2022 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: Tuesday, January 18

You are invited to our CVMC planning meeting! 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: No Rally in January



Meeting: Tuesday, February 15

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Extra Billy's
1110 Alverser Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113

Hosted by Susan and Bud

Rally: Saturday, February 19

Rally to the Brew-Ridge Mountains
Join us on a drive to the Devil's Backbone Brewery on the 'Brew Ridge Parkway' in Afton, Virginia.

We will meet at 8:45 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.


NOTE: 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


Meeting: Tuesday, March 15

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Capitol Ale House
4024-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Hosted by Angela & Keith

Rally: Saturday, March 19 - Rally to the Saude Creek Winery

We hope you will join us for our March rally where we'll zoom to the Saude Creek Winery.

We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. and leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Exxon station on New Market Road:

Exxon Station
3275 New Market Road
Richomnd, Virginia 23231-7508

NOTE: Bring your own lunch (if desired). The Scottish Pig BBQ will have a food truck. Bring camp chairs just in case tables aren’t available. A musician starts playing about 2:00 p.m.

Also, there is a Subway at the rest stop, so you could purchase your lunch there.


Hosted by: Alex and Jim


Meeting: Tuesday, April 19

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Chuy's Midlothian
4731 Brad McNeer Parkway
Midlothian, Virginia 23112

Hosted by Karen & Paul

Rally: Saturday, April 23 - A Bridge Too Far Rally

Join us for our "Bridge Too Far" rally where we see how many bridges we can cross as we make our way to Scottsville, VA!

We'll meet at 8:30 a.m. and we'll depart at 9:00 a.m from the parking lot of Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center:

Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center
Between 11280 and 11298 Patterson Avenue
(Between McDonalds and Arbys)
Richmond, VA

We'll have two pit stops on this rally, one at Blanton & Pleasants General Store in Cartersville and one at the Scottsville Food Lion.

We'll then proceed to Scottsville where we have 1:00 p.m. lunch reservations at the Tavern on the James.

Tavern on the James
280 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA 24590


Hosted by Gail & Chauncey


Meeting: Tuesday, May 17

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Anna's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
7009 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 730-7203

Hosted by Christi

Rally: Saturday, Cruise to Catch Crabs - May 21

Join us for our May rally to West Point, Virginia... "Cruise to Catch Crabs"

We will meet at the McDonalds restaurant in Ashland, VA at 8:30 a.m. and be ready to hit the road by 9:00 a.m.

103 South Carter Road
Ashland, VA 23005

We'll have our mid-point pit stop at Horne's in Port Royal, VA before continuing on to West Point, were we'll have lunch at The Blue Crab seafood restaurant. YUM!

The Blue Crab of West Point
620 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181



Hosted by Angela & Keith


Meeting: Tuesday, June 21

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Capitol Ale House
4024-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Hosted by Susan & Bud

53rd Annual AACA Car Show - Saturday, June 11

During our May CVMC Dinner meeting, we decided to participate in the 53rd Annual Richmond Collector Car Show and Swap Meet and we selected four CVMC members who will present their cars on the Show Field to represent the evolution of the Mazda Miata. The CVMC will reimburse these four CVMC members for their registration fees.

We invite other CVMC members to participate on the Show Field, however, you will need to register individually and pay the registration fee.

Below is a "FACT SHEET" to help maximize your enjoyment of the show.

53rd Annual Richmond Collector Car Show and Swap Meet
Saturday, June 11, 2022

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA

  • The theme of the show is "THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPORTS CAR!"  (Perfect theme for us).
  • This event is RAIN OR SHINE. No refunds, even if Mother Nature washes us out.
  • It is all for FUN & CHARITY – You are under no pressure to attend.
  • Remember… this is a very large show, run by volunteers. Be patient and flexible; it will be great!

How can you participate?

  • You can attend as a SPECTATOR ($10), or
  • You can participate at the CRUISE-IN ($20), or
  • You can display your Miata for judging on the SHOW FIELD ($30).
  • Please see www.RichmondCarShow.com for details. 


  • SHOW CAR REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 1, 2022… so REGISTER NOW if you would like to participate on the Show Field along with other CVMC members.
  • Show Field Cars must arrive comfortably BEFORE 10:00 a.m. (please be early), and cannot depart until after 3:00 p.m. 
  • As mentioned above, we selected four members who will be reimbursed by the CVMC for their entry fees. Other members will need to register and pay individually..
  • We're having individual magnetic signs made for our club's display Miatas, one for each generation (total 4 cars). Assuming we have more than 4 cars on the Show Field, we'll provide paper signs for the windshields to designate generation.
    • Signs for Cars (PDF) - Open this PDF file and print the page that represents the generation of your Miata.
  • There also will be a special multi-brand "Evolution Display" which will include one of our CVMC Miatas. We have tentatively selected Roger & Judy's Mazda Speed Turbo Miata because it is special, rare and beautiful. 
  • IMPORTNAT: All Show Field cars:
    • Must have a fire extinguisher (mentioned on the show website)
    • Must to be parked with roofs up, windows up, hoods unlocked and trunks uncluttered. 
    • If you want your car to be JUDGED, you need to stay with it until the judging team has inspected it. Judges will inspect Car Body, Interior, Engine, and Undercarriage. Takes about 5 minutes. It's fun to watch, unfortunately the judges can't talk to you about any point deductions they make!
    • You may want to bring a folding lawn chair.


As an alternative to having your car in the judged portion of the show, you are invited to participate in the 2022 St. Joseph's Cruise In!  This non-judged area of the front lawn will be reserved for you to arrive in style, with the freedom to depart whenever you wish.

online registration DEADLINE

Remember, the DEADLINE FOR ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS JUNE 1, 2022 – Please read all sections of the information on the AACA Richmond Collector Car Show and Swap Meet websiteand contact Brian if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the show!

Rally: Saturday, June 25 - Journey to the Center of the Universe Brewery

Join us for our June Rally to the Center of the Universe Brewery in Ashland, Virginia.

STARTING TIME: We will meet at 9:00 a.m. and be ready to hit the road by 9:30 a.m.

2400 Oilville Road
Oilville, VA 23129

THE ROUTE: We will travel approximately 85 miles through Louisa, Hanover and Caroline counties ending up at the Center of the Universe Brewery for lunch and beverages around 12:30 p.m.

BREAKS: There is one pit stop scheduled at mile 53, however, we will be driving through the town of Montpelier where the group could be separated, so I have listed a Valero Gas Station at the end of town (mile 34) as a gathering point to reassemble the group(s) before proceeding along the rest of the route. There are bathrooms and snacks there too, but we will want to make this a quick stop.

LUNCH: The Center of the Universe Brewery has arranged for a Legendary Provisions Food Truck to be on site for lunch. If you do not like their selection (Check out their menu on their Facebook page.) you can get something at the pit stop (Love's) where there is a Subway, etc. nearby.

Center of the Universe Brewery
11293 Air Park Road
Ashland, Virginia 23005

Legendary Provisions Food Truck MENU


Hosted by Tom


Meeting: Tuesday, July 19

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Candela's Pizzeria and Ristorante Italiano
14235 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113

Hosted by Judy & Roger

Outdoor Movie Night - Saturday, July 16, 7:30pm

Lights! Camera! Action!

Join Dee and Greg at their place for outdoor movie night on Saturday, July 16, at 7:30pm. The Box Office will be showing “The War with Grandpa.”

Check this link for a preview: https://youtu.be/X0K5cA2hS6g.

Showtime will be 8:15pm-ish. Bring your favorite beverage, lawn chair and blanket (if desired). Dee and Greg will provide the popcorn, candy, soda and waters. Weather pending.

Please email Dee or Greg by Wednesday, July 13, to let them know if you will be able to attend. 

When you respond that you can attend, they will send you their address.

Hosted by Greg & Dee

Rally: Saturday, July 23 - Rally to a Picnic at Casa de Judy

Roger and Judy are recycling an "ole reliable route" for this rally. The rally is about 2 hours and 15 minutes of driving with the time just about evenly split for each leg.

We'll gather at 9:15 a.m. and depart around 9:45 a.m. from the parking lot of the Publix Grocery Store:

7200 Cosby Village Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 639-6525

There is a new 7/11 convenience store and gas station practically adjacent to the Publix parking lot.

Once we arrive at Roger and Judy's home, please do not park on any cultivated grass! They, and their neighbors, have irrigation heads placed along the roadway edge.

REMEMBER to bring your own picnic lunch, camp chair (one per car should work) and beverage!  Roger and Judy will have bottled water and a limited beer selection available.


Hosted by Judy & Roger


Meeting: Tuesday, August 16

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Legends Brewing Company
321 West 7th Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Hosted by Andrea & Paul

Rally: Saturday, August 20 - Rally to King Family Vineyards

Our August rally takes us to the King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Virginia. Prepare yourselves for beautiful scenery and winding roads!

Please RSVP to Cam and Mary by Monday evening, August 15th by emailing them at camary@cox.net so they can let us know how many people will be coming. Thanks!

(We would like to have the headcount by then so we can report the number at our meeting on August 16.)

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

Start Location:

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 and crackers will be available for purchase. A food truck will also be available.
  • This is a long ride, please keep up with the car in front. We estimate a 2-hour drive, including 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
    • 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:

  • Route (pdf) - Same route used on July 24, 2021.
  • Scenic Route (app) - Same route used on July 24, 2021.

Hosted by Mary & Cam


Meeting: Tuesday, September 20

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Pasta House
8196 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 730-2929

Those who are participating in the September overnight rally are encouraged to attend the meeting.

NOTE: We will need to use a limited menu. Dinner options are:

  • Fettuccine Alfredo (with option to add chicken or shrimp)
  • Pollo Parmigiani
  • Pollo Alla Marsala
  • Lasagna Romana
  • Seafood Canneloni
  • Baked Spaghetti (with option to add meatballs)

All meals will come with bread and a house salad.

Please RSVP to Dee at datunstall@comcast.net by Thursday, September 15. Sorry this is a quick turnaround, but we need to give a headcount to the restaurant.

Hosted by Dee & Greg

Rally: Saturday, September 24 - Zoomin' Back Through Time - Overnight Rally



For those of you who have signed up for the September 24-25 overnight rally...

  • Please arrive at the Exxon Gas Station at 8:00 AM.  Departure is scheduled after the drivers’ meeting.
  • When you arrive, please see Dee and Greg for your rally bag and book.

Exxon Gas Station
1420 Broad Street
Oilville, VA 23129
(Located at the intersection of Routes 617 & 250, Exit 167 off I-64)

We will twist and turn our way to the first pit stop in Louisa, VA (Sheetz). We will continue to Madison, VA for our second pit stop at (another) Sheetz. From there, we will put the pedal to the metal (except over the mountain where the speed limit is 35 mph. LOL!} and proceed to Luray, VA where we will stop for lunch at Cooter’s Place. We can take our time enjoying our trip back to the 80s and even possibly hear Cooter, himself, perform some of his songs. Once finished at Cooter’s, we will continue our journey to Woodstock, VA (pretend it is NY in the 60s). We can check into the Hampton Inn if our rooms are ready or take advantage of one of the on-your-own activities in the surrounding area. These will be listed in your Rally Book.

Dinner will be held at Spring House Tavern at 6:00 pm. After dinner we will host a game night at the hotel if you wish to join us. 

Sunday morning we will cruise to the Virginia Museum of the Civil War located in New Market, VA (here, we will be immersed in the 1860s). We will watch the 45 min PBS movie “Field of Lost Shoes,” followed by a guided tour to the battlefield After winding up our tour, we will venture over to Miller Grille located at Shenvalee Golf Resort where we will enjoy lunch at Miller Grille.

  • Cooter’s Place
    4768 US-211
    Luray, VA
  • Hampton Inn
    1150 Motel Drive
    Woodstock, VA 22664
    • Hotel Amenities: Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, 32" TV, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Alarm Clock Radio, High-Speed Internet (no charge), Complimentary Hot Breakfast.)
  • Spring House Tavern
    325 S Main Street
    Woodstock, VA 22664 
  • VA Museum of the Civil War
    8895 George Collins Parkway
    New Market, VA 22844
  • Miller Grille
    9660 Fairway Drive
    New Market, VA 22844


Printed routes will be provided at the rally in your Rally Book.

Scenic Routes:

Hosted by Greg & Dee


Meeting: Tuesday, October 18

You are invited to our CVMC meeting! Be there by 6:00 p.m. so we can order by 6:30 p.m.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Hosted by Christi

Rally: Saturday, October 22 - Another Rally to the Brew-Ridge Mountains

We hope you can join us on our October drive to the Saunders Brothers Farm Market and the Devil's Backbone Brewpub on the 'Brew Ridge Parkway' in Nellysford, Virginia.

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the:

Sheets Station
2600 James Anderson Highway (route 60)
Powhatan, VA 23139-7401
Phone: 804-598-9474
(This Sheets station is approximately 7.5 miles west of the 60/288 intersection. It is located at the intersection of Dorset Road and Route 60.)

We will hit the road at 9:00 a.m. and head west.

The drive to the "Brew-Ridge" takes a little over 3 hours. This includes a 20 minute break in Dillwyn and a 30 minute break at Saunders Brothers Farm Market in Piney River. Remember to save room in your trunk if you would like to pick-up some apples, pears or other goodies at the market.

Turns out... We have to wait until Tuesday, October 18th to schedule reservations at the Devil's Backbone Brewpub. So, we will need to confirm our lunch plans at our October 18th dinner meeting.


Hosted by Susan and Bud


Meeting: Tuesday, November 15

Please RSVP (yes or no) for the MEETING and the RALLY by emailing Bud and Susan at roundoor@gmail.com by Midnight, Sunday, November 13 so they can alert the restaurants regarding head-count.

This month, we'll meet at The Hogshead Cafe (again). Be there by 6:00pm so we can order by 6:30pm.

Hogshead Cafe
8902 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 308-0281

(Upstairs room - no elevator)

Planned by Lisa & Brian; hosted by Susan & Bud

Rally: Saturday, November 19 - Stop and Smell the History Rally

We've named our rally to Port Royal the "Stop and Smell the History" Rally. Here's a little background:

Port Royal was established in 1649, in the Colony of VA. Its primary purpose was to be a port for tobacco export. Location is at the head of navigable reach of the Rappahannock River. It was incorporated as a town in 1744, on an early stagecoach route. Town Hall is on the original "Town Green," reserved for public use. John Wilkes Booth fled through Port Royal, after shooting Lincoln. Booth was killed just outside of town. In the modern past, the town was a major tourist stop due to US Routes 17 and 301.

Meet at 9:00 AM - Depart at 9:30 AM from:
County of Henrico, Glen Allen Branch Library (building has Red Roof)
10501 Staples Mill Rd (route 33)
Glen Allen Va. 23060

Note: If you would like to stop at a restroom before meeting, The New Publix Store at Cross Ridge, 10250 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, is just east of the Library, opposite side of road.

Lunch at:
Randolph's On the River
136 Main Street
Port Royal, VA


Planned by Lisa & Brian; Hosted by Bud and Susan



Saturday, December 3, 2022
3:00 PM
Angela and Keith are hosting our party at their beautiful home this year. Here's their address:
Angela Hill and Keith St. Laurent
1558 Dorrell Road
Aylett, Virginia 23009
The dress is very comfortable and casual.
Angela and Keith will be providing the following:

  • Seafood/sausage boil
  • Smoked Ham
  • BBQ Chicken Sliders
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans

Club members are asked to bring a dish to share.
Please click on the link below to RSVP for the party:

The link above takes you to a SignUpGenius page. When you arrive at the page, just click on the RSVP Now button and it will give you the ability to sign up to bring an entree, side, appetizer or dessert.
IMPORTANT... For those of you who have already signed up at November's rally, please SIGN UP AGAIN using this form.

Here's a note from Angela and Keith...

  • We have a long gravel driveway; bear to the RIGHT at the fork. Park anywhere in the front.
  • Dogs live here for those with allergies.
  • We will supply bottled water. Please feel free to bring a beverage.
  • For those interested, perhaps we can play Left Right Center (Remember to bring singles if you'd like to play - $3.00 per game).

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Party!

No rally this month


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