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June 2024

Hello VCO Members,

The great Canadian Viper driving season is finally here! Let's all enjoy our Vipers by planning to attend some of our exciting summer club events that our area directors started planning last fall! Wherever you live, we've planned events for you!


Welcome New Members

We're very pleased to welcome these new VCO members and friends...

  • Tyler & Caeleigh Harding, Cambridge, and their 2005 SRT-10 roadster! (Left pic)

  • Sam Sandu & Salween Biln, Caledon, and their 2003 SRT-10 roadster!

and we're very pleased to welcome back...

  • Albert & Silvana Ulisse, Woodbridge, 2014 GTS & 2002 RT/10! (Right pic)



Viper Show & Lunch Meeting Recap 

This annual event was hosted on May 25th at sponsor Hagerty Garage + Social, and they really rolled out the red carpet for us once again! Thank you to Marlon Jackson, and to chef Trevor Penny and his culinary staff for the lovely lunch!



Morning rain dampened the number of Vipers but not the enthusiasm of those who attended! Vipers were parked according to Generation in order to facilitate Member's Choice Award voting.



Many participated in our morning seminars. If you missed them, please check out our gripping Tire Buying Guide that could prevent loss of vehicle control at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/clubprograms/vco-tire-buying-guides. And if you'd like significant savings on a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram purchase, contact Bruce to learn what the VCO, FCA-Canada, and our club dealer sponsors can do for you!


The meeting was moved up to 11 am due to weather. Meeting highlights were...

  • London director Jamie Herrington did a great job as emcee (Top left pic)

  • The club's mission continues to find new ways to support members - Bruce (Ctr)

  • Treasurer's '23 Financial Report, with VCO in excellent shape - Nick (Top right)

  • The VCO welcomed 30+ new members in 2023 and so far in 2024

  • Members voted unanimously to approve bylaw & corporate document updates

  • Our generous club supporters were recognized, along with our newest...Mobil 1

  • 2023 Outstanding Contribution Award- Enio Parete, Windsor director (middle left )

  • 2023 Event Participation Award for most events attended -Jay Tanti (middle right)

  • Events requiring early RSVPs were discussed and members polled

  • Acknowledged the assistance of so many who made this major event possible



2024 Member's Choice Awards presented by Nick Sarantschuk & Dennis Harding

  • Gen I - Dan Peasant, RT/10 (Top left)

  • Gen II - Sean Patel, GTS (not shown)

  • Gen III - Justin Black (L) and Mike Goddard (R) -tie (top center)

  • Gen IV - Nabil Arafat (top right)

  • Gen V - Mike Yarek (L) and Ray Rickson (R) - tie (lower left)

  • Justin Black's blue and Mike Goddard's white Mamba Gen III's shown (bottom)



Lunch was served at 12 pm, and the meeting resumed with draws for prizes and closing comments made as we finished our lunch. A big thank you to our sponsors who donated draw prizes, and congratulations to these draw prize winners!

  • Perf. Driving School donated by Ian Law Car Control School - Nick Sawrantschuk

  • Private Coaching Day donated by Sam Bak, Bakspeed - Jay Tanti

  • Viper Oil Change donated by Islington Chrysler & Mobil 1 - Ray Rickson

  • Viper Oil Change donated by Raceway Chrysler & Mobil 1 -Bruno Curcuruto

  • Viper Oil Change donated by Wellington Motors & Mobil 1 - Marko Makela

  • Broil King Gas BBQ donated by Wellington Motors - Sean Patel

  • VCO 2025 Membership donated by the VCO - Justin Black

  • Case of Mobil 1 Motor Oil donated by Mobil 1 - Ben Melenhorst

  • Viper Jacket donated by Steve David - Norm Woods

You can see many more Viper Show photos posted on our club Facebook page!

We welcome your Viper Show & Lunch Meeting feedback! If we're holding club merchandise for you, we'll try to get it to you at your next club event...just let Bruce know!


Next VCO Signature Event - Sept 14-15, Windsor & Detroit!

Enio Parete has booked a very rare Chrysler Museum tour for our members, and he's planning a fantastic event weekend around it that will also include the Chrysler World Headquarters, maybe dinner at a historic garage on Woodward Avenue and Detroit River Boat Cruise, the Windsor Casino, reserved Windsor Hotel accommodations with security, and more! Plans for events like these require extensive advanced planning and early member commitments, particularly for the hotel rooms. We had tremendous interest expressed during our lunch meeting, and we ask you to now get on our RSVP list asap!


See our website's Events Calendar this and all other event's details, and RSVP asap! https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events


June Event Reminders

  • Fri. June 14th - Strathroy Home Town Car Show & Dinner

  • June 19 & 28th - "Speed Therapy" Hi-Perf Driving Track Days, Bowmanville

  • Sat. June 22nd - ILR Exotic Car Show & Charity Ride, Brampton

  • Sat. June 29th - Parkwood Estate VIP Auto Baron Tour-purchase tickets now!

  • Sun. June 30th - Hagerty Garage + Social Monthly Cars & Caffeine, Burlington


Note: June 22-23rd Western NY event unfortunately lacked enough commitments to hold our hotel rooms. Best room availability & rates are now Sunday thru Thursday nights. Let Bruce know if you'd like us to plan this event for hopefully a better date.


July Event Reminders

  • Thurs. July 4th - "Speed Therapy" Hi-Perf. Driving Track Day, Bowmanville

  • Sat. July 6th - "Black Donnelly" Historical Cruise, Lunch & Grand Bend BBQ

  • Sat, July 13th - O'Hara Charity Car Show, St. Catharines

  • Sat. July 13th - RM Classics Cars & Coffee, Belle River Cruise & Lunch, Chatham

  • Sun. July 14th - Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum, Hamilton. 10 more RSVP's needed by June 12th to reserve the tarmac for a Viper photoshoot!

  • Sat. July 20th-Peterborough Lift Locks, Canoe Museum, Lakefield Cruise & Lunch!

  • Mon. July 22nd - Lake Muskoka Boat Cruise. Order your boat cruise tickets now and an optional hotel room if you like at good rates while they're available!

  • Sat. July 27th - Buffalo-Niagara Falls Event

  • Sun. July 28th - Hagerty Garage + Social Monthly Cars & Caffeine, Burlington


Vipers For Sale

One of our members is selling 1 of his 3 Vipers, with these 2 being offered! Contact Shawn at shawn@kinsbraegroup.com.

  • 1998 GTS, red with white stripes, black interior, fully paint corrected, ceramic coated, beautiful condition, extra new spare parts. 28,307 miles.


  • 2004 SRT-10 Roadster, red, 6170 kms, full PPF protection. Pristine example of the Gen III Viper!


2002 Viper GTS for sale at sponsor Wellington Motors. 14,373 kms! Contact Josh Wood at jwood@wellingtonmotors.com



Sponsor Appreciation

We're grateful for the tremendous support of our sponsors. They help our club provide unsurpassed resources and member support that benefits us all. We ask our members to support them as well!


On behalf of your club Board of Directors and sponsors, we thank you all for your support!

Sincerely,

Bruce Hadfield

VCO President


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