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    Info from the 25th Anniversary Viper Event August 12th 2017

    I just got back from an incredible exciting day at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. I doubt there will ever again be that many Vipers in one setting. First off, being there in April for a tour and now it was like, wow, they are really clearing the place out! Nonetheless still a lot there though. They announced only 10 Vipers left to finish. All employees will be placed in other facilities or retire. Also FCA will keep the building for other uses! There will also be a memorabilia auction in the near future TBA with all proceeds from sales of the artifacts from the plant going to United Way! I still think something cool is coming from FCA-just not right now...

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    Very cool day indeed! Glad I was able to make it as I have never been to the plant, or Detroit for that matter. It was pretty cool to see all those Vipers at their birth place and tour the factory before they close the doors for good. Was also cool to see people like Dick Winkles, Ralph Gilles and Maurice Liang floating around.

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    Indeed! Also unlike in the last year cameras were allowed throughout the entire plant. FCA got permission from the last 10 Viper owners to allow the public to photograph their cars in progress...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Haze View Post
    Indeed! Also unlike in the last year cameras were allowed throughout the entire plant. FCA got permission from the last 10 Viper owners to allow the public to photograph their cars in progress...
    yup i was one of them. i hope i see some pics.

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    That's awesome. Wish I could have made this trip. Was just at CAAP a few months ago, sad to see it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Haze View Post
    Indeed! Also unlike in the last year cameras were allowed throughout the entire plant. FCA got permission from the last 10 Viper owners to allow the public to photograph their cars in progress...
    Yep. Got the call from James late last week
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    One of the last 10 they build should be a silver gts blue stripe acr same color as the gen II.

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    So what is the big surprise announcement that is rumored to be ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkrn View Post
    So what is the big surprise announcement that is rumored to be ?
    that the plant is closing? lol

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    Did anyone that was attending happen to see an ACR-E with no stripes, very similar color to Competition Blue but slightly different shade, and with an exposed carbon wing??

    It's VIN 836...


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    I still think something cool is coming from FCA-just not right now...[/QUOTE]

    A second gen Prowler would be cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlx View Post
    Did anyone that was attending happen to see an ACR-E with no stripes, very similar color to Competition Blue but slightly different shade, and with an exposed carbon wing??

    It's VIN 836...

    I didn't see it on Friday when I was there. They moved all the 1-of-1 cars out of the plant for the big party do that there wouldn't be any pictures of customers 1-of-1 cars. Their commitment to Viper and the customers is quite outstanding.
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    Was a great event lots and lots of great looking Vipers! The plant was open for self guided tours, should have had some information out to tell first timers where it starts and what they do at each station, seemed to be a lot of confused soles wondering around. Was great for me as I was able to spend many hours going through all the parts and getting some invaluable information I needed... Group picture will be interesting... if all goes as planned I should be in the shot twice!

    Interesting side note, there were about 25 plus frames sitting off to the side. I overheard someone say that those were non-US Viper builds... Canada or Europe maybe?
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    the 25 plus frames are for the acre-x cars coming!!!!!

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    All of these posts and not 1 picture...what's up with this,,
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    Many pics in the original thread, towards the end: https://driveviper.com/forums/thread...sary-Announced
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesrt View Post
    the 25 plus frames are for the acre-x cars coming!!!!!
    I wish! Wonder how many are for Force 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simms View Post
    I wish! Wonder how many are for Force 1?
    At VLF they were converting a Medusa! However, saw no new Vipers sitting in their lineup going through any sort of conversation process... lots of mustangs and other toys being converted... I am sure its all about the basics of supply, demand, desire, and money... lots and lots of money!
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    Chloe and I had an amazing time. Drove the Viper 2400 miles for a 1 day event. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!
    Met some amazing people, met some "celebrities" in the automotive world. Learned a lot about the car on a trip like this too.
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