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.
French-Canadian singer Diane Tell has chosen to use a beautiful Amazon in the video promoting her new song, the nostalgic ballad ‘Une’.
The world's largest indoor show for classic vehicles – TechnoClassica – celebrates its 25 anniversary this year. Volvo Cars Heritage attends the show under the theme “Volvo – The Passion”. The show runs between April 10 and April 14 in the German city of Essen.
This year 2013 marks the fact that the Volvo 1800 went out of production 40 years ago. This is given attention by Volvo Cars Heritage who is putting a truly stunning and unique 1800ES from 1973 on display in the Reception area of the Volvo Cars Visitor Centre in Gothenburg. The car will be on show until April when it goes on tour to various classic Volvo events.
75 years ago, in 1937, a Volvo truck was driven over the Andes, from Argentina to Chile, in order to demonstrate the quality and reliability of Volvo products as part of a South American marketing campaign for Volvo. In November every year, the Club Volvo Chile and Club Volvo Argentina run the Raid Los Andes together – but going the other way.
Träffpunkt 80 – the annual event for cars 1979-1990 – was again held in the beautiful Swedish countryside surrounding Grytsbergs Säteri close to Stockholm.
The Volvo Rendezvous for Owners and Members – VROM – was held August 12 –14 and was a jointly staged event together with IVM – International Volvo Meeting which is an international version of VROM. And international it certainly was, counting visitors from all over Europe (30 cars and 75 people arrived from the Belgian Classic Volvo club!) and even from the United States!
Between July 18 and 22, the third edition of Sälen Grand Prix – the friendly and exciting classic car family weekend – was run in the villafge of Sälen in the Swedish 'alps'.
During the weekend of June 16 – 17, the Volvo Owners Club (UK) held their 2012 National Rally and BKV (Best Kept Volvo), at the same time also celebrating the club's 50th anniversay. The venue was the park of Thoresby Hall in the heart of Nottinghamshire, a stately home from the mid-1800s.
Centrally located between France, Belgium and Germany, the small country of Luxembourg is the home of Volvofrënn Lëtzebuerg, one of the most active Volvo clubs. During the weekend of June 9-10, the club staged one of its two major get-togethers, attracting guests also from the neighbouring countries and Switzerland.
Between June 1 and 3, Volvo Cars Heritage went west to attend the first big club event of the season – to St. Louis, Missouri, and the National meet of Volvo Club of America, arranged and hosted by the VCOA Gateway Chapter.