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 JD Indoor Karting – March 30th – Registration is Closed!

Please note later start time from previous years.

We will arrive at JD’s at 5:30pm, for a overview of the track, racing and safety rules. Helmets and head socks are provided, but you may bring your own.

Racing will begin around 6:00pm. Normally, a group will pay much more for this event, but our Board has approved a subsidy, that reduces the cost by 23%. The cost for this exhilarating evening is only $31.

If you’ve never been to JD’s, they recommend you create your driver profile online, before attending, to save time.  Click here to begin the process.

JD Karting is located at 44225 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Novi

Directions can be found here.

The event coordinator is Jeff Morton.
He can be reached at (248) 895-0540

Event of Interest – Dinner and Drag Queen Bingo – April 12th- Registration Closed!

Gary and Ann Rappaport, are your hosts, for a unique and hilarious evening. Drag Queen Bingo is an audience-participation Comedy Show with a Drag Queen Entertainer calling numbers and zingers and insulting everyone and everything. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe, but it’s all in good fun.

The evening will begin at 526 Main Piano Bar for dinner, beginning at 5pm. The restaurant is located at 526 S. Main St., Royal Oak.
Please note that dinner is optional if you’re unable to attend early.

After dinner, we will walk over to Five15 (Drag Queen Bingo)
located at 600 S. Washington, Royal Oak and arrive by 6:15-6:30pm.

The show begins at 7pm. Latecomers risk the wrath of the Entertainers and public ridicule, enter at your own risk.

If you were unable to dine with us, they offer a selection of finger food ranging from a variety of flatbread pizzas to nachos and quesadillas.
Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase.

We recommend parking at the South Lafayette Parking Structure at Sixth Street & Lafayette. The Lafayette Structure is a $3 flat fee and is a short walk to 526 Main and Five15. Please click here to view the map of the surrounding area showing parking and the venues.

This is a very popular event and unfortunately all tickets for the show are now sold out.

Due to some Mature Content and Liquor Laws, attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend.

Questions can be directed to Gary Rappaport,
(248) 462-0486 or at: garyrppprt@gmail.com

2019 April Cruise Night – April 17th

Granite City Brewery
699 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Granite City has won awards nationwide for Best Restaurant, Best Brunch, Best Patio, Best Beer, Best Martini and Best Burger.
Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual restaurant with an on-site brewery. The brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurants also showcase an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more.
The handcrafted beers are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries.
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.

2019 Event of Interest – Oakland Tech School Car Show – May 3rd

Our Friends at Great Lakes Cobra Club (GLCC) have invited us to a worthwhile event.
GLCC has made the commitment to help youth get involved with the car collecting hobby. As part of this commitment, they partnered with Oakland Tech School, 5 years ago, for the first annual car show for students.
It started with a few Cobras and other vehicles and has grown to 50-70 cars.
Students from each of the 20 programs from the Tech School are allowed time during their day to visit with the car show participants and learn about our cars and clubs.
The Culinary Arts students put on a great (free) BBQ for us and at the end of the day, students award handmade trophies to the winners.
The event is on Friday May 3rd (May 10th rain date) at 8:00 am.
Donuts and coffee are served
Noon is lunch and 2:00 pm is the awards ceremony
(each trophy is hand-crafted by the Auto Tech Students)
The location is: 5055 Delemere Ave, Royal Oak
Click here for directions.
Spread the word to your friends, and car clubs, so we can make this an even better event in 2019!
Please click on the signup link below to help us gauge interest. You may also follow the participation on our web site, under Who’s Attending.

2019 Spring Brunch – May 19th

24th Annual Spring Brunch
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
10am to 1:30pm

Meadowbrook Country Club
40941 W. Eight Mile Road
Northville, Michigan 48167
Click here for directions.

  • $35 Per Person 10 and over; Children under 10 are $10 each
  • 50/50 Raffle, and door prizes!
  • Order your new MCVO wearables for 2019
  • Joyce Allen / Member Of The Year Award Winner Announced
  • 2019 Schedule Of Events Reviewed And Directors reports
  • Group Photo for Snake Bites
  • Business Casual Attire – No jeans or shorts allowed
  • Registration deadline is May 9th for signup and payment

It’s only a matter of time before the weather breaks and it’s time to get your Viper Out!
Don’t miss one of the largest member gatherings!

To pay by check, you can use this form

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

2019 Snakes in the Hills – Sept. 6, 7 & 8th

This year we’re teaming up with the Ohio region for one of their finest events. It includes beautiful scenery, hiking and the pleasure of enjoying our Vipers.

MCVO Vipers will cruise and tour our way to a local Columbus Brewery on Friday night, where we’ll all join up for dinner.  The rest of the weekend we’ll mix in driving, hiking and great Hocking Hills experiences thru Sunday mid-day.  Excellent meals, new friends and a pack of Vipers!

The details are still being worked out. If you are interested in joining us for this great event we’re asking you to do two things now:

First, and this is very important!
You need to reserve your room(s) for the evenings of 9/6 & 9/7.
There are two hotels. One has very few of its unique rooms available.

Hotel choices:
Best Western:
Registration opens April 1 at noon and CLOSES July 25th
Rates – $129/night each for a 2 night stay or $179 for a 1 night stay.
Call 614-834-4790 Tell the representative you’re with the “Viper Car Club
Click here for their web site and details of their amenities.
This is the central gathering point for each day’s activities.

Dog House Hotel and Brewery:
Registration opens April 1 at noon and CLOSES April 15th at 11:30 PM
Rates – $164/night to $220/night
Call Lindsey or Kristin at 614-908-3054 between 9am-5pm.
If you leave a message they will get back to you within 24 hours.
Again say you’re with the “Viper Car Club
Dog House has limited rooms for both Friday and Saturday nights but it is a truly unique experience, the world’s first craft beer hotel, where you wake up inside a brewery.
Click here for their web site and details of their amenities.
This is our remote location you will need to go to the Best Western to join the main group.

Second, after you have reserved your room, register via the Event Registration Link below, so we can notify you at a future date with the itinerary and registration fee, as soon as the details get firmed up.

You must act now. For more info, call or text Bob Swartz at
248-882-4301 or racerbob@comcast.net

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