2019 April Cruise Night – Granite City

It was a cool spring day, with rain predicted. Marty Heitkamp was the only brave soul who brought his Viper. We had a good turnout, with 23 in attendance.

We also had a chance to celebrate Elaine Heitkamp’s birthday!

Thanks to Rick Jakacki, our Cruise Night Director, and everyone who attended.

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2019 April Cruise Night - Granite City

2019 JD Indoor Karting

On March 30th, 15 came to do battle on the track, and only 3 made it to the winner’s podium. Congratulations to our winners (and their Track Names)
1st Place: John Wright (JDubs)
2nd Place: Jeff Morton (proracer44)
3rd Place: Gary Rappaport (Gas Guzzler Gary)
We’d also like to give a shout out to Tom Azzopardi, who drove his Viper from Canada. Unfortunately, he had daily driver issues and was forced to bring his Viper. To make matters worse, it began to snow as we were leaving.
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2019 JD Karting

2019 March Cruise Night – Steelhouse Tavern

Temperatures have been in the 40’s during the day and the snow is gone but winter is still hanging on. It was a brisk rainy evening. Marty Heitkamp wanted to bring his new ACR to the event if it didn’t rain. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. We still had a great turnout of 31 people. Steelhouse is of our favorites for the winter, where everyone can huddle around the fire pit.

We’d also like to welcome some our newest members, Carl and Leanne Dukatz, who came all the way from California, and attended their first MCVO event!

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2019 March Cruise Night - Steelhouse Tavern

2019 Winter Party

Many thanks to Mike and Diane Cipponeri. They planned another fantastic event. We had 43 people in attendance and everyone had a great time. The food and gambling were enjoyed by all. The “Morton” table especially was raucous but definitely livened up the place. This was a great way for our Viper friends to come together on an windy, rainy February evening.

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2019 Winter Party

2019 February Cruise Night – Rusty Bucket

Michigan had just seen a few days of extreme winter weather from snow, rain, to freezing rain. The day of our cruise, another couple inches of snow had descended, creating havoc for drivers thru-out the day. 18 of our toughest members braved the elements to come out and enjoy great camaraderie and good food.

Our server Zach handled our group with a smile and kept the food and drinks coming in a timely manner.

Many thanks to our Cruise Night Director, Rick Jakacki, who drove over 2-1/2 hours to attend.

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2019 February Cruise Night - Rusty Bucket

2019 GM Heritage Center Tour

Our club had the unique pleasure to tour The GM Heritage Center. The Center displays more than 200 of GM’s Concept Cars and Special Interest Styling/Performance One-Offs. It is not open to the Public so this is a great opportunity to see one of the greatest car collections in the World. We had about 12 members and their guests meet at The Pantry prior to the event. Others chose to meet at the event and we had approx. 18-20 in total. Unfortunately, our group photo did not capture everyone in attendance.

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2019 GM Heritage Center

2019 Feather Bowling

Winter has finally come to Michigan and it was a cold January day. Regardless, 25 MCVO members and their family braved the elements to come out and do battle on the Feather Bowling lanes. The teams were well matched and the competition was pretty intense.

In the end only one team can be the victors. Congratulations to The Roaring V-10’s. The team consisted of: Rose Klutz; Tiffany Sutton; Rich Maccani and Gary Rappaport.

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2019 Feather Bowling

2019 January Cruise Night – Camp Ticonderoga

Our winter has been pretty mild and everyone is trying to get back to their routines after the holiday season. We met at the festive Camp Ticonderoga for an evening of good food and friends. Camp “Ti” is still decked out in it’s “holiday attire” and was a beautiful backdrop for our evening.

There were 21 people in attendance.

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2019 January Cruise - Camp Ti

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