Primary Colors, SoCal Viper Cruise, May 19, 2013
May 21, 2013—Do you remember the thrill of carnival rides painted with thick, bright primary colors? They spun and twirled and zoomed in the dazzling sun. And when you were finally at the head of the line and climbed aboard, the rush! Is it any different today with the Viper?
I don’t think so. It rumbles and blurs the horizon through a rush of power. You barely notice the people on the periphery watching; all you see are impressions of enthusiastic faces, smiling, wishing they were in your place nevertheless happy to partake in the sight and excitement. So excited, in fact, that they stop their beige car in the middle of the street (as two people did) to photograph and become a part of the spectacle.
So it was with the SoCal Viper Club Cruise from Supercar Sunday to Lavaggio in Agoura Hills via the famed Mulholland Highway. Supercar Sunday had lower attendance than usual but there were some notable cars, including a beautifully restored 1929 Model A (photos tomorrow), a 1963 Corvette “split-window,” and a gorgeous white Audi R8.
The cruise, however, had Viper Convertibles, GTS’ and ACR’s parading through the western San Fernando Valley on to a lunch and tour of Lavaggio’s facilities. Test drives of other SRT vehicles were provided by Shaver Dodge. The drive was entertaining and relaxed, there was no rush and little competition (with the exception of a Pontiac Grand Prix that tried to join the run). All-in-all a fun way to spend a Sunday morning. Enjoy the pics! [kiWO]