Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

Car Show Season is Here!!!

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 Corvette Club Annual All Corvette Cruise-In for Relay for Life. Registration starts at 9 am. There will be dash plaques and goody bags for all participants! Pre-Registration will be $20 (until March 23rd) $25 day of show. There will be a 50-50 drawing and an auction all supporting Relay for Life! We’re going to need a lot of member support to make this a great event. We’ll be discussing the show at the meeting and there’ll be sign-up sheet for the show and for help at the event.www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.com
Sat, Apr 2 - Virginia Chevy Lovers 12th Annual Spring Dust Off, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Landstown Commons, 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. Dash Plaques to the 1st 100 on the field, and T-shirts to the 1st 100 pre-registered.  For information, Barbara Ann Collins at 757-235-4842 or John Herbert 757-421-0749.
Sat, Apr 2 - Portsmouth Tuner Fest at the Pavilion, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, 16 Crawford Cir., Portsmouth. Spring Portsmouth Tuner Fest. Spend the day with 757 Auto Events at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion for an unforgettable car show. Open event in an amazing location. 60 Awards will be given out, including the Top 30 and 30 special awards. 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.) Event T shirts will be included with our Preregistered entrants along with parking in the Preferred Show lot on the water (for first 100 paid entrants!) (757) 393-8181, info@pavilionconcerts.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/events/959829777442435/
Sat, Apr 9 - 8th Annual TMC/Hall Auto/TCC Spring All-MOPAR Show and Shine, Tidewater Community College Regional Automotive Center, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 600 Innovation Drive, Chesapeake. Free Admission to the public. Relaxed atmosphere with music by Angela Brown of Musical Edge DJ. Goody Bags for participants, 50/50 Raffle. Entry fee for members $10.00, non-members $15.00. Join the club for $20.00, entry fee $10. Pizza & refreshments available for donations to Food Bank & Fisher House.
Sat, Apr 9 - Williamsburg 17th Annual British & European Car Show, the 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 - 11th Annual Open Car Show, Virginia State University’s Mass Communications Club and Department of Police and Public Safety, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, parking lot of VSU’s Rogers Stadium, Petersburg, VA. The show is open to all years, makes, and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Top Ten, Specialty, and Club Participation Awards will be presented. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. There will also be music, raffles, food, kids’ activities, and more! Registration for participants begins at 10 am with judging at 1 pm. Registration fee: $20. Admission is free for all spectators! For more information, call Jennifer Williamson at 804-524-6724 or email at jwilliamson@vsu.edu. Proceeds will go towards trips, conferences, workshops, and other activities benefitting VSU’s Mass Communications students.
Sat, Apr 9 - All American Muscle car Show, hosted by The Rotary Club of New Kent County, 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 9 - Hot Rods for Heroes, Gloucester, 12 - 4:00 pm. This is an event to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. It is open to all but we are asking for small donations. There will be a $5 fee to have your car judged for the contest. All vehicles are welcome! There will be snacks and drinks available. More info will be provided as we move closer to the date!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1583564011965936/?active_tab=highlights
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/
Sat, Apr 16 - 52nd Anniversary Mustang Celebration, Cavalier Ford, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, 1515 Military Hwy, Chesapeake. Come join us for the 52nd Anniversary of the introduction of the Mustang, the Original Pony Car. Open to all makes and models! Registration $20 + 2 cans of Food for Oasis Food Bank. Proceeds support Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters & the Virginian Pilot Joy Fund. For more information, contact Doug Sample @ 757-880-1660, hottrod6@aol.com | Web Site: www.mustangcluboftidewater.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.
Sat, Apr 23 - Hampton Roads Autobody Association Annual Car Show, Khedive Shrine Center, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 645 Woodlake Dr., Chesapeake. Benefiting the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Open to: Street Rod/Machines, Modified, Classic Muscle, Modern Muscle, Antique, Truck. Entry Fee: $20.00 Pre Registered - $25.00 Day of Show. Registration starts at 10 am, judging starts at 2 pm, Trophies at 3:30 pm. All Pre-Registered Entries receive T-Shirt; First 50 day of show entries will receive a T-Shirt.http://www.hraa.net/event/hampton-roads-autobody-association-annual-car-show/
Sat, Apr 23 - Chrome Pony Mustang Spring Car Show, Hall Ford/Hyundai, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1310 N. Road St., Business Rt. 17, Elizabeth City, NC. To benefit Kids First. Open to all makes and models. Registration $20.00 Door prizes, awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.  Food, music and lots of fun! Rain date April 30, 2016. Contact Jeff LaDonde 252-370-5960 or Spicer 252-267-3253. More info at www.chromeponymustangclub.com
Sun, May 1 - 6th Annual LCPL Cods S. Childers All Wheels Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Corner of Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads, Virginia Beach. Our 6th Annual “All Wheels” Car/Truck & Cycle Show. Registration Donation: $25 and Free All Wheels T-shirts while supplies Last. Registration will be open from 10 am to 12 pm and show will run 12 to 3 pm. We will have raffles that day also. Award for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places. Lots of restaurants and shopping to visit thru out the day along with the amazing All Wheels Show. DJ and a really Fun Day! http://wecaremarines.com/
Sat, May 7 - Southeastern Virginia Mustang Club Spring Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. All Makes and Models Show. Pre-register $20, or $25 day of show. All proceeds go to Fisher House Foundation, to provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Sponsored by Density Vapor, and JLT Performance.www.sevmc.org
Sat, May 14 - Town Center Corvette & Porsche Classic Car Showcase, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Virginia Beach Town Center. The Town Center Corvette & Porsche Classic Car Showcase is a premier classic car show featuring one of the most impressive collections of Corvettes and Porsches - of yesterday and today - ever assembled, will be held on the streets of Town Center. Show hours will be 10 am-3:30 pm. Registration fee: $20 pre-registration per vehicle (by May 6) / $25 day of Showcase. Click to register your vehicle:http://bit.ly/1PL905L

Fri, Mar 25 - Spring Nights 2K16, Density Vapor, 8:00 - 11:00 pm, Tidewater Sew-Vac 701 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Spring Special for Virginia, be sure to come out to Density Vapor, we will cover meets every Friday night over the spring time, this is sanctioned organized spot, most vape gear products have been lowered already.
Fri, Mar 25 - 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.
Sat, Mar 26 - 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, Mar 26 - (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 26 - StanceDreams CarSpa VB, 4 - 7:30 pm, 715 Northampton Blvd, Virginia Beach. Right next to WAWA. For those of you who are static, I’ll be directing you to the second entrance in front of the auto part store where it’s less steep, that way you can still cut through the parking lot straight into the car wash and Wawa parking lot.
Sat, Mar 26 - 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, Mar 26 - Spring Nights 2K16, IVAPE Hampton, 9:00 pm - Midnight, 906 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton. IVAPE & Affiliated Alliance will be hosting mini meets throughout the spring 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, Apr 2 - (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/
Sat, Apr 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, Apr 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/

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):
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)
May 20-22 / HYPERFEST 16 / VIR (3.3mi full course) http://hyper-fest.com/

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):
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

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

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/

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/
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/
Sat, Mar 26 - Test-n-Tune
Fri, Apr 1 - Ladies Night
Sat, Apr 2 - EOPM Pro Mods / Outlaw Index / Test-n-Tune
Sun, Apr 3 - Spring Fest Bike Rally & More |http://www.virginiamotorsports.com/drag/2016/april3

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
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.
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/
Fri-Sun, Apr 16-17 - SCCA VIR Spring Sprints *SPECTATOR EVENT* |www.ncrscca.com
Mon, Apr 25 - Chin Motorsports at VIR: Open track | Skilled drivers only |http://www.chinmotorsports.com/VIR.aspx?ufs=1

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