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I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:53 pm

I found my way around the roadblock through some interesting little roads and finally a field! That was a serious Volvoing experience... June
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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by abscate » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 pm

matthew1 wrote:
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:lol: This whole thread is awesome. Thanks for posting, June!

(To those wondering about the photo orientation/rotation, I'll fix it. It's a mobile upload/desktop display bug.)
Whew that’s a relief. June’s, ahhhh reputation, had me wondering if her S80was doing the S Infinity ....

Hmmm, every where you go cars do the sidestroke....hmmmmmm


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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:16 pm

abscate wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 pm
matthew1 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 am
:lol: This whole thread is awesome. Thanks for posting, June!

(To those wondering about the photo orientation/rotation, I'll fix it. It's a mobile upload/desktop display bug.)
Whew that’s a relief. June’s, ahhhh reputation, had me wondering if her S80was doing the S Infinity ....

Hmmm, every where you go cars do the sidestroke....hmmmmmm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: June


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1989 740 GLT ordered
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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:22 am

Those are no hairpins. These are hairpins :D
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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 am

Rattnalle wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:22 am
Those are no hairpins. These are hairpins :D
I couldn't photograph the hairpin turns and drive. I could only photograph the curves. From my understanding hairpin turns are U shaped 180° turns? Definitely ran into a few in North Arkansas. June


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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:48 am

On the road East to Memphis, Tennessee next heading back east. The dog is like why are we in the car again? Look a Gulf station! June
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Post by mrbrian200 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:04 am

Your little friend just adores you, June. I know that look. I had a longhair mini Dachsund for 15 years up to about 2 years ago. Anytime I packed a suitcase, or asked him "Do you want to go for ride?!" if I let him out he'd waddle straight out to the car and park it outside the drivers door and wait to go. After about 10 minutes he'd start getting 'impatient' if I didn't either leave (with him) or pick him up and take him back into the house.



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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:22 am

June wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 am
Rattnalle wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:22 am
Those are no hairpins. These are hairpins :D
I couldn't photograph the hairpin turns and drive. I could only photograph the curves. From my understanding hairpin turns are U shaped 180° turns? Definitely ran into a few in North Arkansas. June
Fair point :D

180 degrees and somewhat sharper than the end of a NASCAR-circuit.



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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:14 am

Rattnalle wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:22 am
June wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 am
Rattnalle wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:22 am
Those are no hairpins. These are hairpins :D
I couldn't photograph the hairpin turns and drive. I could only photograph the curves. From my understanding hairpin turns are U shaped 180° turns? Definitely ran into a few in North Arkansas. June
Fair point :D

180 degrees and somewhat sharper than the end of a NASCAR-circuit.
Roads were marked with the sign like in this photo. I found if I started the turn at 40 mph in second gear accelerating through the turn the car tended to accelerate to 70mph by the other end. I thought I would clarify that. It was great fun! Also quite surprising to me. One other factor was the road conditions of the surface was excellent. June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: I'm going Volvoing, first stop Arkansas

Post by June » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:10 pm

Unfortunately I recieved a call he is returning early so I am headed back to Jacksonville. I was on my way to Graceland before being diverted home. Actually I was on a neat old dirt road on a tall hill! This trip has been fun and my old Volvo has performed admirably. Now in Louisiana headed for Mississippi. Also saw a neat turtle and crop duster plane.
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My Volvo cars owned
1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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