Western Automotive Journalists presents "Behind the Scenes with Viper Gen V", featuring Maurice Liang and Ralph Gilles. July 25, 2013 at Sparky's Hot Rod Garage in San Carlos, CA. Photos by Hana Krulova and Ken Ratica. Edited by Maurice Liang.
Scott Brown from Chrysler PR brought along a Stryker Red 2013 Viper, as did club member Bruce Dereschuk.
Viper club and NorCal Challenger club were invited and showed their colors!
Lots of books to sign...
Let's see, "R-A-L-P-H-G-I-L-L-E-S. I think I've got it..."
Surprise guests from Texas, "It's D'Ann. I recognize her perfume!"
#1 Viper customers, Wayne and D'Ann Rauh, who (currently) own 65 Vipers.
Maurice, Wayne, Ralph, and D'Ann.
Ralph talks with fans out in the parking lot.
Ralph with John and Nikki.
Todd Solomon and Glen McAdon talk with Ralph.
Nikki, John, and Dayton.
Maurice with Larry and Jim.
Fans are excited to show Ralph their cars.
Ralph autographs cars.
Charanne, owner of a Launch Edition, has Ralph autograph her photo collage.
Ralph autographs books for Joe and Jim.
Ralph greets Hana.
Catered BBQ dinner inside Sparky's Hot Rod Garage.
Ralph with Tom Matano, designer of the Miata and former director of Design for Mazda.
Maurice gives a glimpse of his adventure of going behind the scenes to write the SRT Viper book.
Around 120 guests filled the room.
Ralph talks about the challenges of bringing Viper back to life.