Viper vs. Corvette Charity Auto-X

Riverside County Fair Grounds
Saturday March 14, 2015


DSC_9066WHEN: :)
Saturday  March 14th 2015
-Auto-X will start at 10:00 am till 2:00 pm

-Riverside County Fairgrounds:  

82-503 California 111
Indio, CA. 92201

WHAT: 8)
-Palm Springs Corvette vs. SoCal Vipers Charity Auto-X
All money collected will go to the ALS Lou Gehrig’s and the Boys and Girls Club.
Drivers Licenses and proof of Insurance are required
HELMETS are required for both Driver and Passengers on the Track

For those who want to spend Friday or Saturday night
DSC_9048Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino
Reservations 1-760-342-5000   

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

Let’s plan on meeting up in the West parking lot outside 
Fantasy Springs Resort at 8:30 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  )



2015 Membership Renewal Time

Just a reminder, if you haven’t done so, be sure to renew your VOA membership now so you don’t miss out on any events or issues of Viper Quarterly. Membership prices remain the same, $115 regular, $150 for Mamba. Visit to renew. Southern California Viper Club relies on your membership dues to sponsor many of the great events through out the year.

Need New Tires?
Need new tires for your Gen III/IV (or V) Viper? Have we got a deal for you! Pirelli is offering VOA members
factory-direct pricing on their P ZERO and P ZERO Corsa (R-compound, street legal) Viper tires. These are the same tires that come as Original Equipment (OE) on the Gen V Viper. They also fit stock Gen III/IV wheels as well! We recently compared the Pirelli tires to the Michelin Pilot Sport 2’s on a Gen IV Viper, and the Pirellis turned in faster lap times and provided more controllable handling at the limit, both wet and dry. (See next issue of Viper Quarterly for a full report.)

VOA can save you a substantial amount on a set of tires. Not $40. Not $100, but $800! Yes, that’s right, save EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS on a set of P ZERO tires and a whopping $1350 on a set of Corsas over current tire warehouse prices! The amount you save on a set of P ZERO tires will pay for five years of MAMBA membership in VOA! Aren’t you glad you joined VOA?

PRICES (Warehouse price / Factory Direct Price)

P ZERO Front P295/30ZR18 (94Y): $346/$250
PZERO Rear P355/30ZR19 (99Y)LL: $677/$375
Set of 4 P ZEROs: $2046/$1250
(A $795+ savings)

CORSA Front P295/30ZR18 (94Y): $481/$325
CORSA Rear P355/30ZR19 (99Y)LL: $970/$450
Set of 4 CORSAs: $2902/$1550
(A $1350+ savings)

Member’s Holiday Party

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This year we’ve been fortunate enough to book the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside   [

01-1From 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 biggest winter attractions in Southern California!

This is truly a one-of-a-kind destination and an event you won’t want to miss!  So, mark your calendars.

Normally, the Mission Inn requires a two-night minimum stay during the Festival of Lights weekends.  Although our group rate is good for both Friday and Saturday nights, we were able to work out a single-night agreement.

Using Group Code Viper121914, room rates are as follows:

Room Type             Rate
–   Deluxe            $ 169.00
–   Raincross        $ 179.00
–   Glenwood        $ 189.00
–   Mission           $ 219.00
–   Junior Suite     $ 269.00

Reservations can be made by calling 1-951-784-0300 or online at

Only the Deluxe room type can be reserved online.
Review room types at:

Please Note:  Rooms during the Festival of Lights sell out fast, and availability becomes limited the closer we get to the event.  These are off-season rates.  Normally the cost of a Deluxe Room during this timeframe would be $309.00 per night.  Our initial room block contract is for only 15 rooms, and we can’t add more rooms until these sell.  Please don’t wait



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.

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

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:

Mark you Calendar and let us know as soon as possible

SoCal Club Members 2014 Car Control Clinic October 4th


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.

$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



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


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.


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

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  

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    

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.

DSC_1946 DSC_1968

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!

Look forward to seeing everyone there. 8)