Thursday, January 21, 2021

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

 


"Ready For Snow!"


UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING



WEEKLY/MONTHLY CAR MEETS/CRUISE-INS

(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)


Fri, Jan 22 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.


Sat, Jan 23 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.


Sat, Jan 23 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In, 8 - 9:30 am, Hosted by the men of River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Join the monthly gathering happening the 4th Saturday every month at River Oak Church. Owners and lookers welcome, it’s all free – free to show, free to look, free to eat, (donuts & coffee). Nothing fancy; talk cars, show off your ride and meet others that share the same love. All rides are welcome – imports, exotic, trucks, bikes (any vintage, old or new), tractors, customs, tuners, off-road, whatever! We start early, (8 am), and we end early, (9:30 am), before the heat of the day, so you have plenty of your Saturday left to do other shows, polish off your honey-do list, or do whatever you do in the summertime when the weather is hot.


Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, 9 - 11:00 am, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Bring your vehicle (Cars, motorcycle, or bicycle) out to Uno's in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. Proceeds from all your food and beverage purchases bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Meetup starts at 9 am. Suggestions, ideas and all cars are welcome! Please, no burnouts or loud music. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge.


Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We are finally back! Yorktown Cars and Coffee Saturday cruise-ins are back starting saturday November 28th, 2020. We will resume on theth Saturday of every month, and as always, this event is open to all vehicles, people, and pets. Come out and show off your ride, and meet some like-minded people.


Sat, Jan 23 - Mystery Cruise, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, Hosted by  Car Club Council of Hampton Roads, Sears Parking Lot, Mall Ring Rd., Chesapeake. Come join us for the first Mystery Cruise of 2021. This is a great way to meet new friends, get your car/truck out of winter storage and get away from COVID lockdown for a while and have some fun. We will meet at Greenbrier Mall at 9:30 am in front of the old Sears, with a departure at 10:00 for our destination. Depending on what is happening with restrictions this may just be a "cruise around the block" event. Come with a full tank of fuel. Typically our trip are approximately 2 hours one way to our destination. We will divide up into groups of 5-7 cars with a lead car who is responsible for that group. This Mystery Cruise will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. This is a Sunshine only event!!


Sat, Jan 23 - 2021 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday Weekly gathering of car enthusiasts at Hardee's in Suffolk. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.


Sun, Jan 24 - Sunday Slides, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Sunday afternoon for indoor RC Drifting. Event is always free, and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!


Sun, Jan 24 - Sunday Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 1 - 4:00 pm, Suffolk BBQ, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Weather permitting. We are starting our Sunday Cruise-Ins, 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. The restaurant is open with limited seating inside and the patio is open for outside dining. There will be music by DJ Big Al (better know as Alan Sims to some of you). Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Hope you can make it out there. 


Sun, Jan 24 - Sonic Cruise-In, 1 - 4:00 pm, Sonic Drive-In, 13450 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton. Cruise-In 2nd and 4th Sundays. Come out to network and fellowship! The event is FREE! Sonic will have 20% off on all food and drinks there will also be a 50/50 raffle as well! Hope to see everyone there with big smiling faces and having a great time.


Wed, Jan 27 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free, and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!


Wed, Jan 27 - Doumar's Weekly Cruise in, 7 - 9:00 pm, Hosted by The Mustang and Ford Association of Virginia, Doumar's Cones & Barbecue, 1919 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. We are going back to Doumar’s, all are invited! Please join us for some cars at a weekly cruise-in every Wednesday night. They are open during these hours, so enjoy all the great eats and drinks they provide, including their amazing ice cream and handmade cones! Be kind, clean up after yourselves, no excessive revving, and no burnouts and do not speed off when leaving their parking lot. Please, social distancing and masks are recommended.


Fri, Jan 29 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.


Sat, Jan 30 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.


Sat, Jan 30 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach, 8 - 11:00 am, Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd., Suite #772, Virginia Beach. Our Famous Rides & Coffee event takes place the last Saturday of every month! Always show up early for a good spot and be prepared to kick off your weekend like a Boss! So, who's ready to represent in beautiful VA weather with the baddest Car care supplier in North America? LIVE DEMOS - Raffles - SALES! - Coffee - Donuts. TAG EVERYONE: Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Truck Clubs are ALWAYS WELCOME!


Sat, Jan 30 - 2021 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday Weekly gathering of car enthusiasts at Hardee's in Suffolk. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.


Sat, Feb 6 - (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, 7 - 10:00 am, hosted by Java Surf, NOW at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. Sponsored by American Do It Yourself Garage of Virginia Beach - find them on Facebook. This is an organized but casual gathering of car enthusiasts ($5 per car.), normally the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Enter Parking lot at 19th & Parks Avenue. Gates open at 6:30. New Food trucks! Fikka Coffee Bar onsite! Quick Walk up Coffee station! Bathrooms onsite! Ample parking for everyone. See everyone bright and early!  https://www.facebook.noclick_com/groups/115284668486129/


Sat, Feb 6 - Logan's Birthday Parade, 2:30 - 3:00 pm, Hosted by Seven Cities Camaro Club, Portsmouth City Park, Cpl. J M Williams Ave., Portsmouth. We have been called upon to conduct another Birthday Parade. Come on out and lets make this one bigger than the last one. Everyone is invited. We will meet at Portsmouth City Park by the Tennis Courts no later than 2:30 pm. The route to the house is simple and should take about 5 minutes to get there. Share with your friends, lets see how big we can get this. Last time we had 17 cars, lets go for 50!


Sun, Feb 7 - Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Tractor Cruise in, 2 - 8:00 pm, Hosted by Farmer’s Table, 13416 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield. We welcome all Classic Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Tractors! Bring the kids , young and old! We will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the needy in Isle of Wight. For outdoor dining, Tailgate, or curbside call 757-357-1717. View our menu on the website and order online at www.farmerstableofsmithfield.com


Sat, Feb 12 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, 9 - 11:00 am, Village Square Shopping Center, 5007 Victory Blvd., Yorktown. Car enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome! Family friendly. This is an informal cruise-in for enthusiast of all makes, models and years, cars and trucks the second Saturday each month from to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Rainout date is always the next Sunday with good weather. Please follow this short, but strongly enforced set of rules: No revving, no Burnouts, no loud music, no parking in loading/fire zones, no double parking. Please be respectful of everyone most of all.


Sun, Feb 14 - Wicked Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wicked Stitching, 6701 Ruritan Blvd., Suffolk. Come on out for a good time talking cars with great people and enjoy our complimentary coffee and doughnuts. 50/50 raffle and a good time seeing some badass rides. This will take place on the second Sunday of every month. So, mark your calendar and see you then!


Sat, Feb 20 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 9 - 11:30 am, The Tipsy Beans Café ( www.tipsybeanscafe.com ), 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. This venue along with the great coffee and treats at The Tipsy Beans Cafe is a winning combination and we look forward to meeting there the third Saturday of every month from 9-11:30 am. As always please exercise the proper health protocols with face coverings and social distancing. We look forward to seeing you. Until then be safe and happy motoriing!


Sat, Feb 20 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up, 10:00 am, Hotrodders Cafe, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. A great event to come and hang out with some local jeepers/off-roaders and check out some awesome jeeps, talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh, and the food is always good!




UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.

(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)


Sat, Mar 20 - Winterfest 2021: Car Show, Bass Off, Pin-Up, & Food Truck Rodeo! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth. Hosted by: 757 Auto Events, ClearShine Virginia, Hepcat Honeys, MONTY HILL RACING, Bayside Harley-Davidson. Get situated for the show season as we say goodbye to the cold! PIN-UP CONTEST Hosted by Hepcat Honeys.  Charity benefactor - Technical Training Scholarship Fund. Games, Coloring Contest, Cracker Stack Challenge, Moon Pie Challenge.



Sat, Mar 20 - York High School Annual Car Show, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, York High School, 9300 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown.The Annual Car Show to benefit the Class of 2021 is on! We can't wait to have everyone back. Awards for Top 50 with special awards. Come together, park together. Concessions available. March 20, 2021 from 11 to 2. $15 early bird special. $20 on-site. Paid registration gets you peer ballot. Door prizes all day.  Email: yhscarshow@gmail.com  Web Site: www.ycsd.yorkcountyschools.org/YHS



Sat, Mar 27 - 3rd Annual George E Smith Memorial Car Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us as we celebrate the memory of a local car enthusiast who passed away December 28, 2018. George was a vital part of the Landstown Cruise-Ins, and we are proud to remember him with an annual event. George also served on the board of the Beachcomber Corvette Club served as the president if the Car Club Council of Hampton Roads. This will be an all years, makes, and models event with awards. Portion of proceeds will benefit a charity that George believed in, the Southeastern Food Bank. We will be accepting all non perishable food items for the food bank.




CLUB RACING/AUTOCROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY


Langley Drift Club

Langley Speedway, 11 Dale Lemonds Dr., Hampton.

Local Drifters planning and running drift events at Langley Speedway

Schedule (Date / Event):


Sat, Feb 13 / Party Time season opener, 9:00 am. It’s the start of our first full season at Langley! We will be running our “ kart track” layout which allows for close single runs and cageless tandem! If enough people want to attempt the full layout later in the day, we can switch it up.



SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series

Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond

Drifting was born in the mountains of Japan where skill and style were blended into an aggressive show of speed and car control.

http://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com

Schedule (Date / Event):


Sun, Jan 31 / SOUKOUKAI Practice Day A-Course, 7:00 am. Exciting Driving! **It is required that drivers have done one Novice Clinic or Skid Pad Session with us before driving a Practice Day** Drivers will be broken down into 4 groups; Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced (double group depending on Drivers). Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open-practice format. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The Tanso Solo-Entry Challenge will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression! https://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com/rules-1

Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! Get ready to learn!


Sun, Feb 7 / SPIRIT Drift School! Learn to Drift, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Drivers will hone in their skills while having an instructor guide them through basic Drift Training. Bring a pad & paper; you're going back to school! One on one instructor time provides NOVICES a chance to fire away questions at our instructors/advanced drivers! No question is a bad question, so ask away! Get taught the basics and fundamentals of Drifting and drift car up-keep! Utilizing our main SPIRIT CIRCUIT, AND our Skid Pad Sessions layout, we bring to you the MOST seat time of any of our events! 1 full circuit, 2 mini-circuits, 6 skid pads plus our Team of Instructors will help YOU learn to DRIFT! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! We will tailor our teaching to your driving skill level!


Sun, Mar 7 / SSS Speed & Style Series Round 1 of 5, 7:00 am. 2021 will be the year of seat-time and progression on a whole new level! As drivers push their limits and become more and more dialed in, we wanted to give drivers an opportunity to shoot for a goal of consistency while continuing to push themselves! SSS Speed & Style points series is all new for 2021! Broken down into 2 Classes, with the differing factor being tire size, The Challenge Class and the Masters Class are sure to provide exciting battles throughout each of the 5 Rounds! 5 Rounds will give drivers plenty of time to battle it out for top points! A Season Point’s Champion will be crowned at ROUND 5! Do your best, be consistent, and gather as many points as you can! Bonus points for Top Tanso Qualifier Position! (Points Breakdown will be released before January 1st). Let’s enjoy drifting together, and to all future competitors; do the best you can, always have FUN, and always drift with a smile!



Apex Track Events

We give classroom training to new high-performance drivers then put trained instructors in the car with students to reinforce and build upon that knowledge

https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/apex-track-events

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 


TBA - 2021



Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region

Part of the SCCA's Southeast Division (SEDiv), which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Our Region includes all the cities in the Hampton Roads area as well as several surrounding cities. We primarily host two types of events: Solo (Auto Cross) and Road Rally.

www.odr-scca.org

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 


TBA - 2021



Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC)

Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, TSCC has a strong foundation within the local Hampton Roads autocross community and surrounding areas. Our autocross season runs from March through November with championship series events typically taking place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We usually host a novice autocross school early in the season on the Saturday before our Sunday event. This is a great opportunity for new participants to get involved with autocross. We also host higher speed time trials at regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.

www.tidewatersportscarclub.com

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA 2021


Sat-Sun, Feb 6-7 / Oak Tree Bowl HPDE / Virginia International Raceway. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/tscc-oak-tree-bowl-hpde-virginia-international-raceway-tidewater-sports-car-club-252547



National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic

Founded in 2000, we are an autosport events company servicing the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our goal is to provide a variety of legal, organized, safety-minded road-racing and education-based high-performance driving experiences for as many sports car enthusiasts as possible.

www.nasaracing.net

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 2021 


Fri-Sun, Mar 19-21 / March Madness Racing, HPDE, TT, Comp. School, Test/Tune, I Clinic, Open Practice / VIR Full Course



REGIONAL AUTO RACING/MOTORSPORTS


Larry King Law's Langley Speedway, 70th Anniversary Year

3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton

America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.

http://www.langley-speedway.com/

Schedule (Date / Event): 2021


Sat, Feb 13 / Langley Drift Club Party Time season opener, 9:00 am


Sat, Mar 13 / Spring Day of Destruction: STRAIGHT CARNAGE, 1 - 5:00 pm


Sat, Mar 27 / Open Practice, 12:00 pm


Sat, Apr 3 / 2021 Opening Night: Late Moedls | Super Streets | Legends | Bandoleros | Enduros, 7 - 10:00 pm



Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway

4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA

A ½-mile clay surface with 14-degree banking in both corners and 4 degrees on the front and back stretch. Divisions: Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Limited Stock Car, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, and mud bogs. Virginia Motor Speedway runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October, Closed on RIR NASCAR weekends (check website for schedule of events).

www.vamotorspeedway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): [Weekly Schedule of Events - Competitor Gates Open 3 pm, Spectator Gates Open 5 pm, Drivers Meeting 5:45 pm, Hot Lap Qualifying 6:30 pm, Driver Registration / Pit Pass Window Closes 6:30 pm, Racing 8 pm


TBA - 2021



[RIP 2020] Southside Speedway

12800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA

"The Toughest Short Track in the South," Chesterfield County's favorite family-friendly venue! Locally owned and operated, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County since 1959. With a paved 1/3-mile oval track located on Genito Road, and featuring races from six different divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

www.southsidespeedway.net



Richmond Dragway

1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA

Richmond Dragway is a 1/4-mile International Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag racing facility in Sandston, VA. The site features 130 acres with a full-service concession stand, VP Fuel Station, and a 3 story Timing and Scoring tower.

www.richmonddragway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Richmond International Raceway (RIR)

600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

Known as America's Premier Short Track, RIR offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what "Racing Perfection" truly is.

http://www.richmondracewaycomplex.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 2021


Sun, Jan 31 / Spirit.jp Drifting Series: SOUKOUKAI Practice Day A-Course, 7:00 am.


Sun, Feb 7 / Spirit.jp Drifting Series: Drift School! Learn to Drift, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.


Sun, Mar 7 / Spirit.jp Drifting Series: SSS Speed & Style Series Round 1 of 5, 7:00 am.



Dominion Raceway & Entertainment

Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA

Representing a new model for Motorsports facilities and Entertainment venues. Dominion Raceway & Entertainment is a multipurpose facility located on "America's Main Street", I-95. Located between Washington DC and Richmond VA the complex includes: a two-mile road course, a 4/10ths mile paved NASCAR oval, 1/8th mile drag strip, festival concert venue and more. Our 36,600 square foot building includes meeting space, hospitality and a full-service kitchen and bar.

www.dominionraceway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 2021


Sat, Jan 23 / Track Attack - Get On The Track Now, 1:00 pm


Sun, Feb 21 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Sunday Street Racing, 12 - 4:00 pm


Sat, Feb 27 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Sunday Street Racing, 12 - 4:00 pm



Virginia Motorsports Park

Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA

Built in 1994, a state of the art multi-million dollar facility encompassing 500 acres featuring: Drag Strip, Mud Bog Pit, Truck and Tractor Pull Arena, Motocross facility, and a BMX Track.

www.virginiamotorsports.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 2021


Sat, Jan 23 / Frostbite, Vol. 1 - Car/Truck/Bike Show


Sat, Feb 20 / US Drift. This event will be an open track day event for beginner to advanced drivers taking place at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP). We will be running two courses simultaneously throughout the event for maximum seat time. Participants must be 18 years old (16-17 with parent or legal guardian present) and possess a valid state/government issued picture ID or driver's license. Ridealongs will be available and we will have a limited number of loaner helmets onsite. Passengers must be 18+ and have a valid ID. DRIVERS: $100/advance, $125/gate; SPECTATORS: $10/gate.  www.usdrift.com/usd-events/drift-day-02-20-2021


Sat-Sun, Mar 6-7 / Test & Tune



Virginia International Raceway (VIR)

1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA

Chosen as one of Car & Driver's Top 6 tracks in the nation, Virginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events and is well established as "America's Motorsport Resort."

http://virnow.com/

Schedule (Date / Event):


TBA - 2021




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Friday, January 15, 2021

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

 


UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING



WEEKLY/MONTHLY CAR MEETS/CRUISE-INS

(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)


Fri, Jan 15 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.


Sat, Jan 16 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.


Sat, Jan 16 - [CANX] (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 9 - 11:30 am, The Tipsy Beans Café ( www.tipsybeanscafe.com ), 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. 


Sat, Jan 16 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up, 10:00 am, Hotrodders Cafe, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. A great event to come and hang out with some local jeepers/off-roaders and check out some awesome jeeps, talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh, and the food is always good!


Sat, Jan 16 - Ezra's Birthday Parade, 2:30 pm, Holland Elementary School, 3340 Holland Road, Virginia Beach. Join us for a Birthday Parade for Ezra's 5th Birthday. All Makes & Models Invited! We will meet at the school at 2:30 pm and leave at 3 pm. * Be Respectful * No Burn Outs *


Sat, Jan 16 - 2020 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday Weekly gathering of car enthusiasts at Hardee's in Suffolk. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.


Sun, Jan 17 - Sunday Slides, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Sunday afternoon for indoor RC Drifting. Event is always free, and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!


Tue, Jan 19 - Jeep Takeover at The Garage for Topless Tuesday, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, The Garage Brewery, 1011 Eden Way N, Chesapeake. Jeep take-over is back! FIRST 10 Jeeps will receive $5 off their bill! Every Jeep will have the opportunity to be entered into our contest to park inside The Garage Brewery at the next event! Food truck rotating every week. Check our website for more info! Rain or Shine. We won't judge you if you aren't... Topless. Follow us for updates on the next Topless Tuesday event.


Wed, Jan 20 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free, and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!


Wed, Jan 20 - Doumar's Weekly Cruise in, 7 - 9:00 pm, Hosted by The Mustang and Ford Association of Virginia, Doumar's Cones & Barbecue, 1919 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. We are going back to Doumar’s, all are invited! Please join us for some cars at a weekly cruise-in every Wednesday night. They are open during these hours, so enjoy all the great eats and drinks they provide, including their amazing ice cream and handmade cones! Be kind, clean up after yourselves, no excessive revving, and no burnouts and do not speed off when leaving their parking lot. Please, social distancing and masks are recommended.


Fri, Jan 22 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.


Sat, Jan 23 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.


Sat, Jan 23 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In, 8 - 9:30 am, Hosted by the men of River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Join the monthly gathering happening the 4th Saturday every month at River Oak Church. Owners and lookers welcome, it’s all free – free to show, free to look, free to eat, (donuts & coffee). Nothing fancy; talk cars, show off your ride and meet others that share the same love. All rides are welcome – imports, exotic, trucks, bikes (any vintage, old or new), tractors, customs, tuners, off-road, whatever! We start early, (8 am), and we end early, (9:30 am), before the heat of the day, so you have plenty of your Saturday left to do other shows, polish off your honey-do list, or do whatever you do in the summertime when the weather is hot.


Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, 9 - 11:00 am, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Bring your vehicle (Cars, motorcycle, or bicycle) out to Uno's in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. Proceeds from all your food and beverage purchases bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Meetup starts at 9 am. Suggestions, ideas and all cars are welcome! Please, no burnouts or loud music. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge.


Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We are finally back! Yorktown Cars and Coffee Saturday cruise-ins are back starting saturday November 28th, 2020. We will resume on theth Saturday of every month, and as always, this event is open to all vehicles, people, and pets. Come out and show off your ride, and meet some like-minded people.


Sat, Jan 23 - Mystery Cruise, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, Hosted by  Car Club Council of Hampton Roads, Sears Parking Lot, Mall Ring Rd., Chesapeake. Come join us for the first Mystery Cruise of 2021. This is a great way to meet new friends, get your car/truck out of winter storage and get away from COVID lockdown for a while and have some fun. We will meet at Greenbrier Mall at 9:30 am in front of the old Sears, with a departure at 10:00 for our destination. Depending on what is happening with restrictions this may just be a "cruise around the block" event. Come with a full tank of fuel. Typically our trip are approximately 2 hours one way to our destination. We will divide up into groups of 5-7 cars with a lead car who is responsible for that group. This Mystery Cruise will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. This is a Sunshine only event!!


Sun, Jan 24 - Sunday Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 1 - 4:00 pm, Suffolk BBQ, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Weather permitting. We are starting our Sunday Cruise-Ins, 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. The restaurant is open with limited seating inside and the patio is open for outside dining. There will be music by DJ Big Al (better know as Alan Sims to some of you). Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Hope you can make it out there. 


Sun, Jan 24 - Sonic Cruise-In, 1 - 4:00 pm, Sonic Drive-In, 13450 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton. Cruise-In 2nd and 4th Sundays. Come out to network and fellowship! The event is FREE! Sonic will have 20% off on all food and drinks there will also be a 50/50 raffle as well! Hope to see everyone there with big smiling faces and having a great time.


Sat, Jan 30 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach, 8 - 11:00 am, Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd., Suite #772, Virginia Beach. Our Famous Rides & Coffee event takes place the last Saturday of every month! Always show up early for a good spot and be prepared to kick off your weekend like a Boss! So, who's ready to represent in beautiful VA weather with the baddest Car care supplier in North America? LIVE DEMOS - Raffles - SALES! - Coffee - Donuts. TAG EVERYONE: Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Truck Clubs are ALWAYS WELCOME!


Sat, Feb 6 - (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, 7 - 10:00 am, hosted by Java Surf, NOW at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. Sponsored by American Do It Yourself Garage of Virginia Beach - find them on Facebook. This is an organized but casual gathering of car enthusiasts ($5 per car.), normally the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Enter Parking lot at 19th & Parks Avenue. Gates open at 6:30. New Food trucks! Fikka Coffee Bar onsite! Quick Walk up Coffee station! Bathrooms onsite! Ample parking for everyone. See everyone bright and early!  https://www.facebook.noclick_com/groups/115284668486129/


Sun, Feb 6 - Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Tractor Cruise in, 2 - 8:00 pm, Hosted by Farmer’s Table, 13416 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield. We welcome all Classic Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Tractors! Bring the kids , young and old! We will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the needy in Isle of Wight. For outdoor dining, Tailgate, or curbside call 757-357-1717. View our menu on the website and order online at www.farmerstableofsmithfield.com


Sat, Feb 12 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, 9 - 11:00 am, Village Square Shopping Center, 5007 Victory Blvd., Yorktown. Car enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome! Family friendly. This is an informal cruise-in for enthusiast of all makes, models and years, cars and trucks the second Saturday each month from to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Rainout date is always the next Sunday with good weather. Please follow this short, but strongly enforced set of rules: No revving, no Burnouts, no loud music, no parking in loading/fire zones, no double parking. Please be respectful of everyone most of all.


Sun, Feb 14 - Wicked Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wicked Stitching, 6701 Ruritan Blvd., Suffolk. Come on out for a good time talking cars with great people and enjoy our complimentary coffee and doughnuts. 50/50 raffle and a good time seeing some badass rides. This will take place on the second Sunday of every month. So, mark your calendar and see you then!


Sat, Feb 20 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 9 - 11:30 am, The Tipsy Beans Café ( www.tipsybeanscafe.com ), 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. This venue along with the great coffee and treats at The Tipsy Beans Cafe is a winning combination and we look forward to meeting there the third Saturday of every month from 9-11:30 am. As always please exercise the proper health protocols with face coverings and social distancing. We look forward to seeing you. Until then be safe and happy motoriing!




UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.

(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)


Sat, Mar 20 - Winterfest 2021: Car Show, Bass Off, Pin-Up, & Food Truck Rodeo! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth. Hosted by: 757 Auto Events, ClearShine Virginia, Hepcat Honeys, MONTY HILL RACING, Bayside Harley-Davidson. Get situated for the show season as we say goodbye to the cold! PIN-UP CONTEST Hosted by Hepcat Honeys.  Charity benefactor - Technical Training Scholarship Fund. Games, Coloring Contest, Cracker Stack Challenge, Moon Pie Challenge.


Sat, Mar 27 - 3rd Annual George E Smith Memorial Car Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us as we celebrate the memory of a local car enthusiast who passed away December 28, 2018. George was a vital part of the Landstown Cruise-Ins, and we are proud to remember him with an annual event. George also served on the board of the Beachcomber Corvette Club served as the president if the Car Club Council of Hampton Roads. This will be an all years, makes, and models event with awards. Portion of proceeds will benefit a charity that George believed in, the Southeastern Food Bank. We will be accepting all non perishable food items for the food bank.




CLUB RACING/AUTOCROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY


SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series

Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond

Drifting was born in the mountains of Japan where skill and style were blended into an aggressive show of speed and car control.

http://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com

Schedule (Date / Event):


Sun, Jan 17 / SOUKOUKAI Practice Day B-Course, 7:00 am. Exciting Driving! **It is required that drivers have driven AT LEAST 3 Practice Days on our original A-Course SPIRIT Circuit** Drivers will be broken down into 4 groups; Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced (double group depending on Drivers). Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open-practice format. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The Tanso Solo-Entry Challenge will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression! https://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com/rules-1

Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! Get ready to learn!


Sun, Jan 31 / SOUKOUKAI Practice Day A-Course, 7:00 am. Exciting Driving! **It is required that drivers have done one Novice Clinic or Skid Pad Session with us before driving a Practice Day** Drivers will be broken down into 4 groups; Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced (double group depending on Drivers). Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open-practice format. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The Tanso Solo-Entry Challenge will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression! https://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com/rules-1

Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! Get ready to learn!



Apex Track Events

We give classroom training to new high-performance drivers then put trained instructors in the car with students to reinforce and build upon that knowledge

https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/apex-track-events

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 


TBA - 2021



Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region

Part of the SCCA's Southeast Division (SEDiv), which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Our Region includes all the cities in the Hampton Roads area as well as several surrounding cities. We primarily host two types of events: Solo (Auto Cross) and Road Rally.

www.odr-scca.org

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA - 2021



Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC)

Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, TSCC has a strong foundation within the local Hampton Roads autocross community and surrounding areas. Our autocross season runs from March through November with championship series events typically taking place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We usually host a novice autocross school early in the season on the Saturday before our Sunday event. This is a great opportunity for new participants to get involved with autocross. We also host higher speed time trials at regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.

www.tidewatersportscarclub.com

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA 2021


Sat-Sun, Feb 6-7 / Oak Tree Bowl HPDE / Virginia International Raceway. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/tscc-oak-tree-bowl-hpde-virginia-international-raceway-tidewater-sports-car-club-252547



National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic

Founded in 2000, we are an autosport events company servicing the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our goal is to provide a variety of legal, organized, safety-minded road-racing and education-based high-performance driving experiences for as many sports car enthusiasts as possible.

www.nasaracing.net

Schedule (Date / Event / Location):  


TBA - 2021




REGIONAL AUTO RACING/MOTORSPORTS


Larry King Law's Langley Speedway, 70th Anniversary Year

3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton

America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.

http://www.langley-speedway.com/

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway

4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA

A ½-mile clay surface with 14-degree banking in both corners and 4 degrees on the front and back stretch. Divisions: Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Limited Stock Car, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, and mud bogs. Virginia Motor Speedway runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October, Closed on RIR NASCAR weekends (check website for schedule of events).

www.vamotorspeedway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): [Weekly Schedule of Events - Competitor Gates Open 3 pm, Spectator Gates Open 5 pm, Drivers Meeting 5:45 pm, Hot Lap Qualifying 6:30 pm, Driver Registration / Pit Pass Window Closes 6:30 pm, Racing 8 pm


TBA - 2021



[RIP 2020] Southside Speedway

12800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA

"The Toughest Short Track in the South," Chesterfield County's favorite family-friendly venue! Locally owned and operated, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County since 1959. With a paved 1/3-mile oval track located on Genito Road, and featuring races from six different divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

www.southsidespeedway.net



Richmond Dragway

1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA

Richmond Dragway is a 1/4-mile International Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag racing facility in Sandston, VA. The site features 130 acres with a full-service concession stand, VP Fuel Station, and a 3 story Timing and Scoring tower.

www.richmonddragway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Richmond International Raceway (RIR)

600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

Known as America's Premier Short Track, RIR offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what "Racing Perfection" truly is.

http://www.richmondracewaycomplex.com

Schedule (Date / Event):  


TBA - 2021



Dominion Raceway & Entertainment

Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA

Representing a new model for Motorsports facilities and Entertainment venues. Dominion Raceway & Entertainment is a multipurpose facility located on "America's Main Street", I-95. Located between Washington DC and Richmond VA the complex includes: a two-mile road course, a 4/10ths mile paved NASCAR oval, 1/8th mile drag strip, festival concert venue and more. Our 36,600 square foot building includes meeting space, hospitality and a full-service kitchen and bar.

www.dominionraceway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


Sat, Jan 23 / Track Attack - Get On The Track Now, 1:00 pm


Sun, Feb 21 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Sunday Street Racing, 12 - 4:00 pm



Virginia Motorsports Park

Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA

Built in 1994, a state of the art multi-million dollar facility encompassing 500 acres featuring: Drag Strip, Mud Bog Pit, Truck and Tractor Pull Arena, Motocross facility, and a BMX Track.

www.virginiamotorsports.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Virginia International Raceway (VIR)

1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA

Chosen as one of Car & Driver's Top 6 tracks in the nation, Virginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events and is well established as "America's Motorsport Resort."

http://virnow.com/

Schedule (Date / Event):


TBA - 2021




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Friday, January 8, 2021

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA


 

UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING



WEEKLY/MONTHLY CAR MEETS/CRUISE-INS

(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)


Fri, Jan 8 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.


Sat, Jan 9 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.


Sat, Jan 9 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, 9 - 11:00 am, Village Square Shopping Center, 5007 Victory Blvd., Yorktown. Car enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome! Family friendly. This is an informal cruise-in for enthusiast of all makes, models and years, cars and trucks the second Saturday each month from to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Rainout date is always the next Sunday with good weather. Please follow this short, but strongly enforced set of rules: No revving, no Burnouts, no loud music, no parking in loading/fire zones, no double parking. Please be respectful of everyone most of all.


Sat, Jan 9 - 2020 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday Weekly gathering of car enthusiasts at Hardee's in Suffolk. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.


Sun, Jan 10 - Wicked Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wicked Stitching, 6701 Ruritan Blvd., Suffolk. Come on out for a good time talking cars with great people and enjoy our complimentary coffee and doughnuts. 50/50 raffle and a good time seeing some badass rides. This will take place on the second Sunday of every month. So, mark your calendar and see you then!


Sun, Jan 10 - Sunday Slides, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Sunday afternoon for indoor RC Drifting. Event is always free, and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!


Sun, Jan 10 - Sunday Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 1 - 4:00 pm, Suffolk BBQ, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Weather permitting. We are starting our Sunday Cruise-Ins, 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. The restaurant is open with limited seating inside and the patio is open for outside dining. There will be music by DJ Big Al (better know as Alan Sims to some of you). Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Hope you can make it out there. 


Sun, Jan 10 - Sonic Cruise-In, 1 - 4:00 pm, Sonic Drive-In, 13450 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton. Cruise-In 2nd and 4th Sundays. Come out to network and fellowship! The event is FREE! Sonic will have 20% off on all food and drinks there will also be a 50/50 raffle as well! Hope to see everyone there with big smiling faces and having a great time.


Wed, Jan 13 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free, and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!


Wed, Jan 13 - Doumar's Weekly Cruise in, 7 - 9:00 pm, Hosted by The Mustang and Ford Association of Virginia, Doumar's Cones & Barbecue, 1919 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. We are going back to Doumar’s, all are invited! Please join us for some cars at a weekly cruise-in every Wednesday night. They are open during these hours, so enjoy all the great eats and drinks they provide, including their amazing ice cream and handmade cones! Be kind, clean up after yourselves, no excessive revving, and no burnouts and do not speed off when leaving their parking lot. Please, social distancing and masks are recommended.


Fri, Jan 15 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.


Sat, Jan 16 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.


Sat, Jan 16 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 9 - 11:30 am, The Tipsy Beans Café ( www.tipsybeanscafe.com ), 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. This venue along with the great coffee and treats at The Tipsy Beans Cafe is a winning combination and we look forward to meeting there the third Saturday of every month from 9-11:30 am. As always please exercise the proper health protocols with face coverings and social distancing. We look forward to seeing you. Until then be safe and happy motoriing!


Sat, Jan 16 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up, 10:00 am, Hotrodders Cafe, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. A great event to come and hang out with some local jeepers/off-roaders and check out some awesome jeeps, talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh, and the food is always good!


Tue, Jan 19 - Jeep Takeover at The Garage for Topless Tuesday, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, The Garage Brewery, 1011 Eden Way N, Chesapeake. Jeep take-over is back! FIRST 10 Jeeps will receive $5 off their bill! Every Jeep will have the opportunity to be entered into our contest to park inside The Garage Brewery at the next event! Food truck rotating every week. Check our website for more info! Rain or Shine. We won't judge you if you aren't... Topless. Follow us for updates on the next Topless Tuesday event.


Sat, Jan 23 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In, 8 - 9:30 am, Hosted by the men of River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Join the monthly gathering happening the 4th Saturday every month at River Oak Church. Owners and lookers welcome, it’s all free – free to show, free to look, free to eat, (donuts & coffee). Nothing fancy; talk cars, show off your ride and meet others that share the same love. All rides are welcome – imports, exotic, trucks, bikes (any vintage, old or new), tractors, customs, tuners, off-road, whatever! We start early, (8 am), and we end early, (9:30 am), before the heat of the day, so you have plenty of your Saturday left to do other shows, polish off your honey-do list, or do whatever you do in the summertime when the weather is hot.


Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, 9 - 11:00 am, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Bring your vehicle (Cars, motorcycle, or bicycle) out to Uno's in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. Proceeds from all your food and beverage purchases bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Meetup starts at 9 am. Suggestions, ideas and all cars are welcome! Please, no burnouts or loud music. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge.


Sat, Jan 23 - Yorktown cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 12:00pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. Bring out your rides of all sorts. We welcome cars, trucks, and bikes, whatever you have. Family friendly and very laid back. Come check out some sweet rides and show off your hard work and passion.


Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We are finally back! Yorktown Cars and Coffee Saturday cruise-ins are back starting saturday November 28th, 2020. We will resume on theth Saturday of every month, and as always, this event is open to all vehicles, people, and pets. Come out and show off your ride, and meet some like-minded people.


Sat, Jan 23 - Mystery Cruise, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, Hosted by  Car Club Council of Hampton Roads, Sears Parking Lot, Mall Ring Rd., Chesapeake. Come join us for the first Mystery Cruise of 2021. This is a great way to meet new friends, get your car/truck out of winter storage and get away from COVID lockdown for a while and have some fun. We will meet at Greenbrier Mall at 9:30 am in front of the old Sears, with a departure at 10:00 for our destination. Depending on what is happening with restrictions this may just be a "cruise around the block" event. Come with a full tank of fuel. Typically our trip are approximately 2 hours one way to our destination. We will divide up into groups of 5-7 cars with a lead car who is responsible for that group. This Mystery Cruise will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. This is a Sunshine only event!!


Sat, Jan 30 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach, 8 - 11:00 am, Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd., Suite #772, Virginia Beach. Our Famous Rides & Coffee event takes place the last Saturday of every month! Always show up early for a good spot and be prepared to kick off your weekend like a Boss! So, who's ready to represent in beautiful VA weather with the baddest Car care supplier in North America? LIVE DEMOS - Raffles - SALES! - Coffee - Donuts. TAG EVERYONE: Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Truck Clubs are ALWAYS WELCOME!


Sat, Feb 6 - (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, 7 - 10:00 am, hosted by Java Surf, NOW at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. Sponsored by American Do It Yourself Garage of Virginia Beach - find them on Facebook. This is an organized but casual gathering of car enthusiasts ($5 per car.), normally the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Enter Parking lot at 19th & Parks Avenue. Gates open at 6:30. New Food trucks! Fikka Coffee Bar onsite! Quick Walk up Coffee station! Bathrooms onsite! Ample parking for everyone. See everyone bright and early!  https://www.facebook.noclick_com/groups/115284668486129/


Sun, Feb 6 - Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Tractor Cruise in, 2 - 8:00 pm, Hosted by Farmer’s Table, 13416 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield. We welcome all Classic Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Tractors! Bring the kids , young and old! We will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the needy in Isle of Wight. For outdoor dining, Tailgate, or curbside call 757-357-1717. View our menu on the website and order online at www.farmerstableofsmithfield.com




UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.

(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)


Sat, Mar 20 - Winterfest 2021: Car Show, Bass Off, Pin-Up, & Food Truck Rodeo! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth. Hosted by: 757 Auto Events, ClearShine Virginia, Hepcat Honeys, MONTY HILL RACING, Bayside Harley-Davidson. Get situated for the show season as we say goodbye to the cold! PIN-UP CONTEST Hosted by Hepcat Honeys.  Charity benefactor - Technical Training Scholarship Fund. Games, Coloring Contest, Cracker Stack Challenge, Moon Pie Challenge.


Sat, Mar 27 - 3rd Annual George E Smith Memorial Car Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us as we celebrate the memory of a local car enthusiast who passed away December 28, 2018. George was a vital part of the Landstown Cruise-Ins, and we are proud to remember him with an annual event. George also served on the board of the Beachcomber Corvette Club served as the president if the Car Club Council of Hampton Roads. This will be an all years, makes, and models event with awards. Portion of proceeds will benefit a charity that George believed in, the Southeastern Food Bank. We will be accepting all non perishable food items for the food bank.




CLUB RACING/AUTOCROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY


SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series

Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond

Drifting was born in the mountains of Japan where skill and style were blended into an aggressive show of speed and car control.

http://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com

Schedule (Date / Event):


Sun, Jan 17 / SOUKOUKAI Practice Day B-Course, 7:00 am. Exciting Driving! **It is required that drivers have driven AT LEAST 3 Practice Days on our original A-Course SPIRIT Circuit** Drivers will be broken down into 4 groups; Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced (double group depending on Drivers). Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open-practice format. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The Tanso Solo-Entry Challenge will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression! https://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com/rules-1

Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! Get ready to learn!


Sun, Jan 31 / SOUKOUKAI Practice Day A-Course, 7:00 am. Exciting Driving! **It is required that drivers have done one Novice Clinic or Skid Pad Session with us before driving a Practice Day** Drivers will be broken down into 4 groups; Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced (double group depending on Drivers). Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. This is an open-practice format. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The Tanso Solo-Entry Challenge will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression! https://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com/rules-1

Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! Get ready to learn!



Apex Track Events

We give classroom training to new high-performance drivers then put trained instructors in the car with students to reinforce and build upon that knowledge

https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/apex-track-events

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 


TBA - 2021



Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region

Part of the SCCA's Southeast Division (SEDiv), which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Our Region includes all the cities in the Hampton Roads area as well as several surrounding cities. We primarily host two types of events: Solo (Auto Cross) and Road Rally.

www.odr-scca.org

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 


TBA - 2021



Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC)

Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, TSCC has a strong foundation within the local Hampton Roads autocross community and surrounding areas. Our autocross season runs from March through November with championship series events typically taking place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We usually host a novice autocross school early in the season on the Saturday before our Sunday event. This is a great opportunity for new participants to get involved with autocross. We also host higher speed time trials at regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.

www.tidewatersportscarclub.com

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA 2020


TBA - 2021



National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic

Founded in 2000, we are an autosport events company servicing the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our goal is to provide a variety of legal, organized, safety-minded road-racing and education-based high-performance driving experiences for as many sports car enthusiasts as possible.

www.nasaracing.net

Schedule (Date / Event / Location):  


TBA - 2021




REGIONAL AUTO RACING/MOTORSPORTS


Larry King Law's Langley Speedway, 70th Anniversary Year

3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton

America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.

http://www.langley-speedway.com/

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway

4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA

A ½-mile clay surface with 14-degree banking in both corners and 4 degrees on the front and back stretch. Divisions: Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Limited Stock Car, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, and mud bogs. Virginia Motor Speedway runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October, Closed on RIR NASCAR weekends (check website for schedule of events).

www.vamotorspeedway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): [Weekly Schedule of Events - Competitor Gates Open 3 pm, Spectator Gates Open 5 pm, Drivers Meeting 5:45 pm, Hot Lap Qualifying 6:30 pm, Driver Registration / Pit Pass Window Closes 6:30 pm, Racing 8 pm


TBA - 2021



[RIP 2020] Southside Speedway

12800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA

"The Toughest Short Track in the South," Chesterfield County's favorite family-friendly venue! Locally owned and operated, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County since 1959. With a paved 1/3-mile oval track located on Genito Road, and featuring races from six different divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

www.southsidespeedway.net



Richmond Dragway

1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA

Richmond Dragway is a 1/4-mile International Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag racing facility in Sandston, VA. The site features 130 acres with a full-service concession stand, VP Fuel Station, and a 3 story Timing and Scoring tower.

www.richmonddragway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Richmond International Raceway (RIR)

600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

Known as America's Premier Short Track, RIR offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what "Racing Perfection" truly is.

http://www.richmondracewaycomplex.com

Schedule (Date / Event):  


TBA - 2021



Dominion Raceway & Entertainment

Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA

Representing a new model for Motorsports facilities and Entertainment venues. Dominion Raceway & Entertainment is a multipurpose facility located on "America's Main Street", I-95. Located between Washington DC and Richmond VA the complex includes: a two-mile road course, a 4/10ths mile paved NASCAR oval, 1/8th mile drag strip, festival concert venue and more. Our 36,600 square foot building includes meeting space, hospitality and a full-service kitchen and bar.

www.dominionraceway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


Sat, Jan 23 / Track Attack - Get On The Track Now, 1:00 pm



Virginia Motorsports Park

Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA

Built in 1994, a state of the art multi-million dollar facility encompassing 500 acres featuring: Drag Strip, Mud Bog Pit, Truck and Tractor Pull Arena, Motocross facility, and a BMX Track.

www.virginiamotorsports.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 


TBA - 2021



Virginia International Raceway (VIR)

1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA

Chosen as one of Car & Driver's Top 6 tracks in the nation, Virginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Virginia. VIR hosts a wide range of professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing and track events and is well established as "America's Motorsport Resort."

http://virnow.com/

Schedule (Date / Event):


TBA - 2021




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