Grand Opening of Viper Cafe at Walter P Chrysler museum on June 9, 2012 in Auburn Hills.
Cafe is located on the lower floor. Remodeled 30's Chrysler showroom now has a Viper-diner theme. Not a working diner, it's an area for hosting meetings and food service during events.
Viper Cafe signs donated by Mansen Way.
The room BEFORE the remodel.
The room AFTER the remodel. Check out the cool overhead lights.
Hood on left shows the evolution of the 3 generations of the Viper logo. Hood is donated by VCA Illinois Region and painted by Daneen Bronson.
Different Vipers from the Chrysler historic collection will be rotated through the exhibit.
Seating area with large screen TV.
Signs tell visitors about the history of Viper and the Viper Club of America.
Bar stools and high top tables donated by Cory Gehling of Snake Oyl Products.
Chrysler Product Design Office refinished the existing tables with the new Stryker logo.
Viper memorabilia contributed by Maurice Liang. Exhibit will feature different themes. This theme was Viper In Pop culture and A Viper for Everyone.
Mural portrays a typical scene in the parking lot of the cafe, where members have gathered to hear Ralph Gilles speak about the new Viper.
Mural features sponsors who contributed money to fund the $70,000 remodeling project.
Mural painted by Daneen Bronson and measures 5 feet high by 16 feet wide.
Names of major contributors to the project.
VCA Hall of Fame plaque resides in the Viper Cafe.
Viper Cafe "Founder", Maurice Liang, poses with the Viper that started it all for him, the 1989 Viper Concept car.
The curtain opens, and there's Maurice, face-to-face with the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Roy Sjoeberg)
Maurice presents Ralph with a superhero shirt with the Viper logo, for saving the Viper from oblivion. Photo courtesy of Steve Diehlman.
Maurice holds the ribbon as Ralph cuts it. Photo courtesy of Steve Diehlman.
Specators pack the cafe during the grand opening.
Mark Trostle, Head of SRT & Motorsports Design, Doreen Wright, museum COO, and Adam Hubers, cafe designer.
Visitors check out the mural.
Terry Bosserman finds himself in the mural.