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National Viper Event III

Las Vegas – May 2-5, 2018

Get pumped! It’s now 1 year away from the largest Viper gathering on the planet! The next National Viper Event (NVE) will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2-5, 2018!

We’re way ahead of the curve on planning. We have some very new things we’ll be doing this time around, and have incorporated the top trending input we received when doing our last NVE survey. As you know, we build these events as vacations, in places you should not miss – Las Vegas is probably among the top places for events like these. And given that we’re exactly 1 year away – we thought it would be nice to give you a (rather detailed) glimpse on what to expect…

Arrival
For those coming early, we’ll be planning to open up sooner than before and do some early registrations (and the VOA store will also likely be open). We’ve also arranged early parking for big rigs at the track! And along with the usual VOA registration packet, we will again forgo a cheap goodie bag, but instead invest in a significant gift for everyone who attends. You know how we do it!

Welcome Reception
Are you tired of stuffy dinner gatherings? We’re going to do a first for any Viper club – an outdoor, evening welcome reception, on the BEACH! You heard right. The VOA has bought out the entire property’s outdoor area which includes a massive manmade beach. Picture the perfect evening weather, in shorts or jeans, good music in the back ground, evening lights, beach side dinner, and then walking along the water’s edge as the wave pool kicks up relaxing waves in the background.

Mega Cruise Day
We’re going BIG! This day we’re going to cruise with our entire group in one of the longest line of Vipers in history to one of the best places in NV to see the Red Rock country. After our morning, we will then head to a place almost none of you have ever visited (especially in this way). We have bought out the entire Wayne Newton property… called Casa De Shenandoah. We’re going to have open and unprecedented access to everything on the property – and it’ll be only VOA members. Here you’ll witness Wayne’s horse stables and training grounds (and we’ll have trainers there working with them), car collection, museum, exotic animal collection, and more. We’ll also have full access to his entire mansion. We will even have open access to get into his Jet plane. We’ll also have some interesting Viper candy to look at while we have lunch under the open skies on his sprawling 55 acre estate. It doesn’t end there, if we’re lucky, we may just have a very special guest join us…

Track
We are again doing a first and going big – we’ve rented out the entire Las Vegas Motor Speedway along with its external road course. No more having an odd half-oval with a few turns in the infield that may have been done before… We are doing the entire high-speed oval, full external road course, and what may end up being the largest autocross done in US history! We’re using the track day recipe we’ve created at past NVE’s and we’re kicking it up a notch!

Tours
The track days will span 2 days and will split the group, when you’re not on the track, we have a tour day we’ve arranged to a special landmark location that you HAVE to visit when in Vegas. This will also be well coordinated and scheduled – as it’s hard to get nearly 1000 people through there without a plan!

Dinner Banquet
This will be our grand finale. We’ll do all the usual fun things – cocktail hour, vendor showcase, shopping, etc… We’ll plan a great dinner (and this dinner will be GOOD – not just typical hotel food). We have a little entertainment planned for you, along with silent and live auctions. And this night happens to fall on Cinco De Mayo, so we’ll be celebrating more than just a great NVE.

Hotel
There is so much that goes into hotel selection, and actually have few options, to host an event this size. Luckily we got the one that gave us everything we wanted. Our host hotel for NVE3 will be the Delano, the all-suite deluxe property at Mandalay Bay. We have great rates (this is a FIVE start hotel…) arranged along with a LOT of club perks and experiences that we’re going to reveal as we get closer. And of course we will also have some very special care for our cars including private parking, hired security, car wash, and more.

Price
We’ve incorporated so much of your input, and we do observe that you’d hope for a lower price for NVE’s (but maintaining a high quality). This is a hard balance, but we aimed to fulfill that objective at the onset! As always, all registration costs go toward the event itself (a certain club had published that we make money from NVE registration and the doorprize – that is completely false – we do not, and never have). This is 100% run by volunteers (oh Lord we have a lot of folks to thank) and 100% of all registration costs are funneled into the event, that’s how we accomplish such big things – we’re lean and mean. With that said, given the Viper is going away, we won’t be doing a doorprize giveaway car, this will lower the price by over $100 per person. Also, we’ve done a number of strategic things to lower the price even further. And given the scale of attendees that we expect, and the full buyouts we’ve done (rather than pay per person), we should have a very efficient use of funds. And yes, there will be discounts for mamba members and those who register early. We plan to announce pricing shortly.

Ready To Party
As always, we aim to make this a family friendly, vacation style event, while also providing some scheduled free time. All the above, coupled with many of our usual shopping, vendors, free gifts, and other surprises – should surpass even the pickiest tastes. We’ve invested a lot of time and personal energy into putting on a show befitting the VOA, we expect that this event will be talked about for some time to come!! You know how we do it – like no one else…. Vegas will never be the same again.

We expect a large attendance given the event type and the location. To attend this event, you must be a VOA member (of course family members are part of your membership). We’ll be providing a lot of details for you WELL in advance (including car transport, parking, arrival plans, detailed itinerary, etc…). Of course, things are always subject to change, however I don’t anticipate any. We do plan to open registration a full 7-8 months before the event – you’ll have plenty of time to arrange airfare and other plans. Expect registration to open promptly in Q4 later this year!

We’ve established the NVE3 website splash page counting down to the event. Feel free to visit, and keep it on hand, as the full website will be revealed with all the nitty gritty details when registration opens. Go to www.driveviper.com/nve3!!

I’m excited for the club as there are so many details I can’t reveal. But that will happen at the appropriate time – for now, I hope I’ve provided enough of an overview to make you well aware of what’s to come. I’ll see you there my friends!

Sincerely,
Alex Ristanovic
National President
Viper Owners Association

http://driveviper.com/nve3/countdown.php

Members Holiday Party 2017

2017 HOLIDAY PARTY
Saturday, December 2, 2017

This year our Holiday Party will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The star of Hollywood & Highland Center, this ideal location offers everything for a fun and entertaining stay in Hollywood. The world-famous Hollywood Boulevard with its renowned Walk of Fame, the Chinese and Dolby Theaters and the Hollywood Bowl are among the spectacular landmarks that encircle the property. You can’t get any closer to all of the action in Hollywood!

Our event will be held in the incredible 3,594 sq.ft. Panorama Suite, on the 20th floor. This suite was once a revolving restaurant and is now one of the most fabulous penthouse suites in all of Hollywood. Fit for a star, this suite has vaulted ceilings and an expansive area for entertaining. The 280-degree panoramic views of Hollywood and the LA skyline from the wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows are breathtaking.

For those of you wanting to spend the night, we arranged a room block. The luxury accommodations give the overall feeling of sophistication and serenity while hosting some of the best views in the city. Depending upon which way your room faces, you could be treated with views of the landmark Hollywood sign, the Capitol Records building, the historical Yamishiro Restaurant, the pool, or the glittering city lights below. Our room block rates per night are:

  • Standard Room $239
  • Hollywood Sign Room $259
  • King Studio Suite $299
  • Corner Suite $339
  • Director’s Suite $339

Hotel Reservations must be made by Thursday, November 2, 2017, to get these discounted rates. After that date, prices will increase to the Hotel’s prevailing rates (currently a Standard room is priced at $319.00 per night.)

Make your Hotel Reservations online at https://aws.passkey.com/event/49242612/owner/11945/landing
or by calling 1-855-563-9749 Reference group code SoCal Viper Club Room Block.

Since the hotel is a large event venue, rooms can sell out fast during this time of year so please make your hotel reservations NOW! Don’t wait and possibly miss out… remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

WHAT: 2017 Members Holiday Party
WHERE: Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 ish p.m.
COST: $119 per attendee


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Richard’s Run and Lunch Sunday ~ April 2, 2017 ~ San Diego County

What: Richard’s Run

Date:   Sunday April 2, 2017

Time:   Meet at 10a.m. Depart at 10:30

Where: Shell Station, 23255 Temescal Canyon Rd., Corona, 92883
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shell/@33.77863,-117.4889837,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dcbee9b860041b:0x7cecbfdd40fbc22c!8m2!3d33.77863!4d-117.48679

Destination: We’ll head south around Lake Elsinore then cruise up into the foothills to Santa Rosa Plateau, then back down through De Luz into Fallbrook.

Lunch: In Fallbrook (location TBD soon)

Richard’s Run is always a fun and popular event, especially with our southern members.  So get out your snakes out for some fun and camaraderie!

Hope to see you there,
Glenn & Steph

Members Holiday Party 2016

Member’s Holiday Party
December 3, 2016

This year, our Holiday Party will be nestled in the heart of Temecula Wine Country at the Ponte Family Estate Winery.  This beautiful venue is surrounded by 300 acres of vineyards and gardens. 

Our event will be held in the Reserve Room, an inviting and charismatic space featuring large glass windows and doors that open onto a patio and adjacent vines.

For those of you wanting to spend the night, we have a room block with the Ponte Vineyard Inn.  This beautiful boutique hotel offers elegant interiors, posh amenities and a relaxing ambiance.  Ponte Vineyard Inn.

Rooms are offered at a discounted rate of $299.00 per night.  To make a reservation please visit their website at www.pontevineyardinn.com and proceed with the reservation instructions using Access Code of Viper.  If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, call (951) 587-6688 or (888) 563-8885 and reference Southern California Viper Club Room Block.

Please note: The Inn only has 60 rooms total.  If you plan to stay overnight, make your reservations now!  Please don’t hesitate because they will sell out fast during the Holiday season.

Additional Information:
•   We loose our discounted room block on November 3, 2016.
•   A one-night room and tax deposit will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking.
•   Reservations are based on availability.

unnamedWHAT:     2016 Members Holiday Party
WHERE:   Ponte Family Estate
35053 Rancho California Road

               Temecula, 92592
WHEN:     Saturday December 3, 2016
TIME:      6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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Nino and Ruth’s BBQ – Saturday ~ September 24, 2016

DSC_5146 (1)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.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599438477016538/

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