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

2018 November Cruise Night – WaterMark Bar & Grille

The beginning of November has suddenly turned cold and most have placed their snakes in hibernation. Two of our members “braved the elements” to come in their cars. It was very gratifying to see them in the parking lot. We want to thank Al and Mike Prudhomme for letting us gaze at their cars and remember a fun-filled summer.

We had 23 in attendance for a night of good food and friends.

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2018 November Cruise Night - WaterMark Grille

2018 Cider Mill and Frankenmuth Tour

It was a very chilly start at our meet-point at Great Lakes Crossing. Eventually we made our way to the Past Tense Cider Mill for some delicious cider and donuts. Diane raffled off some great prizes and had gifts for all attendees. We made our way to Frankenmuth for a tasty lunch of fried chicken. We had a great turnout for a cold October day. We had approximately 36 attendees and 20 Vipers. Many thanks to our coordinators: Diane (and Mike) Cipponeri and Bob Swartz.

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2018 Cider Mill and Frankenmuth Tour

2018 October Cruise Night – Red Ox Tavern

It was a chilly October evening but we had a great turnout. There were 9 diehard Viper owners who brought their cars and approximately 30 attendees.

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2018 October Cruise Night Red Ox Tavern

2018 Snakes in the Grass

It was a beautiful cool, sunny morning in October. A perfect day for cider, donuts and cars. We had 15 in attendance. Many thanks to Jeff Grice for coming up with a simple but fun concept – have a get-together for Shelby inspired vehicles. As you can see from the photos we had a good sampling of Shelby’s, Cobra’s and Vipers. Canterbury Village was a perfect backdrop for our group. Also, good luck and many thanks to Made in Michigan Market for their grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and the free cider and donuts.

Also, we had a new member join. Everyone give a warm MCVO welcome to Tony Smith (who bought Ed Swanson’s car). You’ll note in picture 010 that Tony is standing with Marty and Bruce. Tony is holding his new membership packet.
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2018 Snakes in the Grass

2018 Put-In-Bay

About 18 members in 11 Vipers made the approximate 3 hour journey to Put-In-Bay Ohio, starting September 24th. They gingerly loaded their prized vehicles onto the ferry to cross Lake Erie. As you can see from the photos everyone made it safe and sound and they had a great time.

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2018 Put-In-Bay

2018 Fall Tech Day – October 5th/6th


FALL TECH DAY
October 5th and 6th, 2018
It’s been many years since we’ve had a MCVO Dyno Day. This year we are teaming up with our friends at the Cobra Club, and Prefix, to offer our members a chance to see what their snakes are “putting down at the rear wheels”.
This is a perfect opportunity to see what gains you’ve made, especially if you’ve made recent changes. Horsepower and torque will be calculated and each owner will be given a printout.

The “official” Tech Day is Saturday October 6th, but we are also offering a second day, Friday October 5th. Prefix is confident they can handle about 8 cars per day. With both clubs using the Dyno, a second, lower cost weekday was added.

Location:
PREFIX, 3500 Joslyn Road, Auburn Hills. Click here for directions.
Dates and Costs:
Friday, October 5th at $100 per vehicle.
Saturday, October 6th at $125 per vehicle.
Each vehicle will get 3 pulls and there is an 8 car maximum per day.

This is a Viper and Cobra event only given the limited availability of time slots.

We understand that each owner does not want to sit around all day, waiting for their turn. Our coordinator, Dick Winkles, has offered to create time slots, and assign each member to an approximate slice of time. He recommends you come in about 30 minutes ahead of your start time.

To signup, please click on the applicable link, below, for the day you would like to attend.

Once you have signed-up, contact Dick (via email at: my600hp@gmail.com) and let him know what day you would like to attend and your preferred times slots (1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice) between 8:00AM and 4:00PM on that day.

The cutoff for signup is September 30th.

Spectators are welcome, but ear protection is required.

The event coordinator is Dick Winkles and he can be reached at (248) 379-1265


2018 CPG Autocross

This is one of our favorite driving events and this year was no exception. We had approximately 50 drivers competing for a trophy in their class. Thanks to Sam Milana, Mike Sutton and all the volunteers who made this Autocross one of the best. We’d also like to recognize our winners:

Gen 1 – Bryan Aitken
Gen 2 w/o ABS – Wil Thorne
Gen 2 w/ABS – John Hayes
Gen 3 – Mike Menuck
Gen 4 – Jason Hallberg
Gen 5 – Zach Thompson
Fastest Female – Ann Rappaport
Fastest Time of the Day – Jeff Lambert
Most Cones Killed – Bob Swartz

Also many thanks to Ann Rappaport and Anthony Grifka for these great photos!

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2018 CPG Autocross

2018 Snakes in the Grass Cars and Coffee – October 13th from 9am till noon


Snakes in the Grass
Shelby Inspired Cars and Coffee at Canterbury Village
October 13, 2018
9am till noon

Just when you thought we may be slowing down for the fall season, we still have many more great events planned!

Working with our Cobra friends, we decided to create a local event at a really cool venue, to bring together all cars inspired by Carroll Shelby.

Members of Motor City Viper Owners along with the Great Lakes Cobra Club, and Shelby American Automobile Club are invited to the inaugural
Snakes in the Grass Cars and Coffee at Canterbury Village.

The plan for the first year is simple. We are treating this event as a “cars and coffee” style event. Arrive around 9:00, hangout, catch-up with old friends, make new friends, etc. The Yates Cider Mill will be in full-swing, so plenty of cider, coffee and donuts will be available.
If we get a good turnout, we’ll build it to a bigger event next year.

Vehicles should enter at the North Entrance. George Acree will be there to direct people. Jeff Grice (Cobra Club) will be by the Cider Mill to help people park. Parking will be in front of the cider mill and depending on the number of cars, we will extend along the Court, where the shops are.

Canterbury Village is located at 2359 Joslyn Ct, Orion Charter Township. Please click here for directions.

The event is free, but we ask that you signup, so we can gauge interest. Please click on the link below, to be taken to the signup page.

The event coordinator is Bruce Heckman.
He can be reached at (248) 760-1722.