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October '23 Cruisin'

Updated: Nov 3, 2023


Hello Everyone,

2023 has been one heck of a great year for club activities, with over 40 events in our rear view mirrors so far, and several more to come as our 2023 driving season nears the end. If you haven't made it out yet this year, we hope you'll come Cruisin with us this month!


New Member Introductions

It's wonderful to see so many owners joining the Viper Club of Ontario, bringing their enthusiasm for meeting new friends, and sharing in the passion of driving their Vipers

as they enjoy our club's events and camarderie. This month we welcome...

  • Sam Quigley, North York, '98 Blue Gen II GTS Coupe

  • Thomas Kolodziejski, Brampton, '03 Red Gen III SRT-10 Roadster

  • Paul & Tamara Alves, Palgrave, '03 Orange Gen III SRT-10 Roadster

  • Sean & Sarah Patel, Milton, '99 Silver Gen II GTS Coupe

Welcome to the VCO... it was great to meet you at our September events!


New Club Director Announcements

Our club has been led by a dedicated team of volunteers for over 25 years. It's through their efforts, and those of our enthusiastic event planners, members and sponsors, that we enjoy unsurpassed club benefits and 50 annual club events.


Our Board welcomes and thanks Marko Makela for taking on the role as club director. Many of you know Marko, Nina & daughter Yasmine, Toronto residents, and active members and event participants for over 8 years. Marko will be involved in the leadership of our club, and GTA area events and membership. Thank you Marko!


We also welcome and thank Dave Pelosini for taking on the role of club director. Dave & Shari live in Dundas, Ontario. Dave has been an active member for almost 8 years, and is taking on responsibility for our growing membership and events in the Hamilton-Dundas- Brantford area. Thank you Dave!


September Events in Photos

What a month...wow did we have fun!

Drive Festival Viper Exhibit & Dream Car Speed Run...

Hagerty Garage + Social Cars-Caffeine-Lunch...who parked a Corvette among the Vipers?

4 Track days with club sponsor's JRP and ILR on 3 different race tracks...

Peterborough Lunch & Fall Cruise to Crowe Lake for a boat cruise...

Belfountain Exotic Car Fall Colours Cruise to Hockley Valley for lunch...

October Coming Events

This is a busy month for local and regional VCO events following our Thanksgiving weekend, and it's a great time to enjoy the fall colours and reduced traffic on the roads. Next month many will be tucking away their Vipers, so let's make the most of autumn!

  • Sat. Oct. 14th, Barrie Lunch, Cruise, Creemore Springs Brewery Tour & Dinner

  • Sun. Oct. 15th, Niagara Area Cruise & Lunch (note date change from Oct 14th)

  • Sun. Oct. 22nd, Paris Brewing Co Lunch & Gold Motor Garage C&C

  • Sat. Oct 28th, London Area Cruise & Black Donnelly's Brewing Co. Tour

  • Windsor Area Cruise, Lunch & Simply Stained Glass Event!, date TBA

Event Calendar for details and to RSVP at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events


2024 Event Planning

Our best events often come from suggestions made by our members. Each of us have a wealth of experiences in our local areas and beyond, and know some that others would enjoy as well. This is a great way to contribute to the fun, and to help keep events fresh!


We're currently collecting suggestions for 2024, and the Board will be reviewing them on Nov 7th. Our goal is to have much of our 2024 Events Calendar laid out by the end of the year. Please contact Bruce or an Area Director to discuss your event ideas. Thank you!


Targa Newfoundland Awards

Targa is the only tarmac rally of its kind held in North America. It covers 2000 kms of paved roads (closed to public) and different types of challenges over several days that test drivers, navigators, vehicles and their crews that keep them running and competitive.


Our club's Technical Director, Garrett Nalepka, was crew chief once again for BMW Canada, and along with his Centennial College students, was responsible for the BMW entries, including the BMW Mini driven by professional racer Randy Pobst, winner of many championships. Garrett's service team also ended up assisting other teams.


Randy, his co-driver and navigator won 1st place in their class, and Garrett and his crew were awarded the "Spirit of Targa" for their outstanding service work! Congratulations to Garrett and his team! We're very proud and fortunate to have Garrett on Team VCO!


Vipers For Sale

Featured...

2015 Viper TA 2.0, Competition Blue, 29,000 kms/18,000 mi, 2 owner Cdn car

$205,850 CAD/$150,000 USD. Located in Brantford, Ontario. Contact Greg Oldman at oldiesconc@gmail.com .


See additional Vipers For Sale by VCO members & sponsors in our September newsletter.... https://www.viperclubofontario.com/post/september-2023


Winter Viper Tips & Storage Availability

It will soon be that time of year. Please refer to our November 2022 newsletter for our "Winter Storage Tips"... https://www.viperclubofontario.com/post/november-22.

If you have space to store another member's Viper over the winter, or have a recommendation for others, please let me know or post on our Facebook group. Thanks.


Sponsor Appreciation

Most of our events are supported in part by these generous club sponsors. Let's extend our support to them whenever we can! https://www.viperclubofontario.com/sponsors


Raceway Chrysler | Islington Chrysler | Wellington Motors (Chrysler)


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


Hagerty Insurance | Gold Motor Garage | Windsor Premier Cruises


Event support by Hagerty Garage + Social | Stellantis-FCA | CP24 News


On behalf of your VCO leadership team, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving & Columbus Day weekend, and we hope to see you at our up-coming October events!


Bruce Hadfield

vcotracks@gmail.com




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