Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Local Tidewater Virginia Car Happenings

Sat, Sep 27 - Guinea Jubilee Festival Car Show, hosted by The Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club of Gloucester, Virginia. The Guinea Jubilee is a two day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts, exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood. 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!!! Web Site: www.mpccofgloucester.com, Email: middlepeninsulaclassiccruisers@cox.net
Sat, Sep 27 - 41st Annual Wings and Wheels, by the Tidewater Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), at the Military Air Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. The event is from 8 AM to 3 PM. TWO shows in one featuring more than 300 fine Antique, Classic, Modified and Special Interest Automobiles 1989 and older! Pre-registration?n is $20 and will be judged, day of show is $25 and will not be judged! Come on out and look at some beautiful cars and the Military Air Museum!! More details check out the website: http://local.aa?ca.org/tidewate?r/Wings_and_Whe?els.htm
Oct 4 - 12th Annual Khedive Shriner’s Shine & Show, the Khedive center, 645 Woodlake Dr. Sponsored by Elizabeth Lodge # 34. This is an All Car show 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, $15 Pre-registration?n and $20 day of show.
Oct 4 - Franklin Fall Festival 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: Main Street near railroad tracks, Downtown Franklin, VA. Time: 9 am to 3 pm. Registration Fee: $20 plus 2 cans of food. Contact: Doug Sample, 757-880-1660. Web Site: www.mustangcluboftidewater.com, Email: hottrod6@aol.com, mct@mustangcluboftidewater.com
Oct 4 - The 15th Annual Southern Knights Cruisers Car Show, Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA 23805, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The “Biggest Car Show Roundup in Virginia”, benefits the charities that help our Country’s military veterans: the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Fisher House and McGuire Veterans Hospital. This open show attracts the highest quality show cars from Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. You don’t want to miss this year’s show, where over 300 show cars, trucks, and bikes are expected to attend! No matter what you like, Antiques, Classics, Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Customs, Compacts, Off Road Trucks, Custom Trucks, Antique Military Trucks, Antique Fire Trucks, Antique Police Cars, Race Cars and Bikes, they will be there. More than 120 awards will be given out at this year’s show. Because of increased interest each year, this show continues to grow. Info: Ricky Williams, President of Southern Knights Cruisers, at 804-526-8865 or uworime@comcast.net, Web Site:www.southernknightscruisers.com
Oct 4 - Portsmouth Tuner Car Fest, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Portsmouth. Tuner Fest promo Girls, Live Music, DJ Joe Fu, Trophies awarded to the Top 40, and 20 additional special awards. $15 advanced registration, Register online at www.pavilionconcerts.com. Onsite registration 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $20. (757) 393-8181
Oct 18 - 5th Annual Air & Auto Classic, presented by First Settlers Porsche Club of America, Military Aviation Museum, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. Import, Domestic, Vintage, Hot Rod. Proceeds benefit Virginia Beach SPCA & Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. pre-register online at www.fsrpca.org, info at registrar@fsrpca.org
Oct 18 - FordtoberFest, presented by the Southeastern Virginia Mustang Club (SEVMC), at Beach Ford in Virginia Beach, VA located at 2717 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452. The show is an all Ford Show. Medals to be awarded to class winners. Food vendor and DJ. Portion of the show proceeds go to The Autism Society of Tidewater. This is a rain or shine event. Come out to show off your Ford and help us support this fantastic organization consisting of volunteers that work non-stop to help others. For more information, contact Ed Thompson at 757-287-2397. Web Site: www.sevmc.org, Email: ethompson6@gmail.com
Oct 18 - Save The Ta Ta’s Car, Bike & Truck Show, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Blazin Bonez BBQ, 1401-B Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach. A car show to benefit breast cancer research. Preregistration for this event is not mandatory but encouraged. There are 16 VIP parking spots along with 79 General admission parking spots so get your spot reserved while you can. VIP Parking: $15, General Admission Parking: $10, Bicycle: $5. Each participant will receive a goodie bag full of free products and valuable offers.
Oct 25 - First Annual ECW AutoFest, hosted by European Cars of Williamsburg, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Lafayette High School, 4460 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg. Go to www.eurocarswmbg.com/events for two easy ways to register for the show! We hope to feature everyone’s favorite European Cars in town. Bring your car out and enjoy the day! Our fundraiser is to benefit the EEE Resource Center, INC. It is a non-profit organization which seeks to “Employ, Educate, and Empower” adults with special needs. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd People’s Choice Awards, Raffle Prizes, and Music! Fun for the whole family! Register Early! $20 per car on or before October 10, 2014…. $30 per car day of show or after October 10, 2014. $50 Vendor Space, $10 Spectator Tickets for Adults, $5.00 Ages 8-17, Free for Ages 7 and Under
Oct 24 - The 12th Annual Virginia Fall Classic sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council will be held at Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., 12500 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA. The Virginia Fall Classic is an exciting 3-day event beginning Friday at 4:30 p.m. There will be food (proudly provided by the Newport News Outback Steakhouse), music, a “Trunk-or-Treat” for the kids, and much more. 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Kasual Kruz-in. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Dinner. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Trunk or Treat. All proceeds go to support the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Help us help the children and their families. Open to all Makes, Models and Years of Cars, Trucks and Bikes. Register now! Pre-registration closes October 1st. Pre-register by October 1st and receive special benefits. Web Site: www.vafallclassic.org, Email: vpccc@cox.net
Oct 25 - The 12th Annual Virginia Fall Classic sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council. On Saturday: Open Car, Truck & Bike Show at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA. All makes, models and years welcome! There will be hundreds of interesting cars, trucks, and motorcycles; music; food and craft vendors; a silent auction; a police K9 demonstration; a Coast Guard display; and much more! 9:00 am – Gates open. 9:00 am to 11:30 am – Registration. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Judging. 3:00 pm – Awards. All proceeds go to support the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Help us help the children and their families. Register now! Pre-registration closes October 1st. Web Site: www.vafallclassic.org, Email: vpccc@cox.net
Oct 26 - The 12th Annual Virginia Fall Classic sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council. On Sunday: Starting at 1 pm at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA, take a slow, laid-back cruise through some of the most beautiful and historic scenery that this area has to offer. All proceeds go to support the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Help us help the children and their families. Register now! Pre-registration closes October 1st. Web Site: www.cafallclassic;org, Email: vpccc@cox.net

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 bobbys@hbaonline.com
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 - Smithfield Lions Club 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
Fri - 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 oremailinfo@danielsperformancegroup.com,http://carclubcouncil.info/2014_Evnets/2014_Cruise_In_Flye_CDr.pdf
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 - (Oct 4) Virginia Beach Cars & Coffee is a gathering of car enthusiasts the first Saturday each month from 7:00 - 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 - (Oct 11) 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 bobcat16@cox.net (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 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
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,alofptown@verizon.net or Blair Armbrister 757-877-4911, my98fordf150@verizon.net.
Sat - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers “Let’s Talk Cars” Every Saturday Night, 5:30-9:00 pm, 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, middlepeninsulaclassiccruisers@cox.net, www.mpccofgloucester.com, Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers on Facebook.
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.

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 (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) 
Sep 28 / Track Attack / Academi
Oct 18 / Military Appreciation Auto-Cross / ACU-4 (JEB Little Creek)
Oct 19 / AX / ACU-4
Oct 26 / Track Attack /Academi
Nov 16 / AX / Pungo Airfield
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):
Oct 5 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
Nov 2 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
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!!!!
TBD - We regret to announce that we do not have MORE autocrosses booked for 2014 due to the unavailability and/or high cost of suitable sites. If you know of any large paved areas in or near central Virginia that may be available, please let us know!
Oct 3-5 - OktoberFast! VIR (Full Course). Test & Tune, Open Practice, SuperComp School, Instructor Clinic, OG Racing HyperDrives™, HPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Sprint Roadracing, Enduro Roadracing, Arrive & Drive Twilight Kart Enduro 
Nov 8/9 - 6th Annual Fall Finale, Summit Point Raceway, present by Mach V Motorsports. HPDE 1-4, Time Trial, OG Racing HyperDrive™, Twilight Kart Enduro. http://www.nasaracing.net/?page_id=3727
Audi Club North America Potomac-Chesapeake
Nov 8-9 / Fall VIR Drivers’ School. Come out for PCC’s Annual Fall VIR Driver Safety and Education School at one of the premier road courses in the country sponsored by Criswell Audi of Annapolis.http://www.audiclubpcc.org/events/fall-virginia-international-raceway-drivers-school-1

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.”
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!
Oct 25 - SCCA Charge of the Headlight Brigade (13-hour Enduro). Hosted by the NC Region SCCA, this is one of the top events in endurance racing. Gates open at 8:00 am, the race will begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 10 p.m. and will include cars of every make, model and size. With great food, lodging and good times in store, settle in for a day to remember.

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.
Oct 12 - RIR Cares offers Track Laps as a fundraiser where fans can drive their personal vehicles around the ¾-mile oval in exchange for a $20 donation to Richmond International Raceway Cares-the track’s charitable account that assists nonprofits throughout the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. http://www.rir.com/About-The-Track/Richmond-International-Raceway-Cares/Track-Laps.aspx

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, Sep 26 - Street Wars. Gates Open at 5:00 pm, Racing starts at 6:00 pm. Admission: Adult - $12, Children 12 & Under - FREE, Parking - FREE. 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!
Sat, Sep 27 - Horsepower Hustle, Grudge Cars & Bikes. Gates Open 10 am, Racing 11 am - 10 pm.
Sun, Sep 28 - ET Points. The ET Point Series is our weekly bracket program featuring sportsman racers from all over the Mid-Atlantic competing for a year end points fund. Gates Open at 10:30 am, Time Runs Begin at 12:30 pm, Eliminations begin after 2nd Time Run.

Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA. America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
Wed, Sep 17 - “Wacky Wednesday” Open Oval Track Drag Racing. We are down to our last WW of the season! Side note please use the parking lot for parking not racing or getting crazy in your cars. Hampton police are always on the property, and you will get a ticket. 6:00 pm - Gates Open, 7:00 pm - Drivers Meeting, 7:15pm - Competition Begins. Ticket Prices $7.00- Grandstands, $15.00- Pit Pass.
Sat, Sep 27 - “Sherwin Williams” Night at the Races. Feature Line-up (8 Races): Larry King Law Modifieds (75 laps), Pepsi Grand Stocks (40 laps), keesvacations.com Super Trucks (25 laps), Butterfoss & Barton Orthodontics Super Streets (50 laps), Carroll’s Automotive UCARS (25 laps), KeesVacations.com Pro Six (30 laps), Rhonnda Claiborne Winged Karts (20 laps), Bojangles Enduros (30 laps). 9:30 am Pit Gates Open; 2:00 General Admission Gates Open; 2:00 Practice Begins; 3:00 Driver’s Meeting Followed By Rookies Mandatory Meeting; 3:30 Qualifying; 5:50 Invocation by Rev. Potter; National Anthem

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