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Todd Nelson and the ART crew set new Viper speed record at the Texas Mile!

A handful of members from Austin met up with the San Antonio group over the weekend to head out to Goliad for the Texas Mile. The VCA’s Taylor Stull joined the 200mph club on his second run in his Paxton GTS and our own Todd Nelson broke the standing mile record for the Dodge Viper with a 233.8 mph run! ART was also kind enough to cater some great BBQ for the event and provide the attendees with shirts. A video of Todd’s record-breaking pass can be seen here:

233.8 mph viper run on youtube

Thanks to everyone for their participation…we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Posted 7 years, 1 month ago at 4:45 pm.

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Ralph Gilles talks about the Dodge Viper

At a recent event at Gingerman Raceway in western Michigan, Dodge brand CEO Ralph Gilles took some time to discuss the Viper as it heads off into retirement in its current form. Unfortunately, for those hoping for clues to the future of the V10 sports car, Gilles said almost nothing of consequence. He did acknowledge that demand for the 2010s has been surprisingly robust, particularly the limited edition ACR-X. As a result, Dodge is considering building an additional batch of the track-only models. Gilles has high hopes for the Viper spec racing series that begins next month, since this will be one of the first chances for Vipers to be running unrestricted in competition.

Many of the 2010 models are being special-ordered by customers with unique finishes and interiors, and according to Gilles, all of this data is being factored into decisions about the future of the brand. He gives no other hints about the car or when (if ever) it might appear.

Check out the video here

Posted 7 years, 6 months ago at 4:01 pm.

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Massive picture update

If you like pictures and videos, then you’re in luck!  I just finished updating a whole mess of pictures and some videos on the pictures page.  Over 750 pics added to the 2010 – Viper Round Up set.  I also created these new sets:

2009 – Father Viper Meet
2008 – Viper Dyno in December
2008 – Viper Days
2008 – November Exotic Drive
2008 – Alamo Drafthouse
2007 – Viper Round Up
2007 – Viper Cobra Event
2007 – Sunshine Kids drive

Enjoy and there are still more to come!

Posted 7 years, 7 months ago at 8:37 am.

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Viper Round Up photo updates and a view from above

I’ve uploaded some more photos from the 2010 Viper Round Up so go check’em out if you haven’t already.  Still more to come!  Also something else cool.  Jim Korns had his GPS recording for the whole drive Saturday and he sent me the file so you can open it in Google Earth and see the entire drive from above.  If you haven’t used Google Earth before, it’s like Google maps on steroids and it’s a free download.  You can get it here.  Then download our route from Saturday here (right click and choose save link as).  Save it to your local machine and load the file in Google Earth to check it out.  Thanks Jim!

Posted 7 years, 7 months ago at 9:27 am.

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The 2010 Viper Round up was a big success!

Well the Viper Round Up is over for another year.  We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.  We’d like the thank ART for all their help and support this year.  Donating their time and facilities for the dyno day on Friday and the track time on Sunday was more than we could have asked.  We would also like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work in keeping us organized.  We couldn’t have done this without you.  Great job everyone!

We’re still collecting pictures and I’ll post them  as they come in so keep checking the 2010 – Viper Round Up set for updates on the picture page!

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago at 5:49 pm.

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New pictures from the Texas Mile on the photo page

Just uploaded a few pictures from the Texas Mile that just happened last weekend in Goliad, Tx.  Last I heard from Sunday there was a Gallardo that did 250.1 mph and then a yellow Ford GT did 249.9 mph.  Now that is crazy fast.  I also heard there was a hayabusa that did 261 mph.  As shortround would say, “He no nuts…..he’s crazy!”

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago at 4:35 pm.

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2010 Viper Round Up is right around the corner!

So have you registered?  It’s shaping up to be a great event so get signed up now if you’re not already. It’s on April 9th, 10th and 11th. (Friday-Sunday).  Send us an email if you’re not already registered or if you have any questions.  We still have a few rooms left at the Omni Austin hotel at Southpark but they’re going fast!  If you registered for a room online, make sure you call the hotel and tell them you’re with the viper club so you get the special rate in the block of rooms we’ve reserved for this event.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out there.  It’s gonna be a blast!  The Omni is located at 4140 Governor’s row (512-448-2222‎) and our email address is

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago at 10:53 pm.

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Picture updates!

We finally uploaded some more pictures. There are now 2008 and 2009 Viper Round up pics and movies on the pictures page. I’m still going through the 2008 images so there will probably be more updates for that set. Go check’em out.

Posted 7 years, 10 months ago at 10:12 pm.

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