2019 Spring Brunch – May 19th


24th Annual Spring Brunch
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
10am to 1:30pm

Meadowbrook Country Club
40941 W. Eight Mile Road
Northville, Michigan 48167
Click here for directions.

  • $35 Per Person 10 and over; Children under 10 are $10 each
  • 50/50 Raffle, and door prizes!
  • Order your new MCVO wearables for 2019
  • Joyce Allen / Member Of The Year Award Winner Announced
  • 2019 Schedule Of Events Reviewed And Directors reports
  • Group Photo for Snake Bites
  • Business Casual Attire – No jeans or shorts allowed
  • Registration deadline is May 9th for signup and payment

It’s only a matter of time before the weather breaks and it’s time to get your Viper Out!
Don’t miss one of the largest member gatherings!

To pay by check, you can use this form

Contact Diane Cipponeri at 586-677-1304 or text at 248-758-8703.

2019 Cohoctah Cruise & Barbecue – June 22nd

June 22nd, starting at 2pm
Rain or Shine

Please note: signup cutoff is June 17th!

Our members have a chance to go back in history, to beautiful Cohoctah Township. Cohoctah was, at one time, a stop on the Howell to Linden stagecoach route. 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.

Our day will start by meeting at 2:00 pm at the Park and Ride Lot at the northwest of Milford Road and I-96 (go west on I-96 to the Milford Road exit 155-B, then go north {right} about 550 feet to Centennial Drive, turn west {left} and go about 900 feet to the entrance to the Park and Ride Lot on the left). Click here for directions.

We will be leaving the lot at approximately 2:15 pm for a fun cruise to the McClorey homestead led by our Motorsports Director, Mike Sutton. We plan to arrive at the McClorey’s home by 3:00 pm, with dinner being served by 5:30 pm.

Paul and Alison are planning a fantastic meal. There will be a variety of meats and fish, that Paul has smoked, including: salmon, chicken, ribs and brisket. There will be cheesy potatoes, salads and desert.

Water will be provided but we ask that you bring your beverage of choice.

This is a going to be a fantastic event, with something for everyone.
The cost is only $10 per person.

Please click on the button below, to be taken to PayPal, to complete your signup.  Please note: signup cutoff is June 17th!

We hope you’ll join us for the initial meet-up and cruise.
If you are unable, Paul and Alison are located at 913 Chase Lake Road, Howell. You may click here for directions.

Questions can be directed to our Coordinators:
Paul McClorey paul@paulsonsconstruction.com
Diane Cipponeri mikecipp@comcast.net
Mike Sutton cuda73318@yahoo.com

Stahl’s Museum Tour and Lunch – July 6th


Stahl’s Museum is home to over 80 cars dating from the 1886 Daimler prototype though virtually every decade of interesting and notable cars since. You may click here for a detailed look at their web site.

New exhibits include:
A 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer; and you thought hybrids were new tech!
And
The “Titanic Pub” a beautiful wooden bar stocked with Titanic memorabilia. It’s a great photo op.

See and hear the Museum’s many restored and operational automated musical instruments. Included is the gigantic Mortier 97 key dance organ built in Belgium in 1922 as well as regular tunes from the mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

The collection contains decades of gas pumps along with porcelain steel and neon signs from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. A full-size diorama of a Big Boy restaurant where you can sit in a booth or at the counter and listen to the jukebox playing your favorite 50s hits.
• Our day will begin at 11am where we’ll meet in the Stahl’s south parking lot (far side of the museum). They are located at 56516 N Bay Dr.
• Click here for directions to Stahl’s
• Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
• At around 12:00, or shortly thereafter, we’ll caravan to lunch at Bad Brads BBQ in Shelby Township. Their address is 6525 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township. You may click here for their web site and menu.
• Members are responsible for their own bill.
• Click here for directions from Stahl’s to Bad Brad’s.
• All we ask is that you click on the signup link below, so we can get an accurate count for planning.
The event coordinator is Bob Swartz. Bob can be reached at (248) 882-4301

2019 JNAP Tour – July 12th

 

Jefferson North Assembly Plant Tour

Members, join us on Friday July 12th, 9am – noon, for lunch and an exciting tour of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP),
2101 Conner Street Detroit MI 48215

Home of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, SRT Grand Cherokee, SRT TrackHawk, Dodge Durango and the SRT Dodge Durango.

Everyone will need to be at the plant by 8:30AM.  At 9:00AM we’ll be escorted in together and park the cars in the Atrium.  Detailed maps will be provided prior to the event.

This is a FREE event. The plant manager has graciously agreed to cover the cost of lunch and beverages.

This may be the last time MCVO tours the JNAP plant due to retooling in 2020.
Registration deadline is July 8th, at midnight.

18 and older only and no open toe shoes, or high heels. Long pants are required.

Event coordinator is Sam Milana. Any questions please call 586-243-1174 or sfm79@hotmail.com

Dream Cruise Thursday Dinner – August 15th

The registration period has ended so we may provide a head count to the caterer.
2019 Thursday Night Viper Dream Cruise
&
25th Anniversary Celebration of the MCVO Club

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

Date: Thursday, August 15 from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Dinner to be served at 7:00 pm. Rain or shine.

Location: Our parking venue is at 38500 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. Our lot is slightly north of Lone Pine Rd on the east side of Woodward. Click here for satellite view.

Cost: $25.00 (check only), refundable deposit.  Your money will be returned to you, upon your arrival at the event, making it free!

However, you must do 2 things:
First, signup using the 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, to be received before August 8th to:
Diane Cipponeri
59861 Glacier Spring Dr. N.
Washington Twp., MI 48094

Diane will personally return your check to you that night.  Unfortunately members who don’t mail Diane a check will not be able to attend.  Due to catering constraints, this is not a drop-in event.

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!!

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.

Looking forward to celebrating 25 years of MCVO with you!

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.

2019 Snakes on Telegraph – Sept. 13th


SNAKES ON TELEGRAPH!
FOOD, FUN, & CARROLL SHELBY INSPIRED CARS
Great Lakes Cobra Club * Motor City Viper Owners * Shelby American Automobile Club
September 13th
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us in a joint car show to celebrate the grand opening of the spectacular Southfield Dealers Body Shop of the
Ken Garff Automotive Group
at 21535 Telegraph Road in Southfield.

There will be free white tablecloth food and refreshments (wine & beer) for everyone who shows a car.

We are also looking for a couple of feature display cars if you would like to volunteer.

There is no cost associated with this event, but if you are planning to attend please register below so that our host can have an accurate count.

It will be a great way for all the snakes to enjoy the start of the fall car season!

Signup will be closed on September 6th.

2019 Snakes in the Hills – Sept. 6, 7 & 8th

Registration NOW Open

Snakes in the Hills

(Original emails sent in April were to reserve your room only)

MCVO has teamed up with the Ohio Region VOA for their annual tour of the scenic Hocking Hills area of southern Ohio.

Current room availability:
Best Western Canal Winchester Inn event room rate is available till 8/13/19.
Also, TAP DOG Hotel may have a Friday-only room until that date.

Detail itinerary and route directions to follow

Friday, September 6
10:00
am: Sharp meet at:
Raisin River National Battlefield Park
1403 East Elm Avenue Monroe, MI 48162
https://www.nps.gov/rira/index.htm

Our route is a leisurely cruise into and through Ohio on mostly lightly traveled and enjoyable roads. We will make multiple stops featuring covered bridges, and just relaxation. Plan to get there a little early if you want to enjoy the park. Ohio members are welcome to join us along the way!

Friday night:
We join with the Ohio club in historically beautiful Canal Winchester, OH.
We’ll have socializing, and dinner at the unique “rockin’” TAP DOG destination brewery.

Saturday September 7
Is a day of driving the curvy roads and the sights only Hocking Hills has to offer. At times you’ll think you’re driving the ‘Tail of the Dragon’ but with a view!  All with various entertaining areas along the way, ending with a visit to a local glass blowing artisan for a demonstration.

Lunch and dinner times and logistics will be included in the itinerary.

In the evening Mike K. and I are inviting everyone to come relax, snack and socialize in our Tap Dog/Dog House Hotel room.
This is not a complimentary service the hotel provides.
There will be a “tip jar” to cover costs for the multiple tappers you will enjoy.

Sunday, September 8
Driving to explore more of the great Hocking Hills roads,
as well as stops at local points of interest.
Lunch will be at Mike and Brenda Fargo’s getaway,
where you’ll be able to visit their beautiful gorge.

Our Sat and Sun tour start point is the:
Best Western Canal Winchester Inn
6323 Prentiss School Dr.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
614-834-4790
An easy <10 min. walk to/from TAP DOG Hotel

Cost:
$70.00 per person which covers:

Goodie bag, Friday dinner, Saturday and Sunday lunch.
Each is unique and sure to please.

The cutoff for payment and registration is August 24th.

Final detail:
I’ll note my route to River Raisin so if you want, you can caravan up with me to the RRNBPark. I’ll plan to get there by 9:15 though 😉

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

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.