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Post by volvie! on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:26 am

Hi Everyone,

Since you are in California, you are probably already aware of the Annual Davis Car Show & Swap Meet (which is currently in its eleventh year) and Track Day at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows.

This year, the events are scheduled on Sunday & Monday, April 26-27, 2009.

What you may not already know is that the Golden Gate VCOA (GGVCOA) recently canceled some events due to economics and lack of interest, including the April Track Day.

The GGVCOA is also going through a transition period and announced new leadership. CJ Yother has stepped in as the GGVCOA President while Dick Thomas stepped in as Vice President. Please send them a warm welcome!

The new leadership is trying to resurrect the April Track Day and needs to hear from you if you are interested in running.
For more information, check out the website:
http://www.goldengatevcoa.org/events/thunder_09.html

Here's a copy of paste from the website:
"The cost is $200.00 for the day, with lunch included. The cost is the same for club members and non-members.
We need to have deposits in place by March 24th to make the event happen.
If we don’t get enough participants, we’ll have to cancel and refund your money.
We also need help with logistics and driver skill instruction. There are many ways to enjoy the day, support the event, and the participants."

For more information about the Davis Meet:
http://www.goldengatevcoa.org/davis_09.html

Lets make the Track Day happen!

Take care,
volvie!


Last edited by volvie! on Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:16 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Day Change)
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by volvie! on Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:18 pm

volvie! wrote:This year, the events are scheduled on Sunday & Monday, April 26-27, 2009.

Hi Everyone,

Please note the edit above-- I originally had the days wrong:

Davis Car Show & Swap Meet = Sunday, April 26, 2009
http://www.goldengatevcoa.org/davis_09.html

Thunderhill Track Day = Monday, April 27, 2009
http://www.goldengatevcoa.org/events/thunder_09.html

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Updates!

Post by volvie! on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:11 am

Hi Everyone,

Updates!!
There is discussion of the possibility of an impromptu dyno day with John from Evil Genius Racing (on Sunday, after the Davis Car Show)!

Here's a quote and link to the latest update from CJ (the new GGVCOA President) over at Turbobricks:
I received an invitation from John Pagel at Evil Genius Racing this afternoon offering up an impromptu post Davis dyno GTG at his shop. Information and updates on the track day and dyno party will be posted on the chapter forum. If you aren't a member you should be. We will be sending out newsletters and member announcements to forum and chapter members.

I have a few options to invite others to participate, but would prefer to keep it to Volvos if possible. Get those sign up sheets and payments in so we don't have to ask!

http://forum.goldengatevcoa.org
http://www.goldengatevcoa.org

CJ Yother
Golden Gate VCOA Chapter President
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=2337082&postcount=49

And, here is a quote from John over on the 1800list:
Look out shameless plug coming!

Yes, at my shop. We drop the price to $40 for 3 pulls (including
wide band AFR) during the Volvo Dyno day. 2 wheel drive only, sorry AWD
guys. The idea is to head over to my shop (7 miles) after the Davis
meet winds up, Dyno cars until they're all done, go to sleep and then head
off to the track early in the morning..

We'll have 48 hours of Volvo madness.

-John
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/1800list/message/101321

If you have any questions, let me or CJ know!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by volvie! on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:59 pm

Hi Everyone,

Another update from CJ:

Thunderhill has extended our deadline to commit to the track day. If you are interested in participating please send in your sign up sheet and payment by Friday March 27th. If you are coming, but cannot send payment by the 27th please call or e mail with details and we'll see if we can accommodate your situation.
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeropost?cmd=tshow&id=115152


The GG chapter is looking for volunteers to help at the track too.
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=113707&st=0
If you are interested in volunteering for the Davis Meet and/or the Thunderhill Track Day, please contact CJ and let him know!

CJ's e-mail address can be found at the GGVCOA forums:
http://forum.goldengatevcoa.org/

Take care,
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Big Lan on Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:27 pm

Great to hear that the track day might still be on. Too bad I don't have anything track worthy.....Thanks for the update!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by VIP_s60 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:46 pm

So who's going to the Davis Show?
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by volvie! on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:52 pm

Me! banana
I'll be bringing my stock 244 and I'll try to get my mom to bring her S70... Volvo Power!
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Big Lan on Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:24 pm

I'll be there too. Since I know my 122 won't be drivable by then (because I just got the rear disc conversion for my Grand Prix about 20 minutes ago) I'll be bringing the 740 out again. Maybe I'll have the most beateriffic car there this year, since I won't have to compete with the Mad Max 242 this time.

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by volvie! on Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:59 pm

Hi Everyone,

If you are on the GGVCOA mailinglist or forums, you already know, but for the rest of you, an update:
Track day is ON!

Quote from CJ on the GGVCOA Forums:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your Engines!

The Thunderhill track day is on!

We still need more entrants, but have enough that it's a go.

7:00am-8:30 tech inspection
9:00 drivers meeting
9:30-12:00 morning session
12:00-1:00 lunch
1:00-3:30 afternoon sessions
3:30-5:00 open track if you have the energy.

If you can give a hand at the track let me know so I can put your name in my volunteer folder. We request that all group C drivers help out with the group A instruction. If you have not done a track day it is mandatory that you start off in group A and have an instructor or experienced driver along.

http://forum.goldengatevcoa.org/index.php?topic=233.msg720#msg720

To contact CJ about volunteering, look on the GGVCOA forums for his e-mail address.

Hope to see you there,
volvie!
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by aka-turbo on Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:57 pm

Gratz!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by OmegaDC on Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:51 pm

I'll be there with my all-but-bone-stock 245DL. Yes.

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Codum on Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:34 pm

Dang, this looks like a sick event. I can make the Sunday but not Monday event. We gonna caravan from the bay or just meet up there ?
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by VIP_s60 on Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:37 pm

ohh...that's a thought. I'm in the bay area too. Does anyone have anything in mind? I want to be there super early.
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Big Lan on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:53 pm

I'm down for a caravan up that way. I know we met at Ikea in Emeryville a couple years back, maybe we could do that again?

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by VIP_s60 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:26 pm

Ok...so how many people are up for meeting at Ikea in Emeryville?
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by norcal505 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:46 am

Sorry guys~cant make it again.
Just at the end of crew season.
I'll be up for anything around the end of may-juneish, after finals...
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Codum on Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:10 pm

I'd be down to meet and caravan
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Event Reminder

Post by volvie! on Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi Everyone,

A friendly little reminder:
The Davis Car Show and Swap Meet is this Sunday!

Followed by the Thunderhill Track Day on Monday!
(Registrations are still being accepted for track day and will also be accepted on the day of the event).

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Event details:

Davis Car Show & Swap Meet:

Where:
Central Park
Davis, CA 95616

When:
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The event officially starts at 9:00A.
If you plan to show your car and/or sell in the swap area, arrive between 7:00A and 8:30A.

Entry fee is $10.00 for VCOA members.
$15.00 for non-members.

After the event, which usually wraps around 2 - 3P, there will be an informal dyno session at Evil Genius Racing with John Pagel.

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Thunderhill Track Day:

Where:
Thunderhill Raceway
5250 Hwy 162
Willows, CA 95988

When:
Monday, April 27, 2009
(The Monday following the Davis Car Show & Swap Meet.)

The cost is $200.00 for the day, with lunch included. The cost is the same for club members and non-members.

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For more information, visit the VCOA websites:
www.goldengatevcoa.org --and-- www.sacvolvoclub.org

Hope to see you there!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Big Lan on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:29 am

Should have posted this sooner, been busy lately. I suppose Ikea would be a good place to meet, and I want to be in Davis by 8:30, so I'll be at Ikea by 6:30ish to leave by around 7:15 or so. If you want to meet up there, I'll see you then!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Codum on Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:37 pm

I'll be there ~ hope others make the convoy
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Big Lan on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:45 pm

I hope so too, man. See you Sunday!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by aka-turbo on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:56 pm

Meeting at Ikea... What a cliche! Wink Hopefully the 122 can make its first and last appearance. And Lan, you will still have competition for the most "beaterific" if I do end up making it out. Razz

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Big Lan on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:16 am

aka-turbo wrote:Meeting at Ikea... What a cliche! Wink
Yeah I know, I'm not exactly the most imaginative guy...
Hopefully the 122 can make its first and last appearance. And Lan, you will still have competition for the most "beaterific" if I do end up making it out. Razz
Bring it on!

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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by Codum on Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:59 am

I can't believe I'm flaking, but this happens to be a very bad time for me
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Re: CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 2009)

Post by aka-turbo on Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:53 pm

Lurked around for a bit, saw a few nice cars... Hit the dyno deal afterwards too. Mostly wanted to talk with the owner for a few but he was pretty busy. Looks like you guys know how to set up a decent little show. Maybe next year the car will be in better shape, worthy of showing off a bit more.

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