Volvo’s Classic-car Festival in New Guise
Volvo’s annual festival for classic-car enthusiasts, VROM (Volvo Rendezvous for Owners & Members) takes on a new guise this year. By scheduling activities for the evening too, the event now lasts just two days – Friday and Saturday 12 and 13 August. This gives visitors from afar time to visit the Volvo Part Meeting in Jönköping on the Sunday as well.
The big news this year is the three optional touring rallies held on the Saturday evening, a further development of the more traditional classic-car rally for which VROM was previously so renowned. What is more, participation in the rally is simpler since no prior registration is required.
Popular events such as the marketplace, factory visit and test-drive of new Volvo models are naturally carried over.
Jubilee models this year
In keeping with custom, Volvo Cars will also celebrate this year’s jubilee models. This year, the pre-war PV36 "Carioca" will turn 70 and the Volvo 480 and Volvo 780 celebrate their twentieth birthdays. What is more, 2005 marks 75 years since the very first Volvo taxi was unveiled.
The big open day for the public is on Saturday, from 9 to 15. This year, there will be free entry to the Arendal area. On site will be famous names such as STCC driver Edward Sandström with his S60 Race Car, several jubilee exhibitions and hundreds of gleaming classic Volvo models. The Volvo Museum will as usual offer free entry during VROM.
For more information visit http://www.vrom.org/s/svromframe.htm and http://www.gcp.se/vpm.pdf (Swedish Volvo Weekend pdf).