Updated: Feb 19
We hope you’ve all had a chance to get out and enjoy the stunning fall colours and unusually mild temps in your Vipers before the sad job of putting them away for another winter! We celebrated our extended driving season with Vipers and club friends last Sunday at the final 2022 Hagerty Garage + Social Cars & Coffee, followed by brunch in Burlington. And it looks like the fine weather may even hold for Eastern Ontario’s End of Season event on Sunday Nov 13th!
From Justin Black, Marmora & Bruce Hadfield, Cannington
Gallery of Event Photos
We’d like to provide a recap of each event but the limitations of time and space make that too challenging when we hold so many events! The absolute best way is to attend them, and the second is to view photos of them on our Gallery page! Most photos have now been posted for your viewing pleasure…enjoy! https://www.viperclubofontario.com/gallery
Welcome New & Returning Members
Bert & Jennifer Hoytema, Puslinch, 2005 Silver SRT-10
Justin Augusto & Ashley Raposo, Grimsby, 2000 Steel Grey GTS
Jason Haentjens & Vanessa Doiron, Oshawa, 2001 Yellow ACR Hardcore (returning)
We look forward to meeting you all, and enjoying fun times together with Vipers and friends!
End of Season Events
Our London-Windsor members held their end of season cruise event in the Chatham area, a lunch in Burlington and dinner in Newmarket for our Central Ontario members, and on November 13th we’re holding one for our Eastern members! https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
We did manage to sneak in an extra Hagerty event as mentioned above, and we're hoping to plan a brunch in December too! In fact, if anyone has a great suggestion, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your area’s director or myself.
London-Windsor's Chatham area cruise & lunch planned by Kevin & Margie Kennedy!
2022 Event Participation Awards
Our club recognizes those who have participated in the most events in their regions! For their outstanding club spirit, we honour the following members...
Isif Ibrahima - London-Windsor
Des Demainiuk - Central Ontario
Stan Bigford - Eastern Ontario
Congratulations to our winners!
We’d also like to give honourable mention to runners-up Mardig Sevadjian and Kim Blake, and recognize our directors who organize and attend a great many events.
Ladies Club Apparel Gift Idea😉
Spring/fall ladies jackets, zippered pockets, in large only $90,
Wind & water resistant jacket in M & XL, $120,
Quantities limited, shipping included. Contact Bruce for details
Winter Storage Tips
Preparing your Viper for winter storage is actually quite straightforward. Follow these tips and you should be good to go and ready to fire it up again next spring!
Store with a full tank of fuel to avoid condensation accumulating in the tank
Avoid use of Fuel Stabilizer products
Add a few pounds of tire pressure
Place mats under tires to avoid contact with concrete floor
Storing with the car’s weight off the tires will avoid tire flat spotting
Mouse traps and electronic devices can avoid costly repairs to chewed electrical wiring. Amazon sells a huge selection!
Always connect a battery tender to avoid all kinds of issues
Review “Timely Tip - Winter care for your battery” in last November’s newsletter
Our club strives to provide our members with an unsurpassed Viper club and ownership experience, and we are also leading advocates for a growing and sustainable Viper community that serves the interests of all Viper owners around the world.
We held leadership roles within the Viper Owners Association until November 2022 and have developed relationships with other regional Viper clubs to pursue our shared goals..
We thank our club members, directors and sponsors for each of their important roles in helping ensure the continued enjoyment of our precious Vipers for many years to come!
2023 Membership Renewals
We welcome your membership renewals for 2023, and thank those of you who already have renewed. The cost of the VCO Direct Membership is $125 CDN, and that can be remitted very simply by….
E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Cheque payable to Viper Club of Ontario, mailed to B. Hadfield, PO Box 282, Cannington, On, L0E1E0
It would be very helpful and appreciated if you could renew by the end of December. Thank you.
2023 VCO Event Calendar
Our 2023 VCO social events are actually going to start towards the end of January! The 2023 Events Calendar will start taking shape before that, and we hope to have most event dates finalized and posted on our Events Calendar page by mid-March. Watch for more information about our 2023 season in the December issue of The VCO Times!
More members, more events, more fun…2023 will be another one for the record books!
On behalf of your fun-loving club officers and directors,
705-341-8320 any time