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Sac Volvo Club 2014 Events  
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 January  --open--
 February  --open--
 March  3/8- 6th Annual EuroTech (was:VIS) Tech Session & Lunch
 April  4/5- Sacramento (Davis) Poker Run & 4th Annual Rehab Party            (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 4/6- 16th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet                                  (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 May  5/16 - 5/18- RSI BBQ & IPD Garage Sale                                                   (Portland, Oregon)
 June  6/7- 7th Annual Swedish Day at IKEA, West Sac       
 July  7/19- iRoll Motors Open House                                                          (w/ Golden Gate VCOA) 
 August  8/22 - 8/23- Camping at Rollins Lake
 September  --open--                                                                  
 October  10/11- CJ's Shop in Alameda / Park Street Show                              (w/ Golden Gate VCOA)
 10/31 - 11/2- VCOA National Meet                                               (Eureka Springs, Arkansas)
 November  --open--
 December  --open--
 January  --open--                               

January 2014:


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March 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:
Event:   6th Annual VIS Tech Session 
Where: Tech Session:
             3259 Monier Circle, #100 
             Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
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)

2014 EuroTech Tech Session

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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
               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)
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            
to support the businesses on the      
Poker Run 
-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.
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 
        -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
--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
-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 Committee 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
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 
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                Google Map Motel Search 
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Date:    Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time:    8:00A- Gates Open
              9:00A- Show Starts
              10:30A- Gates Close
              1:30P- Awards Presentation
-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 
                --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 
                          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) 
Event Flyer (as web page)
Event Flyer (as forum post)

The 16th Annual 2014 Davis Meet Weekend (As seen on pages 24-27 in September/October 2014 Rolling, Vol. 32, No. 5)
By Glenna Lee and Jon Manji

Perfect weather, perfect cars! Sunday, April 6, was a perfect California day for the 16th annual 2014 Davis meet Weekend, hosted by the Golden Gate and Sacramento Chapters.

The event took place at Davis Central Park, courtesy of the City of Davis Parks Department. Davis is centrally located, about 75 miles from San Francisco and just 15 miles from Sacramento, the state capital. The park is downtown, near UC Davis, and was picked, in the late 90s, as the perfect venue for the Davis Meet.

Golden Gate Chapter President, Justen Lee, with volunteer family members, arrived at the park before dawn to set up and double-check the parking areas. Parking was on pavement-only this year due to heavy rains affecting the grass. As if by magic, eager and efficient volunteers appeared almost instantly; a welcome sight for the struggling staff! Set up was rapid and Lee's astute parking strategy promised success for the multitude of Volvos soon to arrive.

Dawn seemed to break simultaneously with the first arrivals-- a parade-like procession of gleaming Volvos and their rightfully proud owners. A steady stream of older, newer, restored, and in-progress cars, included models 544, 120 (two wagons), 140 (one wagon), 1800 and 1800 ES, 740, 780, 240, C70, C30, XC90, 850 Sedans, S and V Series cars, and the popular 202 utility vehicle. Not counting cars in the swap area or street parked, there were over 100 creme-de-la-creme Volvos exhibited. If cars could talk, these cars would have bragged about endurance, quality, and expert design!

The air was soon full of friendly excitement. Everything seemed synchronized, like a well rehearsed play. A gentle breeze cooled the sunny day, stirring the myriad trees that lined the streets and adorned the beautiful park lawns. Attendees enjoyed the park's permanent amenities, which include a large metal pavilion for shade or shelter, fountains, tables, benches, bathrooms, and a children's play area. Soon hoods were opened, finishing touches were added, and vendor tables were piled high with raffle prizes, gift certificates, posters, T-shirts, decals, give-aways, and demo-displays.

Ever-loyal sponsors, like ipd, GROM Audio, Elevate, Lawrence Volvo, and many others were there, insuring the show's great success. Ipd sponsored a special award and livened up the vendor area with raffle prizes, demo items, and outstanding vehicles. Elevate also sponsored a special award and, like last year, donated numerous raffle prizes and gifts. All sponsors demonstrated their enduring devotion to VCOA with their unparalleled generosity and enthusiasm.

The weekend kicked off with Saturday's Poker Run, hosted by the Sacramento Chapter. This well-attended event was organized and staffed by Elizabeth Brown and Turbobricks forum members. The Poker Run was highly successful, followed by the traditional Rehab Party at Mark Baldwin's shop. As usual, Mark, who is past Sacramento Chapter President, went all out for the party and once again, it was a triumph.

[Addendum: The Sacramento Chapter sought to continue the charitable aspect of the Saturday event, that begun with the Autocross event four years earlier, through the Poker Run by donating proceeds after expenses to the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League (]

Poker Run results were based on "Standard Poker Hand Rankings," which go from highest to lowest: royal flush, straight flush, four-of-a-kind, full house, flush, straight (run), three-of-a-kind, two pair, pair, and high card. Happy winners were: 1) Asher Miller (straight), 2) Taro Unterburger (triple queens), and 3) Colin Clark (pair of aces). Just as happy was Jesse Coss for worst hand (7 high). Of course, everyone who attended the Poker Run and Rehab Party were winners in having a lot of fun!

Poker run participants were still in high spirits when they merged with Sunday's car show crowd. While everyone mingled, visited, and chose their favorite cars, countless raffle winners were announced. Logo T-shirts, posters, water bottles, decals, and gift certificates went off the tables in rapid succession and T-shirt give-a-ways literally flew threw the air when Justin tossed them to the crowd.

Finally, the moment everyone was waiting for-- the People's Choice Awards were announced. Mike and Michele Parmley of Bakersfield, Calif., not only won first place in the 444/445/544/210/1900 class, but also won the Best of Show Award. Aaron Mowbray of Santa Cruz, Calif. won the Elevate Choice Award and Bob Freedkin of Carmichael, Calif. won the ipd Choice Award. George Haigh of Everett, Wash. was presented with a GROM Audio Award for best technology/sound.

Year after year, staff, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees make the Davis Meet a merry and memorable experience. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made this year's weekend one of the best! Perfect weather, perfect day, perfect Volvo!

Davis Car Show and Swap Meet Media Partner:
European Car Magazine

Davis Car Show and Swap Meet Premium Sponsors:
GROM Audio

Davis Car Show and Swap Meet Sponsors:

Lawrence Volvo
Berkeley Bob’s
iRoll Motors
CRO Import Auto Service
EuroSport Tuning
Viva Performance
Ackerman’s Servicing Volvos, Inc.
Carlsen Volvo
K-Pax Racing
RSI International
ARD Tuning
Turner Volvo

Sacramento (Davis) Poker Run Winners:

First Best Hand:.....................................Straight
                Asher Miller            1989 245

Second Best Hand:................................Triple Queens
                Taro Unterburger     1984 244GL Turbo   

Third Best Hand:....................................Pair of Aces
                Colin Clark              1987 245  

Worst Hand:..........................................7 High
                Jesse Coss             1982 242T  

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Poker Hands were ranked according to the Standard Poker Hand Rankings (highest to lowest):
Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight (Run), Three of a Kind, Two Pair, Pair, High Card.
2014 Davis Car Show Winners

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2014 Davis Winners

The 2014 Poker Run Route highlighted some of Sacramento's scenic routes, back roads, and local landmarks:

2014 Poker Run

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From 2014 Davis Meet Weekend Saturday & Sunday: Photos by Elizabeth Brown

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the above photo or link.
From 2014 Davis Car Show: Photos By Blackbird Aerial

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From 2014 Davis Car Show: Photos By Michael Peterson

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Pictures and Videos from Autocross/Davis 2014:

ipd goes to Davis 2014:

ipd goes to Davis 2014

Ken aka Redwood Chair:
Davis Car Show
 Turbobricks Forum:

Davis 2014 Show, feel free to add pics (started by Mueller):
Redwood Chair:

  Volvospeed Forum:

Sweedspeed Forum:

Davis 2014 was a VR Day (started by CKAVolvo):

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 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:
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:
              8912 NE Vancouver Way
              Portland, OR 97211
             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:
             RSI BBQ:
             Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00P
             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 
             --Hours: 5:30 p.m. until midnight
             --Sound limits: 103 db until 10 p.m.,
                                    then 90 db limit until closing.
                --Related Turbobricks topic:
Event Flyer:
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June 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:
Event:   7th 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 
             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)
From 2014 Swedish Day at IKEA

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Sacramento Chapter: or
Event:   Shriner's Capital Concours d'Elegance
Where: On the Capital Mall, Sacramento, CA
Date:    Re-scheduled for June 7, 2014
Notes:  This is an important charity event in our area
             and an opportunity to see some amazing
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July 2014:

Golden Gate and Sacramento Chapter:
iRoll Motors Open House
Event:   iRoll Motors Open House
Where: 1920 Riedel Court, Unit B
              San Martin, CA 95046
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time:    9:00A - 3:00P
Notes:  What’s the deal?
               -Shop/warehouse/car lot tours
               -Classic Volvos for sale
               -Discounts on parts
               -Show off your Volvo
               -Hang out with other enthusiasts
               -Refreshments provided
            Plus a very special visit from Jim Perry & his
                P1800 Race Car!
            Special Offer: Pre-order parts for pick-up and
                get 10% off!

Questions or RSVP with iRoll Motors.

Event Flyer:
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August 2013:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:   Camping at Rollins Lake
Where: Greenhorn Creek Campground on Rollins Lake
              Cabana A and B
              Go up 80 to Colfax.
              Follow highway 174 towards Grass Valley.
             Go about 5 miles to GreenHorn off to the right.                
                 Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:    Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23, 2014
Notes:  -$16.50 per vehicle per night
             -Spot is reserved for 20 cars and 40 people
             -Reservation under "Volvo Club of Sacramento"
             -"I have reserved campsites named Cabana A
              and Cabana B. These are group campsites
              near the shower facilities and store at the lake."

Event Flyer:
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September 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:


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October 2014:

National Meet:

October 31 - November 2, 2014
Hosted by the Ozark Rollers Chapter of the VCOA
in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
(in the Ozark Mountains, in Northwest Arkansas)

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 11, 2014
Time:    10:00A - 4:00P
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 is a leisurely event with no schedule, or
              -This year will be catered
              -Bring a chair for comfort  
Related Turbobroicks post:      

Event Flyer:
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November 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:


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December 2014:

Sacramento Chapter:


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