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Sac Volvo Club 2011 Events 
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 January  --open--
 February  2/26- SacVCOA 2011 Planning Meeting
 March  3/26- Volvo Independent Service Tech Session & Lunch
 April  4/23- Suzie Burger Diner Lunch (& Drive)
 May  5/14 - 5/15 Davis Autocross & Carshow / Swap Meet                         (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 5/21- IPD Garage Sale
                              (Oregon)-- SacVCOA Caravan (caravan cancelled)
 June  6/4- Swedish Day at IKEA, West Sac                                                  Date Change (was 6/11)
 6/17 - 6/19 VCOA National Meet in Little Sweden, USA (Kansas)                 (w/ HoA VCOA)
 July  7/16- Coast Drive from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz                          (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 August  8/6- Carlsen Volvo Car Show, Palo Alto                                                (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 September  9/17-Turner Volvo Dealership Tour & Lunch                           
 October  10/8- Car Show at CJ's Shop in Alameda                                             (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 10/14 - 10/16 Volvo 1800 50th Anniversary, Malibu   (VSA National Meet)-- SacVCOA Caravan
 10/29- Fall Foothill Drive                                                                     Date Change (was Nov.)
 November  11/11 - 11/13- Sacramento Auto Show / EuroSunday
 December  12/11- End of the Year Holiday Party & Toy Drive                Date Change (was 12/17) Canceled
 January  1/21- SacVCOA 2012 Planning Meeting                                    Postponed to March 31, 2012


January 2011:

--Open--

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February 2011:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.turnervolvo.com
Event:   SacVCOA 2011 Planning Meeting

Where: Turner Volvo Conference Room
              2535 Arden Way
              Sacramento, CA 95825-2413
             (916) 488-2400

             1-800-660-9118
Date:    Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time:    11:30A - ?
Notes:  
Please be thinking about some ideas
              you may have to grow our chapter,
              new/old events, and the overall direction

              you would like the club to take.


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerPlanningMeeting_February11.pdf  (362k)

Event Flyer (as forum post)


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March 2011:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.volvois.biz/
Event:  
Tech Session & Lunch
Where:  Volvo Independent Service
              3309 Monier Circle
              Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Date:    Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time:    10:00A
Notes:  Lunch to follow Q&A (location TBD)
             Rain or Shine!

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerVISTechSession_March11.pdf  (354k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

Volvo Independent Tech Session and Lunch (As seen on page __ in __/__ 2011 Rolling, Vol. 29, No. _)

The Sacramento Chapter’s third annual tech session hosted by Peter Mausolff at his Independent Volvo shop, on Saturday, March 26th, was a great success. Volvo's represented included three 240's, a 740, a 850, a 850R, and a V70. Peter's shop is located in Rancho Cordova, California, just east of the State Capital of Sacramento. A little rain in the morning didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the group. Several cars made it onto the lift, with many questions answered and some problems solved. Several new faces were in attendance thanks to Gary Sellstrom bringing the Turbo Bricks crew. After the tech session ended, we headed to a local Chinese restaurant where we enjoyed an excellent lunch.

2011 VIS Tech Session & Lunch

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the link title or slideshow images.

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April 2010:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.suzieburger.com/
Event:   Suzie Burger Diner Lunch (& Drive)

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, April 23, 2011
Time:    11:00A
Notes:  -The owner has graciously offered to
             discount our meals for us.

             -
If there is any interest, we could take
             a quick drive around the Capital or down
             the river after lunch (bring a camera!).


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerSuzieBurger_April11.pdf  (356k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

Suzie Burger Diner Lunch & Drive (As seen on page __ in __/__ 2011 Rolling, Vol. 29, No. _)
Event write up coming soon...

Suzie Burger Diner Lunch & Drive

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the link title or slideshow images.

And, here is the website banner made from the photo shoot:
2011 SacVCOA Web Banner taken at the Sacramento Marina April 23, 2011



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May 2011:

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.org/
Event Registration Form at the GGVCOA website
Event:   (Sacramento) Davis Autocross
Where:  Different location than 2010:
             Corner of Macready Ave. and Mather Blvd.

             At Mather AFB (38.563819, -121.308452)
                Mather, CA 95655
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time:    7:30A (Gates Open)
             8:30A (Drivers Meeting/Tech)
             9:00A (Event Start)
            
Will end when runs complete.
Notes:  -Pre-register and save (Price differences for
             VCOA members and non-members).

             $20 per driver (1 car), $7 per passenger.

             -Registrations accepted on day of event
             (prices will be slightly higher):
            
$25 per driver (1 car), $10 per passenger.
         
-
Prices DO NOT include lunch.
                We are not allowed to sell food products at the event, so
                bring something to eat and drink!
               Google Map (restaurant search; will open in new
               tab/window)
          -After the drivers are all finished, we plan on
           selling laps for any type of vehicle to run the
           course ($5 per lap).

            -Helmets are required. PLEASE BRING A SNELL95
             OR NEWER HELMET FOR EACH DRIVER AND
             PASSENGER. If you have any spare helmets, please bring
             them with you on the day of the event!

           -
PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR VOLVO IN PROPER
            WORKING ORDER, THERE WILL BE MANDATORY TECH
            INSPECTIONS BEFORE DRIVING THE AUTO-X
            COURSE.
           -Tech will follow basic SCCA guidelines such as secured
            battery, no hubcaps, nothing loose in the interior or trunk
            (cameras, tools, etc.) , car in general good working
            condition, etc.
           -Track layout will be more technical than speed
           due to lot size (90,000 sq.ft.).
         -We need numerous volunteers to make this work.
          Cone retrieval experts especially needed.
         -The event is based on giving all proceeds to
           charity.


Volunteers are needed. Please e-mail Mark Baldwin, SacVCOA President, if you are interested in volunteering.

A Note from Mark Baldwin about the (Sacramento) Davis Autocross

I will be the event marshall and run the drivers meeting.  I have a deputy working the gate to check that participants have paid and signed waiver prior to entering the track area.  I have three independent tech inspectors already volunteering  (Peter, Jacob, and Nick from Volvo Independent).

Will need volunteers at sign in table to collect money, have waivers signed, and stamp hands, etc.  Will need timers also. 
 
I am splitting the drivers into two groups.  The first group will be driving while the second group works the track (flaggers, and cone pick-up).  This will switch when the first group finishes their runs. 

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Mark Baldwin.


From looking around the forums, there is also the possibility of:
-Official 1st Annual Davis Autox Rehab BBQ:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=3748611
"Yup, that's right...it's official.

Mark Baldwin has generously offered up his shop for a BBQ, car wash, etc. following the autox on May 14th.

He also has a lift, tools, etc. for light repairs (no tranny swaps obviously), he'll have a grille, DJ setup for some tunes, a big parking lot, and access to water for washing your car up prior to the show on sunday.

You can bring something to throw on the grille or some cash to put into the fund. I'll probably try for a trip to Costco after the autox to pick up stuff Mark doesn't have, kinda like I did last year at the park.

He has given the okay for some brew but please keep it moderate...we don't need any drunk's or DUI's while leaving his place.

His shop is over near Executive Airport, so half-way between Davis and Mather.
SacVCOA Customized Google Map or Google Map
The formal addy is 6388 Freeport Blvd.

Start time is whenever the autox finishes. End time is...well...whenever."

-A dyno session at SVS:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=233718
"Details so far:
Place
SVS R&D
2550 Tower Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825

Time
Weekend of Davis
Saturday or Sunday afternoon

What
Baseline dynos (3-4 pulls) on a SuperFlow SF-840

Cost
$60-80 (if you want hourly dyno time, itll cost you)"


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerAutocross_May11.pdf  (448k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ggvcoa.org/
Event Registration Form at the GGVCOA website

Event:   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)
Date:    Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time:    9:00A
Notes:  -If showing your car and/or selling in the swap,
              arrive between 7:00 - 8:30A
             -Pre-registration entry fee for Car Show
              participation (one parking space) =
                 $15.00 / vehicle for VCOA members;
                 $25.00 / vehicle for non-members
            
-Pre-registration entry fee for Swap Meet
              vendors (two parking spaces) =
                  $30.00 / vehicle for VCOA members
                  $40.00 / vehicle for non-members
             -Registrations accepted on day of event
             (prices will be slightly higher).

               -"The car show will be a judged event!  
               Participation in the judged car show is
               optional.  If you don't wish to be judged, don't
               worry you can still have your car on display
               for everyone else to admire!"


Volunteers are needed. Please e-mail Mark Baldwin, SacVCOA President, if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteers Needed: Davis Car Show & Swap Meet

"We need volunteers for the upcoming Davis car show. See the list below, if you think you can help out, please let us know! We appreciate the help, and it’s volunteers that keep this club moving ahead.

Sunday – Davis Show & Swap
 
Gate/Parking (direct drivers to correct parking area or collect entry fees and hand out registration packets)
7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (five people needed)
8:15 to 9:45 a.m. (five people needed)
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. (four people needed)

Concessions/Registration/Raffle (sell donuts/coffee, snacks, raffle tickets, and chapter merchandise)
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (three people needed)
8:30 to 10:15 a.m (three people needed)
10:15 to 11:45 a.m. (three people needed)
11:45 to 1:30 p.m. (three people needed)

Judging * NEW * (inspect and evaluate cars entered in the Show)
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (may end earlier if judging is completed) (eight people needed)

If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail CJ at CJ.Yother@GGVCOA.org and let him know the post and shift that you want. 

Let’s make Saturday and Sunday great VCOA events!"

http://www.ggvcoa.org/?p=337

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerDavis_May11.pdf  (518k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)


Complete photos coming soon (I still need to process some Davis, Auto-X, and after Auto-X / BBQ photos)...

2nd Annual Autocross / 13th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet
(As seen on pages 10-13 in July/August 2011 Rolling, Vol. 29, No. 4)
By Mike Peterson & Jon Manji

To start off the Northern California Volvo weekend, May 14-15, the Sacramento Chapter sponsored an autocross on Saturday that was held at Mather Airport (formerly an Air Force base) just east of Sacramento. Although the course was tighter than last year's due to space restrictions, it still provided a day's worth of entertainment, as driver's competed in Volvos ranging from a 544 to a C30. You were allowed four timed runs of three laps each. Videos can be seen at http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/2011-past-events.

A 244 with three different drivers was of special interest. There had been a discussion and a challenge for the best driver on http://www.turbobricks.com/, and this 244 was piloted by all three to determine who the fastest was. One of them, Patrick Dickman, proved to be not only the quickest of the group, but also the overall first place winner, with a "clean" (no cones knocked over) time of 1 minute 11 seconds.

Although the other two 244 drivers came very close to Patrick in time (all three were just one second or one knocked-over cone apart from each other), second place went to Ryan Randall, driving a different Volvo. Ryan had a time just one second slower than Patrick's.

After all of the Volvos had finished their four runs, the competition was opened to non-Volvos. This proved interesting, as an assortment of cars from a S-Class Mercedes-Benz to a Mitsubishi took the course.

Continuing the charity aspect of the autocross that was started last year, this year's proceeds were donated to the City of Rancho Cordova's Police Activities League. Thanks must also go to the numerous sponsors and volunteers who helped staff the autocross.

Sunday, the 13th annual Davis Meet was held. Once again with great success, despite thunderstorms with periods of heavy rain and hail that tested the weather seals on older Volvos. Nearly 100 cars were present. Most were from Northern California, but the entire  West Coast was represented with participants from Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and elsewhere.

Some memorable events this year:
-A boxy, late '70s Volvo C202 4WD all-terrain vehicle, reputedly one of just a couple in the U.S.
-A pair of 1980s 480 ES coupes, never officially imported to the U.S.
-An 850 converted into a pickup, Australian "Ute" style.
-A moment of silence for Hal Locke, 544 enthusiast and longtime VCOA member who died earlier this year. Hal was also a charter member of the North Bay (now Golden Gate) Chapter.

The Davis Meet has been held every year since 1999 at Central Park in Davis, a college town about [75 miles northeast of San Francisco; 15 miles west of Sacramento]. The park, with a big roofed pavilion built for a weekly farmer's market, is a great place for a car show. Normally providing welcome shade, this year it brought refuge from the wintery weather.

The meet was again co-sponsored by the Golden Gate and Sacramento Chapters.

Next year's meet, the 2012 Davis Meet, will be held on April 29, so mark your calendars now for an expanded show-and-shine event, great door prizes, and lots of family fun.

As always, thanks to all the club members, too numerous to mention, who contributed their time and energy and made things run smoothly.

Thanks also to our sponsors and raffle contributors:
Area510.net
AUTOart
Berkeley Bob's
Carlsen Volvo
CRO Import Service
Forever Car Care Products
ipd
iRoll Motors
Lawrence Volvo
McKevittVolvo
RPR Company, Inc.
Sharp HID
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Turner Volvo

2nd Annual (Sacramento) Davis Autocross Winners

First Place:          Patrick Dickman, Blue 240 #224A(B)C, 1:11 clean
Second Place:     Ryan Randall, Black 240 #71, 1:12 clean

2011 (Sacramento) Davis Autocross Winners

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the link title or slideshow images.

Next Best Times: Kyle Eisenbach, Blue 240 #224(A)BC, 1:13 clean
                            Michael Towery, Blue 240 #224AB(C), 1:12 +1 (1:13)

Related Turbobricks Forum topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=236233

 

Patrick's Winning Run- 1:11 Clean

Video courtesy of Elliott Freis of the Sac Chapter VCOA.


The Sac Volvo Club now has a YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/SacVolvoClub
Check it out as we upload Autocross videos!
I've also created a Spreadsheet listing all the videos (which can be filtered to make searching and watching easier). Jump to the spreadsheet below.

13th Annual Davis Car Show Winners

Vintage (444, 544, 122, 1800, 140, 164):
   Stock, Lars Jansson, 1956 P1900
   Modified, Lee Cordner (shown by Keith Tenney), 1968 122S

Rear Wheel Drive (200, 700, & 900 series):
   Stock, Wally & Marcia Russell, 1990 780
   Modified, Bergen Wagner, 1984 245T

P1 (pre-2000; 850, S, V, & C):
   Stock, Ben Gregory, 1995 850
   Modified, Mark Baldwin, 1997 850

P2 (2000 and up):
   Stock, Doug Kauer, 2008 C30
   Modified, Kim Phillips, 2007 S60R

Best of Show: Mark Baldwin, 1997 850

2011 Davis Car Show Winners

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the link title or slideshow images.


More pictures and videos from Autocross/Davis 2011:
ipd Volvo attends Davis Car Show 2011:

ipd Volvo attends Davis VCOA Car Show 2011

 Photos by Joe Hughes:

Link to full photo album:
http://joehughes.smugmug.com/Photography/Davis-2011/17074627_DrPL4n#1293240152_SjJvtT2

Link to related discussion on the Swedespeed forum:
Who likes Pics?? I Certainly Do :) Davis 2011 (Started by 850arrrsaylikepirate / Joe Hughes):
http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?157310-Who-likes-Pics-I-most-certainly-do-%29-Davis-2011
Turbobricks Forum:

Davis AutoX 2011 (Merged because people don't know how to post in an existing thread) (Started by twotwodoors):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=236528
Photo Highlights:
Davis Autocross 2011 (Started by DougC):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768006&postcount=14
Davis Autocross 2011. More Photos. Set 2. (Started by DougC):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768150&postcount=25
Alternate link for DougC's photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52912258@N08/sets/72157626736166090/
Even MORE AutoX Photos (Started by fivealive):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768254&postcount=35
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768255&postcount=36
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768256&postcount=37
Alternate link for fivealive's photos:
http://www.k-jet.org/articles/photos/davis-autocross-2011/
Photos by highwaisted62690:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3769812&postcount=85
Videos:
Mercedes Disel
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768697&postcount=56
Inside 280ZX
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3768827&postcount=58
Multiple (including Pat's winning 1:11 run, as seen above):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3769172&postcount=70
Combined video of all drivers in Blue 240 #224ABC (Drivers finished 1st and tied for 3rd):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3769741&postcount=83

Davis Meet 2011 (lots of photos) (Started by Ghaurok):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=236456
Photos by nytemare:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3769931&postcount=27
Link to slideshow (includes roadtrip, Autocross, and Davis) by ZVOLV:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3770726&postcount=33
ZVOLV's favorites:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3772050&postcount=38
Videos:
Multiple (including Bergen's winning modified 245T at Mark's Shop):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3772035&postcount=37


 Volvospeed Forum:

Davis Pictures 2011 (Started by TurboBrick44):
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/145654-davis-pictures-2011/

So Cal Volvo Sports America (SCVSA):

Event Recap: 2011 Davis Volvo Show:
http://www.socalvsa.org/news/?p=482

 K-Jet.org:

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

2011 (Sacramento) Davis Autocross YouTube Video List Spreadsheet: (Spreadsheet jump link: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/2011-past-events#SacAX11)
All 2011 Autocross videos are uploaded to YouTube and listed in the spreadsheet below.
If you are having problems viewing the spreadsheet, you may need to refresh the page and/or clear your cache and/or cookies.

2011 ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(Sacramento)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ Davis Autocross YouTube Video List


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Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ipdusa.com/
http://www.ipdusa.com/28th-Annual-ipd-Garage-Sale-2011/blog-147
Event:  
IPD Garage Sale & Swap Meet
Where: Sacramento Caravan Meeting Location:
             Caravan cancelled, see * below
              Chevron Gas Station
              4800 W Capital Ave.
              West Sacramento,CA 95691

              Event Location:
              IPD
             11744 NE Ainsworth Circle
              Portland, OR 97220

                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time:    Sacramento Caravan Time: TBD
             IPD Sale: 9:00A - 1:00P
             Car Show: 8:00A - 3:00P

                Swap Meet:7:30A gates open; 3:00P booth cleared
Notes:  -*SacVCOA caravan: No one on the SacVCOA planning
                 committee can attend the IPD Garage Sale this year, but you
                 are more than welcome to form your own caravan up to IPD.
               -IPD will be having a charity raffle and auction to
            support
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP).
              -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
             Cameron at IPD. See this post at the
             Turbobricks forum for more information.
           -5th Annual RSI Spring BBQ / Annual Open House
            on Saturday, May 20, 2011 from 6:00P - 10:00P.
            Links: Turbobricks forum and Event Poster
           -Oregon Volvo Tuners (OVT) After IPD Evening Cruise:
            http://www.ovtuners.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7493
            2011 Route Map

           -Auto-X possibility on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Links:
            Turbobricks forum and Willamette Motor Club


Event Flyer:
Event Flyer (as forum post)

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June 2011:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/west_sacramento
Event:  
4th Annual Swedish Day at IKEA
            
  (Bay Area Saab Club may attend:
               http://www.bayareasaabclub.com/)

Where:  IKEA
              700 IKEA Court
              West Sacramento, CA 95605
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, June 4, 2011  (Date Changed from June 11th)
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 3:30P.

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:
             http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/IKEA_Food/restaurant.html

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerIKEA_June11.pdf  (249k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

2011 Swedish Day at IKEA

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the link title or slideshow images.

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VCOA National Meet:

June 17, 18, 19, 2011
Little Sweden, USA (Lindsborg, Kansas)
Home of the Annual Midsommar Festival
Hosted by the Heart of America (HoA) Chapter of the VCOA
http://vcoa.org/
http://midsommar.vcoa.org/
http://vcoa-midsommar.blogspot.com/

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July 2011:

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

Event Registration Form at the GGVCOA website
http://www.ggvcoa.org/?p=293-- new blog / website
Event:   California Coastal Drive: Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz
Where: Sacramento Caravan Meeting Location:
              Chevron Gas Station
              4800 W Capital Ave.
              West Sacramento,CA 95691

              Golden Gate Caravan Meeting Location:
              New Leaf Market
             
150 San Mateo Rd

              Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, July 16, 2011
Time:    TBA Sacramento Caravan
              TBA Golden Gate Caravan

Notes:  From GGVCOA Forum: "This drive will take us down
             the CA Coast on HW 1 to Santa Cruz stopping along
             the way to enjoy a meal possibly in Pescadero or
             Davenport. Once in Santa Cruz we'll return on beautiful
             HW 9 through the mountains to Alices Restaurant at the
             junction of HW 9 and 84. Exact details TBD, but this
             event will last all day."


Preliminary Schedule for the July Drive

  • Meet at New Leaf Market parking lot at 8:30am, behind the bus stop enclosure. 
  • Leave 9:00 am for Pescadero. 
  •  Stop at Pescadero  grocery and bakery for coffee, pastries, juice, and for those who wish, there is a deli where you can purchase lunch or snacks for later in the day.
  • From there to Pigeon Point Lighthouse for a 30 minute grounds tour.
  • Then into Santa Cruz where we will pick-up Highway 9 for a drive through the Redwoods. 
  •  Stop around 12:00-12:30pm at Henry Cowell State Park/Roaring Camp Railroad.  You’ll have an opportunity to buy BBQ lunch is you wish. 
  • Leave State Park around  2pm and continue drive through the Redwoods. 
  • Arrive at Alice’s Restaurant around 3-4pm at the intersection of Highways 9 and 84.  For some this may be the ending point of our drive.  For those who would  like, we can drop back into Pescadero for dinner at historic “Duarte’s Tavern” or drive back into Half Moon Bay for dinner at famous “Cameron’s British Pub”. We will need a head count for this wishing to continue on for dinner.

Final details will be handed out at the beginning of the drive.

This event will be an all-day event.

http://www.ggvcoa.org/?page_id=21&regevent_action=register&event_id=9&name_of_event=California%20Coast%20Drive


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August 2011:

Golden Gate Chapter and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.carlsenvolvo.com/
Event Registration at Carlsen Volvo's website
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 6, 2011
Time:    8:00A - 2:00P
             Gates open at 8:00A
             Car Show / Judging starts promptly at 10:00A
Notes:  Pre-register with Larry Fuhs or see this webpage:
            http://www.carlsenvolvo.com/MiscPage_10

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2011 Carlsen Car Show

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http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3870799&postcount=78

ipd Volvo attends Carlsen's 10th Annual Car Show:

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September 2011:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.turnervolvo.com
Event:   Turner Volvo Dealership Tour & Lunch

Where: Turner Volvo
              2535 Arden Way
              Sacramento, CA 95825-2413
             (916) 488-2400

             1-800-660-9118
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, September 24, 2011  (Date Changed from September 17th)
Time:    10:00A - 12:00 noon
Notes:  

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Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.shrinersconcours.com/
Event:  
Shriner's Concours d'Elegance
Where: On the Capital Mall, Sacramento, CA
Date:    Sunday, September 18, 2011
Time:    ~10A - 4P
Notes:  This is an important charity event in our area
             and an opportunity to see some amazing
             automobiles!
           


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October 2011:

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 8, 2011
Time:    2010 times: 9:00A - 4:00P (2011 times TBD)
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!"


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2011 Car Show at CJs Shop

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VSA West Coast National Meet and Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.socalvsa.org/news/?page_id=347
SoCalVSA Registration Form (web PDF)
SoCalVSA Press Release about the event (web PDF)
Event:   Volvo 1800 50th Anniversary Celebration
Where: Sacramento Caravan Meeting Location:
            
TBD
             Event Location:
             Malibu, CA
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:    TBD
Notes:  -Councours venue at Gladstone’s Malibu on the Pacific
              Ocean with delicious food

               -Reserve your room for the weekend at the landmark
             Hotel Angeleno for the special rate of $115/ night!
             Click here to reserve online or call 866-264-3536
             and mention “VSA West Coast National Meet!”

              -Register by September 1, 2011 to reserve your spot
             in the concours

              -"There will be something for everyone with concours,
             raffle prizes, plenty of Volvo vendors and merchandise,
             a hosted buffet, tech seminars, VIP guests and other fun
             events throughout the weekend."



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Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   Fall Foothill Drive
Where: Folsom Shopping Center at the corner of Blue Ravine Rd.
             and East Natoma St.

             Meet at the North-East corner of the parking lot near the:
             Mexquite Mexican Restaurant
             25095 Blue Ravine Road
             Folsom, CA 95630
             (916) 984-8607

                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time:    9:30A
Notes:   -"Plans are taking shape to meet in Folsom, take the road
             less traveled to Coloma, explore the Gold Discovery site
             and park, stop at a nearby winery on the way to Old
             Hangtown (aka Placerville) for lunch and..."
             -Lunch plans: Picnic at the winery or lunch in Placerville?
             -Questions: Contact Marcia & Wally Russell
              Please use "Foothill Drive" on the Subject line in your e-mail
            -RSVP by October 22, 2011!


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November 2011:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://sacautoshow.com/
Event:  
Sacramento Auto Show & EuroSunday
Where: Sacramento Auto Show is at Cal Expo
Date:    Sacramento Auto Show:
             November 11 - 13, 2011
Time:    TBA
Notes:  Discount tickets available:
             http://sacautoshow.com/fast_facts/discounts.html

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Sacramento International Auto Show (As seen on page 30 in January/February 2011 Rolling, Vol. 30, No. 1)

The Sacramento International Auto Show is the region’s annual new car show and was held at Cal Expo (State fairgrounds in Sacramento) from November 11th to the 13th.

Chapter member Wally Russell displayed his 1962 544 in the EuroSunday Club exhibit at the Show. Volvo was well represented amidst an eclectic array of cars and motorcycles in the exhibit, which included everything from Ferraris and a Noble to a barn-find Goggomobil.

The vehicles in the exhibit were part of a people’s choice competition sponsored by the Show’s presenters, the Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers’ Association. The Association contributed $3,000 in the winning vehicle owner’s name to the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.

Wally Russell (1962 544)

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December 2011:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   End of the Year Holiday Party & Toy Drive
Where:  Spaghetti Factory on Hazel or Potluck at Mark's Shop
Date:    Sunday, December 11, 2011 (Date changed from December 17)
             Event Canceled
Time:    TBA
Notes:  Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to charity!

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January 2012:


Sacramento Chapter

Event:   SacVCOA 2012 Planning Meeting
Where:  TBA
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, January 21, 2012
             Postponed to March 31, 2012  
Time:    TBA
Notes: 

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