Local Car Hobby events for Tidewater Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Region; including Clubs, Cruise-Ins, Meets, Shows, Driver's Ed, Auto-Cross/Solo, Clubs, etc.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Upcoming Tidewater Car Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! http://carclubcouncil.info/Friday_Nights.pdf
Friday Nights - Smithfield Lions Friday Night Cruz-Ins, 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday, April thru October 6-9pm. St. Luke’s 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
Saturdays - 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 - (July 5) 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.http://carclubcouncil.info/cars_and_coffee.pdforhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/
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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/385990664766049/
Saturdays - Cars, Coffee & Chocolate, sponsored by Simply Fresh Café, every Saturday morning 8 am -10 am Town Center, 180 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Parallel street parking or surface lot parking directly across the street from the host. Parking is in the shadows of The Cosmopolitan Apartments for pleasant summer mornings. All makes & models welcome. Contact Bobby Sharon email@example.com (757) 404-1406
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 McCool’s). 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 - 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 www.ccccofva.org or Classic Cruisers Car Club on Facebook, or you can contact Allen Hunt 757-868-6900,firstname.lastname@example.org or Blair Armbrister 757-877-4911, email@example.com.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org, mpccofgloucester.com, Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers on Facebook.
Saturday Nights - The Southern Knights Cruisers Weekly Cruise-In, Hardee’s on Old Stage Rd. in Chester, VA, 5:00 till 9:00 or until everyone leaves (weather permitting). Featuring DJ’s “Wolf Man John” & “Rock It Man” with good music, 50/50, and more. - Info: Wolf Man John at Email Wolf Man John or Ricky Williams 804-526-8865 or by Email Ricky Williams or atwww.southernknightscruisers.com
Sundays - Car Cruise-In, Quaker Steak & Lube, 12832 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608. Every Sunday noon to 5 pm. Live music, contests, vendor booths, weekly themes with guest car clubs. Contact Jennifer Martin at(757)874-5823 for more information.
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
Saturday, June 14 - 1st Annual Rotary Club Classic Car Show, w/ Norfolk Antique and Flea Market, ODU Foreman Field, 10 am - 4 pm. (Pre-Market, Friday 13 June, 4-8 pm; Market, Saturday 14 June, 9 am - 6 pm). Info atwww.norfolkfleamarket.org, or email - email@example.com, or (757) 549-5330
Saturday, June 14 - 2nd Annual Veterans Benefit Car Show and Poker Run, at Bryant & Stratton College, 301 Centre Pointe Dr, Virginia Beach, VA, 8 am - 5 pm. There will be door prizes, raffles and vendors. Top 50 plus special trophies! Come on out to Bryant & Stratton College and support the Vetshouse!! Pre-Registration is $15 and $20 day of show, 8 AM - 12 PM. See you there!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 15 - 2nd Annual Dads & Dudes Car Show, Outback Parking Lot near Park Lane, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Guests can enjoy various types of cars, live music by Big Daddy Trio, raffles, vendors and much more. Cash awards for Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Motor, Best Interior, and Most Unique. The first 100 entries will receive a dash plaque and the top 20 entries will receive a Gift Bag from The Greene Turtle. Proceeds benefit WOUNDED WEAR. info - (757) 838-1505
Tuesday, June 24 - 2014 Great Race Antique Car Procession. 5:30 pm - Crawford Parkway to Old Holiday Inn site - Portsmouth will host an overnight stop on the 2014 Hemming’s Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles downtown to North Landing for the $150,000 event. The race will start in Ogunquit, Maine, on June 21 and weave its way 2,100 miles over nine days down the Atlantic Coast through 13 states before the finish in The Villages, Fla., on June 29. http://www.greatrace.com/
AUTO CROSS (AX, or SOLO)
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. www.odr-scca.org Schedule (Date/Event/Location): July 06/Solo/Pungo Airfield
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 charities.www.tidewatersportscarclub.com Schedule (Date/Event/Location) June 14 / Cone Clinic* /ACU-4 (Joint Base Little Creek LCAC Ramp) June 15 / AX / ACU-4 July 20 / AX / ACU-4
DRIVERS EDUCATION/TIME TRIALS/CLUB RACING
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!!!! www.nasaracing.net Schedule (Date/Event/Location) 18-20 July / HPDE / VIR
Porsche Club of America (PCA) - First Settlers Region (Zone 2). 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.www.fsrpca.org Schedule (Date/Event/Location) 20-22 June / Zone 2 Club Race / VIR
Mercedes Benz Club of America (MBCA) - Virginia Section. Schedule (Date/Event/Location) 19 July / Summerfest 2014 Track Day / NCCAR (near Emporia, VA., sponsored by Apex Motorsports, www.motorsportreg.com, (757) 620-6772
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.” Events: 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 www.ccsracing.us to get the lowdown on all the riders, teams and the points standings. 18 July - Grassroots Motorsports Ultimate Track Car Challenge. There can only be one.one ultimate track car and one ultimate driver. Grab a front seat as drivers take the track with hopes of proving their car is the fastest there is!
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. Events: 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. http://www.vmpdrag.com/Drag-Home.html Events: June 13 - Street Wars/Street Points: Street Wars is run on Friday nights and offers everyone an opportunity to test their skills on the dragstrip. Run your parents station wagon, your brand new car, a restored hot rod, or grudge race your buddy for local bragging rights! Gates Open at 5 pm, Racing From 6-11 pm June 14/15 - Fun Ford Weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803. THE NATION’S LARGEST ALL FORD CAR SHOW, DRAG RACE & SWAP MEET! The event features Drag Racing, Car Show, Vendors, Swap Meet and Car Corral. For more info, call 804.862.3174. Web Site: www.FunFordWeekend.com Flyer Link: www.VirginiaMotorsports.comEmail: email@example.com June 15 - ET Points Weekly Bracket Racing for all Classes, and Ford vs World. Gates open at 10 am. Time Runs start at Noon.
Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA. America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award. http://www.langley-speedway.com/ Events: 14 June - “Aviation Institute of Maintenance” Night at the Races: (7 Races - Bando, Super Streets, UCAR, LMSC, Legends, Super Streets, Enduros) 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 http://langley-speedway.com/VAshiprepair2.htm 21 June - NASCAR Pro Series East K&N 175