Friday, January 23, 2015

Local Tidewater Virginia Car Happenings

Spring is just around the corner Boys and Girls, time to get your Ride ready!


Mar 5-7 - GAA Classic Cars Auction. We will be auctioning off 500 Classic and Unique Vehicles! Be sure to check out our website to view the vehicles and to register to bid. For more information contact the Classic Car Team at 855-862-2257 or, Web Site:

Mar 21 - Tidewater Sports Car Club's Autocross Demonstration Day & Car Show, 11 am - 4 pm, Pungo Airfield, Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. Free and Open to the Public. There will be Driving Demos, Exhibits, Ride-Alongs, Car Advice, Vendors, Concessions, and Prizes. The Club's intent is to reach out to people who may be interested in Autocross but don't know where/how to start. As well as, bringing together car and Autocross enthusiasts for a day of networking and car talk.

Apr 11 - 16th Annual Williamsburg British & European Car Show, Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway (Rt 5), Williamsburg. Open the 2015 car show season and visit beautiful Colonial Williamsburg Virginia for the 16th Annual Williamsburg British Car Club British and European Car Show at Chickahominy Riverfront Park next to the intersection of the James and Chickahominy Rivers. Camping available thru James City County. Featured marque is MGA in honor of it's 60 year anniversary. registration form on website - $20 pre-registration now thru April 1st, $25 day of show. show contact – Roy Gavilan,, 757-637-5902.

Apr 11/12 - Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. The Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show is a celebration of Hot Rod Culture  focused around classics, customs, pro-street and motorcycles. This event will feature a vendor alley, have celebrity appearances and more! For more information, please email Brad Hoffman at or call 410-213-9473. For Vendor Information please contact Brian Riley at Web Site: / Email:

Apr 18 - Grassfield Marching Grizzlies First Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show, 9 am - 3 pm, The show will be held Grassfield High School , 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake. All makes and models of Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles. Goodie Bags and dash plaques to the first 100 registered vehicles. $15 entry fee before April 14, 2015 and $20 day of show trophies as well as specialty trophies given. Sponsor a trophy class for $40 and receive acknowledgement on the trophies, and over the PA day of show. Proceeds benefit the Grassfield Marching Grizzlies Bands. Concessions, DJ, door prizes, raffles and other activities at the show. Contact Terri Aebel(757) 410-3213 or for more information.

Apr 18 - Annual Spring Dust-Off Car Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9 am - 3 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. Virginia Chevy Lovers Spring Dust-Off Car Show. Details to follow!

Apr 18 - The Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club of Gloucester, Daffodil Car Show, 9 am - 3 pm, with registration ending at 12 pm. This show takes place the weekend following Gloucester County’s Daffodil Festival. 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 next 25 vehicles, 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: Email:

Apr 18 - 51st Anniversary Mustang Celebration Spring Car Show, Cavalier Ford Lincoln,  9 am to 3 pm, 1515 South Military Hwy, Chesapeake. Open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, etc Admission, $20 plus 2 cans of food. Proceeds to go CHKD, Oasis Food Ministry Come out & Join the Fun!! Web Site: Flyer Link: Email: /

Apr 24/25 - Tidewater Street Rod Association's 43rd Annual Colonial Williamsburg Rod Run, Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center, Williamsburg. The rod run is open to 1972 and older Cars and Trucks. Show and Shine, swap meet, NSRA Safety Inspection, games, poker run, BBQ dinner Friday evening, cruise Friday evening. Info: for registration form or contact Ron Buchanan 757-852-5875. Email questions to Web Site:

Apr 25 - Hampton Roads Autobody Association's 4th Annual Car Show, Khedive Shrine Center, Reg at 9 am, Show opens at 10 am, Judging at 2 pm, with Trophy presentation at 3 pm, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake. Proceeds support the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Registration is $20.00. Multiple classes and trophy for club with biggest percentage of participation. Sponsorship and vendor spots are available. Please call Carol Dail 757.286.4354 or Aubrey Wilson 757.561.8457 for more information. Web Site:  Email:


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 - (Feb 7) 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 - (Feb 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.

3nd Sat - (Feb 21) Williamsburg 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 The Coffeehouse, 525-6 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg.
Every 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 Feb 28 - Ashley Yeate's Duke Drive-In, Gloucester HS Athletics Dept Fundraiser/Senior Independant Research Study, GHS Student Parking Lot, 6:00 pm, 6680 Short Lane, Gloucester. Come experience one of America's beloved past-time outings with this double feature drine-in event. Hosted at the Gloucester High School Student parking lot for Ashley Yeates SIRS project. The fun begins at 6:00 pm with "How to train your dragon", followed by "Grease" at 8:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the event and are based on proximity to the screen - $10, $15, and $25. Concessions will be available for your enjoyment and to help keep you warm during the movies. Proceeds will benefit the Gloucester HS Athletics Dept. For info contact Ashley at

Apr 2 - Dairy Queen Cruise-Ins, every Thursday Night Starting on April 2nd and ending on Halloween Night "Trunk-R-Treat", Saturday, Oct. 31st. Dairy Queen, Portsmouth Blvd. (Across the street from Cavalier Ford), Chesapeake, VA. Contact: Ray Hinman, Cell: 757-672-9081 for more info!

Apr 4 - Vettes at the Beach 14th Annual All Corvette Cruise-In, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9:00 am, 3300 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. Beachcombers Annual All Corvette Cruise-In for Relay for Life. Details to follow. 4/11/15 rain day.
Apr 25 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club would like to you to join us on Saturday nights April to October 2015 for our "Let's Talk Cars" cruise-ins. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues till about 30 minutes after dusk. The cruise-in is held at Gloucester Main Street Shopping Center, 6882 Main Street, Gloucester, Virginia. Admission is $1.00 or more! Come out and join us! For further information: or


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):
Mar 22 / AX #1/ Pungo Airfield
Apr 18 / AX School / Pungo
Apr 19 / AX #2 / Pungo

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):
Apr 19 / Road Rally / Ashland, VA - WARM PRUNES REGULARITY RUN

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!!!!
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Mar 20-22 / HPDE, Sprints, Time Trial, Test-tune, Inst Clinic, etc. / VIR (Full Course)
Apr 18-19 / HPDE, Sprints, Time Trial / Summit Point
May 1-3 / HPDE, Sprints, Time Trial, Test-tune, Inst Clinic, etc. / VIR (Full Course)

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
The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America’s Driver’s Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Mar 13-15 / PCA Zone 2 Driver's ED / VIR
Apr 3-4 / Potomac PCA Driver's Ed / Summit Point Motorsports Park, WV


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.”
Fri, Apr 17 to Sun, Apr 19 - Sports Car Club of America U.S. Majors Tour. The Pinnacle of championship racing in North America. This isn’t Easy Street. This is where America’s best amateur drivers race. It means start-to-finish, wheel-to-wheel action. It’s where drivers not only put their cars on the track; they put their pride on the line.
Fri, May 1 to Sat, May 2 - HyperFest. Designed to offer automotive enthusiasts the opportunity to drive their own car on a racetrack, watch from the sidelines, and everything in between. With an emphasis on a fun, family atmosphere, HyperFest provides a great destination for families looking to spend a day at the track. The event features road racing, drifting demo and competition, hyper-drives, car show, ride-alongs in drifting and rally cars, kid zone, karting, vendor midway, and much more. The USDrift competition that takes place at HyperFest is currently the longest, continually running drifting competition in North America. For more information please visit:

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.
Apr 24 - ToyotaCare 250. Richmond’s season opener, the NASCAR XFINITY Series debuts in Richmond on Friday night. Returning guests-Renewal invitations will be mailed in late October! Tickets go on sale to the general public in January 2015.
Apr 25 - Toyota Owners 400. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Richmond on Saturday night, April 25, 2015. Returning guests- Renewal invitations will be mailed in late October! Tickets go on sale to the general public in January 2015.

Virginia Motorsports Park
Located in 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.
Mar 7-8 / Sat-Sun: Test-n-Tune Both Days!
March 12-15 / Thu-Sun: St. Patrick's Classic BIG $$$ ET Race
March 21 / Sat: Outlaw Heads-Up Index, 1/4 mile Pro, Test-n-Tune
March 22 / Sun: Test-n-Tune
March 27 / Fri: Street Wars-Street Points Kickoff #1
March 28-29 / Sat-Sun: ET Bracket Points Races #1 on Sat, #2 on Sun

I don’t drive too fast, I just fly too low!