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I don’t see it either. I would bring the VR instead of C70. I would vote for SC. NJ is a lil too crazy for me. Then head over to Pinehurst for a few rounds of golf.
 

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Organizing 600+ cars/attendees is a huge undertaking (e.g. Carlisle in May near Central PA and Swedish Car Day in August near Boston) requiring not only a lot of enthusiasts but volunteers to organize and manage the logistics. Realistically, one would need to accept that a large number of participants will want to be daytrippers and not incur lodging expenses... that means you need to have the event where there are the most potential participants. Not sure that would be South Carolina...

I think getting 600+ cars to trek to South Carolina is daunting...Think about it...how many Volvo owners in SC are willing to trek to central PA in May? Carlisle participation is 80% 'nearby'. Yes there are some folks who travel a long way but the majority is local. Reality is, there an overwhelming amount of Volvo owners/enthusiasts within 200 miles of Carlisle PA or Boston MA than there are Charleston SC...

It sort of makes sense to build onto an existing event which already attracts a large number of enthusiasts AND also near a huge number of Volvo owners... such as Carlisle PA or New England (SCD).
 

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I think the event should be held at a local track. I know Portland International Raceway in Oregon offers their facilities. Other race tracks around the US would be possibilities, too.
 

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I know this is a nutty idea, but I've been wondering if Volvo would want to create a "World Record Edition" S60 and have 1,000 S60's in the parade at the SC plant. Then they could invite enthusiasts and other Volvo owners to participate as well.

What's the record for cars of any one brand, period?
 

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I kinda like that idea!
I know this is a nutty idea, but I've been wondering if Volvo would want to create a "World Record Edition" S60 and have 1,000 S60's in the parade at the SC plant. Then they could invite enthusiasts and other Volvo owners to participate as well.

What's the record for cars of any one brand, period?



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Time of year would dictate the where, imho. You don't want to be in New York in January, and you don't want to be in SC in August.

Withholding location vote until a date is thought about.
 

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I am very interested if it is in SC. I would love to see what comes of this. We tried this several years ago with a parade of Porsches and it did not turn out as expected. It was still a fun experience just not what it was supposed to be.
 

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You really need a place to start, like a large field and a road that is near deserted to drive a few miles on. Mid-west would likely be easy, maybe 30 miles outside of a small city. There are few places on the east coast that you can get more than 50 cars in a moving convoy.
 

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It seems to me that most Volvo enthusiasts are on the east coast or pacific NW. So logistically it would make sense to me to have the event somewhere in the middle of the country that everyone can drive to.

How does the 640 acres of Road America in Wisconsin sound for an option?
http://www.roadamerica.com/track.html

They have huge events all the time. We could break the record of largest Volvo gathering and add a new record of the most Volvo's on a single race track at once! :beer:

Thoughts???
 

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It seems to me that most Volvo enthusiasts are on the east coast or pacific NW. So logistically it would make sense to me to have the event somewhere in the middle of the country that everyone can drive to.

How does the 640 acres of Road America in Wisconsin sound for an option?
http://www.roadamerica.com/track.html

They have huge events all the time. We could break the record of largest Volvo gathering and add a new record of the most Volvo's on a single race track at once!

Thoughts???
I like the track idea.

Of course I'm a little bias because I live in Wisconsin. But even a track somewhere in IL or Iowa would work. More centrally located.

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Just to add another 2¢

I have been following this thread with Joy and read through all the posts, more than once.

I can't agree more with all of you, that space, parking, room for logistics, sutible parade route are all critical boxes that need to be checked, so I suggest that you have a look at the google earth view of the new factory again, it checks most all the boxes except for being West of , or on, the Mississippi. AND one HUGE box that I will talk about in the last 3 paragraphs.

It would be interesting to see what Volvo North America thinks about the idea of having the Volvo Car Parade actually down Volvo Car Dr. and around the new factory.

I would think VERY INTERESTED.

Looking at Goole Earth View there certainly is enough room for "Guest" Parking, out in one of the undeveloped grass lots,

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/33....0521abddfc!2m2!1d-80.2555577!2d33.1425056!3e0

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Perhaps they could set up a tent with some Kegs of Swedish Beer for the Meet and Greet mixer and pre-parade registration, and show and shine.

And a nice 10 mile loop for a cruise.

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Anyway, if it gets organized,

• I will show up in the XC90 and towing either my 1800ES or my 142 Rally Car Tribute if it's within a 12 hour drive. I spoke to my wife about it yesterday and she thought it sounded like a fun adventure.

• If it's 12-15 hour drive, I would probably just drive the XC90 with no trailer, Beyond that just fly out and rent a Volvo from Budget.

So, I'm IN ... regardless of location, so don't think I'm all hopped up on SC because it's ONLY an 11 hour drive from my place (with pee breaks and towing a trailer)

I do think that getting Volvo Cars to commit to some support would be wonderful and doing this at the new Factory would encourage even greater support, which could possibly be the deciding factor on location.

This event could be much more than just a Car Parade, but also a once in a lifetime celebration of the US factory opening, and a celebration of the re emergence of Volvo by those of us who never wavered from the brand.

Can you imagine the parade of Volvos passing by these flags?

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Has Anybody aquired a copy of the official guidelines?

Would be better armed to define a location / route if we knew the exact rules.

Here are a couple of references, The SEAT record has a photo of the cars in the paddock, YES, that's a lot of cars.

Largest-parade-of-SEAT-cars-car-park_tcm25-494146.jpg

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com...rade-of-seat-cars-takes-place-in-spain-494144.


"Hundreds of people turned up for the challenge, but some of the rules were broken during the first attempt which meant it was disqualified. For example, the gaps between the cars in the parade were too large.

However, the determined SEAT 600 owners were not discouraged and decided to attempt the title again, with heavy rain adding to the difficulty of the challenge.

Afterwards, Guinness World Records adjudicator Victor Fenes was thrilled to confirm that a total of 787 people successfully broke the previous record of 344, achieved by seatmeeting.com e.V. in Germany, back in 2016."




Here is some text from the Land Rover record.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com...st-parade-of-land-rovers-and-range-rov-530663

"For the attempt, the vehicles followed a 7.4 km (4.6 mile) track which was located on a large area of farmland near the Abenteuer Allrad event venue.

There a variety of Land Rover and Range Rover models within the parade, with the vehicles varying in age.

The vehicles had to stay a maximum of two cars' length away from the vehicle in front in order for their participation to qualify as a valid attempt.

Any gaps that were longer than the length of two cars meant the car following was disqualified from the total number.

The vehicles had one practice run before the official record attempt, which lasted just under one hour.

Stewards supervised the event and were spaced out at 1km intervals along the 7.4km track, looking for any large gaps in the circuit.

Guinness World Records' adjudicator, Sofia Greenacre, along with two witnesses, counted and verified the number of vehicles taking part.

Once the record was confirmed, Sofia took to the stage to award Jaguar Land Rover Deutschland their Guinness World Records certificate, and to confirm that all the participants were now Officially Amazing™!"
 

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I vote Charleston as well. Beautiful city, great food -- wouldn't mind touring the new factory if we could.

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If it were to be coordinated with the NJSP, traffic wouldn't be a problem.
 

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I think because of the 'Attempt" we would be likely to get more people wanting to be a part of this event, and history! I am in South FL and will be willing to drive up, maybe one or 2 of ours!
 

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I know this is a nutty idea, but I've been wondering if Volvo would want to create a "World Record Edition" S60 and have 1,000 S60's in the parade at the SC plant. Then they could invite enthusiasts and other Volvo owners to participate as well.

What's the record for cars of any one brand, period?

Great idea, but it would have to be a V60!!
 

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would love to see the event in the new SC plant, but realistically it needs to occur in a center of critical mass to achieve the turn-out. Areas of concentration are the North East (New England to New Jersey), Northwest (Washington / Oregon), and California. Cali and the PNW are too far from any Volvo HQ, so I'd say New Jersey is the correct location. From NJ you'll get some of the Dixie folks (I'll drive from Alabama) and a good number of New England enthusiasts.
 

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would love to see the event in the new SC plant, but realistically it needs to occur in a center of critical mass to achieve the turn-out. Areas of concentration are the North East (New England to New Jersey), Northwest (Washington / Oregon), and California. Cali and the PNW are too far from any Volvo HQ, so I'd say New Jersey is the correct location. From NJ you'll get some of the Dixie folks (I'll drive from Alabama) and a good number of New England enthusiasts.
I second that big time!


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