2019 February Cruise Night – Rusty Bucket

Michigan had just seen a few days of extreme winter weather from snow, rain, to freezing rain. The day of our cruise, another couple inches of snow had descended, creating havoc for drivers thru-out the day. 18 of our toughest members braved the elements to come out and enjoy great camaraderie and good food.

Our server Zach handled our group with a smile and kept the food and drinks coming in a timely manner.

Many thanks to our Cruise Night Director, Rick Jakacki, who drove over 2-1/2 hours to attend.

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2019 February Cruise Night - Rusty Bucket

2019 GM Heritage Center Tour

Our club had the unique pleasure to tour The GM Heritage Center. The Center displays more than 200 of GM’s Concept Cars and Special Interest Styling/Performance One-Offs. It is not open to the Public so this is a great opportunity to see one of the greatest car collections in the World. We had about 12 members and their guests meet at The Pantry prior to the event. Others chose to meet at the event and we had approx. 18-20 in total. Unfortunately, our group photo did not capture everyone in attendance.

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2019 GM Heritage Center

2019 Feather Bowling

Winter has finally come to Michigan and it was a cold January day. Regardless, 25 MCVO members and their family braved the elements to come out and do battle on the Feather Bowling lanes. The teams were well matched and the competition was pretty intense.

In the end only one team can be the victors. Congratulations to The Roaring V-10’s. The team consisted of: Rose Klutz; Tiffany Sutton; Rich Maccani and Gary Rappaport.

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2019 Feather Bowling

2019 January Cruise Night – Camp Ticonderoga

Our winter has been pretty mild and everyone is trying to get back to their routines after the holiday season. We met at the festive Camp Ticonderoga for an evening of good food and friends. Camp “Ti” is still decked out in it’s “holiday attire” and was a beautiful backdrop for our evening.

There were 21 people in attendance.

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2019 January Cruise - Camp Ti

2019 GM Heritage Center Tour – Jan. 26th

Event of Interest
January 26, 2019  11am – 1pm

For the fourth year in a row, Pasteiner’s Collectables & Hobbies will once again be hosting a tour of the General Motors Heritage Center. 

The Center is located at 6400 Center Dr, Sterling Heights.

The Center displays more than 200 of GM’s Concept Cars and Special Interest Styling/Performance One-Offs. It is not open to the Public so this is a great opportunity to see one of the greatest car collections in the World.

Tickets are $20 per person (cash or check please) and are available at the store or at the door.

The tour is open to everyone so feel free to invite your friends, and neighbors. This is a perfect way to cure your car withdrawals in the middle of a Michigan winter.

For those that would like to meet for breakfast beforehand, suggested time 9am, at The Pantry, 34220 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights.

To help gauge interest for the event and breakfast, please click on the link below to signup. 

You may use the new web feature, Who’s Attending, to see who else is coming.  Please click here to see who has signed up for this great event.

Members will be responsible for their own admission and breakfast costs.

Questions can be directed to Gary Rappaport 
cell: (248) 462-0486
email: garyrppprt@gmail.com

2019 February Cruise Night – Feb. 13th

MCVO February Cruise Night
Hey “West Siders”, MCVO Cruise Night is coming to Northville! 
Our Cruise Night Director, Rick Jakacki, has reserved space for us at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, in Northville.
They serve a classic American fare using the freshest ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.  The meals are prepared from scratch daily, by their Executive chefs.
Please click here for a sample of their menu.

Where: Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, 15400 Sheldon Rd, Northville.
Click here for directions.
When: February 13th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm  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.

2019 Winter Party – Feb. 23rd


We’re having our annual Vegas style party.
The Gazebo Banquet Center,
February 23rd 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 3rd 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 and the sign up deadline is February 13th.  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

2019 Village Workshop Tour and Lunch – April 6th


Imagine a place with all of the tools, technology, and education
to make your ideas come to life.

This is not just a place with tools, it’s a place where artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and inventors collaborate to make things and start businesses. You’ll be inspired the moment you walk through the door!

MCVO Charter member Charlie Brown III is hosting a “Visit to the Village Workshop”

Where: 455 E. Cady St. Northville. Click here for directions.
When: Saturday, April 6th
Time: 10am
Cost: FREE!

After the workshop visit, lunch is planned at Poole’s Tavern,
157 E. Main Street, Northville. Members will be responsible for their own bill.

Please refer to the attached flyer, by clicking here, for detailed instructions on parking. You may also click here for a link to The Village Workshop web site.

All we ask is that you click on the Register link (below), so we can get an accurate count for planning.

You may click here to see who else from our club is attending this unique event.

If you have questions, please contact Charlie Brown at: chbrown3@gmail.com or text/call 734-358-2393

2018 Holiday Party

This year our members celebrated the holidays in grand fashion. There were 72 in attendance at the regal Detroit Yacht Club. Not only was the Yacht club decked out in it’s finest “holiday apparel” but so were our members. Throughout the year we see each other in jeans and t-shirts, but on this special occasion it was spectacular to see everyone dressed up.

Many thanks to our hosts and Social Director, the Klutz’s and Cipponeri’s. Diane lovingly wrapped a gift for every member household in attendance.

We also want to give a big thank you to Cruis’news who donated magazines and giveaways for our members.

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2018 Holiday Party

2018 Bocce Ball

This year winter seemed to come upon us very quickly. It was a cold November day but 45 attendees braved the elements to come out and do battle on the Bocce court. In the end, only one team stood victorious. The “Roadsters” are the new Bocce Champs for 2018!

Congratulations to: Angelika Milana, Barb Maccani, Rose Klutz and Mike Cipponeri. Also, all the engineers were very impressed with Mike’s design for a one-of-a-kind Bocce measuring device!

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2018 Bocce Ball