Welcome to the Volvo Owners' Club
Because of the current situation we have started a Club News page with up-to-date information on events and other club matters for the coming year. We anticipate many will have to be cancelled, so to stay informed visit the page frequently.
The Volvo Owners Club has been around since 1962 so we know about the Volvo brand, its heritage and why they earned the reputation for safety and longevity.
Our name, experience and reputation and the Volvo brand are the reasons we have around 3000 members. Although Volvo cars earned the reputation of longevity, it is possibly the experience, dedication and expert advice from the Club and members that has helped preserve the old models that are still often used daily, and now apply for the more recent and newer models.
Times are changing and the technology in cars is very sophisticated. Air conditioning, electronics and turbos are now common in many of the newer models, and their numbers in the Club are growing. The newer and younger members now have these cars that are less than 10 years old and affordable. We even have the more recent models such as the new sporty Volvo S40 and S60, V60 and XC60 range.
Regardless of your choice of Volvo model, we're sure you'll find something for your needs within our Club services today.
And much more.
Membership - new members and renewals.
Our membership is managed by the MG Owners' Club which has a dedicated admin team that handles their own and our membership. As part of the safety measures during this time the team now work from home, so online renewals and new applications will continue to be processed promptly. New members will have their membership number sent to them by email should that be required for any reason. There may be a delay with new membership packs and renewed membership cards arriving as the admin team will only visit the office once a week to send out the documents. This means postal applications may take a little longer.
The office phone number will still be answered as the calls are redirected. Please only call during week days. The membership email address will still be operative and is also copied to two of the club directors so we will be able to deal quickly with enquiries.
Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, NEC.
This event has been postponed to 26-28 March 2021.
Designer of the P1800 Pelle Petterson pays tribute to Sir Roger Moore who passed away one year ago, 23 May 2017. For the first time, he drives the 1967 1800 S that Sir Roger was the registered owner of and was featured in TV series "The Saint".
New Volvo Car Discount Purchase Member Offer
Members of the Volvo Owners’ Club can take advantage of the discounts offered by Volvo Car UK in the New Volvo Car purchase scheme. Full details HERE.
Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation some or all the events may not take place. Much will depend on the advice and directions of Government and the owners of the event venue. Visit our CLUB NEWS page for updated information.
The following events have been confirmed as cancelled.
- 27th-29th March 2020. Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at NEC Birmingham.
- 10th-13th April. Shotley.
- Sunday 10th May 2020. Swedish Day.
- Sunday 17th May 2020. Southern BKV.
- National Rally and Best Kept Volvo Uttoxeter.
- All Club section meetings in April and May.
- Northern Rally and Best Kept Volvo. Weatherby.
- Lookers Open Day - August
- Classic Motor Show NEC 13-15 November 2020.
Advised to contact Secretary / Organiser / Check web site.
- Most section meets have been cancelled. Please check with Section Secretaries for any going ahead.
No change at present.
- Amazon event (others welcome). Sywell Air Museum, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN 13th September.This is still going ahead. The hotel is open as well for accommodation. Contact Peter Ragg.
Caravan and Camping.
- All Caravan and Camping Rallies have been cancelled up to and including the Northern BKV. Please check closer to the time whether Caravan and Camping Rallies are going ahead for events from 27th August onwards..
Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham. 13-15 November 2020.
Postponed until 2021.
The Volvo History section covers all the Volvo cars from 1927 and includes some technical information about them. It includes various reports and documents covering the production of Volvo cars over the years and also includes Volvo Car Production statistics.
Between 14 April 1927 and 30 September 2020 Volvo Cars produced 21,859,596 cars.
Volvo’s gift to the world, modern seat belts have saved millions of lives.
A very positive article has recently been published on Forbes website, marking the 60th anniversary of Volvo’s invention of the three-point seatbelt. It’s an interesting read, providing insight on a very special piece of Volvo's heritage.
Read the article HERE.
Volvo Press Releases
The Volvo Press section is a selection of press releases from Volvo. These will include new model technical and general specifications and photographs. From the year 2001 there are complete details of all new models. Earlier Volvo models are covered by other documentation.
Volvo Forum and Volvo Gallery
Volvo Car Information
Each Volvo model has its own page and those pages have links to relevant pages here on this site and other sites. Cross referencing is done as best as possible. The main index page is Volvo Car Information. There is also a page that covers Parts for new and older Volvo cars.
The Volvo Owners Club magazine Volvo Driver and archives are included on this web site.
There is a Technical Page that contains links and documents to help repair and maintain Volvo cars. There is also a link to the now discontinued Technical Driver club magazine archive.
V765 Vehicle Registration Scheme
The Volvo Owners' Club is an authorised club under the DVLA scheme for cars that are incorrectly or not registered for use on the UK roads. For details of this service read this document.
We are pleased to announce that we have now reopened our club shop having secured a new supplier. Visit the new shop here
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs is a grouping of some 350 Clubs and Museums together with over 1500 Trade and Individual Supporters. The aim of the Federation is to preserve the right to use old vehicles on the roads without any undue restriction and to support its member organisations in whatever way it can.
By your membership of the Volvo Owners Club, you are helping to ensure that you can continue to use your classic car on the roads of the UK and Europe with as little modification and legal restriction as possible.
For more details on the FBHVC and their work, please see their website.
Club Insurance Schemes
The Volvo Owners Club has partnered with two insurance companies to provide special deals for its members for all types of insurance. These are:
Club Parts Scheme
The Volvo Owners' Club has negotiated with numerous Volvo main dealers for discounts. These apply to parts and/or labour and on some accessories. The dealers and the discounts they give are listed on the back of each issue of the club magazine Volvo Driver.
The Volvo Owners' Club continues to negotiated with other suppliers of parts for Volvo cars from the early PV's to the current models. These are:
- BROOKHOUSE CLASSIC VOLVO PARTS
We also have a list of other suppliers and repairers.
More details on our parts page.
Volvo High Mileage Club
We run two types of high mileage listings:
- Official Volvo Register
- Unofficial High Mileage Listing
Official Volvo Register
This is an official register run jointly by Volvo Car UK and The Volvo Owners Club. You do not have to be a member of the Volvo Owners Club to get your Volvo car listed. When you register you get a free sticker and the option to purchase a badge for the car.
Full details here
Unofficial High Mileage Listing
This is a high mileage listing we started here on this web site some years ago as a place for owners of Volvo cars that had completed over 150,000 miles to list their car(s). You do not need to be a member of the Volvo Owners Club to list you car.
Full details here
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Volvo Car Press Releases
- Volvo Cars safety experts say: use technology to support drivers and reduce distraction.
- Volvo Cars starts production of fully electric XC40 Recharge.
- Clean air in new Volvo cars.
- Volvo on Call smartphone app.
- Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric available to order in UK.