2017 Meetings and events

CVMC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The location of meetings is established by CVMC volunteers and changes to a different restaurant each month.

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.

Rallies are held throughout the year and provide opportunities to enjoy a group Miata drive through the beautiful Virginia countryside. Although the schedule varies, rallies are generally held on the third Saturday of each month, weather permitting.

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

January

Meeting: January 17

Capital Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
Phone: 804-897-5815

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by our 2017 planning meeting.

Hosted by Susan and Bud

No Rally

February

Meeting: February 21

We will meet at the Roma Ristorante Italiano in Henrico, VA at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Roma Ristorante Italiano
8330 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 261-0400

Please RSVP by Sunday evening, August 14 to roundoor@gmail.com.

Host Susan and Bud

Rally: Feb. 25 RALLY CANCELLED

Brew Ridge Rally CANCELLED
The weather stations are predicting thunderstorms around the Blueridge on Saturday beginning around 10:00am... so we've decided to cancel the rally

We've rescheduled this rally for April 22. Enjoy your weekend!

March

Meeting: March 21

We will meet at the Grapevine Restaurant in Richmond, VA at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Grapevine Restaurant
11055 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 440-9100

Hosted by Pam and Bob

Please RSVP by Sunday evening, March 19 to roundoor@gmail.com so we can get an idea of how many of you will be able to come. Thanks!

Hosted by: Pam and Bob

Rally: March 25 - Big Loop to Ashland

Join us on our big loop to Ashland rally. We'll meet at 8:45am at:

Fasmart (Valero)
1700 Ashland Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 784-2912

We'll get on the road at 9:00am and should arrive at Jake's Place Restaurant and Market in Ashland for lunch by 12:30pm assuming the cows and school buses are cooperative. Jake's Place is small, but has pretty good food.

Hosted by: Pam and Bob

April

Meeting: April 18

We will meet at Candela's at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Candela's Pizzeria and Ristorante Italiano
14235 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23233
(804) 379-0910

Please RSVP by Sunday evening, April 16th to roundoor@gmail.com so we can get an idea of how many of you will be able to come. Thanks!

Hosted by: Jo Ann and Paul

Rally: April 22 - RALLY CANCELLED

Brew Ridge Rally - CANCELLED

May

Meeting: May 16

We will meet at Extra Billys on Alverser Drive. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Extra Billy's
1110 Alverser Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
804-379-8727

Hosted by: Christi

Rally: May 20

Rally to the Mountains
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 9:15 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 - (This route ends at Wild Wolf Brewery. We'll actually stop at Devil's Backbone - a few miles from Wild Wolf.)

Hosted by Susan and Bud

June

Meeting: June 20

We will meet at The Capital Ale House in Midlothian. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Captial Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114

Hosted by Alex and Jim

Special Event: June 3

Moss Motors MotoFest 2017
Moss Motorfest is on June 3 and if you plan to attend you need to register online by this Friday, May 26. Cars are being positioned on the field between 8:00am and 10:00am. The schedule of events and complete information about the event or online at the Moss Motor website.

Bring your lawnchair(s) so you can sit around and enjoy fellowship together. Remember to bring sunscreen and any other protection. There are some vending stations there, but you may want to bring some drinks and snacks. In addition to seeing a lot of interesting cars and meeting people, Moss is offering a 15% discount on any purchases that you make, so don't miss out on this opportunity. As we discussed at our meeting, there will not be any coordinated drive. SEE YOU THERE!

Hosted by Susan and Bud

Rally: June 24 - Rally to AACA Car Show and SWAP Meet

Join us for our CVMC June rally to the 48th Car Show and SWAP Meet sponsored by the Richmond Region Antique Automobile Club of America! We'll meet at 9:00 AM at the Shell Country Store and get on the road by 9:15 AM.

Shell Country Store
45 Broad Street Road
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
(804) 784-0932

Our drive will take us on narrow winding roads through the Goochland and Hanover County countryside. We'll arrive at the Car Show before 11:00 AM, located at Saint Joseph's Villa (at the intersection of Route one and Parham Road).

Admission to the Car Show is $5.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Joseph's Villa. Here's a link to the BROCHURE FOR THE CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET.

What about Lunch?
You can choose to enjoy food from some vendors at the show or we can pick a nearby restaurant for lunch. This will allow everyone to stay as long as they choose. We'll discuss this in more detail at our meeting on Tuesday, June 20.

SPECIAL CAR SHOW OPPORTUNITY FOR CLUB MEMBERS
One of the special events taking place at the car show is the "Charity Cruise In." This will allow us the opportunity to display our cars in the Cruise In area and promote the Club at the same time! We'll discuss this at our June 20 meeting, but our idea is to get club members to participate with cars that represent each generation of the Miata.

If you are interested in showing off your car, let's discuss the details at our Tuesday evening meeting and make some decisions about signs, registration, etc. via  group vote.

ROUTE DIRECTIONS

Hosted by: Susan and Bud

 

July

Meeting: July 18

We will meet at Joe's Inn in Bon Air. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Joe's Inn
2616 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23235

Hosted by: Beverly and Glen

Rally: July 22 - Go wherever my new GPS wants to go rally...

Join us for a drive from Dinwiddie County to the Hickory Notch Grill on 250. A few "SARs" are included.

We'll meet at 9:00 AM and get on the road at 9:15 AM.

Mapco/East Coast
6460 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-9592

Our drive will end at the Hickory Notch Grill where we'll gather for lunch:

Hickory Notch Grill
2031 Broad Street Road
Maidens, VA 23102
(804) 556-2742

ROUTE DIRECTIONS

Hosted by: Pam and Bob

August

Meeting: August 15

We will meet at Bella Italia on Iron Bridge Road. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Bella Italia
6407 Iron Bridge Road
North Chesterfield, VA
804-743-1116

Hosted by: Judy and Roger

Rally: August 19 - A Different Rally

This will be a bit of a different rally as our final destination will not be a restaurant but rather a well-known (at least in gardening circles) purveyor of bulbs, seeds, perennials, plants, and gardening supplies and education -- Brent and Beck’s Bulbs in Gloucester. We will however enjoy pre-ordered box lunches ($12 each, before gratuity if you so desire) on their patio from the nearby Nuttall Country Store. Otherwise you could bring your own picnic lunch or dine later in Gloucester on your own.

Box lunch options are: (1) Chicken Salad with Craisins on Croissant, (2) Ham & Swiss on wheat, or (3) Turkey & Cheddar on wheat. All box lunches come with brownie (homemade), chips (plain), fresh fruit cup, bottled water, napkin, and salt & pepper. Please send your box lunch choice to Judy by email NLT 16 August at judy.rae.bennett@gmail.com.

We will start our rally at the WaWa at 7847 Compass Point Ln in Mechanicsville. Please arrive between 8:45 - 9:00 AM for a prompt 9:15 departure. Please bring cash to pay Judy prior to our morning departure as she will pay Nuttall with her credit card.  Only limited additions or changes can be made the day of the event as Nuttall's will have already purchased the supplies to meet our order.

We will meander to the NE and then SE for a mid-point stop at the McDonalds in West Point. We will get back on the road and loop east towards Mathews with our destination at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs at 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester, VA 23601, https://www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com. If there is enough interest Judy will arrange a private 2 hour tour of their gardens by either Brent or Becky following our lunch. Considering it will be August, Roger/Judy will probably take their own shade (umbrella) and bottled water on the outdoors tour.

Nuttall’s is located about 5 minutes beyond Brent and Becky’s and is a cute little old country store that still houses the US Post Office inside their store – a place to see once - https://www.facebook.com/Nuttall-Store-149999798387532/ or http://www.nuttallstore.com/home.html

Hosted by: Judy and Roger

September

Meeting: Sept. 19

We will meet at The Capital Ale House in Midlothian. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Captial Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
804-897-5815

 

Hosted by Susan and Brian

Overnight Rally: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

Join us for our West Virginia Overnight Rally! This is one you don't want to miss!

Saturday morning, September 30th, we'll meet at the Sheetz Gas Station at 8:45 AM and leave promptly at 9:00 AM for West Virginia.

Sheetz Gas Station
2600 James Anderson Highway (US 60)
Powhatan, VA 23139-7401
Phone: 804-598-9474

The Sheetz station is about 7.5 miles west of the 60/288 intersection... at the intersection of Dorset Rd. and US 60.

Our rally will consist of some new routes to Marlinton, West Virginia. We anticipate arriving midafternoon and in time to enjoy Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival.

Saturday evening we'll enjoy musical entertainment at the Pocohontas County Opera House followed by more fun back at the Marlinton Motor Inn.

Sunday will include some exciting mountain roads on the way to the Green Bank Radio Observatory. Our route back to Staunton, VA will take us on US 250 since this was a very popular route last year.

Please make your reservations at the Marlinton Motor Inn soon if you have not already done so (304-799-4711). Also notify Brian Austin (baustinphd@verizon.net) regarding your intentions to participate in the Saturday night Opera House event and the Sunday Radio Observatory tour if you haven’t already done so.

Route

Hosted by: Susan and Brian

October

Meeting: Oct. 17

Hosted by: Jo Ann and Paul

Rally: Oct. 21

Hosted by:

November

Meeting: Nov. 21

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

Rally: TBA - Dominion Raceway

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

December

Holiday Party: Dec. 2

Hosted by: Judy and Roger

No Rally in December

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