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Notes:
Before planning a trip to one of these suggested events, please:
-Check in with the corresponding Volvo Club website for the latest details 
-RSVP with the event coordinator(s) as required.

In State (California) Volvo Selected Event Highlights: 

Chapter is not currently active.

SCVCOA:

April- Scandinavian Festival, presented by the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation.




San Diego Chapter of the VSA

http://www.sdvsa.org/
Chapter is not currently active.


Out of State Volvo Selected Event Highlights: 


Washington State:

Puget Sound Chapter of the VCOA

http://www.psvcoa.org/
Chapter is not currently active.
 

PSVSA: February
Swedish Car Cruise-In at Issaquah's XXX Root Beer Drive-In

PSVSA: April
PSVSA Spring Rain or Shine Volvo Swap Meet and Tailgate Parts Swap

PSVSA: June
Swedish Classic Car Show at Queen Anne's Swedish Cultural Center for Volvos and Saabs 30+ years old.


PSVSA: October
PSVSA Fall Rain or Shine Volvo Swap Meet and Tailgate Parts Swap



Oregon State:

May (Third Saturday of May) Annual IPD Garage Sale, Swap Meet, and Car Show
    IPD
    11744 Ainsworth Circle
    Portland, OR 97220
Gates open at 8:00A
For more information:

Home page:
http://ipdusa.com/



Arizona State:


April
B.E.A.T. (British European Auto Tour) Rally

May
Arizona Route 66 Association: Route 66 Fun Run

November
Annual Arizona All Volvo Day


Texas State:

http://forum.texasvolvocrew.com/index/
Group is not currently active.



National Chapter Locator (VCOA & VSA):


Going on a longer road-trip and want to connect with other Volvo enthusiasts along the way?

Volvo Club of America Chapter Locator Map:
http://www.vcoa.org/club-overview/chapters/chapter-map

Volvo Club of America (VCOA)
http://www.vcoa.org/
http://www.vcoa.org/


Volvo Sports America Chapter List:
http://www.vsa.org/chapters.html

Volvo Sports America (VSA)


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Road-Trips & Scenic Drives:

Resources to explore and plan trips.

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Irv Gordon's Favorite Small Towns, Drives, Slices of Americana, and Tips for fun Holiday Road Trips
Recommendations from the 3+ million mile driver
Volvo Press Releases Uploaded to Google Drive
Files are in PDF format

Irv Gordon Media on Google Drive





Irv Gordon on the road in his 1966 P1800


Travel: The Frugal Road Trip (One man, 12 weeks to explore America, and a 245 Volvo named "Vivian")
Article in the New York Times, Published September 2, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/travel/02frugal.html

If that link doesn't work, here is a link in the Sac Volvo Club File Cabinet:
NYTimes-TheFrugalRoadTrip-AmericaAndVivian.pdf  (528k)

Cross Country Road-Trip Resources

    How to Plan a US Road Trip
    Information, Routes, and Suggested Stops
    http://kiwisoutback.hubpages.com/hub/US-roadtrip

Also includes a California Road-Trip Section:
http://kiwisoutback.hubpages.com/hub/california-road-trip

    Ultimate Road Trip Resources
    Information and resources
    http://www.reidsguides.com/destinations/northamerica/general/road_trips.html

        Part of a larger website/resource: Reid's Guides, Travel Beyond Vacations
        http://www.reidsguides.com/

Roadside America
Search for attractions and oddities near or far
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/

The Corner Corner
Search for places where:
-Three or more states/provinces meet
-The northern-/eastern-/southern-/western-most corners in states/provinces
-Other prominent boundaries
http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/

PDF download of all US three state borders:
http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/docs/parsell.pdf

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show on Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/index.html

Search for and visit the featured locations:
http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/diners-guy

And, a related site:
Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.
http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/best-us-top40-cheapeats_01us.html

Huell Howser

Visit the places Huell has highlighted in his television shows
http://www.calgold.com/

To get some more ideas, watch some of Huell's video archive online:

    -My Neighborshoods, an old series featuring the City of Los Angeles:
     http://www.lacityview.org/programs/our-neighborhoods?link=guide/links_neighborhoods.htm

    -KCET:
     https://www.kcet.org/huell-howser

    -California's Communities, streaming videos at The California Redevelopment Association:
     http://www.calgold.com/communities/


Alternate Link:

    -California's Water, almost all videos in this series can be seen here:
     http://www.acwa.com/category/featured-programs/california-water-series

    -YouTube, username = MrHuellHowser:
     https://www.youtube.com/user/MrHuellHowser

Total Escape: California, Off the Beaten Path
Scenic Drives:
http://www.totalescape.com/tripez/drives/scdrives.html

Sample Trips:
Various ideas organized by category, season, and location-- lots of great ideas
http://www.totalescape.com/tripez/smpltrips.html

Home Page:

Trails.com
Northern California Scenic Drives and Byways:
http://www.trails.com/stateactivity.aspx?area=14026

Visit California
Explore the Golden State!
http://www.visitcalifornia.com/

California Travels
A personal page exploring Northern California by a Bay Area Couple
http://california-travels.com/
http://web.archive.org/web/20150428055148/http://www.california-travels.com/


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