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.
Sunday, June 11, 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, Jun 9 - Moonlit Rides, Big Woody’s - Chesapeake Square, 9:00 pm, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Suite 872, Chesapeake. Hosted by Civil Disobedience and Energized Elite. Weekly Meet held on Friday Nights, Come out, be social, represent, and have a good time. Friends, family, and all builds welcome!
Fri, Jun 9 - Cruz Thru and Fish Fry, Shorty’s Diner, 5 - 8:00 pm, 627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. Come join Shorty’s every Friday thru October and check out some of the coolest Hot Rods, Street Cars, Trucks and Bikes in the area. GREAT food, Fresh Fish Fry, and classic Ice Cream treats, along with GREAT people. www.ShortysDinerVA.com. 757-603-6674
Fri, Jun 9 - Let’s Talk Cars cruise-in, 6:00 pm to 30 minutes after dusk, Main Street Shopping Center, 6882 Main St, Gloucester Courthouse. Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers presents Let’s Talk Cars cruise-ins on Friday Nights from April 21 to October 13, 2017. Donations of $1.00 or more are asked to help with MPCC support of local organizations and charities. The cruise-in is open to all makes, models, and years. Weekly Cruiser of the Week trophies will be awarded!
Sat, Jun 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, Jun 10 - Cruise-In night at Landstown Commons, 4 - 8:00 pm, 3334 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, and the Independent Fire Company. Enjoy some time with old friends and see some real nice cars.
Sat, Jun 10 - Suffolk Hardee’s Cruise-In, 4 to 8:00 pm, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday night from March through October. All vehicles are welcome. Come out and bring your family, Let’s talk cars, see old friends and stroll down memory lane. There will be many classic cars & trucks, newer model classics and others. Hope to see you there.
Sat, Jun 10 - The Classic Cruiser’s cruise-in, Coastal Community Church, 5 to 9:00 pm, 101 Village Avenue, Yorktown. Takes place every Saturday night beginning April 22 thru October 14. It is open to all years, all makes, and all models. If it’s cool, bring it. It is only a $2.00 donation to show your vehicle. There is no admission fee for spectators. All cruise-in donations are donated to charity. It is a great place to listen to some great tunes played by our DJs, look at some great rides, see your old friends, and make some new ones. For more information about our club, go to http://www.ccccva.com or Classic Cruisers Car Club on Facebook, or you can contact Allen Hunt 757-868-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org or Blair Armbrister 757-877-4911, email@example.com.
Wed, Jun 13 - Franklin Cruise-In, 5 - 8:00 pm (until sundown), Main Street parking lot, 115 S. Main Street, Franklin. Every Wed thru September 6th. This is a family friendly environment for everyone. Free to all participants and spectators. Free entry to win $3000 in prize money. 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. Free hot dogs at Fred’s restaurant with participating vehicle. 50/50 Raffle drawings. New this year: drawing to win a 2012 Mustang convertible! 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 www.Facebook.com/FranklinCruiseIn.
Wed, Jun 13 - Wacky Wednesday, Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! Oval Drag Racing is back in Hampton VA - Wacky Wednesday Returns to Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway! We will even be doing a Burnout competition! The racing is set to start at 7 pm and gates will open at 6 pm! Make sure to bring your friends and enjoy a great night out in Hampton Roads!
Wed, Jun 13 - 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.
Thu, Jun 14 - Cruise-In Night at Western Branch Dairy Queen, 5:00 pm, 4024 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. Happening every Thursday night through October. Family friendly event has classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars and modern sports cars. 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, Jun 16 - 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, Jun 17 - River Oak C4 Auto Show, River Oak Church, 8:00 - 10:00 am, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Coffee | Cars | Community | Christ ~ The River Oak C4 Auto Show is held the 3rd Saturday of each month during the summer. It features classic cars, motorcycles, & vehicles. It is for all ages, men, women, and children. Donuts and drinks are provided. There is no admission fee.
Sat, Jun 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, Jun 17 - GenRight 4X4 Night, Hotrodders Cafe, 4 - 9:00 pm, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. Come and hang out with some local jeepers and talk about your build along with your upcoming wheeling trips. Oh and the food is always good!
Sat, Jun 24 - (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.
Sat, Jul 1 - (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/
UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC. (scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)
Fri, Jun 16 - Auto Revolutionz Car Show, Vape Xotix III, 7 - 10:00 pm, 4221 Pleasant Valley Rd., Suite 127, Virginia Beach. Calling all MC, AC, and car enthusiasts to come out and join us to support Auto Revolutionz car show! Sponsored by Vape Xotix lll, and hosted by Auto Revolutionz. There will be trophies! Register on site is $15 entree fee for any car to enter the contest!
Sat, Jun 17 - Summer Thunder Fest Car, Truck, & Bike Show, Langley AFB, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Hampton. Open to all cars, trucks, bikes. Must preregister (including MiL ID holders) online by June 7-pay at event $25/vehicle. Awards. Fest also includes live entertainment, basketball tournament, kids activities, exhibits, food & beverage vendors. Spectators free. Summer Thunder Fest page on website (click on car show) includes base rules/regs, registration form, show flyer, & other details. Co-sponsored by Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE) Community Programs and the Classic Cruisers Car Club (CCCC). Info contact Mrs. Ninoshhka Basantes (JBLE) 757-878-3717 Ninoshka.firstname.lastname@example.org, or Don Richter CCCC email@example.com | www.jbleforcesupport.com
Sat, Jun 17 - Fun Ford Series, Virginia Motorsports Park, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA. Fun Ford Series makes its only stop in Virginia on Saturday, June 17 at VMP. The event features all Ford Drag Racing, Car Show, Swap Meet, Car Corral and much more! This year we welcome back the 422 Motorsports Nostalgia Super Stockers, N/T Pill It to Kill It Ford Shootout, Danny O'Days “World’s Fastest Wheelstander and more! The N/T Pill It to Kill It class is a wild bad to the bone class featuring some fast Nitrous cars on radials and small tires. All vehicles at Fun Ford must be Ford bodied or Ford powered.
Sat, Jun 24 - NEW DATE: Southeast Virginia Mustang Club Car Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 3334 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. SEVMC All Makes and Models Car Show. Open to all years, makes and models. Awards to top three in each class. $20 early preregistration* by June 1, 2017. $25 after June 1, 2017. *You can preregister through PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include the make and model of your vehicle). All proceeds will be split 50/50 between two local charities: VBSPCA, a shelter for unwanted or injured animals not only locally but also all along the east coast. PIBHVB, an orphanage in Honduras that helps families and children with special needs.
Tue, Jul 4 - Classic Cruisers Annual 4th of July Car, Truck and Bike Show, Shorty’s Diner, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. Open to all years, makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes. Day of show registration is $10. Registration is from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Top 40 Participant Judged Awards at 3 pm. All money raised goes directly the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters peninsula locations. Good food, good music, Hope to see you there! Email: email@example.com | Web Site: www.ccccva.com
Sat, Jul 8 - Christmas in July Charity Car Show, Hosted by 757 Auto Events, Portsmouth Kroger Marketplace, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 1301 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth. We are joining Santa House of Midtown Portsmouth for a Car Show and Craft Fair at Portsmouth Kroger Marketplace. Family Friendly event with Santa on the scene! The Santa House will be open for Viewing as well. $20 Cars and Trucks, $10 Bikes and Motorcycles ($5 off when you donate an unwrapped new toy at registration), All Makes and Models, Open Class Car Show. Top 30 and 10 Special class awards. Music, Coloring contest, Low Vehicle Limbo contest, and Raffles.
Sat, Jul 15 - Custom Classic Corvette Club 7th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show, Eggleston Services, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 3525 North Military Highway, Norfolk. Open to all makes and models. Pre-Registration $20, Day of Show $25. Registration from 9-11 am. Participants judging for Top 25 and other multiple awards. Awards presented at 1 pm. Raffles with Prizes and 50/50, dash placards for all participants, vendors, crafters, and garage sale. Food and Live Music. Proceeds to The Vetshouse Inc. Contact Richard Blake: 757-270-3656 or Keith Camper: 757-377-2907
Sat, Jul 15 - Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Gloucester Main Street Shopping Center, Gloucester. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your classic vehicle! Registration from 9 am - 12 pm. $15 pre-registration/$20 Day of show. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web Site: www.mpccofgloucester.org
Sat, Jul 22 - Old School 2 New School Charity Car Show, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3334 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. To All Car Show Enthusiasts SpeedLine Elite is back again for our annual Old School to New School charity car show. Our show is open and welcomes all makes and models, anything on wheels Old School to New School! So be sure to mark your car show calendar for Saturday July 22nd 2017. This year we will be at a new location, Landstown Commons in VA beach Va. You’re definitely not gonna want to miss this show! This year we will be doing an Elite 60 and 21 Best of Trophies. If you’ve ever been to one of our shows you know every year is always better than the last and our trophies ?? are always badass and one of a kind. And don’t forget about our many raffle prizes and our 50/50 raffle. Registration at the door is $25, Pre-Registration is $20. http://paypal.me/speedline08
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/
Sat-Sun, Jul 22-23 / Lap Dance: OG Racing HyperDrive™, HPDE1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Racing / 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. http://www.tidewatersportscarclub.com/
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Sat, Jun 17 / Test and Tune / ACU-4 (Little Creek Amphib Base)
Sun, Jun 18 / Autocross #4 / ACU-4
Sun, Jul 16 / Autocross #5 / 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. www.odr-scca.org
Schedule (Date / Event / Location):
Sun, Jul 2 / 4th of July Weekend Solo (Autox) / Pungo Airfield
Sun, Aug 6 / August Solo (Autox) / Pungo Airfield
Sun, Sep 3 / Labor Day Weekend Solo (Autox) / Pungo Airfield
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, Sep 16-17 / Virginia International Raceway
REGIONAL AUTO RACING/MOTORSPORTS
Larry King Law’s 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, Jun 10 / St. Leo University & Mosquito Joe Night, Weekly Racing, 7 pm / MODIFIEDS | GRAND STOCK | SUPER TRUCK | UCAR | LEGEND | BANDOLEROS | ENDURO
Sat, Jul 1 / Virginia Sprint Car Series, w/Fireworks, 7 pm / Virginia Sprint Car Series | Super Street | Super Truck | UCAR | HRKC Wing Champ Karts
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, Jun 10 / Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing: Northern Neck Chevrolet Night. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models (FASTRAK Rules), Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.
Sat, Jun 24 / Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing. See the Victory Lap Pro Late Models (FASTRAK Rules), Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.
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):
Fri, Jun 16 / Street Wars, Test-n-Tune
Sat, Jun 17 / Fun Ford Series, Ford Car & Truck Show Spectacular: All Ford Car Show, Ford Drag Racing, Vendor Midway, Swap Meet & Car Corral
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):
Fri, Jun 9 / Oval Track Practice, 5 - 8:00 pm, ***FREE ADMISSION*** Come on out and watch the racers prepare for tomorrow’s big race.
Sat, Jun 10 / K&N Night at the Races, Gates 4 pm, Green Flag 7 pm. 100 LM, 35 DS, 25 UCAR.
Thu, Jun 22 / Thursday Night Thrills (TNT), Oval Track. Join us on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month! TNT is a new street car racing series on our 4/10ths-mile paved oval: Time Trials (beat the clock on a 1 or 2 lap solo run); Oval Drags (one lap, two lanes, double elimination bracket-racing-style action); Burnout Contest (most smoke/best crowd response wins).
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
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/