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I saw many posts from people with OSD dates close enough for them to run into each other while at the factory or hotel while in Europe. Maybe we can compile our relevant details in this thread which could then be used to meet fellow Swedespeeds during the trip to share a couple of drinks and laughter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Here's ours.<p>Pickup date; Pickup at; Other places in itinerary<br>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------<p>Apr 5th, '06; Gothenburg(Apr 4-5 & 7-9); Barcelona (Apr 1-4), Stockholm (Apr 5-7)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AccuView at 10:42 AM 3-17-2006</i>
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (AccuView)

Barcelona 23rd-26th March<br>Gothenberg 26th to 27th<br>Pickup first thing on the 27th, then straight to to Copenhagen and points beyond...<p>____________<br>2006 XC90 2.5T
 

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Here's our itinerary:<p>Stockholm from 25th through 28th of March<p>Pick-up in Gothenburg on the 29th then head to Norway until April 6.<p>Drop off the car on the 7th and head to Copenhagen April 7th through 10th.<p>Back to NC on the evening of April 10th.
 

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Barcelona on March 24-27<br>Pick up at Gothenberg on March 28<p>certtrainer - it seems that we will overlap in Barcelona
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ncsusod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's our itinerary:<p>Drop off the car on the 7th and head to Copenhagen April 7th through 10th.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>ncsusod,<p>We will be dropping off the car on Apr 7th afternoon. We may run into each other at the factory drop off point.
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (MTD343)

Hey MTD-<p>Yeah, we should grab a drink before I take off. <p>This is an anniversary surprise for my wife (she thinks we are taking a cruise to Mexico!), but I am getting a bit of "me" time in while we are in Spain. The Rally of Spain (Catalunya) takes place an hour to the west. So I am renting a car and driving up there on the 24th.<p>Night of the 25th is wide open if you want to share some Sangria. Was suppose to do the same with Accuview, but had to break the date due to a rescheduling. <p>But the Volvo thing will still be a secret to that point... Might be the right time to let her in on the other secret of the trip- picking up a new car!<p><br>Contact me to set up a time if you wish to meet up-<br>[email protected]<br>Chris
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (AccuView)

We are picking up our S60R on May 22 at the FDC, where I have learned they will have the factory tour open once again. The rest of the trip is:<p>May 23,24,25 Stockholm<br>May 26,27 Lillihammer<br>May 28, 29, 30 Flam (Sognefjord Norway)<br>May 31, June 1, 2, 3 Balestrand (Sognefjord Norway)<br>June 4 Oslo<br>June 5 Gothenburg<br>
 

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NCSUOD,<p>From your signature - it appears you have some affiliation with NC State. I teach at NCSU, and we are also going on an OSD trip in May that seems to mirror your March trip. Quite a coincidence - I guess folks from the Raleigh area are on similar wavelengths!<br>
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (ncearthquake)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ncearthquake</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We are picking up our S60R on May 22 at the FDC, where I have learned they will have the factory tour open once again. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I will be picking up my V50 on June 26 at the FDC, then on to Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. We were ready to be disappointed at not getting the factory tour. Where did you get your info? It will be great if the tour is available once again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (cmy4x4)

I contacted the FDC several days ago and they indicated that although plans are not yet finalized as to the afternoon activities, that by the end of May, the factory tour should be back online. I was actually hoping to see the safety center (Volvo Brand Experience) as well.
 

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ncearthquake,<p>Yes, I graduated from the School of Design, now College of Design. After I created my user name, I realized that SOD and OSD are quite similar.<p>This is our first OSD trip, but after speaking with the dealership, we decided that we had to do it. I wish that we were going later in the year, but we got a good deal, so you've got to take what's given.<p>If you go by any of the Stave Churches, you'll have to post pictures. I think they'll be closed when we go.
 

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ncsusod,<p>I have not done too much reading on the churches yet as we have been focusing on the fjords. We would have preferred to go in July, however, the $595 premium package through the end of June was hard to pass up. I suspect we will be driving by some of the churches - I plan to go through lots of film, both real and digital, so I'll be sure to share some images. I'd like to hear about your driving experience as well through Norway. Enjoy your upcoming trip.
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (AccuView)

We're picking up our S60R-M by OSD.<p>Pickup date; Pickup at; Other places in intinerary<br>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------<p>30 Jun 2006; Gothenburg (30 Jun- 2 Jul); Denmark, Germany, (~3 Jul - 10 Jul - Haven't firmed up this part of the itinerary yet.)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AccuView</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Pickup date; Pickup at; Other places in itinerary<br>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------<p>Apr 5th, '06; Gothenburg(Apr 4-5 & 7-9); Barcelona (Apr 1-4), Stockholm (Apr 5-7)<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here is our itinerary:<p>Pickup date: Monday June 26 in Gothenburg<p>Other places we will be visiting: Copenhagen (June 26-27)<br> Hamburg (June 28-29)<br> Amsterdam (June30-July 1)<br> Brussels (July 2-3) (also Ghent -V50 birthplace)<br> Frankfurt (July 4-7)
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (cmy4x4)

We will miss you by a couple of weeks. We're spending a few days in Copenhagen before picking up the car in Göteborg on 14 June, and then heading north and into Norway.<p>It still amuses me that even for the Ghent-built cars they encourage you (at least costwise) to go pick up the car in Sweden. I guess it is all part of the Swedish Volvo Experience, but it would be fun to see the factory where my own car was built!
 

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June 5, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, ...???..., Brussels.<p>Agree with vizsladriver, it would be cool to see the factory in Ghent. Understand that the Gothenburg factory tour will be open again.<p>Jack<br>05 XC70<br>06 V50 T5 AWD 6sp, most xtras, no nav, electric silver, OSD 6/06<br>
 

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June 2nd, Gothenburg.
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (jackf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jackf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">June 5, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, ...???..., Brussels.<p>Agree with vizsladriver, it would be cool to see the factory in Ghent. Understand that the Gothenburg factory tour will be open again.<p>Jack<br>05 XC70<br>06 V50 T5 AWD 6sp, most xtras, no nav, electric silver, OSD 6/06<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>The following thread indicates that if you have the right connections you CAN tour the factory in Ghent <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53896" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53896</A>
 

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Re: Picking up an OSD car? Post your dates (cmy4x4)

We're picking up our V70R (6 spd M) on June 29 in Gothenburg (we were pushed back from the 30th) then we're off to Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK (via the chunnel).
 
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