Classic Volvos to rally in Vermont this weekend: 3 million-mile P1800 to join the gathering
Every year the Volvo Club of America gathers in a scenic location for its annual meet. A few years ago it was in old Ipswich, Massachusetts, and this year it’ll be at the Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Vermont. The ski resort has previously served as the venue for the Hemmings New England Concours d’Elegance, and it’s one of our favorite locations around the northeast for classic car events. For starters, the drive there is magnificent, and the drive to Stratton and the ascent up the mountain will test the navigation and gear shifting skills of just about any driver (except ourselves, because we usually drive new cars with automatic transmissions and satellite navigation).
More than a hundred Volvos are expected to rally at this annual meet, which is more than the number we saw at this year’s Carlisle Import Nationals in Carlisle, Penn. In previous years we’ve seen everything from the Volvo 142GT to the 262C by Bertone, but it was the older Volvos from the 1950s that drew the most onlookers.
And speaking of older Volvo cars, Irv Gordon and his 3 million mile Volvo P1800 are expected to be in attendance. Irv Gordon is said to have reached the 3 million mile mark in his 1966 Volvo P1800 just last month. If you’re in the area, make plans to stop by and see more than a hundred classic Volvos.