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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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)
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.
Fri, Feb 24 - Imperials Car Meet, JANAF Shopping Yard, 8 - 11:00 pm, 5900 E Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. The Imperials Car Meet. Meeting up at Janaf Shopping Center and going on a cruise later that night for anyone wanting to join. Rules: 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.
Sat, Feb 25 - 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, 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, Feb 25 - Mav Fab Saturday night car meet, MaverickFabrication, 7:00 pm, 605B Rotary St., Hampton. We are having another Saturday night car meet at our shop! Plenty of parking for all makes and models in our parking lot and up and down our entire street! There will be music, video games and of course cars to gaze upon! The weather is expected to clear up around 6pm Saturday and should make for a nice meet! If the turnout is as large as last time we might break out the fire pit and grill! Last Meet was huge featuring several different car groups and even bikes! As always please be respectful and drive safely around our shop and the roads nearby.
Wed, Feb 29 - 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.
Fri, Mar 3 - Moonlit Rides (Meet and Eat), Chesapeake Square Mall, 9:00 pm - Midnight, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. Second Group Meet of the year, come out, hang with the family, and represent. Meetup will be on the side of the old Michael’s building that is in the shopping strip with Petsmart, AJ Gators etc.
Sat, Mar 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/
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. The TRAACA 2017 Annual Swap Meet promises to be the biggest ever, with extensive advertisement and promotional activities. As one of the only Winter events for car collectors and enthusiasts in the Tidewater area, it attracts a wide variety of customers and vendors. Access to the swap meet is free. Individuals desiring access to the Military Air Museum will need to pay the normal Museum admission fee. One free museum admission will be provided with the purchase of each swap meet space. www.traaca.com
Sat, Mar 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, Mar 11 - 3rd STOP Winter Cruise Tour: presented by East Coast Family, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 3334 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us on the “THIRD STOP” of the Winter Cruise! Morgan’ Customs and 757 Auto Events are hosting your car show at Landstown Commons Shopping Center in Virginia Beach. This is the third leg of our points race, and all participants will recieve points for registration and placing with any awards. “Club participation” will be tracked throughout the 4 show series. Bass Off and Limbo Competition at select shows. Food and drinks will be onsite with access to the great shopping experiences! stay tuned for event specials! $15 Preregistration; $20 “Day of” Registration.
Sat, Mar 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! http://www.carsandcoffeewilliamsburg.com/
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. Sumospeed presents season 3 of Night Moves meets at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. As with last year, 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 2017 we again will have Dj El Capone playing music each night, HobbyTown 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 the above conditions, VBPD will be on hand to address them. We will also be adding a new feature this year, in which you can enter your vehicle into a contest each month, to be our feature vehicle of the month, and win free entry for the night as well as VIP parking on the sidewalk in front of the sportsplex! More details on how to enter soon! We look forward to seeing you out this year! Spread the word!
Fri, Apr 7 - FIRST Smithfield Lions Club 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 pm. Proceeds support Smithfield Lions charity efforts. For further info watch our Facebook page. All years/types of vehicles welcome. Get your cars ready and come on out. Hope to see you out there.
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, 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. Pre-Registration: $20; Day of Show: $25. Contact John Herbert at 757-421-0749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat, Apr 8 - Round 1: A Traphouse, Street Akuma, and Sumospeed gathering, Military Aviation Museum, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. We are hosting our first annual “Round 1” car show at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia Beach. This event will also be a grand send off to Alex Burleigh, founder of Street Akuma, as he ventures out to the west coast. Swing through and bid him farewell. This event will feature: A car show, Food trucks, Live DJ, Local and national vendors, and much more! Pricing: $15.00 for regular patron admission, includes admission to the museum; $20.00 to enter a vehicle into the car show (the registration link will be posted this week) THIS IS A SCREENED SHOW. WE WILL BE SELECTING VEHICLES FOR THE EVENT FROM THOSE THAT REGISTER. YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL YOU ARE ACCEPTED.
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.
CLUB RACING/AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/597697437057931/
Mon-Tue, Apr 10-11 - Audi Club Potomac Chapter Open Track, Test & Tune, Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA. PCC’s annual event for ADVANCED/SOLO Drivers, club racers, and race teams on VIR’s Full Course. This event offers a maximum track exposure of up to four (4) hours per day, advanced class sessions related to high performance driving with an option to request an instructor/coach or bring your own individual coach pending approval. Don’t miss out on expert instruction by Peter Krause, Randy Pobst, andMike Levitas who are currently scheduled. http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/pcc-acna-spring-advanced-open-track-test-tune-virginia-international-721007
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/
Sun, Mar 5 / Championship Autocross #1 / Virginia Motorsports Park https://www.nasaproracing.com/events/2570
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. http://www.tidewatersportscarclub.com/
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 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. www.fsrpca.org
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
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/
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat, Apr 1 / Rebirth Of Langley Speedway: Opening Night, 7 PM. Opening night of our historic speedway…please spread the word and let’s pack this place. Show the love we all been preaching for 16 months!!! Let’s do this!!! :) #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/
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat, 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. http://www.virginiamotorsports.com/drag/
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat, Mar 4 / Opening Day Test & Tune & NHRA Chassis Cert., 10 am - 5 pm.
Sun, Mar 5 / NASA Mid-Atlantic Championship Autocross #1, 8 am - 5 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/
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26 / NASA Mid-Atlantic HPDE & Test days
Sun, Mar 5 / Oval Track Practice, 5 - 8:00 pm, ***FREE ADMISSION*** Come on out and watch the racers prepare for this year’s racing.
Sat, Mar 11 / Oval Track Practice, 5 - 8:00 pm, ***FREE ADMISSION*** Come on out and watch the racers prepare for this year’s racing.
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
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.” http://virnow.com/