All April Events Have Been Cancelled

MCVO Members –
On behalf of your Board of Directors we hope you are healthy and safe in light of the unfortunate COVID-19 virus pandemic we are all experiencing.  Because of the virus we have had to cancel all of MCVO’s March events and we are hereby announcing that unfortunately all of April’s events are also cancelled.

We will be monitoring the status of the world moving forward and will keep you informed about May and future events too.  We can tell you at this point that our Spring Brunch, originally set for May 17th, will be rescheduled.  We are in the process of verifying alternate dates with the venue and will notify you of the reschedule date as soon as it is available.

During all this disruption some members have wondered about the dues money normally used to subsidize events.  First of all, let us inform you that membership and dues have continued strong.  We have more than 10 additional members than we had at the same time last year.  Rest assured that your Board is working actively to ensure that this year’s dues will be utilized for direct member benefits during the upcoming months.  Certain events are being rescheduled and/or expanded and we are exploring some entirely new activities.  The money won’t just go into our treasury.

Finally, thank you all for your generous contributions to the medical staff at Beaumont.

We’ve all got to do our part to fight this invisible disease and look out for each other.
Until this all blows over please stay home and stay safe.

Bruce Heckman

2020 JD Indoor Karting – Cancelled!

Our Motorsports Director, Mike Sutton, has been in contact with JD Karting and they have informed him the facility is cancelling all events and will refund our deposit.

We are sorry that the event is cancelled (originally scheduled for March 28th) and we will begin to refund those that have registered and paid.

2020 Winter Party

Our thanks to Mike and Diane Cipponeri for creating another fantastic evening!  Diane had outdone herself in the creativity and love that she puts into the event and gifts.

We had a smaller turnout than past years, with 38 in attendance, but in no way did that diminish the fun that was had by all.  Our group is very competitive by nature and it was evident in the seriousness of the blackjack players and those cheering on their cars during Viper racing.

We also want to thank Pat Gall, for her contribution of some of the model Vipers, that Joe had acquired over the years.  Pat was very insistent that these be given away free, to our members.  One of those lucky recipients, was Barb Maccani, who won a basket of Joe’s cars, after her win at Viper racing.

Everyone had a great time and after our President queried the group about a Winter Party for next year, and all were in agreement.

I, for one, enjoy coming every year and seeing my Viper friends for an evening of good fun, food and camaraderie.

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2020 Winter Party

2020 February Cruise Night – Ikes

On a cold Wednesday evening in Sterling Heights, 16 brave souls ventured out for the monthly camaraderie of friends. They met up at Ikes, a Greek eatery for fine dining in one of their private rooms. Hummus and fresh vegies were the appetizer of choice. Laughter and catching up of past adventures was happily discussed.

The small turn out could be that the original west side location was still closed for remodeling and Ikes stepped in at the last minute to graciously accommodate our group.

We will be returning to the West side for our March outing so please check your emails for future updates.

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2020 February Cruise Night - Ikes

2020 February Cruise Night – February 19th

Unfortunately our previously chosen venue is still being remodeled and will not be open in time.  We are now moving to a new restaurant for the February Cruise.

February Cruise Night
(New Restaurant Chosen!!)

Join us February 19th, at 6:30 PM for our monthly cruise night as we head over to Ike’s Restaurant.

38550 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights

This is our second visit to this establishment which is a family-owned business, and has taken pride in serving authentic and traditional Lebanese dishes as well as American, Greek, and Italian.

If you need directions, you can find them here.

If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join us when you can.

Event Coordinator is Rick Jakacki and he can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.

We have a lot of new faces this year, so let’s help them get acquainted by wearing our name badges, if you have them.

2020 Winter Party – February 29th DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We’re having our annual Vegas style party.
The Gazebo Banquet Center,
February 29th from 6:00 to 11:30 P.M.
Dinner will be served at 7:00 P.M.

Enjoy a buffet dinner, cash bar, friendly blackjack games,
and the biggest prizes out of any of our events!!
Everyone is a winner during our Winter Party!

After much demand, we’re having our 4th annual Viper racing!
Come bet on your car and win tickets for the final prize drawings.

The cost for this event will be $35 per person.  Due to popular demand the sign up deadline is now February 24th.  You can sign up via the Event Registration link below.

Take this chance to get out of the cold and win a prize that could be worth more than your annual Club dues!

The Gazebo is at 31104 Mound Rd. Warren, and directions can be found by clicking here.

Contact Diane Cipponeri at 586-677-1304 or text at 248-758-8703

2020 Event of Interest – Potential Dates for GingerMan Raceway Outing

Our Motorsports Director, Mike Sutton, along with Eric (Trackalicious), are working to bring you a day at GingerMan Raceway.

GingerMan is considered the safest track in the region and among the safest of tracks in the nation.  This makes it perfectly suited for both the novice driver who is learning the ropes and the advanced driver who is pushing the threshold.

At this time, we have no details, other than 3 potential dates.  Also, Mike is opening up the event to all types of “track capable” vehicles.  Mike is trying to gauge interest and use the data to help negotiate rates.

If you are interested in attending, please click on the “Sign Up Now” button, below.  You may click on one or multiple “check boxes” to let Mike know your preference.  The choices are:
• August 29th & 30th
• September 5th & 6th (Labor Day weekend)
• September 26th & 27th
• I’m interested in attending a future driving event but these dates don’t work for my schedule

Mike will tally the results and try to pick a date that works for the majority of respondents.

If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact Mike Sutton, at:
(586) 782-2225

2020 January Cruise Night – Art & Jake’s

Everyone has been slowly recovering from their holiday madness.  We’ve been having weird unseasonable weather for December and January with temperatures in the 40’s.  Last week we had solid rain and flooding, only to see some light snow a couple days later.

Our Cruise Director, Rick Jakacki found us a new venue on the east side, where we can meet and greet our club friends, many of which we have not seen for quite a while.  I have it on good authority he’s found another new restaurant, on the west side, for February’s Cruise.

For a chilly Wednesday night, we had a great turnout, with 24 in attendance.  The weather was again in the 40’s and you could of almost brought your Viper, until it started to rain on the way home.

Our thanks to Rick for taking the time from his busy schedule, to find us great venues, every month.  The staff is always accommodating for our sizable group.

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2020 January Cruise Night - Art & Jake's

2020 January Cruise Night – Jan. 15th

MCVO Presents our first Cruise Night for 2020!

Art & Jakes
January 15th, starting at 6:30pm

Our Cruise Night Director, Rick Jakacki, has found a new venue for us to hang out.

At Art & Jakes, they strive to give their customers the best dining experience.  They have many dishes in their menu from all over the world. Everyone will surely find something they like from the variety of food they offer.

Their specialty is upscale casual in a sports bar environment.

You may click here for a sample of their menu.

Art & Jakes is located at:
44899 Mound Rd
Sterling Heights
Click here for directions

If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join when you can.

Event Coordinator is Rick Jakacki.
He can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.