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June '23...Show Time!


Hello VCO,

It's VCO Viper Show 2023 time! There's over 80 members dusting off their Vipers to make them ready to display this Sunday at the VCO Viper Show 2023 & Lunch Meeting at Hagerty Garage + Social in Burlington! This is a truly incredible turn-out, and we thank all for your enthusiasm!


That enthusiasm is what's fueling our strong membership growth, and that's helping to open doors, strengthen old relationships and form new ones, while creating opportunities that are benefiting all members today. We're all stewards of the iconic Viper, and our club and sponsors are committed to meeting the challenges of preserving them forever.


This month we're very pleased to Welcome

New VCO Members

  • David Cantagallo, LaSalle, 2005 Gen II SRT-10 Copperhead Roadster (left photo)

  • Steven Rideout & Susan Simon, Keswick, 2002 Gen II GTS, red (right photo)

  • Mike & Maria Yarek, Paris, 2016 Gen V ACR-E, silver w/black & red stripes

  • Mohamed & Mesbah Abou Hassira, London, 2013 Gen V GTS, red

  • Sandro & Giancarlo Zaccolo, Woodbridge, 1997 Gen II GTS, red

New VCO Sponsors

  • Hagerty Garage + Social, Burlington

  • Hagerty Insurance

And New Event Supporters

  • Stellantis Automobile Corp, manufacturer of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Mopar, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Peugeot, and several others.

  • Bell Media - CP24 News (charity event publicity)

Welcome to all new VCO Members, Sponsors and Event Supporters...and thank you!


Member’s Guide to Sunday June 11th VCO Viper Show 2023 & Lunch Meeting

For those attending...here’s what you need to know and expect!

Arrival & Parking:

  • Hagerty Garage + Social, 1220 Corporate Drive, Burlington (QEW & Guelph Line)

  • Gates open at 8:30, please try to arrive early to be parked by 9 am start of show

  • Only registered VCO members driving Vipers can enter the Hagerty lot due to lot size limitations. All others will be directed to park across the street. If you would like to attend the show but are not registered contact Bruce vcotracks@gmail.com

  • You’ll be checked off the registration list as you enter

  • If you expect to leave before lunch, or before 2 pm, please advise upon entering

  • Then directed to attendants who will help you park quickly

  • And then go directly to Check-in just inside the main entrance

Check-in

You’ll receive an envelope with the following:

  • Member and Guest Name Badges, to be worn & required for lunch

  • 2023 Membership and Viper Show Commemorative Windshield Decals

  • Your Viper’s unique ID Card, place on dash for Member’s Choice Award voting

  • Voting Card to be completed after 10 am and turned in to Check-in by 11:30

  • Draw Ticket…don’t lose it, and have it ready at lunch!

VCO Gift Pickup

  • Pre-ordered gift pickup will be available from 10:30-11:30, and again after lunch

  • Additional items may be pre-ordered for pickup...Bruce at vcotracks@gmail.com

Lunch Meeting

  • Hagerty's culinary team will be serving lunch from multiple stations at 12 pm.

  • Please pick up yours promptly, take a seat at any table, and enjoy your meal!

  • Meeting will start shortly after everyone is seated.

  • Draws will be held during the lunch meeting…please have your tickets ready!

  • Several sponsors will be attending and available for discussions following lunch.

  • Lunch Meeting will be fast paced, expected to be an hour or so, and end by 2 pm.

  • We’re at the 150 lunch seat capacity based on RSVPs for those coming solo or +1. Please contact Bruce if you wish to change your lunch RSVP and we'll do our best to accommodate as we expect there could be cancellations.

  • If you can no longer attend the lunch please contact Bruce asap so that another member can join us for lunch.


The CP24 Chum Christmas Wish

  • CP24 news will be publicizing this event, inviting public to attend from 9 am -12 pm

  • We’ll be accepting member's & the public's donations in support of this charity.

  • This is our club's best opportunity to support local charity...let's give generously!

  • Our Board feels rather than using member and sponsor funding for donations, that it's better for members to choose to donate as they wish.

Name Badges

  • Many new members to welcome & meet, and this will be the 1st event for several.

  • Please wear your new name badges at events to help introduce yourself.

  • Please bring & reuse your existing badge holders, and we’ll have extras available.

  • Your check-in envelope may contain a temporary guest badge to be filled in.

  • Name badges will be required for lunch.

Questions?

Please contact Bruce with any questions at vcotracks@gmail.com or at 705-341-8320.


We could use a little extra early morning help guiding the parking of Vipers if a few early arriving members would like to offer., and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Up-Coming Event Reminders (details at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events)

  • Friday June 16th, Strathroy Cruisers Car & Motorcycle Show, Strathroy

  • Saturday June 17th, Model A Acres Replica Warbirds Tour & Lunch, Bowmanville

  • Sunday June 25th, Hagerty Garage + Social Monthly Cars & Coffee, Burlington

  • Tuesday June 27th, JRP "Speed Therapy" Track Day, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

  • Saturday July 8th, Perth Scenic Cruise & Lunch, Perth

  • Monday July 10th, JRP "Speed Therapy" Track Day, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

  • Saturday July 15th, O'Hara Classic Car Show & Winery Dinner, St. Catharines

  • Mon-Tues July 17-18, Watkins Glen with Trackmasters, Watkins Glen, New York

  • Saturday July 22nd, Bruce & Deb's Annual BBQ & Pool Party, Cannington

  • Saturday July 22nd, RM Sotheby's Classic Car Restoration Shop Tour, Chatham


New Events Added to Calendar

  • Sat. August 5th, Brampton Assembly Plant VIP Tour-Dodge Challenger production

  • Sat. August 19th, Dan & Jane's BBQ, Pool Party & Falconry Demonstration, Acton

  • Sat. Sept. 30th, The Gorelle's Belfountain Exotic Car Fall Colours Cruise, Belfountain



Vipers For Sale

1999 Dodge Viper GTS black w/ Silver stripes in Toronto Miles: 20,387 ~ 32,809km $95,000

Owned since 2014. Serviced exclusively by Garrett Nalepka at Raceway Chrysler. No issues, cold ac, upgraded radiator, exhaust, brakes, and other tasteful improvements.

Contact Edward Hurwitz for more info @ Ed.hurwitz1@gmail.com


VCO Sponsors Islington Chrysler and Raceway Chrysler also currently have Gen I. II and V Vipers for sale! Check out their listings at https://www.autotrader.ca/, and find their contact info here... https://www.viperclubofontario.com/sponsors.


Viper Parts For Sale

Brand new JMB intake system and windshield for a Gen 2 GTS I need to part ways with. Contact Joshua at petroloj@gmail.com, Thanks!


Board of Director Elections

Each year half of our Board stands for election at our Annual General Meeting, which is June 11th this year. The following 5 directors are standing for election, however, because there were no candidates nominated as invited in the May newsletter, these 5 are automatically re-elected for another 2-year term.

  • Garrett Nalepka, Vice President, GTA

  • Nick Sawrantschuk, Treasurer, GTA N-W

  • Dan Frankian, Director for S-W GTA

  • Jamie Herrington, Director for London Area

  • Dennis Harding, Director for Cambridge & Area

We do have an opening for one new director with responsibilities in the GTA, and we welcome inquiries to fill this position. Contact Bruce for details.


VCO Sponsor Appreciation

Raceway Chrysler | Islington Chrysler | Wellington Motors (Chrysler) |

JRP Online & Speed Therapy | ILR Car Control School | BAKSPEED |

Gold Motor Garage | Windsor Premier Cruises

Hagerty Garage + Social & Hagerty Insurance

&

Stellantis & Bell Media-CP24 News

for their support!


On behalf of your VCO leadership team,


Bruce Hadfield

705-341-8320 any time


We're on track for even more fun and unsurpassed member support in 2023!

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