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.
Last night, we had the opportunity to unveil the all-new Bentley Bentayga to a number of our close friends and customers.
The Bentley Bentayga is the first SUV from the British automaker but still maintains all of the company’s luxurious DNA. With 600 HP and 660 ft-lbs of torque, the Bentayga is claimed to be the fastest production SUV in the world, hitting 60 MPH from rest in just 4.0-seconds and surging ahead to a top speed of 187 MPH. Despite having so much power on tap, inside the Bentayga takes SUVs to a whole new class of luxury with huge swathes of leather, wood, and metal throughout. The Bentayga also leads the way with technology, featuring 4G LTE WiFi, a pair of Android OS tablets for backseat passengers, a full-color head-up display, and a night vision mode. Of course, the trick air suspension system helps to make the Bentayga just as good off-road as on.
We can’t wait to start taking delivery early next year!
Last night Morrie’s Luxury Auto hosted a movie premiere party for the release of the new James Bond movie “SPECTRE” last night at ShowPlace ICON Theatre at West End with a pre-screening happy hour at The Loop. Continental Diamonds came out to support the event with a range of Omega watches including the special edition Seamaster worn by James Bond in the movie. To mark release of the movie, we features three gorgeous new Aston Martins in front of the theater, including the new 2016 DB9 GT model in special Spectre Silver.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the event last night and we hope you enjoyed the film!
This past Friday and Saturday, Morrie’s Luxury Auto had eight vehicles on display in the East Rotunda at the Mall of America as part of Fascination Motors, a proof of concept to see if having an automotive-centric store would bring in more shoppers. From the huge amount of feedback from mall-goers over the weekend, it seems like having Aston Martins, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and more is a nice treat to see in the mall. We also had an awesome time talking to everyone about the cars and sharing in the experience. We’d like to thank everyone that came out to the Mall of America this weekend who stopped by the rotunda to check out the Fascination Motors display and make it a success!