Friday, February 3, 2017

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)
Sat, Feb 4 - (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.
Sat, Feb 4 - 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 (757) 404-1406
Sat, Feb 4 - Maverick Fabrication Saturday night car meet, MaverickFabrication, 605B Rotary St., Hampton. Come hangout at our performance shop, check out some nice cars, play some video games and maybe some giveaways. Afterwards “You boys like Mexico?!!!!” All makes and models welcome!
Wed, Feb 8 - 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, Feb 11 - (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, Feb 11 - 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.
Sat, Feb 11 - Street Authority Car Meet, 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 5251 John Tyler Memorial Hwy., Williamsburg. Street Authority will be hosting once monthly, Crew/clubs/teams/groups are encouraged to come out rollin’ deep! We have plenty of space for big groups. 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. Invite your friends.
Sat, Feb 18 - (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, Feb 18 - 2nd STOP Winter Cruise Tour: presented by East Coast Family, Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Norfolk, VA), 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 5900 Virginia Beach Blvd., Janaf Shopping Center, Norfolk. Join us on the “SECOND STOP” of the Winter Cruise! Speedline Elite and Altered Suspension are hosting your car show at Mona Lisa’s Pizza. This is the second leg 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! Bass Off and Limbo Competition at select shows. Food and drinks will be onsite with access to the Greatest Pizza in the area! Anybody who eats in their patio grill area will help contribute 20% of receipts to the event! Stay tuned for event specials!
Fri, Feb 24 - Friday Night Lights, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 6 - 11:00 pm, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us for an all-night drift session starting at 6 pm on February 24th. 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! Tandem competition going down at 9 pm! Come out and get sideways.
Sat, Feb 25 - (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 11 - Tidewater Region AACA Annual Swap Meet, VB Military Aviation Museum, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach.
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.

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.
Sat, Mar 18 - York High School Car Show 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, York High School, 9300 Geo Wash Mem Hwy., Yorktown. York High School PTSA hosts an Annual Car Show to benefit the After Prom. This event kicks off the Car Show season on the Peninsula! Registration is $20. Trophies for Top 75. Goodie Bags and Dash Plaques for the first 125 registered.
Sat, Mar 25 - 4th year anniversary party and Car show/ Bike show, Hosted by Green Devil Garage, 615 Bar & Grill, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 1615 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. CALLING ALL CARS; CALLING ALL CARS AND BIKES!!! Alright everyone it’s that time! We are having our anniversary party a little later for better weather… This year a portion of all proceeds will go to Blue lives matter! We need to support the men and women that us safe every day! Each entry will get 2 drink tickets (either 1 mixed drink or 2 beers) It will be located at 615 bar and grill. Where they will have food and booze! With drink specials all day! There will also be a good truck @thecoopva ! Their food is outstanding! Come show your support…!! There are plenty of vendor spots available, please like and share! Let’s make this HUGE!
Sat, Apr 1 - Virginia Chevy lovers 13th Annual Spring Dust Off, Landstown Commons, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Virginia beach. Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All makes and models car show. Cars must be 25 years or older to enter show.
Sat, Apr 22 - Team Shelby “All Makes & Models” Spring Car Show, Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 2181 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach.

Sat-Sun, Apr 1-2 - ApexFest 2: Two Day Open Track Event, NCCAR, hosted by Apex Track Events, 310 Technology Dr., Garysburg, North Carolina. This is our first event of 2017! We will update more information as we get closer to the event. On April 1st and 2nd 2017, Apex Track Events will host ApexFest 2, a two day High Speed Driving Event on North Carolina’s Center for Automotive Research’s road course. This road course is ideally situated in Garysburg, NC, so it is an ideal location for people from Raleigh, Richmond, and Hampton Roads to attend. The track is 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. You will be able to download a technical inspection form that your personal mechanic will perform before you leave home. All you need to bring is this and a Snell SA2010 or later helmet.

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):
Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26 / HPDE & Test days /  Dominion Raceway
Fri-Sun, Mar 24-26 / March Madness - Super Competition School, Instructor Clinic, Test and Tune, HPDE (1-4), Time Trial, Sprint races, Hyperdrive on Sat / VIR Full Course

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 4 / HPDE / NCCAR, 310 Technology Dr., Garysburg, NC 27831, USA  Registration:
Sun, Mar 19 / Autocross #1 / Pungo
Sat, Apr 29 / Gripfest 12 / NCCAR
Sun, Apr 30 /  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.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Apr 2017 / Spring Solo # 1 / TBA

Porsche Club of America (PCA) - First Settlers Region (Zone 2) 
The First Settlers Region of the Porsche Club of America 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.
FSR HPDE dates for 2017 (Date / Location):
Sat-Sun, Apr 1-2 / Dominion Raceway
Thu-Sat, May 26-28 / Virginia International Raceway
Sat-Sun, Sep 16-17 / Virginia International Raceway

Langley Speedway
3165 N Armistead Ave., Hampton
America’s Oldest Consecutively Running Short Track! Three Time Recipient of the NASCAR Hometrack Achievement Award.
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).
Schedule (Date / Event):
Apr 1 / Opening Night of the 2017 Aaron’s Dirt Series Season: Victory Lap Pro Late Models (FASTRAK Rules), Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and 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.

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.
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26 / NASA MA HPDE & Test days

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.
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat, Apr 29 / ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sun, Apr 30 / Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series

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.”
Schedule (Date / Event):
Fri, Mar 3 / Charity Laps for Victory Junction -
Sat-Sun, Apr 15-16 / SCCA Majors Tour “VIR Spring Sprints” -

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