2013 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.

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Meeting: January 15

Yen Ching Restaurant
9031 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: 804-276-7430

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

Hosted by Bud & Susan

No Rally


Meeting: February 19

Vietnam Garden
9031 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 804-262-6114

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

Hosted by Irene

Special Event: February 23

Pearson Mazda Tech/Maintenance Morning
9520 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Pearson Mazda will provide a tour of their operation and share with us their expertise and ability to maintain Miatas. They will also open up a couple bays with lifts and provide a mechanic to talk to us about maintenance items we can do ourselves and when to make the decision to get professional help. It would be great if members would bring cars of varying models and ages, so that we can hoist them up and learn about the differences and any specific maintenance recommendations.

After our show and tell, we'll have lunch together before going on our way.

Hosted by Stephen


Meeting: March 19

Ledo's Pizza
7052 Commons Plaza
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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

Hosted by Glen & Beverly

Rally: March 23 - Horse Country Ramble

Weather permitting, we will gather at the:

Market Café Exxon
10950 Nuchols Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

This is in Innsbrook, just off I-295. 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 ride through the horse country of Goochland and Hanover counties ending with lunch at JJ's Grille in Glen Allen.

Hosted by Bud & Susan


Meeting: April 16

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 Bud & Susan

Rally: April 20 - South of the James - Castles and Plantations

We will meet at the Hardees in Hopewell, VA

310 W. Randolph Road
Hopewell, VA 23860

This is a nice little rally from Hopewell to Smith's Fort Plantation to Bacon's Castle to the Virginia Diner in Wakefield and back to Hopewell via Disputanta and Prince George. Each leg is about 20 miles. It should really be a treat. Both Smith's Plantation and Bacon's Castle are true national historical and architectural treasures. We will experience a few nice curves on a safe and smooth highway covering about 90 miles, see several picturesque small towns, and skirt the James River. The Virginia Diner is delightful, and has given us a special buffet price of under $12, including soft drinks.

We will leave Hardee's on Rte. 10 in downtown Hopewell at 9:30 and our reservation at the diner is for 12:30. Our first stop will be for restrooms and gas at the CITGO station in Surry, near Smith's Plantation, followed by Bacon's Castle 10 miles further, then 20 miles to the Virginia Diner in Wakefield. After lunch, we'll disperse and those who wish can jump on either I-295 or I-95 20 and 25 miles west of Wakefield on 460.


Hosted by Paul & Susan


Meeting: May 21

Bella Italia
6407 Iron Bridge Road
Richmond, VA 23234
(804) 743-1116

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

Hosted by Cheryl & Rick

Rally: Sunday, May 19

We will begin our Rally Event with a Sunday Brunch at 10 AM.

Kings Kornor Catering and Restaurant
Chesterfield Airport
7511 Airfield Drive
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 743-9333

They do not take reseverations but they will open early for our group, so we need to have everyone there by 10 a.m. for brunch.

After brunch, we will take a ride through the country. This rally was actually planned when Cheryl and Rick got lost in the country and, luckily found their way home.

Hosted by Cheryl & Rick


Meeting: June 18

Yen Ching Restaurant
6601 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: 804-276-7430

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

Hosted by Susan & Bud

Rally: June 22 - CANCELLED

Mr. Lewis Little of Smithfield offered to show us his private car collection... but due to uncontrollable circumstances he had to cancel. Please join us for our rally next month on July 13th.


Meeting: July 16

We will meet at Maria's Restaurant for our July meeting. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Maria's Restaurant
2595 New Kent Highway (Route 249)
Quinton, VA 23141

I-64 east to Exit 205 - Bottoms Bridge
Left at the light at the top of the ramp on to New Kent Highway
!/2 Mile on Right look for Food Lion
Maria's is two doors east (left) of Food Lion

Hosted by Nancy & Bill

Rally: July 13 - Zooming to Hanover Tavern

We'll meet at 8:45 AM at the Exxon station for an 9:00 AM departure!

3275 New Market Road (Rt 5)
Richmond, VA 23231
(Hint – on Rt 5 0.2 miles east of I-295)

Our route will "wind" through Charles City, New Kent, Henrico, and King William. We will be stopping at a nice vegetable stand in Hanover. Bring appropriate coolers to keep your purchases from cooking in the trunk of your Zoom-Zoom. We will end at the Hanover Tavern for lunch and a tour for those interested in the history. Lots of back roads with no center lines! 100 miles/2 rest stops. Easy trip back to Richmond
Gas up at the EXXON station!

Contact: Bill Keswick

See Route

Hosted by Nancy & Bill


Meeting: August 20

We will meet at The Iron Horse Restaurant in Ashland, VA. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Iron Horse Restaurant
(next to the train tracks)
100 South Railroad Avenue
Ashland, VA 23141

Hosted by Barb & Norm

Rally: August 24

We will meet in the Providence Forge area at the Exxon Pit Stop, Exit 214 off Interstate 64 East, at 8:40 a.m. and plan to depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. (Turn right at the stop sign at the Exit 214 ramp--you will see the Exxon station on your right about half a block ahead.)

We will be traveling through New Kent County and making a stop at Old St. Peters Episcopal Church where George and Martha Washington were married. We will be given a 30-minute tour and then use their facilities as our first Rest Stop. We will then travel west and north through King and Queen County and Essex County, with one more Rest Stop, prior to arriving at Lowerys Seafood Restaurant in Tappahannock, Virginia for lunch.

Hosted by Barb & Norm


Meeting: Sept. 17

We will meet at Firebirds on Robious Road. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

The Shoppes at Belvedere
11448 Belvedere Vista Lane
Richmond, VA 23235

September 21 - CANCELLED

Cancelled due to thunderstorms in the weather forecast.


Meeting: October 15

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

Hosted by Brian & Susan

Rally: October 19 - Fall Wine Country Rally

Join us for our CVMC Fall Wine Country Rally! We will visit the Charlottesville winery and then go up Route 20 to two wineries near Route 33. Our lunch will be at a BBQ restaurant in Gordonsville.

We will meet at:
River City Diner in the Shoppes at Bellgrade
(at the intersection of Huguenot and Robious Road)
11430 West Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA

Be there and ready to leave at 9:30 AM.

Hosted by Brian & Susan


Meeting: Nov. 19

We will meet at Conch Republic at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Conch Republic
11 New Orleans Street
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 226-6242

Hosted by Susan & Bud

Rally: Nov. 23 - Brew Ridge Rally

Brew Ridge Rally
Join us on a drive to the Wild Wolf 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 2.45 hours including two 15 minute breaks along the way. Don't worry, there's a shorter route back to Richmond via I64.


Hosted by Susan and Bud


Rally to Holiday Party at Genie and Charlie's: Dec. 7

Charlie will meet us at the Wawa station near Broad Street/288 and lead a rally to their home.

We will meet at the Wawa at 1:45pm so we can leave by 2:00pm and arrive at Charlie and Genie's by 3:00pm

12564 Broad Street Road
(near 288 and Broad Street)
Richmond, VA ‎
(804) 360-2119

If you miss the rally, and/or you would like to make you're way to Charlie and Genie's on your own time. Here are the directions:

  1. Take I-64 west to Route 522 North (Gum Springs) We are about 50 miles from the I-64 Rt 288 interchange.
  2. Follow Rt 522 North through Mineral ( This is where everyone gets lost. 522 makes an offset at the light (only one in town) turn right, cross the tracks and make the first left).
  3. Follow 522 north past the Shell station (Intersection with Rt 208).
  4. Turn right in less than a mile onto Rt 719 (Day's Bridge Rd).
  5. Follow Rt 719 ( The name changes to Belmont Rd)
  6. You will cross 2 Bridges. After the second Bridge take the second left into the Sunset Harbor Subdivision. This is about 26 miles from the Rt 522 exit of I-64.
  7. Make the first right onto Waterview Lane. We are the first house on the right 6609 Water View Ln.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the party!

Hosted by Genie and Charlie

No Rally

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