Road-Trips & Scenic Drives

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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: 

Southern California Chapter of the VCOA

Chapter is not currently active.


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

San Diego Chapter of the VSA
Chapter is not currently active.

Out of State Volvo Selected Event Highlights: 

Washington State:

Puget Sound Chapter of the VCOA
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

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
    11744 Ainsworth Circle
    Portland, OR 97220
Gates open at 8:00A
For more information:

Home page:

Arizona State:

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

Arizona Route 66 Association: Route 66 Fun Run

Annual Arizona All Volvo Day

Texas State:
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:

Volvo Club of America (VCOA)

Volvo Sports America Chapter List:

Volvo Sports America (VSA)

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Road-Trips & Scenic Drives:

Resources to explore and plan trips.

If you find any broken links and/or have additional links you would like to share, please let us know:
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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

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

Also includes a California Road-Trip Section:

    Ultimate Road Trip Resources
    Information and resources

        Part of a larger website/resource: Reid's Guides, Travel Beyond Vacations

Roadside America
Search for attractions and oddities near or far

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

PDF download of all US three state borders:

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show on Food Network

Search for and visit the featured locations:

And, a related site:
Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.

Huell Howser

Visit the places Huell has highlighted in his television shows

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

    -My Neighborshoods, an old series featuring the City of Los Angeles:


    -California's Communities, streaming videos at The California Redevelopment Association:

Alternate Link:

    -California's Water, almost all videos in this series can be seen here:

    -YouTube, username = MrHuellHowser:

Total Escape: California, Off the Beaten Path
Scenic Drives:

Sample Trips:
Various ideas organized by category, season, and location-- lots of great ideas

Home Page:
Northern California Scenic Drives and Byways:

Visit California
Explore the Golden State!

California Travels
A personal page exploring Northern California by a Bay Area Couple

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Happy travels!

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