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Browse the hub through this link and find a raft of details about a wide variety of Volvo cars both past and present. This includes details like the vehicle’s CC rating, the time it takes to get from 0-60mph and how much brake horsepower its engine can achieve.
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In total, you can find out information about more than 3,000 Volvo models. This ranges from classic cars from the Swedish car maker like the 850 T5-R and the 1978 240 series to current vehicles including the C30, S60, V40 and the XC70.
The spring meet for the SW FL Chapter of VCOA was held on April 12 in conjunction with the spring meet for Central Florida Chapter of Volvo Sports America, the Florida Volvo Community and the Saab Club of Tampa Bay, thus making the day a celebration of Swedish cars.
For the location we chose to return to Philippe Park in Safety Harbor on the shoreline of Tampa Bay. We were fortunate to have perfect “Sunshine State” weather and were delighted by sunny skies and mild temperatures.
Over 55 cars and 110 people attended the event of which 17 cars belonged to VCOA members. We recruited two new members and encouraged more to renew or join VCOA.
We extend our thanks to Platinum sponsors Jose Laboy and his staff from Bahama Breeze Restaurants for providing a tasty lunch and Andy Marrero and crew of Volvo of Clearwater for sponsoring the 12 unique slate trophies (artwork designed by VCOA Member Chris Smith) and being on hand with four showroom display models.
Thanks to the generosity of additional sponsors, every attendee went home with a goody bag and door prize. Gold sponsors included Auto Clinic of Naples, Inc. (Bill & Tricia Rose), Erie VoVo (Jack Johnson), LKQ (Juliea Birkey), Volvo Club of America (Gretchen Adams) and VP Auto Parts (Johan Eurenius).
Silver sponsors were VCOA Members Mark & Rob Capwell, FCP Groton (Max Rossi), FVC Members Ralph & Patty Porzio, Saaab Store, Saab Club of Tampa Bay (Dennis Boese).
Bronze sponsors were Dan’s Volvo Service, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, Homosassa Wildlife Park, IRoll Motors (Mike Dudek), VSA Members Rich & Marilyn Nelson, Volvo of Sarasota (Mike Wilson), Volvo Sports America (Tony D’Agostino), and Weeki Wachee Spring State Park.
Trophy winners were:
James & Laura Quinlan, 1968 1800S, People’s Choice-Vintage,
Roger & Stacy Patricio, 1980 242GT, People’s Choice-Classic, Golden Rod-Technical Innovation and Best Interior,
Robert and Ana Maria Cardwell, 1998 S70T5 People’s Choice-FWD/AWD and Daily Driver,
Michael & Daniel Jingle, 1994 855, Best Paint Job,
Jose & Susan Laboy, 1973 164E, Best of Show-All Models,
Erik Kessler, 1982 244 TIC, Longest Distance driven to the meet,
Kevin Pieper, 1990 745T, Highest Mileage,
Tricia Rose, 1967 132, Oldest Volvo, and
Dennis & Dyane Boese, 1983 Saab 900, People’s Choice-Best Saab.
Volvo Jeopardy hosted three teams from VCOA, VSA and FVC and was won by the FVC team of Alan Johnson, Phil Cavagnaro and Andrew Harvey. Lucky VCOA Member Bill Cierebiej won the 50/50 cash raffle.
Putting together and running an event would not be possible without volunteers. We thank John & Debbie Martin, Bill & Tricia Rose, Chris Smith, Ralph Porzio, Clive Dowdell, Jose & Susan Laboy, Dennis & Dyane Boese, Robert & Ana Maria Cardwell and Susie Joyce.
More meet photos from this meet and others can be found on our website.
There will be Door Prizes, Raffles, 6 Classes of Judging, Music & Food vendors, Corn Hole Tournament, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Best of Show, Vendor Booths, Trophies, and of course a Car Club Challenge.
There is for the first time going to be a Volvo Class winner, as well as an overall winner (so that’s 2 trophies we have a chance to take home).
As well of course, as separate classes for BMW, VW, Audi, Mercedes, and Porsche.
Some of the vendors coming out are: Keystone, Key cool, Akzonoble paint, UroTuning, BMW Performance Magazine, VW Performance Magazine.
And more. As well as some still being finalized, so the list is still growing.
This event is being put on by LKQ Potomac German South in Orlando; they specialize in European auto parts.
The location is 1010 Grand Street, Orlando FL, in the large parking lot for Keystone.
It will be held on February 15th from 10am till 2:30 PM.
After which there will be a cruise from the event to a local business for food and drinks, Graffiti Junction.
Registering for the event is pretty simple, just follow the EventBrite link.
We currently have 9 Volvo’s preregistered, including Jose.
For any additional information you may contact Robert or Bruce at 4075153443, Basuter@LKQcorp.com.
Hoping to see everyone there in Feb.
Artwork by Chris G. Smith
SW FL VCOA/CFL VSA/FVC Spring Meet, Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 11am to 3pm to be held at Philippe Park, Shelter #5, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor, Florida, 34695.
Our Platinum sponsors include Volvo of Clearwater and Bahama Breeze restaurant, who will be providing the lunch. Please RSVP for lunch with number of people in your party to Tricia Rose at email@example.com
Event will feature trophies in various categories; 50/50 cash raffle, Volvo Jeopardy, door prizes and parts swap. Please bring lawn chairs and beverages (alcohol excluded).
All Volvo car enthusiasts and owners are invited to attend. Please check back here for the latest updates. For further information about Philippe Park please visit www.pinellascounty.org/park/11_philippe.htm
My dealership is planning a big Service, Sales, and Parts Fall Event on Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. I would like to invite your club to take part in this event. We are having a big garage sale where we are blowing out some old parts and accessories, having a new owners clinic, test drives in the 2014 products, free vehicle inspections, a cookout, etc.
Best Regards, Pierre André
Service and Parts Director
O’Steen Volvo. 2525 Phillips Highway, Jacksonville, FL
Call Dave Montgomery with any questions at 904 742 8228
If you haven’t been to Bahama Breeze for lunch or supper and there is one in your area, you need to go. On May 18th, the Florida Volvo Community had a meet at Bahama Breeze in Tampa and there were 44 Volvo’s registered and over 90 people. Almost all models of Volvos were present with half of them being rear wheel drive. We are starting to see more of the front wheel / all wheel drive Volvo’s at each meet. The weather was great and the food was fantastic. Jose Leboy, the Bahama Breeze area manager and 164 Volvo owner, put on a spread that any meet would love to enjoy plus he kept us in water and soft drinks during the event.
The oldest Volvo there was Chris Smith with his black 1965 122. Chris does our flyers and this is the first time award for him at a Volvo meet.
Jose Laboy won the longest distance and people’s choice award with his gold 1973 164.
I think we are going to start having two people’s choice awards, one for rear wheel and one for front wheel drive. John Martin, from VSA Florida, was very involved with this meet and the prizes he brought to the meet were greatly appreciated plus John’s help in organizing the event. Tricia and Bill Rose were helping in all areas from parking to registration to MCing the event plus they drove up from Naples in two vintage Volvos. Although Jeannine and Clive Dowdell were at Carlisle, their help in keeping our website up to date and sending out reminders about the meet were very helpful. I can always count on Chris Short for registration material and coordination plus Gay Montgomery is always there helping with registration.
It helps a meet tremendously when sponsors donate prizes and without Volvo of Clearwater, Volvo of Tampa, Freeman Volvo of Tarpon Springs, Auto Clinic of Naples, Rock Auto, Dan’s Volvo Service, I Roll Motors, VP Auto Parts and Volvo Sports America, the Bahama Breeze Volvo meet would not have been the success it was. Look at the Florida VCOA website, flvcoa.org, for pictures from the event thanks to Ralph Porzio and John Martin. We also have a 50/50 drawing which Mark Capwell was the winner.
Free Lunch courtesy of Bahama Breeze.
Prizes, Trophies, 50/50 Cash Drawing.
All Volvo Cars Invited. Bring Chairs.
For info call Dave Montgomery; 1-904-742-8228.