Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Upcoming Tidewater Virginia Car Events

Yes, this is my "Retirement Scheme": Combination Bar/Car Wash!

Well if this weekend is anything like last Sunday - Schweeeet!!!!  I'm going to try to get my rear end in gear this week and finish putting together the roadster rear end!


Monday Nights - Bobby’s BBQ & Country Buffet Cruise-In.  2900 Airline Blvd, junction of Airline Blvd and City Park Ave. Portsmouth, VA  23701. Times from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM POC: Bill Foley, (757) 535-6283

Tuesday Nights - Lebanon Christian Church Cruise-In at the church - call to confirm the date. There will be free food there as well. It begins at 5 PM. Bring your cars to show. It will be cancelled until the following Tuesday if it is raining or threatening to rain. The church is located at 421 Yorktown, Newport News. just off I 64 exit 247 on VA 238. There is no cost or admission fee for this event 

Wednesday Nights - Rita’s Italian Ice Cruise-In. 5256 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464. Each Wednesday evening from 6 pm - 8 pm. All car enthusiasts welcome. Donations accepted for charity. Contact Bobby Sharon 757.404.1406

Thursday Nights - Western Branch Car Group 2014 Dairy Queen Cruise-In, every Thursday evening starting in April and ending on Halloween Night with our Trunk-R-Treat Cruise In & Show. Various events with mini-car-shows, DJ events, and other outings and group events during the season. Cruise In’s start @ 5 p.m. to “whenever”! No costs except for your own diner and ice cream. Some events such as the mini-car-shows or special cruise-in’s may have registration costs to participate. This Cruise In has just finished up our 3rd year and normally has an attendance of 30-50 show cars each week. Come Early, Eat Some Ice Cream, and Stay Late if You Wish. For more info contact: Ray Hinman (757) 672-9081 

Friday Nights - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Friday Night Cruise-Ins - every week!  Come on out to our Friday Night Cruise-in and register for the Saturday Blast for the Past show for $15 pre-registration fee! If you can’t make it Friday night, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Friday Nights - Smithfield Lions Friday Night Cruz-Ins, 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday, April thru October 6-9pm.  St. Lukes Rt 10/32 & 258 Brewer’s Neck Rd. (757) 371-6061.  $2 donation to show car (benefiting Lions Charities), Food, Music, Featured Vehicles & Cornhole. Season passes available: $25

Friday Nights - Daniels Performance Friday Night Cruise-In, 2nd and 4th Friday, April thru October 6-9pm at Charlie Daniels Racing, 20128 IWIP Road Rt 10, 3 Miles outside Smithfield, (757) 356-1156

Saturday Nights - Landstown Commons Saturday Night Cruise-Ins, Every Saturday night from 4:00 til 9:00 PM.  Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. These will be held in the same area as last year (Behind Finn McCools).  We’ll be having discount food coupons from the restaurants in the shopping center for all participants.  Come out and enjoy the camaraderie of getting together with other car enthusiasts!! Sponsored by member clubs of CCCHR

Saturday Nights - Cruisin for a Cure! Relay for Life Cruise Night at George Farish Collision Center (The old Don Comer building). The Cruis-In will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 5pm-8pm. Antique, Classic, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Muscle, Tuners, Motorcycles & Trucks. All are welcome; come hang out, enjoy great cars for a good cause. $5 donation for vehicles to enter. George Farish Collision Center 2525 Airline Blvd Portsmouth, Va 23701 For more information please call Jessica @ 757-685-8243

Saturday Nights - The Classic Cruiser’s Cruise-In takes place every Saturday night from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, beginning April 19 thru October 18. Our location is Heritage Square Shopping Center, 4318 George Washington Hwy, Grafton, VA. It is open to all years, all makes, and all models. If it’s cool, bring it. It is only a $2.00 donation to show your vehicle. There is no admission fee for spectators. All cruise-in donations are donated to charity. It is a great place to listen to some great tunes played by our DJ (Tom Norris), look at some great rides, see your old friends, and make some new ones. For more information about our club, go to or Classic Cruisers Car Club on Facebook, or you can contact Allen Hunt 757-868-6900, or Blair Armbrister 757-877-4911,

Saturday Nights - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers “Let’s Talk Cars” Every Saturday Night from April to October 2014. All years! All models! Bring your car and have some fun! Main Street Shopping Center, Gloucester Main Library, Gloucester, Virginia 23061. For information about our club or contact information,,, Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers on Facebook.

Saturday Cars & Coffee:  Are you normally busy on Saturdays with a list of honey-do’s or family commitments? Well that’s perfectly fine because you can be back home before your spouse is even up. Enjoy your car hobby and still enjoy the rest of your day.
Originally started in Irvine, CA at a strip mall on the PCH, the Cars & Coffee idea has steadily spread to various areas across the country. Here in Tidewater Virginia, we have the great Mid-Atlantic coastal region, we have plenty of sports cars in the area, and we have plenty of coffee shops so it seemed a logical fit. This is an informal hangout for mature car enthusiasts who enjoy an early morning drive and a cup of coffee.

1st Saturday - (June 7) Virginia Beach Cars & Coffee is a gathering of car enthusiasts the first Saturday each month from 7:30 - 9:00 am to talk cars and share a cup of coffee at La Promenade Shops, 1860 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454  in the West Hilltop area of Virginia Beach, which features ample parking and BEAN THERE COFFEE on location.  Please be curious to the businesses in the shopping center and leave the lot at 9:00 am promptly.   or

2nd Saturday - (June 14) Newport News Cars & Coffee is a gathering of car enthusiasts the second Saturday each month from 8:00 - 10:00 am to talk cars and share a cup of coffee at AROMA’S, 706 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606.


May 16-17:  2014 Colonial Williamsburg Rod Run.  Presented by the Tidewater Street Rod Association. Since 1973, TSRA holds an annual rod run in Williamsburg, Virginia that draws over 200 participants and their vehicles from several states. info :
poc's: Larry Anderson, (757) 547-3769, Marvin Blalock, (757) 850-0064.  

May 16-18:  Beach Music Cruise-In.  On the Beach at 30th Street, at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  Combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past!  Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes.  Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.  A three-day series of free concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street.  Evening concerts on Friday give way to a full day of entertainment on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.
The car show feature turns the boardwalk into a local version of “Route 66,” with cars and trucks from yesterday and today competing for trophies and Best in Show cash prizes.  The car show will be on Saturday, May 17, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

May 17:  Town Center Corvette Showcase.  Town Center, Virginia Beach.  The Town Center Corvette Showcase is a premier classic car show featuring one of the most impressive collections of Corvettes of yesterday and today ever assembled.  Participants showcase their vehicles and compete for cash prizes and trophies in various categories. The Town Center Corvette Showcase is open to both individual car owners as well as car clubs. There will be a nominal registration fee for participants but will be free for spectators.  The Pre-Registration fee is $20 per vehicle/$25 per vehicle day of the Showcase. A portion of the entry fees will benefit local Virginia Beach charities.
Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm

May 17:  The Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club of Gloucester, Virginia Relay For Life Car Show, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (Rain date is the following Saturday) Show times are from 9-3, with registration ending at 12:00. Early registration is $15 and $20 the day of the show. Trophies are awarded for the top five in GM, Ford, Mopar, Imports, and trucks. Also awarded are the top 25 awards, as well as other special awards. Winners are selected by participant voting. For further information, contact MPCC on our email address or web page - / .  We look forward to seeing you there!!!

May 17:  Peninsula Mustang Enthusiast "Mustang Round-Up" In Smithfield to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang to benefit "Give Kids The World". Registration is limited to 150 cars (all-Mustang event) because of parking on historic Main Street in Downtown Smithfield. The event will run from 9:00am - 3:00pm with awards being presented in over 20 classes. Pre-registration ( is highly recommended due to limited space. The event will also include a silent auction, raffle, food, fun and more!


Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC) - Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, Tidewater Sports Car Club  (TSCC) has a strong foundation within the local Hampton Roads autocross community and surrounding areas (140+ club members in 2009). 
Our autocross season runs from March through November with events taking place on the 2nd or 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.
Our club is not solely structured around autocross. TSCC is, as the name implies, a car club, supporting the enthusiast. Car shows, social gatherings, and community involvement are just a few of the extracurricular activities in which TSCC participates.  
We host  a charity event at least once a year where all the proceeds from the event are donated to a designated charity. Since 2005, we have donated over $20,000.00 to various local and national
Schedule (Date/Event/Location) 
May 17 / Test & Tune* / ACU-4 (LCAC ramp, Joint Base Little Creek)
May 18 / AX / ACU-4
June 14 / Cone Clinic* /ACU-4
June 15 / AX / ACU-4 
July 20 / AX / ACU-4

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region.  The Old Dominion Region (Number 63) is part of the Southeast Division (SEDiv), which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.    Our Region includes all of 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.
Schedule (Date/Event/Location):
June 01/Solo/Pungo Airfield
July 06/Solo/Pungo Airfield


Porsche Club of America (PCA) - First Settlers Region.  The Porsche Club of America First Settlers Region desires the comfort of good friends and good conversation, and we praise to a fault the world’s finest automobile. With those attributes, our club has grown to over 600 Active Members throughout Virginia.  We race each other, show our prized possessions, conduct rallies, autocrosses and tours. The Club sponsors driver education, restoration and technical sessions. We know our Porsche, or Porsches if we’re lucky, inside and out. Our Newsletter, Horizontally Opposed, which tells our stories and provides an insider view to everything Porsche.
Schedule (Date/Event/Location)
16-18 May / DE / VIR

National Auto Sport Association (NASA).  NASA Mid-Atlantic increases track time for HPDE (High Performance Driver’s Ed) Drivers!!  In response to overwhelming feedback from our participants NASA Mid Atlantic offers even more of its award winning HPDE program to all HPDE Drivers.  Starting March 22-23 at VIR NASA will increase the number of on track sessions each HPDE group receives from 3 to 4.  More time.  More opportunity to have more fun on track!!!!
Schedule (Date/Event/Location)
6-8 June / HPDE / Summit Point Motorsports Park - Hyperfest 14. Test & Tune, HPDE 1-4, Time Trial, Sprint Races, OG Racing HyperDrives, Twilight Kart Enduro
18-20 July / HPDE / VIR


Virginia International Raceway (VIR) - Recently 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.”

27-28 May / Stock Car Open Test Days/ See the biggest names in stock car racing as they test in preparation for NASCAR’s road race circuits.

6-8 June / North American Road Racing Association (NARRA) Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Series.  NARRA is America’s new home for high-end, high-performance cars. F or more information, visit and

14-15 June / CCS 15th Annual Virginia Festival of Speed Motorcycle Roadracing.  The annual battle for the CCS Mid-Atlantic Championship rolls in for their 11th Paul Farrell Memorial. The pressure will be on as caution is thrown to the wind and riders get set to battle it out. Additional races and activities are in the works, making this a unique event to experience as a rider and a fan! Visit to get the lowdown on all the riders, teams and the points standings.

Richmond International Raceway (RIR) - Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, 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.

5 September / Virginia 529 College Savings 250 - The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Richmond on Friday night. Tickets go on sale May 23. 

6 September / Federated Auto Parts 400 - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Richmond Saturday night. Tickets go on sale May 23.

VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK, Dinwiddie, 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.


LANGLEY SPEEDWAY, Hampton, VA. America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track!
Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Home track Achievement Award.

14 May - Wacky Wednesdays, 6:00 pm Gates Open, 7:00 pm Drivers Meeting, 7:15 pm Competition Begins

17 May  - NAPA Auto Parts Night At The Races.  
Practice Order - LMSC, Karts, UCAR, Super Street, Super Trucks
Qualifying Order - Karts, UCAR, Super Street, Super Trucks, LMSC
11:00 Pit Gates Open; 2:00 General Admission Gates Open; 2:00 Practice Begins; 4:15 Driver’s Meeting followed by Rookies Mandatory Meeting; 4:30 Qualifying; 6:55: Invocation by Rev. Potter; National Anthem


Hampton Roads Car Club Council:

Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council:

Mid-Atlantic Alfa Romeo Car Club:

Antique Automobile Club - Historic Virginia Peninsula Region:

Tidewater BMW Car Club of America:

Cadillac-LaSalle Club:

Hampton Roads Camaro Club (HRCC):

Classic Cruisers Car Club:

Tidewater Corvair Club:

Beachcomber Corvette Club, Virginia Beach:

Custom Classic Corvette Club, Chesapeake:

Tidewater Corvette Club:

First Flight Cruisers:

Colonial Virginia Model ‘A’ Ford Club:

757 Goat Car Club:

Hampton Roads Exotics Car Club:

Khedive Shriner’s Roadrunners Car Club:

Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers:

Tidewater MG Classics Car Club:

Hampton Roads MOPAR Enthusiasts:

Middle Peninsula MOPAR Association:

Tidewater MOPAR Club (TMC):

Chrome Pony Mustang Club:

Mustang Club of Tidewater:

Mustang Club of America (MCA) - Southeastern Virginia Mustang Club:

Peninsula Mustang Enthusiasts:

Styling Stangs of Hampton:

Street Dreams Corvette Club (SDCC):

Old Dominion Car Club:

Porsche Club of America (PCA) - First Settlers Region: 

Portsmouth Street Rod Association:

Southern Knights Cruisers:

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

Southeastern Virginia Street Rod Association:

Studebaker Drivers Club:

Suffolk Rods and Muscle Cars:

Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC):

Tidewater Street Rod Association:

Tidewater Triumph Register:

Tidewater Z Car Club:

Virginia Chevy Lovers Car Club:

Virginia Fiero Association (VAFA):

Peninsula Volkswagen Club:

Williamsburg British Car Club:

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