Wednesday, November 1, 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)
Wed, Nov 1 - Slot Car Racing, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 6 - 8:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. It's race time! Join us every Wednesday for slot car racing on our computerized 1/32nd scale slot car track. Just bring out your own car and controller and have some fun! Event is free and open to all skill levels.
Thu, Nov 2 - RC Drift Night, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4 - 7:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Join us every Tuesday & Thursday for indoor RC Drift Night! We turn our activity room into a 1/10th scale drift track. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Track layout is different each time making it always fun and challenging. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!
Sat, Nov 4 - (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, hosted by Java Surf, La Promenade Shops, 6 - 9:00 am, 1860 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach. Sponsored by American Do It Yourself Garage of Virginia Beach - find them on Facebook . 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, Nov 4 - Hampton Chapter Can Food Drive, Hosted by Flawless Empire Auto Club, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sears (Hampton, VA), 100 Newmarket Fair Mall, Hampton. All of the donations will go to needy people in our community. Come out and support, every can helps and is greatly appreciated.
Sun, Nov 5 - Sunday Cruise-in, Hosted by The Mustang and Ford Association of Virginia, 4:00 pm, Farm Fresh, 230 E Little Creek Rd in Norfolk. *Please note the start/end time change-moved up to 4 pm. Weekly cruise-in at the Farm Fresh near Wards Corner on Little Creek Road in Norfolk. All makes and models are welcome! This is a free event! Please be respectful- no burnouts, excessive revving or littering. Those who do not comply will not be allowed to come back. This is a fun family-oriented event, so come out and have a great time!
Mon, Nov 6 - Weekly Sonic Meet, Hosted by Eat Sleep Car Meet Norfolk, 7:00 pm, Sonic Drive-In, 1093 Military Highway, Norfolk. Don't have a car? No problem we still would love to have you! The more people we have the better the outcome! Do you have an Xbox or PlayStation? We race in Forza Horizon 3! REPRESENT THE MOVEMENT. Rules for the event: (Reason for these rules - We treat this group professionally and want to positively reflect our sponsors and the people who back us) No revving, No burnouts, No loud music, Please leave the meet cleaner than you found it, we want to keep the location, We do NOT condone street racing, We do NOT condone illegal activity, We do NOT condone hate towards any individual based on race, religion, culture or any other demographic, We do NOT condone any actions made by members in their personal social media whether it be Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, ETC. If any of these rules/laws are violated you will be asked to leave group and will not be approved to represent the group in any way. Proudly supported by: Meek Nation
Tue, Nov 7 - RC Drift Night, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4 - 7:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Join us every Tuesday & Thursday for indoor RC Drift Night! We turn our activity room into a 1/10th scale drift track. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Track layout is different each time making it always fun and challenging. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!
Wed, Nov 8 - Slot Car Racing, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 6 - 8:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. It's race time! Join us every Wednesday for slot car racing on our computerized 1/32nd scale slot car track. Just bring out your own car and controller and have some fun! Event is free and open to all skill levels.
Thu, Nov 9 - RC Drift Night, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4 - 7:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Join us every Tuesday & Thursday for indoor RC Drift Night! We turn our activity room into a 1/10th scale drift track. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Track layout is different each time making it always fun and challenging. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!
Fri-Sun, Nov 10-12 - Fall Slide Jam and Competition, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us for 3 days of non-stop sliding at Virginia's premier indoor RC drift track! All 1/10th RWD and AWD drift vehicles are welcome. Event Schedule is as follows: Fri, Nov 10th - Track opens at 3 pm, Open practice until 8 pm (Track closing time might be extended on Friday); Sat, Nov 11th - Track opens at 10 am, Open practice from 10 am until 3 pm, Body competition judging at 3:15 pm, Tandem brackets start at 4 pm, Awards ceremony at conclusion of tandem competition, Then open track for non-stop sliding; Sun, Nov 12th - Track open from 12-5 pm for tandem trains, grudge matches, and non-stop drifting. Entry fee for the track is $10 per day. Or $20 for a 3 day weekend pass if purchased on Friday. No extra fees to enter any of the drifting events. No extra entry charge for monthly members.
Sat, Nov 11 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, Village Square Shopping Center, 9 - 11:00 am, 5007 Victory Blvd., Yorktown. Car enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome! Family friendly. 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. Note: Coffee and tables available at Uno on the patio. Rainout date is always the next Sunday with good weather. Please follow this short, but strongly enforced set of rules: No revving, no Burnouts, no loud music, no parking in loading/fire zones, no double parking. Please be respectful of everyone most of all.
Fri, Nov 11 - Night Moves 2017 Meets & Food Drive, Hosted by Sumospeed, 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, this month sponsored by Rent A Lift. 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. We'll have Dj El Capone playing music, 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 look forward to seeing you out this year! Spread the word!
Sat, Nov 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, Nov 18 - GenRight 4x4 Breakfast, Hotrodders Cafe, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. Come and hang out with some local jeepers and talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh and the food is always good!
Sat, Nov 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 vehicle (Cars, motorcycle, or bicycle) out to Uno's in Norfolk on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. Proceeds from all your food and beverage purchases bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Meetup starts at 9 am. Suggestions, ideas and all cars are welcome! Please, no burnouts or loud music. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge.
UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.
(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events)
Sun, Nov 5 - RAIN DATE: ALL VW Show & Shine plus Open House at the Bug House, Hosted by Volkswagen Club Of Tidewater (VCOT81), 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5024 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach. ALL VW Show & Shine plus Open House @ the Bug House to benefit Toys for Tots! Drive it, Push it, Tow it - as long as it is a VW please bring it to the Show. All VW Enthusiasts welcome to help out a GREAT Charity! Sorry, NO Pre-Registration. $20 Registration or $15 Registration plus a NEW Toy (spectators FREE). Registration: 9 am - 12:30 pm; Awards: 2:30 pm. Dash Magnets & 50/50 Drawing (tickets 2/$1 or $10 Head-to-Toe). Not a VW owner ? Please do not let that stop you from supporting a GREAT Charity ! Let's work together and help children have a nice Christmas during these tough economic times. Please help out Toys For Tots by bringing any NEW Toy or CASH Donation ! Don't miss your opportunity to help raise money and vote for your favorite 5 Volkswagens! More Info: Ty Ryan 757-761-3568 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Crawford 757-404-3846 / email@example.com
Sat, Nov 11 - Great Bridge Cruisers 2017 Inaugural Car Show, Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 8:30 am - 11:00 am, 333 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake. Car Show is coming to GBPC! If you have an antique, classic, muscle, modern, or original car/truck you would like to display at our car show November 11th, please contact Pastor Ralph: firstname.lastname@example.org. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Join us! Sign up online. For more information: 757-547-4706 |www.gbpres.org/event/car-show/?instance_id=2794
Sat, Nov 11 - Mustang Club of Tidewater Joy Fund Car Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Cavalier Ford, 4021 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. Open to all makes and models. Registration: $20 plus 2 cans of food. Proceeds benefit Virginian Pilot's Joy Fund Charity. Contact Doug Sample at 1-757-880-1660.
Sat, Nov 11 - Shop With a Cop Car Truck & Bike Show and Annual Restaurant Challenge, hosted by Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers, 10:00 am - 3;00 pm, 5630 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Gloucester. Two events, one great cause. The Shop With A Cop Car Truck & Motorcycle show and 5th annual Gloucester Restaurant Challenge returns to the former site of Page Middle School. Come out and support this outstanding cause! Once again there will be the annual cook-off! Registration from 9 am - 12 pm. $15 pre-registration/$20 Day of show. Email: email@example.com | www.mpccofgloucester.org For more information on the 5th annual Gloucester Restaurant Challenge contact Jake Forehand at LocalCycleEvents.com
Fri-Sun, Nov 17-19 - 3rd Annual Coastal Virginia Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center. Open to all makes and models. Vehicles must be delivered to the convention center with less than 1/4 tank of gas, no exceptions! Vehicles must be parked in the convention center thru Sunday 6 pm. Registration: please go to http://cvautoshow.com/ to view prices for pre-registration and day of registration fees. Prices range from $20 - $55. For more information call Jeanette Robinson at 757-222-2932.
Sat, Dec 2 - 17th Annual Toys For Tots Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Smithfield Auto and Truck Center, 928 S. Church Street, Smithfield. Come join us for our 17th Annual Toys for Tots Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show on December 2, 2017. There will be live entertainment, door prizes, food, and vendors. Also on display will be Rusty Wallace's #2 Miller Genuine Draft Race Car. Pre-registration by November 25 is $20.00. Registration day of show is $25.00. Awards will be at 2:30. There will be 45 awards that include "Best In" categories, Top 25, and Best Christmas Decorations. Also, Santa will be arriving around noon by Nightingale.
Sun, Dec 10 - Sounds of the Season Toy Drive, hosted by 757 Auto Events, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sound Wave Customs, 2700 Avenger Drive, Suite 111, Virginia Beach. Our 6th annual toy drive returns to Sound Wave Customs with a static car show hosted by Santa Claus! 50-50 Raffle. All cash will be turned into toys and donated for children in need. Pre-register for show or Bass Off $15; Day of admission show or Bass Off $15 with toy, $20 without toy. We will have food and drinks included with registration, or purchase a wristband @ $3.00 for spectators. Reindeer games for GIFT CARDS, PRIZES, and MORE. Costume contests for holiday themes (People and Cars)! https://www.facebook.com/events/1776375219320989/?active_tab=about | http://toydrive.bigcartel.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):
Sat-Sun, Nov 11-12 - FALL FINALE [on new pavement!]: HPDE1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Touring Laps / Summit Point Raceway (2.0mi main circuit)
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):
Sun, Nov 19 / Autocross #9 / Pungo Airfield
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region
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, Nov 5 / Fall Back Solo (Autox) / Pungo Airfield
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):
Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway
4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA
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):
Virginia Motorsports Park
Dinwiddie, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA
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, Nov 4 / Brown Racing Fall Shakedown, CCRA Stock & Super Stock
Sun, Nov 5 / CCRA Stock & Super Stock, Test-n-Tune
Fri-Sun, Nov 10-12 / Fall ET Challenge (5k Top / 2k Mod)
Sat, Nov 18 / Test-n-Tune
Thu-Sun, Nov 23-26 / Turkey Trot BIG $$$ Top ET Race
Dominion Raceway & Entertainment
Exit 118 I-95, 6501 Dominion Raceway Ave., Woodford, VA
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):
Wed, Nov 1 / DR Street Racers Association, 6 - 10:00 pm, The DR Street Racers Association is open to any car with a valid inspection, current Registration and DOT tires ONLY. Start on a “Heads Up” Sportsman Tree and then brag about who was first to the line. $20 to race and only $5 to watch! Gates open at 5 and the first race is at 6 pm.
Fri, Nov 3 / DR Street Racers Association, 6 - 10:00 pm, The DR Street Racers Association is open to any car with a valid inspection, current Registration and DOT tires ONLY. Start on a “Heads Up” Sportsman Tree and then brag about who was first to the line. $20 to race and only $5 to watch! Gates open at 5 and the first race is at 6 pm.
Sat, Nov 4 / Inaugural Dominion Raceway Swap Meet, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun, Nov 12 / DR Track Attack, Road Course, 8 - 11:00 am / Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99 for a Friday evening, where you get three sessions on our 2 mile, 12 turn road course. No helmet is required and almost any street-legal car, truck, or SUV can be used - rain or shine! It's a great starting point before signing up for a faster road course offering like TrackCross or HPDRE. Registration is limited to 20 cars per event, so please sign up ASAP.
Richmond International Raceway (RIR)
600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA
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. www.rir.com
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat, Nov 11 / Tire Rack Street Survival, Hosted by Blue Ridge BMW CCA, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm / https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/register.trss/
Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA
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/
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sun, Nov 19 / Virginia Motorsports Club Autocross #9 / http://www.vmsc.org/
Sat-Sun, Nov 4-5 / Audi Club HPDE (full course) / www.audiclubna.org
Sat-Sun, Nov 11-12 / Track Club USA, and Team Shelby (full course) / www.trackclubusa.com
Fri-Sun, Nov 17-19 / Carolinas Region PCA HPDE (full course) / www.carolinas-pca.com
Sat-Sun, Nov 18-19 / Teen Driving Solutions (pad & patriot course) / www.teendrivingsolutions.org
Fri, Dec 1 / Holiday Laps for Charity, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (full course) / https://www.facebook.com/events/130077244315578/
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