Volvos Classic And New To Gather At Volvo Cary

posted Aug 10, 2014, 8:04 AM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

Public invited

Hosts: Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America and Volvo of Cary

Location: 1375 NW Maynard Road. Cary, NC 27513

When: Saturday, October 4th 2014, 9am - 2pm

Activities: Complimentary Vehicle Service Inspections, diagnostics, maintenance tips, food, beverages, parts swap and 10% new parts discount.
A Blue Ridge Chapter Club water bottle given to first 20 registrants.
RSVP: rfsepe<at>

See attached flyer.

Volvo Related Information On The Web

posted Aug 10, 2014, 7:50 AM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

Interested in reading more about the newest Volvo models or news and recalls related to Volvos?

Volvo Day In Seagrove, NC - June 7, 2014

posted May 27, 2014, 6:35 AM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America   [ updated May 27, 2014, 8:20 AM ]

This event is being organized by Bob Drennen, who is also a board member of the Seagrove Area Potters Association.

It was his idea to depart from the usual monthly car meets and drives. He will arrange for several potters to demonstrate their art as well as breaking for lunch at a local eatery. It will be a great family day for all.

Please contact Bob Drennen directly, email me or go to the "North Carolina Volvo Owners", Facebook group for more information. 

The Scandinavian Festival - Charlotte

posted Oct 21, 2013, 6:32 AM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

10th Annual ScanFest of the Carolinas

November 2nd, 2013
10 am to 5 pm
7210 Stinson Hartis Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079

Admission: FREE

Theme of ScanFest is Christmas in Scandinavia

ScanFest will fill the Carolina Courts this fall with Food, Entertainment, Crafts, History & Culture. The whole place will be transformed into a microcosm of Scandinavia at its best during an all-day celebration of the Nordic Countries.

Kids Area will have great activities for the little ones.

Make sure you visit Taste of Scandinavia and Cafe Scandinavia for some authentic food & pastries while at the festival.

Visit our many great Vendors so plan to buy your Christmas gifts early.


The Scandinavian Festival in Charlotte on November 2nd is dedicated to preserving the Scandinavian traditions, customs, history and cultural heritage; and to increase understanding of the Nordic people and societies among Americans.

As such, all Volvo owners and Blue Ridge Volvo Club members are encouraged to participate this family oriented event.

Find more information at:

No charge for admission...

And the food is GOOD!!!!

Volvo Customer Appreciation Day

posted Oct 17, 2013, 12:19 PM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 12:21 PM ]

Location: Maxwell Volvo
Address: 2519 North Church Street; Burlington NC 27217
Date: Saturday November 2, 2013
Time: 11am - 3pm
All Volvo owners and enthusiasts are invited to attend.  Maxwell is using this opportunity to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.
Vintage and/or unusual Volvo owners and their cars are encourage to attend.
For a designated parking place, contact Laura Fults 540-354-5844 or larafults <at>

See attached flyers for information.

Blue Ridge VCOA Fall Mountain Drive - Saturday Oct 19, 2013

posted Aug 27, 2013, 2:15 PM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

It is time for the Club’s annual (some might say biannual) fall foliage tour along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Saturday October 19th 2013.

Hunter Volvo has graciously offered to serve as our rallying point. Members will rally at Hunter Volvo (252 Patton Ave; Asheville, NC) between 9am and 10 am. While mustering at Hunter Volvo we’ll enjoy coffee and pastries and car talk. Vintage and unusual Volvos (convertibles) will be prominently featured.

Around 10:30 AM, we’ll caravan to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) and make our way to Little Switzerland for lunch. (The food is excellent and is complimented only by the view.)

Following a satisfying repast, the journey along the BRP will resume and terminate in Boone at the Mast General Store. Here members can peruse camping and hiking gear. [Personally, this summer I hiked to 5200’ on the Pacific Trail Crest (Washington) and through Glacier National Park (Montana) just to avoid the hot NC summer.]

Once in Boone, we’ll decide where to dine and or depart for our respective homes. Some of us may decide to linger and meander to Blowing Rock to view the sun set, perhaps not if it is cloudy.

The courtesy of an RSVP by October 10th is requested so that I can reserve tables at Little Switzerland for lunch.

Questions and suggestions to: Bob Sepe, club convener.

919-417-5019 or

Road Rally, Antique Show and Car/Parts Sale

posted Jul 6, 2013, 4:46 PM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

A road rally event is being planned for September 2013 to coincide with an antique show in the north-western part of our state this fall. This driving event will begin at, Volvo of the Triad in Winston-Salem and end in West Jefferson, NC. Drivers interested in antiques may then depart to attend the Annual Antique Show in West Jefferson, while others interested in RWD parts/cars may visit a lot owned by a Volvo collector who is motivated to clear his lot of RWD cars.(Bring a trailer as the cars cannot be driven off the lot)
See this link for some pictures of the cars in his lot. 

VCNA Blue Ridge Chapter - Meet and Swap

posted May 2, 2013, 4:10 PM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

Where: Volvo of the Triad, 701 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
When: Saturday June 15, 2013. 9am to 1pm

Resources: Several certified Volvo techs will be available to answer questions. Members are eligible to receive a free roadworthy, safety and performance inspection, which, if necessary, includes shop lift time. (FIFO). The Parts Department will be open to serve you.
Club Members receive a 20% discount on all parts, including special order items.

An area is designated for club members to display items for sale or swap. Bring a tarp or table upon which to display them. (Setup 8.30am)

Classic Volvo Arena: 
Space allocated so you can show your vintage or modified Volvo.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided by Volvo of the Triad and special favors by the Club.

This event is open to the public, as such, pass this announcement to your Volvo owner friends.
* If you plan to "show", please inform Bob Sepe or other contacts listed on this website, via email. You will need to fill a registration form.
* If you plan to bring parts to sell or swap, please inform Bob Sepe or other contacts on this website, via email. He will need to allocate space for you.
Forms are included for your convenience, but please inform Bob, if you plan on showing your car or selling parts.

Blue Ridge Volvo Club Update 11-4-12

posted Nov 7, 2012, 9:46 AM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America   [ updated Nov 10, 2012, 1:38 PM ]

The meet and greet on October 27th was a success. Approximately 30 people attended throughout the day. Much time was spent “talking” Volvo, looking at vintage and not so vintage rides. By 1 PM many of the donuts had been consumed. The culminating event was the big raffle. Those lucky few who held winning tickets, coveted their prizes.

Most noteworthy, was Kaj Bern, the winner of the highway safety triangle kit. Kaj immediately ensconced the prize in the back of his trusty 240 Volvo wagon with full knowledge that it’ll never be used. After all, his Volvo has never failed to crank nor has it experienced a mechanical failure. Such is Volvo.

 New friendships were created that day. Danny Weaver (Volvo of Cary) circulated among and chatted up the members. His warm and generous smile assured everyone that Volvo of Cary is 100% behind the club. A special tip of the hat to Erwytt Franks, Sales Manager, for devoting the time and energy needed to make this event a success. The “techs” hovered over new and vintage cars offering valuable insight and pointers.

 Club business – the club was able to raise $210 to pay expenses related to maintaining the Club website and to address other matters. We are now on our way to becoming a “real” club. That is “RC” in Orwellian new speak.


The next event – I believe we should have another meeting somewhere in the Piedmont in concert with a Spring drive.  Alternately, a “snow” drive for the adventurous. Send me your ideas.



Bob Sepe

Club Convener

rfsepe (at) gmail (dot) com

Website Update

posted Nov 5, 2012, 5:27 AM by Blue Ridge Chapter Volvo Club of America

I've taken over administration of the website and will be posting updates more frequently. The Calendar link will be updated with events soon, so please check back. We can be contacted via email directly (look in the Contact Information) or through Facebook and Swedespeed forums (look under Links).

At least one chapter representative will be present at the Cars and Coffee events around the Triad area (Greensboro, Charlotte and Durham). The last one for this season will occur on Nov 17th, 2012 in Greensboro. Don't miss it.

-Melvin (aldebaran on Swedespeed)

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