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.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Upcoming Tidewater Virginia Car Events
Thu - 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 - 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
Fri - Smithfield Lions Friday Night Cruz-Ins, 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday each month, April thru October 6-9pm. Sentara 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
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.http://carclubcouncil.info/cars_and_coffee.pdforhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/
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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/385990664766049/
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 email@example.com (757) 404-1406
Sat - 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 - 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.
Sat - 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.
Sat - 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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 email@example.com
Sat, Aug 2 - US Coast Guard Birthday Car Show, US Coast Guard Base, 4000 Coast Guard Blvd., Portsmouth, VA; Pre-registration required for base entry. 10 am to 4 pm; Fee $20 plus 2 cans of Food, Each registered participant gets a wrist band for free food, and events; Come support your Coast Guard with this important event. Pre-registration required for admittance. The following information is required to be sent before by the show by July 29th, 2014. Name, (you must have a picture ID for entry); US Citizen, Yes/No; Vehicle Year Make and Model; Vehicle Registration; Vehicle Color; Insurance Co. (must have proof of insurance at show). Please provide this information to Ray Hinman, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Doug Sample @ 757-880-1660. Hope to see everyone there. www.mustangcluboftidewater.com , email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, Aug 2 - Peninsula Town Center Summer Fun All Vehicle Show, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Macy’s Parking Lot, behind CineBistro, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton, VA. Join the Peninsula Mustang Enthusiasts for their Summer Fun All Vehicle Show. Event will include entertainment, sponsor raffles, goody bags and 50/50 drawing. Pre-registration will open on June 1, 2014. Registration will be $21.00 when paid via Pay Pal on line at www.peninsulamustang.com . Registration on site will also be $21.00. Awards will be presented by manufacturer and will include specialty awards. No admittance to show area before 8 AM. All vehicles must be in place and registered by 10 AM. Awards will be given between 2 and 3PM. All proceeds of this event will be given to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). email: email@example.com
Sat, Aug 2 - Hampton Cup Regatta “Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show”, August 2 and 3, Located on the Mercury Blvd. Bridge at Ft Monroe on Mill Creek. There is No Entry Fee, Dash Plaques, Children’s Area, Food and Drinks Available, and 24 Hour Security. For more information Contact Ron 757-851-5875 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff 757-544-5425 email@example.com. Web Site:www.hamptoncupregatta.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, Aug 5 - National Night Out, 6-8:30 pm, Green Run High School, Virginia Beach, VA. Come help celebrate National Nite Out at Green Run High School! They are looking for some cars to emphasize neighbors getting together to help and support each other!! Your attendance will be greatly appreciated!! Please contact: Sharon Chittim, Manager, Chimney Hill Community Association, 757-463-3805
AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/CLUB RACING/ROAD RALLY
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): 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 (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) Aug 16-17 / VA AX Championship / ACU-4 (JEB Little Creek) 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). 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 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 Porsche.www.fsrpca.org Schedule (Date / Event / Location) 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. http://sections.mbca.org/virginia/ Schedule (Date/Event/Location) 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.” Events: 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. http://virnow.com/events/optima-batteries-chumpcar-world-series-vir-24-hour-classic/
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.http://virnow.com/events/biscuitville-125-nascar-kn-pro-series-east/
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. Events: Sat, Aug 2 - East Coast Honda Meet. The East Coast Honda Meet is looking to be the largest Honda/Acura event in the country. Hours are 11am on Saturday and you must enter through Gate 6 off of Carolina Avenue. For questions please email email@example.com
Sun, Aug 3 - RIR Cares Track Laps, 12 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.
Fri, Sep 5 - Virginia 529 College Savings 250 - The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Richmond on Friday night. Tickets go on sale May 23.
Sat, 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. http://www.vmpdrag.com/Drag-Home.html Events: Fri, Aug 1 - Tabernacle Baptist Church presents, Ladies Night under da Tent. Music by DJ Foot, Night Glow Party, Dance-off for prizes, 50/50 Raffle. Gates Open 5 pm, Test & Tune Starts 6 pm, Index Qualifying 7 pm, Index Eliminations 8:30 pm,
Sat/Sun, Aug 2/3 - Auto Fab Race Cars, Raider ET Challenge. Over $150,000 In Season Payouts & Awards! Gates Open For Participant Parking Friday @ 9 am, Overnight Parking & Full Event Tickets Available. Saturday Gates Open at 9 am, Time Runs Begin at 10 am (2 Sessions), *Eliminations Begin After 2nd Time Run. Sunday Gates Open at 9 am, Time Runs Begin at 10 am (1 Session), *Eliminations Begin After Time Run.
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: Sat, Aug 2 - Thomas Nelson Comm College/ 4CDL.com Night at the Races: (6 Races - Super Trucks, Grand Stock, Modifieds, Super Trucks, Grand Stocks, Pro Six) 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
Wed, Aug 6 - Wacky Wednesday (Challenge Drag Racing on the Oval). 6:00 pm Gates Open, 7:00 pm Drivers Meeting, 7:15 pm Competition Begins. Cars must have valid state license and inspection if required by applicable state law (vehicle can meet the inspection requirement at the time of event participation).https://www.facebook.com/LangleyWackyWednesday#!/LangleyWackyWednesday