Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tidewater Virginia Car Happenings


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, Email:

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:, Email:

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:

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 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 25 - Restoration Reunion and Legends at the Park, Virginia Motorsports Park, 8018 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg. The event features Nostalgia Car Show, Drag Racing, Vendors, Swap Meet, Car Corral and Oldies Music All Day. Visit our Facebook page For further information, call 804.862.3174 / Email:

Oct 26 - All VW Show & Shine plus Open House at the BugHouse, Registration: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Awards: 2:30 pm. Sponsored by Checkered Flag & Bug House to benefit Toys for Tots. Sorry, NO Pre-Registration. $15 Registration or $10 Registration plus a NEW Toy (spectators FREE).  Dash Magnets & 50/50 Drawing (tickets 2/$1 or $10 Head-to-Toe). More Info: Ty Ryan 757-761-3568 / or Michelle Crawford 757-404-3846 / Drive it, Push it, Tow it - as long as it is a VW please bring it to the Show. All VW Enthusiasts welcome to help out a GREAT Charity! Not a VW owner? Please do not let that stop you from supporting a GREAT Charity! Let’s work together and help children have a nice Christmas during these tough economic times. Please help out Toys For Tots by bringing any NEW Toy or CASH Donation! Don’t miss your opportunity to help raise money and vote for your favorite 5 Volkswagens!

Nov 1 - Shorty’s Diner 3RD Annual Fall Classic Cruz Thru Car, Truck and Bike Show, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, 627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. All make and models of Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles are welcome. Awards for “Best in Show” & Fun Categories like “Shorty’s Favorite” & more. Registration from 8 am to 12 Noon. Registration fee is $10. Proceeds go to “The ARC of greater Williamsburg. 757-603-6674 /

Nov 1 - The Howlers Hot Rods & Hell Raisin, O’Conner’s Brewing Company, 1 - 5:00 pm, 211 W 24th Street Norfolk. The Howlers call out ALL Car Clubs, Gear Heads, Cruisers, Rockin Rollers and anyone that likes to PARTY and have a good time for a little Hot Rods & Hell Raisin!!! Pre-69 Car Show. Spectators are Free / $10 to register for the car show / $13 for both the car show and after party. After party from 5pm to whenever with Truckstop Preachers and Phatlynx!!!!!! $7 for the after party. Questions call Frank 757-739-249. 

Nov 8 - Shop With A Cop Car Show, presented by The Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club of Gloucester, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 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. Registration ends at 12:00 Noon. Early registration is $15 and $20 the day of the show. For further information, contact MPCC on our email address or web page. We look forward to seeing you there!!! /

Nov 8 - 57th Urbanna Oyster Festival. Historic Urbanna, Virginia. Food, arts, crafts, entertainment, oyster shucking contest, Fireman’s parade and Oyster Festival parade, waterfront exhibits, wine tasting and an Antique Auto Show. Call 804.758.0368 or visit our website. Thank You! Web

Nov 9 - CXB Fall Auto Show, sponsored by the Chesapeake Beach Civic League, Chic’s Beach Shopping Center, 1 - 4:00 pm, 4801 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. The very first CXB Fall Auto Show will be held and is open to any motor vehicle (Cars & Trucks 20 years old or older and Motorcycles 15 years or older. Come show off your RIDE! Can U Dig It! Handmade Plaques by Robyn Larson Bailey, DJ Big Edward Robinson of GPP Global MUSIC Entertainment, Come HUNGRY!!! CXB BBQ & Eats, Chic’s Beach Grill, Margaret’s Grill!

Nov 15 - Annual Virginian Pilot Joy Fund Car Show, presented by Mustang Club of Tidewater, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 4021 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake. Open to all makes of cars, trucks, motorcycles, any wheeled vehicle. Vendor spaces available. Proceeds benefit Virginian Pilot Joy Fund, Oasis Food Bank of Portsmouth. Judges classes, plus Best In Show, Club Participation, Best Display. Registration Fee: $20 plus 2 cans of food. Contact: Doug Sample, 757-880-1660. / Email:


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

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),

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 - (Nov 1) 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.

2nd Sat - (Nov 8) 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 - 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

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 or Classic Cruisers Car Club on Facebook, or you can contact Allen Hunt 757-868-6900, or Blair Armbrister 757-877-4911,

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,,, 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

Schedule (Date / Event / Location) 
Oct 26 / Track Attack /Academi (members only)
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.

Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
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!
Nov 8/9 - 6th Annual Fall Finale, Summit Point Raceway, present by Mach V Motorsports. HPDE 1-4, Time Trial, OG Racing HyperDriveT, Twilight Kart Enduro.

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.


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.”

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.
Oct 31-Nov 2 - Northern New Jersey PCA Driver’s Ed
Nov 8/9 - ACNA PCC Driver’s School
Nov 14-16 - Carolinas Region PCA Driver’s Ed
Nov 22/23 - Track Club USA, Full Throttle Fall Fest

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 24/25 - Richard Petty Driving Experience: RPDE offers both Ride Along and Driving Experiences. For Ride-Alongs you experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR-style stock car driven by one of our professional driving instructors, 3-lap qualifying run at speeds up to 165 MPH, the Ride-Along program is operated at over 20 NASCAR racing locations. For the Driving Experience you can take command of the wheel and experience the thrill first hand by driving a NASCAR-style stock car, view our complete list of driving experiences and choose the one that is just right for you, must be able to drive a manual (standard) transmission, check out our general itinerary so you know what to expect during your driving experience.
Oct 31/Nov 1 - Rusty Wallace Racing Experience provides fans and enthusiasts with an authentic NASCAR racing experience. Whether you’re 14 or 94, and whether it’s your first time or fortieth time, we are proud to share in the unparalleled excitement of your racing experience! Come check us out and go “Racing With Rusty”! Visit our website or call 855-22-RUSTY for more information or to sign up!

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.

Oct 24 - 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!
Oct 25 - Restoration Reunion and Legends at the Park: features Nostalgia Car Show, Nostalgia and East Coast Pro Street Drag Racing, Vendors, Swap Meet, Car Corral and Oldies Music All Day. Gates Open 8 am; Show Registration Starts 9 am; Time Trials 10 am; Show Judging Ends 1 pm; Exhibitions 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 pm, Bracket Eliminations 3 pm, Show Awards 3:30 pm

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