Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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, Dec 4 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!
Thu, Dec 5 - Mini-Z Racing, 5 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Get in on the action most every Sunday and Thursday during December at HobbyTown! We turn our activity room into a custom scale race 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 racers, better your skills, and have fun! For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.
Fri, Dec 6 - Informal Cruise-In, 5:00 pm, Revolution Golf & Grille, 1430 High St., Suite 706, Williamsburg. An informal cruise-in starting at Revolution Golf & Grille on High Street in Williamsburg. The cruise will start at 5:00 and end whenever. This will be a regular Friday occurrence as long as weather permits.
Sat, Dec 7 - (1st Sat) Cars and Coffee Virginia Beach, 7 - 10:00 am, hosted by Java Surf, NOW at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 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. 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 7 - Toys for Tots RC Race, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Join us right out in front of HobbyTown VB for the annual No Limit RC of Virginia Toys for Tots charity race! Event registration kicks off at 10 am on event day and racing starts at 12 pm. Racing classes are as follows: Young Guns (any vehicle allowed), Short Course, Electric 4x4, Nitro 4x4, Pro Mod, 2.2 Solid Axle, Retro. Entry fee per vehicle is one new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. All toys collected during registration will then be donated to Toys for Tots. We are hoping to donate over 100 new toys this year! Along with the racing event, we will have a demo remote controlled truck track set up. Kids and parents will be able to drive some of the most popular RC trucks on the market around our demo course. Demo track will be open from 11am - 2pm. Plus there will be prizes and giveaways throughout the event for all attendees. Bring the whole family and come have some fun while supporting a great cause!
Sat, Dec 7 - 2019 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 2 - 4:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday. Get those hot rods out and come see some cool cars and have a great time hanging out with friends. If it's cold, we hangout inside.
Sat, Dec 7 - Fort Monroe Saturday Night Cruise In, 6 - 10:00 pm, Hosted by Barney’s Auto Repair, at The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery parking lot, 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe, Hampton. Weekly Saturday Night Cruise In at Fort Monroe. All makes and models welcome. Hot rods, classics, exotics, cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Come out and enjoy some great craft beer over at Oozlefinch and checkout some cars. As always, a family friendly environment. Large lot, plenty of parking.
Sun, Dec 8 - Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 12 - 4:00 pm, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Suffolk BBQ at the Suffolk Executive Airport is now doing it on the 2nd and 4th Sunday through the winter months, weather permitting. So come on out if the weather's good, we'll be there. BBQ at the airport will be open, covered patio, large menu beer and wine selection also. Come check it out. Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Sun, Dec 8 - Mini-Z Racing, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Get in on the action most every Sunday and Thursday during December at HobbyTown! We turn our activity room into a custom scale race 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 racers, better your skills, and have fun! For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.
Sun, Dec 8 - Sunday Slides, 12 - 5:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Sunday afternoon for indoor RC Drifting. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!
Sun, Dec 8 - Weekly Meet, 1 - 3:30 pm, Hosted by Day Grooves, Hardee's, 7007 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Gloucester Courthouse. Weekly car meet. All vehicles welcome! Next to Hardee's in Gloucester Courthouse.
Sun, Dec 8 - Cruise-In every Sunday, 4 - 7:00 pm, Hosted by Fatboy's Grill & Steamshack, 15042 Carrollton Boulevard, Carrollton. Come on out every Sunday to see some of the coolest cars around! Bring your own car or truck, Ford, GM, MOPAR, any year, make, or model!
Tue, Dec 10 - Cruise In, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Which Wich "Superior Sandwiches", 1011 University Blvd., Harbor View, Suffolk. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. 10% discount to Rod drivers.
Wed, Dec 11 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday for indoor RC Drift Night. Event is always free and all skill levels are welcome. The perfect chance to meet fellow RC drifters, better your drifting skills, and have fun!
Thu, Dec 12 - Mini-Z Racing, 5 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown USA Virginia Beach VA, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 196, Virginia Beach. Get in on the action most every Sunday and Thursday during December at HobbyTown! We turn our activity room into a custom scale race 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 racers, better your skills, and have fun! For info, call the store at (757) 306-4760.
Sat, Dec 21 - Cars & Coffee Great Bridge (3rd Saturday), 8 - 10:00 am, Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake. Cars & Coffee in Great Bridge is a gathering of car enthusiasts the third Saturday each month from 8-10 am to talk cars and share a cup of coffee at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. We hope you’ll join us!
Sat, Dec 21 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 8 - 10:00 am, London Company Coffee & Tea, 1222 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. We are delighted to announce a new venue for our monthly gatherings. It will be at the London Company Coffee & Tea next to the Food Lion on the corner of Monticello and Richmond Roads in Williamsburg among the Midtown Row stores. Their coffee is outstanding and there is a great selection of iced concoctions as well!
Sat, Dec 21 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Newport News, 9 - 11:00 am, Village Square Shopping Center, 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 21 - GenRight 4x4 Meet-up, 10:00 am, Hotrodders Cafe, 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 21 - Pints & Pistons Meet #3, 1 - 6:00 pm, Hosted by Sumospeed and The Garage Brewery, 1011 Eden Way N, Chesapeake. Come check out some awesome cars, eat some delicious food from a local food truck, and of course some outstanding beer from the Garage Brewery, the gracious hosts of this event. For December, everyone needs to remain on the patio or inside the building as there is a limit on the permits they can have through the year to allow people to drink in the lot, so please respect that. Also, for December, we will be running a pet supply drive! Any donations will be rewarded with a 10% coupon for the brewery so bring something! we'll have more information on that soon! Finally, please respect the property of the venue by acting like adults and cleaning up after yourselves in the lot. see everyone on the 21st!
Sat, Dec 28 - 2019 River Oak C4 Cruise-In, 8 - 9:30 am, Hosted by the men of River Oak Church, 255 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Join the monthly gathering happening the 4th Saturday every month at River Oak Church. Owners and lookers welcome, it’s all free – free to show, free to look, free to eat, (donuts & coffee). Nothing fancy; talk cars, show off your ride and meet other’s that share the same love. All rides are welcome – imports, exotic, trucks, bikes (any vintage, old or new), tractors, customs, tuners, off-road, whatever! We start early, (8 am), and we end early, (9:30 am), before the heat of the day, so you have plenty of your Saturday left to do other shows, polish off your honey-do list, or do whatever you do in the summertime when the weather is hot.
Sat, Dec 28 - Rides and Coffee Virginia Beach, 8 - 11:00 am, Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd., Suite #772, Virginia Beach. Our Famous Rides & Coffee event takes place the last Saturday of every month! Always show up early for a good spot and be prepared to kick off your weekend like a Boss! So who's ready to represent in beautiful VA weather with the baddest Car care supplier in North America? LIVE DEMOS - Raffles - SALES! - Coffee - Donuts. TAG EVERYONE: Car Clubs, Bike Clubs, Truck Clubs are ALWAYS WELCOME!
Sat, Dec 28 - (4th Sat) Cars & Coffee Norfolk, 9 - 11:00 am, Norfolk Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 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, Dec 28 - Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We will have Firehouse coffee out serving up some local brew, Modded performance Tuning and Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson sponsoring the event. As always, this event is open to all vehicles, people, and pets. Come out and show off your ride, and meet some like-minded people.
UPCOMING CAR SHOWS, ETC.
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Sat, Dec 7 - 19th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show, Toys for Tots Smithfield, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Hosted by Smithfield Auto Center 928 S. Church St., Smithfield. This show was such a blast last year!! Bring your kids and something special to donate for Toys for Tots! Such a great event for the family! Santa scheduled to arrive by Nightingale Helicopter around noon. Vendors, Music, Food & FUN! Please bring toys & as many people as you can. Stay tuned for more details on the show, registration, awards and special guest.
Sat, Dec 7 - Team Sumospeed Toy Drive 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Hosted by Rent A Lift, 3490 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk. Please bring brand new, unopened, non gift wrapped toys to benefit the less fortunate this upcoming holiday season! More information coming soon!
Sun, Dec 8 - Sounds of the Season Toy Drive and Car Show 2019, 10:00 am 3:00 pm, Hosted by 757 Auto Events and Sound Wave Customs, 2700 Avenger Dr., Ste 111, Virginia Beach. Our 8th 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 for car show or Bass Off: Toys worth $20 or more, $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)!
Mon, Dec 9 - Car & Bike Show for CHKD, 8:00 pm, Hosted by Longshots Billiards and Darts, 1125 S. Military Hwy., Chesapeake. Car / Bike Show to benefit for CHKD. $20 entry. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. DJ/Karaoke, Pool tourney, Buffet.
Sat/Sun, Jan 4/5 - Virginia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, Modern Muscle, Tuners, Exotics, Classics, Kids Activities, Trophies, Judging, Club Parking, Jeeps, Trucks, DJs, Family Friendly, and Much More! Get your car out of hibernation... the biggest indoor car show in Virginia is back! The VA Car Show will return to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, January 4th and 5th 2020. 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? Registeration will open October at VACarShow.com Spots are very limited, so please don't wait!
Fri-Sun, Jan 10-12 - 2020 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/
CLUB RACING/AUTO CROSS(AX, or SOLO)/HI-PERF DRIVERS EDUCATION(HPDE)/TIME TRIALS/ROAD RALLY
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): TBA 2020
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 regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.
Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA 2020
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): TBA 2020
SPIRIT.jp Drifting Series
Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond
Drifting was born in the mountains of Japan where skill and style were blended into an aggressive show of speed and car control.
Schedule (Date / Event):
Sat, Dec 14 / Skid Pad Sessions #2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 1 on 1 instruction will have one of our Advanced Instructors sitting side by side with you, coaching you through each phase of learning. A classroom session will also be a new addition to this event, focusing on teaching you the fundamentals of what you need to know starting off, such as; tire pressures, how to choose the right tire, suspension setup, throttle control, how to initiate drift with various techniques, Q&A and much more! THIS is the go-to event for learning to DRIFT and if you are new to the sport, we strongly recommend starting off with a SKID PASS SESSIONS event! Let's develop you into the driver you hope to be, and have a ton of fun while doing so! Driver spots are capped at 25 for maximum seat time. Pre-register by heading over to www.msreg.com/SKIDPADSESSIONS1 Let's ENJOY DRIFT TOGETHER!
Sun, Dec 15 / Soukoukai Practice Drift Event #5, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Exciting Driving! Drivers will be broken down into 4 group; Novice, Novice 2, Intermediate and Advanced. Driver's will be bumped up or down depending on skill level shown during the morning sessions. 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, but will be 100% focused on you displaying your progression! https://www.spiritjpdriftseries.com/rules-1 Most importantly, prepare to have fun, and drive so much you'll be exhausted! :) Get ready to learn! SPECTATORS WELCOME! $10 adults, $5 kids and under 3 is free! Pet friendly, but please pick up after them! TICKETS available the day of at the registration tent!
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.
Schedule (Date / Event): Weekly Saturday Racing - Gates open at 2:00 pm, Qualifying at 4:30 pm, Racing starts at 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 7 / 2nd Annual Snowball Brawl, 1 - 5:00 pm. The 2019 season isn't over yet! The Snowball Brawl makes its return with some holiday season destruction!
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): Competitor Gates Open, 3 pm; Spectator Gates Open, 5 pm; Drivers Meeting, 5:45 pm; Hot Lap Qualifying, 6:30 pm; Driver Registration / Pit Pass Window Closes, 6:30 pm; Racing, 8 pm.
2019 Season is a wrap!
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 including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Wrapped up our 60th anniversary year!
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.
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Sat, Dec 28 / New Year's Nationals, 9:00 am - 6:00 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): TBA
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, Dec 7 / NASCAR Open Practice, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Watch NASCAR open practice as teams prepare for racing! After practice, the pits are open to all spectators so you can check out the cars and meet the racers. Spectators $5, includes spectator entrance to our 118 Bar & Grill too!
Sun, Dec 8 / Holiday Laps, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Holiday Laps on our 2-mile road course and the 4/10 mile banked oval track. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to ChildHelp.
Sun, Dec 8 / DR Track Attack, 1-4 pm. Track Attack is a safe, constructive, and fun experience that only costs $99 in advance or $119 at-track. 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.
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 2020
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."
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Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8 / ChampCar 8+7 Enduros (North Course). https://champcar.org/
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