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Not just another Volvo book

Forum General talking Not just another Volvo book

2012-08-03 11:09:02

First, a quick introduction: I am Rob, a teacher and copywriter from the Netherlands. I drive a 1992 240 estate, imported from Italy.

I'm writing a book on Volvo's around the globe, to be published by ASN Books, a Dutch publisher of automotive books. The book will be written in Dutch, but hopefully, there will be an English translation as well. If all goes well, the Dutch version will be in the shops by the end of 2013.

The book will be about the cars and the people who drive them, repair them, restore them, cherish them, wear them out. I'm looking for amazing, funny, peculiar, touching stories. Stories about restorations, road trips, vacations, Volvo's that saved lives. Stories about families that live and breathe Volvo. Snapshots from the past and the present, with all kinds of classic or almost classic Volvo's on them. Snapshots with a story and stories with a snapshot.

I'm also looking for unique promotional material, news stories from back in the day, stories about ancient Volvo dealers. And I'm even looking for things I don't yet know I'm looking for. The main thing is, that it's about classic Volvo's and it's worth reading about.

I'm hoping to write a unique book, but I can't do it alone. I hope you can help me find the cars and the stories I'm looking for. So, if you have something to tell that the whole world should know - Volvo-related, obviously - you can send me an e-mail at or reply to this topic.

You can find some information about the forthcoming publication on Or you can check out the publishers' website: