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This is the event calendar for the Richmond area. Please send your events using the event rules - opens to a new window, close to return to this page. You may submit 2021 events.
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Caution: Some of these dates have yet to be confirmed. Sometimes show sponsors change dates or times. Please get in touch with the contact person listed with the event before you go!
The CCCCVA posts these events as a service to car hobbyists. The council has no control over the events, what happens at them or the event sponsors.

2020 Shows and Events

  • October 31 - South Hill Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2nd Annual Car Show in Centennial Park, 225 E. Danville Street, South Hill, VA 23970 from 9:00-1:00. There will be vendors, food, and kids activities. For more information, check out their event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotfuninthesummertime, or contact the Chamber at (434) 447-4547 or summertimeinsouthhill@gmail.com

  • October 31st - Inaugural Thomas Hunter Middle School Motor Show and Halloween Bash at Thomas Hunter Middle School 387 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109. Phone: (804) 725-2434. Hours 10AM-3PM Saturday. Entry Fee is $10 and a bowl of candy for Trunk or Treat. All proceeds will go to support activities for students enrolled at Thomas Hunter MIddle School. There will be a car show, live music, trunk or treat, haunted trail, food trucks, 50/50 raffle, and more! This event is free for spectators. Awards will be given for Best in Show, Students’ Choice,, Teacher’s Choice, and winners for each entry category on the entry form. Social distancing will be promoted for this event. Please contact Ken Noonan for more details knoonan@mathews.k12.va.us

  • October 31 - The Chesterfield Saturday Night Cruise-in presents a season-ending “Halloween at Hooter’s”. 4 PM to ????The Big Halloween Party is cancelled due to forecasted high temperature in the 50’s. REGULAR CRUISE-IN will take place. (Last one of the season) You can count on good food, dinner discounts, free soft drinks, Halloween oldies music, gift card drawings, and more……Jeff at silentknightrecords@verizon.net

  • October 31 - Halloween Cruise In Trunk or Treat - Saturday October 31st @ 3pm until.....located at Hardee's 10151 Superior Way, Amelia Court House, VA 23002. Come join Time Bandits and Virginia Classic Cruisers for our annual Halloween Cruise In Frightful evening with groovy cars, candy and costumes. The DJ will be spinning some tunes, 50/50 raffle, door prizes. Cash prizes for best adult costume and decorated trunk. A trophy will be given to each month to the car owner that is show pick of the. Fun, Safe and Free Evening! Contact Jeff Sedivy at 804-241-1785

  • November 1 - Old School Hot Rodders of Virginia Fall Cruise In & Swap Meet 19621 Namozine Road Sutherland, VA 23885 Phone: 804-943-2283. 10 AM to 4PM. Open to all vehicles 1981 and older. Vintage cars and trucks of every kind, rat rods, hot rods, drag cars, vintage circle track, motorcycles and more. Large swap meet vendor spaces $25 in advance. Burn out contest. Pinup girls. For more information contact Darrell Olgers at 66stingraycoupe@gmail.com or see the Facebook group Old School Hot Rodders of Virginia

  • November 2nd - 6th - Come show off your car at Paralyzed Veterans of America's first-ever Virtual Car Show! All vehicles will be judged by professional car show judge Greg Grifana of GS Grifana Car Shows Inc. Awards for: Top 20, Best of Show, Best Adaptive Vehicle, Viewer's Choice. $50.00 entry fee - benefiting PVA's Sports & Recreation programs. The Paralyzed veterans of America Virtual Car Show on our event page, https://fb.me/e/1yZCgvOSW Phone: 804-398-0446. Hours November 2nd beginning at 8 am through November 5th at midnight. Winners will be announced on November 6th at 3 pm. There is a $50 fee to participate. It is an open show and open to everyone in the community. We only have 100 spots! Support a great cause and show your vehicle! There is also a category for accessible vehicles. For more information contact Jen Purser at Jenniferp@pva.org or call 804-398-0446. Website for the show is pva.org/carshow

  • November 5 - 6 -7 - GAA Classic Car Auction with over 650 vehicles. 301 Norwalk Street, Greensboro, NC 27407. GAA Classic Cars is no traveling car auction, we own our facility dedicated to our classic, muscle and unique vehicle auction. This permanent facility comes with comfortable seating for over 500 guests, multiple dining options, full time staff members who make selling and buying from GAA Classic Cars convenient and fun! Located at 301 Norwalk Street in Greensboro, The Automobile Palace offers a unique experience for everyone in the classic car world. The Automobile Palace is a fully enclosed, climate-controlled facility that can house over 600 vehicles. This building has 5.5 acres of space under one roof and the majority of the vehicles are located inside the facility. No need to worry about the weather or conditions outside. GAA Classic Cars Diner is located on the main auction floor and offers seating for over 150 guests at a true 50's style diner. In addition to the diner all badged guests can eat at the restaurant on the 2nd floor. GAA Classic Cars' VIP guests are invited to view the auction from skybox seating. Receiving an invitation for skybox seating gives our VIP guests plush seats and amenities like a private bar, private dining and a bid assistant so that bidding is no problem. With room for 125 VIP guests an invite to the skybox is truly a privilege. Info at 855-862-2257 or visit the website with full auction inventory at www.gaaclassiccars.com

  • November 7th - The Annual Varina Ruritan Car Show, sponsored by the Varina Ruritan Club. The location address is 8081 Recreation Rd, Henrico, Va 23231. The event will be held on October 10th 10:am to 2:pm. For more information visit the Facebook Page Varina Ruritans or Contact: Doug Singlemann 804-543-2327 or Buddy Whitlow 804-651-6209. This free family event will bring out some of the most unique classic and modern custom cars in the area! Masks Required. Visit the Varina Ruritan Facebook page for more information and/or to pre-register your car. Pre-registration cost $20.00 or $25.00 on event day. Payment can be made to any Varina Ruritan member or electronically through Venmo; payment to: Varina-ruritan. Trophies will be presented in six categories voted on by participants and spectators.
    o Best in show
    o Best in show runner-up
    o Best Engine
    o Best Paint
    o Best Interior
    o Most Unusual
    Food and drink will be available for purchase.

  • November 8 - Sunday Morning Fall Breakfast Cruise to Powhatan. (Weather Permitting) The County Seat Restaurant welcomes our cruise-in back for a great breakfast. We will be meeting at the AMC Theater on Alverser Drive (next to Extra Billy’s BBQ) between 7:30 and 8 AM and cruise to Powhatan for their Sunday Morning Buffet, featuring an omelette and waffle station, and their large selection of breakfast items. We will have the entire front street for classic car parking and early admission for coffee….. and back room reserved seating for cruisers. Breakfast served at 9 AM. Covid-19 restrictions allow only a maximum of 6 persons at a table. Face coverings required. Any cruisers west of us can meet us there or join our caravan on the way. For more detailed info, contact Jeff at silentknightrecords@verizon.net or call the restaurant at 598-5000. Rain Date: November 15

  • November 8 - The 33rd Annual Mopar Madness will be held at its new location at Hall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Chesapeake, 3353 Western Branch Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321 from 8am-3pm. Registration from 8am-1pm. Awards at 2pm. Registration fee $20 + 2 canned goods or $25 without canned goods. Rain date is November 15. For more info contact Rick Seaman at president@tidewatermoparclub.org or on Facebook at Tidewater Mopar Club TMC.

  • 2021 Shows and Events

  • January 23 - 22nd Annual Polar Bear Run - mystery run to somewhere good. Details to be posted soon.

  • February 12 - 14 - 59th Annual Rods & Customs Car Show at Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047. 804-994-2800. Event dates and times: Friday February 12th 12noon - 9PM, Saturday February 13th 9AM - 9PM, Sunday February 14th 9AM - 6PM. The East Coasts Biggest & Largest Indoor Rod & Custom Show is Known Up & Down the Coast for its Unique and Unusual Trophies and Laid Back Atmosphere. Ticket Prices are as follows: Adults & Teens $ 15.00 Children 6 - 12 $ 5.00 Children 5 and Under Free. Info Brian Wenk 804-266-1483. Website asphaltangels.net

  • April 21 - 25 - Spring Carlisle - Wed - Sat: 7AM- 6PM. Sunday: 7AM- 12PM at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=spring+carlisle

  • April 23 - 25 - Goodguys 6th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals Presented by Griot's Garage at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607. Website www.good-guys.com/ncn

  • April 23 - 25 - Virginia International Auto Show (Motor Trend) at Richmond Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222. New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Richmond Raceway for the Virginia International Auto Show! Complete information at the website virginiaautoshow.com

  • May 8 - Jalopyrama 16 Hot Rod Show at Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601. Theme is "Woodies, Wagons and Tubs." Website www.jalopyrama.com

  • May 14 - 15 - Carlisle Import Performance Nationals at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=import+and+performance+nationals

  • May 15 - 2nd Annual Breakthrough Car Show and 26th Anniversary of the Car Club Council of Central Virginia at Historic Hart Farm. More details soon.

  • June 4 - 6 - Carlisle GM Nationals at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=gm+nationals

  • June 25 - 26 - Carlisle Ford Nationals at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=ford+nationals

  • July 9 - 11 - Carlisle Chrysler Nationals at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=chrysler+nationals

  • July 9 - 11 - Goodguys 23rd Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211. Website www.good-guys.com/ggn

  • August 6 - 8 - Carlisle Truck Nationals at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=truck+nationals

  • August 20 - 22 - Goodguys 2nd Grundy Collector Car Insurance Great American Nationals at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York, PA 17404. Website www.good-guys.com/gan

  • August 26 - 28 - Corvettes at Carlisle at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=corvettes+at+carlisle

  • September 29 - October 3 - Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=fall+carlisle

  • October 1 - 2 - Shenandoah Valley British Car Festival - Information will be posted at this website: www.svbcc.net

  • Cruise-Ins

    Friday Cruises

  • Every Friday (weather permitting) from June 12th - October 30th the Varina Cruisers will have a cruise in from 5pm until 9pm at the Dairy Queen on Route 5 in Varina. All years, makes, and models welcome. Come enjoy old cars and good ice cream with plenty of parking, well lit, easy access off of I-295. The address is 3275 New Market Rd, Richmond, VA 23231. For more information email: varinacruisers@gmail.com

    Saturday Cruises

  • Brunetti’s Express Year Round in the Kooliest Town of Mechanicsville at the Corner of 301 & Atlee Road. If the Weather is Good Cruise Out 3:30 till ? Every Saturday Afternoon Chill Out (no pun intended) w/Like Minded Motor Heads in a Well Lit Parking Lot, See Old Cars, Talk Shop & Eat Great Pizza. For More Info Call Lea at Still Runnin Magazine at 386.846.2347 cell or 804.746.2791.

  • Saturdays weather permitting 8 AM – 10 AM Cars and Coffee Richmond, Regency Mall at the food court entrance, 1420 Parham Road, Richmond, Va. Held every other Saturday. See dates on the calendar: carsandcoffeerichmond.com/Calendar.aspx

  • NEW FOR 2020! THE CHESTERFIELD SATURDAY NIGHT “CRUISING CRUZ-IN”, APRIL THRU OCTOBER. (weather permitting): 4:30 to 9PM. Join Jeff & Monica at a different CAR-FRIENDLY restaurant each week for the cruise-in featuring plenty of unlimited spacious parking, outdoor patio dining (most restaurants); FREE soft drink or dessert for everyone in the vehicle with your dinner purchase; gift card drawings; Special themed events every week throughout the season open to ALL vehicles. (Topless Night, British Night, Mustang Night, etc.) ALL EVENTS WILL BE LISTED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS WEBSITE…. Cadillac Jeff spins the oldies music from the 50's thru the 80's; (a different set list every week). Promo flyers will be distributed at the cruise-in restaurants, at local car shows and events, OR e-mail us at silentknightrecords@verizon.net Hope to see you at the cruise-in!

  • Time Bandits Car Club of Amelia, VA Cruise In Hardee's (corner of 360 and Superior Way, Amelia, VA) 2nd Saturday of the month April - *October 2020 @ 3:00 pm (weather permitting - no rain date) Bring the family for a fun evening of classic cars and fellowship! We will have games for the kids, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music for all! A trophy will be awarded each month. Dates: July 11th, August 8th, September 12th and *October 31st - Halloween Party. Want to become a member of the Time Bandits Car Club of Amelia? Get a free t-shirt with membership. For details contact Jeff Sedivy with questions at: 804-241-1785 ir tjstowing@aol.com.

  • The Southern Knights Cruisers Car Club Cruise-In has been postponed until further notice. Hopefully, we will be able to startup sometime at a later date and it will go thru October 26, weather permitting. The starting time is 5p.m. and goes through 9p.m. at Hardees on Rt. 10 & Old Stage Road in Chester, VA. Over 100 antique cars, street rods, classics, muscle and custom cars can be seen. Music from the 50s & 60s can be heard. It is fun for the entire family and it is free to see. Details: : Ricky Williams, 804-691-3754, E-mail uworime@comcast.net or at www.southernknightscruisers.com

  • Classic Cruisers Saturday Night Cruise-ins Resume
    Classic Cruisers Car Club Weekly Saturday Night Cruise ins will resume at the Coastal Community Church, 101 Village Avenue, Yorktown, VA 23693 Saturday August 15 weekly thru October 17. It is open to all years, all makes, and all models. If it’s cool, bring it. It is only a $2.00 donation to show your vehicle (exact change appreciated) . There is no admission fee for spectators. All cruise-in donations are donated to charity. It is a great place to look at some great rides, see your old friends, and make some new ones. Please observe social distancing guidelines, and other protocols as required for your safety and those of others. For more information about the cruise-ins, go to our website at www.ccccva.com or our Classic Cruisers Car Club Facebook page. You can also contact Paul James at 804-694-6065 or pjs68camaro@yahoo.com.

  • 610 Cruiser's Weekly Cruise-in. Every Saturday from 5 - 9pm at the Burger King on 269 Garrisonville Rd in Stafford. Our Cruise-in will continue until October 24th when we will Host our Annual Trunk-or-Treat that evening. All Cruise -ins are FREE and opened to ALL vehicles. For more information contact 610cruisers@gmail.com

    Sunday Cruises

  • Every Sunday, year round with weather permitting, The East End Cruise-in is in full effect, 3031 Mechanicsville Turnpike at the Advance Auto Parts Store in the Oak Hill Shopping Center Plaza Richmond, VA. 23223 (Route 360 East). Every Sunday afternoon 2:30-3:00pm until dusk when everyone leaves. Door prizes occasionally, music, 50/50 drawing and etc. It's the large parking lot in front of the Food Lion. Bring your folding chairs and have some fun. Open to all makes and models! Contact Paul Holmes 804-663-8806 with any questions.

  • Third Sunday of Every Month, McKenney Cruisers Cruise-In. September Cruise-In and October Appreciation Day are CANCELLED for 2020. Contact Connie (804) 720 7787 for any additional information.

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