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

January

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

February

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

March

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
804-440-9100

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
804-598-5000

Hosted by Pam and Bob

April

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
804-843-4119

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
804-524-0020

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

May

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

June

Meeting: June 21

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


Carini's
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

Where?
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

July

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:

McDonalds
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

August

Meeting: August 16

Host TBD

Rally: August 20

Hosted by Judy and Roger

September

Meeting: Sept. 20

Host TBD

September 24

Host TBD

October

Meeting: October 18

Hosted by Susan and Brian

Over night Rally: October 1-2

Brian and Susan are busy planning our first OVERNIGHT RALLY for October 1 and 2. The overnight rally will take us to some of the best driving roads that West Virginia has to offer. We will need to make hotel and CASS Railroad reservations shortly after our February Meeting on February 16th, so... please look at your calendar and let us know if you would like to participate in the 2-day rally by February 16th if possible.

Hosted by Susan and Brian

November

Meeting: Nov. 15

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

Rally: Nov. 19

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

December

Holiday Party: Dec. 4

Hosted by Cheryl and Rich in their home.

No Rally in December

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