Welcome to the website of Gateway VCOA: the club for St. Louis-area Volvo owners

Next Club Meeting: 7pm Thursday 
March 5, 2015
La Bonne Bouchee
Creve Coeur, MO

Please note our next meeting will be on a THURSDAY. We are going to have some Thursday meetings to provide some variety in the schedule. Click the link above for a map if you've not been there before. Arrive earlier if you wish to order some food ahead of the meeting. We're usually sitting in the back room. Look for the Swedish flag! At this meeting we'll provide the most recent info on the Midsommar Meet in Hannibal. We'll also discuss future car events in the community. 

2015 Midsommar Meet June 12-14
Registration Now Available!
The Club Board announced Hannibal as the location for the 2015 Midsommar Meet. Known as “America’s Hometown”, and birthplace of Mark Twain, Hannibal offers many amenities for hosting a car show event. Main Street will be closed to traffic so
attendees can show their cars in this historic downtown setting. There will be a Friday evening social event, car show and evening banquet on Saturday, ending with a Sunday drive along the river bluffs of Route 79. Save the dates of June 12-14 as you won’t want to miss this event! All the details can be found here.  


2014 VCOA National Meet Photos
Several Chapter members made the trek to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for the VCOA National Meet during the weekend of Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. After a chilly start, things warmed up for an excellent show. Member Nick Tosie brought home two awards in his V70R and Eldon Hammond won Best in Class for his PV. Congrats to the winners! Follow this link to view a facebook photo album of all the cars and events. (Note: facebook membership not required to view album.)

Mid-Missouri Meetup v2.0 Recap

Last year, we had a great time meeting the Volvo Club of Kansas City (VCKC) in Rocheport for lunch, followed by a visit to the Budweiser Clydesdale farm. This year we met the VCKC crowd in Jefferson City at the (old) Missouri State Penitentiary for a tour, followed by lunch and car gazing. Everyone agreed it was a very enjoyable and informative outing. Follow this link to view a facebook photo album of all the cars and events. (Note: facebook membership not required to view album.)

July Outing: Clear Auto Bra
We had a very informative meeting July 12 at Clear Auto Bra. Clear Auto Bra LLC installs the XPel product which is applied directly the painted surface of your car to protect it from rocks and other road hazards. We had a demonstration of the product and also paintless dent removal. Pictures from the outing can be found here.

Webster Groves 4th of July Parade Pics
We had seven Club members' cars roll in the Webster Groves 4th of July Parade. This was our second consecutive year of participation. The weather really cooperated and the crowds turned out to enjoy the sights and sounds. Organizers claim this is the largest parade in Missouri. Our cars were decorated in full American regalia. We have three sets of pictures and videos for your enjoyment:
Save the date for 2015 as we want to get even more Bricks in this event.



Pictures From Recent Club Outings







Gateway VCOA 2013 Highlights










Show-Me Volvos Car Show May 4
Results and Photos

   
We are the St. Louis-area chapter of the Volvo Club of America (VCOA). The club's purpose is to engage area Volvo owners in activities to promote the enjoyment of owning and driving Volvo cars of all ages. 






 
UPCOMING EVENTS

DateTime Event 
Thu Mar 57pm Monthly Chapter Meeting 
Sat Mar 21 10am Brakes Tech Session @ Integrity Automotive 

NEW! Pay Your Dues Electronically

Annual Membership Dues can now be paid securely via PayPal using the button below. Dues are $20 per calendar year and are used to provide funding for club events, such as the  2015 Midsommar Meet in June.




          



Volvo Heritage Medallions Now Available
Chapter member Piotr Kornacki has been awarded two Volvo Heritage Medallions (25 years of ownership and 200,000 miles). Congrats, Piotr!
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