizes with exuberant individuals looking for a different type of winter activity.
Minnesota Roller Girls Home Season Championship – Saturday, March 5th
Hell on wheels. That’s what we’d call our roller derby team if we had one. Alas, we don’t so we have to resort to watching others play. We’re in luck because theMinnesota Roller Girls Home Season Championship kicks off this Saturday.