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
mikecipponeri@comcast.net
586-677-1304 (h)
248-758-8703 (c)

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.

Snakes Invade Shelby Township – Oct. 5th


DirectCars in Shelby Township has invited our club for an afternoon of fun, friends and cars!

One of our members went to a past event, for another car club, and highly recommended that DirectCars reach out to us. They have put together a great car show for our Vipers.

Lunch will be catered by Buffalo Wild Wings, consisting of wings, chips and queso dip. A variety of non-alcoholic drinks, sodas, juice, sparkling/regular water, and cookies for desert.

The local coffee shop will be providing a coffee bar and special Italian sodas!

For you cigar aficionado’s, there will even be a cigar bar!

Did we mention, that this is all Free!

DirectCars, 51655 Schoenherr Rd., Shelby Township.
You may click here for directions.

October 5th, from 2 – 5pm

All we ask is that you signup using the link below, so that our host can have an accurate count.

Signup will be closed on October 1st.

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