Another vote of thanks from a SoCal Member to the fantastically enthusiastic Arizona Club.
From a fantastic dinner in the warm open skies of the Arizona Pinnical Peak (Hey...Where's my tie!) with our own entertainment, reserved bar and waitresses, to the spirited run up the Arizona Highways to just South of Flagstaff, and down the beautiful winding road to Slide Rock Park, where the trees were in full color change. Along the river down to the red rocks of Sedona. Could not have been a better venue to join with some old and new friends.
A special thanks to all the many people that put this event together, and a special thanks to Marv for showing us all those latest pictures of the new Viper. (Just kidding, just kidding).
Marv was mute on our barrage of questions regarding upcoming VOI, and new Viper info. He just mentioned that we should keep a sharp eye out for future Viper Magazine articles, and that the Viper Faithful should be pleased with any upcoming offerings.
He did mention that our arch rival corvette (*****) is concentrating on downsizing their engines in the interest of Corporate political correctness, but that Viper is more interested in making their customers happy than being so politically correct. (at least as far as Vipers go). Marv also noted that the latest unsupercharged Zo6 was stickered at over $100,000 and the latest evaluation of Drivers cars rated the Mustang Boss as a more involving ride.
My take away is that if you like the current Vipers, you are going to LOVE the upcoming models. (However, got the impression that if you were looking forward to smaller engines with lesser cylinder count, you might be dissappointed).
Many thanks to Marv, his beautiful and gracious wife Susan, and all the Arizona ViperClub members that made our California attendees feel a rousing Arizona warm welcome.
PS. Going home, near Chandler, an Arizona AMG C55 threw down the gauntlet, and was quickly dispached with our 600 hp 09. He was last seen slinking back to his surburban home in Maricopa. (Mia Culpa?)
Thanks again to the Arizona VCA. A class act, and a fantastic group event.
For other clubs that wish to have some fun, invite your neighboring group of Viper Owners to join up with your club for an event. Great FUN!