Friday, December 22, 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) 

Sat, Dec 23 - (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.

Tue, Dec 26 - 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, Dec 27 - 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, Dec 28 - 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, Dec 30 - Special End Of The Year Cars And Coffee, 9 - 11:00 am, Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Norfolk, VA) 5900 Virginia Beach Blvd., JANAF Shopping Center, Norfolk. Our special edition to celebrate the 5th Saturday of the month. Rat Rods? Mustangs? Minis? Camaros? Show off your vehicle and stick around for some great food. Proceeds from your bill go towards The Joy Fund as long as you let your wait staff know. Please, no burnouts or loud music. 

Fri, Jan 5 - Friday Night Lights, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 3 - 11:00 pm, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us for an all-night drift session starting at 3 pm! Track will be open until at least 11 pm. All drivers must sign in at HobbyTown by 8 pm unless you already have a monthly membership. Entry fee is $10 for the night. Or free if you have a monthly membership. RWD and AWD drift cars are both welcome to slide. All skill levels are welcome too!  Tandem competition will start at 9 pm. Spec tire is Yokomo Asphalt tire. RWD must run these in the rear for tandems. Awards and prizes for the winners! Track lights be go out after the tandem competition. Lighted body will be needed if you want to run after 9:30 pm!  Spread the word and come get sideways!!

Sat, Jan 6 - (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 CafĂ© & 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 13 - (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. 

Sat, Jan 20 - (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/ 

Sun, Jan 21 - Sunday Cars & Coffee VB, La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes, 8 - 11:00 am, 1860 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach. We've had MANY requests for us to add a Sunday gathering date and a later time. Our Sunday gathering hits on both of those requests. $3/car. Come hang out with us and the Java Surf Crew. 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 11 am. https://www.facebook.com/events/178430002741459/

Sun, Jan 21 - Genright 4x4 Meet, Hotrodders Cafe, 12 - 2:00 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!



UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC. 
(scroll down for Club and Regional Motorsports Events) 

Sat, Jan 6 - 2018 Winter Cruise Tour Stop #1, Hosted by 757 Auto Events and East Coast Family Organization, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3334 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. East Coast Family has returned to present you with the 2018 Winter Cruise Tour! Join us on the "FIRST 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 first 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. Landstown Commons and Kite Realty are providing you with the location, Live DJ, and dash plaques to the first 100 entries! They are also providing the flyers to promote the show! Be sure to support the surrounding businesses to show our appreciation. Bass Off managed by Wizard's Fabrication. $10 entry for 2 runs and $5 for additional runs. 4 Class Limbo Competition with awards! Lowest Car, Lowest Convertible, lowest Truck, and Unlimited Class! Food and drinks will be onsite with access to great shopping experiences! stay tuned for event specials! 50-50 and Raffles. Cars and trucks - $16 Preregistration; $20 "Day of" Registration. Bikes and motorcycles - $6 Preregistration; $10 "Day of" Registration. 

Sat-Sun, Jan 6-7 - Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. The biggest indoor car show in Virginia is back! The Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show will return to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, January 2018. The show is the area's biggest celebration of classic cars and 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s culture. Only the best lineup of hand-selected classics, muscle cars, restored cars, classic trucks, pro street cars, custom bikes from the Mid-Atlantic and South East will be there! Regional and national celebrities come together for this show every year! There will be music, kid's activities, and fun for everyone! You can't miss it! Want to have your car in the show? Register at: VACarShow.com


Fri-Sun, Jan 12-14 - 2018 Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach. Sponsored by the Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association. 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. www.hamptonroadsautoshow.com/show-info.html


Sat, Jan 20 - 2018 Winter Cruise Tour Stop #2, Hosted by 757 Auto Events and East Coast Family Organization, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, American Indoor Karting, 2736 N Mall Dr., Virginia Beach.


Sat, Mar 17 - York High School Car Show 2018, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, York High School, 9300 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. The Annual Car Show funds the yearly After-Prom for our graduating class. The event brings folks from miles around and is a great time for everyone.



CLUB RACING/AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY 

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.  www.tidewatersportscarclub.com

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 

TBA 2018


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.  www.nasaracing.net 

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 

TBA 2018


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): 

TBA 2018



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.  www.langley-speedway.com 

Schedule (Date / Event): 

TBA 2018


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).  www.vamotorspeedway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 

TBA 2018


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.  www.virginiamotorsports.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 

TBA 2018


Southside Speedway
12800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA
"The Toughest Short Track in the South," Chesterfield County's favorite family-friendly venue! Locally owned and operated, Southside Speedway has been a fixture in Chesterfield County since 1959. With a paved 1/3 mile oval track located on Genito Road, and featuring races from six different divisions, the speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  www.southsidespeedway.net

Schedule (Date / Event): 

TBA April 2018


Richmond Dragway
1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA  23150
Richmond Dragway is a 1/4 mile International Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag racing facility in Sandston, VA. The site features 130 acres with a full service concession stand, VP Fuel Station, and a 3 story Timing and Scoring tower.  www.richmonddragway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 

TBA 2018


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): 

TBA 2018


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 includes meeting space, hospitality and a full service kitchen and bar.  www.dominionraceway.com

Schedule (Date / Event): 

Sun, Jan 14 / DR Track Attack, 12 - 4 pm / Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99. 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. More info - http://events.dominionraceway.com/trackattack/

Sun, Jan 28 / DR Track Attack, 12 - 4 pm / Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99. 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. More info - http://events.dominionraceway.com/trackattack/


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): 

TBA 2018



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