• Jun 13, 2006
Arrrr, mateys! Have you ever fancied one o' them thar XC90s, Billy? Well, here's Billy's chance - on Monday Volvo Car Corporation kicked off a treasure hunt for a buried XC90 V8 to support its promotion of Disney's upcoming movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" - no swordplay required.

Here's how it works: you pick up a treasure map at your local Volvo dealer, then sign up at the treasure hunt website. Clues and puzzles are emailed to participants, and if you answer correctly, you remain in the hunt and get more clues. The contest wraps up July 12, when Volvo selects seven finalists from the group of treasure hunters who correctly answered all the clues.

Finalists are flown to the secret car burial location, handed shovels and compete to find the car. The first to dig up the Volvo gets to keep it.

This isn't the first time Volvo's donned the corporate eyepatch and played pirate. Disney is the main sponsor of Volvo's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, and the appropriately named Black Pearl (pictured) is currently in second place heading into the closing stage of the race, which finishes this weekend in Sweden.

[Source: Volvo]






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      • 8 Years Ago


      Joyce,
      Astoria you say? Have lots of family living there near the Cape of Consequence, it is a truly beautiful land!
      Lynda
      • 8 Years Ago
      How far back do these barrels of RUM go? A good time had by all. Ho ho ho
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hello crew. I'm back. Took dog to vet, just a sprain, so we are glad for that. Went to the Hunt Valley Regal Cinemas to see the 6:45 Pirates. Everyone had to vacate the complex (I think it's 12 theatres there), smelled a lot of smoke on the way out, no flames. Saw at least 7 engines. Theatres closed for the night, so only saw about half of Pirates. Don't know what the outcome was of that. They said hold onto your ticket stubs and you could see any movie you want at a future date.

      Just so everyone is on the same page - blufoxx - wasn't the 1518 already used on Madeira? I think it is a 5 by the door there. I'll check out the others early tomorrow.

      David loves Volvos - can you let us know what you think you have, if you have what is stated in 907, you should just be able to enter that as the keyword and be to the next screen, regardless that the string doesn't make any sense.

      Geordie - Googled Turtle Island. Looks beautiful. Requested the free dvd from the chamber of commerce there.

      Night to all. See everyone tomorrow. Regards, kayakjack
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not that Turtle Island jack
      No inhabitants on mine
      Just the odd pirate or seven
      You won't find it on Google so easy

      Is that a zero beneath the Pulau paddle?
      Are those three painted marks on Tierras rocks?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ye be spinnin' the vase around too fast...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Roll those dice
      Not once or twice
      island names
      that look like flames
      not just any dice will do
      keep on rolling 'til your're thru
      • 8 Years Ago
      I got the numbers for the coords from the stars, I'm wondering if anyone got extra numbers...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe I'm not so blonde after all I've almost caught up. Can't see me winning though. Good luck to the real brains out there you deserve it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      help us someone if you can,
      the serpents stare has made us mad.
      the co-ordinates we cannot gain,
      this puzzle is making us insane.

      we have the N and the W,
      but even though we try our best,
      the pictures do not quite add up
      and to the next we cannnot budge.

      The Sibling team.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike and Mujaine -- after i do that i get teh same island but now with a hand pretty much all the time. what do i do now?
      • 8 Years Ago
      kj

      Sleep on it mate
      I just woke
      T'is 6 o'clock
      I now see through the smoke
      It's so easy when the answers seen

      For those who missed them:-
      US- 43642476
      UK- 38899036

      Thanks all for a great trip
      The bathroom will be free now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I see the UK numbers, but not the order you put them in.
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