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.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Tidewater Virginia Local Car Happenings
Dustem Off, and make’em Purty!
UPCOMING SHOWS ETC.
Thu-Sat Mar 12-14 - 8th Annual Shamrock Show & Poker Run, First Flight Cruisers. First Flight Cruisers 8th Annual Poker Run and Shamrock All Wheels Show begins on Thu/3/12 with a daytime cruise (location to be announced) and a Welcome reception at 6:00 pm at Mako Mikes with live entertainment provided by Singer/Songwriter Phil Watson. Fri/3/13 there will be a poker run ending at B.K. Shucker’s at 6:00 pm for a pre-show dinner and party with entertainment provided by “Old Enough to Know Better”. Then on Sat/3/14 is the main event, The Shamrock All Wheels Show. Held at First Flight High School, Veteran’s Dr. Kill Devil Hills, NC. Registration begins at 8:00 am, day of show registration is $25.00 per vehicle. Spectators are admitted free. Finally on Sun/3/15 show participants will join FFC in the Kelley’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Nags Head, NC. For more information visit firstflightcruisers.com or call Di Watson @ 252-217-2099
Sat Mar 21 - 8th Annual York High School Falcon’s Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, York High School, 9300 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown. All Makes, All Models Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles. Goodie Bags and dash plaques to the first 125 registered vehicles. $15 entry fee before March 14, 2015 and $20 day of show. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies in 20 classes plus specialty awards. Sponsor a trophy class for $40 and receive acknowledgement on 3 trophies, in the event program and over the PA day of show plus a vendor spot if so desired. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2015 After Prom Celebration. Concessions, DJ, door prizes, silent auction items. Contact Bobby Sharon (757) 404-1406 email@example.com for more information.
Sat 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.
Sat Mar 28 - 7th Annual Tidewater MoPar Cub/HALL AUTO/TCC Spring All MoPar Show and Shine, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tidewater Community College Automotive Center 600 Innovation Drive, Chesapeake. Registration is $10 for TMC Members/$15 for non-members.(join TMC $20/show $10 registration). Participant/Spectator Judging will be held between 12Pm-2Pm. TCC students will judge for specialty awards. Awards will start at appx. 2:30Pm,”Best of Awards” Student Choice, Best Viper/Jeep/Truck and Long distance. Food will be available for purchase, and music provided by Musical Edge DJ. Proceeds from the show will go to the Foodbank of Southeastern VA, and the Eastern Shore. Additionally Spectators can donate a can of food for an additional ballot or donations of $1.00 or more can get you another ballot. Admission is free to the public!! Web Site: www.TidewaterMoparClub.com
Sat Apr 11 - Chapter-L, “The Iron Clad Wings” is happy to be hosting the Tax Day Bike, Car & Truck Show, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Seven Cities Biker Church at 414 S. Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake. This year, we hope to have a bigger and better show than last year. Medals will be awarded to class winners along with special awards going to Best Paint, Best Chrome, Best Engine, Pull Over Award, and others. We will also be awarding Best in Show awards. We will have games, sell 50/50 tickets, have a DJ, and food vendors. Please put us on your calendar for some fun and relaxation before Tax Day hits. Web Site:www.gwrraval.org / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 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 its 60 year anniversary. registration form on website - $20 pre-registration now thru April 1st, $25 day of show. http://www.wmbgbrit.com/ show contact – Roy Gavilan, email@example.com, 757-637-5902.
Sat/Sun 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-213-9473. For Vendor Information please contact Brian Riley at email@example.com. Web Site: www.vacarshow.com / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 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 email@example.com for more information.
Sat 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!
Sat 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: www.mpccofgloucester.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat 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: www.mustangcluboftidewater.com/schedule Flyer Link:www.mustangcluboftidewater.com Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Apr 18 - Portsmouth Spring Tuner Fest, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, with 757iLLEST.com, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth. Open event in an amazing location. Spend the day with 757iLLEST.com and Grindin’ Gear at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion for an unforgettable car show. 65 Awards will be given out, including the Top 40 and 25 special awards. Be sure to check out the B-Boy Exhibition Battle in the preferred lot, hosted by the BOCA Crew! Portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association “Heart Walk” through our Team “757iLLEST car club”. Promo Girls will be there! Helping to run a nice show. We will have an impartial Guest Judge to score the event. This event is open to all makes and models of transportation. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedal bikes. We will have facility provided concessions, DJ’s, and beer will be sold for consumption in the Preferred Parking Show area (no personal alcohol will be allowed at his event.)
Fri/Sat 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: www.tsra-va.com for registration form or contact Ron Buchanan 757-852-5875. Email questions to email@example.com. Web Site: www.tsra-va.com
Sat 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,www.WeAreVirginiaVeterans.com. 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: www.hraa.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - (Apr 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 courteous to the businesses in the shopping center and leave the lot at 9:00 am promptly.http://carclubcouncil.info/cars_and_coffee.pdf orhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/
2nd Sat - (Mar 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/385990664766049/
3rd Sat - (Mar 21) Williamsburg Cars & Coffee, 8 - 10:00 am, The Coffeehouse, 5251 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg. C&C ~ Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. Come on out and share a cup of coffee with the enthusiast you met last month… or plan to make new friends to compare your mods with next month!http://www.carsandcoffeewilliamsburg.com/
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 email@example.com (757) 404-1406
Fri Mar 13 - Affiliated Allianced VB Meet, 9:00 pm, 1944 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Since Kmart lights are out at the moment, we will visit VA Beach more often, going to try out an new spot Ollie’s in Virginia Beach.
Sat Mar 14 - Prospects Meet and Cruise, Radio Shack Yorktown, 8:30 pm, 2643 George Washington Mem Hwy, Yorktown. We will be meet up at Radio Shack in Yorktown then we will cruise down to Harris Teeter and meet with everyone on that side at 945 then we will go to either Kmart or the meet in Virginia Beach and just go for a cruise.
Thu 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!
Fri Apr 3 - Smithfield Lions Cruz-In: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays of every month, April 3rd - Oct 16th, Sentara/St. Luke’s Urgent Care Facility, 20209 Sentara Way, Carrollton. $2 donation at gate for show cars, spectators free. Food available from Bubba & Frank’s bar-b-cue, car enthusiast vendors, 50’s - 60’s music provided by Lion Tom Norris, “featured car clubs” at every show. Show sponsored by Starr Motors, Sentara Health Network and AVES. Reserved parking spaces are available for the entire show season for $25 each. Contact Lion Tim Marinelli: firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-371-6061
Sat 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.
Fri Apr 10 - Daniels Performance Group Friday Night Cruise-In, 2nd and 4th Friday, April thru October 6 - 9:00 pm, Isle of Wight Industrial Park, 20128 IWIP Road, Rt 10, 3 Miles outside Smithfield. Food available, Music provided and Leashed Pets welcome. (757) 356-1156 or email email@example.com / Click to view Cruise-In Flyerhttp://www.carclubcouncil.info/2014_Events/2014_Cruise_In_Flye_CDr.pdf
Sat Apr 11 - Saturday Night Cruise-in at Landstown Commons Shopping Center, at the corner of Princess Anne Rd & Dam Neck Rd. Come join us Saturday nights for fun, friends, cars and music. Dash plaques to first 50 on field. This cruise-in brings in 130+ cars. Coupons given out for shopping center merchants. There is a $2.00 fee per vehicle. Spectators free. All proceeds go to charity. Event time 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact John Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-377-7144 or Rob McPherson at email@example.com or call 757-553-2012.
Sat Apr 11 - The Classic Cruiser’s cruise-in takes place every Saturday night from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM beginning April 11 thru October 17. We will not hold a cruise-in on July 4. 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 DJs, 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 Apr 18 - Landstown Commons Saturday Night Cruise-Ins, Every Saturday night from 4 til 9:00 pm, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. 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 Apr 25 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Car Club “Let’s Talk Cars” Cruise-In, 6:00 pm, The Main Street Shopping Center, 6882 Main Street, Gloucester. 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-In. It starts around 5:30 pm and continues till about 30 minutes after dusk. Admission is $1.00 or more! Come out and join us! For further information: mpccofgloucester.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/CLUB RACING/ROAD RALLY
DTP PRO Spring Road Rally This year’s spring road rally is all about time matching. The event starts at noon so we recommend showing up around 11:30 to allow time to get registered. There will be a predesignated “course” with a set time that participants must try to match. The person with the closest time to the pre-set time wins. All local laws and speed limits will be adhered to and we are/will not be held liable for any reckless driving involved with this event. With that said there will be a special award presented to the person who may or may not finish with the fastest time. You and your navigator will be given a list of directions and distances to travel. It is your navigators job to help you focus on driving while giving you directions to the next turn. Sat Mar 21 - This event is sponsored by Just Breathe Vapors and Blazin Bonez BBQ. As a door prize each participant will receive a FREE bottle of Eagle 1 car wax!! Just Breathe Vapors Hampton, 1105 N King St, Hampton. Each participant will be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 FREE game day admissions to Ballahack Airsoft! Trophies will be as follows: 1st Place Driver, 1st Place Navigator, 2nd Place Driver, 2nd Place Navigator, 3rd Place Driver, 3rd Place Navigator, Best Rally Inspired Design, Closest Time
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): Mar 21 / AX Demo & Car Show / Pungo Airfield Mar 22 / AX #1 / Pungo 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 - www.odr-scca.org 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!!! www.nasaracing.net Schedule (Date / Event / Location): Mar 20-22 / HPDE, Sprints, Time Trial, Test-tune, Instructor Clinic, etc. / VIR (Full Course) Apr 18-19 / HPDE, Sprints, Time Trial / Summit Point May 1-3 / HPDE, Sprints, Time Trial, Test-tune, Instructor 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 Porsche. www.fsrpca.org 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.” Events: 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: www.hyper-fest.com
Richmond International Raceway (RIR), 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: 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. http://www.vmpdrag.com/Drag-Home.html Events: 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