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Sac Volvo Club 2013 Davis Car Show Winners

posted Mar 20, 2014, 6:49 PM by E Brown

The 15th 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 as well as Special Awards and People's Choice categories sponsored by ipd, Elevate, and GROM Audio.

2013 Davis Awards
Awards sorted and ready to be presented.

2013 Davis Best in Show Award
Best in Show Award.

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:

122 Stock- 1st Place: Rich & Ginger Himelright (1968 220)
122 Stock- 2nd Place: Roger Fritch (1968 220)
1800 Stock- 2nd Place: Jan Gersonde (1973 1800ES)
140/164 Stock- 1st Place: Mike Peterson (1970 144)
140/164 Modified- 1st Place: Gary Sellstrom (1974 144)
240/260 Stock- 2nd Place: Al & Carmen Simons (1975 244GL)
240/260 Modified- 1st Place: Fred Gallaher (1983 244GLT)
700/900 Stock- 1st Place: Wally & Marcia Russell (1990 780)
XC Class- Stock- 1st Place: Mark Baldwin (1998 V70XC)
C30 Stock- 2nd Place: Ron Olsen (2009 C30)

2013 Davis Award Winners
All Award Winners. Photo by Aaron Mowbray. 

Congratulations everyone!

For full event coverage and a complete list of car show winners, please see our 2013 Past Events page:

Sac Volvo Club 2012 Davis Car Show Winners

posted Jun 12, 2012, 4:34 PM by E Brown   [ updated Jun 12, 2012, 4:45 PM ]

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!
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.
Judges meeting.
Judges meeting.

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.

Congratulations everyone!

For full event coverage and a complete list of car show winners, please see our 2012 Past Events page:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/2012-past-events#M4a

Sac Volvo Club's New Logo And Banner Unveiled

posted Jun 12, 2012, 2:49 PM by E Brown   [ updated Jun 12, 2012, 3:19 PM ]

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.
Jon Manji unveiling the Sac Volvo Club's new banner (during the Friday night Autocross set-up)!
Banner graphics designed by Ron Olson, Sac Volvo Club member and C30 owner. Thank you Ron!


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.
Sac Volvo Club's New Banner at the 3rd Annual (Sacramento) Davis Autocross Front Gate.
3rd Annual (Sacramento) Davis Autocross Front Gate.
Sac Volvo Club's New Banner at the 14th Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet.
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!
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.

Ron Olsen logo 200w
One of Ron Olsen's Logos-
Donated April 2012
Dave Barton Logo 200w
Dave Barton's Logo-
Donated April 2009

Thank you to Dave, Ron and Jon!

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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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Sac Volvo Club Classifieds

posted Mar 27, 2012, 8:24 PM by E Brown   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 10:26 PM ]

Note:
The Sac Volvo Club
does not post for sale nor wanted ads to our mailing list.

Looking to sell a Volvo car or part?
Wondering what your Volvo car is worth?
Looking for a specific Volvo part?

Please refer to our Volvo Buying Guide and/or our Volvo Selling Guide as well as our Links, Volvo Forum Links, and Technical & Model-Specific Resources pages for resources, links, and suggestions.

Then register (will open in a new tab/window) for our Sac Volvo Club forum to post your own for sale / wanted ads to our Classifieds/Marketplace section (at the bottom of the forum list).

Screenshot of Registration Button on Sac Volvo Club Forum
Sac Volvo Club Forum Registration
Registration is free, but does require a valid e-mail address so that interested parties can contact you via Personal Message about your ad.

If you are new to forums and need some help getting started, check out the About This Forum section for some forum basics and how-to topics.
Here is an especially good place to start:
Forum Newbies: Information and How-Tos To Help Get You Started
(Includes help registering for the forum and starting a new topic.)



Sac Volvo Club Forum links (will open in new tab/window):

   -Direct jump link to forum on Sac Volvo Club Website:
    http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/sac-volvo-club-forum#SVCF
   -Direct link to forum:
    http://sacvolvoclub.forumotion.net/


Screenshot of Classifieds Section on Sac Volvo Club Forum
Sac Volvo Club Forum Classifieds Screenshot

Please do not contact Planning Committee Members nor join the mailing list asking to post your classified ad(s).
The mailing list is reserved for club events and club related business only.
.
Thank you.


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You can either fill out our Website Feedback form or contact the webmaster directly or via Contact Emailer Forms.

Sac Volvo Club 2011 Davis Car Show Winners

posted Mar 27, 2012, 7:20 PM by E Brown   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 7:22 PM ]

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.

Judges meeting.
Judges Meeting.

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!

Wally Wins @ Davis 2011

Rear Wheel Drive (200, 700, & 900 series):
   Stock, Wally & Marcia Russell, 1990 780

Mark Wins @ Davis 2011

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

Best of Show: Mark Baldwin, 1997 850

Congratulations Wally and Mark!


Passing the Torch: Sac Volvo Club Presidency 2011

posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:58 PM by E Brown

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.

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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 for specifics.

To read Jeff's thoughts about Passing the Torch, check out our President's Corner Archive:
President's Corner Archive

Sac Volvo Club 2010 Davis Car Show People's Choice Winners

posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:56 PM by E Brown   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 4:33 PM ]

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!


VCOA News: Dues & Survey

posted Sep 23, 2009, 1:52 AM by E Brown

1.) Membership Dues Are Increasing

"The VCOA is raising the dues effective January 1, 2010 as follows: U.S. Membership will be $45; Canadian Membership will be $50 and International Membership will be $75."

Join or renew now before membership dues increase Jan. 1, 2010 to $45 for U.S., $50 for Canadian and $75 for International!"

To view this announcement in a new tab or window, click here:
http://vcoa.org/calendarnews/displaynews.php?subaction=showfull&id=1250093494&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&

To join or renew before the dues increase, click here (to go to the VCOA store in a new tab or window):
http://vcoa.org/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4


2.) Survey Available Online

Share your thoughts and make your voice heard!

This is a multi-part survey that took me about 45 minutes to complete (I had a lot to say ;-) ).

http://vcoa.org/

Sac Volvo Club Joins Twitter

posted May 31, 2009, 2:40 AM by E Brown   [ updated Jan 28, 2014, 8:39 PM ]

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: H
ow 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:
http://twitter.com/SacVolvoClub

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--
Contact Us

Enjoy (and happy Tweeting)!


Sac Volvo Club Twitter Timeline



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Mark Baldwin Wins People's Choice Award at Davis 2009!

posted Apr 26, 2009, 10:01 PM by E Brown   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 4:01 PM ]

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.

Congratulations Mark!

Mark Baldwin Wins!

For more event coverage and photos:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/2009-past-events#M4b

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