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 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 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 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