2016 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 19

Yen Ching Restaurant
6601 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-560-1678

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by our 2016 planning meeting.

Hosted by Susan and Bud

No Rally


Meeting: February 16

We will meet at The Capital Ale House in Midlothian. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Captial Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114

Hosted by Alex and Jim

'Round Richmond Rally

We will plan a short rally 'round Richmond ending up at the Bass Pro Shop for lunch!

We will gather at 10:00am in the parking lot near the River City Diner, and leave at 10:15am. The drive is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, so there will be no rest stop.

Meet at:

River City Diner
Bellgrade Shopping Center
11430 W Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 897-9518

Lunch at Bass Pro Shop

World Famous Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant
(inside Bass Pro Shop)
11550 Lakeridge Parkway
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 496-4800

Hosted by Susan and Bud


Meeting: March 15

We will meet at The Grapevine Restaurant on Three Chopt. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Sunday, March 13 so Bob can contact the Grapevine to make sure they have the seating arranged.

Grapevine Restaurant
11055 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, Virginia 23233

Hosted by Pam and Bob

Rally: March 19 - Driv'in Around Rally

We will meet at the Fas Mart (Valero) at 8:45am for 9:15am departure. The rally is a 135 mile drive on mostly easy roads ending up in Powhatan at the County Seat Restaurant for lunch.

Fas Mart #16 (Valero)
1700 Ashland Road
Plaza Dr
Manakin-Sabot, VA

Fas Mart 1700 Ashland Road

The Fas Mart is on Route 623 between I64 and Broad Street. It can be reached from I64 W exit 173 and turn left.

County Seat Restaurant
3883 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139

Hosted by Pam and Bob


Meeting: April 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: April 23

For April's rally we will gather at 9:15 for a 9:30-ish start at the Wawa gas station/culinary hot-spot located at 7847 Compass Point Lane, Mechanicsville, VA on US 360, Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Wawa Gas Station
7847 Compass Point Lane,
Mechanicsville, VA
(On US 360, Mechanicsville Turnpike)

We will meander N on 360 then SE on back roads towards West Point for a mid-point stop at Gauthier Vineyard.

Gauthier Vineyard
5000 Farmers Drive
Barhamsville, VA

This is a winery that started as a hobby by 2 retired Navy Captains who have turned it into their piece of paradise of combining their love of wine and horses. Two cautions, their "driveway" is a long gravel road (no problems when we scouted it) and there is 1 unisex bathroom at the tasting room. We will be getting their shortly before they open (11am) so we should be okay cycling through the facility. Once there, ask them about their outdoor pizza oven.

We will then meander W and SW, crossing the James river at Hopewell then make our way along backroads to the heart of Colonial Heights for a final destination at the newly opened Sibley BBQ restaurant within the Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum.

Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum
880 W Roslyn Rd
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

The museum owner also owns local Abilene Trucking (those green trucks you see everywhere) and puts his profits into restoring antique trucks and tractors. Judy and Roger swear this is a place you will not regret going to (at least once) and to send your visiting relatives to when you become "ripe" or you need some sane time without them.

Host Judy and Roger


Meeting: May 17

We will meet at Howlett's Restaurant and Tavern at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Howlett's Restaurant & Tavern
3530 Festival Park Plaza
Chester, VA 23231
(804) 930-1034

Tuesdays, they have a prime rib special!

Hosted by Glen and Beverly


Meeting: June 21

We will meet at Carini's on Williamsburg road at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

3718 Williamsburg Rd
Chester, VA 23231
(804) 222-0715

Hosted by Christi

3rd Annual BBQ/Picnic: June 25

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our 3RD ANNUAL CVMC SUMMER BBQ/PICNIC hosted by Judy (and Roger, if he behaves).

Who? All available CVMC members looking for great food, great music and a great time together.

What? Judy and Roger will host our 3rd annual summer Saturday-get-together, just because we want to! Judy and Roger will provide smoked ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket as well as chicken, sausages, sodas, beer, wine, etc. Bud will provide the bagpipes. All others are required to bring fun and a potluck dish to share (please check with Judy for what is needed!

When? Saturday, June 25, at 4:00 pm

Judy and Roger's Smoke-house
11019 Chippoke Place
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 318-1578
(call if you need directions)

How? Please RSVP to Judy by June 21, 2016 by calling her at home (804-318-1578) or by email at judy.rae.bennett@gmail.com to let her know you're coming and what you'll bring as your potluck to share.

Bring your hunger, friendship, Miata and a yummy potluck food to share with all (we're a hungry group, you know)!

Don't wait - pull out your calendar and get this on your schedule TODAY!

Hosted by Judy and Roger


Meeting: July 19

We will meet at the Mexico Restaurant in Midlothian, VA (Woodlake) at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Mexico Restaurant
12031 Shore Point Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 763-5640
(Right behind the WAWA.)

Hosted by Cheryl and Rich

Rally: July 23 - Jamestown and beyond

We will meet at 9:00 am at the McDonalds at Hancock Village with a second pick-up point (and rest stop) at the Sheetz on Route 10 across from Rivers Bend around 10:00am. Then we'll cross over to Route 5, drive to Jamestown and cross the James River on the Scotland Ferry for lunch at Smithfield Station.

We will meet at 9:00am at:

14540 Hancock Village Street
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
(804) 739-6051
(Near Woodlake on Hull Street.)

Sheetz on Route 10
(Rest stop and second pick-up point - around 10:00am)
321 E. Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23836
(804) 530-1759
(Cross streets: Between Bermuda Orchard Lane and Rivers Bend Blvd.)

Hosted by Cheryl and Rich


Meeting: August 16

We will meet at the Roma Ristorante Italiano in Henrico, VA at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Roma Ristorante Italiano
8330 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 261-0400

Please RSVP by Sunday evening, August 14 to roundoor@gmail.com.

Host Pam and Bob

Rally: August 20 - Going to the Green

This is a short mileage rally (68 or so miles, less on the way back). While enjoying the roads is important, this is more about the destination (not to mention minimizing our time in the sun and heat).

We will meet at 9:00-9:15am for a 9:30am departure from:

14540 Hancock Village Street
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
(804) 739-6051
(Near Woodlake on Hull Street.)

This is the same place we started from last month at the McDonalds just off of Hull Street in Midlothian. Then we'll take some fun roads to our mid-point pit-stop in Amelia Court House and an opportunity to trade "did Bud and Susan really do that in Scotland?" stories.

Sunoco Station
11901 Patrick Henry Hwy
Amelia Courthouse, VA 23002

After our 1, 2 or 3 function mid-point break, we will meander to our destination at Charley's Waterfront Cafe in Farmville, VA, sitting atop the Appomattox river.

Charley's Waterfront Café
210B Mill Street
Farmville, VA

For those who are not familiar with Farmville, our restaurant is right in the middle of the Green Front Furniture mega-complex in Farmville, our side benefit destination.

For those ladies who have not visited Green Front Furniture you may want to take the afternoon to tour their multiple multi-level converted tobacco warehouses chocked full of interesting furniture and accessories. To those gentlemen who have not visited Green Front Furniture, my apologies for your inevitable indebtedness.

Hosted by Judy and Roger


Meeting: Sept. 20

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

September 17 - Rally Roun' Richmond

NOTE: This rally will occur before our Tuesday, September 20 meeting.

9:00 AM - gather
9:15 AM - conduct our driver's meeting
9:30 AM - depart

The starting point:
Aw Shucks Country Store/Shell station
6100 Pouncey Tract Rd.
Glen Allen Virginia, 23059
Phone: 804-364-0977

The starting location is .2 of a mile SE of the intersection of Ashland Road (623) and Pouncey Tract Road (271). That intersection is Hylas, Virginia. Note: Aw Shucks is new and does not appear on our GPS.

Our rest stop will be at the Exxon station located at the intersection of Huguenot Road and Highway 522. (About 50 minutes after departure.)

Our destination for lunch will be:
11212 Iron Bridge Road
Chester, VA 23831

General Description:
This drive begins near Hylas Virginia and goes northwest through gently rolling hills, farms and horse country in Goochland County. We will swing south on 522 and connect with some winding roads taking us through Powhatan County to Skinquarter, Virginia. We will cross 360, (Hull Street Road) and wind our way toward route 10 to have lunch at the Riptides Seafood Restaurant.

Hosted by Susan and Bud


Meeting: October 18

We will meet at Capital Ale House in Midlothian, VA. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Capital Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114

Hosted by Susan and Brian

Over night Rally: October 1-2 - Frontier Culture Museum and Cass Mountain Railroad

Leaders: Brian and Susan

Members participating in the October rally should arrive at the Sheetz gas Station no later than 8:45am. Departure is scheduled for 9:00am following the drivers' meeting.

Sheets Gas Station
2600 Anderson Highway
Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-9474
(Located at the intersection of US 60 and Dorset Road in Powhatan County) no later than 8:45am.

The October rally will begin with a ride through some of the best country roads of Albemarle County cumulating in lunch at Chili's restaurant (1) in Staunton at noon. Afterwards we will visit the Frontier Culture Museum (2) for approximately 2 hours.

For those traveling on to Pocahontas County, WVA in the early afternoon, we will travel RT 39 through the West Virginia mountains to Marlinton, WV and our destination of the Marlinton Motor Inn (3). Anticipated arrival at 5:00pm. Saturday evening, we will enjoy a traditional country inn dinner at the Locust Hill Inn (4).

Sunday morning takes us to Cass, WV where we will board the Cass Scenic Railroad (5) at 11:00am (Whitaker Station) for a 2 hour round trip ride up the mountain to a restored logging site. After lunch at the Cass General Store, we will return to Staunton, VA via US 250 and then on to Richmond via I 64. US 250 offers great opportunities for mountain driving as we pass through Monterey, VA and over the Allegany Mountain to Staunton.

Anticipated arrival back to Richmond is approximately 5:30 pm.

Route Directions


(1) Chili's Grill and Bar
1025 Richmond Rd,
Staunton, VA 24401
540-887- 0082

(2) Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Road
Staunton, VA 24401
540-332- 7850 (admission $15.00 per senior)

(3) Marlinton Motor Inn
Rt. 219 (3 mile north of Marlinton, WVA)
Marlinton, WV 24954
304-799- 4711 ($71.95 with AARP or AAA discount)

(4) Locust Hill Inn
Rt 39 (1 mile east of Marlinton)
Marlinton, WV 24954
800-617- 0530

(5) Cass Scenic Railroad
242 Main Street
Cass, WV 24927
866-460- 7265 ($32.00 – senior or $34.00 for adult)

Travel Estimates:

  • Sheetz gas station to Staunton, VA = (2 hours and 30 minutes)
  • Staunton, VA to Marlinton, WVA = (2 hours)
  • Marlinton, WVA to Cass, WVA = (40 minutes)
  • Cass, WVA to Richmond, VA = (3 hours and 20 minutes)

Hosted by Susan and Brian


Meeting: Nov. 15

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

Rally: Nov. 19

Hosted by Lisa and Brian


Holiday Party: Saturday, December 3

Hosted by Cheryl and Rich in their home.

No Rally in December

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