2020 Fall Tech Day – Nov. 7th

Our Motorsports Director, Mike Sutton, along with our host, Gordon Heidacker of PMD Garage, invite you to participate in our Fall Tech Day.

From advanced Viper engine development to building state of the art electric karts for M1 Concourse, PMD Garage has fascinating development projects that you will never see anywhere else. Gordon is a former Executive with Chrysler who was involved in the original development of the Viper.

Where: PMD Garage, 40 West Pike St., Pontiac.
You may click here for directions.

When: November 7th, from 10am to Noon

Coffee and donuts, will be provided by our club.
We ask that you bring your own chairs.

We must wear masks, practice social distancing and follow all current CDC Guidelines during this event. Masks may be removed when consuming food or drink.

In order to help us prepare, please signup using the link below.
The cutoff for signup is 11/5/20.

Questions can be directed to our event coordinator, Mike Sutton, at
(586) 782-2225 or email: cuda73318@yahoo.com

EOI – N. Indiana Color Tour – October 24th

Event of Interest
Invitation from Viper Owners in North Indiana
Saturday, October 24th, starting at 11am

A group of Viper owners in Northern Indiana have invited us for a fun day to bond with other owners and enjoy the Indiana countryside.  While this is not an official Viper club event, we thought there may be a few MCVO members who would enjoy attending and socializing.

The day will begin at Ray Swears’ warehouse of Vipers.  Ray and his brother race with NASA and own 20+ Vipers, plus numerous other collectible cars.

To date they have 15 Vipers attending from the Illinois’ and Indiana regions.

Event: Viper gathering, lunch and tech session, followed by fall color tour.

Date: Oct. 24th, 11 am – 2 pm

Host: Ray Swears

Location: Positron Corporation, 4614 Wayland Dr., Elkhart, IN
You may click here for directions.

Recommended Hotel: La Quinta by Wyndham Elkhart, 330 Northpointe Blvd, Elkhart, IN.  You may click here for directions.

RSVP to: Ray Swears, 574-215-8777 or email: ray@positroncorp.com
or text Leslie McLaughlin at 574-315-7727

2020 Veterans Day Parade – Nov. 8th

Registration has closed

MCVO has been invited to participate in the 2020
Detroit Veterans Day Parade
The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC) exists to give veterans a platform to serve their communities.  They seek to inspire patriotism through civic and patriotic events and community initiatives, bringing citizens, our youth, active military and veterans together for a common cause.

The MDVC will be having a Veterans Day Parade on November 8th.  The event will be broadcast/livestreamed so veterans and spectators can watch from the safety of their homes. Take a moment to view past parades on YouTube to see the many groups who participate, their enthusiasm and how much everyone is enjoying the event!

It is an honor for MCVO to be invited, with space for 12 Vipers, no less!
At this time, the details are being finalized, but we are being asked to present them with our list of interested members.

This is a Viper only event.

Participation is by invitation only and participants must wear face masks, practice social distancing and have their temperatures checked at sign in.

Questions can be directed to Mike Sutton:
cell (586) 782-2225,
email cuda73318@yahoo.com

Lutz Do a Fall Color Tour – Oct. 10th

Registration has been closed for this event!

Please note new “Initial Start Meeting Point” location

Lutz Do a Fall Color Tour
Saturday, October 10th, starting at 9:00am

Our Coordinator, Jon Block, has a phenomenal event in store for you.

At 9:00 AM, We’ll meet at the “Initial Start Meeting Point” which is:

Kohl’s parking lot at:
6650 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton
You may click here for directions.

We recommend you have enough gas for 120 miles.

Please refer to your club email for full details of the itinerary, and additional meet/waypoints.

At a later stop, we will be joined by our invited special Chrysler guests.  We don’t want to ruin the surprise but Jon has invited some influential members of the Chrysler Executive Team, during Viper.

Prior to leaving, the last meet point, all MCVO Vipers will be arranged chronologically, with Gen 1 cars first.

This will be a historic opportunity to meet and greet Bob Lutz.  Jon has offered to bring paint pens, so you can have Bob sign that special place on your vehicle.

We’re not done – there will be pizza, salad, beverages and a cake.

We forgot to mention the best part –
Cost: 100% underwritten by club funds
For you: free, nada, zip, zero dollars

All invitees will be required to wear face masks when not eating or drinking.  We also ask that you bring your own folding chairs for seating.

Clear your calendar and signup!  We need a reliable headcount in order to buy all the necessary items.

Not sure you can make it?  Hold off on signing up until you know for sure.  We want to avoid “no-shows”, the goal is to spend the club’s money wisely!

The cutoff for signup is (Close of Business) 10/5/20

Please click on the “Register Now” button, below, to register.

You may also follow the participation, or verify your registration on our web site, under Who’s Attending.

Click here to be taken to the page. (password: viper2016)

2020 October Cruise Night – Oct. 21st

MCVO Presents our October Cruise Night

an actual mini-Color Cruise!

Luigi’s Trattoria Pizzeria
October 21st
We’ve now added a mini-Cruise for those that want to caravan. 
See below for revised Cruise route and times

Luigi’s Pizzeria prides itself on offering all homemade authentic Italian cuisine as well as their twist on American classics.  The newly renovated Luigi’s offers the best quality food and service while providing a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Luigi’s welcomes you to experience their outstanding pizza, as well as a variety of Italian pasta dishes.

They also have a full bar, craft beers on tap, along with imported and regional wines.

You may click here for a sample of their menu.

For our safety, we will have a similar arrangement as the September Cruise with waitstaff outside.  You will have the choice to eat on deck, in-house, or at your cars.  We also suggest you bring a lawn chair.

Your coordinator strongly request that you not only maintain ’social distancing’ but also wear a face mask when not eating.
Thank you for making sure none of us contributes to the spread of the virus.

In addition, our Cruise-“maestro” Bob Swartz,
has created a super easy cruise Luigi’s for us.
To join the caravan simply wait at or near one of the listed places or along the route.
You don’t need to sign up.

The weather looks good, but if you really feel you need to drive your daily car, please hang to the back of the pack and allow Vipers in ahead of you.

Click here for the current Cruise route.

Note: Only use this map for road names and compass direction.  Do not follow the turns in this Google Map.     Travel time is 1:17

Pass-by/meet-up times shown.
We won’t depart prior to the listed times, BUT if we are running late we will not pull into each lot.  Park and wait where you can see the road, so that as Vipers
approach you can get in the line,
either as we pass by or in the lot depending on departure time.

4:50 – Start, Bob’s Home (6705 Pontiac Lake Rd)

4:57 – MY TOWN MOBIL, 5761 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford Twp

5:04 – Orchard Lake Country Club, 5000 W Shore Dr, West Bloomfield Township

5:15 – Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Twp
(Entrance is on the west side of the grounds.)

5:19 – Chase Bank, 1116 W Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills

5:27 – Franklin Rd & Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Twp,

(Below is a new landmark)
5:34 – Knollwood Country Club, 5050 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township

5:41 – Bergman-Porretta Eye Center, 29990 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills

5:53 – Angling St (at 8 Mile), Livonia

6:07 – Luigi’s Trattoria Pizzeria

If you’re unable to cruise with Bob, we’ll see you Luigi’s!
If you can’t make it at 6:30pm, feel free to join when you can.

Event Coordinator is Rick Jakacki.
He can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.
Bob Swartz, your Cruise-O-Holic   (248) 882-4301   racerbob@comcast.net

2020 September Cruise – Sept. 16th

Our Cruise Night Director, Rick Jakacki, has found another venue that has been shown to be both safe and fun for an evening get-together.

Please join us at Little Daddy’s of Bloomfield Hills.
Little Daddy’s is devoted to serving great food, in a casual setting, with impeccable service, at reasonable prices, while using only the highest quality ingredients.  Little Daddy’s has a broad, diverse menu that caters to nearly every taste or diet.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16th, starting at 6:30pm
Location: Little Daddy’s, 39500 N. Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
You may click here for directions and click here to be taken to their main page, where you can select menu, to be taken to their wide range of options.

Little Daddy’s loves classic cars and has hosted many local clubs with their large parking lot and excellent service.  They’ve even offered us inside seating and outside tables, near our cars.

Your coordinator strongly request that you not only maintain ’social distancing’ but also wear a face mask when not eating.  Thank you for making sure none of us contributes to the spread of the virus.

We also suggest you bring a lawn chair. Little Daddy’s closes at 8pm, but you are welcome to hang-out in their lot after hours.

For any questions, you may contact Rick Jakacki, via text at: 313-805-4604.

2020 Snakes in the Grass – Sept. 5

The Third Snakes in the Grass event will be September 5th at the beautiful and scenic Canterbury Village, where we’ll be partnering with our Cobra (GLCC) and Shelby (SAAC) friends.

Last year, we had a small turnout due to inclement weather and multiple events going on simultaneously.  This year we hope to see many more Vipers attending!

This is a great opportunity to make new friends, and enjoy coffee and donuts at Yates Cider Mill, as well as, visit the unique shops that Canterbury has to offer!

Lunch can be purchased at the restaurant, in the Village.

Canterbury Village is located at:
2359 Joslyn Ct, Orion Charter Township. You may click here for directions.

If you participate in this event, we ask that you stay safe, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

For questions and additional information, you may contact Bruce Heckman, at (248) 760-1722.

2020 Culver’s Cruise – June 24th

Our very good friend, Bob Swartz, would like to invite our club members for a get-together, at Culver’s of Waterford.

Culver’s is known for their frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24th, starting at 6:30pm
Location: Culver’s of Waterford, 7313 Highland Rd., Waterford.
You may click here for directions and click here for their menu.

Our Vipers will have their own coned-off area!

If you are concerned about ordering inside, Culver’s has drive-thru service.

Your coordinator requests that you not only maintain ’social distancing’ but also wear a face mask when not eating.
Thank you for making sure none of us contributes to spreading the virus.

We also suggest you bring a lawn chair, since there is a small patio and seating indoors is limited to 50 percent.

For those not familiar with this location, the easiest entry is at the light onto North Oakland Blvd, southbound
(though that road is very poor, so take it easy).

Also, there are many eateries in this vicinity, in case you don’t like Culver’s and their wonderful custard desserts!
Bob Swartz

Michigan Avian Experience – June 27th

Michigan Avian Experience
MCVO “Totally Free Event” – Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Michigan Avian Experience was created to capture our innate fascination with birds and flight.  Using non-releasable, wild native Michigan raptors (owls, eagles, hawks) as teaching partners, the organization will give an educational and entertaining show to our club members.
All of the raptors working with Michigan Avian Experience are unable to survive in the wild due to poorly healed injuries.  As avian predators, their wings, feet, and eyes need to be perfect in order to survive.  Even then, in some cases, it is estimated only 20% live into adulthood.

We will be able to experience these fascinating raptors, up close.

We must practice social distancing even though this event is held outdoors, and strongly recommend the wearing of masks.

8:30am – “Eastsiders”,
Meet at Dairy Queen, 28039 Mound Road, Warren Click here for directions.

The Eastsiders will then cross town and rendezvous with the Westsiders.

10:00am – “Westsiders”,
Meet at Speedway Gas, 930 S. Main St, Chelsea Click here for directions.

Cruise Route will be handed out at meet up spots.

We ask that you fill-up prior to leaving.

Please contact Mike Sutton with any questions, at 586-782-2225.

In order to help us gauge interest, we ask that you click on the signup link below, and fill in the required information.  The cutoff for signup is 6/25.

Cohoctah Cruise & Barbecue – July 11th

July 11th, starting at 11:45am
Rain or Shine

Our Coordinators for this event have a full day in store for you.

At 11:45 AM, we’ll gather at Burger King.
It’s located at: 7320 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp.
You may click here for directions.
(Bathrooms are available in Burger King).

At 12:00PM SHARP, we’ll depart.  Bob Swartz will lead us on a fun, scenic, country setting, with lots of trees.  It’s just over 40 miles and just under an hour of pure driving enjoyment.
We’ll take a fun 1-hour break at Spicer’s Orchard and Winery.

We’ll each be on our own to enjoy their Fresh DONUTS, and lots of tasty goodies.  There is also knickknack’s to shop for, ice cream, an orchard, and a farm setting to stroll and view.  They also have a wine tasting.  You may click here for their web site, and under the winery tab, you’ll find a downloadable wine menu.

Don’t eat or drink too much, because at 2:00pm, it’s on to the McClorey’s and a fantastic BBQ.

Our hosts, Paul & Alison McClorey have invited us to spend the day, at their home and breathtaking grounds.  The home was built in 1865, and they reside on 6.5 acres, with a pond, barns, horseshoe pits and a working smokehouse.

We plan to arrive at the McClorey’s home by 2:30 pm, with dinner being served by 4:00 pm.

Paul and Alison are already making plans for a fantastic variety of meats, which are cooked in their personal smokehouse, including: salmon, chicken, ribs and brisket.

For everyone’s safety, we ask that you bring: Side dishes for your own consumption, your beverage of choice, and a chair.  Utensils & plates will be provided.

We encourage that you not only maintain ’social distancing’ but also wear a face mask when not eating or drinking.

There will be a bathroom available.

After endless cancellations ~ finally an event which rings all the bells!

Cost: 100% underwritten by club funds
For you: free, nada, zip, zero dollars

Clear your calendar and signup!  We need a reliable headcount in order to buy and prepare the meats.
Not sure you can make it?  Hold off on signing up until you know for sure.  We want to avoid “no-shows”, the goal is to spend the club’s money wisely!

The cutoff for signup is 7/7/20.

We hope you’ll join us for the initial meet-up and cruise.
If you can’t, the McClorey’s are located at:
913 Chase Lake Road, Howell.
You may click here for directions.

Questions can be directed to our Coordinators:
Bob Swartz; racerbob@comcast.net; (248) 882-4301
Paul McClorey; paul@paulsonsconstruction.com; (810) 347-5188