The 14th Annual Davis Car Show was a judged event and this year featured new award categories. Awards were given for first and second place in stock and modified categories.
Awards sorted and ready to be presented.
As with the judging last year, the judges were selected for their expertise with a particular Volvo model, were paired together, and in charge of a particular category in which their Volvo was not entered. Jon Manji, Sac Volvo Club Planning Committee Member, coordinated the judges and tabulated the results.
We are pleased to announce that a number of Sac Volvo Club members placed in their respective categories:
444/544 Modified 1st Place: Wally & Marcia Russell
140/164 Modified 1st Place: Gary Sellstrom
1800 Stock 1st Place: Mike Peterson
240/260 Stock 2nd Place: Al & Carmen Simons
700/900 Stock 1st Place: Allen Hsiao
850/70 Series (1993-2000, includes C, S, V models) Modified 1st Place: Mark Baldwin
C70, S60, V70 Series (2001-2009) Stock 2nd Place: Roman Cherenkov
XC Class- All XC, XC60, XC70, XC90 Modified 1st Place: Ron Bertoli
40/50 Series (all) Stock 1st Place: Theresa Kauer
C30 Modified 1st Place: Justin Lee
All Award Winners. Photo by Dick Thomas.
Our first full-size full-color banner was unveiled by Sac Volvo Club Planning Committee member Jon Manji on Friday, April 27, 2012, before the 3rd annual autocross course set-up officially got under way.
And, was displayed prominently at the entry gate of the 3rd Annual Autocross as well as near the information table at the 14th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet.
3rd Annual (Sacramento) Davis Autocross Front Gate.
14th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Information Table.
Ron Olsen, C30 owner and Sac Volvo Club member, generously donated his time and talent to create a collection of logos for use in print and media.
Ron Olsen's C30 at the 2012 3rd Annual (Sacramento) Davis Autocross. If you see him, be sure to thank him for his generosity!
One of these new logos can also be seen on our Twitter account: http://twitter.com/SacVolvoClub
Our original logo was created by Dave Barton, Southern California Volvo Club of America President, and donated as our website was being created / going public in April 2009.
One of Ron Olsen's Logos-
Donated April 2012
Dave Barton's Logo-
Donated April 2009
Thank you to Dave, Ron and Jon!
The Sac Volvo Club runs on the efforts of its member-volunteers. We sincerely appreciate any and all contributions! If you have some time or a skill you would like to contribute, please let us know!
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The 13th Annual Davis Car Show was a judged event this year, with the judges selected for their expertise with a particular Volvo model. Judges were paired together and in charge of a particular category in which their Volvo was not entered. Jon Manji, Sac Volvo Club Planning Committee Member, coordinated the judges and tabulated the results.
Congratulations Wally and Mark!
We are pleased to announce that two of our Planning Committee Members won their respective categories as well as the coveted Best of Show award!
Rear Wheel Drive (200, 700, & 900 series):
Stock, Wally & Marcia Russell, 1990 780
P1 (pre-2000; 850, S, V, & C):
Modified, Mark Baldwin, 1997 850
Best of Show: Mark Baldwin, 1997 850
Jeff Molander, our first Sac Volvo Club President since the Chapter was revived in 2008, is passing the torch at the end of 2010 to Mark Baldwin, a Sac Volvo Club founding Planning Committee member.
Over the years Jeff lead the Chapter, he set the tone and grew the chapter in an inclusive family-friendly way. Everyone was welcome and everyone had a voice in the direction of the Chapter.
We wish to thank Jeff for his dedication, passion, and leadership.
We additionally look forward to Mark's enthusiasm, passion, and leadership as we continue to set the tone and grow the chapter.
To participate in the direction of the Sac Volvo Club, we invite you to attend our annual Sac Volvo Club Planning Meetings as well as our annual Swedish Day at IKEA lunch Planning Meetings.
Check our event calendar on the Home Page
The 12th Annual Davis Car Show and Swap Meet was especially gratifying for a number of our Sac Volvo Club Members!
This year, the event winners were selected by People's Choice Ballot, and a number of our members won first place in their respective categories!
PV 444/544: Wally Russell
120: Jeff Molander
1800: Jan Gersonde
140/164 Series: Gary Sellstrom
850 S/V/C70 P1: Mark Baldwin
C30: Doug Kauer
Additionally, our Chapter President, Jeff Molander, won Best of Show for his 1968 122S!
Best of Show: Jeff Molander Congratulations everyone!
This website is updated frequently with minor changes:
-As we plan events, we update the website.
-As events pass, we update the website.
-As we explore the web, we inevitably find some new and interesting things we would like to share and we update the website again.
The question becomes: How do we best spread the
word about these updates?
We have a News & Announcements page, but this seems more fitting to bigger / more global updates-- that is, headline-type changes.
Where should the minor updates (i.e., filler stories) be posted?
Twitter fits the bill perfectly!
Not only is it designed to limit the length of a post, but it also provides a single place to easily view all the updates when something of interest is happening with the Sac Volvo Club.
If you are also on Twitter, this also has the added benefit of making our website even more interactive!
There are times when you can never seem to find enough information and there are times when you only want the basics.
To provide the Sac Volvo Club basics in succinct 140 character posts, look to our new Twitter account for the latest club updates, event announcements, website updates, and fun / interesting Volvo highlights:
We'll still use this News & Announcements page, but reserve it for the "headline" stories and use the Twitter badge to display our Twitter updates on this site, so you can now visit this page as a one-stop-information-shop!
If you have any thoughts about this or other suggestions for us to explore, please let us know:
Sac Volvo Club Forum --or--
Enjoy (and happy Tweeting)!
[ updated Feb 27, 2013]
[ updated Jan 28, 2014 ]
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We are pleased to announce that Mark Baldwin, Sac Volvo Club Planning Committee member, won the People's Choice Award in the Early FWD / 850 Category with his pristine Aqua Blue 1997 854 T5. For a list of the upgrades Mark has added to his car, click on the sixth image in the slideshow below.
For more event coverage and photos:
Help us spread the word about our club, our events, and this web site!
Print out these information cards, cut them out (eight are on a page), and store them some place handy (like your glovebox).
you meet another Volvo owner or spot a Volvo in a parking lot, give
them a card (the back was left blank so you could write a note and/or
list the next event).
Black and White Version: B&W Sac Volvo Club Paper Information Cards.pdf
Color Version: Color Sac Volvo Club Paper Information Cards.pdf
Mark Baldwin, President from 2011 -
Note: The e-mail address was edited out for this preview. The PDF download versions contain un-edited information.
Jeff Molander, President from 2008 - 2010
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Updated: April 22, 2011