2021 Day Trippin #1 – June 26th

Day Trippin’ with MCVO
Saturday June 26, 2021
9:00am 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.

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”.


Cruise Caravan Takes Off From Kohl’s Brighton

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

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd
Portage, MI 49002
You may click here for details about the Air Zoo
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

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