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, November 25, 2016
Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA
UPDATED LISTING OF LOCAL MEETS/CRUISE-INS, UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, CLUB & MOTORSPORT EVENTS, AND REGIONAL AUTO RACING
WEEKLY/MONTHLY CAR MEETS/CRUISE-INS (scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)
Sat, Nov 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 BobbySharonbobcat16@cox.net (757) 404-1406
Sat, Nov 26 - Automotive enthusiast social and recruitment meet, Vape Xotix III, 8:00 pm, 4221 Pleasant Valley Rd. Suite 127, Virginia Beach. We have permission from the owner to host meets there. It’s a laid back environment where car enthusiasts can meet, show off their work and bounce ideas back and forth. It is also the local spot for Ratchet House Innovations recruitment. We are a car club who enjoys the passion of the street scene; we are a drama free help by any means type of family. Contact us via Facebook or at any meet for more information. If you plan to attend any of our meets, please follow the rules as we want to stay low key and respect those who ask!!!! NO REVVING OR 2STEP, NO BURN OUTS OR SPINNING LEAVING THE LOTS, NO DRIFTING, NO FIGHTING, NO LITTERING, NO DOGS WITHOUT A LEASH, PLEASE. Keep music at a respectable level per vehicle.
Sat, Nov 26 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 9 - 11:00 am, JANAF Shopping Center, Military Hwy & VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Bring your prettiest car out to Uno’s in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of Each Month Starting July 25th, 2015. 20% of all food and beverage purchases before 1pm will be donated to Stand Up For Kids - Hampton Roads Chapter!
Wed, Nov 30 - Paul Walker Memorial Car Meet, Kmart - General Booth, 8:00 pm, 1650 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. In honor of the great actor and awesome car enthusiast Paul Walker, come out and enjoy an event brought to you by royal order car club. With our first ever event we want to invite friends family and car enthusiasts of all makes and models, rather you loved the movies or love car meets, come out and enjoy a night to celebrate his life and see everyone’s ride. please share and invite friends and family to the event we want a big turnout. Please feel free to bring a white candle to light as a tribute for Paul.
Sat, Dec 3 - (1st Sat) Cars & Coffee Virginia Beach, hosted by Java Surf, La Promenade Shops, 6 - 9:00 am, 1860 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach. This is an organized but casual gathering of car enthusiasts ($3 per car), normally the first Saturday each month to talk cars and share a cup of coffee. Hosted by Java surf Café & Espresso Bar, at La Promenade Shops in the West Hilltop area of Virginia Beach, which features ample parking (no parking in spots for the Massage Lux Spa). Please be courteous to the businesses in the shopping center and leave the lot promptly by 9 am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/
Sat, Dec 3 - Santa Claus Parade of Cars at Military Circle, hosted by 757 Auto Events, 9:00 am, 880 N Military Hwy., Norfolk. We have been asked to help organize a Parade for the coming of Santa Claus at Military Circle Mall. We are helping Audio 1 and the East Coast Family invite and select cars to be in the parade. We are looking for clean and modified vehicles from mild to wild for participating in the parade. Any clean convertibles out there may be able to give Santa an open-top ride to his destination! More details to come. Invite your friends and family!
Sat, Dec 3 - Sumospeed Toys For Tots Toy Drive 2016, Floyd E. Kellam High School, 12 - 4:00 pm, 2665 West Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. We are excited to announce our 8th annual toy drive. This year our drive will be benefitting the Toys for Tots organization in providing toys for children that are less fortunate during this holiday season. We will be holding a car meet with food, music, and local vendors so come out, bring the family, and have a good time checking out some awesome cars while contributing to a great cause. There is no fee to enter the meet, but we ask that everyone please bring something to donate for the children. Reverend Jim’s Southern BBQ will be on hand serving their delicious BBQ items and beverages throughout the day so be sure to swing by and grab something! As far as toys go, Toys for Tots supports children from age 0 to 12, and in some cases up to 16, so please keep that in mind when purchasing something to bring. Toys must also be new, unopened, and not gift wrapped. Realistic weapon toys shall not be donated as they will not be distributed by the organization.
Sat, Dec 10 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, Village Square Shopping Center, 9 - 11:00 am, 5007 Victory Blvd., 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. This is a rain or shine event. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Please: No revving, No Burnouts, No loud music, No parking in loading/fire zones, No double parking. Please be respectful most of all.
Sat, Dec 17 - (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, Dec 17 - GenRight 4X4 Night, Hotrodders Cafe, 4 - 7:00 pm, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd, Ste. 109, Chesapeake. Come and hang out with some local jeepers, meet new jeepers in the area, talk about wheeling trips, build ideas, and eat some good food.
Sat, Apr 8 - Cruise-In night kick-off at Landstown Commons, 4 - 9:00 pm, 3334 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach.
UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.
Sat, Dec 3 - 16th Annual Toys For Tots Car Show, Smithfield Auto & Truck Center, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 928 S. Church Street, Smithfield. Pre-registration by November 25 is $20. Day of show is $25 (includes lunch). Awards at 2:30. Four awards for “Best In” and Top 20. We will have live entertainment, door prizes, food, and vendors. Richard Petty’s Race Car will be there too!! Santa is scheduled to arrive by Nightingale around Noon. Please remember to bring an unwrapped toy also. For more information please contact Elizabeth Moose at (757) 880-7191. Email:CallTheMooseTeam@gmail.com Hope to see you there.
Sat, Dec 10 - Tidewater Streeters Toys for Tots All Makes Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3334 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach. All makes & models show hosted by the Tidewater Streeters - proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots. USMC will have representatives on site to collect donations. Car show entry fee is $20 or a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20. Free for spectators.
Sun, Dec 11 - Sounds of the Season Toy Drive Car Show, hosted by 757 Auto Events, 11:00 am, - 3:30 pm, Sound Wave Customs, 2700 Avenger Drive, Suite 111, Virginia Beach. Our 5th annual toy drive returns to Sound Wave Customs with a static car show hosted by Santa Claus! 30 awards to be distributed - TBD. Show entry: $10 with toy, $15 without toy. Schedule: 11 am registration, 12 pm judging, 2 pm registration closes, 3:30 pm awards and raffles.
Sat/Sun, Jan 7/8 - The Fourth Annual Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show 2017, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Grab your friends and family and enjoy an amazing showcase of the hot rod culture. Custom builders, manufacturers and regional and national car clubs from the car world will be there. We’ll have LIVE music, a Classic American Sweetheart Pin Up Girl Contest, DJ’s, Kids Zone, Free Giveaways and much more. Virginia is for car lovers. http://www.vacarshow.com/
CLUB RACING/AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY
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. http://www.nasaracing.net/
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Stay tuned for 2017
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. http://www.tidewatersportscarclub.com/
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Stay tuned for 2017
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 2107 / Spring Solo # 1 / TBA
REGIONAL 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: Still Closed - Support Langley Speedway! #supportlangleyspeedway
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079 A 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/
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/
Sat, Dec 3 / Test-n-Tune. Gates open at 10:00 am, Lanes open 11:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Sat, Dec 10 / Test-n-Tune. Gates open at 10:00 am, Lanes open 11:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Dominion Raceway & Entertainment Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA 22580 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. http://www.dominionraceway.com/
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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. http://www.rir.com/?homepage=true
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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.” http://virnow.com/
Fri, Dec 2 / Holiday Laps for the Salvation Army. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is your opportunity to drive your vehicle on the historic Full Course at VIR. Cost is $25 per session with a session lasting 15 to 20 minutes. All proceeds go to the local Salvation Army for their holiday programs.
Sat-Sun, Dec 3-4 / ChumpCar Eastern Region Chumpionship 7-Hr Race - all teams welcome / www.chumpcar.com