P1800 50th Anniversary Celebrations France

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June 11-12-13, 2010 Paris and the Beauregard Castle, France

The P1800 50th Anniversary Celebrations France - the association, created through the initiative of a group of enthusiasts and uniting all the French Volvo Classic car clubs, presented in June 11-12-13, 2010 Paris and the Beauregard Castle, France A unique event towards all Volvo cars and Sweden enthusiasts worldwide.
All Volvo car owners, whether club members or not, were invited to exhibit their cars. VCA2010 is an open-to-all event, bringing together all Volvo car clubs and Volvo enthusiasts willing to discover and share common values at a premium event dedicated to a common passion. The Viking Classic Auto Show 2010 was an unforgettable event for all, with many recreational activities for both children and adults, men and women, and old and new classic car fans alike. This was a great opportunity for clubs to organize a wonderful drive through the magnificent Val de Loire countryside with its castles and forests, and for all attendees to enjoy a lovely moment visiting this famous “Chateaux de la Loire” region.

- Volvo P1800 50th anniversary jubilee

- Launch of the next generation Volvo S60 sedan

- Classic and all vintages Volvo cars exhibition, some very unique vehicles

- Enhancement of the Swedish heritage

- Swedish technological innovations promotion

- Highlights on the Swedish leadership in environmental protectionn

 

"Volvo Automobiles France is greatly pleased by the organization of this event and invites all the partners, sponsors, exhibitors, clubs and individuals contacted by the Organization Committee to join this great event to contribute to its success."

 

Wim MAES, CEO Volvo Automobiles France

ATTENDEES

We will be very honored and pleased to welcome :

Pelle Petterson

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Worldwide famous designer, figurehead in the sailing world, well-known for his nautical creations and for the emblematic Volvo P1800 coupe design, he is always pleased to share his passion for classic and contemporary design especially around the Volvo P1800."On top of sharing about the design arround the first P1800 handmade prototype, I own the original sketches I draw at the time, this will be an incredible occasion to let them be discovered by everyone".

Irv Gordon

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Irv Gordon is listed, with his car, a 1966 Volvo 1800S, in the Guiness Book of World Records as having the most miles of any car in the world at 2,721,000 miles and counting ! Hereafter Irv’s enthusiasm when we informed him about VCA2010: "Certainly I would be most interested in your offer and will do my best to tell my story to your members".

Gerry Lister

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He is the first to have had a racing Volvo in Australia ! He is now the biggest Amazon and P1800 parts dealer on the continent. "Just a short note to let you know that I will be attending the Anniversary celebrations in Paris in June. This is particularly exciting for me as it was 48 years ago when I joined my brothers company 'British and Continental Car Imports' to set up the Service and Parts organisation on the east coast of Australia for the new range of Volvo Cars. It was part of my job to supervise the unloading of the new cars from the ship as they arrived in Sydney, and as it happened, the first arrival was a shipment of P1800 models which had never been seen in this country. This was a most significant event because no one had ever seen a Volvo car in Australia, let alone such a beautiful sports car as the P1800.I look forward to seeing you again and being a part of your wonderful event."

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