2019 Thursday Dream Cruise Dinner

The weatherman was predicting that rain may come thru in the afternoon. Some members said they had been rained on, in various cities surrounding our site.  The Viper gods were on our side and the rain appeared to go north and south of us and we never got a drop.

It was a beautiful evening and everyone had a great time. We had approximately 109 in attendance with about 55 Vipers.  Diane had specially made commemorative 25th Anniversary ornaments made for every member household.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Mike/Diane Cipponeri and Rick Jakacki for their hard work and dedication to our club.  We also want to thank the Board and volunteers for their help.  Without these people our events would not be as successful as they are.

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2019 Thursday Dream Cruise Dinner

2019 LaFontaine VIP Event at M1

This was the second year that LaFontaine Automotive Group invited our club to their beautiful garage at M1. The weather was perfect and everyone in attendance was treated to great food and adult beverages.

We had approximately 69 people in attendance and about 40 Vipers. From the looks of the pictures, it appears it was a MCVO event. Before we left we thanked the LaFontaine family for their hospitality and told them we look forward to next year.

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2019 LaFontaine VIP Event at M1

MCVO 25th Anniversary Commemorative Shirts


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Motor City Viper Owners – we are offering a specially designed shirt to show off this event.

If you ACT FAST – we will have these shirts available for delivery for you at the Woodward Dream Cruise events.

These are 100% soft Pima Cotton shirts by Devon & Jones (for those members who went to the 2008 Wine Tour – this is the same high quality shirt)

Men’s and Ladies Polo
Note: Ladies shirt has a nicely designed V-neck with 2-buttons

2 Colors available: WHITE (with black logo) –OR– BLACK (with a white logo)
Price: $22 (with embroidered logo)

You must order NO LATER than Monday, August 5th, by 9pm, to have your merchandise available for pickup at the Thursday night Woodward Event.

NOTE: Your order will not be complete until you submit payment.

You must do 2 things:
First, create your shirt order using the “Order Here” button below. After entering your shirt information, click the Submit button at the bottom of the questionnaire. Remember the total number of shirts you ordered!

Second, and this is most important, click on the “Pay Here” button below, and manually enter in your total shirts ordered into the PayPal payment system.

Complete your order and payment, no later than August 5th, by 9pm.

Contact Diane Cipponeri for information or questions
586-677-1304 (h); 248-758-8703 (c)
mikecipponeri@comcast.net

2019 High Octane Bakery Cars and Coffee – Viper Day

High Octane Café and Bakery in Bloomfield Hills invited MCVO to have their Vipers be the featured car for their 2nd annual Cars and Coffee – Viper Day. It was predicted there may be rain and some of us experienced some light showers coming and going. We still didn’t disappoint with 20 Vipers in attendance.

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2019 High Octane Bakery Cars and Coffee

2019 July Cruise Night – Duggan’s

There was some concern where the weather forecasts were predicting rain, but our prayers were answered and it was a beautiful summer day with temps in the high 80’s and sunny. We had a great turnout with 44 in attendance and 25 Vipers.

After dinner, we went back to our cars and watched the cruisers on Woodward. We even had a few fans stop by to admire our cars.

Our thanks to Rick Jakacki for another great Cruise Night, along with Ron Stene and Ann Rappaport for these great photos.

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2019 July Cruise - Duggan's

2019 JNAP Tour

The fifth annual Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) tour was held on July 12th. The weather was perfect with sunny and dry conditions for the 27 guest and 14 Vipers. For 23 of the 27 guest, it was their first time visiting JNAP. It was nice to see so many new faces, especially David and Laura Camire, MCVO members from Lakewood Ranch Florida, who flew up to attend their first MCVO event and see an automotive assembly plant.

Our thanks to everyone at JNAP for their help in planning and preparing this event. We also want to thank Sam Milana for his support and coordinating the event, along with the photos shown below.

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2019 JNAP Tour

2019 Stahl’s Museum Tour and Lunch

It was a hot, muggy summer day. It was perfect weather for a Viper event. Bob Swartz coordinated our yearly tour of Stahl’s. We had a couple of new members who had never visited and were glad for the opportunity. We had 13 in attendance and 8 Vipers. The Rappaport’s saw that rain was predicted for the afternoon, so we also had 1 Fiat. After our tour of Stahl’s, we had a nice little cruise over to the Bad Brad’s Bar B Q on 23 Mile Road.

We want to thank Bob and John Huszti Sr., for buying appetizers for the table. After a great lunch, Bob suggested we head over to an ice cream shop where they serve Ashby’s Sterling, which has a higher fat content, than most ice creams.

It was a small group but everyone had a great time!

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2019 Stahl's Museum Tour and Lunch

2019 Cohoctah Cruise

It was officially the first day of summer and it was a perfect day for a cruise and outdoor event. The sun was shining, without a cloud in the sky and temps around mid-70’s. We had 27 in attendance with 16 Vipers. We met at a Park and Ride, and were led on a scenic hour-long cruise thru Livingston County, by Mike Sutton, to our destination, the McClorey home. It was a perfect way to enjoy our cars as we wound our way thru the countryside.

We’d like to thank our hosts, Paul and Alison for inviting us to spend the day on their beautiful property.

Rick Jakacki came early to help with cooking the various meats. There was a huge assortment: chicken, brisket, salmon and ribs, all deliciously smoked in Pauls’ own smokehouse. There was an assortment of side dishes and deserts, with a special cake decorated for the event. No one should of gone away hungry.

We’d also like to thank the Cipponeri’s, who came early and all those who helped during the event.

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2019 Cohoctah Cruise

2019 June Cruise Night – Moose Preserve

It’s been a wet and cold May and June in Michigan. Occasionally we’ll get in a warm sunny day and a car event. Depending on which weather site you visited, the rain was coming early in the evening or holding off till late. A few of our members were concerned and opted to bring their daily drivers. We still had a great turnout with 33 in attendance and 14 Vipers. Moose Preserve was very accommodating by “coning off” a section of their very full lot.

We’d also want to congratulate Ken and Sue Krupansky who came to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on that exact date.

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2019 June Cruise - Moose Preserve

2019 CEMA Charity Car Show

We finally got a break in our weather, with sunny skies and the temperature hitting 81 degrees. The CEMA Car Show is one of our favorites and we have a long history with CEMA. We had a great turnout with approximately 17 Vipers.

JonB from Parts Rack donated Viper pins for every Viper attending.

We had a few notables: Dave Buchesky brought his Gen 2 coupe that he recently purchased; Marty Heitkamp brought his beautiful ACR with it’s new stripes; Jerad Marble (who is not a member) brought his Gen 5 Carbon Edition; Paul LaPlant and his wife, came all the way from Ohio.

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2019 CEMA Car Show