Thursday, November 1, 2018

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA


(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)

Thu, Nov 1 - 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!

Sun, Nov 4 - [RESCHED] (1st Sat) - Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, hosted by Java Surf, NOW at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 7 - 10:00 am, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach. Due to a scheduling conflict with the Convention Center, we are doing a Sunday event again. December will have us back on Saturdays. Sponsored by American Do It Yourself Garage of Virginia Beach - find them on Facebook. This is an organized but casual gathering of car enthusiasts ($5 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.  Enter Parking lot at 19th & Parks Avenue. Gates open at 6:30. New Food trucks! Fikka Coffee Bar onsite! Quick Walk up Coffee station! Bathrooms onsite! Ample parking for everyone. See everyone bright and early!

Mon, Nov 5 - Weekly Sonic Meet, Hosted by ESCM: Virginia, 7 - 9:00 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. PM us or any of the admins for questions regarding this community! Rules for the event: (Reason for the following 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, Street Syndicate.

Tue, Nov 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 10 - Men's Breakfast and Car Show, hosted by Great Bridge Cruisers, 8:30 - 11:00 am, Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake. Please sign up and join us on Veteran's Day for a free breakfast, lots of fun and salute to honor our Veterans! Show off your favorite ride! Antiques, Classic, Muscle, Modern and Original. Sign up online at or call Judy at (757)-469-7144.

Sat, Nov 10 - (2nd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, at 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, Nov 10 - Sumospeed Night Moves: Food Drive Special, 7 - 10:00 pm, Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Regional Training Center, 2044 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach. Come out and see some awesome local cars, network, eat some food, listen to some music, and partake in the activities we have planned through the year! We do have a cover charge for paved lot parking for the meets, and that price is once again $5.00. There is also a 300+ space gravel parking lot that is free to enter. As always, we do have rules and regulations to keep this meet going successfully, safely, and without issues. They are as follows: No Burnouts; No excessive revving; No excessive music volume or bass; No speeding/racing in the lot; Respect other people's property in the lot; Pick up after yourselves and your pets; No alcohol; No other general jackassery. We do have VBPD on staff for these meets and if necessary, will utilize them to help intervene in situations involving the above criteria, but we hope to not have to and just ask everyone to act like mature adults. We look forward to seeing everyone this season!

Sun, Nov 11 - 2nd Annual Fall Festival and Cruise In, Hotrodders Cafe, 12 - 6:00 pm, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. Join Us for our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival held right here in our Parking Lot. We’ll have a “Cruise-In” with some of The BEST HotRods in the Seven Cities... We’ll have a Silent Auction, and a 50/50 Raffle (*You don’t have to be present to win *), Cake Walk, Face painting, Balloon making, and goodies for the kiddos. All Proceeds raised will go towards our 4th Annual Christmas Dinner with Santa for The local Special needs children and adults in December.

Fri-Sun, Nov 16-18 - 22nd Annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive, Presented by Bud's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, daily 5:30 am - 9:30 pm, Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. FM99 is busy organizing our 22nd Annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive! Help us get a jump-start on this year’s event by shopping at Kroger! They are our grocery store partner for this year’s food and fund drive, so make sure you “Round Up” at the register the next time you’re shopping at Kroger. All funds collected during the “Round Up” will go to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. WHAT TO DONATE: Turkeys, Hams and all of the traditional sides;  Lean Canned Protein – peanut butter, tuna, chicken, turkey, beans; Fruits and Vegetables – canned fruits and vegetables, pasta sauce, 100% fruit juice, fruit preserves, dried fruit; Whole Grains – cereal, pasta, oatmeal, family size box rice, crackers; Meals – soups, stews, boxed meals, canned pasta. Same place as last year, all weekend in the parking lot towards the back of the mall. 

Sat, Nov 17 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Great Bridge, 8 - 10:00 am, Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia. Cars & Coffee Great Bridge is held on the third Saturday of every month at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. Join us for "Car Talk", coffee and a donut or two at the Church from 8 to 10 am.

Sat, Nov 17 - (3rd 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, Nov 17 - GenRight 4x4 Breakfast, Hotrodders Cafe, 10:00 am, 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 109, Chesapeake. A great event to come and hang out with some local jeepers/off-roaders and check out some awesome jeeps, talk about your build, and any upcoming wheeling trips. Oh and the food is always good!

Sat, Nov 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 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.

Sun, Nov 25 - Sumospeed Toy Drive 2018 and Dyno Day, 12 - 5:00 pm, Ramey Racing, 2401 Castleton Commerce Way Unit 104, Virginia Beach. Come on out for our annual toys for tots toy drive and Dyno day! We will have food, music, the Dyno running, and of course be accepting donations all day. There is no charge to attend, but we please ask that you bring something to donate. All donations should be brand new and non gift wrapped. We will have more information on the Dyno portion of the event soon. Thank you!

Sat, Dec 8 - Drive-In Movie: The Polar Express, Hosted by Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation, 4 - 9:00 pm, 21311 Courthouse Hwy., Windsor. Join us for a special Movies in the Park! Isle of Wight County Parks & Recreation will be hosting a drive-in movie featuring "The Polar Express" at Heritage Park Fairgrounds in Windsor. Entrance to the event is FREE and open to the public! Visit with Santa and take a trip on our very own Polar Express train ride. Hot Cocoa and S'mores packs for roasting will be available for purchase. Fun for the whole family! We can't wait to see you then!

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Sat, Nov 3 - Woodside PTSA 1st Annual Car and Bike Show, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Woodside High School, 13450 Woodside Ln., Newport News. Car & bike show hosted by the Woodside High School PTSA. Family friendly event with food trucks, vendors, DJ and giveaways! Awards to the Top 3! Proceeds will assist with senior scholarship , mini class room grants and student sports.

Sat, Nov 3 - Promises Delivered Car Show, Hosted by Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Providence Baptist Church, 3501 Providence Road, Hayes. Come on out and support Helping Hands Mission Camp, a Christ centered, youth focused, multi denominational community service mission for rising 7th graders – 12th graders. Each summer we hold a week long mission camp in Gloucester County, Virginia to help others with home repairs. Youth campers are placed on teams with adult mentors and learn how to do the work necessary to complete their projects. Bake sale, 50/50 raffle, live band, and free hot dogs. No entrance fee, donations accepted. If you got it and want to show it off. Bring it!

Sun, Nov 4 - Tidewater Streeters Toys for Tots Car Show, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Landstown Commons Shopping Center, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Come out and help the Tidewater Streeters collect toys benefiting Toys for Tots. Entry: $20 or a toy valued at $20. Live DJ with DVC Entertainment, 757 Auto Events emceeing, raffles, silent auction, giveaways, games, and Dash Plaques to the first 50! Awards: Top 20, Multiple Specialty Awards, People’s Choice, Coloring Contest. Come on out for a good time!!!

Sat, Nov 10 - Joy Fund Car Show, Hosted by the Mustang Club of Tidewater, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Cavalier Ford at Chesapeake Square, 4019 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake. The Mustang Club of Tidewater is pleased to announce our annual JOY FUND CAR SHOW, benefiting the Virginian Pilot Joy Fund for over 40 years, helping underprivileged families. Registration until noon. FEE: $20 and 2 cans of food, day of show registration. Open to all Makes and Models, car trucks, hotrods, motorcycles. CONTACT: Jeff Brownlee EMAIL: PHONE: 757-676-5145
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Sat, Nov 10 - Shop With A Cop, Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers presents the annual Car & Truck Show and Local Cycle Events presents the 7th Annual Gloucester Restaurant Challenge, 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, 5630 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester. Two great events, one great cause.  Proceeds benefit the Gloucester County Sheriff's Department Shop With a Cop program, so every child can have a merry Christmas! Trophies include Best in Show, Top 3 in GM, Ford, Mopar, Truck, Import, Other and more for a total of over 50 awards. We will also have raffle items, 50/50 & a DJ. Dash plaques presented to the first 75 Registrants. Registration starts at 9 am. Fees, Pre-registration: $15, Day of show: $20. Event is free for spectators. $10 to sample the best of Gloucester's restaurants and vote for your favorite! Check our Facebook page for updates.  |  Web Site:

Sat-Sun, Nov 17-18 - 4th Annual Coastal Virginia Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach. Coastal Virginia Auto Show returns to the Virginia Beach Convention Center! This event is presented by Sinclair Communications and is open to the public. Portion of all proceeds benefit the 'We Promise Foundation' charity and the local Food Bank. 2-Day Indoor Show with custom cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, sponsors, vendors, demonstrations, celebrity appearances, awesome displays, NASCAR Lounge, College Football, and ALL CUSTOM awards. One day registration is $25, and the two day registration is $50 a little bit. Don’t delay, do it today!


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, Nov 10-11 / Fall Finish Line: HPDE 1-2-3-4, Time Trial, Roadracing, OG Racing HyperDrive / Summit Point Raceway (2 mi main circuit),

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Old Dominion Region 
Part of the SCCA's 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):

Sun, Nov 4 / Solo #8 / Pungo

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)

Sun, Nov 11 / Autocross Points Event #9 / Pungo


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. 

Schedule (Date / Event): 

Sat, Dec 8 - The Snowball Brawl, a new Day of Destruction has been added to the schedule! Start time of 1 pm! More details to follow!

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). 

Schedule (Date / Event): TBA - 2019

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. 

Schedule (Date / Event): TBA - 2019

A special thanks to our faithful fans, car owners, drivers, crews, sponsors and track staff – another great race season is in the books. Your continued support is appreciated and important to us and to the sport of racing. We look back on a successful year, but also forward to a big 60th anniversary year for Southside Speedway in 2019. Thank you again, and we’ll see you back at the track next season.

Richmond Dragway
1955 Portugee Rd., Sandston, VA
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. 

Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat-Sun, Nov 3-4 / The VP Racing Fuels 10 Grand Slam features $10,000 to win for Top ET Racers from across the mid-Atlantic.

Sat Nov 10 / Saturday Daytime Test and Tune, 10:00 am

Sat, Nov 17 / Saturday Daytime Test and Tune, and RVA List

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. 

Schedule (Date / Event):

Sun, Nov 18 / VMC Autocross #9,

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. 

Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 3 / Motors for Mutts - Bring the whole family including your four legged child to enjoy Rescue Row, Dog Activities and Demonstrations, Bark Bar, Kids Area, Car Show and Washington’s very own Animal Communicator Diane Roadcap. Visit for more information.

Sun, Nov 11 / DR Track Attack, 1 - 4:00 pm, No Experience Needed! This is a unique beginner-level driving experience designed to familiarize you with our road course and introduce basic high performance driving concepts. It includes classroom instruction with a professional driving coach and several 20-30 minute on track sessions in your car. Sessions feature paced laps for those who just want to experience what it's like on a real road course with no helmets and no passing.

Sun. Nov 18 / Dominion TrackCross #5, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. This is a full-day fast autocross on a twisty section of road course with no cones and no work assignments – rain or shine. It is perfect for those who enjoyed our Track Attack and want to try the next step: wide open track as fast as they can safely drive it against the clock in short bursts. An entry is just $99 in advance or $129 day-of. Registration is limited to 80 cars (two long 40-car-maximum heats in the morning then each group again in the afternoon) so everyone gets plenty of runs.

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. 

Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Nov 3 / Bert Jackson Memorial Race presented by Brown Racing, All enquiries should be forwarded to the Brown Racing facebook page. (Rescheduled from May 26)

Fri-Sun, Nov 9-11 / Fall ET Challenge: $5K Top ET/Super Pro & $2k Footbrake. 

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." 

Schedule (Date / Event):

Thu-Fri, Nov 1-2 / TrackDaze track days (Full course - Thu, Grand course - Fri),

Sat-Sun, Nov 3-4 / Audi Club of North America HPDE (Full course),

Mon, Nov 5 / Performance Driving Experience (Full course),

Sat-Sun, Nov 10-11 / Track Club USA (Full course),

Fri-Sun, Nov 16-18 / Carolinas Region PCA (Full course),

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