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Sac Volvo Club 2017 Events  
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 January  1/28- 2017 Sac Volvo Club Planning Meeting
 February  2/11- Sac Volvo Club Meet-Up with Folsom Cars and Coffee
 March  3/18- 9th Annual EuroTech Tech Session, Lunch, & Planning Mtg
 April 18th Annual Davis Meet Weekend (DMW)
 4/29- DMW Sat: A-La-Carte Events                                (w/ GGVCOA) 

 4/30- DMW Sun: 18th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet   (w/ GGVCOA) 
 May   --open--
 June  6/17- IPD Garage Sale                                            (Portland, Oregon)
 6/24- 10th Annual Swedish Day & Planning Mtg at IKEA, West Sac
 July  --open--
 August  TBD- Sac Volvo Club Camping Trip                        Postponed to 2018
 September  9/16- Sac Volvo Club Fall Foothill Drive                              Postponed
 9/16- Sac Volvo Club at CA Automobile Museum - UTI Campus Car Show   

 October  10/20 - 10/22- VCOA National Meet                                   (Tulsa, OK)
 November  11/26- 2017 Sac Volvo Club Holiday Party & Car Club Cavalcade Display
 December  --open--
 January  --open--      


January 2017:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.lotsofluckcafe.com/
Event:    2017 SacVCOA Planning Meeting
Where:    Lunch & Planning Meeting:
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, January 28, 2017
Time:  
Lunch: 11:00A
Planning Meeting to follow Lunch
Cost:    
Lunch: TBD by menu choices, but you will need 
to cover your own lunch costs.
Notes:   See you there rain or shine!

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerPlanningMtg_January17.pdf  (304k)
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion


2017 Sac Volvo Club Planning Meeting:

Thank you to everyone that came out!
We had a very productive meeting and welcomed two new members!

Special Shout-Out To:
Jon- Thank you for coordinating the event details!

Larry- Welcome to the SacVCOA Planning Committee!
We look forward to your contributions to the Chapter!


https://goo.gl/photos/8HL1KEGXCW8fDepo7
From 2017 Sac Volvo Club Planning Meeting

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Facebook Cover Photo:
https://www.facebook.com/SacVolvoClub/photos/a.257003554661852.1073741827.255882838107257/384904151871791/?type=3



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February 2017:

Sacramento Chapter:

http://carsandcoffeefolsom.com/
Event: Sac Volvo Club Meet-Up with Folsom Cars and Coffee
Where:
Folsom Palladio at Broadstone
430 Palladio Pkwy
Folsom, CA 95630
Near Sports Authority
Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 7:00A - 9:00A
Cost:
-Car Show: Free
-Coffee / Lunch (Optional): TBD by Restuarant / Menu Choices, but you will need to cover the cost of your own coffee and/or lunch.
-Check out the Folsom Palladio Directory for more information:
http://gopalladio.com/
Notes:
Have a Meet-Up Event Idea?

Please take a moment to share your thoughts!:
Sac Volvo Club Meet-Up Event Survey

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerMeetUpFolsomCarsCoffee_February17  (Google Doc at Google Drive)
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion

The weather and turnout were great!
Thank you to everyone that responded to the Sac Volvo Club Meet-Up Event survey
and came out to enjoy the event!

Interested in more Meet-Up Events?



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March 2017:

Sacramento Chapter:

Event:    9th Annual EuroTech Tech Session
Tech Session, Cars & Coffee, Lunch, & Planning Meeting
Where:    
Tech Session / Cars & Coffee:
EuroTech
3259 Monier Circle, #100 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
916-631-4118
Lunch & Planning Meeting:
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 18, 2017
Time:   
Tech Session: 10:00A 
Lunch: ~1:00P
Cost:    
Tech session: Free!
Lunch: TBD by menu choices, but you will need 
to cover your own lunch costs.
Notes:    
Coffee and/or Donut Volunteer(s) needed.
Please indicate your interest in your RSVP for the event and we will give you an up-to-date head count for the Tech Session. 
Lunch to follow Tech Session
Rain or Shine!
RSVP:
To RSVP (by 3/16):
Contact Michal Vachuska, Event Coordinator:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus#CUF

3-8-2017 Update:

Coffee Volunteer Found:
Thank you Walter!

3-7-2017 Update:
Donut Volunteer Found:
Thank you Missy!

Coffee Volunteer Needed:
Coffee location and volunteer details added to event map:
Google Map (will open in new tab / window)
And, can be found below in the 2-27-2017 event update.

2-27-2017 update:
Call for Coffee and Donut Volunteers:

Volunteers needed to purchase / donate coffee and donuts for the EuroTech Tech Session.
Amount needed to purchase / donate depends on number of volunteers and RSVPs received.

If interested, please note this in your RSVP to Michal Vachuska, Event Coordinator, before March 16th: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus#CUF

Michal will be in contact with volunteers after the RSVPs close to discuss quantities needed.

Copy and Paste of Research for 2016 Event
(Prices and/or information may have changed-- Please call to confirm.)

Estimate of donation based on locations nearest to event in Rancho Cordova, CA for convenience.
(Feel free to call around to get your own estimates.)

Starbucks Coffee at Sunrise & White Rock
3110 Sunrise Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742-7310
916-859-0163
http://www.starbucks.com/store-locator/search/detail/11634

Friday Hours: 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday Hours: 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Order Details:
-Place Order one day in advance
-Traveler Coffee (To-Go Cardboard Box Coffee with cups, creamer, sugar, stir sticks, napkins)
-One box = 10 servings of 8 oz cups
-Cost varies according to roast purchased: $12.95 - $14.95 (roast options = blonde, medium, dark)

Howard's Donuts
2340 Sunrise Blvd
Gold River, CA 95670
916-638-7509
http://www.yelp.com/biz/howards-donuts-gold-river

Friday Hours: 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday Hours: 4:30 am - 3:00 pm

Order Details:
-Place order one day in advance
-Donuts are ordered by the dozen
-Regular dozen (includes cake and old fashioned) = $9.99 per dozen
-Fancy dozen (includes bars and jelly) = $10.99 per dozen


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerEuroTech_March17 (Google Doc at Google Drive)
Event Flyer (as forum post)


EuroTech 2017:
Thank you to everyone that came out!
We had a great time and look forward to seeing you all at the next event!

Special Shout-Out To:

Michal!
Thank you for coordinating the EuroTech Tech Session Details!

Walter and Missy!
Thank you for your generous coffee and donut donations!

Ken!
Welcome to the SacVCOA Planning Committee!
We look forward to your contributions to the Chapter!


https://goo.gl/photos/s7Di7aF4x2Xv7PNSA
From 2017 EuroTech Tech Session

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April 2017:

Sacramento Chapter and Golden Gate Chapter:

2017 Davis Meet Weekend Sponsor Poster

http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sat
Event:   Davis Meet Weekend: Saturday
A-La-Carte Events

Event 1: Cars & Coffee
Event 2: Foothill Scenic Drive (Fast and Slow Groups)
Event 3: Lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory
Event 4: K1 Speed Indoor Electric Kart Racing
Event 5: 6th Annual Pre-Davis BBQ Party

Where: 

Sacramento County, CA

Event Maps (All are Google Maps that will open in new tab/window):


All Events (Updated April 27th):

All Events with FAST Scenic Drive Route (For performance / modified cars)

All Events with SLOW Scenic Drive Route (For vintage / stock cars)


Driving Maps (Added April 27th):

Event 2: Foothill Scenic Drive Driving Map with FAST Route (For performance / modified cars)

Event 2: Foothill Scenic Drive Driving Map with SLOW Route (For vintage / stock cars)

Date:    Saturday, April 29, 2017


Time: 
Event 1: Cars & Coffee
8:00A-10:00A

Event 2: Foothill Scenic Drive (Fast and Slow Groups)
10:00A Start

Event 3: Lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory
1:00P Reservation

Event 4: K1 Speed Indoor Electric Kart Racing
4:00P (arrive by 3:30P to register)

Event 5: 6th Annual Pre-Davis BBQ Party
2:00P (if not at K1 Speed)

Cost:   Depends on event(s) selected.
See Saturday Event Details for more information

Notes: 

RSVPs close Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

A wait list will be created after RSVPs close.
-Day-of-event openings will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
-If there is space available, we will confirm that in an e-mail to you, using the contact e-mail address you provided.
-The Saturday Wait List closes Friday, April 28, 2017.

Full details / information updated at the event website:

http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/



PDF Archive of 2017 Davis Meet Weekend Website (at Google Drive):

2017 Davis Meet Weekend Website (April 16 & 28, 2017)



Event Coverage Starts Below Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Information.



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Sacramento Chapter and Golden Gate Chapter:

2017 Davis Meet Weekend Poster
Event:   Davis Meet Weekend: Sunday
18th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet

Where:  Davis Central Park
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)

Date:     
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time:    
8:00A- Gates Open
9:00A- Show Starts
10:30A- Gates Close
1:30P- Awards Presentation

Cost:  
Swap Vendor spaces available through Pre-Registration only (first come-first served).
$40.00 = Two parking spaces (roughly 10' x 20')
Form BOE-410-D required (see information here)

Car Show participants may Pre-Register or Register on the Day of the Event.
$25.00 = Pre-Registration & VCOA Member Day of Event
$30.00 = Non-VCOA Member Day of Event

T-Shirts available through Pre-Sales only.
$15.00 = S, M, L, XL
$19.00 = XXL (2XL), XXXL (3XL), XXXXL (4XL)
2017 Davis Meet Weekend T-Shirt

Notes: 
T-Shirt Pre-Sales close Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Registration closes Friday, April 28, 2017.

Pre-Registrants:
If you have already paid online for your show registration, swap meet space, or a t-shirt, please bring your receipt with you to the show!

Full details / information updated at the event website:

http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/




PDF Archive of 2017 Davis Meet Weekend Website (at Google Drive):

2017 Davis Meet Weekend Website (April 16 & 28, 2017)

Sunday Details Web Page (April 28, 2017)

 

Rolling Article:

Davis Car Show & Swap Meet
By Michael Baker
Photos by: Michael Baker, Elizabeth Brown, Michal Vachuska, Missy Puckett
(As seen on pages 16-19 in July/August 2017 Rolling, Vol. 34, No. 4)

After being on hiatus for 2016, the Davis Car Show & Swap Meet weekend returned triumphantly for 2017.

On the evening of Friday, April 28th, I packed my bags and climbed aboard in a 1985 Volvo 245DL with my friend David, and headed out to the city of Davis, CA. When we arrived at the Motel 6 in Davis, we were greeted in the parking lot by fellow Volvo enthusiasts. Several members from the Turbobricks online community are hanging out in the parking lot, looking over each others’ cars. We socialized a little bit before deciding to call it a night and get some much needed rest for the early morning the next day.

Saturday morning came bright and early with a short drive out of Davis and into Sacramento for a “Cars and Coffee” style get-together. With everybody gathered in a single place for the first time, the size of the event was becoming apparent. Volvos of all kinds were represented, from well-kept, classic 1800s to a V60 Polestar, highly modified 240s and more. People were walking around, inspecting engine bays, discussing modifications and variations, spending time with old friends and making new ones alike.

To cap off our casual get-together, Gary Sellstrom started the weekend’s numerous raffles. He explained that for the Saturday, raffle tickets would be given out at each event throughout the day, giving people numerous chances to win prizes. Gary also hosted a driver’s meeting leading up to our Saturday drive.

For the drive, cars were be split up into two groups, one fast and one slow. The slow group took a less technical and more scenic route, while the fast group took a more challenging one so that drivers could get the opportunity to experience their car’s performance. The slow group was led by Gary Lodge in his 122, and the fast group was led by Gary Sellstrom in his modified 745ti.

The drive took us through some beautiful northern California scenery. I rode again with my friend David in his modified 245DL, holding on tight as we carved through the Sierra Nevada foothills to the sounds of turbos spooling and tires grabbing at the road.

After the drive through the foothills, everybody convened for lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Cordova. We were led to a reserved room just for our group, and enjoyed a nice lunch together. In the parking lot following lunch, another raffle was held as well as an invitation to participate in Karting at K1 Speed.

For those who wanted a more competitive driving experience, we headed to our karting session at K1 Speed Indoor Karting in Sacramento. The drivers were split up into two groups and each did a qualifying race and a final race.

Following lunch, chapter president Walter Donnell hosted a casual BBQ get-together at his house in Sacramento. Walter graciously let people gather to socialize, wash their cars in the driveway, and cook up some food for dinner on the grill. To celebrate Walter's birthday, there was even a Volvo-themed cake with plenty to share.

On Sunday morning, the city of Davis was once again awaked to the sound of Volvos firing up and filling the streets. Every road leading to the entrance of the show was backed up, and once the everybody had parked we had an official count of 157 cars, the most in the event's history, with even more parked outside of the show.

The car show on Sunday was a great opportunity to take a closer look at all of the cars present. There was a wide range of cars both old and new, and nearly every single model was represented. Including, for the first time ever, two P1900s! Some of the standouts included a 6 cylinder whiteblock swapped 240, a Volvo Amazon LeMons race car appropriately adorned in the Amazon logo, and even a Volvo-powered Toyota Hilux.

In addition to the car show itself, a section of the park's parking lot was also reserved for for swap meet. Enthusiasts brought out tables and filled them with parts, even overflowing into neatly organized piles on the ground. There was a wide array of items for sale, from sets of wheels to replacement lights, gasket sets to service manuals, and everything in between.

Several of the shows sponsors also set up swap meet areas where they offered up products and services like powder coating and laser cutting.

There were 23 official sponsors for the event, a new record! Many of them were present at the show, showing off all kinds of products and services, including powder coating, laser cutting, turbo kits, flash tunes and lots more. Sponsors of the show also donated several thousand dollars worth of raffle prizes for Sunday's event.

Another change made for 2017 was the judging. In lieu of official judges, the car show awards were now done entirely by community choice. Awards were handed out for first and second place winners in each category, and there were more focused categories than years before.

All in all, Davis Meet Weekend 2017 was a resounding success. A weekend full of fun, friends, Volvos and great weather to help remind what the Volvo community is all about.

Sponsors:

Event Banner welcoming everyone to the Show! (Southern end of the Pavilion). Designed by Sheldon Carpenter.
2017 Davis Meet Weekend- Thank You Sponsors!

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2017 Davis Meet Weekend Sponsors

Volunteers:

2017 Davis Meet Weekend Event Poster. Designed by Sheldon Carpenter.
From 2017 Davis Meet Weekend- Thank You Volunteers!

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Saturday Davis Meet Weekend Events / Results:

Scenic Drive Maps:
Fast Group Route (Performance / Modified Cars):

April 29, 2017 Saturday Davis Meet Weekend Events / Scenic Drive Fast Route


Slow Group Route (Vintage / Stock Cars):

April 29, 2017 Saturday Davis Meet Weekend Events / Scenic Drive Slow Route


K1 Speed Electric Kart Racing Results:

Group One Final 16 Lap Race:
1. Gabriel Fitzgerald, --- Gap
2. Scott Becker, 0.225 Gap
3. Gary Sellstrom, 4.913 Gap

Group Two Final 16 Lap Race:
1. ___, --- Gap
2. ___, ___ Gap
3. ___, ___ Gap


Sunday Davis Meet Weekend Events / Results:

Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Award Winners:

All 2017 Davis Car Show Award winners! Congratulations everyone!
From 2017 Davis Car Show Winners

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Southern California Crew
From 2017 Davis Car Show- Southern California Crew

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Pictures & Videos From Davis Meet Weekend:

From 2017 Davis Meet Weekend Saturday & Sunday: Photos by Michal Vachuska

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https://goo.gl/photos/gUEF6qr1kZyugpNo9
From 2017 Davis Meet Weekend Saturday & Sunday: Photos by Steven Cox

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https://goo.gl/photos/HP8gMTk8GhGbxV4z9
From 2017 Davis Meet Weekend Sunday: Photos by Elizabeth Brown

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https://goo.gl/photos/wfp1MgnNzqGLzYip7
From 2017 Davis Meet Weekend Sunday: Photos by Missy Puckett

The entire album and/or individual photos can be seen anytime by clicking on the above photo or link.

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GGVCOA Facebook:

Turbobricks Forum Topic:

Davis 2017 at Imgur:


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June 2017:

Sacramento Chapter:

https://www.ipdusa.com/blogs/435/2017-ipd-garage-sale
Event:   IPD Garage Sale
And related weekend activities
Where: 
Caravan Start Location:
Check out Turbobricks Forum if looking for a caravan
IPD
11744 NE Ainsworth Cir., Portland, Oregon 97220

Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:     Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time:   
IPD Garage Sale
9:00A - 3:00P (Saturday)
Notes: 
There are usually other activities planned over the weekend.

Best place for information:
Direct link to Turbobricks 2017 IPD Topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329735

Event Flyer:
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion


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Sacramento Chapter:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/
Event:   10th Annual Swedish Day at IKEA
Cars & Coffee, Lunch, & Planning Meeting
Where: 
IKEA
700 IKEA Court
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date:     Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time:   
Cars & Coffee Event Start: 8:30A
Meet in IKEA Parking Lot, Row D
Lunch / Planning Meeting: 11:00A - 3:00P
Meet in IKEA Restaurant, 2nd Floor
Cost:
Free, except you must cover the cost of your own meal(s).
IKEA serves breakfast from 9:30A - 11:00A

IKEA Nutrition PDF:
Notes: 
-Earlier schedule to "help beat the heat."
-All Volvos and Saabs welcome!
-Feel free to enjoy breakfast and/or lunch whenever you wish.
-Sac Volvo Club Meeting in IKEA Restaurant
(IKEA no longer allows outside groups to reserve conference room)


Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerIKEA_June17 (Google Doc at Google Drive)
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion

10th Annual Swedish Day at IKEA 2017:

Thank you to everyone that came out and celebrated Swedish Midsummer Day with us!
We survived the heat wave, had a great time, and look forward to seeing you all at the next event!

Special Shout-Outs:

 Jeff Molander- Thank you for:
-Coordinating the IKEA Event Details!
-Your generous coffee and donut donations!

IKEA 2017 by Jeff Molander

On June 24th, the Sacramento Chapter hosted its 10th annual "Swedish Day," at the IKEA retail store in West Sacramento. Over the years, this has been a convenient venue for club members to show off and to share information about their cars during the morning, and then enjoy an inexpensive Swedish lunch in the early afternoon. As always, we also invited Saab owners. Four of the twenty cars present were Saabs.

Following lunch, the Sacramento Chapter planning committee met to discuss current business and chapter events during the rest of the year.


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August 2017:

Sacramento Chapter:


Event:   SacVCOA Camping Trip

Where:  TBD
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)

Date:    
Postponed to 2018.
Time:    
Cost:  
Notes: 
If you are interested in helping to plan and coordinate the 2018 event details, please contact Walter Donnell.

Event Flyer:
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion

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September 2017:

Sacramento Chapter:


Event: SacVCOA Fall Foothill Drive
Where:  Details To Be Confirmed
                Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017  --->  Postponed.
See California Automobile Museum - UTI Campus Car Show Event below.
Time:
Cost:
Notes:
If you are interested in helping to plan and coordinate the event details, please contact Walter Donnell or Elizabeth Brown.

Event Flyer:
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion

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Sacramento Chapter:

https://www.calautomuseum.org/event/inaugural-uti-campus-classic-car-show/


Event: SacVCOA at the Inaugural California Automobile Museum - UTI Campus Car Show
Where: 
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
4100 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
Google Map (will open in new tab/window)
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 10:00A - 2:00P
Cost: 
Please enter “Sac Volvo Club” (car club affiliation) on the registration form.
At the Gate: $25
Notes:
From the California Automobile Museum Event Announcement:
“Join us for our first ever Campus Car Show!
This show, presented in partnership with Universal Technical Institute, is open to all makes and models 1970 and newer.
This show is FREE to spectators, and costs only $20 to register your car (the price goes up to $25 at the gate).
All car entries include two complimentary passes to the Museum (a $20 value). There will also be a bounce house for kids, educational activities from the Museum, classic car tunes, food for sale, and more!
UTI will also be giving tours of their campus, including their customization shop.”


RSVP with the SacVCOA (so we know to look for you!): Walter Donnell, SacVCOA Event Contact

Event Flyer:
SacVCOAFlyerCampusCarShow_September17 (Google Doc at Google Drive)
Event Flyer (as forum post)
Facebook Event-Discussion


CAM - UTI Inaugural Campus Car Show:

California Automobile Museum and UTI:
Thank you for hosting this show!

Adam Vargyas:
Thank you for inviting the Sac Volvo Club!


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