Vipers, Vineyards & Vistas – 2016

 

September 16-18, 2016

“Vipers, Vineyards & Vistas” is the collaboration between the Northern, Central and Southern California Regions of Viper Owners Association as a way for our regions to spend time together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Due to limited space constraints, this event is limited to a maximum of 78 people, or 26 guests per region. If a region fills their allotted spaces, additional interested attendees from that region must wait until August 19th when any remaining slots from all three regions will be “put up for grabs” in an open registration.

FRIDAY: Each region will drive to San Simeon, CA. This coast town is located on Hwy 1 approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hotel accommodations (reduced room block prices) are arranged at the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort.

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This unassuming oceanfront hotel is less than 5 miles south of Hearst Castle. Casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs with cable channels, coffeemakers, and mini fridges. Some rooms have fireplaces, and most rooms have patios or balconies. There’s a restaurant, a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool with ocean views and a hot tub. Room types and prices are as follows:

King Ocean Front Rooms: $296.10 per night (only 8 are available)
These rooms are only 20 feet from where the land ends and drops down to the ocean. Rooms feature a wood-burning fireplace, a large soaking tub and private patio.

King Ocean View Rooms: $235.00 per night
These rooms are approximately 100 yards back from the water with a panoramic view of the coastline.

Standard King Rooms: $188.00 per night
These rooms have views of the mountains or possibly a partial ocean view.

All rates are subject to a 12% occupancy tax. Check in is 4:00pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The room block code will be sent to you after you register. The hotel will release any unclaimed rooms from our block back into general inventory on August 30th . After this date, the hotel will continue to accept reservations at the rates quoted above based upon availability.

Due to the varied arrival times on Friday, everyone is free to do as they wish. You may want to explore the quaint seaside village of Cambria, full of bistros, art galleries and specialty shops. There are several restaurants close to the hotel but please be aware that most restaurants in the area, including the one at the hotel, close (stop serving) at 9:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: We’ll caravan about one hour through rolling hills to JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery located in the Paso Robles Wine Country. We’ll sample their wines paired with local cheeses, dried fruit and seasonal meats and spreads. Our group will be in the private tasting room below The Chateau, an 11,000 sq. ft. mansion tucked atop a hill surrounded by vineyards.

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Next we’ll take a leisurely half-hour cruise to Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery where we’ll sample their wines and enjoy a buffet lunch of sandwiches, salads & desert in one of their spacious outdoor patios.

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Following lunch, you’re free to spend the afternoon as you please. There are more than 200 wineries in the area to visit, as well as Firestone Walker Brewing Company for those of you who enjoy brew houses. Or you may want to head back and chill out at the beach.

We will meet back up Saturday evening at 6:00 in the Butte Banquet Room at the hotel for dinner.

SUNDAY: You’re free to spend the day as you choose. Consider checking out Hearst Castle – “A Museum Like No Other”.

The cost for this event will be $150.00 per person.

Remember, this event is limited to a maximum of 78 people, or 26 guests per region. Please register soon to secure a space at this fun-filled, multi-regional event! Keep in mind, once a region fills their allotted spaces, additional attendees from that region must wait until August 19th when any remaining slots from other regions are opened up.


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Duke’s Brunch & Club Photo Shoot – Sunday August 21, 2016

Duke’s Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

http://www.dukeshuntington.com

DSC_4963It’s that time of year again… our annual Duke’s Brunch in Huntington Beach!  This year we plan to take our Club Photo Shoot in the parking lot beforehand.  Please plan to arrive by 9:00 a.m. so we can get parked and set up.  The cost for self parking in the Valet parking area will be $8.00 per car, which includes gratuity.  The group photo will be taken at 9:30 a.m.

After the shoot, we’ll enter Duke’s through the Barefoot Bar Entrance on the north side of the building where we’ll get preferred seating before the doors open to the public.  Duke’s has stipulated that only one tab per table will be allowed so please bring cash.  The cost of the brunch buffet is $28.00 per person plus tax and gratuity.

This is always a fun event so come on out and be part of the gang!  After brunch you can stroll the Pier, enjoy the beach or maybe have a sporting game of Volleyball!  8)

Please RSVP on our Forum or at info@socalviper.com

Viper Challenge Autocross Saturday June 11,2016 Camarillo Airport

IMG_7219We have set up another fun filled day with Speed Limit Racing.  This event will be limited to 30 Vipers. If we don’t fill the spots Speed Limit Racing will open the event up to all comers to fill  the 30 spots so please sign up as soon as possible.  Last year we had 20 Vipers show.  Cost is only $75. including lunch. This event is open to all Viper Owners

IMG_7257When:  Saturday  June 11, 2016

Where: Camarillo Airport

Time:  Arrive at 7:30am for registration

Sign up and Register here:   http://www.camarilloautocross.com/race_registration/172/209/P-0.html

NVE2 Registration Now OPEN!

May 11-14, 2016

The largest Viper party on the planet is here!!! It only happens once every 2 years and it’s the largest international Viper gathering of it’s kind. Join us at the next National Viper Event (NVE) as we take over New Orleans! We’ll have lavish dinners, Viper Gulf Coast cruises, NOLA track experiences, autocross, karting, plantation visits, tours, riverboat cruise, free gifts, vendor showcases, AWESOME Dodge events, merchandise shopping, and more. And yes, each person is enrolled in a 1-in-1000 chance to win a brand new Dodge Viper. You heard right.

Price includes 3 dinners, lunches, NOLA racetrack activities (track/autocross/karting & more), cruises, and free gifts. Dodge is also planning to be there for 3 days and will be sponsoring our event, you’re going to be floored at what they have in store! The club is also subsidizing costs to help with parking, wifi, and other amenities. And of course, each registrant AND all guests also each receive door prize tickets to win a brand new Viper! You heard right – All this and a 1 in 1000 chance to win a $100k+ car with each participant. You can’t beat all that for the price of admission!

To register click here    http://driveviper.com/nve2/index2.php

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MEMBER’S HOLIDAY PARTY – Saturday, December 19, 2015

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We received so many positive comments on last year’s location that, by popular demand, we booked the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside for our 2015 Holiday Party!  http://www.missioninn.com

From its modest beginnings as a two-story adobe guest house in 1876, to its current position as an icon of breathtaking architecture, timeless beauty and old world charm, The Mission Inn is a place where history, grandeur and inspiration is found around every corner.  This national historic landmark evokes the spirit of the holiday season by transforming the entire city block into a winter wonderland with their Festival of Lights, a spectacular collection of nearly 4 million lights and 400 animated figures… one of the largest winter attractions in Southern California!  This is truly a one-of-a-kind destination and an event you won’t want to miss!

Our room block contract allows us to book only one night (normally it’s a two night minimum) although the following rates are good for those of you who want to enjoy both Friday and Saturday nights:

091127_0172_FOL-1•   Deluxe Room       $189
•   Raincross Room   $209
•   Glenwood Room   $229
•   Mission Room       $269
•   Jr. Suite               $329

Reservations must be made prior to Wednesday November 18, 2015 to get these discounted rates. After that date, prices will increase to the Inn’s prevailing rates (currently a Deluxe room is priced at $299.00 per night with a two night minimum stay.)

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-843-7755.
Reference Southern California Viper Club Holiday Room Block.

The Inn prefers that guests call them directly to make their reservations in lieu of making them online.  However, if you prefer making them online, go to the Inn’s main page, select RESERVATIONS at the top then select the GROUPS option on the top of the next page.  Enter our group code VIPER121815 then click UPDATE before continuing the process.  Please note that only the Deluxe King Room is displayed on the website.  If you want an upgraded room type, you must call the Inn directly to check availability.

Rooms sell out fast during this time of year so make your reservations NOW!  Don’t wait and possibly miss out on staying at this unique venue… remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry!  ;)


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Nino and Ruth’s BBQ Party Saturday October 17, 2015

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Put this date on your calendars if you want to join the Viper folks for a real good BBQ! Nino & Ruth really know how to cook up a storm, and no one will leave hungry.

Since we going to a BBQ that has been painstakingly prepared by Nino & Ruth we are going to follow his orders of “no eating on the way up!”.

Please plan to arrive there by 1PM for the good food & drink! Their address is 35234 QUARTZ ST., YUCAIPA, 92399 Directions to Nino’s: Take the 10 Freeway (east or west) to the Yucaipa Blvd off ramp. If traveling eastbound, turn left onto Yucaipa Blvd. If westbound, turn right onto Yucaipa Blvd. Go 2.9 miles, turn left onto Oak Glen (there is an El Pollo Loco and Bank of America on your left). Go 2.6 mi. then turn left onto Bryant St. Go 1.2 mi. & turn right onto Juniper Ave. Go 0.6 mi & turn right onto Azurite St. Turn right onto Quartz St. and they are at the end on the left.

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Autocross and Drift Clinic

SoCal Viper Club Car Control Clinic ~ Saturday October 24, 2015

DSC_5561The So Cal Viper Club will be returning back to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California to utilize their huge parking lot to stage our Member’s only Car Control Clinic sponsored by Southern California Viper Club and Specialty Performance Team This has always been a very popular event for new members as well as long time members. It is the ideal place to take your Viper out and push it to the limit to get a full understanding of what happens when you cross the threshold of tire traction and become a passenger trying to gain control of the Viper. Facebook Page HERE

Once again a huge Thanks to Randy Tribolet for getting us set up again with the Team manager of Megan Racing. Naoki Kobayashi. They will be bringing out 3 of their instructors to help us learn the basics of Car Control through the lessons of Drifting.

” I know some folks are a little reluctant to burn up their street tires and for $50 they will let you take out their drift car and smoke em all you want. I spoke to Naoki today and he said that they would try to bring two rental cars this time. Also, their cars are set up for the drifting and a bit easier to control in a drift. It’s a great way to get a feel for it. Last year, many of us rented the car first to get the feel and then took our vipers out afterward. I think that the best way to do it. They bring a truck load of tires and expect to go through some”

Randy.

Whether your goal is to learn how to full on drift your Viper or simply get the “feel” of having the back end start to slide out and what to do to catch it, this is the ideal opportunity to come out and learn.
This year we will be focusing on Auto-x and this year it will likely have a few surprises in the course setup.
DSC_5669AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY LOT 6
9300 Cherry Ave.
Fontana, CA. 92335
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you haven’t renewed your 2015 club membership now would be a great time.   https://driveviper.com/join/

Cost (Purchase below using PayPal):

  • $100.00/car and driver. Includes Lunch.
  • $35.00 for each additional driver or guest.  Includes Lunch.
  • $50.00 per Driver. Drifting school

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Helmets required for all Drivers!

A huge Thank You to Dan Cragin of Specialty Performance Team for sponsoring part of the event.  Dan will be on site for any mechanical problems or future diagnostics for your Viper

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Duke’s Brunch & Club Photo Shoot – Sunday August 16, 2015

DSC_4963Duke’s Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

http://www.dukeshuntington.com

It’s that time of year again… our annual Duke’s Brunch in Huntington Beach!  This year we plan to take our Club Photo Shoot in the parking lot beforehand.  Please plan to arrive by 9:00 a.m. so we can get parked and set up.  The cost for self parking in the Valet parking area will be $8.00 per car, which includes gratuity.  The group photo will be taken at 9:30 a.m.

After the shoot, we’ll enter Duke’s through the Barefoot Bar Entrance on the north side of the building where we’ll get preferred seating before the doors open to the public.  Duke’s has stipulated that only one tab per table will be allowed so please bring cash.  The cost of the brunch buffet is $28.00 per person plus tax and gratuity.

This is always a fun event so come on out and be part of the gang!  After brunch you can stroll the Pier, enjoy the beach or maybe have a sporting game of Volleyball!  8)

Please RSVP on our Forum or at info@socalviper.com