2024 Meetings and Events

CVMC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. We meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Hogshead Cafe, 8902 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Members gather at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a meal and social time, which is followed by a discussion of club business and the opportunity to share news about our cars or other information of interest to club members.

Drives, tours and special events are held throughout the year and provide opportunities to enjoy a group Miata drive through the beautiful Virginia countryside. Although the schedule varies, drives are generally held on the Saturday following the monthly meeting, weather permitting.

Jan| Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

January

2024 Planning Meeting: Tuesday, January 16

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Slingshots in Scotts Addition: Saturday, January 20 1:00 - 3:00 PM -

Registration now closed.

Hosted by Dee & Greg

February

Meeting: Tuesday, February 20

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, February 24 - Drive to the BrewRidge... AGAIN

WEATHER PERMITTING...

Join us on a drive to the Devil's Backbone Brewery on the 'Brew Ridge Parkway' in Afton, Virginia.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the:

Sheets Station
2600 James Anderson Highway (route 60)
Powhatan, VA 23139-7401
Phone: 804-598-9474

The Sheets station is approximately 7.5 miles west of the 60/288 intersection. We will get on the road at 9:30 a.m. and head west. The drive to the restaurant takes approximately 2.75 hours including two 15 minute breaks along the way. Don't worry, there's a shorter route back to Richmond via I64.

Route (PDF)

Scenic Route (APP)

Hosted by Susan & Bud

March

Meeting: Tuesday, March 19

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Rescheduled for Saturday, March 30 - Drive to Lake Anna

Our drive to Lake Anna scheduled for Saturday, March 23 has been CANCELLED DUE TO THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN
We have rescheduled this drive for SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Join us on a drive to Lake Anna for lunch at Tim's!

We will meet at 8:45 a.m. and depart at 9:15 a.m. from:

County of Henrico, Glen Allen Branch Library
(building has a red roof)
10501 Staples Mill Road (Route 33)
Glen Allen, VA 23060

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like to stop at a restroom before meeting, the Publix Grocery Store at Cross Ridge, 10250 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, is just east of the Library on the opposite side of the road.

ROUTES:

Hosted by Brian and Lisa

April

Meeting: Tuesday, April 16

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, April 20 - Backroads Trip to Farmville

Join us on April 20th for a delightful backroads trip to Farmville and enjoy a private luncheon at Charley's Waterfront Cafe in their meeting rooms. We will be starting from the parking lot in front of the new Floor and Decor store located in Midlothian. There is a nearby Starbuck's coffee (in front of the Dick’s Sporting Goods next to Hobby Lobby) and gas can be found on Hull street Rd near the entrance. The address is as follows:

14701 Hancock Village St
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Sean's Cell Number 804.937.8186
Bud's Cell Number 804.370.9115

Please arrive by 10:00am and we will depart at 10:30am.

The route is all backroads with a quick stop at the Sheetz in Powhatan. These roads are rarely traveled by anyone other than local ranchers, farmers and hunters. And yes, they are all paved!  Please join us for a relaxing and fun run to Farmville!

If you will be joining us, PLEASE RSVP using the link to SIGNUP GENIUS by Wednesday, April 17th so Sean and Susan can let Charley's know how many to expect for lunch. Thanks!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP WITH SIGNUP GENIUS

Charley's Waterfront Cafe
201 Mill Street #B
Farmville, VA 23901
(464) 392-1566
4.3-star Google Rating $$
Private Meeting Room

ROUTES (We used the same routes in 2023 so last years dates are still on these documents.)

Hosted by Sean & Susan

May

Meeting: Tuesday, May 21

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

If you will be joining us, PLEASE RSVP using the link to SIGNUP GENIUS by Thursday, May 16th so Christi can notifiy the restaurant regarding how many to expect for the dinner meeting. Thanks!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP WITH SIGNUP GENIUS

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, May 25 - Cruise to the Patio for a Picnic

Roger and Judy are hosting our May 2024 cruise as a BYOPL (bring your own picnic lunch) on the patio at their home at the end of the cruise.

If you will be joining us, PLEASE RSVP using the link to SIGNUP GENIUS by Wednesday, May 22nd so Judy and Roger will know how many to expect for the cruise and picnic. Thanks!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP WITH SIGNUP GENIUS

MEET TIME & LOCATION...
We'll gather at 9:00 a.m. and depart in (presumably) two groups between 9:21:13 and 9:31:45 a.m. from the parking lot at the WaWa Gas Station, or the immediate adjacent properties, at 16000 Otterdale Rd, Midlothian.

WaWa Gas Station
16000 Otterdale Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23114
804-362-0777

If needed, any overflow parking can be done on the backroad behind the WaWa. Just look for the group assembling somewhere nearby.

At the WaWa, fill the right tanks, and empty any other tanks before our driver’s meeting at about 9:15 a.m. For our departure, we will most likely line up on the road behind the WaWa and adjacent property for each group just prior to departing. Please reset your odometer on the back road just before we begin to take off.

THE CRUISE...
We will take a 53 mile cruise to our mid-point stop at the ever-familiar Sheetz Gas Station at 4201 Anderson Hwy, Powahatan, VA. Then we will cruise 44 miles along more familiar roads (but in reverse from normal) ending up at “Casa de Judy" located at 11019 Chippoke Place, Chester.

Casa de Judy
11019 Chppoke Place
Chester, VA 23831

Once we arrive Judy's home, please do not park on any cultivated grass! They, and their neighbors, have irrigation heads placed along the roadway edge.

THE PICNIC LUNCH...
REMEMBER to bring your own picnic lunch, a camp chair, one per car should work, and your beverage! Judy has seating for 20 folks on the patio and 10 or so in the “Chesapeake Room” (patio room attached to their house) and more in the house if weather pushes us indoors.

Roger and Judy will have some bottled water and a limited beer selection available, if needed.

Volunteers to lead the 2nd group and the 2 trail cars are needed and appreciated.

ROUTES:

Hosted by Roger & Judy

June

Meeting: Tuesday, June 18

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Special Event, Saturday, June 8: ACCA Event at St. Joseph's Villa

The Richmond Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will be holding its Annual Car Show on Saturday, June 8th at St. Joseph's Villa in Richmond. Once again, our Club has been invited to participate, and we will be eligible for our own Class (and Class Awards), if our car count is high enough. The Class will either be named Miata or Mazda.

Member's who have entered their Miatas in the AACA show have been asked to RSVP Brian Munsey by Sunday, May 26th using this SIGNUP GENIUS LINK.

PLEASE NOTE: Members who are not entering their cars are very welcome to come to the show as spectators and hang out with us. You will need to pay admission at the gate.

Hosted by Brian and Lisa

Cruise: Saturday, June 22

Co-hosted by Nino, Fran, Dee & Greg

July

Meeting: Tuesday, July 16

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, July 20

Hosted by Tom & JL

August

Meeting: Tuesday, August 20

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, August 24

Hosted by TBD

September

Meeting: Tuesday, September 17

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22 (3 Days / 2 nights) - Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho Off To West Virginia We Go!

It’s time—time for an overnight get-together! This year we have scheduled a two-night, three-day drive. We will be traveling to Lewisburg, WV on September 20-22. 

Due to headcount requirements, available space and food preparation, we need to have your RSVP via Sign-Up Genius NO LATER THAN JULY 16.

Also, RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the hotel where we'll be staying in Lewisburg, WV. See information below and make your reservations ASAP.

We hope you will join us. We do not think the weekend will disappoint.

Hosted by: Susan and Brian Austin & Dee and Greg Tunstall

HERE ARE SOME DETAILS:

Friday, September 20

We will leave Richmond for Lewisburg with a stop in Staunton, VA to have lunch at Chili’s.

WARNING: This will be a very long day (six hours) on many curvy and winding roads which can be challenging but are sure to put a smile on your face (and/or elicit a few giggles!). There will be plenty of rest stops along the way.

We have a Room Block for 25 rooms at:

HAMPTON INN
238 Coleman Drive
Lewisburg, WV 24901
(304) 645-7300

$165 per night plus tax

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. When requesting a room, please:

  • Tell them the dates of the trip (September 20-22);
  • And then let them know the name of the room block: Central Virginia Miata Club

If you are a single driver and decide to share a room with someone or are bringing a guest, we need to know the name of that person. 

We will have a chance to freshen up before eating dinner at HILL & HOLLER (Neopolitan wood-fired pizzas, calzones, salads and small bites). We have included the link to the menu. Please note that sandwiches are only served until 5:00 p.m., and we will most likely be arriving after 5:00 p.m. We will be able to order off the menu.

For those who would like to participate, we will have games in the hotel lobby both Friday and Saturday nights. Left Center Right is sure to be played again, so bring your $1 bills for a chance to win the game pot. There is also a hotel pool where you can sign up for water aerobics with Mr. Austin. ;-)

Saturday, September 21

There will be less driving but several fun activities. The Hampton Inn provides a free hot breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. We will drive to the New River Gorge Bridge where we will spend time in the Visitor Center and watch an 11-minute movie for those who wish to see it. We will then listen to an audio tour as we drive underneath the bridge on a winding and mostly one-way road.

Tamarack Marketplace will be our next stop for lunch. Tamarack is a cultural center which boasts creations from several artists, artisans, crafts people and food producers. Ladies, this is a place where you will wish your Miata trunk was bigger. Gentlemen, you will be glad it isn’t. (You’re welcome.) More information to come regarding boxed lunches as we get closer to the drive; however, the cost will be $25 per boxed lunch.

From Tamarack we will head to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine for a tour and time in the museum and gift shop. The tour fee is $15/per person. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater as the mine can get chilly.

We will then head back to the hotel for a rest before going to dinner at the Dutch Haus Restaurant located in the Lewisburg Elks Country Club (Link to their menu: a variety of smoked meats, in-house BBQ pork, boar’s head meat and an amazing spread of seafood and homemade desserts).

Sunday, September 22

After leaving the hotel and driving more twisting roads, we will stop for lunch at Milk House Market an Old Dairy in Warm Springs, VA. We will provide lunch options closer to the drive. They will have our lunches ready when we arrive. Note: Fantastic ice cream should you want dessert.

We will make our way to Lexington, VA via Goshen Pass where we will end the trip and you can return home using whichever route you like.

Hosted by Susan, Brian, Dee, and Greg

October

Meeting: Tuesday, October 15

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, October 19

Hosted by Keith & Angela

November

Meeting: Tuesday, November 19

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Cruise: Saturday, November 23

Hosted by Brian & Lisa

December

Christmas Party - Saturday, December 7

Hosted by Roger and Judy

No cruise this month

 

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