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Older news articles from the front page of this web site. This is some pretty old news, so please don't be surprised when the links within the news articles do not work.

7/5/03 - Welcome: Wind Baffle!
We are pleased to introduce the Viper Baffle for SRT-10 by Windbaffle. To improve cockpit aerodynamics a windblocker for the SRT-10 is available from Windbaffle. It blocks backdraft wind noise and turbulence effectively. Also a Visor Extender for RT/10 and SRT-10 models improves all season top-down motoring. All products are made of invisible, indestructible MR coated Lexan and mount easily without damage. A 15% discount is available to all VCA members. For more details go to or call 888 4 NO WIND.

3/15/03 - Welcome: BMR Fabrication Inc.!
We are pleased to introduce BMR Fabrication Inc. BMR is an established fabricator of suspension and chassis components and has recently entered the Viper community with a heavy duty line of drivetrain and safety components. Check out their web site at:

2/8/03 - 2003 Viper "VGX" Book:
Do you want to know the entire story of the 2003 Viper SRT-10? Well this book has hundreds of pictures and covers everything from initial concept sketches to prototypes and production. A must have for the true Viperholic: VGX Book.

2/8/03 - Autoform Spring Special:
Viper Club members sale at Autoform Development!! Autoform is currently offering all Viper Club members a 10% discount on all their Viper street and race products in their "THINK SPRING" sale! Visit the Autoform site and find something you like!

2/1/03 - VCA Calendar Project:
Since you can choose the starting and ending month, it is never to late to get your VCA Viper Calendar, and you can choose from over 175 Images!

11/08/02 - VCA SRT-10 Raffle: The Winner is...
..... George Nunes From California! The winning Ticket was #2000, Thanks to all that participated.

11/7/02 - Welcome: Racing Solutions!
We are pleased to introduce Racing Solutions, Inc. (A spin off of Automotive Equity Holdings) to the Viper Community. Located in Houston, TX, RSI offers complete performance and cosmetic solutions for Vipers and other performance vehicles. Be sure to visit their web site at:

11/05/02 - VOI Memorabilia Action
Thanks to all that participated in the Nashville VOI memorabilia auction: Click here for results

11/04/02 - NEW! Northern California VCA SRT-10 Floormats
Now Available: Have your floormats and trunkmat ready for the arrival of your new SRT-10! The Northern California Viper club's mats are made with a non-slip black carpet and feature the new snake logo in two colors and the Viper SRT-10 logo embroidered to match the exterior color of your car (red, charcoal, or black). Trunk mat finishes the otherwise unfinished trunk area. Discount for club members. See merchandise under for photo and order form. Makes a great Christmas present, too!

9/21/02 - Scatter Shield and Clutch by TNT
Safety first! TNT has introduced a Transmission "Scatter Shield" an clutch combination. If you are running a high horsepower Viper, this is a must. The scatter sheild provides a safety barrier between your feet/legs and a disintegrating clutch.

7/28/02 - We Welcome Wheel Kinetics
We welcome Wheel Kinetics as a VCA site sponsor. Wheel Kinetics carrys a full line of Viper Wheels from Kinesis, Forgeline, BBS, HRE, and Fikse. You can visit their site at:

7/10/02 - Autoform Announces "Street Coupe"
Autoform is proud to announce the new "Street Coupe". The company that brought you the first production hard top, the first deck spoiler, the first to bring you a club racer, now introduces our latest collectors package, an opportunity you will not want to miss. As Seen on Ron Adee's One Lap of America Racer. For an information in MS Word Format, go to or visit:

6/25/02 - New 2002 VCA Apparel!
If you like the new snake logo, the VCA has apparel for you! For a pdf of the apparel click: or to get an order form:Apparal Order Form

6/5/02 - New TNT Motorsports Full Line Catalog
Satisfy your need for speed: TNT Motorsports is proud to announce its new full line catalog. It includes information on all the great products TNT offers...... from cams, throttle bodies, and full Serpant upgrades to interior and exterior enhancements. Catalogs are free to all Viper owners (you'll need to provide your VIN with your request). To get your copy, just call (713) 880-0279. Be sure to visit the TNT web site at:

4/23/02 - Dodge Concludes Viper Coupe Production with 2002 GTS Final Edition
Auburn Hills, Mich. -- Dodge today announced that it will produce a special GTS Final Edition model to commemorate the last 2002 Viper Coupes to roll of the line later this year at DaimlerChrysler's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. The coupes, which will represent the last 360 cars built on the 2002 Dodge Viper platform, will be the first production Vipers to wear a Viper red with dual stone white striped paint scheme. The white over red theme was the same one that carried the Viper GTS-R/T race car to motorsports acclaim with an outright win at the 2000 Daytona 24-hour sports car racing event and consecutive American Le Mans Series manufacturers championships. The Dodge Viper GTS Final Edition is expected to hold special appeal to sports car enthusiasts and Viper collectors as a landmark in the product's history. The car is making its public debut this week at the Chicago Auto Show. "This is the high water mark for the Viper Coupe," said Jim Julow, Vice President - Dodge Global Brand Center. "The GTS Final Edition, the last of the production Viper coupes, is a response to loyal owners who have asked us to do something special to close this 2 chapter of the Viper's history. Our other limited-availability models, such as the GT2 Championship Edition, have been resounding successes among enthusiasts looking for a piece of American sports car history." In addition to the special paint striping, a number of other details distinguish the GTS Final Edition. Inside, red-stitched, black leather steering wheel and shift knob are unique to the model, with a sequentially numbered dash plaque (e.g. No. 1 of 360) recognizing each individual car from the series. Customers may order the Final Edition model with or without the optional American Club Racer (ACR) performance package. Production will begin in May and run until the start of 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 production later this summer. Next year's Viper SRT-10 will be available exclusively in convertible form. Dodge recently offered owners of current model Vipers first chance at placing orders for the new SRT-10, and the initial year of production sold out immediately. Dodge Dealers will begin taking orders for the Viper GTS Final Edition in mid-April, 2002.

4/8/02 - CORSA at Viper Days
Attending Viper Days at Mid Ohio? If so, CORSA Performance, a Viper Days contingency sponsor, invites you to visit the 58,000-square-foot purpose-built CORSA headquarters for a tour either before or after the race. CORSA is 70 miles north of Mid Ohio in Berea, Ohio, just off Interstate 71. Call 800.486.0999 for directions. If you have been considering a CORSA exhaust system for your Viper and you will be at Mid Ohio, now is the time to stop by and step up to a CORSA 3-inch stainless steel rear-exit system, or a CORSA side-exit system. In conjunction with the Viper Days event, CORSA can schedule a custom installation while you wait. Rear exhausts are available for '96 and newer Vipers as well as the newer RT/10 and GTS designs. Side exhausts are available for all model years and makes. If you are interested in purchasing a CORSA system and want CORSA to install it, contact Jim Browning, Jr. at 800.486.0999 to schedule a day, time, and to verify your system is in stock. Installations are limited, so please call by Friday, April 19th! The CORSA representatives look forward to meeting you at Mid Ohio and hope you have the chance to stop by and visit CORSA on your trip. Good luck on the race track!

3/30/02 - APEX Motorsports has EXPANDED!
To better serve APEX Motorsports customers, APEX Motorsports has expanded its parts, service, and installation facility! Their new location offers our customers a 1,500 sq. ft. product showcase room where VIPER performance parts, accessories, apparel as well as general maintenance and race products will be on display. Their installation facility has grown to accommodate the growing business from Viper customers, too! With 6,000 sq. ft., 4 lifts, 5 bays and their in-house Dynojet with Viper computer tuning, thier facility can handle just about any Viper project. They are located in the same business park at 2555 Lafayette Street in Santa Clara, CA, but have moved into Suite #101 at the front of the complex.

3/11/02 - Welcome: Viper Trim!
We are pleased to introduce Viper Trim (A division of RealWheels Cover Company, Inc.) to the Viper Community. They manufacture stainless steel Viper trim accessories made from heavy-gauge, high quality stainless steel that will not rust, pit, corrode or lose its shine. Stop into their web site for a visit: or drop them an email at: [email protected].

12/10/01 - 2003 SRT-10 Convertible
The ordering procedure for the 2003 SRT-10 Convertible Viper has been announced! Full information and a link to the WEB ORDER FORM is located at: Don't miss out, there is a limited number of certificates, requests open 9AM EST today!!!!

11/25/01 - Viper Club Apparel
Looking for some Viper Apparel for that snake fanatic on your Christmas shopping list? Well, go to the VCA Apparel Page at: and Order your apparel in time for the holidays!

9/27/01 - We Welcome "The Viper Shop"
We congratulate Dan Cragin in his new Venture "The Viper Shop". Same location, same quality service and performance upgrades, just a new name. For more information, go to:

9/27/01 - 2003 Viper Competition Coupe: New Web Site
The 2003 Competition Coupe now has its own Web Site: site. The site includes lots of information as well as ordering procedures and forms. The 550 hp monster features a four piece carbon fibre body, full racing equipment, and a target price of below 100K. For additional details, go to: Dodge Web site or see the press release at: Dodge Racing site

9/15/01 - The 2001 VCA Viper Raffle Winner Is: We applaud Peter Wong (ticket #1230) from the state of Washington, this years winner of the one-of-a kind 2001 graphite RT/10 ACR Raffle Viper. Team Vipers Herb Helbig and his son picked the winning ticket. Thanks to all that participated in this years raffle, and look for the opportunity to win two fantastic raffle cars next year!

9/9/01 - New Arrow Racing 1.7 Roller Rockers
Arrow Racing Engines has introduced Viper 1.7 Ratio roller rockers. These rockers do not require machining your heads and are priced at $549/set. For more information, go to:

8/28/01 - New Corsa 3" Exhaust
3-inch stainless steel exhaust system for 1996 and newer RT/10 and GTS models. Features patented RSC technology with a straight-through design which flows 65.8% more than the stock Viper and produces more than an 18 HP gain to the wheels. Awesome V-10 sound at full-throttle and whisper-quiet cruise without heading pounding interior resonance. For more information, and sound files of the exhaust, go to: Corsa 3" exhaust site

8/18/01 - 2003 Viper Competition Coupe
Monterey, CA: Dodge introduced the 2003 Competition Coupe to a stunned media today. The 550 hp monster features a four piece carbon fibre body, full racing equipment, and a target price of below 100K. Already approved for the American Lemans Series GT Class, Grand Am, and the Viper Days wheel-to-wheel series, these cars are sure to burn up the track. For complete details, go to: Dodge Web site or the press release at: Dodge Racing site

3/12/01 - 2001 Viper Calendar
If you don't have it yet, get your 2001 Dodge Viper Calendar now. It's on sale for only $10! Don't let your wall live without it. It includes great photography, 15" x 15" full color format, and even a forward by Tom Gail. Go to: to order yours.

11/26/00 - New Rotors from STOPTECH
For: Immediate Release - PRESS RELEASE: STOPTECH announces the immediate availability of the high performance single piece AeroRotor TM for the popular Dodge Viper. The AeroRotor TM with its unique patent pending vane design dramatically improves induced air flow (up to 64% over the stock Viper rotor). The design also has increased surface area by 12%, which helps the rotor transfer thermal energy. When coupled with the higher induced airflow, the result is the AeroRotor runs 10-15% cooler than original equipment rotors. The AeroRotor weighs 3.5 pounds less than the stock Viper rotor. The Viper AeroRotor is a direct bolt on replacement for any 1992-2000 Dodge Viper. For more information call Bob Lee at (310)325-4799 or email at [email protected].

9/15/00 - New PFM PreChiller
PFM Products Inc., a 25 year pioneer in the development of marine engine inter-cooling systems, launched the revolutionary new, patented, PreChiller to the automotive world during DaimlerChrysler Corporations Dodge Viper Invitational in St. Louis, Missouri. The PreChiller patented system chills ambient air and disperses colder, denser air to the motor resulting in more horsepower. For Full Press Release click: PFM PreChiller Press Release or call Gary Bethurem at 805-388-6499 or William Woznyj Cell: 805 279-5841

9/23/00 - VCA Raffle Winner
Congratulations to the year 2000 Viper Club of America Raffle Winner: Mark Pierno from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, whose ticket number 0513 was drawn at 10 AM EST today by Jim Julow of Dodge. For more information, a full press release, and a video clip of the drawing click: VCA Raffle Winner Announcement

8/18/00 - New Performance Braking System
New Product from STOPTECH: Viper performance braking system which includes rotors, pads, calipers, and stainless steel lines. It is priced at $2295 and is available through Claude Short Dodge and The Parts Rack. Rotors and stainless steel lines are also sold separately. For more information, download this PDF file (340K file size): Product Infromation Sheet or call STOPTECH at (310)325-4799

8/14/00 - New Venom Carbon Fiber Door Sill
New Product from Hennessey Motorsports (HMS): Venom Carbon Fiber Door Sill Covers will be unveiled to the Viper Nation at the 6th Viper Owners Invitational on August 24, 2000. Real carbon fiber covers fit over factory door sills. Give your Viper the exquisite look of real carbon fiber. You have to see them to beleive them! Installs in minutes by anyone. HMS will also debut its Venom Carbon Fiber Cowl which replaces the factory cowl. Please feel free to drop by our booth at the Adams Mark or for more information online, please click: Venom Carbon Fiber Door Sill Covers

7/28/00 - New Viper Cooling System Bleeder Kit!
Looking for a way to ease purging trapped air from your Viper's cooling system? Intall Speedworks, Inc.�s Dodge Viper Cooling System Air Bleeders Kit. The kit includes two custom designed and manufactured refrigeration-quality Schrader valve units to install in the upper radiator and heater hoses. For a look at installing these items, go to: Cooling System Air Bleeder Kit Illustrated Instructions

7/2/00 - See What Really Makes Dodge Different
Dodge recently announced: "Different By Design: The History of Dodge" A fast paced video journey into the twists and turns, key players, incredible machines, NASCAR wins and performance benchmarks that have made Dodge one of the most watchable nameplates on the road and track for nearly a century. Just $14.95 (includes Shipping and Handling). Call toll-free 1-888-267-2187 and ask for item #11650002N.

First Official VCA GTS Raffle
One of the most unique and collectible Viper 2000 model GTS's ever made will be given away in the members only VCA Raffle Sept, 23 at 10AM EST, the car will be seen for the first time at VOI.6. Only 1500 tickets will be sold to VCA members for this "one-of" GTS. Those of you that have seen the VOI cars in the past know just how unique they are. This one is even more special because of its unique features and it will belong to one lucky member after the winning ticket is pulled! The raffle ticket form is included in the current subscriber mailing envelope with VIPER Magazine (not in news stand issues), or Click here for entry form. Be sure to fill the form out correctly and completely and include a check or money order. Any errors may cause you to miss your chance at purchasing tickets to win this special GTS. If you are not a VCA member, now is the time to join so you can partake in this fantastic opportunity.

05/16/00 - New Dodge Viper Screen Saver
There is a new Dodge Viper screen saver by Artist and Software Engineer Jeff Newman. The screen saver is for Windows 95/98/NT/2000, download the "ViperByDrawingHandX.exe file" from here: Viper By Drawing Hand Screen Saver

05/2/00 - Press Release: ViperSpeed Racing
The ViperSpeed race team is returning to defend their 1999 Speedvision World Challenge championship. The ViperSpeed Vipers will be piloted by last year�s champion Bobby Archer and Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Jimmy Adams. The ViperSpeed website ( ) has been completely revamped and contains all of the information you�ll need to follow Viper�s most successful privateer racing team in the country�s most exciting production-based professional racing series. For a full preview of ViperSpeed�s 2000 season, click the highlighted text ViperSpeed 2000 Preview.

04/23/00 - Press Release: TNT
Get your copy of the May 2000 issue of Car and Driver magazine to see the fastest viper they have ever tested!!!!!!!! In their own words there is power everywhere,even under the floormats. In addition TNT is also offering Kingsnake T-Shirts at $ 14.95 each as well as videos of the Car and Driver television show for only $9.95 that proclaim the TNT Kingsnake as the new Big Dog!!!!! For a free catalog or to place an order please give us a call at (713) 880-0279.

04/02/00 - New Sir Hiss Apparel:
Looking for a nifty Viper T-Shirt? Sir Hiss is offering a Haines cotton shirt featuring a full color image on the back and a Sir Hiss Logo on the front for $12 + $3 P/H. Call (727) 319-6161 to order or for more info.

03/12/00 - It's not to late!
Be sure to visit to get your Y2K Viper Calendar. They are on sale for only $10 each! You will not regret putting this gorgeous calendar on your home or office wall, it is a spiral bound beauty.

03/04/00, Press Release:
The hottest Viper Days Video is now available to you!! This video includes the 1/2 hour T.V. ready show that was taped at the Finals in Texas, along with 1/2 hour of behind the scenes footage from the rest of the weekend. Buy this video now and see all of your friends in action and the best Viper Wheel-To-Wheel Racing around!! Each tape will be serial numbered and signed!!! The cost is $39.95 (Includes S/H). Call today and order your video now. 888-627-1706, email: [email protected] or fax 847-382-2815 to order. Make the checks payable to Viper Days. We also accept Visa and Master Card!

03/03/00, Press Release: SVSi Viper SS
Super Viper Systems, Inc. introduced the VIPER SS (VIPER Supercharged Stryker) this week. This 800 HP (est.) Supercharger upgrade is now available! For More information contact Ron (Jr. or Sr.) at (630) 876-1335, or email:[email protected]

02/16/00 Ever Wonder what Lee Iacocca is up to? Well here it is: