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2016 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Gallery

posted by on 25 May 2016 in Events Coverage

Carlisle Events reinvented a nearly 30-year tradition by transcending all marques, scenes and styles, the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals set to feature more than 2,000 show vehicles but the weather may have put a damper on the number of vehicles. Historically, The Import and Kit Car Nationals show was separate from the Performance & […] More…

Winter Tires – Do you need more traction this season?

posted by on 26 January 2016 in Features Technical Features

With the east coast digging out from the Blizzard of 2016, the subject of winter tires has become a topic during snow shoveling breaks. Tire tread patterns, air pressure and the rubber compound are all important variables that contribute to how a vehicle performs in various weather conditions and temperatures. When the temperatures drop to […] More…

The Volvo 60th Anniversary Event

posted by on 16 December 2015 in Events Coverage

The 1955 PV444 was the first Volvo imported to the U.S. During 1955, Volvo sold 26 cars. The following year Volvo’s U.S. annual sales grew to 5000 vehicles. Fast forward today and Volvo North America delivers around 60,000 vehicles. The newly announced manufacturing plant in South Carolina hopes to push sales above 100,000 vehicles, starting […] More…

Find of the Day: 1979 VOLVO 242 DL 2-DOOR SEDAN

posted by on 3 November 2015 in Feature Cars

We came across this 242 and thought it needed to find a worthy home. Located in West Chester, PA, below is the text from the ad. The ad has 150 detail photos revealing the high quality of this 1979 242 DL. This is a Two Owner Volvo 240 Series 2-Door Sedan that was sold to […] More…

The all new S90 continues testing

posted by on 24 August 2015 in Features Opinions & Editorials Volvo News

The all new Volvo S90 continues testing but it is doing a good job hiding from spy photographers. We are happy for all Volvo enthusiasts out there helping with photos like these photos we received from CarPix. The Volvo S90 is set for an debut later on this year and will replace the S80. We […] More…

Find of the Day: Volvette 1800

posted by on 5 August 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

Found on eBay, our Find of the Day is another mashup of a Volvo with another make. This one happens to be a Custom 1992 Corvette & 1967 Volvo 1800 Professionally built and listed as in excellent condition. This project was featured back in 2008 within the pages of Volvo Club of America’s Rolling Magazine. […] More…

Find of the Day: S70R and a Shelby Mustang Project

posted by on 4 August 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

Today’s Find of the Day is quite different. Sometimes you just look at a project car and wonder where the owner found the source of inspiration. A Saffron S70R is like a holy grail to Volvo enthusiasts in the U.S. and it was rare in Europe. So when we see something like this we cringe. […] More…

Swedish Car Day 2015 Photo Gallery

posted by on 23 June 2015 in Events Coverage

Finding a good and trustworthy repair shop is difficult. Finding a good and trustworthy repair shop that understands enthusiasts and the use of both OEM and non-OEM parts is even more challenging. However, I may have found an independent shop that does and you should check them out if you are in the DC Metro […] More…

Driven: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6

posted by on 26 May 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

The future of Volvo rests on the success of the 2016 XC90. If they get it wrong, reconnecting with car buyers worldwide becomes more difficult forcing a hard look at the next two large models launches, the S90 and V90. However, after spending two days with the XC90, I am confident the all-new XC90 is […] More…

Find of the Day: 1967 Volvo “Laplander”

posted by on 28 April 2015 in Features Miscellaneous Features

During the 1950s, Volvo developed a utility vehicle for the Swedish Army. Originally powered with the Volvo B16 engine, later models were powered by the 1.8L B18. The L3313 was succeeded in the late 1970s by the Volvo C303. An upgrade version of the L3314 was offered to the civilian market as the C202. The […] More…