Monday, February 8, 2021

Local Car Happenings for Tidewater VA




(scroll down for Car Shows and Motorsports Events)

Wed, Feb 10 - RC Drift Night, 4 - 8:00 pm, HobbyTown Scaletopia RC Drift Lounge, 12761 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday 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!

Wed, Feb 10 - Doumar's Weekly Cruise in, 7 - 9:00 pm, Hosted by The Mustang and Ford Association of Virginia, Doumar's Cones & Barbecue, 1919 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. We are going back to Doumar’s, all are invited! Please join us for some cars at a weekly cruise-in every Wednesday night. They are open during these hours, so enjoy all the great eats and drinks they provide, including their amazing ice cream and handmade cones! Be kind, clean up after yourselves, no excessive revving, and no burnouts and do not speed off when leaving their parking lot. Please, social distancing and masks are recommended.

Fri, Feb 12 - Friday Night Hardee's Cruise-Ins, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's at 7007 George Washington Hwy (Route 17), Gloucester. We will be having Friday Night Cruise-ins from 4-8 pm. At this time, the restaurant is open for take-out orders only. Come on out and see some cool cars and hang out with other car folks.

Sat, Feb 13 - Cars and Coffee, 7 - 9:00 am, Hosted by Tidewater Mopar Club TMC, Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe, next to the Old VB Farmer's Market, 3600 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. The Bakery may or mayn't have Coffee so it is advised to bring your own.

Sat, Feb 13 - (2nd 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, Feb 13 - Birthday Parade (Maykayla's 16th), 2:30 pm, Northern Shores Elementary School, 6701 Respass Beach Rd., Suffolk. Join us and the entire community in celebrating Maykayla's 16th Birthday with a Parade of Cars. Bring what you got, everyone is invited. Doesn't matter if you have a Car, Truck, Jeep, Go-Cart, Scooter, or even Roller Blades, come out and join us.

Sat, Feb 13 - 2021 Suffolk Hardee's Weekly Cruise In, 4 - 8:00 pm, Hardee's Drive-In, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk. Every Saturday Weekly gathering of car enthusiasts at Hardee's in Suffolk. 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.

Sun, Feb 14 - Wicked Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wicked Stitching, 6701 Ruritan Blvd., Suffolk. Come on out for a good time talking cars with great people and enjoy our complimentary coffee and doughnuts. 50/50 raffle and a good time seeing some badass rides. This will take place on the second Sunday of every month. So, mark your calendar and see you then!

Sun, Feb 14 - 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, Feb 14 - Sunday Cruise-In at Suffolk Executive Airport, 1 - 4:00 pm, Suffolk BBQ, 1550 Airport Rd, Suffolk. Weather permitting. We are starting our Sunday Cruise-Ins, 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. The restaurant is open with limited seating inside and the patio is open for outside dining. There will be music by DJ Big Al (better know as Alan Sims to some of you). Come on out and bring your car, hang out with friends, and eat some good food. Hope you can make it out there. 

Sun, Feb 14 - Sonic Cruise-In, 1 - 4:00 pm, Sonic Drive-In, 13450 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton. Cruise-In 2nd and 4th Sundays. Come out to network and fellowship! The event is FREE! Sonic will have 20% off on all food and drinks there will also be a 50/50 raffle as well! Hope to see everyone there with big smiling faces and having a great time.

Sat, Feb 20 - (3rd Sat) Cars & Coffee Williamsburg, 9 - 11:30 am, The Tipsy Beans Café ( ), 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. C & C Williamsburg is an informal gathering of people with a passion for automobiles. This venue along with the great coffee and treats at The Tipsy Beans Cafe is a winning combination and we look forward to meeting there the third Saturday of every month from 9-11:30 am. As always please exercise the proper health protocols with face coverings and social distancing. We look forward to seeing you. Until then be safe and happy motoriing!

Sat, Feb 20 - 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, Feb 20 - Sumospeed Pop Up Meet, 1:00 pmk, Coastal RC Indoor Speedway & Hobbies, 2425 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Music by BOISEY, Bites from UMAMI DOGS, Pics by CHOPS CREATIVE. Help Keep the Lot clean. Please act in a mature fashion.

Sat, Feb 27 - 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 others 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, Feb 27 - 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, Feb 27 - (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, Feb 27 - (4th Sat) Yorktown Cars and Coffee, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown. We are finally back! Yorktown Cars and Coffee Saturday cruise-ins are back starting saturday November 28th, 2020. We will resume on theth Saturday of every month, and 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.

Sat, Mar 6 - (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.noclick_com/groups/115284668486129/

Sun, Mar 7 - Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Tractor Cruise in, 2 - 8:00 pm, Hosted by Farmer’s Table, 13416 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield. We welcome all Classic Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Tractors! Bring the kids , young and old! We will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the needy in Isle of Wight. For outdoor dining, Tailgate, or curbside call 757-357-1717. View our menu on the website and order online at


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Sat, Mar 20 - Winterfest 2021: Car Show, Bass Off, Pin-Up, & Food Truck Rodeo! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth. Hosted by: 757 Auto Events, ClearShine Virginia, Hepcat Honeys, MONTY HILL RACING, Bayside Harley-Davidson. Get situated for the show season as we say goodbye to the cold! PIN-UP CONTEST Hosted by Hepcat Honeys.  Charity benefactor - Technical Training Scholarship Fund. Games, Coloring Contest, Cracker Stack Challenge, Moon Pie Challenge.

Sat, Mar 20 - York High School Annual Car Show, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, York High School, 9300 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown.The Annual Car Show to benefit the Class of 2021 is on! We can't wait to have everyone back. Awards for Top 50 with special awards. Come together, park together. Concessions available. March 20, 2021 from 11 to 2. $15 early bird special. $20 on-site. Paid registration gets you peer ballot. Door prizes all day.  Email:  Web Site:

Sat, Mar 27 - 3rd Annual George E Smith Memorial Car Show, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3300 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us as we celebrate the memory of a local car enthusiast who passed away December 28, 2018. George was a vital part of the Landstown Cruise-Ins, and we are proud to remember him with an annual event. George also served on the board of the Beachcomber Corvette Club served as the president if the Car Club Council of Hampton Roads. This will be an all years, makes, and models event with awards. Portion of proceeds will benefit a charity that George believed in, the Southeastern Food Bank. We will be accepting all non perishable food items for the food bank.

Sun, Apr 25 - Sumospeed Wings & Wheels, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. We are excited to bring a new event to the area in 2021 at the beautiful Virginia Military Aviation museum in Virginia Beach, Wings & Wheels! This event will feature a collection of the area's finest food trucks and breweries against the amazing backdrop of vintage military aircraft organized in the immaculate hangars of the museum. Featured throughout the flight ramp will also be hand selected display vehicles and vendors showcasing their work, services, and products. Admission: Those coming to check out the event (not including vendor staff or display vehicle owners) will need to enter through the main entrance of the museum. The event can be accessed through the hangars or the back personnel doors of the museum. Rates are as follows: Entry FREE for Members & WWII/Korea Veterans, $15 – Adult, $13 – Senior (65+), $12 – Active Duty or Retired Military, $7.50 Youth (ages 6-17), Under 6 Free. We will have more details shortly and hope to see you out!


Hampton Roads Kart Club

Langley Speedway, 11 Dale Lemonds Dr., Hampton.

Since 1971, over 45 years, HRKC has been bringing go-kart racing to young and old alike on Sunday mornings at Langley Speedway.

Schedule (Date / Event):

Sun, Feb 21 / Membership Drive, 10am-2pm

Sun, Mar 21 / Open Practice

Sun Apr 11 / Race #1

Langley Drift Club

Langley Speedway, 11 Dale Lemonds Dr., Hampton.

Local Drifters planning and running drift events at Langley Speedway

Schedule (Date / Event):

Sat, Feb 13 / Party Time season opener, 9:00 am. It’s the start of our first full season at Langley! We will be running our “ kart track” layout which allows for close single runs and cageless tandem! If enough people want to attempt the full layout later in the day, we can switch it up. 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, Feb 13 / SOUKOUKAI Practice Day A-Course, 7:00 am. Exciting Driving on SPIRIT CIRCUIT - A Course! Drivers, who are ready for open lapping practice, can register! Open lapping sessions, and 30 Driver Cap, as always, for maximum seat-time! If you are a brand new driver looking to try out drifting, or learn how to drift, we highly suggest registering for a SPIRIT Drift School: Novice Clinic or Skid Pad Session. These will be MOST beneficial for you as a new driver. This is 1 of 2 A-Course practice days before SSS Round 1 - drivers looking to get some dedicated practice, we will be tailoring our Drift Games to Battle Practice for those looking for Twin Drift practice! This will be very fun and exciting! As always, show cars welcome - plenty of parking available! Spectators $10 for adults, $5 kids, under 3 is free and pet friendly! Food truck will be on site from 9AM-5PM serving breakfast and lunch. Momma's BBQ is delicious! As always, we look forward to driving with you and helping you progress!

Sun, Mar 7 / SSS Speed & Style Series Round 1 of 5, 7:00 am. 2021 will be the year of seat-time and progression on a whole new level! As drivers push their limits and become more and more dialed in, we wanted to give drivers an opportunity to shoot for a goal of consistency while continuing to push themselves! SSS Speed & Style points series is all new for 2021! Broken down into 2 Classes, with the differing factor being tire size, The Challenge Class and the Masters Class are sure to provide exciting battles throughout each of the 5 Rounds! 5 Rounds will give drivers plenty of time to battle it out for top points! A Season Point’s Champion will be crowned at ROUND 5! Do your best, be consistent, and gather as many points as you can! Bonus points for Top Tanso Qualifier Position! (Points Breakdown will be released before January 1st). Let’s enjoy drifting together, and to all future competitors; do the best you can, always have FUN, and always drift with a smile!

Sun, Mar 28 / SPIRIT Drift School! Learn to Drift, 7:00 am. Drivers will hone in their skills while having an instructor guide them through basic Drift Training! Bring a pad & paper; you're going back to school! One on one instructor time provides NOVICES a chance to fire away questions at our instructors/advanced drivers! No question is a bad question, so ask away! Get taught the basics and fundamentals of Drifting and drift car up-keep! Utilizing our main SPIRIT CIRCUIT, AND our Skid Pad Sessions layout, we bring to you the MOST seat time of any of our events! 1 full circuit, 2 mini-circuits, 6 skid pads plus our Team of Instructors will help YOU learn to DRIFT! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! We will tailor our teaching to your driving skill level!

Apex Track Events

We give classroom training to new high-performance drivers then put trained instructors in the car with students to reinforce and build upon that knowledge

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): 

TBA - 2021

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 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): 

Sat, Mar 27 / Test & Tune / Pungo

Sun, Mar 28 / Solo Championship Series Event #1 / Pungo

Sun, May 2 / Solo Championship Series Event #2 / 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 regional tracks such as North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.

Schedule (Date / Event / Location): TBA 2021

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): 2021 

Fri-Sun, Mar 19-21 / March Madness Racing, HPDE, TT, Comp. School, Test/Tune, I Clinic, Open Practice / VIR Full Course


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): 2021

Sat, Feb 13 / Langley Drift Club Party Time season opener, 9:00 am

Sat, Mar 13 / Spring Day of Destruction: STRAIGHT CARNAGE, 1 - 5:00 pm

Sat, Mar 27 / Open Practice, 12:00 pm

Sat, Apr 3 / 2021 Opening Night: Late Models | Super Streets | Legends | Bandoleros | Enduros, 7 - 10:00 pm

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): [Weekly Schedule of Events - 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

We have announced the dates for our Marque events:

Thu, Apr 15 / Thursday Night Thunder All Star Circuit of Champions

Sat, May 1 / Mud Bogs

Sat, May 15 / Virginia is for Lovers King of the Commonwealth Ultimate Super Late Model Series

Sat, Aug 7 / Ernie Shelton's USA 100

Sat, Aug 21 / Prelude to the World Championship

Fri-Sat, Sep 17-18 / FASTRAK Racing Series World Championship

Sat, Oct 2 / Mud Bogs

[RIP 2020] 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 including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Final Lap: "We will miss you all so much, and truly hope that you find new traditions and new ways to spend those Friday nights with your families. For generations, there has been Southside Speedway.  We are grateful that you were a part of its story."

[RIP 2021] 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.

Richmond Dragway ceases operation headed into 2021 - "I have fantastic memories of so many wonderful accomplishments by our team, our racers, fans and marketing partners.  There have been so many big and little celebrations that I am so thankful that I was able to be a part of but the time has come for a new challenge for me."

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): 2021

Sat, Feb 13 / Drifting Series: SOUKOUKAI Practice Day A-Course, 7:00 am.

Sun, Mar 7 / Drifting Series: SSS Speed & Style Series Round 1 of 5, 7:00 am.

Sat, Mar 13 / Track Laps for Charity. $20 per car will give you access to five laps on the track, from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. Proceeds of this event will benefit Henrico Firefighters Foundation. 

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): 2021

Sat, Feb 13 / Track Attack - Get On The Track Now, 12:00 pm

Sun, Feb 21 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Sunday Street Racing, 12 - 4:00 pm

Sat, Feb 27 / No Prep 1/8 Mile Sunday Street Racing, 12 - 4:00 pm

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): 2021

Sat, Feb 20 / US Drift. This event will be an open track day event for beginner to advanced drivers taking place at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP). We will be running two courses simultaneously throughout the event for maximum seat time. Participants must be 18 years old (16-17 with parent or legal guardian present) and possess a valid state/government issued picture ID or driver's license. Ridealongs will be available and we will have a limited number of loaner helmets onsite. Passengers must be 18+ and have a valid ID. DRIVERS: $100/advance, $125/gate; SPECTATORS: $10/gate.

Sat-Sun, Mar 6-7 / Test & Tune

Sat-Sun, Mar 13-14 / Test & Tune

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 - 2021

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