13 hours 20 minutes later, we have arrived in Salt Lake City for the SBK racing at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. I have to say that this is one of the longest road trips I’ve taken in some time, but the XC70 was a really comfortable and capable car for this journey.
Here are some snapshots from our long day on the road:
Decals applied the night before (new logo coming soon!)
Freaking cold over the pass!
A stop for lunch in the middle of nowhere
Lunch done right on the road
We were treated to beautiful vistas like this all day long
Lame self portrait in progress
Arrival at the hotel! If I was a little dumber I would’ve waited for 9:16 😉
A proper unwinding after a long drive: Pokerstars, Heineken, and deli plate
And ready for tomorrow’s action
The Moto Forza Veloce Racing team heads out early for qualifying tomorrow morning at 8:30 and we’re going to make a serious effort to be there — and hopefully see them positioned in the top 10 in a field of 45 (17/45 today).
Just a quick post to pimp out our new Soccer Mom ride, a 2002 Volvo XC70 Cross Country:
A quick side trip with Paul and his wife to Van Duzer Winery:
And the next day we hit Mary’s Peak for a little hike in the snow with our St. Bernard:
As you can tell, we have fallen in love with this car! The e28 535 has been a great car to us, but it was time for my wife to get something nice considering how hard she works for it. Shana is so enamoured with the car that she’s actually going to start her own blog based around our trips in that car. I’m really excited for her and eager to help her with her first blog!
I spotted this car a couple of weeks ago on the side of the road with the for sale sign in the window. As a previous owner of three Volvo’s (144S, 145S, 244) I was intrigued. But I also recall that my Dad had one of these very early 544’s when he was in college, and since it’s his birthday today, I figured all the more appropriate.
Happy 63 Dad! Let me know if I should pick it up on the way home tonight 😉
up for sale is my stepdads 242 GT. The car is in great shape. The interior is 10 out of 10, the exterior is an 8. The car is all original and a one owner car. The car was bought by my step dad in 1980. the car had 180k on it but it was mostly driven during the summer time and garaged in the winter.
the car comes with.
ARE mesh wheels, 2 peice.( bbs RS reps) new tires.
Original 5 spoke GT Wheels. all of them just refinished.
OEM GT lip spoiler
Rear bushing SET
400 dollars in tech manuals.
2 extra VDO GT gauge clusters.
2 recaro seats( one had a hole in the backing due to chemical burn
hella ralle 1000 black magic driving lights
anything else i can think of i will post
car also has a full bilstein suspension. We also rebuilt the overdrive last year with the IPD rebuild kit. Car has had synthetic oil changes every 3k. also comes with a nardi steering wheel
located in simsbury CT.
Not only am I super fan of the early 240 series cars (I owned 3 of them), but I dare you to find a cooler 80’s classic for $6500 in this condition! This car has the very rare aeronautical gauge set which I’ve only seen in one other car, the perfect ARE mesh wheels to compliment, and is a 2 door GT model, which is rare in it’s own right. The only 240 series more sought after is the flat nose turbo, and I can’t say I’ve ever seen one for sale.
Der Volvo macht auf Grund seiner Leistung und des geÃ¤nderten Fahrwerks richtig Spass zu fahren
( absolut Spurtreu und einfach zu fahren selbst bei hoher Geschwindigkeit – 180 kmh ).
Er ist dadurch absolut Alltagstauglich.
Der Verbrauch liegt je nach Fahrweise zwischen 9 – 11 Ltr. dank Overdrive und ist ein Auto mit dem man mit ca. 140 kmh. relaxt Ã¼ber die Autobahn fahren kann.
Der Volvo kann jederzeit nach Terminabsprache besichtigt werden.
Currently the auction is at a mere 251 Euros, but it’s got to be worth more than that!! Naturally, I’ll have import dreams and aspirations filling my head while I’m there, so I’ll take lots of pictures!
I’ve recently learned that I’ll be without internet for most of the trip. So while I’m gone, I’ve handed over the blog to 6 fellow dancrouchblog.com enthusiasts. Enjoy the fresh perspective and comment on what you liked and what you didn’t. I appreciate the feedback!