2019 CPG Autocross

The autocross is always a great event, even with a few hiccups, and a few late afternoon sprinkles, it was still super fun.  LOTS of smiles from drivers inside their cars.  We had about 45 members, and their guests in attendance.

Also, a few cones stuck under Vipers as well, but you’ll have to look closely for those.

Here are your class winners:

Gen 1 Bryan Aitken 71.047

Gen 2 Michael Sutton 66.222

Gen 2 with ABS Paul McClorey 69.392

Gen 3 Pat Combs 65.597

Gen 4 Corbin Hallberg 67.964

Gen 5 Jeff Lambert 64.507

Fastest Time of the Day Ralph Gilles 62.723

Rookie of the Year CORRECTION

Timothy Tim Schmitt 69.144,

runner up Mike Doljevic 71.563

Fastest Female Susan Andring 74.025

Most Cones Killed Raoul Eiseman

Congrats to all.

Big shout out to everyone that volunteered.  It truly is a monumental task with a lot of behind the scenes people putting this together.

Our thanks also go out to Susan Andring for the many fantastic photos she took while on the trip.  Please click here, to be taken to SmugMug, where you can view or download.

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2019 CPG Autocross

2019 Snakes on Telegraph

On September 13th, the MCVO, Cobra and Shelby clubs were invited to partake in the festivities for the re-opening of the Southfield Dealers Body Shop.  Originally the response was overwhelming, but as the day approached, the weather forecast was dismal.

Our host created space inside one of their bays, for most who brought their beloved cars.  Depending on when you arrived, you either missed the rain or were caught in the deluge.

Inside their showroom, special showcase cars were featured.  Bob Swartz and Lori/Sandi Emerling displayed theirs, along with 2 Cobras and a Marcos.

Even with the inclement weather we still had a great turnout, with about 22 in attendance and 13 Vipers.  There was music, food, refreshments, giveaways, and raffle prizes.  Some of our members won expensive Apple Air Pods and Fitbit Versa’s.

Our thanks go out to our host Rick Sheldon, and co-coordinators Bruce Heckman and Jeff Grice (Cobra).

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2019 Snakes on Telegraph

Snakes in the Hills

MCVO teamed up with the Ohio VOA club to experience a fantastic trip thru Ohio. The roads there are billed “as good or better than Tail of the Dragon”. The MCVO club had about 13 Vipers in attendance and the Ohio club had 10. Watching the film clips of 23 Vipers racing thru the hills of Ohio were pretty impressive.

Our thanks go out to Bob Swartz and the Ohio club coordinators for all the work that went into planning such a great event. Given all the smiles and stories we’ve heard, it appears everyone had a great time.

Our thanks also go out to Susan Andring for the many fantastic photos she took while on the trip. Please click here, to be taken to SmugMug, where you can view or download.

Don Dlesk, from the Ohio Club, was also kind enough to send us the many beautiful photos he took.  Please click here to be taken to his Flickr page.  Lastly, he created a fantastic video montage of the weekend.  Please click here to be taken to YouTube.

2019 Saturday Dream Cruise

It was a perfect summer day with temps in the 80’s.  This was our second year at the new location and everyone was raving about our parking accommodations.  We had Vipers from all over the country and Canada spend the day and enjoy the Dream Cruise.  We had about 133 people attend and approximately 80 Vipers.

Diane Cipponeri brought a popcorn maker, so everyone could enjoy fresh hot popcorn.  Many thanks to Mike Sutton for supplying the generator and Ann Rappaport, for transporting it, to and from the event.

Lori Emerling did a booming business with apparel sales.  She had a nice selection of new merchandise that members could choose from.

Our many thanks go out to Sam and Angelika Milana who worked tirelessly, to coordinate this event.  We also want to thank the many volunteers who helped with setup and teardown.

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2019 Dream Cruise Saturday

We’d also like to thank Susan Andring, for her photos of this great event. You may click here to be taken to SmugMug where you be able to view and/or download. Note: this link has photos from the Thursday and Saturday event combined.

2019 Thursday Dream Cruise Dinner

The weatherman was predicting that rain may come thru in the afternoon. Some members said they had been rained on, in various cities surrounding our site.  The Viper gods were on our side and the rain appeared to go north and south of us and we never got a drop.

It was a beautiful evening and everyone had a great time. We had approximately 109 in attendance with about 55 Vipers.  Diane had specially made commemorative 25th Anniversary ornaments made for every member household.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Mike/Diane Cipponeri and Rick Jakacki for their hard work and dedication to our club.  We also want to thank the Board and volunteers for their help.  Without these people our events would not be as successful as they are.

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2019 Thursday Dream Cruise Dinner

We’d also like to thank Susan Andring for her photos of this great evening. Please click here to be taken to SmugMug, where you can view or download. Note: this link has photos from the Thursday and Saturday event combined.

2019 LaFontaine VIP Event at M1

This was the second year that LaFontaine Automotive Group invited our club to their beautiful garage at M1. The weather was perfect and everyone in attendance was treated to great food and adult beverages.

We had approximately 69 people in attendance and about 40 Vipers. From the looks of the pictures, it appears it was a MCVO event. Before we left we thanked the LaFontaine family for their hospitality and told them we look forward to next year.

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2019 LaFontaine VIP Event at M1

2019 High Octane Bakery Cars and Coffee – Viper Day

High Octane Café and Bakery in Bloomfield Hills invited MCVO to have their Vipers be the featured car for their 2nd annual Cars and Coffee – Viper Day. It was predicted there may be rain and some of us experienced some light showers coming and going. We still didn’t disappoint with 20 Vipers in attendance.

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2019 High Octane Bakery Cars and Coffee

2019 July Cruise Night – Duggan’s

There was some concern where the weather forecasts were predicting rain, but our prayers were answered and it was a beautiful summer day with temps in the high 80’s and sunny. We had a great turnout with 44 in attendance and 25 Vipers.

After dinner, we went back to our cars and watched the cruisers on Woodward. We even had a few fans stop by to admire our cars.

Our thanks to Rick Jakacki for another great Cruise Night, along with Ron Stene and Ann Rappaport for these great photos.

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2019 July Cruise - Duggan's

2019 JNAP Tour

The fifth annual Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) tour was held on July 12th. The weather was perfect with sunny and dry conditions for the 27 guest and 14 Vipers. For 23 of the 27 guest, it was their first time visiting JNAP. It was nice to see so many new faces, especially David and Laura Camire, MCVO members from Lakewood Ranch Florida, who flew up to attend their first MCVO event and see an automotive assembly plant.

Our thanks to everyone at JNAP for their help in planning and preparing this event. We also want to thank Sam Milana for his support and coordinating the event, along with the photos shown below.

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2019 JNAP Tour

2019 Stahl’s Museum Tour and Lunch

It was a hot, muggy summer day. It was perfect weather for a Viper event. Bob Swartz coordinated our yearly tour of Stahl’s. We had a couple of new members who had never visited and were glad for the opportunity. We had 13 in attendance and 8 Vipers. The Rappaport’s saw that rain was predicted for the afternoon, so we also had 1 Fiat. After our tour of Stahl’s, we had a nice little cruise over to the Bad Brad’s Bar B Q on 23 Mile Road.

We want to thank Bob and John Huszti Sr., for buying appetizers for the table. After a great lunch, Bob suggested we head over to an ice cream shop where they serve Ashby’s Sterling, which has a higher fat content, than most ice creams.

It was a small group but everyone had a great time!

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2019 Stahl's Museum Tour and Lunch