2021 FrankenColor Cruise – Oct. 16th

Join us for some fun Viper cruising with friends, cider, donuts, and good food! What could be better!

Our scenic Viper cruise will start at Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall with a fun stop at Past Tense Cider Mill in Lapeer. From there, we’ll head on to Frankenmuth for lunch at the elegant Bavarian Inn restaurant.

At 8:30am, we’ll need to be gathered in the mall parking lot between parking markers 7B and 7D which are located near AMC Star Great Lakes 25 for our drivers meeting. The drivers meeting will begin at 8:45 and we’ll be rolling out at 9:00 SHARP.

Route details will be sent in a future email to all participants.

Members are responsible for their own refreshments at the cider mill and lunch.
From the mall we’ll cruise through some back road scenery to Past Tense Cider Mill where we’ll enjoy some cider and donuts! We’ll have plenty of time to browse the antiques, local arts and crafts, and Halloween goods before heading to Frankenmuth. We’ll be rolling out of Past Tense at 11:30 SHARP!

We’ll arrive in Frankenmuth around 12:30pm and park on the west side of Main Street. We’ll then head over to the Bavarian Inn (713 S. Main Street Frankenmuth) where you may order authentic German dishes, their world famous fried chicken or whatever pleases you from the Bavarian Inn Restaurant menu. You may click here for their lunch menu.

Afterwards, feel free to enjoy the shops and sights along Main Street before heading home.

Please use the link below “Sign Up Now”, so we can get an accurate head count for the cider mill and restaurant.

Cutoff for registration is October 10th. On behalf of the club, Bob and Paul are arranging for each car to have a surprise tasty treat.

Event Coordinators:
Bob Swartz
Cell: 248-882-4301

Paul McClorey
Cell: 810-347-5188

October Cruise Night – Oct. 20th

MCVO October Cruise Night
Grand Tavern, Rochester Hills
October 20th, starting at 6:30pm

Rochester Hills we’re coming to you for our October Cruise Night!

Grand Tavern is your one-stop spot for food, fun and excitement every day of the week! Come join with your fellow club members and enjoy their superb and diverse menu that features such favorites as big burgers, BBQ salmon and rib eye steaks!

If these selections don’t tantalize you, join us for their wonderful soups and salads, sandwiches, appetizers and drinks.

You may click here for a sample for their menu.

Their motto is: “Life is “GRAND” at Grand Tavern Rochester Hills”.

Our group will have a reserved area in the dining room and plenty of secure parking for our cars!

Where: Grand Tavern Rochester Hills,
3512 Marketplace Circle, Rochester Hills
You may click here for directions.

When: October 20th, starting at 6:30pm

If you can’t make it by 6:30, feel free to join when you can.
Event Coordinator is Mike Cipponeri, he can be reached at (248) 758-8703.

We hope that everyone is staying healthy thru these unusual times.
We ask that you continue to follow CDC guidelines, in addition to each establishments’ mask & social distancing requirements.

2021 EOI – N. Indiana Color Tour – October 23rd

MCVO Presents
Invitation from Viper Owners in North Indiana
Saturday, October 23rd, starting at 10:30am

Notre Dame Game the same weekend, so hotel rooms are going fast if you want to stay over Friday Night!
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.  A few of our members attended last year’s event and continue to rave about their experience.

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

Ray’s goal is to have 50 Vipers attending from the Michigan, Illinois’ and Indiana regions.

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

As a special treat, Ray intends to print custom banners for each attendee on site and during the event. Something way cool for the garage or man cave!  If they are as well-made as last year’s, it will be worth the trip!

Date: Oct. 23rd, 10:30 am – 4 pm

Host: Ray Sweers

Location: Positron Corporation, 4725 Wyland Dr., Elkhart, IN 46516
You may click here for directions.

Recommended Hotel(s): Red Roof Inn Elkhart,
2902 Cassopolis St, Elkhart, IN.  You may click here for directions.

Some of our members are also staying here:
Baymont by Wyndham Dowagiac
29291 Amerihost Dr | Dowagiac, MI.  You may click here for directions.

RSVP: To help us get an accurate count to Ray, and keep attendees up to date on caravan details, we need you to signup, using the “Signup Now” link below.

Questions can be directed to the coordinators:
Gary Rappaport, email:garyrppprt@gmail.com or cell:(248) 462-0486
Bob Swartz (Cruise), email:racerbob@comcast.net or cell:(248) 882-4301

2021 July Cruise – Concerts and Cars – July 21st

We’re sorry but the registration has ended
MCVO Presents our July Cruise Night
with Concerts & Cars
July 21st, starting at 6pm

Our previous event, on the West Side, was so successful, that we’re going back!

Our Cruise Night Director, Mike Cipponeri, has found a unique event, for us to participate in.

The Village Arts Factory, is a destination where history and art come together, come alive, and are embraced by individuals of all ages.

Thru the summer they are hosting:
“Rock & Stroll the Night Away at Concerts & Cars”

You’ll be able to listen to local bands and stroll the grounds, to view fabulous cars hosted by local car clubs.  During the evening, you’ll be serenaded by Ragamuffin with Classic Rock, Blues, Country and Reggae.

Our plan:
Meet in front of the historic Ford Factory
50755 Cherry Hill Rd.
in Canton’s Cherry Hill Village.
You may click here for directions.

6:00pm, with pizza being served around 6:30/6:45pm.
The event runs from 7-9pm.

The club is providing, FREE, to our members, pizza and bottled water.
You may also bring a beverage of choice.

All we ask is that you bring your own chairs and signup using the “Event Registration” button, below. The signup will assist us in planning for parking and the purchase of food.

The cutoff for signup is July 19th.

We’ve even made it onto their web site calendar, so let’s show them what a lot full of Vipers looks like!

Event Coordinator is Mike Cipponeri, and he can be reached at (248) 758-8703.

2021 Mopar’s at the Red Barns – July 24th

The signup registration has ended!

“Mopars at the Red Barns” Show & Swap Meet
July 24, 2021
The show runs from 9am to 4pm
It was great fun when we went in 2019, and this one is sure to be even better.

This has always been a popular event with our members.
And it’s back in great form now run entirely by the Gilmore Museum organization.

The plan is to meet up at the BP Gas Station, at Exit 145, off I-96, at Grand River Rd., in Brighton.

You may click here for directions. We will then caravan to the show together.

Departure time from the meet-up spot would be at 8:00am, arriving at the Gilmore Car Museum around 9:30am.

Enjoy hundreds and hundreds of cars featuring all MOPARs.
Food available on-site in their vintage “Diner Car”.
A true Michigan & automotive Gem.

Registration with admission (includes 2 people) is $20.00 per show car, for the full day and full access to show and museum.  Since the event organizers require prepayment, and in order to ensure club funds are spent responsibly, your pre-payment for admission will be refunded when you arrive.

You heard correctly, the Event is FREE!

Please click on the “Sign Up Now” button below, to be taken to Paypal for payment.

Cutoff for signup is 7/21/21.

Our Event Coordinator is Bob Swartz and he can be reached at:
email: racerbob@comcast.net or cell: (248) 882-4301

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

There are still a few openings!

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.

There are still a few openings, so signup today, by clicking on the “Sign Up Now” button to Register.

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

2021 RM Motorsports Tour and Lunch – August 15th

The registration period has ended!

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

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

2021 WDC Thursday Dinner – Aug. 19th

The registration period has ended!

2021 Thursday Night Viper
Dream Cruise Dinner

Come celebrate with your Viper family, while enjoying dinner and watching beautiful, unique classic cars cruise on Woodward Ave.

Date: Thursday, August 19th from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Dinner to be served at 7:00 pm. Rain or shine.

Location: Our new parking venue is at 43494 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Twp., in the Bloomfield Professional Center.
Our lot is slightly north of Square Lake Rd., on the east side of Woodward.  Click here for satellite view.

Cost: Free, Free, Free!

However, you must do 2 things:

First, signup using the “Signup Now” link below
(Note: this is for the Thursday Night event only; not for the Saturday event).

Second, and this is most important, send a check payable to MCVO in the amount of $25, per Viper car, before August 11th to:

Diane Cipponeri
59861 Glacier Spring Dr. N.
Washington Twp., MI 48094

Upon your attendance at this event, Diane will personally return your check to you.  The deadline for placing the catering order is well before the event.  Due to this, we can not accommodate members who are not on the sign in sheet.  Please sign up and mail your returnable check, if you plan on attending!

Food (included): Buffet style with 3 entrees, potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert, water and soft drinks.

This event is limited to Vipers only with one driver and one passenger – no exceptions!!
Additionally, daily drivers can not be accommodated.  In event an unforeseen Viper issue arises, please reach out Diane to make arrangements.

Our event coordinator is Diane Cipponeri.
Please contact her at 586-677-1304 (h) or text at 248-758-8703 (c) with any questions that you may have.

Hop in your Viper, grab your “significant other” and join us for the Dream Cruise Thursday dinner!