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Dave's Volvo Page does not organize any of the below activities. We try to participate if we can.
This info is here to help get the word out.

Please contact the below people for more info.

VCOA North Texas Chapter Coordinator: Chris Strong, Plano, TX
Contact: bullitt210 [at] gmail [dot] com

VCOA Central Texas Chapter Coordinator: George Dill, Temple, TX
Contact: dill_vcoatx [at] msn [dot] com

NOTE from George Dill (Nov 1, 2018)
The Texas Chapter of the Volvo Club of America has some $2,000 in the bank but needs one or more enterprising Volvo persons (any gender) to step forward and reorganize the Chapter to include a redo of the original ancient charter (which has the founders’ names, many of which have crossed the Great Divide over the years). Once the charter has been renewed (and signed by those “enterprising” persons) we can go about spending some of that money and organizing some really big future meets in this Great State of Texas!

Should you see yourself as such an enterprising person, please rattle my cage at volvotexasdill at lycos dot com


October 19, 2019 (Saturday) 10 AM until whenever.
The Coffee Shop Cafe
1005 W. McGregor Dr. (Hwy 84)
McGregor, Texas 76657
(254) 840-2027

Volvo Car Lovers Get-Together in McGregor, Texas.  No RSVP, no cost. Anyone welcome, Volvo or not.

Bring your family, friends, pets and any Volvo goodies to sell, swap or gift.

Turbobricks discussion: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=350583

Event link:
July 21, 2019 (Sun) 7 AM – 12 PM  (lot opens at 6:30)

Cars n Coffee at Circuit of The Americas (COTA)
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, Texas 78617
Rain or shine.
Turbobricks discussion:

$5 (credit card only) to get your car into the show, or free if you just want to visit. Proceeds will be donated to the Dog Alliance, benefiting Hounds for Heroes.
Visit http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/cars-and-coffee for parking location and more details.

Photo album here: 

June 1
, 2019 (Sat)  Dallas Volvo Meet (subject to change)
Casual Volvo meet near Dallas. 10am/11am at Ikea (121 & DNT).  7171 Ikea Dr, Frisco, TX 75034.
Meet, chat, then eat some Swedish meatballs and Lingonberries for lunch
Subject to revision due to weather, or calendar conflicts with too many of the attendees. It's gonna be a small group no matter what, because there's not a ton of Volvo lads and lasses in D-town. 

More info in TB thread here:


April 6, 2019 (Sat)  Volvo Car Lovers Get-Together, Meridian, Texas. A little more than an hour south of Fort Worth. Open to all interested parties. No RSVP needed for the Volvo meet.

Assembly begins at 10 am at
Zur Autobahn German Restaurant

10618 State Highway 22
Meridian, Texas 76665
Lunch hours: 11:30am to 2pm. Dinner hours: 5pm to 8:30 pm.

To dine at Zur Autobahn you must make reservations via email before Thursday, April 4, 2019. Email Kornelia (Conny) at kdsedlmaier at gmail dot com.
Share that you are with the Volvo Folks and remember that they are closed from 2pm to 5pm.  Conny is the one-woman wonder worker who manages all the doings at the café. She has reliable help for busy times but needs to plan ahead for larger parties.

If you are in the Meridian/Whitney area and find yourself too hungry to wait for the best German food in Texas, you can visit the Texas Great Country Café in Whitney on Hwy 22 at FM 933. This eatery is also our backup assembly location on the slim possibility that Zur Autobahn is closed or has a packed house…

Looking for some non-Volvo activity? Visit the Meridian State Park on Hwy 22 just up from Zur Autobahn. $5 gets you entry, swimming, hiking, birding and fishing (no license required). https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/meridian

To see the latest news from Zur Autobahn visit them on FB… https://www.facebook.com/ZurAutobahn/

To get the latest details on this meeting including maps and updates visit vcoa dot org… https://vcoa.org/index.php/forum/events-meetings/1557-volvo-car-lovers-get-together-meridian-texas-saturday-april-6-2019
…or short link… https://tinyurl.com/yc3v4hyt

Turbobricks discussion thread:  http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346754


October 27, 2018 (Sat)  Volvo Car Lovers Get-Together, Zabcikville, Texas (near Temple). 2 hours from Dallas.
Free and open to all interested parties. No RSVP needed. Just show up.
We will enjoy the food and hospitality at Green’s Sausage House including their all-new paved and striped parking area.
Green’s opens at 7am and closes at 4:30pm on Saturday.
Green's Sausage House: http://www.greenssausagehouse.com/
16483 State Highway 53
Temple, Texas 76501
We will start parking Volvos old and new about 8am and start breaking up before 5pm. Come as you are whenever you get there.
Our itinerary is whatever you decide. Bring chairs, tables, canopies, trophies, etc. Have some cool Volvo stories ready to share and be prepared to fill your classic Volvo with a bunch of city kids for a ride in the country.   If you want SU carbs adjusted or B18/20 valves set, bring tools.   Yes, that stash of free PV parts will be on-hand. Bring your pickup.  For details, updates and maps visit vcoa.org.
See y’all in Zabcikville! 
George Dill
Note: This meet was originally scheduled for Spring 2018 in Little River-Academy. It never did rain.

June 15-17, 2018 (Fri-Sun)  -  Volvo Cars - Midsommar 2018, Lindsborg Kansas
Hosted by the Heart of America Chapter Volvo Club of America.

Discount lodging is available at the Salina Hampton Inn in nearby Salina (since there are no such hotels in Lindsborg). Some events will be held at the Hampton Inn: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/kansas/hampton-inn-salina-SLNKSHX/index.html

Use special room rate group code VGC (Volvo Club Group) for $99/night rate when you make your booking. Or call their reservations desk:

Details, updates and upcoming event registration: http://www.kc-vcoa.org.

Turbobricks discussion thread: https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=339779


April 21, 2018 (Sat)  POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2018 due to weather.
Volvo Car Lovers Get Together, Little River Academy, Near Hebbronville, Southern Texas.

Details and updates: https://tinyurl.com/yb554rap
Turbobricks discussion thread: https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=339556

October 20-22, 20172017 VCOA National Members Meet, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Only 4 hours from North Texas. Hosted by Green County VCOA Chapter. Meet registration info: http://www.vcoa.org/events/national-events

May 6, 2017 (Saturday)Volvo Car Lovers Get-Together. Saturday, May 6, 2017. Open to all interested parties. No RSVP needed and no fees required.  Details, maps and updates at VCOA website: http://tinyurl.com/hpfl9em.  You can view this info without any login, signup or registration.
Begins at 10 am at Pavilion 5, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Johnson Drive, Fredericksburg TX 78624. 
Then at noon there's a Hill Country driving tour to Cooper's BBQ in Llano, Texas, www.coopersbbqllano.com/menu.html
Thanks to Mark McGahan of Dallas (1972 Sky Blue 1800ES) for sharing his images at http://tinyurl.com/kpp3mgg

October 22, 2016 (Saturday)
Volvo Car Lovers Get-Together. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Monument Café in Georgetown (Central Texas).  Details and updates here…   http://tinyurl.com/zj4oj4r 
The full link…
Note: You can view/read/copy the link without logging in, registering or joining.

April 9, 2016 (Saturday)
Volvo Car Meet. Columbus, Texas. Saturday, April 9, 2016, rain or shine.
The fair city of Columbus is 70 miles west of Houston on I-10.
Sponsored by the Texas Chapter Volvo Club of America and representatives of Volvo Sports America. Open to all interested parties. No RSVP needed.

For the third time in seven years our host will be Nils Nilsson at his secluded Volvo paradise in the Piney Woods.
Our special guest in attendance will be Nils’ daughter, Anna Nilsson Hanson, who will lead the Volvo scenic drive from Columbus to the ranch in her classic 1991 244.
Tentative itinerary:
9am-11am: assemble in the Walmart parking lot in Columbus.
11am-1pm: Stroll to lunch at Schobel’s (across the street).
1pm-2pm: Scenic drive to Volvosang with pit stop at Hruska’s store in Ellinger.
2pm-end: (events to be determined)

For details and updates visit here.

October 17, 2015 (Saturday)  -  Volvo Car Meet in Marble Falls, Central Texas.
Free to everyone. No RSVP needed. 8AM to 6PM (rain or shine) in Johnson Park, Pavilion Two (near the public boat ramp). Park is alcohol-free and smoke-free. Volvo parking will be in the rectangular parking area near Pavilion Two. City Park ordinances prohibit parking on the grass, making loud noises or importing glass containers. Best route from the northeast is on FM 1431.  Johnson Park has all amenities and is walking distance to the famous Blue Bonnet Café. www.bluebonnetcafe.net/about.  
More details and updates in VCOA thread here:
Turbobricks discussion thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=312922

January 4, 2014
  -  North Texas. Early AM meet. Plus lunch meet after.  

Meet at Cars and Coffee, located at Classic BMW, 6800 Dallas Pkwy (corner of W Spring Creek Pkwy), Plano, TX. This event is big and can fill up the lot fast. It's recommended to arrive before 7:30 AM if you want to park together.  Any and all Volvos and Volvo enthusaiasts welcome. Then after we'll cruise over for lunch to Quaker Steak & Lube, 5584 Texas Hwy 121, Plano.  Cars and Coffee happens on the first Saturday of each month, weather permitting.  TURBOBRICKS THREAD (now with pics).

October 4, 2014 (Saturday)  -  Volvo Car Get-together in Central Texas.
9AM to 7PM
Free to all interested parties. No Club affiliation needed. Volvo ownership nonessential.
Megg's Café, 1749 Everton Dr. Temple, Texas 76504. 254-771-3800.
Local contact: George Dill 254-5 four 1-2 one 9 nine, volvotexasdill at lycos dot com
Details and updates at http://tinyurl.com/o2e7fh3
Google Megg’s Café http://tinyurl.com/o4jo4lz
Megg’s Café website http://meggs-cafe.com/
Turbobricks discussion thread for this: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=296638
and here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=299516
Photos of meet here: http://s913.photobucket.com/user/gdillpb1/slideshow/VolvoTexasMeggsOct2014?sort=3  http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=301320

October 31 to November 1, 2014  -  VCOA National Meet in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Only about 6 hours away from North Texas.  Sponsored by the Ozark Rollers Chapter of VCOA.
More details here:

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