• Mar 20, 2007
map from last year's treasure hunt

Just like it did last year, Volvo appears to be launching another treasure hunt wherein one lucky buccaneer will escape with the ultimate automotive treasure - a new car! The online clue board is located here, and with a new installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set to debut May 25th, the Disney website is a part of the hunt, as well. At World's End isn't just the name of the new Pirates movie, it just might also be the location of this year's dig as well.

This bit from the current contest entry leads us to wonder what will be at the end of your shovel when you finally strike gold: "The treasure this year will shock even the toughest swashbucklers out there." Could it be one of the SEMA C30s? All of them? We can only hope and pray, though last year's XC90 was hardly a bad prize in its own right. As we said in our post on last year's contest (one of the most commented on Autoblog posts of all time with 1,271 comments), tying into a hit movie franchise, giving away a vehicle or two and doing it in such a fun and different way is a refreshing change for Volvo. Now, all for one and... that's it, go get your car.

[Source: Volvo via GTChannel.com]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok. Stuck in Port Royal. Charming. Looking and scratching. Cant figure it out. I get numbers, but cant unscramble coordinates. Anyone?
      marion
      • 7 Years Ago
      Found me trusting mates
      only to find you've meet your fates
      has this ship gone down to the depths of Davey jones locker
      cause I haven't seen hide or hair of a bloger
      or have you stopped to long at port
      to have your tougues cut out for sport
      • 7 Years Ago
      hi,
      is participation in da hunt available only for the 22 countries mentioned ? wud like to know if users 4m india can participate. thanx.
      • 7 Years Ago
      OK got to the painted guy, but have to get some shut eye. if anyone needs help, post here tonite and I will try to get to it tomorrow. also have to stop at a volvo dealer. regards, kayakjack
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Rudy and mexcellent - are you saying that you posted to this blog during the first contest? I don't recall your postings at all - if so, what were the numbers of your postings that you made here before? Thanks. Regards. kj
      • 7 Years Ago
      i guess everyone is sailing on ahead of me.... port royal is killing me! i have scratched everything on that map and cannot find anything!!! i guess i am not too good at this. can anyone give me a little hint on where to find the infamous "white spot"? thanks
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did you get it figured out, Jack? I don't remember it being a big obstacle. Where is everyone this year? This used to be a booming blog. Do you think they just haven't had time to start?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, when will volvo stop playing Hide and go seek and get serious. The only 2 cars in their lineup worth considering is the S80 and the XC90. (maybe the c70 if it had more POWER!!!!). I hope it isnt a C30 people will be looking for. that car is fugly. Volkswagen will eat that car alive in the coming months. And i REALLY hope it isnt a v70. the back is so 1950's.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wanted to say how much I loved this blog during the last hunt. Even though I didn't post, I enjoyed reading all the comments and really liked how everyone was helpful and seemed to enjoy just playing the game. Other blogs got downright nasty and cut-throat.

      I came across news that last year's winner of the car posted it on e-bay last Friday. Doesn't look like he ever drove it, but put it in storage. Odometer shows it only has 57 miles. Wow! I would have been driving it 57 miles every day!

      Anyway, check it out:
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=006&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=160106514039&rd=1,1
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mags - no havent figured it out yet spinning wheels plus not a lot of time to devote to this this time around dont know where everyone is game just getting started and people do have to visit a dealer so maybe just delayed are you saying you figured out the dealer map already? maybe some people want to win the booty so dont want to post here we could take this to a private blog i have set up for something else or private email but its up to the oldtimers here. regards, kj
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hi kayak.. I was in for the first hunt. Got the correct answer only a little late. I heard there is already a map floating around for this hunt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, I need help with the stupid map on the wall. Can anyone help?
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