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April 2023

Updated: May 9, 2023

Hello VCO! Spring is finally here...and the long wait to roll out the Vipers is almost over! The club has been very busy making plans, and we're looking forward to seeing you all again soon! Read on to see what's coming up and the latest exciting club news! New Club Logo It was time to update our logo, and we've chosen to express our pride and past with the image of a Red Maple Leaf, and "Est. 1997" to commemorate our club's formation then! You'll start to see these used on our website, social media, apparel, and new club decals!

2023 VCO Member Window Decal

We're pleased to reveal our club's first-ever member's decal, with new logo, and we hope you'll proudly display it on your Viper's window where others will be able to see it!

We thank member/sponsor Greg Oldham who created the overall design, and various members who contributed their ideas on Facebook. It's discrete at just 3 inches, easily removable, and specially coated to last forever. These will be distributed at club events.

2023 "Viper Show" Decal We plan to commemorate our over-the-top 2023 Viper Show at Hagerty Garage + Social in Burlington on June 11th with a very unique decal. Please RSVP now if possible so we can order these participant's decals, other gifts, and make all of our necessary plans! New Members We're very pleased to welcome Ryan & Julie Benoit from Aylmer, just east of St. Thomas. They own a 2003 red SRT. We look forward to meeting you both at events soon!

Newly Added Events & Updates New event listings continue to be added and a few more are still coming! See all current event listings and RSVP to attend them at New in Eastern Ontario

  • April 15th, Ottawa, Lone Star Texas BBQ Lunch

  • April 29th, Ian law Driving School updates, Bowmanville

  • August 12th, Marmora Cruise & Lunch updates

New in London-Windsor Area

  • May 27th, Delaware Speedway, Shooting Range & Lunch, London area

  • June 1st, Grand Bend Motorplex Track Day with the Windsor Exotic Car Club (1)

  • June 4th, Detroit Grand Prix invitation from Motor City Viper Owners club (2)

  • June 16th, Strathroy Cruisers Car Show/Dinner, Strathroy Hometown Festival

  • June 19th, Grand Bend Motorplex Track Day with Corvette Club of Ontario (1)

  • July 22nd, Tour of Sotheby's RM Classic Cars, Chatham

  • Aug 19th, Woodward Dream Cruise invitation from Motor City Viper Owners club (2)

  • (1, 2) Not VCO events, but we're invited to participate and may make extra plans if there's enough member interest! Please see event listing and contact organizers quickly if interested as commitment is time-sensitive in order for us to attend.

Up-coming and Special Events Requiring Your RSVP Now


  • April 15th, Lunch at Moxies, Pickering

  • April 15th, Lunch at Lone Star, Ottawa

  • April 29th, ILR Driving School & Lapping, ILR Open House, & Dinner, Bowmanville

  • May 9th & 26th, JRP's "Speed Therapy" Track Day (spaces are limited)

  • May 27th (new date), ILR Exotic Car Ride Charity for the James Fund

  • June 4th, Detroit Grand Prix parking commitment w/Motor City Viper Owners club

  • June 11th, Viper Show & Lunch Meeting. Many moving parts based on a very large expected participation of 75+ Vipers.

April 29th ILR Driving School & lapping, Open House & Dinner

Many members have enjoyed doing the Ian Law Performance Driving School & Lapping Days where drivers focus on honing their new driving skills! This is your opportunity to come out, strap on a helmet, jump into an expertly driven Viper, and see what this passion is all about! Join us later in the day at the track and in Bowmanville afterwards for a casual dinner. Contact Bruce to reserve your front row Viper seat to a thrilling experience!

June 11th Viper Show & Lunch Meeting

  • June 11th, 9 am to 2 pm, Hagerty Garage & Social in Burlington

  • Viper Show from 9-12 pm, Hagerty's Parking Lot reserved for our use

  • Member's Choice Judging from 10:30-11:30

  • Lunch Meeting with Awards Presentation and Guest Speakers from 12 -1:30 pm

  • Mingle with members, sponsors, guest speakers and club directors from 1:30-?Features

  • Lunch provided free of charge for all members and promptly served by Hagerty's new culinary team at 12 pm sharp!

  • 2 Free club branded gifts while quantities last, must RSVP and attend event.

  • Member's Choice Show Awards for each Viper generation's 1st place winners

  • Member's Choice Show Award Certificates for 2nd place winners

  • 2023 Club Windshield & Commemorative 2023 Viper Show Decals!

  • Club Badges (all new design for 2023)

  • 50/50 style draw with net proceeds to charity

  • Club apparel available for purchase

Available Gift Selection, updated May 2nd

Gift A - Pair of 12 oz white wine glasses

Gift B - Pair of 16 oz red wine glasses

Etched VCO Logo, gift boxed pairs

Gift C – Sorry, not available

Gift D – Sorry, not available

Gift E – Pair of Hi-Ball Glasses, 13.5 oz

Etched VCO logo, gift boxed pairs

Gift F – Pair of 16 oz Pub Glasses

Etched VCO logo, gift boxed pairs

Gift G – The VCO Event Cooler Bag

Fits 1992-2017 Vipers, 10" x 7.75" x 6.5"

Mesh side water bottle pouch

Grey & black VCO Viper Accessory

Gift H – The VCO Umbrella, with 47” arc

Fits all 1992-2017 Vipers, 33" x 1.75"

Grey & black VCO Viper Accessory

Added Viper Show Decal May 9th

2023 Event Participation Awards Each fall we award those members who have attended the most club events during the year! I have no idea why since those are already the ones who have had the most fun of all! But we do enjoy honoring these winner's incredible club spirit. Every member has an opportunity to be a just need to RSVP and join some great events!

Tire Buying Recommendations Last month we created our VCO Tire Buying Guide to outline the various tires that are produced to fit our Viper's needs. We've since requested quotes from various reputable tire dealers in an effort to be able to recommend and partner with select tire dealers who offer our members tires at great club prices, but also meet a set of strict criteria to meet our club's and member's needs for quality installation and satisfaction. See our list of Preferred Tire Dealers at... Website Improvements Many changes have been made to make our website more visually appealing, easier to read, and more informative. Our new "Guides & Resources" page will allow us to take membership support and club appeal to the next level over the coming months! We're providing all Ontario Viper owners with an unsurpassed ownership and club experience! The Guides & Resources page will allow us to document, archive and conveniently reference our club's extensive knowledge base and member support programs. This page currently contains our VCO Tire Buying Guide, Performance Driving Program, and Drive for Charity initiatives. Look for new resources to be added soon.

The Events Calendar is now easier to view with our many track lapping days grouped together with expanded information in a separate link to our Performance Driving Program at

The Gallery is now better organized to make event photos easier to view starting in May. Please email your photos to Julie Brocca at for posting!

The Market Place page has now been replaced by a new section that will appear in the monthly newsletter where all members will be able to see at a glance each month any Vipers that are currently For Sale. There are currently no member's Vipers for sale. The Sponsor page includes: -Our Major VCO Sponsors who keep our Vipers roaring with trained Viper technicians...

  • Raceway Chrysler

  • Islington Chrysler

  • Wellington Motors Chrysler

-Our Performance Driving Program Sponsors who provide thrilling opportunities...

  • JRP-Speed Therapy returning

  • ILR Car Control School (new for '23)

  • BAKSPEED (new for '23)

-And also includes...

  • Gold Motor Garage

  • Windsor Premier Cruises

  • New sponsor announcements coming soon

See our current list with contact info at We Need Your Help...

  • We'd like a few members to take and post event photos on our club Instagram account.

  • And we need someone to record event participation to determine our year-end Event Participation Award Winners!

Many hands make light work...please contact Bruce to discuss if you'd like to help us! Questions & Comments We welcome our member's questions and comments, and will share those that others might have as well in the next monthly newsletter. Please submit to Bruce or any director. Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Easter with family and friends! On behalf of your club directors, Bruce Hadfield

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