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Old 03-16-2009, 01:33 AM
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Default CA: Davis Car Show & Track Day (April 26-27, 2009)

Hi Everyone,

If 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. If you are in the area, 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!
 

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by volvie! View Post
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

Take care,
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:06 AM
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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/showpo...2&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/...message/101321

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

Take care,
volvie!
 
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:35 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Another update from CJ:
[quote name='300+_T5R_855']
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.[/quote]
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeropos...show&id=115152

[quote name='dmelviØØ7']
The GG chapter is looking for volunteers to help at the track too.[/quote]
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index...ic=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,
volvie!
 
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:49 PM
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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/inde....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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Man, everthing cool happens in California!
 
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Somthngfrce View Post
Man, everthing cool happens in California!
You are always welcome to come and join us!
 
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I would love to, but I live in Central Florida!
 
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Originally Posted by Somthngfrce View Post
I would love to, but I live in Central Florida!
I just thought you might be visiting our area (since this is posted in the West Regional forum)-- Well, if you are ever visiting out here, let us know!

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Old 04-20-2009, 05:14 PM
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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!

Take care,
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:52 AM
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Hi Everyone,

We have pictures, videos, and links to more!!

http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/eve...ast-events#M4b

If you have any to add, please let me know!

Thanks to everyone who attended and made these events so much fun!

CJ, the Golden Gate Chapter President, has already stated that there will be another track day in November, so stay tuned for more details on the GGVCOA website and forum:

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

Enjoy,
volvie!
 
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Looks like fun!
 

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