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

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 High Octane Cars and Coffee – Viper Day

High Octane CafĂ© and Bakery in Bloomfield Hills invited MCVO to have their Viper be the featured car for their September 1st Cars and Coffee. We didn’t disappoint with 29 Vipers in attendance! Owners Tom and Janice wanted us to know that we are the largest group or club to have participated, out of all the previous invitations.

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2018 High Octane Cars and Coffee

2018 Harper Charity Cruise

Right up until the event, the weatherman was predicting rain. The Cruise Gods were on our side and gave us a beautiful summer day. The sky was clear and sunny with moderate temperatures. We had approximately 16-18 people attend and 11 Vipers. We had a potential new member and a couple of ex-members stop by to say hello.

A big thank you to John Huszti and his dad, John Huszti Sr., for putting on a great event!

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2018 Harper Cruise

2018 Dream Cruise Saturday

Our new location on Woodward was a big hit! We had ample parking and a beautiful shady grassy knoll overlooking Woodward. We had 71 cars and 125 people attend this yearly event that is one of our most popular. Sam and Angelika Milana put on another fantastic event and we thank them for their contribution to the club!

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2018 Dream Cruise Saturday

2018 Mercedes Benz Car Show and Plant Tour

We were very pleased that Bob Swartz found this hidden gem for our club. We had a plant tour, car show, Free t-shirts and Free lunch from some delicious food trucks. The weather was a little dicey but about 28 members and their guests, in 18 cars, enjoyed a fantastic event.

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2018 Mercedes Benz Car Show