View Full Version : Pac NW Volvo Diesel Get-Together, February 19 @ Triple X Drive-In, Issaquah, WA

12-14-2011, 08:29 AM
Would there be any interest among the Pacific Northwest Volvo Diesel crowd of meeting up at the 6th Annual Swedish Cruise-In, this coming February at the Triple X Drive-In? This is always a fun event with plenty of Volvos to look at, coming from all over WA State and the Northwest region, and it would be a great opportunity for any D24/T drivers to get together as well. I will be there and hope my diesel will not be the only one in attendance!

Here is information about the location of the meet:

And here is a page with info about the Volvo Club organizing the event:

This would be a good opportunity for a mini-swap meet as well, so if you are coming and have any parts you want to sell or trade, bring'em along.... or if anyone is coming that needs a particular part just ask me, I have a garage full of Volvo Diesel stuff and could probably bring along whatever you need if I knew to grab it beforehand...

Show and help represent the Diesel side of the Volvo world while enjoying plenty of good food, good people, and great cars. Hope to see you there!


12-14-2011, 08:37 AM
Some pictures of past XXX events:


(cribbed from the PSVSA site)

12-19-2011, 11:08 AM
If I can get my car together in time I would like to be there.

01-02-2012, 09:44 PM
I'll be there. Going to be my fourth year attending and its always a good time.

01-08-2012, 06:39 PM
yeah I'll be planning on going!

I showed up to Issaquah with my freshly swapped D24 in my yellow wagon back in '07.
Was pretty fun and I did hang around 100mph most of the way up there.
D24's are not slow! unless you let them be.

But now I've got the D24T.
It will be much more fun this year.

01-09-2012, 09:29 AM
What time are guys going to be there? I will be there with my 244 or not.

01-10-2012, 11:40 PM
Great, sounds like we have a good group of diesel cars and owners showing up!

I will probably plan to head out there sometime mid-morning. What time will those of you coming from OR be planning to show up?

Anders, if you are not in your 240 and would like to ride together let me know and we can arrange carpooling from Seattle, could save you some $$ not having to bring a car over on the ferry, especially if it's not a Volvo anyway. ;) Though I am sure if you wanted to bring your Typhoon instead that would get some attention too...

I have multiple D24T Volvos, haven't decided which one to bring to the show yet but if you end up not bringing your car maybe I will have you drive a second one of mine. The more the better, right?

I'll see if I can contact the event organizers and let them know that a few of us will be there, it would be great if they would give us a few adjacent slots so we can park the diesel cars together in one place.

01-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Well the 240 should be running by then, I would like to get some miles on it before it makes the journey though.. Maybe I can trailer it there? If not, carpooling is an idea. I also just picked up a 1983 760 with manual trans. It runs but does need some work ( has sat since 2004) You might of seen it on craigslist for sale in the Port Angeles area. That car might be on the road by then also.. Getting the spots next to each other would be cool.

01-12-2012, 06:30 AM
In the years past the group from Oregon arrive there around 9am. If I get there before you George, Ill save a few spots. Kevin and my brother and I will be showing up. My friend Jeremy as well, with his 84 245 with a d24t.

01-20-2012, 11:32 AM
It looks like the "official" hours of the show are from 10am to 3pm. I will plan to get there at 10 or before to try to set up a diesel zone in the parking lot. :)

It is looking like we may have 10 diesel Volvos at the show, or maybe more! Spread the word -- invite any diesel Volvo owners you know. The more the better!

01-23-2012, 06:14 AM
My 244 is now on the road. I will be there with it. Maybe I can get the 760 up to par and have my wife drive it.

02-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Well I won't be there with my 244, ( new engine installed and running, but too many little things need to be done still) V8volovo- Your offer still good? Send me a PM for details.

02-20-2012, 12:05 PM
Good turn out for the diesels this year. There were three 240s with D24ts and two d24s.

I was able to use only 16 gallons round trip (400 miles). A lot of the gassers that I drove with they way up were surprised I was able to keep up. AlsoI was able to reach 100mph with no problem.

02-21-2012, 05:37 AM
Well I saw the D24 powered cars, but I didn't get to meet any of you. I drove there in the F250. Who's cars where there? I saw kevins? wagon. George did you drive the green car company converted wagon?

02-21-2012, 06:58 AM
This is my 85 240 with a 86+ front end. I parked next to Kevin then had to goto napa because Kevin's fuel filter was plugged up.

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab293/VolvoTDI/428730_10151326298535497_563590496_23273448_143446 2515_n.jpg

03-08-2012, 11:23 AM
Well I saw the D24 powered cars, but I didn't get to meet any of you. I drove there in the F250. Who's cars where there? I saw kevins? wagon. George did you drive the green car company converted wagon?

Yeah, I was driving the silver 245 with the diesel swap. Wish I had known you were there, would have been fun to meet up... sorry I missed you, I guess I was not looking for a Ford. :-P

Next time... I am still thinking it would be fun to put together a gathering just for the diesel cars. Maybe sometime this summer when the weather is warmer... everyone got pretty cold standing around that parking lot at XXX in february weather!

03-08-2012, 11:31 AM
Well a summer get together for diesel cars would be cool, can we get 10 plus cars? My 244 is running again...

03-09-2012, 05:58 AM
Too bad I am on the opposite side of the country... I'd love to go. George, you inspired me. Perhaps I can do a D24/D24T get together here in PA. Not sure how many folks on here are close enough to do a meet. I usually do a Volvo meet in July at my place in PA. Perhaps I could do an early Spring diesel meet, or combine both meets. I hope my 244 diesel is back together by then...

03-13-2012, 08:32 PM
There is also the IPD garage sale in May 19th. Afterwards drags at PIR