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

Next Club Meeting
Tuesday Feb. 2, 7:00 pm

La Bonne Bouchee  Click for map.

Our first regularly scheduled club meeting of 2016 will be at our usual spot.

Congratulations to our 2016 Chapter Officers!
President: Greg Kraner
Treasurer: Glen McMillin
Secretary: Doug Morrell
Events: Clarence Meyers
Membership: Paul Faust


(subject to change)
  • Feb. 20: St. Louis Auto Detail - Chesterfield Valley (RSVP req'd)
  • Mar. 12: Tech Session TBD
  • Apr. 16:  Drive and Winery Tour - St. Charles Area - TBD
  • May 15: "Blues and Brews" gathering - Spirit of St. Louis Air Show; Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds - BBQ and Brews
  • Jun.18-19: Mid Sommar Regional Meet - Overland Park, KS
  • Jul. 4:    Parade - Webster Groves
  • Jul. 16:  Classic Car Tour and Drive - Hyman or Moto Exotica - TBD
  • Aug. 20: Possible GM plant tour - TBD
  • Sept. 15-18: VCOA National Meet - Road America/ Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Oct. 15: Mid-Mo Meet Up w/VCKC TBD
  • Nov. 19: Event TBD
  • Salvage Yard Runs  - Spring and Fall dates TBD

3rd Annual Mid-Missouri Meet-Up Bring East and West "Coasts" Together

Many of you may know we do an annual drive to somewhere in Central Missouri to meet our cohorts from the left side of the state (i.e. the Volvo Club of Kansas City). In 2014 we went to the old MO State Pen in Jeff City. The year before that found us at the Clydesdale Breeding Farm in Williamsburg. 

This year we went to Marceline. Many have likely not heard of Marceline, much less know where it is or why it's famous. Marceline is in north central Missouri, just off of US-36 about 90 minutes west of Hannibal. It's a notable place because Walt Disney spent his formative years there and has said Marceline provided the inspiration for his "Main Street" in Disneyland and Disney World. The town is full of Disney memorabilia, featuring a Walt Disney Hometown Museum. I've been there myself and can attest it is a fascinating place to learn about Disney history.

During our annual Club social event planning session we picked September 19 as the date for our Mid-MO Meet-Up. It turns out that day was the annual "Toon Fest" in Marceline! The organizers of the fest have invited us to roll our Volvos in their parade which kicks off the festival. You can read about Toon Fest here:  Toon Fest   The town is also home to the Disney Hometown Museum. 

You can find pictures of the event here and here. Expect a write up the next "Rolling" issue.

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. 


2015 Midsommar Meet Brings in Volvo Owners

Midsommar Meet was held in Hannibal over the weekend of June 12-14. Fifty cars and over 60 persons attended the meet. The meet was a huge success! Click on the following links to see pictures and videos (all links will open a new window):

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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