2019 Saturday Dream Cruise – Aug. 17th

Motor City Viper Owners is proud to sponsor our Annual
Saturday Dream Cruise Event
Come join us anytime from 9am to 9pm
Same Location as Last Year!

Saturday August 17th, arrangements have been made for reserved parking at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The location is 38500 Woodward Ave. north of Big Beaver/Quarton on the East side of Woodward.

There will be restroom facilities available and bottled water will be provided by the club.

We are also pleased to welcome back Grillz On Wheelz, if you’d like to purchase food. They are one of the featured food trucks at the new pedestrian plaza in Downtown Detroit.

The cost is $20 per Viper (does not include food truck).

If you register to park a Viper and plan to have more than 2 people attending and need parking for a second vehicle, please contact the event coordinator Sam Milana at 586-243-1174 or sfm79@hotmail.com

Click on the link below for payment with PayPal.

Click here to print your Parking Pass for entry and to view the event flier for complete details and maps!  There is also a mail-in registration for those that prefer sending a check.

There will be access in and out of the parking lot for those who would like to cruise and return to the lot.  Bring your chairs and tents so you can sit along Woodward and watch all the action.

Sam and Angelika Milana are the event coordinators. Contact Sam at sfm79@hotmail.com or 586-243-1174

2019 LaFontaine VIP Event – Aug. 13th

The registration for this event has ended.

MCVO Event Of Interest
LaFontaine CDJR VIP Event at M1 Concourse

LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has invited our club back for their totally free VIP Event at M1 Concourse. The event will be on Tuesday, August 13th from 4-7pm and will include delicious appetizers and drinks. Please note that there will be thrill rides, but this year they are for LaFontaine customers only.

We will be parking in front of the LaFontaine Performance Unit #133. There is only enough parking for 50 Vipers, with the remainder, and daily drivers, to be parked on the skid pad. This is a Viper only event, due to limited parking!

LaFontaine has asked that we give them an accurate headcount so they can pass the number along to their caterer. Please click on the Register Now button, below, and fill out the form.

A new feature has been added to the signup form – If you click on the “switch” that says “send me my responses”, an email return message will be sent, as a receipt. This can be used as a reminder that you’ve already registered.

Please click here, for directions to M1 Concourse.
Please click here, for a map to the LaFontaine unit at M1. There will also be signs and people to help direct you.

2019 Wine Tour Official Registration

Please note that this official registration is only open to those that signed up during the initial signup period at the beginning of the year. 

We would love to have all our members attend, but the Homestead no longer has available rooms.

The MCVO Wine Tour is the weekend of September 27, 28 and 29th.

68 people/35 cars responded “yes” to the “gauging interest” emails sent in February & March.

That’s a great response!

We assume everyone has already made lodging arrangements.

Most are staying at The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor,
which is our base for the weekend.

The cost for this event is $145 per person and must be received by Thursday, September 5.

The $145 per person includes:
• Friday evening welcoming dinner on the way to The Homestead
• Saturday morning continental breakfast at The Homestead
• Saturday afternoon lunch
• Wine tasting fees at three wineries
• Saturday evening dinner
• Sunday morning brunch
• Tax and gratuities on all the meals AND extras!
• No alcoholic drinks are included in this fee but will be available for individual purchase at all of our eateries

The schedule has not been firmed up yet but generally speaking it will be:
• Friday, September 27:
o meet at a common point in the metro Detroit area for the majority of us to begin the caravan up to the Traverse City area
o stop for a late morning breakfast on the route
o proceed north as a group to dinner in the Traverse City area
o proceed to The Homestead to check in
• Saturday, September 28:
o begin the day with a continental breakfast at The Homestead
o depart The Homestead to begin our tour of the Leelanau peninsula wineries
o stop for lunch
o continue our tour
o stop for an evening dinner
o return to The Homestead
• Sunday, September 29:
o morning brunch
o depart the Traverse City area for home
We are looking forward to spending a great weekend with all of you!
Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to chat about this event.

Mike & Diane Cipponeri
586-677-1304 (h)
248-758-8703 (c)

Lapeer Dragway – New Date – Oct. 6th

• The day will begin at approximately 11:30 am, where we’ll meet at Clubhouse 81 restaurant parking lot. They are located at 3880 Lapeer Rd, Auburn Hills (across the street from the Palace). Click here for directions.
• We will leave promptly at 12 noon to caravan to Lapeer Dragway.
• You may elect to bring another vehicle to race other than your Viper. If you choose this option, please stay at the rear of the caravan.
• This is a family event. Please keep in mind that children may be present.
• You do not have to race to come out and enjoy our Viper family!
• We will provide water, ice and some snacks.
• For those that live in the area, they may meet us at the final destination, (2691 Roods Lake Rd, Lapeer) by 1pm and can click here for directions.
• Bring your helmets, wear long pants and closed toe shoes (if you are racing). Gen 1 owners should bring their tops and side curtains.
• Gates open at 1:00pm
• Time trials end at 3:30pm and we will be called as a separate group for our own elimination rounds.

  • We anticipate our times and speeds to exceed the NHRA limits regarding convertibles without roll cages, so we will run the “Viper only” elimination rounds at 1/8th mile (including the coupes).
  • Helmets need to be Snell 2005 or newer. If you don’t have one, I will bring the ones I have to loan.

• The cost is $40 for car and driver, $20 for pit pass and $2 parking for spectators.
• There is no advance payment required, you’ll pay at the gate, but we ask that you signup, so we can gauge interest. Please click on the link, to be taken to the signup page.
• The event coordinator is Mike Sutton and he can be reached at (586) 782-2225.

2019 Chelsea Autocross and BBQ – Sept. 15th

9:00 am to ~4:00 pm

The MCVO Autocross is a great opportunity to come out and play with your Viper on a safe, wide-open course at the Chrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds….Experience the horsepower and torque of your V10 on the massive Black Lake paved lot…It’s the perfect location for autocrossing.

Autocross is a form of motorsport that emphasizes safe and fun competition. An autocross is a timed event where drivers navigate one at a time through a temporary course marked by cones. Autocrossing places more emphasis on car handling and driver skill. Speeds generally do not exceed 70 MPH.

Award classifications:
Gen 1 and 1.5 (1996 RT/10’s)
Gen 2
Gen 2 ABS
Gen 3
Gen 4
Gen 5
Fastest Time of the Day
Fastest Female
Rookie of the Year (first time CPG Autocross drivers)
Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each class. It’s a no pressure way to play with your car and have a ball. So, run for fast time or run for fun, or just come out for a good time and a great BBQ lunch. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch and beverages.

Plan on arriving at CPG no later than 9:00 am; at 9:15 we will be given instructions and facility rules from CPG management; and at 9:30 we’ll drive into the facility.

All participants and guest must be 18 years of age or older.

All cars will enter and leave the facility at the same time. Any member trailering their Viper to CPG shall plan on getting there early enough to unload the trailer in the employee parking lot outside the main gate. The road from the main gate to the autocross location is newly paved. No trailers will be allowed in.

Members will be allowed one guest/2nd driver (2 people per Viper only, no additional guests).


A lot of work goes into putting on an such an event. Volunteers are needed on  Saturday, September 14th to help set up.  If you can help, we meet for breakfast at 7am or meet us at the gate of CPG, at 8am.  If you are planning on joining us for breakfast we are meeting at Uptown Coney located at 1555 S. Main St., in Chelsea. (I-94 to exit 159, go north, restaurant is on the right).  

Directions to CPG:
I-94 to M-52 (Exit 159, about 15 miles west of Ann Arbor)
South on M-52 about 1.5 Mi
CPG is on the west side

Registration Deadline: September 10th

Event coordinators are Sam and Angelika Milana and can be reached at 586-243-1174 or by email at sfm79@hotmail.com

Saturday Setup (Click here)

Sunday Autocross Registration (Click here)

2019 Event of Interest – Snakes in the Grass – Sept. 28th

Snakes in the Grass – BIGGER AND BETTER

Traditionally we don’t offer two events on the same day, but for those of you not going on the Wine Tour, we thought this event of interest, would be a fun way to spend a fall day.

The Second Snakes in the Grass event will be September 28th at the beautiful and scenic Canterbury Village.

Last year was a huge success with our Cobra (GLCC) and Shelby (SAAC) friends. This year we have some ideas to make even better!!

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

As an added attraction our SAAC-MCR (Motor City Region) friends arranged an opportunity to view an eclectic collection of rare cars owned by Neal Porter. Neal is a well-known car enthusiast in the Lake Orion area.

Following we plan a cruise (about 45 minutes) and lunch at Greg’s Restaurant in Metamora.

Here’s the itinerary for the day:
9:00 – 11:00: Canterbury Village coffee and Donuts and socialize
11:00: Depart for the Porter shop (Vette Products) located at:
405 Clarkston Rd. Lake Orion. About 4 miles from the Village.
Noon-ish: Depart and cruise to Metamora for a casual 1:00pm lunch at
Greg’s Restaurant, 3768 Lapeer Road, Metamora. Plenty of parking!

Please RSVP as we need to know how many people are interested in the full event or just Canterbury Village. You’ll also be able to view the responses on Who’s Attending.

October Cruise Night – Oct. 16th

Roger’s Roost is the place for delicious food and brilliant décor. For more than 45 years in Sterling Heights, Roger’s Roost is that place.

They serve up a wide variety of dishes, including Burgers, Ribs, Pizzas, Fajitas, Salads, Wings, and so much more…

They also have more than 35 beers on tap.

You may click here to be taken to their menu.

Date: October 16th

Time: 6:30pm

Roger’s Roost
33626 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights.
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
and he can be reached via text at (313) 805-4604