2010 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 19

Yen Ching Restaurant
Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
Hosted by Bud and Susan Deihl

No Rally

February

Meeting: February 16

Red Lobster
13236 Rittenhouse Drive
Midlothian, VA
804-744-1607
Hosted by Jim and Jackie Colonna

No Rally

March

Meeting: March 16

Olive Garden Restaurant
9750 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
804-330-7391
Hosted by Fred and Margaret Walder

Meeting highlights

Rally: March 20

Fling into Spring Rally

We will meet in Midlothian at the Wendy's located off of Hull Street at 3601 Price Club Boulavard, across the street from Costco and the Hampton Inn. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for a departure time of 8:45 a.m. The morning drive will take us on meandering country roads through the counties of Chesterfield, Amelia and Powhatan. Two rest stops are planned—the first in Amelia and the second in Powhatan. The drive will end back in the Richmond area where we will eat lunch at Joe’s Inn, located at 2616 Buford Road in Bon Air.

Hosted by Fred and Margaret Walder.

Rally highlights

April

Meeting: April 20

Mimi's Cafe
11275 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23229
804-364-9275

Parking is available beside Mimi's and in the parking deck.

Hosted by Marilyn and Michael Beckwith

Meeting highlights

Rally: April 24—Cancelled

 

May

Meeting: May 18

Zorba's
9068 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
804-270-6026

Hosted by Christi Connell

British/European Car Show: May 2

Meet: 9:45 a.m.
Fas Mart Convenience Store
2650 New Market Road (Route 5)
Richmond, VA
Phone: 804-795-1082

Interested Miata Club members and friends are invited to attend the British Car Club Show in Williamsburg on May 2nd. We will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Fas Mart on Route 5, and leave at 10:00 a.m. for an enjoyable ride down scenic Route 5 to the car show. Although only European cars participate in the show, everyone is welcome to come and there is no fee to attend. The event has catered food or we could go to one of the many fine restaurants in the Williamsburg area.

Show Location: New Town, 4801 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg VA 23185 - Web site: http://www.wmbgbrit.com/

If you will be driving on your own here are directions to the Car Show from Richmond: Take I-64 East to 199 West-Williamsburg. At Monticello Ave., Rt.321,bear left. At stop light go left onto Monticello. Turn left at the 5th light-Ironbound Rd. Take a left at the 1st light -Discovery Park Blvd., then first left onto Courthouse St.

Drive hosted by Fred and Margaret Walder

Rally highlights

Rally: May 22—Cancelled

I have monitored weather forecasts from The Weather Channel, NBC12 and The Weather Underground. All predict a very likely chance of rain throughout the day and possible thunderstorms. The ride to Vesuvius is a nice winding trip and should be enjoyed in nice “top down” weather. In addition, safety is a concern in regard to winding wet roads.

We look forward to seeing you at the June rally hosted by Jim and Lynnette.

All the best, Bud

June

Meeting: June 15

La Casita Mexican Restaurant
5204 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
804-264-9896

If you have never been to La Casita, you will enjoy the ambiance!

Hosted by Thad and Pat Jones

Rally: June 12

We will gather at the Market Café Exxon on 10950 Nuchols Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. This is on Nuchols Road in Innsbrook, just off I-295. The website is www.marketcafeinnsbrook.com. Please arrive at 8:45 AM. You’ll have time to gas up, eat, participate in the drivers’ meeting, and otherwise “prepare yourself” before we depart a little after 9:00 AM. We’ll take a brisk ride through the countryside of Goochland and Hanover counties ending with lunch at JJ’s Grille in Glen Allen. The website is www.jjsgrille.com. Bring your family channel radio/walkie talkies set to channel 8!

Hosted by Jim and Lynnette Godwin

July

Meeting: July 20

Carini Italian Restaurant
3718 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, VA 23231-2522
Phone: 804-222-0715
Website: www.carinirestaurant.com

They have a very nice banquet room that will accommodate us nicely and VERY good food—plenty of parking too!

Hosted by Christi Connell

CVMC Picnic — Saturday, July 24

CVMC Picnic and 20th Birthday Celebration for our Miatas!

Location: Pocahontas Park, Shelter #7

Time: Arrive about 11:00 a.m. for lunch at 12 NOON
(We have reserved the shelter for the day, so feel free to arrive early or stay late to enjoy the park!)

The meal will be provided by the club from Brock’s Bar-B-Que (see their menu at http://www.brocksbbq.com/catering.html

Picnic highlights

August

Meeting: August 17

River City Diner at the Shoppes at Bellgrade
11430 West Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA 23235
804-897-9518

We will meet at the diner for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See their menu at: http://www.rivercitydiner.com/Bellgrade
We should have a private dining room for our meeting!

Hosted by Corey and Cindy Brown

Rally: August 21

From Here to Vesuvius
Join us on a drive to Vesuvius on the other side of the Blue Ridge Parkway, then lunch at the Devil's Backbone Brewing Company with a beautiful view of the mountains.

We will meet at 8:15 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 8:30 p.m. and head west. The drive to the restaurant takes approximately 4 hours including three 15 minute breaks along the way. Don't worry, there's a shorter route back to Richmond via route 64.

Hosted by Susan and Bud Deihl

September

Meeting: September 21

Red Lobster at White Oak
4415 South Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23231
804-226-1416

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See their menu at: http://www.redlobster.com/menus/
We should have a private dining room for our meeting!

Directions: Travel I-64 east toward Williamsburg from Richmond and get off at Exit 195, Laburnum Avenue. Bear right at the light, then get into the left lane. Go to the first light and turn left--you will see the Red Lobster right there (you need to go around a round-about to get into their parking lot). Some of the parking lots and side streets are a bit weird in the White Oak area.

Hosted by Barb and Norm Bean

Rally: September 25

The September CVMC trip will depart from the Exxon station at 3275 New Market Road (Rt. 5), Varina, Va at 9:00 on Saturday 9/25. For those that prefer directions, the location is 0.2 mile east of I-295 on Rt 5. Please arrive by 8:45.

We will be traveling the back roads of Charles City, Hanover and New Kent Counties. The trip will include "pit stops" at the Studley store (rustic!) and the New Kent welcome center (modern) with lunch an the Rose and Crown Tavern at New Kent County Courthouse complex.

We will provide 15 questions that can be answered by careful observation during the trip. A prize will be awarded to the crew with the most correct answers.

Questions?... Call or email Bill Keswick (wkeswick@cox.net), 804-239-8002.

Hosted by Bill and Nancy Keswick

October

Meeting: October 19

Rascals Pizza and Subs
4040 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
804-270-6006
(Located at the Innsbrook shoppes right between Mexico and The Place)

Hosted by Cory and Cindy Brown

Rally: October 16

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival
We will gather at the Market Café Exxon on 10950 Nuchols Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. This is on Nuchols Road in Innsbrook, just off I-295. The website is www.marketcafeinnsbrook.com. Please arrive at 8:45 a.m. You’ll have time to participate in the drivers meeting, and otherwise “prepare yourself” before we depart a little after 9:00 a.m. We’ll take a scenic ride through the countryside to "Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival" in Syria, Virginia 22742. The website is http://www.gravesmountain.com/appleharvest.htm. Bring your family channel radios set to channel 8!

Hosted by Marilyn and Michael Beckwith

November

Meeting: November 16

Joe's Inn
2616 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23236-3422
804-320-9700
Meet at 6:15 for dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by Glen Swann III

Rally: November 13

From Here to Vesuvius
Join us on a drive to Vesuvius on the other side of the Blue Ridge Parkway, then lunch at the Devil's Backbone Brewing Company with a beautiful view of the mountains.

We will meet at 8:15 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 8:30 p.m. and head west. The drive to the restaurant takes approximately 4 hours including three 15 minute breaks along the way. Don't worry, there's a shorter route back to Richmond via route 64.

Hosted by Susan and Bud Deihl

December

Holiday party: December 4

Location TBA

Hosted by Bud and Susan Deihl

No Rally

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