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Current Events:

2014 Sacramento Chapter event details can be seen below in list form as well as in the calendar/agenda to the right.
Work in progress- 
2014 Current Events are updated through June.

Current event information can also be seen at the Swedespeed forums under the Northern California Section:
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=118

To register/RSVP for an event, you can either reply directly to the event e-mail or you can fill out the form found here:
Event Registration
Or the e-mail contact forms found on the Event Flyer page.

In addition to Sacramento Chapter events, other local Volvo-related
events can also be found below.

Looking for a road-trip or scenic drive idea? Check here:
Road Trips & Scenic Drives

 

Full-Detail List (All Sacramento Area):


January 2014:

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March 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://saceurotech.com/
Event:   6
th Annual EuroTech (was: VIS) Tech Session
Where: Tech Session:
             EuroTech
             3259 Monier Circle, #100 
             Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
            
916-631-4118
              Lunch:
            
Lots of Luck Chinese Restaurant
             3084 Sunrise Blvd # 12
             Rancho Cordova, CA
             (916) 858-1525

               Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time:    Tech Session: 10:00A
             Lunch: ~1:00P
Notes:  Lunch to follow Q&A
              Rain or Shine!

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerEuroTechSession_March14.pdf   (511k)

Event Flyer (as forum post)

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April 2014:

Sacramento Chapter and Golden Gate Chapter:

Updated 4/3/14
Route locations have all been approved!
Want to volunteer during the event?
Event:   Poker Run &
              4th Annual Pre-Davis Party
Where:  Poker Run: Start Location:
               Napa Auto Parts 
               4635 Northgate Blvd.
               Sacramento, CA 95834
               916-564-0290
               http://www.napaonline.com/
               Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
                   Full Route Details and a Map will be provided 
                   on the day of the event to participants.
              Pre-Davis BBQ: At Mark's Shop
                 RSVP and/or attend the Poker Run for location details.
                 See below for RSVP details.
Date:    Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time:    Poker Run Start Location Opens at 
                     10:00A for Registration/Orientation
              Poker Run Start Location Closes at
                     10:30A - 10:45A as we will be leaving for 
                      the second location.
              We are running this as a Rolling Poker Run,  
              where the volunteers travel with the participants 
              (so that everyone can enjoy the day).
              -->You must leave with the group from the start 
                   location to be able to participate.<--
              Pre-Davis BBQ Start ~2P 
                     (Ends when last person leaves)
Cost:  Poker Run- $10 per person (driver and passenger)
                                $5 each for extra poker hands
                    -Please try to bring exact cash/small bills as 
                      we will have limited change on hand. 
                    -We cannot accept ATM/Credit Cards.
                    -We also encourage you to bring extra 
                      money to support the businesses on the 
                      Poker Run route.
                    -The End Location will be in a shopping 
                     center with a variety of stores/restaurants, 
                     so that those continuing on to the Pre-Davis
                     BBQ can purchase supplies while those 
                     leaving for other destinations can shop or 
                     eat with one of the other merchants.
           Pre-Davis BBQ:
                   -Cost of bring your own food/snacks & drinks.
                   -Optional costs for dyno runs, tinting, 
                      professional detailing.
Notes:
Poker Run:
        -This event is replacing the Auto-X, and we are 
          working hard to make sure it fulfills the same goals:
                   -Raise money for a selected charity (TBD) 
                   -Provide award/prize for winner (TBD) 
                   -And, be FUN!!
        -We need numerous volunteers to make this work.
                   -We need at least 5-10 volunteers to staff the 
                    stop locations.
                   -Please have a cell phone so we can contact 
                    you while at the stop location (for event 
                    details, etc.)
        -The event is based on giving proceeds to charity.
        -We encourage you to bring your camera to take 
          photos/videos of the route/stop locations!
Pre-Davis Party (aka AutoX Rehab Party):
          -Sacramento Chapter Past President 
            Mark Baldwin will be hosting the party at his 
            beautiful facility
            You will either need to RSVP and/or attend the 
            Poker Run for location details.
          -Party Set-Up:
             --Mark could use a few people for pre-set-up on 
               Friday the 4th. Mark's shop around 6pm. Clean 
               tables, get BBQ's ready, clean up parking lot, 
               etc. Let Mark know if you can help for a few 
               hours.
        -This year's Pre-Davis Party will include: 
           *Food: Bring your own food and BBQ. 
             --This is a bring your own food event. Should be 
                a lot of extras from people, but bring 
                something...Pot-luckish.
             --Mark will have two or three Webbers and some 
               charcoal, but bring an extra bag of charcoal if 
               you have one.
           *Also bring your own water/sodas, snacks, hats, 
             sunscreen, chairs, etc.
           *If you want alcoholic drinks, you gotta bring your 
             own and be responsible about it. 
           *No car smash this year, but the dyno guy will be 
             back:
           *Chassis dyno (Dynojet) offering 3 pulls for $60.    
           *The tint shop next to my shop will be open during
              the Party and will offer tinting for 
              most Volvos at a "party rate." Pricing TBD.
             Last year prices included: back
             window, rear door windows, and 2 small rear 
             windows. Prices will be more to add front side 
             windows or to remove old tint etc. This is a great
             deal as this guy really knows what he is doing. 
             First come, first served. Let me know if you are 
             planning on getting your sled tinted. The tint guy 
            trying to figure out how many of his guys to keep 
            on that evening.
           *Lift and shop will be open for minor projects
           *Car wash area / station
           *Jake will be available for professional detailing
           *Music
        -The parking for the party will give preference to 
          Volvo's in the parking lot, non-Volvo's on the street.
        -All are welcome! 

Ask Questions and/or RSVP for the Pre-Davis BBQ with Mark Baldwin, Sac Volvo Club Planning Commitee or via the Contact Us Form.

Ask Questions, RSVP, and/or Volunteer for the Poker Run with Elizabeth, SacVCOA Planning Committee. 

Volunteers are needed. Please e-mail Elizabeth, SacVCOA Planning Committee, if you are interested in volunteering for the Poker Run.
    -We need at least 5-10 volunteers to staff the stop locations.
    -Please have a cell phone so we can contact you while at the
     stop location (for event details, etc.).


Event Flyer (as web page)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

Updated 3/24/14
http://www.ggvcoa.com/
Event Pre-Registration at the GGVCOA website

Online registration for the Davis 2014 Car Show & Swap Meet will be closing Thursday, April 3, 2013 at 9 p.m. Pacific.
However, you will still be able to register at the gate. We accept cash, check and credit card.
2014 Davis Meet Weekend Poster
Event:   16th Annual Davis Car Show and Swap Meet
Where:  Central Park
              401 C Street
              Davis, CA 95616
              (Entrance gate at 3rd Street & C Street)
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
                Google Map Restaurant Search 
                                   (will open in new tab/window)
                Google Map Motel Search (will open in new tab/window) 
Date:    Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time:    8:00A- Gates Open
              9:00A- Show Starts
              10:30A- Gates Close
              1:30P- Awards Presentation
Cost:   
-Car Show Pre-registration: 
             (one parking space) = $25.00 / vehicle
                   --$5.00 in raffle ticket bonus for:
                       Pre-registration or verified 
VCOA Members
             -Swap Meet Pre-registration: 
             (two parking spaces) = $40.00 / vehicle
                  
 --All items, including vehicles, must fit into the
                     allocated spaces
                  --Additional tickets may be purchased if 
                    additional spaces are required
           -Online registration for the Davis 2014 Car 
            Show & Swap Meet will be closing 
             Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 9 p.m. Pacific.
           -Registrations accepted on day of event.
            We accept cash, check and credit card. 
Notes: -This year's car show will have "People's 
              Choice" voting categories! 
            -This year celebrates the:
                --Sweet 16th Anniversary of the Davis Car 
                   Show.
                --40th Anniversary of the 240, 30th Anniversary
                  of the 740, and the 20th Anniversary of the 
                  850 T5R!
                      ---Coming to Davis with one of these 
                          models? 
                          Contact Justin Lee, GGVCOA President

Volunteers are needed. Please e-mail Justin Lee, GGVCOA President, if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteers Needed: Davis Car Show & Swap Meet

2014 Volunteer List:

Call for Volunteers!

This year's Show is on track to be a record-breaking one, and as the Show grows, so does the need for volunteers.  We estimate that we'll need about 20 volunteers, so if you're undecided about helping out, this is the year to do it.

Yes, it's your chance to give back to the Volvo community, and it's fun, educational, and good for you.  Experience not needed, we provide training.  Choose your shift— first shift people get done early and avoid the crowd for parking.  See the list below, if you can help out, please let us know ASAP!

Gate/Parking: Direct drivers to correct parking area or collect entry fees and hand out registration packets. 
  • First Shift: 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Second Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Raffle: Sell raffle tickets and chapter merchandise. 
  • First Shift: 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Second Shift: 12:55 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for the Gate/Parking or Raffle positions, please e-mail Justin Lee, GGVCOA President and let him know the post and shift that you want.



Photographers: If you have a good quality, high-resolution digital camera, we need you to take photos of the cars and happenings at the Show.  There is also an opportunity to have your photos published in one of two national magazines. Last year, seven members had their photos published!
  • First Shift: 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Second Shift: 11:15 a.m. to end of show (approx. 2:00 p.m.)
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for the Photographer positions, please e-mail Elizabeth Brown, SacVCOA Webmaster and let her know the post and shift that you want.

We appreciate the help, and it is the volunteers that keep the club moving ahead. 

Let’s make Saturday and Sunday great VCOA events!



Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerDavis_April14.pdf   (1603k) 
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May 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.r-sportinternational.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RSportInternational
http://www.ipdusa.com/
http://www.ipdusa.com/blogs/335/2014-garage-sale
4/10/2014 NOTE: 
RSI BBQ and drag racing info based on 2013 event.
Check for BBQ event updates at RSI links above.
Check for drag racing updates at the Turbobricks forum.
Event:    
RSI BBQ & IPD Garage Sale & Swap Meet
Where:  Event Locations:
              RSI
              8912 NE Vancouver Way
              Portland, OR 97211
              IPD
             11744 NE Ainsworth Circle
              Portland, OR 97220

                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time:    Sacramento Caravan:
             TBA
             RSI BBQ:
             Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00P
             IPD:
             Saturday, May 17, 2014
                -Sale Counter: 9:30A - 12:00P
                -Swap Meet: 9:00A - 3:00P
                -Car Show: 9:00A - 3:00P
                   -Show & Shine: 9:00A - 3:00P
                    ($5 donation at the gate)
                -Raffle/Auction: 1:00P-2:00P
Notes:  -IPD has limited space for show cars (but plenty 
               of parking for attendees), so if you would like to 
               apply to have your Volvo featured in the show, 
               contact Bryan at IPD. 
             -Possibility of Drag Racing at Portland 
              International Raceway (map) after IPD on 
              Saturday, May 19, 2014.
             --Admission: $9, $28 to race (includes driver 
               admission).
             --Hours: 5:30 p.m. until midnight
             --Sound limits: 103 db until 10 p.m.,
                                    then 90 db limit until closing.

                --Related Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=293841
                 
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June 2014:


Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/west_sacramento
Event:   7
th Annual Swedish Day at IKEA
Where:  IKEA
              700 IKEA Court
              West Sacramento, CA 95605
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time:    10:00A
             Lunch Time: ~12:30P - 1:30P (but, feel free to 
              enjoy lunch whenever you wish)
             Planning Meeting Time: During or shortly after 
              lunch
             Conference Room is reserved until 2:30P.

Notes:   -All Volvos and Saabs welcome!
             -Sac Volvo Club Meeting after lunch (time TBD)
             -Event is free, except you must cover the cost of 
               your own lunch:

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerIKEA_June14.pdf  (444k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.shrinersconcours.com/ or
http://capitolconcours.org/
Event:  
Shriner's Capital Concours d'Elegance
Where: On the Capital Mall, Sacramento, CA
Date:    Re-scheduled for June 7, 2014
Time:   
Notes:  This is an important charity event in our area
             and an opportunity to see some amazing
             automobiles!
           

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July 2013:

Golden Gate and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/588539177852988/
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517
Event:   Mt. Diablo: First Conquer the Devil Drive
Where: Meeting Location:
              Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center
              1835 Ignacio Valley Rd.
              Walnut Creek, CA 94598
              Meet behind the Ygnacio Plaza Shopping
              Center Sign

                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time:    9:30A
Notes:  -A fun drive (not high speed) to the top of
              Mt. Diablo (One of the two best vistas in the
              world according to the Discovery Channel).

             -The drive will take about an hour with stops for 
              vistas (one on the way up and one on the way 
              down).
             -Lunch will be around 12noon (you need to bring
              your own).
             -Take the scenic route home:
Things to Bring:
            -$10 State Park Entrance Fee (collected at the 
             gate)
            -Lunch / Picnic / Drinks
             (no alcohol allowed in park)
            -Plenty of water for you and your Volvo
             (just in case of overheating)
            -Chair
            -Binoculars
            -Camera
Questions or RSVP with Helen and Gary Lodge.

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerMtDiablo_July13.pdf  (450k)
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August 2013:

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:


http://www.carlsenvolvo.com/
Event:   Carlsen Volvo Car Show
Where:  Sacramento Caravan Meeting Location:
              Chevron Gas Station
              4800 W Capital Ave.
              West Sacramento,CA 95691

              Event Location:
             4180 El Camino Real
             Palo Alto, CA 94306
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time:   
Notes:  Canceled

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September 2013:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.suzieburger.com/
Event:   Suzie Burger Diner Lunch

Where:  Suzie Burger
              2820 P Street
             (Corner of 29th St. and P St.)
             Sacramento, CA 95816

               916-455-3500
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, September, 7, 2013
Time:    11:30A
Notes:  

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerSuzieBurger_September13.pdf  (540k)

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October 2013:

National Meet:

VCOA 30th Anniversary
October 4, 5, 6, 2013
Vermont, USA
Hosted by the ____ Chapter of the VCOA
http://vcoa.org/
http://vcoa.org/events/national-events


Event Flyer:
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Golden Gate Chapter
and Sacramento Chapter:

Event Registration Form at the GGVCOA website
Event:  
Car Show at CJ's Shop in Alameda
Where: Perforce Software Grass Parking Lot
              2318 Clement Ave.
              Alameda, CA 94501
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time:    9:00A - 4:00P
             "
Come out enjoy the festivities, 10:30am and 
              1:30pm walk down Park Street to view the pre-
              1975 muscle cars, BBQ and picnic eats from 
              11:30, cake around 4:00."
Notes:  Park Street Car Show is the same day (400+
             cars within walking distance). There will be
             two walking tours through the show.
            "
This event is a social and automotive historial
            gather you won't want to miss!"

             "This year is cj's 50th birthday celebration. This is
              a leisurely event with no awards. Just show up, 
             share your car, enjoy the food and good 
             company."

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Sacramento Chapter:

Event:  
Where: 
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:   
Time:   
Notes: 


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November 2013:

Sacramento Chapter:


Event:  
Fall Foothill Drive
Where:
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, November 16, 2013
            
Time:    9:00A
Notes:  Canceled            

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December 2013:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   End of the Year Holiday Party & Toy Drive
Where:  Ginger's Restaurant
               1410 East Roseville Parkway
               Roseville, CA 95661
               916-781-0110
              Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:     Thursday, December 19, 2013      Canceled
Time:    7:30P
Notes:  -Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the 
              UCDMC Children's Hospital / Child Life 
              program! 
                or
             -Free guitar music will be featured at the 
              restaurant.
             -Ginger's is near some Roseville landmark 
              shopping centers:
              Fountains, Westfield Galleria, Automall
              (if you are not yet done with your holiday 
              shopping)
            -Please RSVP by 8:00PM Monday, December 
             16, 2013
             so I can reserve a table
             -RSVP to Elizabeth Brown:
             Click here to contact Elizabeth

Event Flyer:
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January 2014:

Sacramento Chapter

Event:   SacVCOA 2014 Planning Meeting
Where: 
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    
Time:   
Notes: 

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Other Local Event Links:

Golden Gate Chapter of the VCOA
http://www.ggvcoa.com/
http://www.ggvcoa.com/

Turbobricks Forum
http://forums.turbobricks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Volvospeed Forum
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?
s=525cc056b4436fda76eeb9c67b7312ab&showforum=3

You must me a registered member of the forum to view the
"Member Announcements" section.

EuroSunday
http://eurosunday.net/
EuroSunday now requires registration / log-in to view the
Sacramento event information.

Norcal Volvos Forum
http://norcalvolvos.forumotion.net/f9-meet-and-greet     
     Forum (not currently active-- lots of spam activity)
http://www.norcalvolvos.com/     
     Home page (no longer available)

Sacramento Community Links
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