2021 Cars, Coffee and Cows – July 31st

The registration signup period has ended

MCVO Presents
Cars, Coffee, and Cows
Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Our Event Coordinator, Jon Block, has a full day planned for us.
We will meet in Troy, at the private Collection and Museum of one of our members, Greg Ornazian.
This collection of well over 100 spectacular cars is never open to the public!
This is a “not to be missed” tour.

The latest Supercars, Vipers, sports cars, heavy classics, Muscle, just the best of the best!
Greg is also a noted Concours Judge, judging at events across the country.
Plus he does much of the work on all of his cars.

After seeing everything, stick your eyes back in their sockets, because we’re headed to Camp Ticonderoga for lunch.
We’ll continue to the northern hinterlands of Oakland County, with a stop at Cook’s Dairy Farm to get some ice cream and pet the cows.

After enjoying ice cream the tour will continue on scenic roads through Holly and will get you back to the Pontiac area.

Here’s the details:

9:30am – Meet at Greg’s Collection & Museum
enjoy coffee and donuts, courtesy of MCVO
Please refer to your club email for details and signup link.

11:30am – Leave for Camp Ticonderoga
5725 Rochester Rd, Troy
You may click here for directions
You may also click here for a sample of their menu
Members are on their own for lunch

After Lunch – Jon will lead us to the famous Cook’s Dairy Farm, for ice cream…and to pet the cows!

After befriending the cows – The tour will then continue through Holly on more curved roads, and conclude in the Pontiac area around 3:30pm-ish.

Only by being a member of MCVO, do you have the opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind private collection, it is never opened to the public.

The cutoff for signup is July 27th.

Sunny Toledo – Day Trippin’ #3 – August 7th

Enjoy a sweet Day
Trippin’ to Toledo
Fun in Toledo is possible!

~Caravan Cruise over mostly back roads stopping at Ft. Meigs for a guided tour.
~ Lunch, at the world’s renowned Tony Packo’s! A destination in itself.
~A short drive to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, the Col James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio.
The museum is jammed packed with lake-faring artifacts, mementos, dioramas, displays, and nautical information and stories.
Make time to get on-board the Col. Schoonmaker!  The public is able to tour the wheel house, galley, crews quarters, engine room, and the belly of the beast – an eerie cargo hold.  From bow to stern this is a wonderful sight to see and be part of.  When you’re done, stop at the Museum Tug Ohio, a bulk freighter.

August 7, 2021
Meet at the Citgo gas station on 60 N. Territorial Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI.
(Exit 49 off US 23 on west side). You may click here for directions.
–>Please make sure you have a full tank before you leave!
–>Bring your 2-way RADIOs
Be ready for a 2 hour drive – One rest stop is planned, be aware public bathrooms are rather limited through this back country.

8:15am SHARP
Depart in Cruise Caravan

Ft Meigs – Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield.
You may click here to view their web site.

Lunch at Tony Packo’s
Delicious German food with dumplings lighter than air and unforgettable Coney dogs awaits
You may click here to view a sample of their menu.

National Museum of the Great Lakes and two museum ships
You may click here to view their web site. We saved the best till last!
Members are encouraged to stay as long as they like then head home when you’re finished touring.

Admission to all Museums, including Boats, compliments of MCVO

All we ask is that you click on the “Sign Up Here – Event Registration” button, below, to let us know you’re attending.

The cutoff for signup is 8/3/21.

Event Coordinator:
Bob Swartz, racerbob@comcast.net

Weather and necessities permitting this is a Viper Club event, please drive your Viper.
If this isn’t possible give me a call and we’ll make an accommodation.

While the state has relaxed mandates, as guests of these businesses, we will continue to respect the wishes of our hosts at all locations.  Please be ready and willing to mask up.

Day Trippin’ to Gear Heads Delight #2 – August 13th

Join us Friday, 8/13, 10am Sharp for:
KA-Wood Gear & Machine
Madison Heights

Note that Gear Heads Delight  #1 is FULL *

For the “true gear head”, we have a tour you cannot miss!

The owner, Joe Kolka, has invited us to his 23,000 sq-ft facility.
Ka-Wood Gear manufactures precision products for a diverse range of industries including aerospace, mining, automotive, wind energy, and machine tool since 1920.

Ka-Wood, is a family shop, which can do small or large jobs; reverse engineer when no print or description is available; meet specialty requirements; and many other demanding tasks to fit the customer’s need.

Joe has some of the world’s most elaborate and exclusive machinery; all first class; some totally unique.

Please Note:
This event is limited to only 12 MCVO members at Joe’s request.

We encourage members who have an interest in this industrial type tour to sign up.
Conversely, significant others, guests and children who you feel wouldn’t enjoy a manufacturing tour may not be appropriate to invite.

Ka-Wood Gear is located at:
32500 Industrial Dr,
Madison Heights, Michigan
You may click here for directions.
If you would like more detailed information about Ka-Wood, prior to the tour, you may click here for their web site.

Following the tour we’ll enjoy a safe and delicious lunch at the Polish Century Club.
The Club is located at:
2975 E. Maple, Troy
You may click here for directions.
You may also click here to see their sample menu.

We ask that you please drive your Viper.
This way we can give Joe & his crew a little show of our own!
If that’s a problem give me a call and we’ll make an accommodation.

While the state has relaxed mandates, as guests of these businesses, we will continue to respect the wishes of our hosts at both locations. Please be ready and willing to mask up.

Signup no later than 8/9 by clicking on the “Sign Up Now” button to Register.

*The July 23rd tour #1 is full. A few members, who are attending tour #1, have graciously agreed to switch to tour #2 if needed.  Please contact me if you need assistance.  

Bob Swartz, email: racerbob@comcast.net or cell: (248) 882-4301

2021 RM Motorsports Tour and Lunch – August 15th

MCVO Presents
Restoring Memories
R M Motorsports
August 15th, 9:30am

RM Motorsports is an automotive shop that specializes in creating, maintaining, and preparing world class automobiles.  Founded in 1991 this working car shop has built a reputation of expertise, fine work, and fast cars.  RM Motorsports is not your average car shop. Within their doors you will find the rare, unique, and often one of a kind pieces of machinery.  They are the proud keepers of racing history, and excel at taking modern day technology and applying it to vintage automobiles.

We will be viewing their race shop, restoration facility, eclectic collection of vintage race cars and collectible iconic cars.

We will meet at R M Motorsports
which is located at:
29165 Wall Street, Wixom
You may click here for directions.

In addition to seeing this amazing facility and in appreciation for the tour, a donation will be made by MCVO to a charity chosen by RM motorsports.

Following the tour “We Cruise” the country roads to lunch at:
Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn in Clarkston
7504 Dixie Highway
Lunch is “on your own dime”
You may click here for directions.
You may also click here to see their sample menu.

Signup no later than 8/13 by clicking on the “Sign Up Now” button.

Bob Swartz, email: racerbob@comcast.net or cell: (248) 882-4301

2021 Woodward Dream Cruise Saturday Parking – August 21st

Motor City Viper Owners is proud to sponsor our Annual
Saturday Dream Cruise Event
August 21, 2021
Come join us anytime from 9am to 9pm
Come Join Us!!
Please note, we have a New Location!
43494 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Professional Center

Enjoy the Dream Cruise with friends and relax.
We are north of Square Lake Road, on the east side of Woodward.
You may click here for directions.
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 FREE to MCVO Members! (does not include food truck)
All we ask is that you register in advance.  Please refer to your club email for the signup link.

Your Parking Pass will be printed in advance, and handed to you at check-in.

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, so you can sit along Woodward and watch all the action.

MCVO welcomes all Vipers and their owners.  Please note, non MCVO members: contact Marty for ticket information.

Please contact our Dream Cruise Coordinator, Marty Heitkamp,
(586) 215-0110, or email: mah48092@aol.com with any questions.

2021 Blue Water Cruising – September 18th

Ahoy Matey!

This event starts in Clinton Twp at I-94 and M-59.
We meet in the parking lot between Panera and Starbucks.
(M59/Hall Rd becomes William P. Rosso Rd.)
Departure is 10:00am sharp
You may click here to see an overview of the location.

Our first stop will be the Junction Buoy Restaurant, located on the edge of the Saint Clair River, for lunch.  The parking lot is 4 feet from the river and has been reserved for MCVO.  It is fantastic when a freighter passes close by!  Lunch is on your own at this great restaurant which has seating inside or out.
You may click here for directions.
1415 River Road, Marysville
You may also click here for a sample of their menu.

After lunch we cruise to Port Huron for private, reserved parking at the Desmond Marine (Marina). There we board the Huron Lady II for a cruise on the Saint Clair River and out into Lake Huron.  The cruise includes a presentation about Port Huron and Sarnia’s history and the ship has a concession stand and restrooms.
207 Water Street, Port Huron
Reservations are required ASAP as the ship sells out very quickly!
The deadline is in quickly approaching! (See below).

Back on land, we cruise under the Blue Water Bridge to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes.  A private, guided tour by the Museum staff has been arranged and those who enjoy climbing, can go to the top of the lighthouse!  All of the water from Lake Superior and Lake Michigan flow by this point!
MCVO is covering the cost of admission to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.

This looks to be an exciting day!

The group prices for the Huron Lady II cruise are $18.00/person.  Please click on the “Buy Tickets Now” button, below, to be taken to Paypal.  Once you have purchased your tickets we can lock in your reservation.  These cruises sell out quickly, typically many weeks in advance.

For that reason, the cutoff is July 25th.
Please note, we hope to extend the deadline, if tickets are still available.

Our Event Coordinator is Jon Block
He can be reached at: (248) 505-0606, or jblock8586@wowway.com