2021 July Cruise – Concerts and Cars – July 21st

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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.

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

Dinner:
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 April Cruise Night – April 21st


F I R S T  M C V O  C r u i s e  N i g h t  o f  2 0 2 1
We’ve missed you!
April 21st
6:30pm
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.

The owners of 5th Tavern, are planning a safe and fun evening for our members.  We are limited to 30 people, but we’ll have reserved parking in the rear, and a private entrance to our own reserved dining area.

If you need directions, you can find them here.

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

We must wear masks, practice social distancing and follow all current CDC Guidelines during this event.
Masks may be removed when consuming food or drink.

2021 Spring Tech Day – May 15th


Our Motorsports Director, Tony Smith, along with our host, Scot Rickord of Prefix Corporation, invite you to participate in our Spring Tech Day.

Michigan-based Prefix Corporation is a recognized leader in the creation of prototype designs, mock-ups, and full-scale concept vehicles for the automotive, aviation, and a wide variety of other industries. With four impressive facilities in Michigan and nearly 300 team members, Prefix Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to their clients for over 40 years.

For our upcoming session, we will cover common maintenance issues, what to look for before something becomes a bigger problem, and some new fun product offerings from Prefix.

Please note we will be meeting at the West Hamlin Road facility in Rochester Hills.

Where: Prefix Corporation,
1603 W Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309.
You may click here for directions.

When: May 15th, 10am to Noon

Coffee and donuts will be provided by our club.

We must wear masks, practice social distancing and follow all current CDC Guidelines during this event.  Masks may be removed when consuming food or drink.

In order to help us prepare, please signup using the “Sign Up Now” button below.

Questions can be directed to our Event Coordinator, Tony Smith and he can be reached at: (248) 310-7362 or email: fairview86@yahoo.com

2021 May Cruise Night – May 19th

Note: Location Change!
Red Ox Tavern
3773 E. Walton Blvd. in Auburn Hills
May 19th, Starting at 6:30pm

Come join your fellow Viper friends for a tasty meal at the Red Ox in Auburn Hills.

The Red Ox bills itself as the area’s premier sports bar dining experience, with gluten-free and low-fat options available.

They have a full bar and feature numerous Michigan breweries on-tap.

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

We must follow all current CDC Guidelines during this event.

Snakes Invade Shelby Township – May 29th


MCVO Presents
a new 2021
Snakes Invade Shelby Township
This is our third Snakes Invade Shelby Township event,
but this year we have been invited to a new venue.

We are pleased to announce, that the Godfather Bistro & Cigar Bar will be the location for our Snakes to gather.
Our hosts, Brandon and Victor love Vipers, and have opened their beautiful establishment to us.

The Bistro features a full bar, menu and fine cigars in a classic American Style atmosphere.
Plus there’s a spacious outdoor patio where we can dine and enjoy adult beverages.
A large lawn surrounds the patio inviting us to relax and actually spend time catching up with our MCVO friends.

Our hosts are graciously offering attendees the following perks:
• 10% off all food items
• Free soda
• 10% off all cigars
In addition, Godfather’s will be having a $5 raffle with a chance to win a Travel Humidor, which includes a cigar lighter and cutter.  Also, in the prize pot is a top shelf Cigar Sampler.

Participants are also qualified for Godfather’s hourly giveaways of cigars, merchandise and swag bags.

Where:
Godfather Bistro & Cigar Bar
14073 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township.
You may click here for directions.

When:
May 29th, 12-4pm

Their smoker will be cooking up delicious smoked meats!

We must wear masks, practice social distancing and follow all current CDC Guidelines during this event.  Masks may be removed when consuming food or drink.

You may bring your own chairs to sit by your cars, but alcohol may not be taken outside of the patio area.

There is no cutoff for signup, but we ask that you click on the “Sign Up Now” button, to help our hosts plan for the event.

Questions can be directed to our Event Coordinator, Gary Rappaport and he can be reached at: garyrppprt@gmail.com or cell: (248) 462-0486

2021 Spring Brunch – June 13th

The Registration for this event has ended!

Please Note Change to Dress Code, Below

Your MCVO is so happy to announce that this year we will be able to celebrate our Annual Spring Brunch … again!  The Brunch will be a little different from our normal event because of the current safeguards in place.  However, we will be able to socialize with all the Covid 19 protocols in place.

This year’s Brunch will be held at a different location.  It will be held under a very large banquet tent that can easily accommodate 300 people while observing the protocols.  Of course, the tent is set outside.  Masks are required for entry for the safety of all our members.  The meal will be served family style.

There will be reserved parking for our Vipers within view.  No worries!

Your MCVO Club has generously subsidized this event. 

I hope you will make time to join your fellow Viperholics and renew your friendships and make new ones!
We have many new members this year.
We would love for you to come and let us meet and greet each other!
Traditionally this is one of our largest events of the year.

There are many activities planned for the day:
• Annual Meeting
• Meet the Board
• Joyce Allen Award presentation
• 50/50 Drawing
• Club merchandise will be available
• Auction items
• Gifts
• Group Photo for Snake Bites

Join us in celebrating this event together!!
MCVO 2021 Spring Brunch
Come out and “kick off” with us our First Driving Event of the year

Location:
Italian American Cultural Society,
43843 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Twp., Michigan 48038
Date:
Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Time:
10:00AM until 2:00 PM
Cost:
$18.00 per person
Business Casual Attire/Dress Shorts – No jeans
Registration deadline is June 1st for signup and payment.  Please click on the “Event Registration” button to be taken to a signup/payment page.

Please contact Event Coordinator, Diane Cipponeri, with any questions at mikecipp@comcast.net or call/text to 248-758-8702

To pay by check, you can use this form.  Please note, your payment must reach us by June 1st.

2021 June Cruise – June 16th

West Siders, we’re coming to you for our June Cruise Night!

Black Rock Bar & Grill, is an award-winning steakhouse specializing in Certified Angus Beef steaks served and cooked to perfection by you on a 755-degree volcanic sizzling rock. Their concept ensures that every bite is just as hot and juicy as the first, and is always cooked just the way you like it!

This method of cooking is the newest phenomenon in the culinary world and creates a memorable dining experience.

They have a saying: “WHY EAT ORDINARY, WHEN YOU CAN EAT ON A ROCK?!”

For those of you less adventurous, they also have a wide selection of entrees to choose from. You may click here for a sample of their menu.

Where: Black Rock Bar & Grill, 44175 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi
You may click here for directions.

When: June 16th, 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 Day Trippin #1 – June 26th


Day Trippin’ with MCVO
Saturday June 26, 2021
8:30am Take Off

 

Kalamazoo Air Museum and more!
MCVO is starting the Day Trippin’ season in high flying style with

Vipers, Trains & Planes

The Flight Plan:

-A “low altitude” cruise along mostly off-highway roads.

-First “layover” Lost Railroad Museum in Grass Lake.  A beautifully done, local museum with virtual and live presentations plus many fine artifacts.

-A “flight delay” at “concourse” One Well Brewing in Kalamazoo for lunch, the “Air Marshal” reports they have dine-in, take out and patio service.  Their “beverage cart” has a selection of micro-brews.
Please note: indulging while “flying” is not endorsed by the club.

-“Departure” is on the “1/2 mile runway” (it’s a short drive)

-With “arrival” at Kalamazoo’s Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience.
A local treasure with two facilities on the same campus.  There are static displays plus restoration in progress.  It truly transcends time and space.

Your “Zoo ticket” is courtesy of MCVO
Food and Drink are the responsibility of the Pilot

-“Final destination” is an optional Cruise to Dinner at Zukey Lake Tavern, an MCVO favorite.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ARRANGE A ‘GROUP’ RATE
To register use the “Event Registration” Button below
If you miss the registration DEADLINE of 6/16 you’ll need to “stowaway”.
-Unfortunately stowaways can’t get a ticket pre-purchased by MCVO.  You’ll need to pay admission at the Air Zoo gate for your “seat assignment”.

Itinerary:
8:30am Sharp
Cruise Caravan Takes Off From Kohl’s Brighton

11:30
One Well Brewing
4213 Portage St.
Kalamazoo, MI 4900
You may click here to review their menu and beverages

1:00pm
Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd
Portage, MI 49002
You may click here for details about the Air Zoo
or
Click here for Air Zoo brochure (for pilot and crew pre-flight briefing)

Masks and social distancing are required, in addition to following all current CDC Guidelines during this event.  Masks may be removed when consuming food or drink.

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.

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

3rd Annual Viper Smokeout (Cohoctah) – July 10th


3rd Annual Viper Smokeout (Cohoctah)
July 10th, starting at 11:45am
Rain or Shine

The registration for this event has ended!

Our Coordinators for this event have a full day in store for you.

At 11:45 AM, we’ll gather at Burger King.
It’s located at: 7320 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp.
You may click here for directions.
(Bathrooms are available in Burger King).

At 12:00PM SHARP, we’ll depart. Our Cruise Assistants will lead us on a fun, scenic, country setting, with lots of trees.  It’s just over 40 miles and just under an hour of pure driving enjoyment.

We’ll take a fun 1-hour break at Spicer’s Orchard and Winery.

We’ll each be on our own to enjoy their Fresh DONUTS, and lots of tasty goodies.  There is also knickknack’s to shop for, ice cream, an orchard, and a farm setting to stroll and view.  They also have a wine tasting.
You may click here for their web site, and under the winery tab, you’ll find a downloadable wine menu.

Don’t eat or drink too much, because at 2:00pm, it’s on to the McClorey’s and a fantastic BBQ.
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.

We plan to arrive at the McClorey’s home by 2:30 pm, with dinner being served by 4:00 pm.

Paul and Alison are already making plans for a fantastic variety of meats, which are cooked in their personal smokehouse, including: salmon, chicken, ribs and brisket.
There will be baked beans, cheesy potatoes, salads and desert.

We ask that you bring: your beverage of choice, and a chair.
Utensils & plates will be provided.

We encourage you to follow CDC guidelines, in addition to each establishments’ (Spicer’s) mask & social distancing requirements.

There will be a bathroom available.

Cost: 100% underwritten by club funds
For you: free, nada, zip, zero dollars

Clear your calendar and signup! We need a reliable headcount in order to buy and prepare the meats.
Not sure you can make it? Hold off on signing up until you know for sure. We want to avoid “no-shows”, the goal is to spend the club’s money wisely!

Please Click on the “Sign Up Now” Button, below, to register.

The cutoff for signup is 7/5/21

We hope you’ll join us for the initial meet-up and cruise.

If you’re unable to cruise: the McClorey’s are located at:
913 Chase Lake Road, Howell.
You may click here for directions.

Questions can be directed to our Coordinators:
Bob Swartz; racerbob@comcast.net; (248) 882-4301
Paul McClorey; paul@paulsonsconstruction.com; (810) 347-5188