2021 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 Saturday following the monthly meeting, weather permitting.

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


Meeting: January 19

You are invited to our Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM.

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Meeting ID: 766 4078 9888
Password: 4Fb8QX

January 23 - No Rally


Meeting: February 16

You are invited to our Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM.

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Meeting ID: 766 4078 9888
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Rally: February 27 - CANCELLED

This months rally was cancelled due to inclement weather.


Meeting: March 16

You are invited to our Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM.

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Meeting ID: 766 4078 9888
Password: 4Fb8QX

Rally: March 20

On Saturday, March 20th, we will meet at the Dairy Queen/Exxon Station on New Market Road near the 295 exit for Route 5.

Be there by 9:00AM. We will leave at 9:15 AM.

Exxon Gas Station/Dairy Queen
3275 New Market Road
Richmond, VA 23231
(Bud's cell phone - 804-370-9115)

We'll take a leisurely drive on Route 5 to the Jamestown Glasshouse for a break. Then, we will drive along the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown, and take a drive through the battlefield before driving the Yorktown Picnic area for a "bring-your-own" bag lunch at the picnic tables by the York River. Or, some may choose to go to a local restaurant for lunch.

Hosted by Susan & Bud


Meeting: April 20

You are invited to our Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM.

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Meeting ID: 766 4078 9888
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Rally: April 24 - Zooming to Louisa

Join us on this awesome rally with mixed speeds and plenty of winding roads and turns for a sports car enthusiast.

Be there by 8:45AM. We will leave at 9:15 AM.

We'll meet at the Shell gas station in The Shoppes at Bellgrade (near corner of Huguenot & Robious) in Midlothian (North Chesterfield). Park in the adjacent Hard Shell Restaurant parking lot behind the Shell station.

Hard Shell Restaurant (parking lot)
11400 West Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, VA 23113

Hosted by Russ


Meeting: May 18

You are invited to our Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM.

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Meeting ID: 766 4078 9888
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Rally: May 22 - Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm

We hope you can all join us for our May rally to the Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm in Fluvanna County among the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont!

Tours of the farm cost $5.00 per person and last 30-60 minutes. At our meeting on May 18th, Bud will propose that the club cover this fee for all those who are interested in taking a tour of the farm.

We'll MEET AT 8:45 a.m. and LEAVE AT 9:15 a.m.


Sheetz Gas Station
2600 James Anderson Highway (RT 60)
Powhatan, VA 23139-7401
(Intersection of Dorset Road and RT 60)

Alex and Jim have these "pointers" for the rally:

  • We most likely will split up into two groups. It’ll be easier to rally and the pee stops have “limited” capacities, if you know what we mean.
  • There are picnic tables at the farm but we suggest bringing your own chairs.
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes appropriate for uneven ground that could be wet or muddy. No high heels, sandals or open-toed shoes.
  • Bring BUG SPRAY. Just in case.
  • Just before we get to the farm, we will make a “pit stop” at the Sunny Day Market and Deli since there’s only a PortaPotty at the farm.
    • The morning of the rally, you can PRE-ORDER YOUR LUNCH from the Sunny Day Market and we’ll stop there long enough to pick it up (just before noon). Here's a link to their menu:
    • Or... you can PACK YOUR OWN LUNCH.
    • NOTE: There is no food or drink for sale at the farm.

Here are the routes for the rally:

Hosted by Alex & Jim


Meeting: June 15

You are invited to our first Face-to-Face CVMC meeting since February 2020! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Latitude Seafood Co. Richmond
9216 Stony Point Pkwy #148
Richmond, VA 23235

Hosted by Susan & Bud

Rally: Saturday, June 19 - Rally Through Battlefields

Our June "Rally Through Battlefields" may hopefully be one of our last, “bring your own picnic rally due to COVID” (Judy didn’t have time to plan for a restaurant destination when the rules changed for Virginia), so please bring your own picnic lunch, camp chair and beverage.

We will start at the Sheetz Gas Station near the intersection of Temple Avenue and Puddledock Road in Prince George, VA.

Be there by 9:00 a.m. so we can prepare for departure at 9:30 a.m.

Sheetz Station
1900 Colonial Crossings Drive
Prince George, VA 23140

(via Rt 144 exit off of I-95S in Colonial Heights)

We will meander through three of the Richmond/Petersburg National Battlefield locations (and drive by a very small one in Chester—Danzler Battery) over about 90 miles and 2.5 hours of driving time. Some nice roads but mainly a nice (vs. great) drive to see places we don't normally take the time to see.

Our mid-point stop will be the Love’s Travel Stop off of I-64 in New Kent County and our final destination is:

Judy’s Patio (a.k.a. “Casa de Judy”)
11019 Chippoke Place
Chester, VA
(Please do not park on any cultivated grass at “Casa de Judy” as she and her neighbors have irrigation heads placed along the roadway edge.)

REMEMBER to bring your own picnic lunch, camp chair and beverage!

  • Route (pdf)
    (NOTE: Roger/Judy included an “Ask Chauncey” statement in their route instructions as they think Chauncey is the most well-read guy in the club about that kind of stuff, and they admit they are not!)
  • Scenic Route (app)

Hope to see you all and enjoy your company and friendship, again and looking forward!

Hosted by Judy & Roger


Meeting: Tuesday, July 20

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 Tuesday evening, July 13th to roundoor@gmail.com so Evelyn can contact the restaurant and let them know how many of you will be able to come. Thanks!

Hosted by Evelyn & Sharon

Rally: Saturday, July 24 - King Family Vineyards Rally

Our July rally takes us to the King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Virginia. Be ready for beautiful scenery and winding roads!

We'll meet at the Sheetz Station at 9:00 a.m. and leave at 9:30 a.m.

Start Location:

Sheets Station
4201 Anderson Hwy
Powhatan, VA 23139

Here are some notes from Mary and Cam:

  • Bring a chair and an umbrella/hat if you want to stay out of the sun.
  • Bring a picnic lunch.
  • Wine, cheese, crackers and a food truck are available for purchase.
  • This is a long ride, please keep up with the car in front. We estimate a 2 hour drive with the stop.
  • The halfway rest stop is a Sunoco gas station and country store.
    • The country store has snacks, drinks and food to take to the winery.
    • The country store has ONE men’s and ONE women’s bathroom.
    • The country store is 30 miles from the winery.

End Location:

King Family Vineyards
6550 Roseland Farm
Crozet, VA 23932

Here are the routes for the rally:

Hosted by Mary & Cam


Meeting: August 17

We will meet at 6:00 p.m. and order dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by our club meeting.

Italian Delight
1795 South Creek One
Powhatan, VA 23139

Hosted by Angela & Keith

Rally: August 21 - Patrick Henry Rally

Join us for a rally to Scotchtown, VA, the home of Patrick Henry, where you can choose to tour the house or take a self-guided tour of the property. After our tour, we'll zoom around Hanover and King William counties on our way to the Historic Hanover Tavern, another hangout for Patrick, for lunch.

If you are interested in touring the home, please RSVP to Susan at roundoor@gmail.com by the end of the day Thursday, August 12th. (The club will cover the cost of the tour for club members.)

We'll meet at the Shell Station on West Broad Street Road at 8:50 a.m. and leave at 9:20 a.m.

Start Time: Meet at 8:50 a.m. - Leave at 9:20 a.m.

Start Location:

Shell Station
45 West Broad Street Road
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23130

Information about Patrick Henry and Hanover Tavern (pdf)


Hosted by Susan & Bud


Meeting: September 21

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 Susan and Bud

Rally: September 25 - Country Roads to Farmville

Join us for our September Rally to Farmville, VA. We'll meet on Saturday at 9:00am with 9:30am start.

Staging Area:
Publix Supermarket
7200 Cosby Village Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
Intersection of Otterdale Road and Hull Street (US 360)

(Meet in front parking lot.)

We'll rally to Farmville with a rest stop at Saylor's Creek Battlefield Visitor's Center. Once in Farmville, we'll have lunch at the La Parota Mexican Restaurant.

La Parota Mexican Restaurant
1503 South Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901

We look forward to seeing everyone at the rally!

Here's the route we'll be taking...


Hosted by Susan & Brian


Meeting: Oct. 19

We will meet at the Mexico Restaurant on Mechanicsville Turnpike. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Mexico Restaurant
7200 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

If you will be attending the meeting please RSVP to Dee at datunstall@comcast.net by Saturday, October 16th so she can provide a headcount to the restaurant.

Those who are attending the October Rally are encouraged to attend this meeting so you can pay for the box lunches you've ordered for the overnight rally. Also, please bring exact change or as close to it as possible when paying for your box lunches.

Hosted by Dee & Greg

Rally: Oct. 23-24 - October Overnight Operation Overlord Rally

For those of you who have signed up for the October 23-24 overnight rally, please arrive at the BP Gas Station at 7:50 am. Departure is scheduled after the drivers' meeting at 8:15 AM. When you arrive, please see Dee and Greg for your rally bag.

BP Gas Station
4200 Anderson Highway
Powhatan, VA 23139
(Located at the intersection of Routes 60 & 522)

Winding Mountainous Road 1 mile ahead

The rally will begin with a morning cruise down Route 60. We will turn onto Route 56, Crabtree Falls - be ready for some really fun curves! The morning will end with lunch at JJ's Meat Shack in Buena Vista. Afterward, we will travel to Roanoke where our first stop will be the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The Museum will be taking a group picture of our cars to add to their website. Once our self-guided tour of the Museum is over, we will head to our hotel to check in and freshen up a bit before leaving for dinner at 419 West. For those who would like to join us, we will be taking a short drive to the Roanoke Star after dinner (six miles). The Star's location provides a pretty view of the City of Roanoke lit up at night and also a great backdrop for pictures.

Sunday morning we will venture off to Bedford, VA. More curvy roads on Day 2 take us through Smith Mountain Lake on our way to the D-Day Memorial. Our tour at the Memorial will begin at 11:30AM and last, approximately, one hour. Boxed lunches will be provided, and we will eat in the picnic pavilion. You should have received an email with boxed lunch options. Please make sure you have made your selection and notified Greg and Dee with your choice by Tuesday, October 12. If you do not, a lunch will be chosen for you.



Scenic App Routes:

Rally Routes (PDF)

Hosted by Dee & Greg


Meeting: Nov. 16

Please RSVP (yes or no) for the MEETING and the RALLY by emailing Brian & Lisa at sea58@aol.com  by 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 12th so they can alert the restaurant regarding head-count.

This month, we'll meet at The Pickel Barrel Restaurant. Be there by 6:30pm for dinner followed by our meeting. The Pickel Barrel is located off Ashland Road near the "Field-Day-of-the-Past" property.

The Pickel Barrel
12912 Plaza Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: 804-708-0166
(we have a private room)

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

Rally: Saturday, Nov. 20 - Over the River and Through the Woods Rally

Please RSVP (yes or no) for the MEETING and the RALLY by emailing Brian & Lisa at sea58@aol.com  by 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 12th so they can alert the restaurant regarding head-count.

Join us for our "Over the River and through the Woods" Rally. We'll start on the backroads of Hanover County, and zoom on to Lake Anna. This month's rally is a "Blast from the Past"—We ran it in 2018, and it's our all-time favorite!

We will meet at 9:00am and depart at 9:15am from:

County of Henrico, Glen Allen Branch Library (building has Red Roof) 
10501 Staples Mill Rd (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 road.

We'll zoom to Tim's Lake Anna's Restaurant and Crab House for lunch.

Tim's Lake Anna Restaurant and Crab House
200 Boardwalk Way
Mineral, Virginia 23117
Phone: (540) 894-5011


Hosted by Lisa & Brian


Christmas Party: Saturday, Dec. 4

Saturday, December 4, 2021
3:00 PM

Judy and Roger are hosting our party at their beautiful home. Here's their address:

Judy & Roger Bennett
11019 Chippoke Place
Chester, Virginia 23831
(804) 318-1578

The dress is very comfortable and casual.

The club will provide ham and turkey.

Club members are asked to bring a side dish to share.

If you haven’t already told Judy what you’ll be bringing… PLEASE call or email her ASAP and let her know what you will be bringing for the potluck so she can coordinate our party menu.

Judy’s phone number is: (804) 318-1578. Her email address is: judy.rae.bennett@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: When you arrive at their home, please do not park on any cultivated grass in their neighborhood. They, and their neighbors, have irrigation heads placed along the roadway edge.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas party!

Hosted by Judy and Roger

No rally this month


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