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Hey everyone,<p>I see a lot of you get together all over the country, are there any of you in the northern part of the SF bay area? For example Marin, Sonoma, Napa, counties? It would be great if we could put together a run or something up this way. Just a thought.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Anyone in the Bay Area north of SF? (CM2RAS)

I be just West of you a few miles. But you probably knew that based on my info.<p>I would most certainly be down for a GTG.
 

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Re: Anyone in the Bay Area north of SF? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

I knew someone was out in Seb, by the way what is a GTG? I am a muscle car guy by nature so I am trying to get a handle on the SweedSpeed lingo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Do you know if there are others near us? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'm just a bit East of you by a few miles. :^}<p>There is a big meet in Davis, CA is next month. I think Penguin and I are going to that event.<p>A friend lives in Santa Rosa, can't miss him in one of his Hummers...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SJ04V70R_NV</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm just a bit East of you by a few miles. :^}<p>There is a big meet in Davis, CA is next month. I think Penguin and I are going to that event.<p>A friend lives in Santa Rosa, can't miss him in one of his Hummers...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is cool, as I stated before I am a muscle car guy by birth so rod runs are common place. Maybe a run out your way would be cool too. I have always been a Volvo guy too but this is the first R I have ever owned. I am finding out I do not know as much as I thought I did about this urban legend of a car. I am dying to get her on a road track and really driver like she wants to be. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My previous car was a '96 Impala SS with the LT1 Corvette engine. It was cool to find a wagon that has more HP and Torque that my Impala SS.<p>There is a track day at Willow hills I think the day before the Davis meet. This should help put your Volvo thru it's paces. There was a post somewhere here on S.S. about the event w/ a link.<p>There is a road track in Fernley, NV (about 30 miles east of Reno) but remember we've got an elevation disadvantage vs Willow hills. <p>I too don't know squat about Volvo's. I loved the VR the day I saw it hit the streets and was finally able to buy one. Love it so far.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I knew someone was out in Seb, by the way what is a GTG? I am a muscle car guy by nature so I am trying to get a handle on the SweedSpeed lingo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Do you know if there are others near us? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>GTG = Get To Together<p>I know of one other R owner that lives in Seb, he is a moderator here. <br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerouser?cmd=viewprofile&id=1255" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...=1255</A> <p>As for track days, I know of two. Thunder Hill raceway in Willows (like some here as said) and Sears Point raceway. Thunder Hill is put on by the Volvo car club, where as Sears Point you have to be apart of Trackmasters.<p>A track day would be sweet as hell, I just haven't had time to make it to either event.<p>Did you see the GTG going on in Half Moon Bay in a few months?<br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=115417" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=115417</A>
 

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Re: Anyone in the Bay Area north of SF? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>GTG = Get To Together<p>I know of one other R owner that lives in Seb, he is a moderator here. <br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerouser?cmd=viewprofile&id=1255" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...=1255</A> <p>As for track days, I know of two. Thunder Hill raceway in Willows (like some here as said) and Sears Point raceway. Thunder Hill is put on by the Volvo car club, where as Sears Point you have to be apart of Trackmasters.<p>A track day would be sweet as hell, I just haven't had time to make it to either event.<p>Did you see the GTG going on in Half Moon Bay in a few months?<br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=115417" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=115417</A> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hear ya! A track day would be awsome I have tried to contact track masters and left messages but no return calls or emails yet. I will look into the Thunder Hill next. <p>Yes I did see the HMB run and I think it is in April, I am trying to go to that one how about you?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes I did see the HMB run and I think it is in April, I am trying to go to that one how about you?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes I will try to be there. In my post I said "few months", oops, it looks like its this month on the 19th.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SJ04V70R_NV</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>There is a big meet in Davis, CA is next month. I think Penguin and I are going to that event.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What is the dates for this meet?<p>Well I am not exactly in the bay area, but I live in sacramento and reciently picked up a 07 R. I'm looking forward to attending a GTG once I get home from this deployment and pick up my R.
 

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Re: Anyone in the Bay Area north of SF? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

Well lets see if we can find anyone else in the area and maybe head out to the coast or Jenner or something sometime. My wife loves the coast. If I am reading correctly we almost have twin cars. <p>
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Yeah the wifey on my end LOVES Cali beaches and the coast. I think im going to take PCH up to FT. Bragg in the R when i get home for our get away. <p>Nice R I want the gunmetal pegs it looks perfect on black!
 

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I wouldn't say twin, but close (body kit and an '06).<p> <IMG SRC="http://joehughes.smugmug.com/photos/414760712_CXbaD-XL.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And I do love the coast!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token Blk Guy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice R I want the gunmetal pegs it looks perfect on black! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Gunmetal (aka anthracite or Ti Grey) are indeed my fav as well!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wouldn't say twin, but close (body kit and an '06).<p> <IMG SRC="http://joehughes.smugmug.com/photos/414760712_CXbaD-XL.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And I do love the coast!! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep your girl is a little younger and the body kit. Looks sweet I love the Sapphire Black but I think a lot of people did too. I picked my girl up used recently and I think the former owner was a little rough on her. She runs and drives freaking great! I know there are other R folks in the area if we could get them together is a different question.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I picked my girl up used recently and I think the former owner was a little rough on her. She runs and drives freaking great! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Where did you get your ride used??
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Where did you get your ride used??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Angel Motors, Angel has always been very good to us when taking care of the wife S70. I am sure I could have found a better deal but I know that if I have any problems Angel will take good car of the car and of me. Before I bought her he let me test drive her for a week! And he knows I commute 125 miles a day.<p>Oh I was in Burlingame yesterday and saw a grey VR and a very nice 850 R wagon.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Angel Motors, Angel has always been very good to us when taking care of the wife S70. I am sure I could have found a better deal but I know that if I have any problems Angel will take good car of the car and of me. Before I bought her he let me test drive her for a week! And he knows I commute 125 miles a day.<p>Oh I was in Burlingame yesterday and saw a grey VR and a very nice 850 R wagon.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am glad Angel is nice to you. I truly dislike him! I will never recommend him or take my car there, ever.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I am glad Angel is nice to you. I truly dislike him! I will never recommend him or take my car there, ever.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is not surprising, people either like him or hate him. So far we are on the like side. Whenever the car is in for service he lets us drive anything on lot for however long we wish too even if we keep it an extra day or so. Besides he is cheaper and easier to deal with (for us anyway) then Smothers. So where in Seb are you maybe we should hook up for burger at Fosters or something some time.
 

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Smothers is great for working on the R's. Matt (aka Super Tech) is pure awesome, and the only dude that I feel comfortable let touch my R.<p>For my '01XC ehh, Smothers is too spendy so I usually go to Morgan's.<p>I'd be down getting a burger, I live just West of Seb. As it were - "Lets down lunch".
 
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