Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA


(Spring is Just Around the Corner)

UPCOMING SHOWS ETC.
Fri, Mar 11 - Night Moves 2016 Meets, The Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 7 - 10:00 pm, 2044 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach. Sumospeed presents season 2 of Night Moves meets at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. As with last year, there will be an entry cover of $2.00 for the meet. This helps us cover rental of the property, bathrooms, and other features of the event. For 2016 we again will have Dj El Capone playing music each night, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA on site each month with some RC drift action and of course Sumospeed with event merchandise for you to purchase. Chops Creative will be there yet again for our official Night Moves coverage this season.
Sat, Mar 12 - Antique Automobile Club of America’s Tidewater Region Annual Automotive related Swap Meet/Flea Market,  Military Aviation Museum, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Are you looking for a particular car part, or maybe automobile related memorabilia? This is for you! Admission is free for spectators and there is sure to be something you won’t be able to live without for that project in the garage. This is a rain or shine event. Vendor spaces are still available, see the TRAACA website for more information. The following list will give you an idea as to what you might find there: Parts for Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, Packard, Lincoln, Mercury, Model A, Model T, Franklin, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Maxwell, Nash, Plymouth, Buick, Pontiac, Desoto, Cushman, Volvo - Corvette, Thunderbird, Camaro, GTO, Mustang, etc.There is truly something for everyone at this event. Die cast cars, gas station items, tin& porcelain signs, and other auto related items will be available as well. Come out and join us!
Sat, Mar 12 - DATE CHANGE: Winterfest 4, 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. We will keep the location the same with hopes that track negotiations are completed. If track negotiations are not resolved at the close of February, the event will be cancelled.
Sat, Mar 19 - 9th Annual York High School Falcons Car Show, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, (registration 8 - 11:00 am), York High School, 9300 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Yorktown. Early registration $15 received before March 17. Mail pre-registration of $15 to: YHS PTSA, 9300 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown, VA  23692. $20 registration day of show. $10 Student vehicle registration. Come together, park together. $40 vendor registration. Top 75 awards plus other special awards. No technical judging. Awards determined by ballot. People’s Choice Award w/donation. 50/50 drawing. Goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 125 entries. Free and open to the public for spectators. Contact Tracy via email at touising1969@yahoo.com or (757) 218-6953 for additional information.
Sat, Mar 26 - Vettes at the Beach 15th Annual All Corvette Cruise-In, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Beachcombers Annual All Corvette Cruise-In for Relay for Life. Details to follow.
Sat, Apr 2 - Virginia Chevy Lovers 12th Annual Spring Dust Off,Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Open to All Cars & Trucks 25 years and older. Registration 8:30 - 11:30 am, Awards at 3:00 pm. For information, Barbara Ann Collins at 757-235-4842 or John Herbert 757-421-0749.
Sat, Apr 9 - Williamsburg 17th Annual British & European Car Show, Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg. The field opens at 9:00 am, Balloting closes at 1:00 pm, with awards at 2:00 pm. Preregistration must be received by 1 April,2016. Classes will be determined by preregistered entries. Judging and Balloting will be conducted by the registrants. This is a rain or shine show. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Hospice. The featured Marque is the Morgan 4/4. Entry form is at the web site, www.wmbgbrit.com. Any questions, contact Roy Gavilan at 757-637-5902.
Sat, Apr 9 - All American Muscle car Show, New Kent Winery, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with awards at 3:00 pm. The winery is just off I-64 between Williamsburg and Richmond, and 20 miles from RIR. A variety of food and wine vendors will be on the show field. Admission - Preregistered by March 31, 2016 - $35 after March 31, 2016 and at the gate. Registration fee includes one parking space in the show, two show admission tickets and a gift bag. Wine tasting tickets are an additional $15 and $20 respectively. Entrants must be on the show field by 10:30 am. Show benefits “Families of the Wounded” fund. Call Steve at 804 824 4456 or Mel at 804 539 7221 for further information.  www.MuscleCarCelebration.com
Sat, Apr 16 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers presents the Daffodil Car Show, Gloucester Main Street Shopping Center, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, (with registration ending at 12:00 pm), 6882 Main St, Gloucester Courthouse. Registration is $15 Pre-registration/$20 Day of the show. The show is open at all makes, models, and years. Participants will select winners for Best in Show, the top 3 in the following classes, GM, Mopar, Ford, Imports, Trucks, Other and Motorcycles, as well as the next 35 Participant Choice awards.  Email: middlepeninsulaclassiccruisers@cox.net | www.mpccofgloucester.weebly.com/
Sun, Apr 17 - Elite 75: A Social Automotive Event, Chesapeake Conference Center, 12:00 pm, 700 Conference Center Dr., Chesapeake. Elite 75 is a new event being hosted by Sumospeed and Muzik Lounge. The vision for this event is a small, intimate, event featuring high end automotive display vehicles, the best in the local and east coast automotive and lifestyle vendors, and an exceptional socializing and networking experience.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY MEETS/CRUISE-INS
Fri, Feb 12 - Kmart Meet, 8:30 - 11:59 pm, Kmart, 550 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach. Come out and enjoy the weekly K-Mart Meet. Any and all welcome! No burnouts/high revving/loud bass. Please pick up all trash please.
Fri, Feb 12 - 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, Feb 13 - (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, Feb 13 - 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, Feb 13 - 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, Feb 13 - 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, Feb 20 - (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, Feb 27 - (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.
Sat, Mar 5 - (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
The Tarheel Sports Car Club First Rallycross of the 2016 season (Rallycross # 1)
Sat, Feb 27 - The Tarheel Sports Car Club will host Rallycross # 1 at VIR on Saturday, February 27. Registration is open now at motorsportreg.com. Held on the VIR Euro Rally course, the action is fast and exiting. Whether you’re in a stock daily driver or a fully prepped rally car, this venue promises plenty of fun with minimal risk to your car. Come out and see what everyone has been talking about! Join the fun. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/thscc-rallycross-1-virginia-international-raceway-tarheel-sports-car-club-364660#.VnWycU_Ko4I

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
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Fri-Sun, Mar 18-20 / Spring HPDE / Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
Sat/Sun, Apr 30/May 1 / Spring 2016 HPDE / Dominion Raceway, Woodford, VA

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. Our autocross season runs from March through November with championship series events typically taking place on the 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.  We also host higher speed time trials at Academi and North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Sat, Mar 26 / Autocross Novice School / Pungo
Sun, Mar 27 / Autocross #1 / Pungo
Sat, Apr 23 / Gripfest 10 / NCCAR
Sun, Apr 24 / Autocross #2 / NCCAR

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):
Sun, Apr 3 / Solo / Pungo Airfield
Sun, May 1 / Solo / Pungo
Sun, Jun 5 / Solo / Pungo
Sun, Jul 3 / Fourth of July Solo / Pungo
Sun, Aug 7 / Solo  / Pungo

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Mid-Atlantic
Founded in 2000, we are an autosport events company servicing the Mid Atlantic region of the United States. Our goal is to provide a variety of legal, organized, safety-minded road-racing and education-based high performance driving experiences for as many sports car enthusiasts as possible.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Mar 12-13 / Race for The PI, HPDE 1-4, Time Trials / Road Atlanta (2.5mi GP course) w/ NASA Southeast http://www.nasa-se.com/2016Mar12.php
Apr 15-17 / Spring Rumble, HPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Roadracing, OG Racing HyperDriveT, Comp School, Instructor Clinic, Test & Tune, Open Practice/ Summit Point Raceway (Main Circuit)

APEXFEST 2016 Open Track Event sponsored by Capital Ford of Rocky Mount
Sat/Sun, Apr 9/10 - This is a two day track event at NCCAR that is open to all makes and models. The first day we will run clockwise and the second day we will run counter-clockwise! Don’t miss out!
Why have a fast car that you can’t drive fast?? Bring it out to the track for only $169 for one day or $299 for two! All you need to run this HPDE event is your car (in good condition) and a SA2010 or newer helmet. (A limited amount of Loaner helmets will be available)
In a convertible, you will also need to have a roll bar. This roll bar must be strong enough to withstand the forces of compression involved in supporting the full weight of the car. A factory roll bar such as those found on a Honda S2000 and Porsche Boxster may fulfill this requirement, but “style bars” or “show bars” found on some other cars like Saleen Mustangs would not work.
You can sign up for this event here:http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/apexfest-2-day-track-event-at-nccar-apex-events-303193#.VnmSX9LrvIV

AUTO RACING / MOTORSPORTS
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

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway
4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA  23079
½-mile clay surface with 14 degree banking in both corners and 4 degrees on the front and back stretch. Divisions: Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Limited Stock Car, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and mud bogs. Virginia Motor Speedway runs on select Saturday nights April through the first week of October, Closed on RIR NASCAR weekends (check website for schedule of events). http://www.vamotorspeedway.com/
Events:
Sat, Apr 2 - Aaron’s Weekly Racing, Opening night of the 2016 season: Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Collision One Limited Stock Cars, Competitor Gates Open 4 pm, Spectator Gates Open 5 pm, Drivers Meeting 5:45 pm, Hot Lap Qualifying 6:30 pm, Driver Registration/Pit Pass Window Closes 6:30 pm, Racing 8 pm.
Sat, Apr 9 - Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth - Ultimate Super Late Models. $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth featuring the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and a $3000 to win Fastrak National Tour event for Fastrak Pro Late Models, Competitor Gates Open 3 pm, Spectator Gates Open 5 pm, Hot Lap Qualifying 6 pm.
Sat, Apr 16 - Aaron’s Weekly Racing: Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Collision One Limited Stock Cars., Competitor Gates Open 4 pm, Spectator Gates Open 5 pm, Drivers Meeting 5:45 pm, Hot Lap Qualifying 6:30 pm, Driver Registration/Pit Pass Window Closes 6:30 pm, Racing 8 pm.

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:
Sat/Sun, Mar 5/6 - Test-n-Tune Both Days
Sat/Sun, Mar 12/13 - Test-n-Tune Both Days (NHRA Chassis Certification Saturday)
Fri-Sun, Mar 18-20 - Loose Rocker St. Patrick’s Classic
Sat, Mar 26 - Test-n-Tune

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:
Sat/Sun, Feb 27/28 - Xcelerated Driving Experience. Get behind the wheel of the World’s elite super cars and push them to the limit through the professionally designed agility courses. Our super car fleet includes the “Raging Bull”, Lamborghini Gallardo, the F1 inspired Ferrari 360, and the Nissan GT-R, nicknamed “Godzilla.”
Fri-Sun, Mar 4-6 - Xcelerated Driving Experience. Get behind the wheel of the World’s elite super cars and push them to the limit through the professionally designed agility courses. Our super car fleet includes the “Raging Bull”, Lamborghini Gallardo, the F1 inspired Ferrari 360, and the Nissan GT-R, nicknamed “Godzilla.”
Fri-Sun, Apr 22-24 - ToyotaCare 250 and Toyota Owners 400 Weekend. The ToyotaCare 250 and Toyota Owners 400 highlight the April weekend at RIR, but there’s some excellent on-track action on Friday, April 22 as well! See both series take to America’s Premier Short Track for practice, and see who’ll start out front on Sunday’s race with Sprint Cup Pole Qualifying.

Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, Thornburg, VA
Representing a new model for Motorsports facilities and Entertainment venues. Dominion Raceway & Entertainment is a multipurpose facility located on “America’s Main Street”, I-95. Located between Washington DC and Richmond VA the complex includes: a two-mile road course, a 4/10ths mile paved NASCAR oval, 1/8th mile drag strip, festival concert venue and more. our 36,600 square foot building will include meeting space, hospitality and a full service kitchen and bar.
Events:
Sat, Apr 9 - Opening Night/Oval Track: Late Model, Dominion Stock, UCar, Legends, Bandolero, 2-11:00 pm
Sat, Apr 16 - Oval Track: Late Model, Modified, UCar, Legends, Mini-Mod, 2-11:00 pm
Sat/Sun, Apr 23/24 - Road Course: Team Pro Motion, Cycle Track Days.http://www.teampromotion.com/

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:
Sat/Sun, Feb 27/28 - The Tarheel Sports Car Club Almost Spring Classic HPDE / First Rallycross of 2016 (Rallycross # 1)
Fri-Sun, Mar 18-20  - PCA Zone 2 Driver’s Education (HPDE)

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