Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA


UPCOMING SHOWS ETC.

Fri-Sun, Jan 8-10 - 2016 Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Fri/Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach. The largest new vehicle show in Virginia, put on by HRADA to educate the public about everything that's new and exciting in the world of automotive. The show occupies every inch of VBCC floor space and outside displays to accommodate all the factories inventories. Virtually every car and truck manufacturer has exhibition space, and every HRADA dealer member's best sales staff are on hand to answer the public's questions. What makes HRADA's show unique is that it's not a selling event. In fact, there are no sales negotiations within the VBCC. The public sees all the makes and models in one climate-controlled location, without any pressure to buy. http://www.hamptonroadsautoshow.com/

Sat/Sun, Jan 9/10 - 2016 Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. This Show will ring in the new year in a great way. Cruise on over to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for the Third annual Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, a two-day indoor car and motorcycle show featuring some of the hottest “classics,” “hot rods,” and “customs” in the country. Presented by Ocean City, Maryland-based Live Wire Media, last year’s inaugural event at the Hampton Coliseum attracted over 10,000 attendees, making it the biggest classic car show in Hampton. Friends, Family, Hot Rods, the Celebration of VA Car culture can't get better than this. 757-727-8311 | http://www.vacarshow.com

Sat, Feb 6 - Winterfest 2016, Multi Club Meet-Up, Langley Speedway, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, 11 Dale Lemonds Dr., Hampton. Winterfest 2016, presented by 757 Auto Events. Open to ALL! NOT a Car Show! 757 Auto Events is extending invitations to local and regional clubs or individuals interested in attending a relaxed event with automotive enthusiasts. Leave attitudes and egos at home. Proper car meet etiquette is expected from all. 
Schedule: 11 am General admission, 12 pm Close gates, 1 pm Food served, 3:30 pm Awards, 4 pm Load out and clean up. Completed pre-registrations will have admission at 10:30 with proper wristband. 
Spectators are free and park in the spectator lot outside the track. 50-50 raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day with drawing during awards. Be ready for a Cookout! Limited amount of food will be provided, so feel free to bring your own picnic lunch as well. We will also have Chips, dip, Drinks, and snacks, but we encourage you to bring your own beverages, and keep in mind, no open containers for adult beverages. General Admission $5 Cash at the gate. https://www.facebook.com/events/1416750311961815/ | Tickets available http://winterfest.bigcartel.com/



WEEKLY/MONTHLY MEETS/CRUISE-INS

Fri, Jan 8 - Friday Night Lights, HobbyTown Scaletopia, 6 - 10:00 pm, 12761 Jefferson Ave, Newport News. Welcome to Scaletopia's first ever Friday Night Lights! We're turning the lights down low and keeping the doors open late for an all-night RC drift session January 8th. Lighted bodies are a must so you can navigate the dim lit corners. There might be a prize for the brightest/ most lit body too!! If you want to get in on the sideways action, you MUST be signed in at HobbyTown by 8pm unless you are a monthly member. Monthly members can enter the event at any time. Only 1/10th scale RC drift and crawling vehicles allowed on the track. Event is FREE for all spectators. Spent all of your money on your full size car and couldn't afford a RC drift?? That's okay because we are hosting an outdoor car meet as well! Grab a spot in the parking lot out front and enjoy some of the 757s nicest rides and some RC drift action! For added fun, we will be showing Furious 7 starting at 8pm and holding various mini competitions throughout the night! 

Fri, Jan 8 - Winter Nights 2K16, IVAPE - Hampton, 9:00 pm - Midnight, 906 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton. IVAPE & Affiliated Alliance will be hosting mini meets over the winter time! IVAPE will be providing FREE food, drinks, hot dogs, chips etc.. Come out to the shop and warm up & check out some cars and ALL VAPE GEAR IS 20% OFF!

Sat, Jan 9 - Cars, Coffee & Chocolate, sponsored by Simply Fresh Café, every Saturday morning 8 - 10:00 am, Town Center, 180 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach. Parallel street parking or surface lot parking directly across the street from the host. All makes & models welcome. Contact Bobby Sharon bobcat16@cox.net (757) 404-1406

Sat, Jan 9 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, Village Square Shopping Center, 8:00 - 11:00 am, 5007 Victory Boulevard, Newport News. This is an informal cruise-in for enthusiast of all makes, models and years, cars and trucks the second Saturday each month from to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Parking will be on the furthest left side (Parking lot with UNO, KROGER, KMART), and Coffee/Pastries will be for sale on the patio at UNO. Please: No revving, No Burnouts, No loud music, No parking in loading/fire zones, No double parking. Please be respectful and most of all. https://www.facebook.com/carsandcoffeenewportnews/timeline

Sat, Jan 9 - Suffolk Hardee's Cruz-In, 4 to 9:00 pm, 2301 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. A Cruz-in will be held at Hardee's, every Saturday night weather permitting, all year long.

Sat, Jan 9 - Winter Nights 2K16, Beach Vapor, 9:00 pm - Midnight, 2093 General Booth Blvd 104, Virginia Beach. WINTER Special for Virginia be sure to come out! Come out to Beach Vapor, we will cover meets every Friday night over the winter time, this is sanctioned organized spot, most vape products have been lowered already.

Sat, Jan 16 - (3rd Sat) Williamsburg Cars & Coffee, The Coffeehouse, 8 - 10:00 am, 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/

Sat, Jan 23 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 9 - 11:00 am, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. An informal hangout for mature car enthusiasts with a passion for automobiles, who enjoy an early Saturday morning drive. 

Sun, Jan 31 - Slidefest - Presented by Mosaic Motorsports, HobbyTown Scaletopia, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, 12761 Jefferson Ave, Newport News. Mosaic Motorsports EC presents Slidefest! A 1/10th scale RC drift competition held at the only indoor scale facility in Hampton Roads, Scaletopia! Doors open at 11 am for practice, competition events start at 2 pm. Shine up your best body for the paint and body contest too! Prizes and awards for the event winner and random giveaways throughout the day. Come out and have some fun!

Sat, Feb 6 - (1st Sat) Virginia Beach Cars & Coffee, La Promenade Shops, 7 - 9:00 am, 1860 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. This is a casual gathering of car enthusiasts the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee in the West Hilltop area of Virginia Beach, which features ample parking and Java surf Café & Espresso Bar on location. Please be courteous to the businesses in the shopping center and leave the lot at 9 am promptly. https://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/



AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/CLUB RACING/ROAD RALLY

Sat, Jan 9 - POSTPONED: Winter Road Rally (Battle of the Builds), Hosted by DTP. Pro, Just Breathe Vapors



AUTO RACING / MOTORSPORTS

Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
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." http://virnow.com/

Events: 
TRACK CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS


Richmond International Raceway (RIR)
Known as America's Premier Short Track, RIR 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. http://www.rir.com/?homepage=true

Events:
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


Langley Speedway
3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton
America's Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award. http://www.langley-speedway.com/

Events:
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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.virginiamotorsports.com/drag/

Events:
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS



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