PASADENA ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN CAR CLASSIC October 26, 2014

Gary-BelvedereGary & Melissa Belvedere are planning this great event.  Car Classic serves as a reminder that behind every beautifully designed car is an innovative and talented designer—one most likely educated at Art Center College of Design. For more than 10 years, Art Center’s Car Classic event has examined automotive culture and vehicle architecture through the lens of design. More than just another high-profile car show, this popular public event celebrates the very best in automotive design, showcasing the College’s strong ties to industry and honoring many of our noteworthy alumni.

Join us this year for “Street to Screen” as Art Center Car Classic explores the impact transportation and entertainment design has on Hollywood and the entertainment industry—on camera, on the road and behind the scenes. Transportation designers, car collectors, filmmakers and auto and lifestyle enthusiasts will converge at Art Center’s annual event to hear from and meet the people who design the vehicles that we love to see cruising Sunset Boulevard, coasting along scenic byways or roaring to life on the big screen.

It’s a daylong celebration, providing attendees an up-close-and-personal look at a carefully curated selection of innovative vehicles, rare automobiles and stunning concept cars.

We will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour the Campus.  There is perhaps no better way to become acquainted with Art Center than through the high caliber work of its students. This gallery offers a glance at projects created by students in each of Art Center’s disciplines.        http://www2.artcenter.edu/gallery/

Breakfast:  We will start the morning between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Location:  Dish La Canada.
734 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada.  91911
818 790-5355

http://dishbreakfastlunchanddinner.com

Depart at 9:30-9:45  for a ten minute drive to the Pasadena Art Center arriving at 10 a.m. We have VIP parking at the entrance and also will be able to get into the show over an hour before the general public.  All general admissions will have to park below at the Rose Bowl and take the shuttle up the hill.

Cost:  Car driver  $30. + preferred parking $10. = $40.
Additional passengers $30.
Were to purchase tickets: http://www2.artcenter.edu/carclassic/
CODE# VCC2014

Mark you Calendar and let us know as soon as possible

SoCal Club Members 2014 Car Control Clinic October 4th

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The 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 our Southern California Viper Club. 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.

One 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.

If you haven’t renewed your 2014 club membership now would be a great time. https://driveviper.com/join/

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

Attending: limit to the first paid 50 cars

FORUM LINK HERE

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Dukes Brunch

2014 Southern California Viper Club Group Photo Shoot
at Dana Strand Beach.
August 10, 2014


This year we will be starting our morning at Dana Strand beach for our 2014 club photo shoot.

Start arriving at 8:00 -8:15 a.m. We will line you up as you come in for the shoot.  We will have the photo shoot then depart at 8:30 as a group for a 45 minute cruise up PCH to Dukes for Brunch.  After we park and pay for parking we will enter at the side door by the patio on the North side and get preferred seating before the public.   Dukes is insisting there will only be one tab per table so you may want to bring cash.  Afterward we can stroll the Pier or have a sporting game of Volley Ball


Where: Strand Vista Park 8:00am
Selva Rd. Dana Point, Ca.


Brunch: Dukes Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 9264

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Morning Octane and BBQ Lunch

Morning Octane
Join us for a Morning of Super Cars, Friends and Coffee
Pasadena Rose Bowl

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Rose Bowl- Parking Lot “i”  between Kidspace and the Aquatics Center
from 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.


http://www.rusnakonline.com/morning-octane.htm?mc_cid=80a475e18f&mc_eid=bca112cfbe

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After Morning Octane we will be cruising over to SPT (Dan Cragin and Garry Wongs shop in Alhambra) for a BBQ lunch.


SPT
919 S Fremont Ave
Alhambra. CA, 91803
(626) 588-2882

Viper Shoot Out and Cruise Oak Tree Gun Club, Newhall Ca.

Back by popular demand.  Scott and Laura Hirko are going lead us on a great day of fun.  It’s been over two years since we got to go out and blast clay pigeons.  We will be starting the day at the famous Super Car Sunday in Woodland Hills.  Then a quick cruise to Newhall Ca. to the Oak Tree Gun Club followed by a killer lunch at the  Newhall Refinery       




Where:   Oak Tree Gun Club  
                http://www.oaktreegunclub.com

Date:   Sunday June 22, 2014

Time:   Start at 7-8:30 a.m. at Super Car Sunday depart at 9:00 a.m. to Oak Tree Gun Club    
                 http://www.supercarsunday.com/location

Cost:    Gun range fees,  $25.00 per person covers two games of trap (50 clay pigeons)  Shot gun rental and ammo at additional cost if needed. ($10 per gun) guns can be shared by a few people.

Lunch:  Newhall Refinery brew pub. Old town (About 7 miles from the gun club) lunch is $15 includes one appetizer and one entree and regular drink. Beer and wine extra.

http://www.newhallrefinery.com

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EXTRA: Just found out old town Newhall is having a classic car show the same day as our gun club event. So when we are at lunch we will be in the middle of a huge classic car show. Should be great we can get some lunch and check out some classics!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/otna-classic-car-show-tickets-8030995925

Look forward to seeing everyone there. 8)

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Drag event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday April 5th. Only $20 to run, $10 to spectate

http://www.autoclubspeedway.com/Tickets-Events/Events/Auto-Club-Dragway/Street-Legal-Drags/Street-Legal-Drags-3.aspx

Twenty bucks get’s you in to run all day. Spectators $10 for the day. Gates open at 7 a.m. for tech and registration. Track goes hot at 9 a.m till 5 p.m. :)

“If we get a group together and go right before they open, the tech guy said he will check us in separate from the others which he said will save us a bunch of time.” Ben

We are looking forward to getting back to the 1/4 mile. For those who have never run your car down the 1320, its quite a thrill to run flat out through the first 4 gears in a controlled, timed environment.

Lyle “lead foot” Larson will be running a quick Gen 1 car and Rick Hollis will be running the 1000hp “beast”. Dan Cragin

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Richard’s Run San Diego Area Cruise

Yes it’s back.  Richard and Charlene Palkovic have once again volunteered to host a day drive in the Hills of San Diego County.  Richard has been asked to mix it up a bit.  So there will be some rules to follow.  Absolutely no GPS.  Second all Vipers must have a visual Navigator,  And third all Drivers will be blindfolded,  no exceptions!   Just checking to see if anybody is reading this post. HA HA.  Actually this drive is one of the most scenic in the State.  So mark your calendar, this run always has a great turnout. ;)

Where:   Meet point :  We will meet at 9:30AM at the Shell Station on Temescal Canyon Rd, Corona.   This is at the TEMESCAL off ramp about 7 mi. south of Hwy 91; address: 23255 Temescal Canyon Rd,  Corona. Depart at 10:00AM

When:  March 29, 2014

Destination:   http://www.wineresort.com

THIS IS A 1.5 – 2 HR CRUISE OF ABOUT 63 MILES

OUR FINAL DESTINATION IS;
SOUTH COAST WINERY RESORT & SPA PH # 866-994-6379
34843 RANCHO CA. RD. TEMECULA, CA.
WE ARE ON OUR OWN FOR PARKING & SEATING

 

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Palm Springs Auto Cross

Palm Springs Corvette vs. Vipers Auto-X March 15th

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Bring your “A” game boys and girls!  Vipers are the defending champions of this Auto-X event and we have the Corvette guys’ trophy to prove it!  We’re not ready to give it back quite yet…we like keeping other peoples trophies…especially those who drive slower cars ;)

WHEN: :)
-Saturday  March 15th 2014
-Auto-X will start at 10:00 am till 2:00 pm
WHERE: :D
-Riverside County Fairgrounds
WHAT: 8)
-Palm Springs Corvette vs. Vipers Charity Auto-X
All money collected will go to the ALS Lou Gehrig’s and the Boys and Girls Club.
Drivers license and proof of insurance are required.
Helmets required for all Drivers and Passengers.For those who want to spend Friday or Saturday night

Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino
Reservations 1-760-342-5000    under SoCal Viper
We could only get ten rooms held for either night.
The cutoff is February 14th.  $189.00 + 15 resort fee per night.  Or you could call and try to get your own special rate.

Clarion Hotel  (760) 342-6344  (Which is located next door to the Fantasy Springs Resort)

MEETING SPOT: ::)
Let’s plan on meeting up in the West parking lot outside
Fantasy Springs Resort at 9:00 am Saturday.
We will collect registration forms and get the racing numbers on our Vipers. This way we are ready to go when we attack the Auto-X

COST: ???
10 runs for $80 which includes the $20 entrance fee per Viper.
(remember all the proceeds goes to charity  )

EARLY DINNER: :P
Anthony and Wanda are opening their beautiful residence for a great time. We will have a catered TACO TRUCK BONANZA.
A small donation will be asked at the door to help with the payment of the food.  Time to be determined.

SUNDAY: ;)
We are still working on a couple of thoughts
Cruise/breakfast or a tram ride/breakfast.

Hope to see you all there.