Here we will try to keep you updated on what is happening in terms of Volvo car anniversaries, news items of general interest and important dates to remember.
November 13-15 saw the NEC Classic Car Show and MPH being a success with the public once again.
Gunnar Andersson – the rally master of Volvo – passed away on June 9, 2009
Held for the 16th consecutive time, the Tjolöholm Classic Motor hosted an array of more than 1,300 exhibited vehicles representing more than 100 clubs which were admired by 10,000 vistitors.
Different shades of brown, yellow, green and a cascade of orange (the symbol colour of the 1970s) characterized Träffpunkt 70 – a meeting for vehicles from the 1970s – which was held in the town of Borås on the 17th of May.
The four-cylinder 2 litre engine of the first Volvo series of cars had just about started to rev up when it was replaced with a bigger, smoother and more powerful six-cylinder engine, just like those that many of Volvo's American competitors were beginning to introduce. 2009 marks the 80th anniversary of the DB engine and since 1929, apart from a ten year gap in 1958-1968, Volvo cars have been offered with six-cylinder engines. This is the story behind these cylinders in brief.
Passion and performance was the Volvo tag line for the UK’s biggest classic motoring event the Classic Motor Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between November 14 and 16.
During the weekend of August 8-10, the annual international meeting for Volvo enthusiasts – VROM (Volvo Rendezvous for Owners and Members) – took place in the Arendal area in northwest Gothenburg.
When the Volvo Amazon was presented in late summer 1956, most people were convinced that the PV with its already rather old-fashioned styling wasn’t going to survive that much longer. However, the PV with its loyal customer base and healthy sales figures both in Sweden and overseas experienced something of a second wind. On August 25, 1958, Volvo unveiled a thoroughly reworked PV model named the 544.
After more than ten years without a six-cylinder model to offer customers, it was time in August 1968 for Volvo to unveil its 1969 model range which included a new large car for the more prestige- and luxury-oriented segments. The model was called the 164, with the figure “6” in the middle denoting that unlike the cars in the 140 Series, this model featured a six-cylinder engine.
Never before have so many classic and historic vehicles on two, three, four and more wheels been seen around the castle of Tjolöholm as on the sunny Sunday of May 25 when the big open air event was held for the 15th time.