Stahl’s Museum Tour and Lunch – July 6th

Stahl’s Museum is home to over 80 cars dating from the 1886 Daimler prototype though virtually every decade of interesting and notable cars since. You may click here for a detailed look at their web site.

New exhibits include:
A 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer; and you thought hybrids were new tech!
The “Titanic Pub” a beautiful wooden bar stocked with Titanic memorabilia. It’s a great photo op.

See and hear the Museum’s many restored and operational automated musical instruments. Included is the gigantic Mortier 97 key dance organ built in Belgium in 1922 as well as regular tunes from the mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

The collection contains decades of gas pumps along with porcelain steel and neon signs from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. A full-size diorama of a Big Boy restaurant where you can sit in a booth or at the counter and listen to the jukebox playing your favorite 50s hits.
• Our day will begin at 11am where we’ll meet in the Stahl’s south parking lot (far side of the museum). They are located at 56516 N Bay Dr.
• Click here for directions to Stahl’s
• Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
• At around 12:00, or shortly thereafter, we’ll caravan to lunch at Bad Brads BBQ in Shelby Township. Their address is 6525 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township. You may click here for their web site and menu.
• Members are responsible for their own bill.
• Click here for directions from Stahl’s to Bad Brad’s.
• All we ask is that you click on the signup link below, so we can get an accurate count for planning.
The event coordinator is Bob Swartz. Bob can be reached at (248) 882-4301

2019 JNAP Tour – July 12th


Jefferson North Assembly Plant Tour

Members, join us on Friday July 12th, 9am – noon, for lunch and an exciting tour of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP),
2101 Conner Street Detroit MI 48215

Home of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, SRT Grand Cherokee, SRT TrackHawk, Dodge Durango and the SRT Dodge Durango.

Everyone will need to be at the plant by 8:30AM.  At 9:00AM we’ll be escorted in together and park the cars in the Atrium.  Detailed maps will be provided prior to the event.

This is a FREE event. The plant manager has graciously agreed to cover the cost of lunch and beverages.

This may be the last time MCVO tours the JNAP plant due to retooling in 2020.
Registration deadline is July 8th, at midnight.

18 and older only and no open toe shoes, or high heels. Long pants are required.

Event coordinator is Sam Milana. Any questions please call 586-243-1174 or

2019 Waterford Hills Track Day – July 13th

Registration Closed !!
A big thank you to our member Chad Quick, for putting our Motorsports Director, Mike Sutton, in contact with the SRT Group.
This allows us to participate in a track day, which reduces your cost and increases your track time.
The track is newly paved, just prior to last year’s schedule.

The schedule for Saturday July 13th, will be as follows:
• 7am – Registration and Tech inspection starts
• 9am – Drivers Meeting
• 10am – On Course
• 6pm – Track Closes
There will be plenty of track time for each driver.

There is limited space available, “First come, First served”.

Cost: $190 per vehicle if we can get more than 5 Vipers

This is also going to be a “family style” event, so bring the children.
There is no cost spectators, or those who choose not to run the track.

There will be a Car Show on site, both static and dynamic. At lunch, there will be slow laps to offer “ride alongs” to the children.

Mike Sutton will be providing ice and cold water thru the day.

Please click on the link below to fill out the form with your interests. You will be asked if you choose to run your vehicle or be a spectator. Mike will contact you with further instructions for registration and payment.

The cutoff was June 21st for signup.  We’re sorry but registration is closed!

Questions can be directed to Mike Sutton, at (586) 782-2225
or email

2019 July Cruise Night – Duggan’s Irish Pub, July 17th

Duggan’s Irish Pub
31501 Woodward Ave., R.O.
July 17, 2019, starting at 6:30pm

Duggan’s has been a landmark on Woodward for 34 GREAT YEARS & counting!

They have a full menu featuring their Famous “BIG CHIEF BURGER” along with Irish specialties. Duggan’s has many of the old favorite recipes that you may remember from the Totem Pole restaurant and Susie Q’s Fish & Chips. They also have 52 different draft beers on tap.

If you need directions, you can find them here. If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join when you can.

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

2019 Viper Day Cars and Coffee – July 20th

MCVO is pleased to announce a very unique event
High Octane Café and Bakery
Cars and Coffee
Saturday, July 20th, from 8am to 11am

High Octane Café & Bakery specializes in providing the highest quality baked goods and donuts in a modern upscale automotive themed environment.

Cars & Coffee events are held onsite during the Spring to Fall months, with each Saturday highlighting a different model of cars. The first 40 cruisers get a free coffee and a donut.

Please join MCVO members and other Viper owner’s on July 20th, for the “Viper Day” Cars and Coffee. Let’s get out there and show them an impressive parking lot full of Vipers. Last year we had 29 Vipers attend. This year, we’re hoping to break that record.

High Octane Café and Bakery is located at 1952 S. Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills and directions can be found here.

You may also click here for their schedule and web site.

2019 Mopars at the Red Barns – July 27th

July 27, 2019
The show runs from 9am to 4pm

It was great fun the last 4-years and this one is sure to be just as good.
The plan is to meet up at a location that is still to be determined in the Novi area, off of I-96, then caravan to the show together.

Departure time from the meet-up spot would be at 8:00am, arriving at the Gilmore Car Museum around 9:30am. The plan is to have reserved parking at the event so that all the Vipers can park together.

There is no upfront cost but each member will be responsible for their own food and admission to the Gilmore Car Museum when we arrive.

Participants will pay upon entering the Gilmore property.

Registration with admission (includes 2 people) is $20.00 per show car.

You may click on the following link to see the show web site and details.

Our Event Coordinator is Mike Cipponeri and he can be reached at:
586-677-1304 (h)
248-758-8703 (c)

Mike asks that you signup using the link below so he can get an idea of headcount and send out event information to the attendees before the event.

Dream Cruise Thursday Dinner – August 15th

Free Event for MCVO Members Only!!!

2019 Thursday Night Viper Dream Cruise
25th Anniversary Celebration of the MCVO Club

Come celebrate with your Viper family, while enjoying dinner and watching beautiful, unique classic cars cruise on Woodward Ave.

Date: Thursday, August 15 from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Dinner to be served at 7:00 pm. Rain or shine.

Location: Our parking venue is at 38500 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. Our lot is slightly north of Lone Pine Rd on the east side of Woodward. Click here for satellite view.

Cost: Free, Free, Free.

However, you must do 2 things:
First, signup using the link below
(Note: this is for the Thursday Night event only; not for the Saturday event).

Second, and this is most important, send a check payable to MCVO in the amount of $25, per Viper car, before August 8th to:
Diane Cipponeri
59861 Glacier Spring Dr. N.
Washington Twp., MI 48094

Upon your attendance at this event, Diane will personally return your check to you.

Food (included): Buffet style with 3 entrees, potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert, water and soft drinks.

This event is limited to Vipers only with one driver and one passenger – no exceptions!!

Our event coordinator is Diane Cipponeri.
Please contact her at 586-677-1304 (h) or text at 248-758-8703 (c) with any questions that you may have.

Looking forward to celebrating 25 years of MCVO with you!

2019 Saturday Dream Cruise – Aug. 17th

Motor City Viper Owners is proud to sponsor our Annual
Saturday Dream Cruise Event
Come join us anytime from 9am to 9pm
Same Location as Last Year!

Saturday August 17th, arrangements have been made for reserved parking at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The location is 38500 Woodward Ave. north of Big Beaver/Quarton on the East side of Woodward.

There will be restroom facilities available and bottled water will be provided by the club.

We are also pleased to welcome back Grillz On Wheelz, if you’d like to purchase food. They are one of the featured food trucks at the new pedestrian plaza in Downtown Detroit.

The cost is $20 per Viper (does not include food truck).

There is space available in the back of the lot for daily drivers but parking is very limited this year.

Click on the link below for payment with PayPal.

Click here to print your Parking Pass for entry and to view the event flier for complete details and maps!  There is also a mail-in registration for those that prefer sending a check.

There will be access in and out of the parking lot for those who would like to cruise and return to the lot.  Bring your chairs and tents so you can sit along Woodward and watch all the action.

Sam and Angelika Milana are the event coordinators. Contact Sam at or 586-243-1174

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

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.

(Note: To view all photos for this event, move your mouse or cursor toward the picture, then click on the directional arrows that will appear.) You may also click on a photo where you’ll be sent to Flikr and can download your favorite.
2018 Holiday Party