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Sac Volvo Club 2009 Events
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 January  1/23- XC60 Preview at Turner Volvo
 February  2/8- Planning Session
 March  3/14- Tech Session & Lunch
 April  4/4- Introduction to Cars Shows/Concours Events
 4/26- Davis Car Show and Swap Meet                                      (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 4/27- Thunderhill Track Day, Willows                                        (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 May  5/16- Regional Meet at Volvo Proving Grounds, AZ                    (Cactus Chapter VCOA)
 5/16- IPD Garage Sale                                                                                  (Oregon)
 5/17- Shriner's Concours d'Elegance, Rancho Cordova
 5/23- Drive to Locke                                                                (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 June  6/13 or 6/14- Swedish Day at IKEA, West Sac
 6/28- Stafford Show & Swap Meet (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)         Canceled by GGVCOA

 July  7/12- Sac Volvo Club Family Day: Ca State Indian Museum, BBQ, & Picnic Day
 7/17 - 7/19- VCOA National Meet in Ipswich, MA                                   (Boston VCOA)
 August  8/8- Carlsen Volvo, Palo Alto                                                   (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 8/23- EuroSunday in Sacramento
 September   --open--
 October  10/11- K-Pax Racing S60Rs at Laguna Seca Raceway               (all CA VCOAs invited)
 10/17- Fall Foothill Drive (Preston Castle, Kennedy Tailing Wheel Park, & Jackson)
 November  11/14 or 11/ 21- SVS Tech Session & Pick-n-Pull            Postponed by SVS (~01/2010)
 December  12/5- End of the Year Holiday Party @ The Lodges, Concord     (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 12/12- SacVCOA 2010 Planning Meeting



January 2009:                                                                 

Turner Volvo:

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Event:   XC60 Preview                                                                                    Official XC60 tour photos can be seen here:
Where: 2535 Arden Way                                                                                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/volvoxc60/
             Sacramento, CA 95825
Date:    Friday, January 23, 2009                                                               The Car That Stops Itself Blog by Dan Johnston:
Time:    5:30 - 8:00P                                                                                             http://www.thecarthatstopsitself.com/
Notes:  RSVP: 1-800-500-6550
                                                                                                                                     

Tour Information:                                            
http://www.volvocars.com/us/campaigns/Misc/Pages/XC60LaunchUS.aspx?deeplink=experientialtour

2010 XC60 Information:
http://www.volvocars.com/us/models/xc60/Pages/default.aspx


Fox 40 Morning News Video (Interview & Demonstration):
http://www.fox40.com/pages/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=3370869

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February 2009:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   Planning Session
Where:
Turner Volvo
              2535 Arden Way
              Sacramento, CA 95825
Date:    Sunday, February 8, 2009
Time:   10:00A
Notes:  Lunch provided


Planning Session

On February 8th, an informal planning committee of Sacramento area members convened at Turner Volvo in Sacramento to begin organizing Chapter events for 2009. As a result, eight or more events have been scheduled for the remainder of the year. Just as exciting, Sacramento club member Elizabeth Brown has taken the lead to develop a website for the chapter. All of the Planning Committee members contributed to the development of this website, and we feel that it is among the more comprehensive resources within VCOA. We welcome you to view our website at www.sacvolvoclub.org. We will look forward to your comments, opinions and suggestions.

2009 Sac Volvo Club Planning Session

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Turbobricks Forums:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=159663
Event:   
Drive and BBQ
Where:  At Stinson Beach in Marin
Date:     Saturday, February 21, 2009
Time:    10:00A

EuroSunday:

http://www.eurosunday.net/sacramento/index.htm

Event:    Show and Shine
Where:  508 Pavilions Lane
              Sacramento, CA 95825
Date:     Sunday, February 22, 2009
Time:     8:00 - 10:30A
Notes:   Drive and Lunch after the event

Turbobricks Forums:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=159617
Event:   Sushi Dinner
Where:  Shogun Sushi
              9160 East Stockton Blvd. #150
              Elk Grove, CA 95624
Date:    Saturday, February 28, 2009
Time:    TBA
Notes:   Date may change

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March 2009:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   Tech Session & Lunch
Where:  Volvo Independent Service
              3310 Monier Circle #1
              Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Date:    Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time:    10:00A
Notes:  Q & A for 1975+ RWD & FWD Volvos
Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerVIStech_March09.pdf
(212k)

Tech Session at Volvo Independent Service (As seen on page 29
in May/June 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 3)

Peter Mausolff hosted a tech session at his Independent Volvo shop on Saturday, March 14th for post 1974 vehicles. The shop is located in Rancho Cordova, California, just east of the State Capital City of Sacramento. The weather was beautiful and sunny. Fifteen people with their vehicles attended, including a 544, 240, 740s, 850s, 940, V70s, S40, C30, and a beautiful 780 Bertone. We also had an attendee who drove a 1993 Saab 900 convertible. Participants came to this Sacramento area event from as far away as Napa, Tracy and the state of Nevada.

Peter answered numerous questions, ranging from general routine maintenance to engine conversions for older cars. The C30 was put on the lift and other cars were brought into the shop for observation and Q & A. After the questions were answered, the event became less technical and more social as we moved outside to enjoy the day, admire the Swedish Steel, and chat outside the shop. The conversation was then moved to a local Chinese restaurant where we enjoyed a hearty and leisurely lunch.

VIS Tech Session & Lunch

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April 2009:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   Intro to Car Shows/Concours Events & Lunch
Where: Coloma Community Center
             Gold Run Room (located at the front of the Center)
             4623 T Street
             Sacramento, CA 95819
Date:    Saturday, April 4, 2009
Time:    9:00A
Notes:  Due to space limitations, RSVPs are Required
             Donations accepted to help cover the cost of
             renting the room.

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerConcours_April09.pdf
(231k)

Introduction to the World of Car Shows Class (As seen on page 29 in May/June 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 3)

On April 4th, long time VCOA member, Jon Manji presented a class on preparing Volvo’s for presentation at car show events. With many car shows occurring during the spring, this event was timely. Jon presented detail on how car shows are structured and what judges look for when evaluating cars in both stock and modified classifications. Following the lecture (and a dissertation of the evolution of car shows over the last 100 years, with photos) Jon took us outside and performed a top to bottom evaluation on a couple of our candidate 122’s, using judging criteria as developed by VCOA.


Intro to Car Shows / Councours Events

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Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.org/davis_09.html
Event:   Davis Car Show and Swap Meet
Where: Central Park
              Davis, CA 95616
Date:    Sunday, April 26, 2009
Time:    9:00A
Notes:  If showing your car, arrive between 7:00 - 8:30A
             Entry fee = $10.00 for VCOA members;
                                $15.00 for non-members

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerDavis_April09.pdf
(201k)

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.org/events/thunder_09.html
http://thunderhill.com/
Event:   Thunderhill Track Day
Where: Thunderhill Raceway Park
              5250 Hwy 162
              Willows, CA 95988
Date:    Monday, April 27, 2009
Time:    7:00A
Notes:  Registration = $200 for the day and includes lunch
             (cost is the same for members and non-members)
.
                 Registrations accepted on day of event.
Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerThunderhill_ April09.pdf
(205k)

Davis Car Show and Swap Meet (As seen on pages 10-11 in July/August 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 4)

The eleventh annual Davis ( California ) meet on April 26 was once again a great success. On a brisk spring day over 200 Volvo enthusiasts brought about 122 cars to the event, representing nearly every model Volvo has imported to the USA: 544 (6), Duett (1), 1900 (1), 120 (9), 1800 (13), 1800 ES (4), 140 (4), 160 (1), 240 (24), 262 (1), 700 (12), 780 (4), 800 (15), 900 (2), C30 (4), C70 (1), S40 (1), S60 (9), V 70 (8), and XC 60 (2 - dealer cars). 13 of the 800/S60/V70 were R models. It was a nice group of restored and original older cars, some of the newest models, and a big turnout of 200, 700 and later models modified for higher performance.

This year the meet was co-sponsored by the Golden Gate Chapter and the newly organized Sacramento Chapter. People's Choice Awards were presented by Golden Gate Chapter Chair C.J. Yother. Best of Show went once again to Lars Jansson, San Anselmo, for his restored P1900. Other awards went to Pasqual Castro (544); Glenn Schneider (1800ES); Roger Vonverhallen (122); Michael Palmer (242GT); Michael Howells (780), Mark Baldwin (850 T5); and Nigel Sun (C30).

Sacramento Chapter Chair Jeff Molander presented a special gift to Elizabeth Brown ("volvie!"), who designed the new Sacramento Chapter website and researched most of its content. The website includes a vast archive of Volvo-related materials and links. Be sure to visit www.sacvolvoclub.org.

Thanks also to Davis meet sponsors and raffle contributors: R Sport International, IPD, Turner Volvo, Lawrence Volvo, Carlsen Volvo, Adobe Road Winery, Sharp HID, Roger Vonverhallen, Evil Genius Racing, and Mike Dudek of iRoll Motors.

Special appreciation goes to Helen and Gary Lodge for cooking hotdogs and selling drinks again this year. As always, thanks to club members too numerous to mention who contributed their time and energy at the meet to make things run smoothly.

The meet has been held annually since 1999 at Central Park in Davis, a college town about 75 miles northeast of Sacramento . Attendees always say the park is a great place for a car show: There's shade (from trees and the roof of a big open air pavillion); a walkable downtown and restaurants nearby; and loads of small city charm.

Memorable details this year: The best swap meet in years – including a vanload of OEM 544/1800/122 parts and accessories. A burgundy 164, in excellent condition, once owned by the parents of rockstar Janis Joplin. John Pagel of Evil Genius Racing leading performance-oriented drivers to a dyno session at his shop after the meet. Even a Morgan roadster showed up late in the day -- driven by a former 1800 owner.





People's Choice Award Winners:

Best of Show: Lars Jansson, San Anselmo, for his restored P1900.
Other awards went to:
Pasqual Castro (544)
Glenn Schneider (1800ES)
Roger Vonverhallen (122S)
Michael Palmer (242GT)
Michael Howells (780)
Mark Baldwin (850 T5)
Nigel Sun (C30 Version 2)

2009 Davis Car Show People's Choice Winners

Note: People's Choice Winners Slideshow is incomplete. If you have any photos to add, please contact the webmaster:

2009 Davis Car Show & Swap Meet

2009 Thunderhill Track Day

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Golden Gate Chapter Event Photos (web album):
http://ggvcoa.org/images/davis_09/album/index.html


S. Reams' Dyno Session at Evil Genius Racing 4/26/09

Lap around Thunderhill in a '66 P1800S (Driver: S. Reams) 4/27/09

Related Post on Turbobricks:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=169197

More pictures and videos from Davis/Thunderhill 2009:
Turbobricks Forum:
Turbobricks Topics:
-Pics from Davis Volvo Meet Day (general):
  http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168678

-My Trip to Davis by Turborg:
  http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168875

-Volvo day at Thunderhill 2009 pics now vids later by Turborg:
 http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168951

-Thunderhill 2009 Volvo Day Vid by Turbog:
 http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=169115

-Evil Genius Dyno Vids by orie:
 http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168901
Turbobricks Member Photo Galleries:
-hannah's flickr album:
  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannahc/sets/72157617279773919/

-kelly_aj's Photobucket album:
  http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh264/kelley_aj/Davis%202009/

-Brickster151's Photobucket album:
http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/brickster151
/EGR%20dyno%20day%20and%20Thunderhill%20track%20day/


-WindowsBreakerG4's MobileMe Gallery:
  http://gallery.me.com/amerchant#100046

-Addicted242Boost's Photo Index:
  http://www.modestolan.com/~twentydead/davis_2009/
VolvoSpeed Forum:
Davis 09:
C30 Forum:
Post Davis Swap Meet (pics heavy):

Thank you to everyone who has shared and submitted photos, videos, or links (whether named or anonymous), it is appreciated!

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May 2009:

May 16, 2009

Arizona State:

Lov in the Desert: Regional Volvo Meet
Hosted by the Cactus Chapter of the VCOA at
    Volvo Proving Grounds
    20715 W. Happy Valley Rd.
    Wittmann, AZ 85361
Gates open at 8:00A
Hotel Information, Application, and Flyer:
http://www.cactuschapter.org/index_files/Page516.html

Additional information can be found here:
http://cactuschapter.org/index.html
http://www.lovinthedesert.com/

Updated Information Flyer (PDF):
LOV_FLYER_COLOR[1].pdf(606k)

Original Information Sheet (PDF):
http://www.cactuschapter.org/PDF/LOV2009.pdf(378k)


Event Flyer (as appeared on this website):
SacVCOA-LOV-flyer-May09.pdf(84k)


Photos from the event can be seen on the Volvo Forums:
Turbobricks:
Lov in the Desert Picture Thread
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=170564

May 16, 2009 (Third Saturday of May)

Oregon State:

26th Annual IPD Garage Sale, Swap Meet, and Car Show
    IPD
    11744 Ainsworth Circle
    Portland, OR 97220
Gates open at 8:00A
For more information:
http://www.ipdusa.com/ipd-Garage-Sale/blog-66
Home page:
http://ipdusa.com/


Event Flyer (as appeared on this website):
SacVCOA-ipd-flyer_May09.pdf(59k)












Photos from the event can be seen on the Volvo Forums:
Turbobricks:
IPD 2009 Picture Thread
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=170534

Volvospeed:
IPD Garage Sale!
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/117276-ipd-garage-sale/

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Sacramento Chapter:

http://shrinersconcours.com/
Event:  
Shriner's Concours d'Elegance
Where: Mather Field
              10474 Mather Boulevard
              Rancho Cordova, CA 95655
Date:    Sunday, May 17, 2009
Time:    10:00A
Notes:  Featured Marques:
             Mercedes-Benz, Ford Mustang, Oldsmobile
To purchase tickets:
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=179417
Registration form (PDF):
http://sactime.com/ShrinersConcours2009/2009%20Concours%20Registration%20Brochure1.pdf
(335k)


2009 Shriners Concours Award Winners can be seen here:
http://www.shrinershq.com/
 

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Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.org/locke_09.html
http://forum.ggvcoa.org/index.php?topic=232.0

Event:  
Drive to Locke
Where: Sacramento Meeting Location at the
             Town of Freeport (at the white Freeport Marina
              Sign).
Date:    Saturday, May 23, 2009
Time:    10:00A
Notes:  A leisurely drive through the delta capping off with
             a stop for lunch at Al's Place in Historic Locke.
http://www.locketown.com/
http://www.locketown.com/Walking%20Tour.htm
http://www.locketown.com/als.htm
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8366864
http://www.rydehotel.com

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerLocke_May09.pdf
(1396k)
Includes driving map and links to associated/nearby areas


Drive to Locke
(As seen on page 29 in September/October 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 5)

On May 23rd, both Chapters combined forces and visited the small town of Locke, located in the Sacramento River delta. The historic town of Locke was established by Chinese merchants in the 1920’s after a fire in a nearby town destroyed their homes and places of business. The town looks no different today than it did 80 years ago. This trip afforded Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area VCOA members a drive along narrow levy roads. Fifteen members with ten cars participated, with some members coming from 75 miles away. After walking around and visiting the galleries, we ate lunch at Al’s Place, which has been serving steak sandwiches the same way since the 1950’s.

2009 Drive to Locke & Lunch at Al's Place

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June 2009:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/west_sacramento
Event:  
Swedish Day at IKEA
            
  with the Bay Area Saab Club:
               http://www.bayareasaabclub.com/

Where:  IKEA
              700 IKEA Court
              West Sacramento, CA 95605
Date:    Saturday, June 13, 2009
Time:    10:00A
Notes:   All Volvos and Saabs welcome!

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerIKEA_June09.pdf (214k)
Includes map of IKEA parking lot (meeting location)

Swedish Day at IKEA
(As seen on page 29 in September/October 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 5)

On Saturday, June 13, the Sac Volvo Club welcomed twenty cars (including two Saabs) and thirty people to our second annual Swedish Day at IKEA.

The day began in a reserved section of the parking lot with an informal car show. As the weather warmed up, we moved inside the IKEA conference room for a lunch meeting where we discussed the possibility of expanding our annual dual chapter (Golden Gate VCOA and SacVCOA) Davis event into a West Coast Regional or National Event in 2011. We are still seeking ideas and volunteers. If you are interested, please contact chapter leadership: Jeff Molander, SacVCOA President = Click here to e-mail Jeff; CJ Yother, GGVCOA President = Click here to e-mail CJ

The day capped off with a Swedish themed “Great Race /Treasure Hunt” type game where teams of four competed matching wits with trivia, creativity with craft activities, and engineering ability with building and racing an “erector set-like” model of a vehicle.


2009 Swedish Day at IKEA

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July 2009:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=486
Event:   Sac Volvo Club Family Day:
              CA State Indian Museum,
BBQ, & Picnic
Where: CA State Indian Museum at Sutter's Fort
              2618 K Street
              Sacramento, CA 95816

Date:    Sunday, July 12, 2009
Time:    10:00A
Notes:  Museum Tour and Potluck Picnic!
            -Please RSVP with the number of people
             attending (including you) as well as what you
             would like to bring.


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerFamilyDay_July09.pdf
(289k)

Family Picnic Day (As seen on page 29 in September/October 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 5)

On July 12th, a number of Sacramento Chapter members visited the California Indian Museum and Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento. VCOA member Illeana Selling who, with her husband drive two 544’s, is a curator at the museum and arranged for a docent to provide an informative tour. This museum, operated by the State of California, offers the best chronology on Native American presence and culture in the state. The docent provided great detail on the numerous exhibits and artifacts that were carefully and thoughtfully displayed. Following the tour of the museum and a visit to Sutter’s Fort, the group settled down to enjoy a picnic under some shady trees.


Sac Volvo Club Family Day

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August 2009:

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.org/carlsen_09.html
http://www.carlsenvolvo.com/
Event:  
Carlsen Volvo Car Show
Where: 4180 El Camino Real
             Palo Alto, CA 94306
Date:    Saturday, August 8, 2009
Time:    8:00A - 2:00P
Notes:  Wally Russell is leading the Sacramento caravan
             to Palo Alto.
             Please see the event flyer for instructions on how
             to contact Wally.


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerCarlsenVolvo_August09.pdf
(589k)
Includes:
-Event Flyer (Sac Volvo Club version)
-Sign-up form (information needs to be sent to Larry of Carlsen Volvo)
-Map of Carlsen Volvo parking lot (event location)

-Original Event Flyer (Carlsen Volvo version)

Carlsen Volvo Car Show (As seen on page 29 in September/October 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 5)

Winners in the Carlsen Volvo car show held August 8.

Stock Vintage pre-1975...Pascual Castro PV544
Modified pre-1975...........Gary Sellstrom 1974 144e
Stock RWD...................Wally Russell 1990 780 Bertone
Modified RWD................Andrew Kelly 1993 944T
Stock FWD...................Donna Phillips 2004 C70 Conv
Modified FWD/AWD.......Rafael Santana 1997 850R
People's Choice Award...Roger van der Helen 1964 122

Judges: Doug Kauer, Dick Thomas, and Gary Sellstrom.

Special thanks to Carlsen Volvo pit crew, Lars Jansson (P1900), Mike Dudek (445), and Dave Duff (C303).

2009 Carlsen Volvo Car Show Award Winners

2009 Carlsen Car Show

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the link title or slideshow images.
Note: The 2009 Carlsen Volvo Car Show Award Winner photos as seen above (on the left) were taken by Wyatt from Carlsen Volvo and appear with permission-- Thank you Wyatt, Larry, & Carlsen Volvo! (You can see more of their photos in the links below.)

Photos from around the web:
-VCOA (from Larry Fuhs and Wyatt of Carlsen Volvo):
   http://www.flickr.com/photos/41389963@N04/archives/date-posted/2009/08/
   http://www.flickr.com/photos/41270142@N02/
   Thank you note from Carlsen Volvo to the Golden Gate Chapter as posted on the VCOA website:
   http://vcoa.org/calendarnews/displaynews.php?subaction=showfull&id=1252966633&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&
-Swedespeed Forum:
   http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=111885
   http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=124087
-C30 World Forum:
   http://www.c30world.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8275
-VolvoForums:
   http://www.volvoforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33002

-iRoll Motors Blog:
   http://irolltimes.blogspot.com/2009/08/carlsen-volvo-8th-annual-car-show.html

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Sacramento Chapter:
http://www.eurosunday.net/sacramento/index.html
Event:  
EuroSunday Sacramento
Where: Pete’s Coffee – Quarry Ponds Shopping Center
            
5550 Douglas Blvd.
             Granite Bay, CA 95746

Date:    Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time:    8:00A - 10:00A Show & Shine
Notes:  Drive and Lunch to follow

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerEuroSunday_August09.pdf
(238k)
Includes:
-Event Flyer
-Google map of event location

EuroSunday (As seen on page 29 in November/December 2009 Rolling, Vol. 27, No. 6)

On August 23rd, Sacramento Chapter members gathered and presented some nice Volvos at this summer’s EuroSunday event in Granite Bay, about 15 miles to the east of Sacramento. This event has been held in the Sacramento area and the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. The organization puts together car shows, drives and destination events specifically for owners of European cars. As invitees, we enjoyed talking with owners and seeing a wide variety of vintage and contemporary European cars from around our region. With perhaps 50 cars, there was everything from a Lotus Elan, to a Fiat 500, to a Saab 95 commercial vehicle with right-hand steering. We were also pleased with the questions that we received from the participants on the different Volvo models that we brought to the event. Afterward we gathered for lunch at a restaurant in historic Folsom.

2009 EuroSunday

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October 2009:

All California VCOA Chapters

http://www.kpaxracing.com
Laguna Seca Raceway:
http://www.mazdaraceway.com/
SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge web site:
http://www.world-challenge.com/
Event:   K-Pax Racing
Where: Laguna Seca Raceway, near Monterey California
             1021 Monterey-Salinas Hwy
             Salinas, CA 93908

Date:    Saturday, October 11, 2009
Time:    2:45P start time
Notes:  Please contact Jeff Molander, Sac Volvo Club
             President, if you are interested in attending:

             Click here to e-mail Jeff

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Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   Fall Foothill Drive
Where: Meeting location:
             Sloughhouse Inn Parking Lot
             12700 Meiss Rd
             Sloughhouse, CA
95683
Date:    Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time:    9:30A
Notes:  Join us as we explore the history and culture of the
             foothill regions of Ione and Jackson!
Stops include
             the Preston Castle in Ione, the Kennedy Tailing
             Wheel Park in Jackson, and the city of Jackson.
             http://www.prestoncastle.com
             http://www.malakoff.com/goldcountry/mcjkktw.htm

To RSVP, please contact Marcia & Wally Russell:
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Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerFoothillDrive_October09.pdf
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Includes:
-Event Flyer
-Google map of event location

Fall Foothill Drive
(As seen on page 29 in January/February 2010 Rolling, Vol. 28, No. 1)

The Sacramento Chapter of VCOA enjoyed quite an adventure during its Foothill Drive in October 2009. The back roads of California’s Gold Country have many hidden treasurers. This time we encountered a very spooky place that was fitting for the Halloween season. The tour group of thirteen people in eight vehicles included one Saab Sonett and seven Volvos ranging from a couple of 1800s, a 144, a 780, a C30, an Ocean Race and one S70 T5R.

After meeting on the outskirts of Sacramento County, the group drove the two lane roads to Ione where a tour of “Preston Castle” was scheduled. Preston School of Industry, built in the 1890s as a reform school for wayward boys, was abandoned in the 1960s. It was slated to be demolished so most anything that could be hauled away, was! The valuable slate roof was removed leaving the interior to the weather and wild life. Touring the remnants of what’s left is both interesting and strange. The slide show on the Sacramento Chapter web site shows the “castle” in its current state and lets you see the grand scale of the imposing four story brick and sandstone building.

From Ione we drove to Amador City for lunch at Andrae’s bakery and deli, a popular foothill destination for breads and pastries. Following lunch we took historic Highway 49 passing through Sutter Creek heading toward Jackson. We ended our tour on Jackson Gate Road at the Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park. The tailing wheels were part of the Kennedy Mine’s gold mining operation from 1914 to 1942. The scale of these 58 foot diameter wheels can be seen in the web site slide show, but is really impressive in person.

After a thorough taste of foothill history we headed back to our respective homes with an appreciation of some of California’s past. Who knows where the 2010 Foothill Drive will take us!


2009 Fall Foothill Drive

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November 2009:

All Euro Inter-Forum Event:
Event:  
Northern California HWY 1 Drive
Where: Pescadero Beach to Big Sur
Date:    Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time:    ~10:30A (Drive will start around 11:00A)
Notes:   -Drive was organized by a VW enthusiast and all
              Euro cars are invited.
              -For more information about the event and how to
              RSVP, please see the event flyer.


Event Flyer:

HWY1Drive_Nov09.pdf
(761k)
Includes:
-Event Flyer
-Google map
-Screenshots of Meeting/Stopping Points

Event topic and pictures: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=184620

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Sacramento Chapter:

http://svsauto.com/
Event:  
SVS Tech Session & Pick-n-Pull
Where: Sacramento's Volvo Service
              2009 Fulton Avenue
              Sacramento, CA 95825
Date:    Saturday, November 14, 2009 --or--
              Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time:    TBA
Notes:   This event has been postponed by SVS
             
(and will likely be rescheduled during the third
              week of January 2010-- stay tuned for details).


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December 2009:

Sacramento Chapter and Golden Gate Chapter:

Event:   End of the Year Holiday Party
Where:  At The Lodge's home, Concord, CA
Date:    Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time:    11:00A to mid-afternoon
Notes:  -RSVP to Helen Lodge Click here to e-mail me
             -Food will be catered enchiladas and some ready
             made desserts, so come hungry.
             -The Lodges are very excited to be hosting the
             holiday party again!

If you attended this party and have stories and/or photos to share, please let us know!
Please contact the webmaster:
Click here to e-mail Elizabeth
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus
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Sacramento Chapter

http://www.hoppy.com/
Event:  
SacVCOA 2010 Planning Meeting
Where:  Hoppy's Brewing Company
              6300 Folsom Blvd.
              Sacramento, CA 95819
Date:    Saturday, December 12, 2009
Time:    10:00A to ~12:00 noon
Notes:  RSVP to Jeff Molander Click here to e-mail me
            
-Hoppy’s is located behind the SMUD campus
              and is very close to the 65th St. exit off of Hwy 50.

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyer2010Planning_December09.pdf
(535k)
Includes:
-Event Flyer
-Google map of event location

Event summary coming soon!


We are currently working on the 2010 event calendar and will send an e-mail to the mailing list and post the new 2010 calendar to the home page as soon as it is ready, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are some photos of the planning meeting:


2009 Planning Meeting for 2010 Events

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