Friday, December 21, 2018

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater Virginia


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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.

Wed, Dec 26 - 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 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!

Sat, Dec 29 - (5th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk-End of the Year Special, 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.

Sat, Jan 5 - (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. 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!

Sat, Jan 12 - (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, Jan 19 - (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, Jan 19 - (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, Jan 19 - 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, Jan 19 - January Meet/Cruise/Eat, 12:00 pm, 210 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton. Meet at 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.

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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 for online registration, entry fees, and other information. Please contact Brad Hoffman at (443) 366-5944 if you need more information. Email:

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.

Sat, Jan 26 - 2019 Winter Cruise Tour Stop #1, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 5900 Virginia Beach Blvd., Janaf Shopping Center, Norfolk. East Coast Family Organization has returned to present you with the Winter Cruise Tour! Join us on the "FIRST STOP" of the Winter Cruise! Altered Suspension and PicturePerfect Carz N Truckz are hosting your car show at the Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Janaf Crossing Shopping Center. This is the First stop for 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. Bass Off managed by Wizard Fabrications. $15 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 available onsite! 50-50 and Tons of Raffles. Registration: Cars and trucks, $16 Preregistration, $20 "Day of" Registration; Bikes and motorcycles, $11 Preregistration, $15 "Day of" Registration.

Save the Dates - East Coast Family and 757 Auto Events presents Winter Cruise Tour 2019: 2nd Stop, Feb 9; 3rd Stop, Feb 23; 4th Stop, Mar 9; WinterFest Finale, Mar 23. "Club participation" will be tracked throughout the 4 show series, and will be recognized at the Finale, as well as our Series Champions!


Sat, Jan 5 - Beginner Clinic, Hosted by Drifting Series, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm, Richmond Raceway, 1234 Race Dr., Richmond. Beginner Clinic - Learn the BASICS! Donuts, to figure 8's, to learning on the main course. Suspension settings, tire pressures, what to do, how to progress, everything you need to know! In-car Instructors, Classroom Instruction, 1 on 1, 15 Driver Cap for maximum learning. $250.

Sun, Jan 20 - Frozen Roulette: Drift Event, Hosted by Drifting Series, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Richmond Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Exciting 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. This is an open practice layout. Maximum seat time and aggressive style driving. 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!

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): TBA - 2019

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):

Sat, Jan 5 / Beginner Clinic, Hosted by Drifting Series, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Sun, Jan 20 - Frozen Roulette: Drift Event, Hosted by Drifting Series, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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, Jan 6 / 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): TBA - 2019

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): TBA - 2019

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