Meetings & Events


VARA is Coming to Yorktown, Roanoke and Richmond in May!

Upcoming VARA Events

VARA is excited to announce THREE opportunities to connect with your fellow automotive recyclers, industry vendors and association staff! Join us for one of these FREE networking dinners coming up in May:

  • May 9th in Yorktown
    Tuesday, May 9, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    Country Grill & Smokehouse
    1215 George Washington Memorial Hwy Suite A
    Yorktown, VA 23693
  • May 10th in Roanoke
    Wednesday, May 10, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    El Rodeo
    3518 Orange Ave. NE
    Roanoke, VA 24012
  • May 11th in Richmond
    Thursday, May 11, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    Pasta House
    8196 Atlee Rd.
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Please register in advance so we have an accurate headcount and encourage your business partners and colleagues to attend as well! Please contact Sandy Blalock ( or Vince Edivan ( with any questions. We hope to see you there!

ARA 80th Annual Convention & Exposition

October 12-14, 2023
Kansas City, MO

Our Mission

The Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association is an organization created to be a voice and resource for auto recyclers in Virginia. Our members come from all over the state and represent a range of salvage yards big and small. Our goal is to develop Virginia as a productive place to recycle automobiles all while protecting its valuable natural resources.