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

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