2011 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


Meeting: January 18

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

No Rally


Meeting: February 15

Red Lobster at White Oak
4415 South Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23231

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See their menu at: http://www.redlobster.com/menus/

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 Cory and Cindy

Event: February 19 - Meet at Keystone Tractor Museum at 2:00 p.m.

Regular admission price is $8/person. Cory spoke with the manager and they will do $6/person if we have 12 people, or $5/person if we have 20. However, he found a coupon for buy 1, get 1 for half price (so $12/couple instead of $16)

The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Cory would like should meet there around 2:00 p.m. If there's interest we could do an early dinner after the museum - there are several good Mexican places nearby.

The address is:
Website: http://www.keystonetractorworks.com/museum/


Meeting: March 15

Joe's Inn
2616 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23235

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See their menu at: http://www.joesinn.com/BonAir/

Hosted by Fred and Margaret

Meeting Notes

Rally: March 19

Country Roads... take us to Farmville

The weather is suppose to be beautiful this weekend, so what could be better than putting the top down an joining your CVMC friends on a ride to Farmville! This drive will take us through beautiful country roads with several driving breaks along the way including the Sailors Creek Battlefield Visitor's Center (bathroom break). We will arrive in Farmville in time for a noon lunch. Brian will bring copies of the attached driving instructions on Saturday morning.

Everyone should arrive at the parking lot adjacent to the River City Diner in the Belgrade Shopping Center, Midlothian, VA by 9:00am this Saturday, March 19.

The Belgrade Shopping Center is located at the intersection of Robious Rd. and Huguenot Rd in Midlothian.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. (departure at 9:30 a.m.)
River City Diner
The Shoppes at Bellgrade
11430 West Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23235

Hosted by Brian and Susan

Route Instructions

Rally Notes/Photos

Miata's at Myrtle Beach: March 24-27

Scott attended the Miata's at Myrtle Beach event and provided this link to his fantastic photos. Enjoy!


Meeting: April 19

The Grill
5724 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, Va 23226
The Grill's Facebook Page

This neighborhood restaurant is very close to the corner of Patterson and Libby. Parking is on-street and they have a parking lot in the rear.

If you arrive before our 6:30 p.m. meeting, please stroll down the street (toward the Post Office) to 5600 Patterson Avenue and browse my sister's new shop "Renew 4 You." My sister, Monica, and her husband George would love to show you around! They specialize in new, used and custom hand painted furniture and accessories for the home

Their showroom is a fresh and comprehensive mix of recycled and repurposed furniture for everyone. They have helped thousands of clients meet their decorating needs and desire to go green by renewing and rejuvenating their existing home furnishings. Why buy new when you can renew!

Hosted by Christi

Rally: April 3 - British Car Club Show

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3rd, for a scenic drive on Route 5, to the Williamsburg British Car Club 12th Annual Car Show.

Meet Location:
Exxon Station
3275 New Market Road (Route 5)
Varina, VA 23231

The show will be held this year at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park, which is located a short distance from the Chickahominy Bridge in James City County. Catered food will be available there or we can drive to one of the many fine restaurants in the Williamsburg area for lunch.

You can explore the Williamsburg British Car Club at the following link at: http://www.wmbgbrit.com/index.html Looking forward to seeing you there.

Hosted by Fred and Margaret

Rally Notes/Photos

Rally: April 30

We will gather at the Market Café Exxon at 10950 Nuchols Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. This is in Innsbrook, just off I-295. The website is www.marketcafeinnsbrook.com. Please arrive by 9:15 a.m. You'll have time to gas up, eat, participate in the drivers' meeting and otherwise "prepare yourself" before we depart a little after 9:30 a.m.

We'll take a brisk ride through the countryside of Goochland and Hanover counties ending with lunch at JJ's Grille in Glen Allen. Their website is www.jjsgrille.com.

Hosted by Jim and Lynnette

Rally Photos


Meeting: May 17

Anthony's Italian Restaurant
4000 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223

Meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. - Meeting will take place following our meal.

Hosted by Cory and Cindy

Meeting Notes

Rally: May 21 - Charles City Loop-de-loop Rally

THE better way to get from Richmond to Williamsburg!

We'll meet at the Varina Pit Stop #546 at 8:45 a.m. We'll leave at 9:00 a.m. At this point it looks like we'll have a sunny day.

Exxon Station
3275 New Market Rd (aka Route 5)
Richmond,VA 23231

We'll be having lunch at the Backfin Seafood Restaurant in Williamsburg.

Hosted by Cory and Cindy

Rally Notes/Photos


Meeting: June 21

The Parkway Restaurant
Serving American and German Cuisine at its best!
7211 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanisville, VA 23111

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See their menu at: http://parkwayrest.com/

Hosted by Thad and Pat

Rally: June 25 - Operation: The Loop

We will cruise from Petersburg to Blackstone, VA and have lunch at the Farmers Café Restaurant. After lunch, we'll explore the back roads of Nottoway and Dinwidde counties, take a brief tour of the township of Wilsons and end at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant for dessert and a debriefing.

From Petersburg, drive I-85 South and take Exit 61 (the exit for Highway 460 West). We will meet at the Shell Service Station immediately on your right after you take the exit. We'll meet at 9:45 a.m. and leave at 10:00 a.m. sharp.

Shell Service Station - I-85, Exit 61
23822 Airport Road
Petersburg, VA 23803

Hosted by Thad and Pat


Meeting: July 19

Roma's Restaurant
6585 Ironbridge Place
Richmond, VA 23234

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by Rich and Cheryl

Rally: July 2 Run to the Rivah!

Independance Day Rally to Gil and Anne's place on the Rivah - Picnic with all the fix'ins!

We'll meet at the Varina Pit Stop #546 Exxon station at 9:00 a.m. We'll leave at 9:30 a.m.

Exxon Station - I-295, Exit 22A
3275 New Market Rd (aka Route 5)
Varina,VA 23231

Hosted by Gil and Anne

Rally Route

Rally and PICNIC!... July 30

We will meet at Rich and Cheryl's home at 9:00 a.m.

Rich and Cheryl
5411 Mistyhill Road
Richmond, VA 23234
home: 804-743-5676
cell: 804-501-8804

Rich and Cheryl will provide hamburgers and hotdogs for the picnic. Please bring your choice of picnic "fare" to share (and any other type of meat or veggie you would like to grill). We'll store our picnic goodies in their refrigerator... then take off for a rally through the countryside.

We will return to their home for a picnic after we've zoomed up an appetite!

Hosted by Rich and Cheryl


Meeting: August 16

Joe's Inn
2616 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23235

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See their menu at: http://www.joesinn.com/BonAir/

Hosted by Patricia

Rally: August 20

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


Meeting: September 20

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

Carini Italian Restaurant
3718 Williamsburg Road (Rt 60)
Richmond, VA 23231

Hint - 0.6 miles west of Laburnum on route 60. We will be in the banquet room in the back.

Hosted by Bill and Nancy

Special Event - Sunday, September 18

Meet at 10:00 a.m. (depart at 10:15):
Parking lot next to McDonalds
Staples Mill Plaza Shopping Center
8975 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228

The Classics on the Green 2011 European Car Show is sponsored by the Central Virginia British Car Club. See the Classics on the Green 2011 webpage for more information.

Advance Tickets: General Admission $10, Wine Festival $15, Combined $25
Day of Show: General Admission $10, Wine Festival $25, Combined $35

This is a 61.3 mile round-about Miata Club group drive through rural roads in Henrico, Hanover, and New Kent to the car show and optional wine festival and tasting at the winery. Rest stops are available if needed at the BP convenience/gas station at the Route 33/Route 54 crossroads, Ashland and the West Store at the Route 606/Route360 crossroads.

Food vendors will be at the event for those that wish to eat there. Please bring a 2-way radio for communication during the drive if you have one.

Trip Directions

Photo Gallery

Hosted by Fred and Margaret

Rally: September 24

Cancelled due to rainy weather.

Exxon Station
3275 New Market Rd. (Rt 5)
Richmond, VA 23231
Bill's cell phone: 804-239-8002
Hint - 0.2 mile east of I-295 on route 5

The route takes us through Charles City, Hanover down the middle peninsula to West Point through New Kent ending up at the Blue Heron Restaurant on the Chickahominy River. The first stop has a nice produce stand. We'll gas up before we leave.

See Route

Hosted by Bill and Nancy


Meeting: October 18

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

Topeka's Steakhouse and Saloon
1776 Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23229-4654
Topeka's website

Rally - Wine Country Tour: October 22

We will meet at the River City Diner located in the Shoppes at Belgrade (intersection of Huguenot Road and Robious Road. We will meet at 8:45am and depart at 9:00am. The Diner is located at:

River City Diner
11430 West Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113-1119

This drive is about 161 miles round trip and should take about five hours depending on the amount of time spent at each winery. Our first stop will be the Jefferson Vineyards (near Charlottesville) followed by a stop at the nearby Carter Mountain Orchids. The Apple Barn offers an excellent opportunity to purchase a wide variety of apples and/or peaches. An observation deck offers excellent views of Charlottesville and the mountains and valleys to the east. We will then head south on SR 20 visiting Sugar Leaf Vineyards and then First Colony Winery. Sugar Leaf is a small establishment nestled in the foothills about .8th of a mile off of SR 730 (access is via a one lane country road mostly gravel). Following our visit to First Colony, we will head to Scottsville for a late lunch at the Amicis Italian Bistro. The menu offers a diverse array of dishes and sandwiches at reasonable prices. We will head east on SR 6 with a final stop at the Byrd Cellars for those who are interested in one more wine tasting opportunity. The tour ends at SR 288 where drivers will disperse to their respective destinations.

Rally Route

Rally Photos

Hosted by Brian and Susan


Meeting: November 15

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

Mimi's Cafe
11275 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23060
Mimi's Cafe website

Hosted by Marilyn

No Rally


Holiday Party: December 11

Join us at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season. The meal will be potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share. Contact zoom@centralvirginiamiataclub.net and let Susan know what you will bring so we can fill in any gaps for a wonderful meal!

Brian and Susan's
13618 Goswick Lane
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Hosted by Brian and Susan

No Rally

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