MCVO Fall Cruise

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  1. ZESTY

    ZESTY Enthusiast

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    Thank you to John and Deb Guyitt and Jerry and Deb O'Neill for another great Fall Cruise. Point Pelee was beautiful, the transportation museum with all of the stories about the cars was very interesting, good food and fine wine at the winery all made for a great trip. Even Mother Nature didn't mess with us too much!
    Maureen and Jess
     
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    Thanks Jess and thanks to the members for registering and supporting the event... we had a great time sharing our surroundings !

    Secondly, thanks to the MCVO Board for subsidizing such an event.

    An event link is attached... (look for a rare appearance in the swamp)

    http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-06be-de60-1d1b?share=1&cs=a&lb=1

    and for those who wish a photo copy , use this Link (the pictures are not in any particular order)

    Password is ColorCruise.....................right click on any pic and save to your computer


    http://s1033.photobucket.com/albums/a417/jagger70/2012 MCVO Fall Color Ontario Tour/2012 MCVO Fall Color Tour 2012/?albumview=slideshow


    I will publish the link for newspaper coverage when available
     
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  3. ZESTY

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    John: Great slide show, thank you, Maureen
     
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    Courtesy Leamington Southpoint Sun Newspaper

    Vipers Slither into Point Pelee National Park

    Members of the Motor City Viper Owners club, based in Detroit, park their cars along
    the road near Point Pelee’s ‘Tip of Canada’ during the Fall Colors Tour, held Saturday, Oct. 13. SUN Photo
    Michigan Viper club visits Leamington
    By Bryan Jessop
    It’s no secret that Point Pelee is home to a wide assortment of wildlife, but for about two
    hours, the park was also crawling with Vipers.
    Thirty-seven members of The Motor City Viper Owners club, making the trip in 19 renditions
    of Chrysler’s most notorious sports car, gathered at the Detroit/Windsor border and
    made a day-long tour around Essex County on Saturday, Oct. 13. The tour began with an 11 a.m. arrival at Point Pelee National Park, where the group started off with a stop at The Visitors Centre. From there, they ventured out to the tip of Canada and then back northward to the Marsh Boardwalk.
    “They’re just loving it,” said MCVO club member and Ridgetown resident John Guyitt,
    who organized what the group refers to as its now-annual “Fall Colors Tour” along with his wife Deb. “Everyone is amazed with practically everything they’ve seen here.”
    Sue and Steve Nelson of Ishpeming, on Michigan’s upper peninsula, made the longest
    journey to attend the Fall Colours Tour, which brought the group to Port Stanley, Ont. last year. The Nelsons bought their Viper new in March of 2000 and have since put 108,000 miles (173,809 km) on its odometer.
    “When we left, it was 21 degrees (-6ºC) and there was snow on the road,” said Steve.
    “We’re actually hoping for some rain on the way back to wash the salt off the car.”
    The MCVO has made trips to the Deyoung Zoo, about a 2.5 hour drive from the Nelson
    home and a feature program broadcasted by National Geographic. The club made a donation to the charitable zoo during their visit and when they simultaneously fired up their engines to depart, the facility’s lions began roaring in response.
    Among those attending the Essex County tour, which also included stops at Pelee Island
    Winery, a restaurant in Amherstburg and the Canadian Transportation and Heritage Village Museum, was Chrysler’s chief engineer of the Viper powertrain proving grounds Dick Winkles. With him, Wrinkles brought a 2013 Viper SRT prototype — the actual car used to determine its 203 mph (326 km/hr) ability on a test track in Texas. The track car is equipped with the carryover 8.4L V10 from the 2010 Viper (the model was discontinued for 2011 and
    2012), albeit reconfigured to produce 640 horsepower. It is also equipped with a roll cage and special paint applied to test its resistance to heat that emits from side vents in the front fenders.
    The 2013 Viper will continue to be produced in Detroit and is expected to be available to
    the public in December of this year at an estimated sticker price of $99,000 US for the SRT or $120,000 US for the GTS.
    “A lot of people are really excited about it,” said MCVO president Jim Bielenda. “There
    could be an 800 horsepower version introduced in mid-model year, after the competition
    reacts.” Winkles explained that Chrysler hopes to produce about 1,500 Vipers for model year 2013.
    Following their Point Pelee visit, the group stopped at Freddy’s Restaurant, where a section of the parking lot was reserved for the club’s cars — which attracted a noticeable crowd of admirers and onlookers.

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    Chrysler chief engineer for Viper powertrain proving grounds Dick Winkles (right) chats
    about the 2013 Dodge Viper SRT prototype he brought along for the MCVO Fall Colors
    Tour. The track car, equipped with a role cage, is being tested prior to the December, 2012
    launch of the production version. (SUN Photo)


     
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    Niiice Pics ! :)
     

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