Friday, July 11, 2014

Upcoming Car Events in Tidewater Virginia

Fri Nt - 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!
Fri Nt - Smithfield Lions Friday Night Cruz-Ins, 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday each month, 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
Fri Nt - 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
Sat - 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 Sat - (Aug 2) 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.
2nd Sat - (Aug 9) 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.
Sat - 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 (757) 404-1406
Sat Nt - 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
Sat Nt - 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,
Sat Nt - 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.
Sat Nt - 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
Sun - 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.
Mon Nt - 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
Tue Nt - 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
Wed Nt - 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
Thu Nt - 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

Fri, July 11 - 5th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day to be Celebrated July 11, 2014. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated on July 11, 2014. The date will mark the fifth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. A recap of the 2013 festivities is highlighted in the new issue of Driving Force at
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Sat, July 12 - The Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club of Gloucester, Virginia Blast From The Past Car Show. Saturday, July 12, 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!!!
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Fri, July 25 - 2nd Annual JEB Little Creek Brach Bash, 5-8 pm. FREE. Classic Car Display, Boardwalk Game Boots, Beach Volleyball, Music, Sand Art, Tsunami Wave Slide, Robo Surfer, Velcro Wall. Call 462-3685 for
Sat, July 26 - Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) First Class Petty Officers Association Charity Car Show, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4312 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach.
Sat, July 26 - Annual Mid Atlantic Car Show, presented by Mustang Club of Tidewater. Open to all makes of cars, trucks, motorcycles, any wheeled vehicle. Vendor spaces available. Proceeds benefit: Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Oasis Food Bank of Portsmouth. Judges classes, plus Best In Show, Club Participation, Best Display. Location: Cavalier Ford, 4021 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake, VA. Time: 9 am to 3 pm. Registration Fee: $20 plus 2 cans of food. Contact: Doug Sample, 757-880-1660.
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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):
Aug 3 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
Sep 7 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
Oct 5 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
Nov 2 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
Tidewater Sports Car Club (TSCC) - Founded in Norfolk Virginia in 1953, Tidewater Sports Car Club 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) 
*July 13 / AX / ACU-4 (Joint Base Little Creek LCAC Ramp)
July 27 / Track Attack / Academi, NC
Aug 16-17 / VA AX Championship / ACU-4
Sep 21 / AX / TBD
Sep 28 / Track Attack / Academi
Oct 18 / Military Appreciation Auto-Cross / ACU-4
Oct 19 / AX / ACU-4
Oct 26 / Track Attack /Academi
Nov 16 / AX / Pungo
National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic.  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!!!!
Jul 18-20 - Heat Wave at VIR! Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge, Test & Tune, Open Practice, SuperComp School, Instructor Clinic, OG Racing HyperDrivesT, HPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Sprint Roadracing, Enduro Roadracing, Arrive & Drive Twilight Kart Enduro. 
Aug 16-17 - Summer Breeze at Summit Point Motorsports Park! HPDE 1-4, Time Trial, Sprint Races, OG Racing HyperDrivesT, 2hr Twilight Kart Enduro.
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
Schedule (Date / Event / Location)
Jul 12 / Member B-Fast / Pop’s Diner, Chesapeake
Jul 19 / TSD Rally & BBQ / Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run
Jul 26 / Fantomworks Tour / Norfolk
Aug 09 / Chump Car 24-Hour Race / VIR
Aug 09 / Member B-Fast / Pop’s Diner, Chesapeake
Aug 23-24 / Tudor USCC / VIR
Sep 13 / Member B-Fast / Pop’s Diner, Chesapeake
Oct 11 / Member B-Fast / Pop’s Diner, Chesapeake
Mercedes Benz Club of America (MBCA) - Virginia Section. The Virginia Section covers the southeastern portion of Virginia generally covers the communities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg.
Schedule (Date/Event/Location)
Jul 19 / Summerfest 2014 Track Day / NCCAR (near Emporia, VA) We will host a High Speed Driving Event on North Carolina’s Center for Automotive Research’s road course. This event is open to all makes and models and you do not have to be a MBCA club member to participate. There will be a full day of track time and classroom instruction with 4-5 sessions in a non-timed HPDE set up. Car sharing is allowed with separate registration for each driver. This event will fill very quickly, so you will need to place your entry soon. The price for this full day at the race track is $99 for MBCA members and $149 for non-members. This road course is ideally situated in Garysburg, NC and features a 40 feet wide bi-directional freshly paved road course with a ½ mile straightaway, 11 constant radius turns and large grassy run-off areas. There is no competition for times or trophies but a lot of fun to be had. Virtually any car is fully capable of handling this type of event. You must have a valid driver’s license to attend. You will be able to download a technical inspection form that your personal mechanic will perform before you leave home. All you need to bring is this and a Snell 2005 or later helmet. We will have an at track safety inspection at the hotel on Friday night and at the track on Saturday morning. Sponsored by Apex Motorsports (757) 620-6772, 
Aug 24 / Eastern Shore Drive & Dine / Meet at Mercedes-Benz of Virginia Beach at 10:00 am. Wine tasting at Chatham Vineyards, dine at the Great Machipongo Crab Shack. Contact: Don LaBar at 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.”
Jul 18-20 - Grassroots Motorsports Ultimate Track Car Challenge. There can only be 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!
Aug 09 - ChumpCar World Series “VIR 24-Hour Classic.” It will be a hot summer night at VIR when Chump Car returns with your favorite wacky “junkers n’ clunkers” 24-hour endurance race. This series is for gear-heads and people who love fast driving. It’s not about gimmicks or theatrics. Rather, it’s for grassroots race teams and for Chumps like you that have always wanted to go road racing without all the hassle. It’s about “Joe Average” and almost-race-ready cars. Anyone can enter, but here’s the catch - cars must be valued at less than $500. Up to 100 cars will drive straight through the night on their quest for victory.
Aug 16 - Biscuitville 125 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is NASCAR’s top developmental series before making the jump to the top three series. Come watch the next generation of NASCAR stars as they hone their racing skills on VIR’s legendary North Course, which is 2.25 miles long with 22 turns and 100 feet of elevation changes. VIR will be the 14th stop on the 16 race schedule. The race begins at 4:35 p.m. and is 50 laps.
Aug 22-24 - Oak Tree Grand Prix / TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. VIR is honored to be one of 12 tracks, and the only one in the greater Mid-Atlantic, selected to host the new series and the only one in the greater Mid-Atlantic. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the result of last year’s merger between GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series, kicks off Aug. 22 with testing, qualifying, car corrals, driver autograph sessions, team chats, tech talks and more. The event will include combined GT LeMans/GT Daytona race and a separate Prototype Challenge race. Maserati Trofeo World Series will make its only U.S. stop during the three-day weekend as a supporting series. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Lamborghini Super Trofeo, supporting series from last year’s ALMS race, will also race. Make a weekend out of it with camping, car corrals, our Dash and Dine event and more. The action begins at 8:30 a.m. each day.
Sep 20-21 - CCS Fall CycleFest of Speed Motorcycle Roadracing. VIRginia International Raceway’s Championship Cup Series Fall CycleFest brings some of motorcycle road racing’s best teams and riders onto the track. Look for extremely close, side-by-side, knee dragging action as the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders for the coveted season crown! There will be more than 100 riders throughout the weekend and several different classes. Racing kicks off at 8:30 a.m. each day.
Sep 26-28 - Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races & Car Show. The SportsCar Vintage Racing Association returns to VIR, bringing with it cars and a passion for racing that have stood the test of time. Memories will return with every turn of the tire as VIR continues the tradition of its annual Gold Cup Historic Races & Car Show. Cars running in the historic classes must be at least 25 years old. Past favorites include a group of 25 Austin Healeys and a Maserati 450S just like the one Caroll Shelby drove when he won the first race at VIR. Come out to this fun race and go back in time!
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.
Jul 12-13 - Virginia Motorsports Club (Richmond) Autocross Practice and Autocross #5 at RIR.
Jul 16 - RIR Cares Track Laps, 5:00 pm. You know that saying “the best money I ever spent”? Well, we’re convinced this is one of those times. Each month, RIR opens its gates for fans to drive FIVE laps around the ¾-mile oval in exchange for a $20 donation to Richmond International Raceway Cares - the track’s Donor Advised Fund of the NASCAR Foundation that assists nonprofits throughout the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. 
Sep 5 - Virginia 529 College Savings 250 - The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Richmond on Friday night. Tickets go on sale May 23. 
Sep 6 - Federated Auto Parts 400 - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Richmond Saturday night. Tickets go on sale May 23.
Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803. 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.
Fri, Jul 11 - 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
Sat, Jul 12 - VA Mid-Summer Bike Bash. The Hottest Show of the Summer! Bike Show - Bike Race - Car Show - Live Dj’s - Bikini Contest - Tailgate Party. Gates Open at 9:00 am.
Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA. America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
Sat, Jul 12 - “Thomas Roofing & Supply” Night at the Races: (6 Races - Super Streets, LMSC, Super Trucks, Super Streets, LMSC, 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

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