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Shows and Events

  • October 24 - 26 - Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC 28027
    Info www.good-guys.com/sen-2014

  • October 25 - The Wings and Wheels of Culpeper will be held from 11 am to 5 pm at the Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR), 12517 Beverly Ford Rd, Brandy Station, Virginia 22714. This event will feature a carshow on the airport ramp alongside a static airplane show. Have your Hot Rods photographed next to a WW2 fighter! ($10 minimum donation) All proceeds go to the National Capitol Squadron of the CAF in support of their mission to keep the history of military aviation alive for generations to come and to help keep their aircraft airworthy. The carshow will be judged in three categories, Best in Show, Crowd Favorite and Most Unique. To pre-register for the carshow send am email to jloveless@oads.com. To get the pre-registration rate bring your confirmation email from Jonathan with you to the show area entrance. Pre-registration closes October 23rd at 5pm eastern time. Day of it'll be $15 per show car. Show cars are asked to arrive early around 10:30 to get a good spot on the ramp. It's free to the public and donations are greatly appreciated. Public parking will be available a very brief walk from the show area. Follow the signs. There will be food and drink available. Please no coolers on the airport ramp. www.facebook.com/events/1436427546609479/

  • October 25 - from 12:00pm-5:30pm, the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads (RCHR) will conduct the 2nd Annual Road Rallye to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. It will be a scavenger/trivia type event with families encouraged to participate. It starts at Tidewater Community College Regional Automotive Center at 600 Innovation Drive in Chesapeake, and ends at Creeds Ruritan Community Barn, 1057 Princess Anne Road, Va Beach. Fee of $50/car allows entry for two at endpoint celebration with food, games, entertainment/awards. Ala carte food and beverages available for nominal donation. Prizes awarded for 1st/2nd/3rd for the best scores. Event is open to cars of all types and motorcycles. Proceeds benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Info/registration: www.rotaryhamptonroads.org. Contact Barry Kimbrough, (757) 635-6111, brkimbrough@gmail.com, or Andy Bell at 757-737-4323.

  • October 31 – River City Diner (Midlothian area, Huguenot Rd. @ Robius Rd. in the Shops at Bellgrade). Special FRIDAY NIGHT Halloween Costume Party Cruise-in to end the season! Weather permitting we'll be outside as usual showing off our rides & costumes! DJ spinning your favorite spooky oldies & Halloween classics; Free ice cream dessert for all cruisers; Featuring Halloween Food Specials; If it's chilly, the party will be moved inside! River City Diner gift card for Best Costume (voted by River City staff!) Trophies for Top 10 cars by popular vote; Trophies for Costumes: scariest, funniest, best couple, best decorated car, etc… Best in Show for best costume/car combination (car as part of the costume) For more info, call the Diner at 804-897-9518; HAPPY HALLOWEEN from RCD…!!

  • October 31st Friday....Chick Fil A across from VCC.....6:30pm to 7:30pm come join us for Trick or Trunk......decorate your car and dress up yourself.....bring your own candy to pass out or Chick Fil A will provide you some.....Fre-Ray Sounds with DJ Foxy and DJ Phat Dave will be spinning the tunes......come hang out and bring the kids for safe trick or treating....that Friday will be our last Cruise in for this season.....we will start back up in April.....our cruise starts at 5 and runs till 9....but trick or treating on 31st is 1 hour from 6:30 time 7:30....get there early to get a spot....hope to see you there... Info fbeach59@gmail.com

  • November 1 - VFW Post #6364 and some area car clubs are putting on a car show for the Veterans at McGuire’s Veterans Hospital. Come and get the best reward you could ever receive for your car in the smiles and conversations coming from these Veterans. Bring your restored car, hot rod, custom or muscle car for these Veterans to see and show them our appreciation for what they have done for us. Time ~ 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM
    Place ~ McGuire’s Veterans Hospital
    1201 Broad Rock Road, Richmond, VA 23249
    Enter the main entrance and take the first right following that road to parking lots where the show will be set up.
    Please arrive early enough to get the allotted spaces which will have spacing between each car to accommodate passage of wheel chairs, rolling stretchers, etc. being handled by the hospital staff, parents and Armed Forces Personnel.
    Plan on staying for the allotted time so as to not to interfere with the moving of the Veterans around the lot. This has worked great before at a previous show.
    Contacts: gfc50coupe@msn.com or oteypemberton@gmail.com

  • November 1 – WEATHER PERMITTING……..Extra Billy’s BBQ (Midlothian area, Alverser Drive off Rte. 60 near Car-Max and Southern States)…. Special end-of-season SATURDAY EVENING cruise-in 3 PM till 8 PM, Cruiser Appreciation Event; 20% off dinner purchase for all DRIVERS of cruiser cars; All cruisers get a free ice cream, soft drink or apple cobbler with dinner purchase; Plenty of parking with no restrictions; patio dining; oldies music; Extra Billy’s would like to thank all the cruisers for their support this year and look forward to our NEW weekly cruise-in coming in April 2015. For more info, call the restaurant: 804-379-8727

  • November 8th – Close out the show season when The Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizers will host their annual “Fall Classic” Car, Bike and Truck show at Lonestar Steakhouse At South Park Mall. Please mark this show on your calendar as it is a “can’t miss” event. It is a judged show with over 50 awards including top 25 for 1979 and older and top 25 for 1980 and newer. A host of “best of” awards such as best Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar, Bike etc. One “Best of show” in each of the two year categories. Cash prizes as well. Complete with a live band, live auction and a ton of other fun. Pre-registration is $15 and day of the show is $20. Pre-registrants are eligible for a special drawing. Vendor spaces are available and fill up quickly. Dash plaques for first 100 registered vehicles. Unique piston trophies unlike anything you have seen. For more information visit our website at OBGCC.com.

  • November 8 - Virginia Aviation Museum, a division of the Science Museum of Virginia, is holding a “Just Plane Fun” family event. 10am to 4pm. Located at 5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond VA 23250. Car show, aviation displays and information, crafts, plenty of activities for children of all ages. Rain or shine Free admission to the Aviation museum Free admission for show cars Free admission for spectators Car show awards will be for the top three : Sponsors choice, no judging or classes Plan on spending the day or part of it with us and enjoy the events and the museum to see all it has to offer 804-236-3620 ocoffey@smv.org or eandrews@smv.org

  • November 8 - Join the ReeseStrong Foundation at Green Top for a day of fun, food, and classic cars. Green Top Presents the ReeseStrong Cruise In to Drive Out Childhood Cancer - A Tom Enroughty Event - at Green Top Sporting Goods, 10150 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-550-2188. Event hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Open to all Vehicles. Rain Date Sunday, November 9. No entry fee. Your generous donation and your vehicle is all that is needed. All donations benefit ReeseStrong Childhood Cancer Foundation. Admission to the event is free. Raffle tickets for various prices including gift cards and merchandise will be sold throughout the Cruse In. (1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20). The event website is www.reesestrong.org/reesestrong-cruise-in. For details contact Tom Enroughty at 804-334-6883. You can also e-mail the ReeseStrong Foundation at ReeseStrongFoundation@gmail.com.

  • November 13 - 16 - Zephyrhills Fall AutoFest at Carlisle
    Info Zephyrhills Fall AutoFest

  • November 29 - Our Sixth annual Over The River And Through The Woods Run will be held November 29, 2014. We will be visiting Page Custom Rods & Restorations this year and will be dining at the Rumble Seat Grill. The Grill will be setting up a special buffet just for us and need to know approximately how many people to cook for. If you are going to join us please let me know by Nov 5. We will be leaving from the WAWA at 9936 Jefferson Davis Highway (Rt. 1) in Fredericksburg, VA, across from Cosner’s Corner at 10AM. We will use back roads to cruise 47 miles to Page Custom at 1091 Merchants Lane, Oilville, VA. After our visit to Page we will cruise 6 miles to the Rumble Seat Grill, 12912 Plaza Dr Richmond, VA. We will return to Fredericksburg by Rt. 33>Rt. 522>Rt. 208. As always there is no charge for the cruise, we just ask that when you do your charitable giving you consider giving to Fisher House Foundation and donate through our website; www.cruisinforheroes.com/#!fisher-house Contact Chuck at 540-878-8261 or wherewereyouin62@comcast.net
    www.pagecustoms.com www.rumbleseatgrill.com

  • December 6 - The fifth annual running of the ‘Santa’s Helpers Toy Run’ will be on December 6, 2014. It will begin at Chili’s Restaurant 1030 Stafford Market Place Stafford at 10:00 for lunch then at 12:30PM we will leave for the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Triangle, VA. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be deposited at the Toys For Tots drop off in the museum. Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive at Noon to kick off the days “Family Day” festivities. This is a rain or shine event, come out with your daily driver if the weather will hurt your ‘special’ vehicle! Please bring your kids and/or grandkids out to enjoy the day too. You may disperse from the museum at any time and route of your choosing. If you can’t join us on the 6th you can drop off a toy at Lyons Automotive Center, 17276 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA. You can review last year’s event at; wherewereyouin62.blogspot.com/2013/12/another-season-in-book.html and; flickr.com/photos/53063560@N05/sets/72157638681816694 For more info contact Dan Crane at whoop75@aol.com 540-842-6891 USMC Museum; www.usmcmuseum.com

    2015 Shows and Events

  • April 4th - Virginia Classic Cruisers 19th annual Open Car Show - from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at Southside Nazarene Church (Route 288 and Courthouse Road), Chesterfield, Virginia. We are continuing our efforts to provide aid and comfort directly to wounded veterans at McGuire Veterans Hospital, as well as supporting veterans in several other ways. Call Anita Palmore at 804-598-2311 with any questions. Visit our website at www.vaclassiccruisers.com for more detailed information as it becomes available.

  • Cruises

  • Fridays

  • The Fredericksburg Classic & Muscle Car Club (FC&MCC) cruisin is held at Virginia Barbeque at Route 1 & Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg from 5pm to 9:30pm each Friday night starting the last Friday of March weather permitting until the last Friday in October with oldies music & 50/50 Raffle. Also have door prizes and trophies. All money raised goes to help needy families at Christmas time in the local vicinity. Hope to see you there! Please contact Wes (President) 540-775-7614 or Kim (Vice-President) 703-505-2619.

  • 1st Friday - Cruise-In at Ironbridge Sports Park ~ Once a month this year on 1st Friday night starting April 4 to October 3 from 5pm - 9pm weather permitting. Good lighting, clean restrooms, great food, indoor and outdoor seating, and plenty of parking with designated parking lot for Cruise-In participants. Ironbridge Sports Park is a family entertainment facility offering 2 go-kart tracks, miniature golf, a driving range, batting cages and great food, 11400 Iron bridge Road Chester,VA 23831. Contact Stacy Bolton at 748-7770 for more info.

  • 3rd Friday - Cruise-in at Extra Billy's BBQ, Midlothian area (Alverser Drive off Rte. 60 near Car-Max and Southern States) Back by popular demand! We will be hosting a cruise-in at the restaurant every 3rd Friday of the month, 5PM to 9PM from April to October..... Dates are 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18. 8/15, 9/19 and 10/17 weather permitting. Plentiful parking reserved for cruisers, delicious BBQ, Microbrewery on premises; patio seating, oldies music 50's-80's, free dessert OR soft drink with dinner purchase for cruisers. For more information, call Extra Billy's, 804-379-8727

  • Daniels Performance Group will host the Friday Night Cruz-Ins at Daniels Performance Group, 20128 IWIP Road, at the intersection of Route 10, three miles east of Smithfield toward Chuckatuck. Dates are second and fourth Fridays from April 11th through October 24th. From 6PM to 9PM. $2.00 donation per vehicle, which benefit Toys for Tots and Orphan Helpers. ALL years and types of vehicles (cars trucks and bikes) welcomed. Live music or DJ music will be provided, food available on premises, and vendor spaces available. Contact for additional info and interested vendors please contact Charlie Daniels (757-356-1156). Website on Facebook www.facebook.com/DanielsPerformanceGroup

  • FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN AT THE VARINA DAIRY QUEEN IS BACK!! Starting Friday May 30th, The Dairy Queen in Varina is hosting a Friday Night Cruise In from 5:00 to 9:00 until the fall season. Plenty of parking for over 100 cars. Easy directions- Interstate 295: First exit after crossing the Varina/Enon bridge coming from south side of the bridge, last exit before reaching the Varina/Enon bridge coming from the north side of the bridge. (Charles City – Route 5 Exit). Dairy Queen is 1/8 mile off the exit on the right side. Address: 3275 New Market Road Varina, VA 23231. Food Available: Dairy Queen, also Deli Counter with Subs, Pizza, Wings and More. Any questions, please contact Mr. Henry Nelson at 804-795-1673.

  • July 11th until the end of September, The Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruisers will have their cruise in at The Lonestar Steakhouse at South Park Mall. Starting July 11th on Friday nights from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm. Oldies music, 50/50, giveaways and Pick of the Week. Their will be no charge for the event. Our event is to help raise money for the Fisher House at McQuire’s hospital. We look forward to seeing everyone there and checking out the rides. Check out our website at www.obgcc.com

  • 2nd Friday - Pearson Honda and Virginia Classic Cruisers will jointly sponsor a cruise-in from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on the second Friday of each month for the remainder of the cruise-in season. Location will be the Pearson Honda parking lot, 14001 Hull Street Road, Midlothian (Intersection of US 360 West at Spring Run Road). www.vaclassiccruisers.com

  • Saturdays

  • Keep 'Em Runnin' in Mechanicsville, Every Saturday Afternoon 4pm - till Dark at Brunetti's Express 301 & Atlee Rd. Fre-Ray Sounds is Back Spinnin' the Tunes from 4-8pm. There's Lots of Parking, Plenty of Lights at Night, Great Pizza and a Free Chances to Win Gift Certificates for Brunetti’s Express & Other Fun Raffles. July & August Fre-Ray will Spin 4:30-8:30pm to Beat the Heat. Contact Lea Dunham at Still Runnin, A REAL LIFE HOT ROD MAGAZINE at 386.846.2347 cell or 804.746.2791 for any questions.

  • Saturday nights, River City Diner, Midlothian area, Huguenot Rd. @ Robius Rd. in the Shops at Bellgrade. April 3 thru Halloween, 5PM till 9PM; (weather permitting)...great food, full menu, dinner specials, free ice cream dessert with purchase of dinner for everyone attending in a vintage car; outdoor seating and well-lit dining on the patio, shade on hot summer nights; prime reserved parking for cruisers right in front of the building; DJ (Cadillac Jeff) spinning great oldies music 50's--80's. featuring the "Forgotten 45s" (many songs you don’t hear often on the radio); Special events throughout the season (Elvis Night, British Invasion, Evening Car Show in June, Halloween Party, and more) For information, call the diner 804-897-9518, check out the River City Diner website, and look for our flyers at local car shows.

  • The Southern Knights Cruisers will resume their weekly Saturday cruise-ins at Hardee’s on Old Stage Rd. in Chester, VA-- Starting Saturday, April 5th thru October25th, 5:00 till 9:00 or until everyone leaves (weather permitting). Featuring DJ's "Wolf Man John" & "Rock It Man" with good music, 50/50, and more... - Info: E-mail Wolf Man John at JEN55chevys@aol.com or Ricky Williams 804-526-8865 or E-mail uworime@comcast.net or at www.southernknightscruisers.com

  • The Classic Cruisers Car Club Cruise-ins resume April 19-October 18 2014 every Saturday night from 530PM-9PM at Heritage Square Shopping Center, 4318 George Washington Highway (Rt 17) Grafton (York County) VA. Open to all years, makes, & models-if it's cool bring it.$2.00 to show your ride. Spectators free. All donations to local charities. DJ Tom Norris, restaurants/stores on site. Call Alan Hunt 757-868-6900 alofptown@verizon.net or Blair Armbrister 757-877-4911 my98ford150@verizon.net or visit www.ccccofva.org

  • First Saturday of every month, May to November - C’Ville Cars and Coffee - C’Ville Coffee House, 1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 - 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Open to classic cars or trucks; and exotic sports cars of all years. Grab a cup of coffee, walk around, admire the cars and leave when you like! No admission, no loud music, no judging, just beautiful cars. Guided parking spots available on a first-come basis. For more information contact Frank O’Donnell odonnel28@aol.com or 540-819-5235.

  • 7th year of the Blackstone Cruise In. Held the LAST SATURDAY of each month (April-September: April 26th - May 31st - June 28th - July 26th - August 30th - September 27th) At the corner of Main/Tavern Streets in Blackstone VA 23824 Event starts at 4 PM - Classic Grill will be sponsoring a people’s choice awards each month Contact “Walter Mac” Osborne @ 434-292-9617 or mac@circlesales.com for more information.

  • Every Saturday May-October 2014 (weather permitting), starting at 6:00 PM. Aw Shucks Country Store/Shell Station, 6100 Pouncey Tract RD, Glen Allen. All classic cars, trucks, and bikes welcome. Friendly people, good fun, and good food on premises. Cruise with us!! Contact Donna @ stangen1993@yahoo.com.

  • Cruise in at Hardees on Pantops Shopping Center Rt 250 East Charlottesville, Va. It is on the 2nd Saturday of the month from April to October. Hrs are from 6 pm to 9 pm. This event is sponsored by Advance Auto Parts and Hardees. Live DJ, 50/50 drawing. 50's - 70's music. Bring your lawn chair and a friend to join in the fun. Info Jerry ljjernigan@centurylink.net

  • Buckingham County Cruise In's 3rd Saturday of each month June - October. Times will be 5pm until 8:30pm. All months will have a different theme. June, will be Blessing of the cars. July will be Buckingham County High School Alumni night, see which class can bring the most cars. August will be Ford spotlight night. September will be Chevy spotlight night. October will be Mopar spotlight night. All cars welcome at all cruise ins. All cruise ins will be held at Teresa's Place Restaurant. Located on Route 15 just north of intersection of Routes 60 & 15. Thanks in advance. For information email papasmurff01@gmail.com. Phone is 434-547-5568

  • Cruise-In: Every other Saturday at 8PM, Team Absolute Car, Truck, and Motorcycle club hosts a cruise-in at Virginia Solar Tinting (10535 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112) open to all makes and models of vehicles. Though we mostly consist of modern custom vehicles, we invite anyone with a vehicle to attend and hang out with a great group of car enthusiasts. For more info about Team Absolute or to view our upcoming schedule for cruise-ins and car shows, visit www.teamabsoluteva.com or email us at contact@teamabsoluteva.com

  • Johnny Rockets Classic Car Cruise In every Saturday night (weather permitting) from 5pm to 9pm. All cars are welcome, Classics, Corvettes, Customs, Rat Rods, Trucks, Antiques, Motorcycles, etc. Food orders will be taken at each car and free beverage with entrée purchase. Johnny Rockets is located at 7300 Hancock Village Street in the Hancock Village Shopping Center at the intersection of Hull Street Road and Winterpock Road in Chesterfield County, 23832. For information contact Bill at bnbfen@comcast.net

  • The Center of the Universe Saturday Night Cruise- In Every Saturday Starting June 28, 2014 from 4pm till 8 pm at 409 England Street, Ashland, VA. Located in the Ashland Towne Center (formally the Henry Clay Shopping Center). Come join us for the first event of Classic and Vintage Autos. Meet us in the parking lot of the Towne Center. Be apart of a new beginning that will sure be a hit for all ages. Hosted by Hylton Ess Insurance & The Ashland Towne Center Association. Contact Ellen at 804-798-7207 or Elleness2@allstate.com Events runs till the end of summer.

  • Sundays

  • Every Sunday (Sunday’s Cruise-In) if weather permits – Fairfield Cruisers are having weekly cruise-in Sunday afternoon/evenings. Fairfield Commons Mall at the corner of Laburnum Ave and Nine Mile Rd; (4869 Nine Mile Rd Richmond, VA 23223). Start time 3:00 PM till dark; Open to all years, makes and models. This is a new site, each week it has been growing, really good numbers for such a short time. Free refreshment for car owners while they last, 50/50 raffle at least two drawings, music etc. Several restaurants on site or nearby. Contact or questions Paul Holmes 804-397-4669 or Derk Jones 804-218-3476.

  • Every Sunday (if weather permits) – Denny’s on Midlothian location (11161 Research Plaza Way, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 (804) 379-4213) between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bottled water and hot coffee will be available and a 20% discount for anyone that eats in at the during or after the car cruise. For additional information contact George Branch at (804) 432-6777 or dennys8101@rremcrestaurants.com.

    2015 Cruises

  • Beginning in May, 2015, Pearson Honda and Virginia Classic Cruisers will jointly sponsor a cruise-in from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the second Friday of each month through October 2015. Location will be the Pearson Honda parking lot, 14001 Hull Street Road, Midlothian (Intersection of US 360 West at Spring Run Road). www.vaclassiccruisers.com


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