Thursday, June 30, 2016

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

Thu, Jun 30 - DQ Thursday Night Cruise-In, 5:00 pm, Dairy Queen on Portsmouth Blvd., near Chesapeake Square Mall, Western Branch section of Chesapeake. Every Thursday night starting April 7. Come earlier for best parking and stay as late as you wish. We end our DQ Cruise-In’s on Halloween Night with a Trunk-R-Treat for the kids and grownups. Contact Ray Hinman at 757-672-9081.
Fri, Jul 1 - Cruz thru and fish fry, Shorty’s Diner, 5 - 8:00 pm, 627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. Come join Shorty’s Diner every Friday thru Oct and check out some of the coolest Hot Rods, Street Cars, Trucks and Bikes in the area. GREAT food, and Soft Serve Ice Cream, along with GREAT 757-603-6674
Fri, Jul 1 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers: Let’s Talk Cars, Truck, & Motorcycles, 5:30 pm, Main Street Center, Gloucester. Yes, MPCC has moved the cruise-in back to FRIDAY! The cruise-in is from 6 pm to 30 minutes after dusk Friday nights to October 14, 2016. Donations of $1.00 or more is asked to help support the donations MPCC provides to local organizations and charities. The cruise-in is open at all makes, models, and years. Weekly Cruiser of the Week trophies will be awarded!
Fri, Jul 1 - Classic Cruising in Olde Towne Portsmouth, First Fridays, 6 - 9:00 pm, High Street, Downtown Portsmouth. Watch history come alive in Olde Towne! Come see a variety of antique cars restored to their original beauty - or show off your own classic restoration. Come cruise or park on High Street from 6-9 pm.
Fri, Jul 1 - The Smithfield Lions Club Friday Night Cruz in, Sentara St Luke’s Healthcare, 6 to 9:00 pm, 20209 Sentara Way (off US 258, Brewers Neck Road), Carrollton. Dates are the first and third Fridays from April through October. Folks usually start arriving around 5:30. Lion Tom Norris will be spinning the great oldies, and Bubba and Franks will have hot food and cold drinks on site. Proceeds support Smithfield Lions charity efforts. For further info watch our Facebook page or call Lion Tim Marinelli (757-371-6061) or Lion Tom Norris (757-570-0471). All years/types of vehicles welcome.
Fri, Jul 1 - Kmart VB 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, Jul 1 - Fast Friday Nights 2K16, Density Vapor, 11:00 pm, 701 Battlefield Blvd N, Chesapeake. Bringing something back from last year, come out to Density every Friday starting June 24th. It’s a convenient place with plenty of parking for all car enthusiasts alike. Be sure to invite your friends and share the event thanks!
Sat, Jul 2 - (1st Sat) Virginia Beach Cars & Coffee, La Promenade Shops, 6 - 9:00 am, 1860 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. This is an organized but 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 ($3 per car) 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.
Sat, Jul 2 - 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 (757) 404-1406
Sat, Jul 2 - Saturday evening Cruise-In, the 460 Café, 4 - 7:00 pm, 37019 General Mahone Blvd. (Route 460), Ivor. Food and beverages available. Come show off your classic car, hot rod, or 4 x 4 truck. After the Cruise-In, stay for Karaoke from 7-11 pm. See ya’ll there.
Sat, Jul 2 - Landstown Commons All Car Cruise In, 4 - 9:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3300 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. Come on out for this charity driven event. Sponsored by the Virginia Chevy Lovers, Custom Classic Corvette Club, Beachcombers Corvette Club, First Settlers Porsche Club and the Cody Childress Group. Flea Market/Swap Meet every 3rd Saturday. Enjoy some time with old friends and see some real nice cars.
Sat, Jul 2 - Suffolk Hardees Cruise In, 4 to 9:00 pm, 2301 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday night Come and show your classic vehicle, truck or motorcycle. Stroll down memory lane, see old friends, meet new ones and hear stories of old times. Hope to see you there.
Sat, Jul 2 - Cruise-in Chesapeake, Parking lot of Grace Bible Church, 5:00 pm to dark, 4210 Dock Landing Rd., Chesapeake. To October 29th. This is not a Church event, but they have graciously allowed us to use the lot. Classic cars, Hotrods, and Trucks, bring your classic and show it off! A donation of $2 per vehicle to help with the expense of the portable restroom and keeping the lot free of trash is appreciated. There will be soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Bring your folding chairs and sunshades. Please observe the rules; no loud music, alcohol, drugs, profanity, burnouts, littering, loud revving of engines, lewd or crude behavior. For Info: Roger Ward 757-434-8875,
Sat, Jul 2 - Classic Cruisers Saturday Night Cruise In, Coastal Community Church Parking Lot (Old Kroger Building), 5 to 9:00 pm, 101 Village Ave., Yorktown. Starting April 9, running through October 15, 2016. $2.00 admission. Open to all Vehicles, all years. All proceeds go to Charities of the month. Music provided. Plenty of restaurants available. Hope to see you there. Contact: Vince at 757-952-7373
Sat, Jul 2 - Summer Nights 2K16, iVape Hampton, 7:00 pm, 906 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton. Come out enjoy the night! Y'all know the rules no revving, burnouts, drifting in the parking lots, you will be asked to leave. Also leave any drama at home, we’re all out to have a good time! We have the iVape parking lot and the two parking lots beside so please feel free to come out!
Sat, Jul 2 - Density vapors muscle night, 8:00 pm, 701 Battlefield Blvd N, Chesapeake. Hey guys and gals muscle night is back at density vapors in Chesapeake! Sorry for the lapse in event but Mother Nature has not been very cooperative! Hope to see everyone out…. Except for the rain!
Sat, Jul 2 - The Underground Car Meets, 9:00 pm, 1650 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. Hosted by Too Much Muscle and Too Much Tuner. Taking over the scene for Saturday night meets. Looking for max participation. Please be respectful of the area. No burnouts, overly loud music, peeling off, or revving. We need to work together to make sure we can keep having events like this.
Sat, Jul 2 - N2 Vapes Car Meet, 9:00 pm, 4221 Pleasant Valley Rd, # 127, Virginia Beach. Come on out enjoy cars and peoples builds, and vaping! Regulations are as follows, absolutely NO REVVING, NO BURNOUTS, NO RACING, NO DRIFTING . Let’s all be adults. Violators will be asked to leave and upon second infraction you will be banned. Once banned, if you show again you will be asked to leave and then escorted out by police if you refuse.
Tue, Jul 5 - Tuesday night Cruise-In, Suffolk BBQ Company (by IHOP), 5 - 8:00 pm, 1208 North Main Street, Downtown Suffolk. 10% discount for Cruise-In Participants.
Wed, Jul 6 - Franklin Cruise-In, Every Wed thru Sep 14, 5:00 pm until sundown, parking lot in front of the Fire Station, Downtown Franklin. This is a family friendly environment for everyone. NEW THIS YEAR: We will have 3 classes of vehicles at registration. Under 1972 cars and trucks; 1972 and newer cars and trucks; Motorcycle (2 and 3 wheeled vehicles). One ticket per vehicle/per class given each week for a chance to win the Grand Finale Prize Money. We want to encourage all car and motorcycle enthusiasts to join us in beautiful downtown Franklin. Looking forward to seeing you there. Like us on Facebook at
Thu, Jul 7 - DQ Thursday Night Cruise-In, 5:00 pm, Dairy Queen on Portsmouth Blvd., near Chesapeake Square Mall, Western Branch section of Chesapeake. Every Thursday night starting April 7. Come earlier for best parking and stay as late as you wish. We end our DQ Cruise-In’s on Halloween Night with a Trunk-R-Treat for the kids and grownups. Contact Ray Hinman at 757-672-9081.
Sat, Jul 9 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, Aromas Newport News, 8 - 11:00 am,  706 Town Center Drive, 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. Please: No revving, No Burnouts, No loud music, No parking in loading/fire zones, No double parking. Please be respectful and most of all.
Sat, Jul 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!
Sat, Jul 16 - GenRight 4X4 Night, Hotrodders Cafe, 4 - 7:00 pm, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd, Ste. 109, Chesapeake. Come and hang out with some local jeepers, talk about wheeling trips, build ideas, and eat some good food
Sat, Jul 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. The Japanese Classic Car Coral is for any Pre-95 Classic Japanese car! As long as it’s Pre-95 and from Japan it’s more than welcome to join us in our special parking area inside Hyperfest. Please make sure you share this event, and invite anyone you know with a Classic Japanese car!
Sat, Jul 30 - 4th Annual “Restored by the Lord” Car Show, Hickory Ridge Community Church, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3320 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Top 20 viewer’s choice, Pastor’s pick, vendors, 50/50 raffle. Registration 9 am - Noon, $20 per vehicle or vendor. For more info contact coordinators: James Thomas (757) 788-9012; Mark Stawinsky (757) 404-1262

Mon, Jul 4 - Classic Cruisers 4th of July Show, Shorty’s Diner, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. This event is FREE to the spectators. Registration is open to ALL makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and bikes… if you can ride it, drive it, or trailer it, BRING IT OUT and SHOW it. Registration is $10 for each vehicle registered. Registration begins at 9 am (day of event only), Awards around 3 pm. Participant judging for Top 40 awards. This is a great family atmosphere with EXCELLENT food, soft serve Ice Cream, music, and a 50/50 raffle. RAIN DATE is Sunday, July 10. All money raised will go to benefit CHKD. Contact: or phone 757-814-4201 or
Mon, Jul 4 - Town of Windsor 4th of July Car Show & Celebration, 18 Duke Street, Windsor. No entry fee. Several prizes, including “Scouts Honor Award,” Acrylic Plaque w/ Town Seal, Several Gift Cards, NAPA clean car award, Farmers Bank award, top award winner will be on next year’s dash plaque. First 50 Car Show Entries will receive free dash plaque & Car Show T Shirts. Music by “Island Boy”.  Dairy Queen Blizzard Coupons for Car Show Participants. Free food & soft drinks, bouncy houses for kids. Fireworks @ 9:30. Contact Greg Willis @ 757-373-9421 or Greg.Willis@Vafb.Com, or call Town Hall @ 757-242-4288.
Fri, Jul 8 - Night Moves 2016 Meets, Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Regional Training Center, 7 - 10:00 pm, 2044 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach. Brought to you by Sumospeed and sponsored by LIVauto. There will be an entry cover of $5.00 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, Hobby Town 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. The same rules apply as last season: No revving, No speeding or burnouts in the parking lot, No excessively loud music or bass, Clean up after yourselves, we are all adults, No alcohol. If you have any questions or concerns about these conditions, VBPD will be on hand to address them. We look forward to seeing you out this year! Spread the word!
Sat, Jul 9 - National Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show, presented by Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Main Street Shopping Center, 6882 Main St, Gloucester Courthouse. (Rain Date: July 16, 2016) The show celebrates Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 8, 2016. Registration ends 12:00 pm. Registration is $15 Pre-registration/$20 Day of the show. Open to all makes, models, and years. Participants will select winners for 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: |  Web
Sun, Jul 10 - Tidewater Streeters Eddie Tyrrell’s 2nd Annual Car & Bike Show, Bayside Harley-Davidson, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 2211 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth. Open to All Cars, Trucks, & Motorcycles, $20 Entry Fee Due Day Of Show, No Pre-Registration. Dash Plaques for first 150 entries, Awards for Top 20 and Specials. Free Admission for viewing public! Live DJ, Fun for the whole family! FOOD TRUCK ON-SITE! Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Sat, Jul 16 - SPEEDLINE ELITE Old School to New School Charity Car, Truck & Bike Show, American Indoor Karting, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, 2736 N. Mall Dr., Virginia Beach. All Makes & Models Welcome! Registration 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Pedal Bikes/Toys $20, Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles $25. Donations for Chesapeake Humane Society and Toys for Tots. Come out to this Charity Donation Event & view some of the best show vehicles you will ever see from the Midwest and The East Coast. There is NO COVER CHARGE TO THE PUBLIC!!! Bass Competition, Raffles, Food, and More!
Sat, Jul 23 - All Makes and Models Car Show Presented by The Mustang and Ford Association of Virginia, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Priority Ford Norfolk, 7520 N Military Hwy, Norfolk. Join us for a charity car show with awards. Inviting all antiques, classics, modern, custom, domestics and imports! Schedule of events: 9 am Open Registration, 11 am Driver’s meeting at main stage/Judging begins, 2 pm REGISTRATION CLOSES, 3 pm Judging Ends, 4 pm Awards Presented. Contest Winners Announced, 4:30 pm Show closes. Music, Food and drinks on site, Vendors, 50-50 Raffle.
Sat, Jul 23 - 733 LRS Booster Club Automotive Show, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Site TBA. Come on out and show off your best Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles! Top Categories like Best in Show, People’s Choice, Custom, American Made, and much more! There will be tons of giveaways, a 50/50 raffle, food, music, and vendor tables to shop from! Registration 9 am, Cars/Trucks $15, Motorcycles $10. Trophies Presented 12:30 pm.
Sat, Jul 30 - 1st Annual Naval Medical Center Portsmouth MWR Car & Bike Show, I.C. Norcom High School, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1801 London Blvd., Portsmouth. All Vehicles are welcome - Classics, Antiques. Pre-registration is $15 and $20 to register at the show. Admission is free to the general public. Registration starts at 8 am, judging starts at 12 pm, and Awards at 2 pm. Awards will be given out to Best in Class. Please contact Ryan Wyatt to register or for more information,, (757)953-5401.

Apex Track Events
310 Technology Dr., Garysburg, North Carolina
Apex Track Events will host a High Speed Driving Event on North Carolina’s Center for Automotive Research’s (NCCAR) road course. This road course is ideally situated in Garysburg, NC and features a 40 feet wide bi-directional freshly paved road course with a ½ mile straightaway, 11 constant radius turns and large grassy run-off areas. There is no competition for times or trophies but a lot of fun to be had. Virtually any car is fully capable of handling this type of event.
Sat, Aug 20 - Autumnfest High Performance Driver Education, NCCAR. For more details on the track event, please contact Don LaBar at or 757-620-6772.

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):
Fri-Sun, Jul 22-24 / HPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Roadracing, OG Racing HyperDrive, Comp School, Instructor Clinic, Test & Tune, Open Practice / Dominion Raceway (2.0mi road course)
Sat-Sun, Aug 20-21 / HPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Roadracing, OG Racing HyperDrive  / VIRginia International Raceway (3.3mi full course)
Thu-Sun, Sep 22-25 / EASTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS / Watkins Glen International (3.4mi GP 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.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Sat/Sun, Jul 9/10 / FSR Summer 2016 HPDE / Dominion Raceway

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):
Sun, Jul 17 / Autocross #5 / ACU-4
Sat/Sun, Aug 21/21 / Virginia Autocross Championship / ACU-4

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):
Sun, Jul 3 / Fourth of July Solo / Old Pungo Airfield
Sun, Aug 7 / August Solo / Old Pungo Airfield
Sun, Sep 4 / Labor Day weekend Solo/ Old Pungo Airfield

Langley Speedway
3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton
America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
Events:  Still Closed  —–  Support Langley Speedway! #supportlangleyspeedway

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).
Sat, Jul 9 - Aaron’s Weekly Racing: Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Collision One Limited Stock Cars.
Sat, Jul 30 - Aaron’s Weekly Racing: Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modifieds, Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

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.
Fri, Jul 1 - Ladies Night / Day Test-n-Tune(Rain Date: July 8). Plus! Summer Bash Grudge Series
Sat, Jul 2 - Summer Bash Grudge Series
Fri, Jul 8 - Street Wars / Street Points
Sat, Jul 9 - ET Points / Southern Outlaw Top Sportsman
Sun, Jul 10 - ET Points / SEMA Collector Car Appreciation Day

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.
Fri, Jul 1 - Oval Track Practice, 5 – 8:00 pm, ***FREE ADMISSION*** Come on out and watch the racers prepare for Saturday night’s big race.
Sat, Jul 2 - Freedom 175 presented by FAS MART, 4:00 pm, Gates at 4 pm, Racing at 7 pm. Tonight’s Racing Divisions Late Model, Modified, UCar, Legends, Bandolero
Fri, Jul 8 - Oval Track Practice, 5 – 8:00 pm, ***FREE ADMISSION*** Come on out and watch the racers prepare for Saturday night’s big race.
Sat, Jul 9 - Whelen All-American 75, 4 – 9:00 pm, Gates at 4 pm, Racing at 7 pm. Tonight’s Racing Divisions Late Model, Dominion Stock, UCar, Legends, Mini-Mods

Richmond International Raceway (RIR)
600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
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.
Sat/Sun, Jul 9/10 - Virginia Motor Sport Club Autocross.

Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA 24520
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-Sun, Aug 26-28 - Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Sat-Sun, Sep 17-18 - CCS Fall CycleFest of Speed Motorcycle Roadracing

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