2022 EOI – The Viper Showdown – Oct. 5-9

Event of Interest

Wednesday 10/5 – Sunday 10/9

*Live Stream Feed – Races & Time Trials

*Join The Viper Racing League for Practice & Two Series Races

*High Performance Driver Education

*Car Show 10-2pm Sat 10/8

*Banquet & Auction Saturday Evening

This promises to be a great Viper weekend!
Join your friends & enjoy a unique event
All Viper All the Time

You may click here to be taken to their website for details and signup information.
Once you have registered, click the “Who’s Attending” button, below,
then enter your information.
This will allow those interested in possibly caravanning to arrange their travel plans.

To review Who is “actually” Attending, the “Who’s Attending” page is also on our website, under Events.

N. Indiana Color Tour – Oct. 15th

MCVO Presents
Invitation from Viper Owners in North Indiana
Saturday, October 15th, starting at 10:00am
Some interesting things we can
consider doing to make this event even better!

A group of Viper owners in Northern Indiana, headed by Ray Sweers, have invited us for a fun day to bond with other owners and enjoy the Indiana countryside. MCVO members who have attended this event in the past
continue to rave about their experience.

The day will begin at Ray’s warehouse of Vipers.
It’s filled with 20+ Vipers, plus numerous other collectible cars as he and his brother race with NASA. His goal is to have 50 Vipers attending from the Michigan, Illinois’ and Indiana regions.

There will be food (Nelson’s Chicken), drink, live music, pinball machines, and a 30-minute fall tour drive at the end of the event.

This is the 4th year for this event, and courtesy of our host, Ray, there is no cost!

Date: Oct. 15th, 10:00 am – 4:30pm

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

Hotels: You may click here for a selection of available hotels, in the Elkhart area.

RSVP: We need you to sign up by October 5th, using the “Sign Up Now” link below.
-This allows Bob Swartz to keep you up to date on event details.
-Additionally, it provides Ray with an accurate head count and helps him prepare a very nice, personalized gift which he generously sends home with every attendee.

Bob will be leading one caravan Saturday morning:
October 15th at 7:30 am – Depart Meet-up spot, Circle K Gas & Store, 5495 W. Michigan Ave., in Ypsilanti– (includes 1 pit stop). Note: if you’d like to meet-up and caravan along the way, Bob will be following US-12.  You may contact him and set-up a place and time to meet.
Arrive -10:00am Arrive Elkhart – Positron Corp.

If You’re interested in a possible Friday caravan, contact Paul LaPlant and answer “Yes” on the Signup Sheet

In the past MCVO members have arrived on Friday or Saturday morning and left for home on Saturday or Sunday.
What else can members do in the Elkhart area together?
Bob has found some interesting things to do in the Elkhart area.
It would be great if we could do something together!

Dinner Saturday evening (approx. 5:30pm, location TBD)
Shipshewana & LaGrange County – Known as a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors to experience the simplicity of Amish culture as well as the delicious foods and quality products they produce
National Auto and Truck Museum (Sunday)
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (Sunday)

Questions can be directed to the event coordinators:
Bob Swartz, email: or cell:(248) 882-4301
Paul LaPlant, email: or cell:(419) 340-8782

2022 October Cruise – Oct. 19th

Westsiders we’re coming back to Novi!

Our host for the October Cruise, Mike Cipponeri, has found us another new venue, Beerhead Bar & Eatery.

They have a tasty and ever-changing food menu full of delicious options –
their Signature Barbarian Pretzel, the guest favorite pizza,
sandwiches and shareables.
Plus, American craft beers, something Michigan is known for!
400+ brands of beer
100+ of Michigan beers
50 on tap, always rotating
You’ll always find something new
Wine and spirts too!

You may click here for a sample for their menu.
Beerhead Bar & Eatery
44375 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite G157, Novi (Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk)
You may click here for directions.

October 19th, starting at 6:30pm
All of our members are encouraged to attend, especially the West Siders!
Viper or no Viper, we want you there!

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.

FrankenColor Cruise – Oct. 22nd

October 22nd – 9:25 AM

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 Canterbury Village with a fun stop at Porter’s Orchard, in Goodrich. From there, we’ll head on to Frankenmuth for lunch at the Lorelei Lounge & Schnitzelbank Bier Garten, located in the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

At 9:25am, we’ll need to be gathered in the south end parking lot of Canterbury Village (with the entrance opposite W. Greenshield Rd) for our drivers meeting.
We’ll be rolling out at 9:40 SHARP.

Route details will be sent in a future email to all participants.
From the Village we’ll cruise to Porter’s Orchard where we’ll enjoy some of their tasty treats.

MCVO is providing cider and donuts to all attendees!

We’ll have about 45 minutes before heading to Frankenmuth.
We’ll be rolling out of Porter’s at 11:00 SHARP!

From Porter’s we’ll cruise thru some back road scenery and arrive in Frankenmuth around 12:15pm with parking in the lot adjacent to the Bavarian Inn Lodge (One Covered Bridge Lane).
We’ll then head over to the Lorelei Lounge & Schnitzelbank Bier Garten, where we’ll have our own reserved room. 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.
Members are responsible for their own lunch.

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

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

Cutoff for registration is October 19th.

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