2019 June Cruise Night – June 19th

MCVO presents our June Cruise Night
June 19th, starting at 6:30pm
Moose Preserve Bar & Grill

It’s been 2 years since we’ve been at the Moose Preserve for our Cruise Night. One of our favorite restaurants which has a great parking area, near the back of the lot.

The Moose Preserve fits like a pair of well-worn work gloves. Whether you’re in the mood for a Certified Black Angus Burger or filet mignon, their unique menu will satisfy every craving! For a look at their menu, you may click here.

Be sure to save room for their award-winning, homemade chocolate chip cookies!

The Moose Preserve is located at:
43034 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills.
You may click here for directions.

If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join when you can.

Event Coordinator is Rick Jakacki.
He can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.

2019 JD Indoor Karting – March 30th – Registration is Closed!

Please note later start time from previous years.

We will arrive at JD’s at 5:30pm, for a overview of the track, racing and safety rules. Helmets and head socks are provided, but you may bring your own.

Racing will begin around 6:00pm. Normally, a group will pay much more for this event, but our Board has approved a subsidy, that reduces the cost by 23%. The cost for this exhilarating evening is only $31.

If you’ve never been to JD’s, they recommend you create your driver profile online, before attending, to save time.  Click here to begin the process.

JD Karting is located at 44225 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Novi

Directions can be found here.

The event coordinator is Jeff Morton.
He can be reached at (248) 895-0540

2019 Spring Brunch – May 19th

24th Annual Spring Brunch
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
10am to 1:30pm

Meadowbrook Country Club
40941 W. Eight Mile Road
Northville, Michigan 48167
Click here for directions.

  • $35 Per Person 10 and over; Children under 10 are $10 each
  • 50/50 Raffle, and door prizes!
  • Order your new MCVO wearables for 2019
  • Joyce Allen / Member Of The Year Award Winner Announced
  • 2019 Schedule Of Events Reviewed And Directors reports
  • Group Photo for Snake Bites
  • Business Casual Attire – No jeans or shorts allowed
  • Registration deadline is May 9th for signup and payment

It’s only a matter of time before the weather breaks and it’s time to get your Viper Out!
Don’t miss one of the largest member gatherings!

To pay by check, you can use this form

Contact Diane Cipponeri at 586-677-1304 or text at 248-758-8703.

2019 Event of Interest – Oakland Tech School Car Show – May 3rd

Our Friends at Great Lakes Cobra Club (GLCC) have invited us to a worthwhile event.
GLCC has made the commitment to help youth get involved with the car collecting hobby. As part of this commitment, they partnered with Oakland Tech School, 5 years ago, for the first annual car show for students.
It started with a few Cobras and other vehicles and has grown to 50-70 cars.
Students from each of the 20 programs from the Tech School are allowed time during their day to visit with the car show participants and learn about our cars and clubs.
The Culinary Arts students put on a great (free) BBQ for us and at the end of the day, students award handmade trophies to the winners.
The event is on Friday May 3rd (May 10th rain date) at 8:00 am.
Donuts and coffee are served
Noon is lunch and 2:00 pm is the awards ceremony
(each trophy is hand-crafted by the Auto Tech Students)
The location is: 5055 Delemere Ave, Royal Oak
Click here for directions.
Spread the word to your friends, and car clubs, so we can make this an even better event in 2019!
Please click on the signup link below to help us gauge interest. You may also follow the participation on our web site, under Who’s Attending.

Event of Interest – Dinner and Drag Queen Bingo – April 12th- Registration Closed!

Gary and Ann Rappaport, are your hosts, for a unique and hilarious evening. Drag Queen Bingo is an audience-participation Comedy Show with a Drag Queen Entertainer calling numbers and zingers and insulting everyone and everything. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe, but it’s all in good fun.

The evening will begin at 526 Main Piano Bar for dinner, beginning at 5pm. The restaurant is located at 526 S. Main St., Royal Oak.
Please note that dinner is optional if you’re unable to attend early.

After dinner, we will walk over to Five15 (Drag Queen Bingo)
located at 600 S. Washington, Royal Oak and arrive by 6:15-6:30pm.

The show begins at 7pm. Latecomers risk the wrath of the Entertainers and public ridicule, enter at your own risk.

If you were unable to dine with us, they offer a selection of finger food ranging from a variety of flatbread pizzas to nachos and quesadillas.
Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase.

We recommend parking at the South Lafayette Parking Structure at Sixth Street & Lafayette. The Lafayette Structure is a $3 flat fee and is a short walk to 526 Main and Five15. Please click here to view the map of the surrounding area showing parking and the venues.

This is a very popular event and unfortunately all tickets for the show are now sold out.

Due to some Mature Content and Liquor Laws, attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend.

Questions can be directed to Gary Rappaport,
(248) 462-0486 or at: garyrppprt@gmail.com

2019 Cohoctah Cruise & Barbecue – June 22nd

June 22nd, starting at 2pm
Rain or Shine

Please note: signup cutoff is June 17th!

Our members have a chance to go back in history, to beautiful Cohoctah Township. Cohoctah was, at one time, a stop on the Howell to Linden stagecoach route. 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.

Our day will start by meeting at 2:00 pm at the Park and Ride Lot at the northwest of Milford Road and I-96 (go west on I-96 to the Milford Road exit 155-B, then go north {right} about 550 feet to Centennial Drive, turn west {left} and go about 900 feet to the entrance to the Park and Ride Lot on the left). Click here for directions.

We will be leaving the lot at approximately 2:15 pm for a fun cruise to the McClorey homestead led by our Motorsports Director, Mike Sutton. We plan to arrive at the McClorey’s home by 3:00 pm, with dinner being served by 5:30 pm.

Paul and Alison are planning a fantastic meal. There will be a variety of meats and fish, that Paul has smoked, including: salmon, chicken, ribs and brisket. There will be cheesy potatoes, salads and desert.

Water will be provided but we ask that you bring your beverage of choice.

This is a going to be a fantastic event, with something for everyone.
The cost is only $10 per person.

Please click on the button below, to be taken to PayPal, to complete your signup.  Please note: signup cutoff is June 17th!

We hope you’ll join us for the initial meet-up and cruise.
If you are unable, Paul and Alison are located at 913 Chase Lake Road, Howell. You may click here for directions.

Questions can be directed to our Coordinators:
Paul McClorey paul@paulsonsconstruction.com
Diane Cipponeri mikecipp@comcast.net
Mike Sutton cuda73318@yahoo.com

Viper Day with the Kids – June 29th

Cutoff for signup is June 24th at Midnight !
Methodist Children’s Home Society
26645 W. Six Mile Rd., Redford, MI
Click here for directions
On June 29th we will be sharing our cars with
boys and staff, after which we’re hosting a pizza lunch.
9:30am till Noon
The residents of the Methodist Children’s Home are young boys who came to live there through no fault of their own. Our visit provides them with a much needed break from school and a chance to learn what car culture is about.
For more information on MCHS, click here.

• On the sign up form you’ll be asked if you would be willing to tell your “Viper story” to the group. Why you like it, bought it, how it’s special to you. I encourage you to share something about your car. The goal is to encourage interest in all cars and especially Vipers!
• MCHS provides a 4:1 ratio of staff:boys so that our visit runs smoothly.
• Please treat the residents as the boys and young men they are.
There is a possibility that we can take the boys for a very short drive on the campus grounds. If you are interested in driving, here are some additional details and requirements:
• Only putter around with little exhaust noise. NO showing off, speed or aggressive maneuvers.
• You must provide a copy of: drivers license, proof of insurance, and driving record*.
• These 3 items will be retained securely by MCHS until after their next state audit, after which they are destroyed/shredded.
* This is available through the Secretary of State office:
On-line or at an SOS location printed while you are there. Cost is $12.00. Please allow time for the on line request to be mailed to you, no self printing available.

Please note that this event is privately underwritten by a few of our members and no club funds will be expended.

Questions? Call/Email Bob Swartz 248-882-4301 racerbob@comcast.net

2019 May Cruise Night – 5th Tavern – May 15th

MCVO May Cruise Night
5th Tavern

2262 S Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills

5th Tavern is an upscale casual dining restaurant featuring American style cuisine prepared from scratch.

Click on the link for a sample of their diverse menu.

Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and this will be our first event where we can bring our cars. The owners of 5th Tavern love to host our club and provide us with reserved parking and our own private room.

If you need directions, you can find them here. If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join when you can.

Event Coordinator is Rick Jakacki and he can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.

We have a lot of new faces this year, so let’s help them get acquainted by wearing our name badges, if you have them.

2019 April Cruise Night – April 17th

Granite City Brewery
699 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Granite City has won awards nationwide for Best Restaurant, Best Brunch, Best Patio, Best Beer, Best Martini and Best Burger.
Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual restaurant with an on-site brewery. The brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurants also showcase an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more.
The handcrafted beers are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries.
If you need directions, you can find them here. If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join us when you can.
Event Coordinator is Rick Jakacki and he can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604.

Event of Interest – July 4th with Bill and Sally Gill – 9am till Noon

Bill Gill wanted our members to know that the PMD Garage will soon have a special significance to Viper. Shaun Visser, formerly from Prefix, who is well known for his expertise in performance engine building, along with 2 partners, will be opening PMD Garage, in the future, as a go-to for Viper owners. They will have Viper motors, parts, machining and will perform engine building. Their primary focus will be Viper engines and performance.

Please join us on July 4th, to mingle and talk cars.  The owners will be there to enlighten everyone about their future plans.

9am to Noon
PMD Garage – 40 W. Pike St., Pontiac