Thursday, January 5, 2017

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

 Prepare - Winter is Coming!!!

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)
Fri, Jan 6 - Friday Night Lights, HobbyTown Scaletopia, 6 - 11:00 pm, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us for an all night drift session starting at 6 pm! Track will be open until at least 11 pm. Entry fee is $10 for the night. Or free if you already have a monthly membership. RWD and AWD drift cars are both welcome to slide. All skill levels are welcome too!! Best looking scale body on the track scores a prize courtesy of HobbyTown. Lights are a must if you want to win! Come out and get sideways.
Sat, Jan 7 - Automotive Social and Recruitment Meet, Hosted by RatchetHouse Innovations, Vape Xotix III, 8 - 11:30 pm, 4221 Pleasant Valley Rd., Suite 127, Virginia Beach. It’s a laid back environment where car enthusiasts can meet, show off their work and bounce ideas back and forth. Everyone is welcome Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Etc. 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 info. RULES: NO REVVING OR 2STEP, NO BURN OUTS OR SPINNING LEAVING THE LOTS, NO DRIFTING, NO FIGHTING, NO LITTERING, NO DOGS WITHOUT A LEASH, AND PLEASE… Keep music at a respectable level per vehicle.
Wed, Jan 11 - Wednesday Night Madness, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 6 - 8:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. $5. Drive a race car on a computerized 1/32 scale slot car track.
Sat, Jan 14 - [SNOW DELAY] (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, Jan 14 - 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, Jan 14 - (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, Jan 14 - Grand Opening, This Guys Decals, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 3639 Holland Blvd., Unit J, Chesapeake. Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of This Guys Decals new storefront! The Scalzitti family has supported tons of local events, and we appreciate their support. Stop by and see the new office and garage as This Guy’s Decals expands their vinyl wrapping, custom decal, graphic design, and apparel options. There will be food, drinks, and arts ‘n crafts for the kids. We will have door prizes, raffles, and giveaways throughout the day. Check out the webpage or contact them through Facebook to pre order anything, and they will have it ready for pick up at the event! See what they can do to upgrade your ride or improve your business presence through upgraded logos, signage, banners, marketing materials, and a variety of apparel!
Sat, Jan 14 - Street Authority Car Meet, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am, 5251 John Tyler Memorial Hwy., Williamsburg. Street Authority will be starting up their monthly car meet’s for everyone to come out and have a good time. Crew/clubs/teams/groups are encouraged to come out rollin deep! As before 757 Vapes II Will be doing 15% off all products. Photographers are welcome! All we ask is no drama and clean up after yourselves. Will be hosting contests for attendess, stay tuned for that!
Sun, Jan 15 - NC Cruise & Cookout, Pontiacs of Coastal Virginia (formerly Tidewater Trans Am Club), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Abuelo’s Chesapeake, 1712 Ring Rd., Chesapeake. Time to cruise to Coinjock and have a cookout at Jim Rose’s house. We will first meet at Abuelo’s at Greenbrier Mall then cruise to meet up with the everyone else at the Border Station. From there we will drive to see the Gravedigger, then cruise around the sound, and finally end up at Jim Rose’s house for a cookout. Please bring a side dish.  https://www.facebook.com/events/227941050982036/
Sat, Jan 21 - (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 21 - 1st STOP - Winter Cruise Tour: presented by East Coast Family, Q-Master Billiards, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 5612 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us on the “FIRST STOP” of the Winter Cruise! Neighborhood Dreamz and Ocampo’s Customs are hosting your car show at Q-Masters Billiards. This is the start of our points race, and all participants will receive points for registration and placing with any awards. “Club participation” will be tracked throughout the 4 show series. Get involved early to get in on the points race! Food and drinks will be onsite with access to the largest pool hall in the area! stay tuned for event specials! $15 Preregistration, $20 “Day of” Registration.
Sat, Jan 21 - GenRight 4X4 Night, Hotrodders Cafe, 4:00 pm, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. Come and start off the New Year and meet some new jeepers and talk about your build plans and wheeling trips planned for the year.
Sat, Jan 28 - (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!
Sat, Mar 18 - FIRST Night Moves 2017 Meet, Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Regional Training Center, 7 - 10:00 pm, 2044 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach.
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/Sun, Jan 7/8 - 2017 Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show 2017, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. The fourth annual Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show is coming. 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/
Fri-Sun, Jan 13-15 - Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach. If you are an automotive fanatic or looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest car models, this event is for you. HRADA aims to educate the public on different models, the latest technology, newest innovations and the direction that the automobile industry is headed. Although you’ll find virtually every type of car and truck manufacturer models, the show is not a selling event. You can peruse all models freely with no pressure to buy. HRADA experts are available to answer questions or set up appointments for purchase at their own dealerships. Tickets at the door $10 Adults and Children ages 12 and older. $7 Senior Citizens (ages 65 and older). $7 Military (with valid ID). Free for children ages 11 and younger.  http://www.hamptonroadsautoshow.com/index.html
Fri-Sun, Feb 17-19 - Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show, Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St., Richmond. Hundreds of the hottest new cars and trucks all in one place! Ticket Pricing: Adults (13 and over) $10; Senior Citizens (62 and over) $5; Military (w/any DOD ID) $5; Children (12 and Under) FREE! Receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend with each admission, sponsored by the Greater Richmond New Car Dealers Association.  http://virginiaautoshow.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 2017 / Spring Solo # 1 / TBA

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. 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
Announcing FSR HPDE dates for 2017 (Date / Location):
Sat/Sun, Apr ½ /  Dominion Raceway
Thu-Sat, May 26-28 /  Virginia International Raceway
Sat/Sun, Sep 16/17 / Virginia International Raceway

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/
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/
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON TILL MARCH 2017

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/
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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