Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA

"Guess who's coming to town?!?"


(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)

Tue, Nov 27 - 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 28 - 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 29 - 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 1 - (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!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/115284668486129/

Sat, Dec 8 - (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! http://www.carsandcoffeewilliamsburg.com/

Sat, Dec 8 - Toys 4 Tots RC Race, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, HobbyTown, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 196, Virginia Beach. Join us for the annual Toys 4 Toys RC monster truck race hosted by our friends No Limit R/C of Virginia! The event takes place in the parking lot right out front of the store in the Loehmann's Plaza Virginia Beach shopping center. Event registration starts at 10am and will be held in the HobbyTown trailer next to the RC track. Registration fee: 1 unopened toy valued at $10 or more per vehicle. Racing will begin around 11:30 am. All toys collected at the event will be donated to Toys 4 Tots! Don't have a RC truck yet? We will have an awesome demo RC track setup for anyone to try out! Invite your friends, bring the family, and come have some fun! Want to donate a toy but aren't interested in racing? No problem! Toy donations are welcomed throughout the entire event.

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!

Sat, Dec 15 - December Meet/Cruise/Eat, Old Hampton K-Mart, 1 - 5:00 pm, 210 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton. Old K-Mart parking lot. This is just a temporary meet up location until we can decide on a more permanent meet location. Cruise: Mercury Blvd., (Right on) Jefferson Ave., (Keep straight on) Merrimac Trail, (Stay Left to) 2nd St., (Left on) Page St., (Right on) York St. - Francis St E - W, (Right on) S Boundary St., (Left on) Jamestown Rd., (Cross River) Jamestown Ferry, (Straight on) Hwy 31, (Left on) Hwy 10, (Merge Left to) 258, (Left to) 17 bridge, And we're back home. We can shorten this by half by taking the 64. But we can decide this when we meet and figure out how big the group is going to be.

Sat, Dec 15 - (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, Dec 15 - (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, Dec 15 - 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, Dec 15 - Lucid Nights Cruise In, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, 2328 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton. We have multiple items from Lucid Alliance, as well as your surrounding 757 businesses to raffle off, along with a couple of trophies to hand out, so bring out those canned foods and non-perishables! @HeavinlyTreats will be out there selling goodies for your sweet tooth, and donating a mystery cake for the raffle! This month’s feature is 3MC Car Club VA Beach for showing up and showing out! They took home October’s Most Rep Club trophy, so who’s taking November’s and getting that December feat? We’ll see you there!

Sat, Dec 22 - (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.

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Sat, Dec 1 - 18th Annual Car, Truck & Car Show, Toys for Tots Smithfield, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 928 S Church St., Smithfield. Awesome Car, Truck & Bike Show featuring Santa's arrival by Nightingale Helicopter. Dancing, Music, Food, Kids area, auction and more! Show Car Entry fee $25. Spectators are asked to bring as many new unwrapped toys as you can. Monetary donations accepted.

Sun, Dec 9 - Sounds of the Season Toy Drive and Car Show, Hosted by Sound Wave Customs and 757 Auto Events, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sound Wave Customs, 2700 Avenger Dr., Ste. 111, Virginia Beach. Our 7th 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. SHOW ENTRY: 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 for spectators. Reindeer games for GIFT CARDS, PRIZES, and MORE. Costume contests for holiday themes (People and Cars)! https://toydrive.bigcartel.com/?fbclid=IwAR0dDXchkqZxkF1mumiiJRlq2h83LBMrHPKxV_AW_Gg0CA9wJvItXvLrn1M

Sun, Dec 9 - 44th Annual Boykins Christmas Parade, 3:00 pm, Main St., Boykin. We need classic or crazy cars - No Entry Fee. Line up at the Old Milling Company lot near Tarrara Creek Bridge at 2 pm. Come visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Buck Lassiter Mini Park on Main Street immediately after the parade. Contact Linda at 650-8944 or Audra at 390-1056 to register.

Sat/Sun, Jan 5/6 - Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. The biggest indoor car show in Virginia is back! The event is open to all Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Modern Muscle, and motorcycles. The show is the area's biggest celebration of classic cars and 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s culture. Regional and national celebrities come together for this show every year! There will be music, kid's activities, and fun for everyone! The entry fee includes the driver and one adult passenger. Please check the website at www.vacarshow.com for online registration, entry fees, and other information. Please contact Brad Hoffman at (443) 366-5944 if you need more information. Email: brad@live-wire-media.com

Fri-Sun, Jan 11-13 - 2019 Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach.  If you are an automotive fanatic or looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest car models, this event is for you. The Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association (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. https://hamptonroadsautoshow.com/


Sun, Dec 16 - Winter Battle: Drift Event, Hosted by SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Richmond Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Exciting Driving. This is an open practice layout. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. Drivers will be broken down into 3 group; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level. Drift Games will be held at Lunch. The game can and will vary - Drift Parking, Closest to the Boxes, Big Entry, Tandem Battles, etc. Tech forms will be sent to REGISTERED drivers via email. Tech Basics - Don't have leaking fluids. Don't have missing lugs. Securely mounted seats. All aero present at the time of Tech. Fire Extinguisher on hand. Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! :)  Get ready to learn!  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/nikko-circuit-layout-drift-event-11-18-richmond-raceway-spirit-jp-series-655801?fbclid=IwAR3X69uOnZpnlSwrqMmzvAZxCNQjluuF4yx53c7A4lFZIWZe3t8ZzAQf47g

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): TBD - 2019

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): TBD - 2019

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): TBD - 2019


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 - 1st Annual Snowball Brawl, Stuft Restaurant & Sky4 TV Day of Destruction, Start time of 1 pm. All Tickets just $10!

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

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, Dec 29 / 2018 New Year's Nationals, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Gates open at 9 am, time trials 10 am and eliminations begin at or before 1 pm.

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, Dec 16 / Winter Battle: Drift Event , Hosted by SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/nikko-circuit-layout-drift-event-11-18-richmond-raceway-spirit-jp-series-655801?fbclid=IwAR3X69uOnZpnlSwrqMmzvAZxCNQjluuF4yx53c7A4lFZIWZe3t8ZzAQf47g

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):

Sun, Dec 9 / 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.

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):

Thu-Sun, Nov 22-25 / Thanksgiving Turkey Trot: Big Money Top ET / Super Pro (Thu - Parking Only).

Sat, Dec 1 / Test-n-Tune Finale

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):

Fri, Nov 30 / Holiday Laps (Full course), open to the public from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and benefits the local Salvation Army. No reservations, just first-come first-served. Note this event is an opportunity for the general public to drive their own personal vehicles on VIR's scenic 3.27 mile Full Course.

Sat-Sun, Dec 1-2 / ChampCar 8-Hr Race (North course). www.chumpcar.com

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