June Cruise In – June 20th

Bullfrog’s Bar and Grill
2225 S Ortonville Rd
June 20, 2018, starting at 6:30pm

Bullfrog’s is nestled on the banks of Lake Louise in Ortonville.

They are located just a hop, skip and a jump off I-75 exit 91, 5 country miles north of the freeway.

Unique in design, Bullfrog’s is a one-of-a-kind, very diverse, full service restaurant. They offer our group an upbeat atmosphere, quality food that looks as great as it tastes, a newly expanded deck area with a full service bar and a lake view that is second to none.

In addition, we will have a secured area for parking our Vipers.

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.

2018 Spring Tech Day

About 14 members came out on a cool wet day, to talk cars at Bill Gill’s house. Many thanks to our very own Dave Buchesky, who gave a very interesting talk on his role and some of the decisions made on the Gen 1/Gen 2 suspensions.

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2018 Spring Tech Day

Stahl’s Museum Tour and Lunch – July 7th

July 7, 2018, Starting at 11:00am

The Stahl Museum has over 80 cars on display ranging from the 1886 Daimler prototype to the muscle cars of the 1960s with special emphasis on the great cars of the 1930s and 1940s.

The Museum is home to a number of restored and operational automated musical instruments dating from the early 20th century. See and hear the gigantic Mortier 97 key dance organ built in Belgium in 1922.

The collection contains decades of gas pumps along with porcelain steel and neon signs from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Step back in time in 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 main Stahl’s parking lot (56516 N Bay Dr.). The museum is open to the public, so if we’re unable to park together, they also have offered us their overflow lot on the south side of the building. Click here for directions.
• Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
• At around 12:30 – 1:00, we’ll caravan to lunch at New Baltimore’s famous Bad Brads BBQ (35611 Green St.). Members are responsible for their own bill. Click here for directions from Stahl’s.
• All we ask is that you click on the signup link below, so we can get an accurate count for planning.
The event coordinators are Gary Rappaport and Bob Swartz.
Gary can be reached at (248) 462-0486.

JNAP Tour – July 26th

Registration for this event has ended!

Jefferson North Assembly Plant Tour

Members, join us on Thursday July 26th, 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.

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 sfm79@hotmail.com


Jeff Morton Viper Picnic – June 24th

June 24, 2018 starting at 1:00pm

Our new “old” member Jeff Morton and his wife, Rachel, are opening up their beautiful home to our club.

The event will start at 1pm, and go till ?? (When the last person leaves!)

Jeff’s address is: 4852 N. Harsdale, Bloomfield Hills. You can click on the link for directions. There is ample parking at Jeff’s or his neighbors for our Snakes!

Members are encouraged to bring their bathing suits, a lawn chair and their beverages of choice.

Your Board has authorized a subsidy, so the food is on MCVO! That’s correct, this will cost you nothing!

All we ask is that you sign up, using the link provided, below. This way we can get an accurate count for buying the provisions. The cutoff for signup, will be June 22nd.

Our event coordinator is Diane Cipponeri and she can be reached at 586-677-1304 or text at 248-758-8703.

July Cruise Night – Duggan’s Irish Pub, July 18th

Duggan’s Irish Pub
31501 Woodward Ave., R.O.
July 18, 2018, starting at 6:30pm

Duggan’s has been a landmark on Woodward for 33 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.

Mopars at the Red Barns – July 28th

July 28, 2018
The show runs from 9am to 3pm
It was great fun the last 3-years and this one is sure to be just as good.

Sinclair Grill is now closed, so we have a new meet-up spot:

BP Gas Station, 8340 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48114.  Click here for directions.


Each member will be responsible for their own food and admission to Gillmore.

Participants will pay upon entering the Gilmore property.

Registration with admission (includes 2 people) is $20.00 per show car; $5.00 for each additional person.

You may click on the following link to see the show brochure.

Our Event Coordinator is Bob “Crusin” Swartz and he can be reached:
c 248-882-4301
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Bob asks that you signup, using the link below, so he can get an idea of headcount and send out the route instructions to attendees.

Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise – August 5th

Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise
August 5, 2018
Noon to 6pm

Baker College once again invited MCVO members back to attend Macomb County’s largest cruise.
The Cruise route is Gratiot Avenue from 14 Mile Road to Wellington Crescent (north of Metropolitan Parkway) and back, with Baker College directly in the middle of the action.

The cruise officially starts at noon, but you can arrive beginning at 10am.
There will be reserved parking for our snakes and bring your lawn chairs. Coolers are welcome too.

Baker College is located at 34401 S Gratiot Ave, and directions can be found here.
If you would like more information on the cruise, you may visit their web site here.

To help us gauge interest, we ask that you signup for this totally free event, using the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our host, Jason Pontello, at (586) 899-2977.

2018 Viper Dream Cruise Dinner – August 16th – Rain or Shine!

Come ONE, Come ALL To Our MCVO

2018 Viper Dream Cruise Dinner !!
Thursday, August 16th starting at 6:00pm
Rain or Shine !!

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

Cost: This fantastic evening is only $15 per person. You need to signup and pay using our convenient Event Registration PayPal link below. For those that prefer to write a check, please click here to download the form.
The deadline is August 12th, for signup and payment.

Event Date: Thursday, August 16th, from 6:00pm till 10:00pm. Pizza will be served at 7:00pm.

Food (Included): Pizza; Salad; Soft Drinks and Dessert.

Diane also has some giveaway’s, to be awarded.

Please bring your Snake and lawn chairs. Join fellow MCVO members to watch classic vehicles cruising on Woodward. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy Dream Cruise week.

Our event coordinator is Diane Cipponeri and she can be reached at 586-677-1304 or text at 248-758-8703.