2018 Cider Mill and Frankenmuth Tour – Oct. 21st


October 21st – 8:30 AM

Join us for some fun Viper cruising with friends, cider, donuts, and good food! What could be better!

Our scenic Viper cruise will start at Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall with a fun stop at Past Tense Cider Mill in Lapeer. From there, we’ll head on to Frankenmuth for lunch at the elegant Lorelei Lounge located at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. (NOT the restaurant).

At 8:45 AM we’ll need to be gathered in the mall parking lot between parking markers 7B and 7D which are located near AMC Star Great Lakes 25 for our drivers meeting.

Your DOOR PRIZE ticket for the drawing at the Cider Mill will be handed out during the drivers meeting! Don’t be late!!

Route details will be sent in a future email to all participants.

From the mall we’ll cruise through some back road scenery to Past Tense Cider Mill where we’ll enjoy some cider and donuts courtesy of MCVO! We’ll have plenty of time to browse the antiques, local arts and crafts, and Halloween goods before heading to Frankenmuth. We’ll be rolling out of Past Tense at noon SHARP!

In Frankenmuth we have the Lorelei Lounge and Schnitzelbank Bier Garten reserved for our private use. Order authentic German dishes, their world famous fried chicken or whatever pleases you from the Bavarian Inn Restaurant menu. Afterwards, feel free to enjoy the walk across the covered bridge and browse the shops along Main Street before heading home.

Please use the link below to register so we can get an accurate head count for the cider mill and restaurant.

Event Coordinators:
Bob Swartz (Cruise)
Cell: 248-882-4301
racerbob@comcast.net

Diane Cipponeri (Cider Mill & Lunch)
Home: 586-677-1304
Text: 248-758-8703

2018 November Cruise Night – Nov. 7th


WaterMark Bar & Grille
November 7, 2018 starting at 6:30pm
Please note that the Cruise Night is earlier in the month

WaterMark bills itself as American pub grub with global influences offered in a spacious, lakefront venue. They combine a great casual atmosphere with just a bit of elegance and offer a great view of Lake St. Clair to enjoy along with the company of your MCVO friends.

You may click here for a sample of their menu.

WaterMark Bar & Grill is located at 24420 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores.

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.
He can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.

2018 September Cruise Night at Golling M1

A truly one-of-a-kind Cruise Night. MCVO was warmly received by Bill Golling at his beautiful garage in the M1 Concourse. Bill and the M1 staff went out of their way to make this a fabulous event. We are fortunate to have numerous members with garages at M1.

We had a total of 89 members and their guests who signed up for this event. In addition to a fantastic meal, we were “entertained” by being able to watch some hot laps on the track.

Many thanks to our host Bill Golling and our Cruise Night Director and Social Director, Rick Jakacki and Diane Cipponeri for their hard work in putting on this great event.

A big shout out to Tim Estheimer for the great meal from Primo’s and many of these amazing pictures.

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2018 Golling September Cruise Night

2018 Bocce Ball – November 18th

WHERE: Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights
Click here for directions
WHEN: Sunday, November 18th
TIME: 4 P.M. until 8 P.M.
COST: $20.00 Per Person
Family-style dinner will be served at 4:30 P.M. and will consist of cheese pizza; pizza with cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms; house salad; Fettuccine Alfredo; mostaccioli w/meat sauce; bread basket and of course, dessert. Soft drinks, coffee, tea are also included and a cash bar is available.

After dinner, we will compete for the coveted bottle of wine trophies!

Come out to hone your Bocce Ball playing skills with your MCVO family at this much anticipated annual event.

We are all a little Italian when we play Bocce!

Last Day to register is November 10th.

Event Coordinator:
Diane Cipponeri
(h) 586 677-1304
(c) 248 758-8702

Please sign up using the link below

2019 January Cruise Night – Jan. 16th


MCVO Presents our first Cruise Night for 2019!
Camp Ticonderoga
January 16th, starting at 6:30pm

Camp Ticonderoga is an upscale, yet rustic, bar & grill that has been serving their famous Jack Daniels BBQ Ribs, Certified Black Angus steaks, fresh fish and cooked-to-order chocolate chip cookies, since 1996. You may click here for a sample of their menu.

Located on Rochester Road overlooking the scenic public golf course, Sylvan Glenn, Camp Ti boasts a comfortable, inviting Adirondack atmosphere, complete with knotty pine walls, mission style furniture and unique antler fixtures.

In addition, legend has it that Camp Ti is inhabited by a ghost, known as Hannah.

Camp Ticonderoga is located at 5725 Rochester Road, Troy. Click here for directions.

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.

2018 Holiday Christmas Party – December 1st


We are happy to announce that we are returning to the prestigious Detroit Yacht Club for our holiday party in response to the overwhelming request from our membership at the Spring Brunch.

This event is being heavily subsidized by MCVO because of the great participation at our events this past year.
Come and enjoy a memorable evening with your MCVO friends.

Price includes:
• Appetizers
• Dinner
• Dessert
• DJ and dancing
• Cash bar
• Gifts
• Prizes

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Place: Detroit Yacht Club, 1 Riverbank Dr., Detroit. Click here for directions.
Please note there is no entry fee to enter onto Belle Isle, if you tell the guard at the island entry toll booth, that you are going to the Detroit Yacht Club.

Dress Code:
Ladies: “After 5” dress attire
Gentlemen: Suit or Tux

Reservations are now closed! No late sign-ups can be honored.

Any questions please contact Diane Cipponeri
586-677-1304 (h) or text at 248-758-8703 (c) or mikecipp@comcast.net

2019 Feather Bowling – Jan. 20th


Join us for an afternoon doing a fun filled event – Feather Bowling!  The event is being held at the Bath City Bistro located at 75 Macomb Place in downtown Mt. Clemens on Sunday, January 20 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  The cost of the event is $21 per person and includes feather bowling and a pizza buffet served at 5:30 pm.  A cash bar is available.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Come on out and forget about the weather and enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and of course great friends!  Free parking is available throughout the downtown area.  Casual attire.

The event coordinator is Diane Cipponeri and she can be reached at 586-677-1304 or text 248-758-8702.

Registration is now closed!

2018 Lapeer Dragway Event

In all there were 7 Vipers and 1 Hellcat Challenger (Dick Winkles) running Time Trials. The fastest time of the day was Jeff Morton’s G4 (Prefix 9.0L Extreme) at 11.63@136mph.

Many thanks to Kathy Howell and Mike Sutton for photos.

You may click HERE for a few of Mike Sutton’s drone footage.

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2018 Lapeer Dragway

2018 Lighthouse Tour

This was our very first Lighthouse Tour and the weekend could not have been any nicer. The weather cooperated the entire weekend. We had 28 cars and 51 attendees. Many thanks to Mike Sutton and Susan Andring. They put on a fantastic event and the attention to detail was phenomenal. We also would like to thank Roy Sjoberg for hosting our picnic on Sunday. We even picked up a new member, Tim Wieczorkowski, who we met at a lighthouse. Please welcome Tim at one of our many upcoming events.

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2018 Lighthouse Tour

2018 Lapeer Dragway Event – Sept. 15th


Lapeer Dragway
September 15, 2018
• The day will begin at approximately 9:30 am, where we’ll meet at Clubhouse 81 restaurant parking lot. They are located at 3880 Lapeer Rd, Auburn Hills (across the street from the Palace). Click here for directions. We will then caravan over to Lapeer Dragway.
• For those that live in the area, they may meet us at the final destination, (2691 Roods Lake Rd, Lapeer) by 11 am and can click here for directions.
• Gates open at 11am
• The cost is $40 for car and driver, $20 for pit pass and $2 parking for spectators.
• The track follows NHRA rules, but in past events, we’ve seen where they will allow our stock vehicles.
• At a minimum, we ask that you wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring your helmets and Gen 1 owners should bring their tops and side curtains.
• There is no advance payment required, you’ll pay at the gate, but we ask that you signup, so we can gauge interest. Please click on the link, to be taken to the signup page.

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