Find your local 2016 All-Pontiac Shows

How many of you attended an All-Pontiac show last year? There are many regional and national All-Pontiac car shows held throughout the Midwest every summer. Its a great opportunity to show off your Fieros. Yes there is a contingent of Pontiac Enthusiasts that don’t like anything made after 1981 and call them corporate Pontiacs. I like to bring out my Fiero to prove them wrong. The Fiero was uniquely Pontiac. Yes it may have had plently of off the shelf GM parts, but it also was a unique platform that was Pontiac Only, not many other GM cars in the 80s+ can say that. The best way to show others in the Pontiac Hobby how great Fieros are is to bring them out and show how much we love them.

Here is a list of All-Pontiac Shows in the Midwest, if you know of more shows please contact us, or comment below.

  • 7th Annual Pontiac Tribute Day – Olathe KS, June 4 KC Arrowheads
  • POCI Convention – Davenport IA July 12-16 POCI.org
  • Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals – Norwalk OH August 5,6,7 PontiacNationals.com
  • Indian Uprising – St Charles IL August 13,14 Cruisin Tigers
  • GTOAA Regional All Pontiac Show – Pontiac IL September 17,18 Gateway GTOs
  • Below, 2016 GTOAA Fall Regional All-Pontiac Show, Pontiac IL

    Tom’s Corner – Cruising

    tomscornerA few years ago, our Fiero club (The Fiero Fanatics ) did a car show in Manitowoc Wisconsin and we stayed at a motel on the Saturday before the show. It was a lovely evening so we decided to take a cruise into town to a local drive-in for something to eat. This place turned out to be a local hang-out for the local car clubs to congregate every week-end and we were very surprised to find a huge selection of hot rods, custom cars and sports cars in attendance. I enjoyed this experience very much and it got me to think…why not do this more often ?

    As you probably know, there are a myriad of drive-ins around our area in which to do this all summer long. Usually when we do a car show, we get flyers from other car clubs for up-coming events, but lately cruise-in flyers are becoming more prevalent as well. You can go on line to check out an event you may want to do if your time permits and the weather cooperates. All summer, there are cruises planned for other cities and towns in our area. Sometimes, it’s just a spur of the moment decision to hop in your Fiero and go out to eat and see the other cars at these cruise-ins. This can be a wonderful way to break up a week night.

    Our Fiero club combined with the GTO club to cruise out to a car show in Madison recently and take the back roads. You should have seen the people look at all our cars as we traveled through the small towns to get to the show. This is another facet of our car that is overlooked and perhaps we can cruise together this summer if time permits to a drive-in near-by and enjoy each other’s company and check out all the other cars that assemble for a night of fun !

    Check with your local club and see when their next cruise is, or organize one!

    Below: Fieros stop by Sonic during NIFE’s Fierorama weekend.

    20th Annual Fierorama Weekend

    Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts celebrated the 20th Annual Fierorama weekend in September. It was a fun weekend that saw over 73 Fieros take part in 3 days of fun.

    The weather held off on Friday as a dozen or so Fieros cruised from the host hotel in St. Charles IL to a cruise night at The Lodge in nearby Wasco IL. Everyone enjoyed checking out the Fieros, and we enjoyed some good food. Congratulations to Robert Vogt from Greenville IL who won the Sponsors Award for the evening.

    Saturday was a whirlwind of activity. In the morning we all gathered at the host hotel and cruised to a Cars and Coffee event at the IronGate Motor Condos in Naperville IL. The Motor Condos are still under construction, but their events are already attracting an eclectic mix of cars. After grabbing some coffee and donuts and showing off our Fieros, many of us stopped for lunch at a nearby Sonic Drive in where we filled up the parking lot.

    After lunch we met once again at the host hotel and cruised thru the woods to the Air Classics Museum in Sugar Grove IL. The museum has a number of planes from different eras of flight as well as a large collection of aviation artifacts.

    Saturday night it was time for the traditional Fierorama dinner at Gino’s East Pizza. After filling up, many people headed back to the host hotel lobby to continue good conversations.

    Sunday was the big day. The 20th Annual Fierorama. A huge congrats to Jim Hallman who has overseen them all. The weather turned out perfect and the show was well attended. One of the fun features was a game sorting all the dash plaques for the previous 19 Fieroramas. Ray Dyerson was given a special award as the only person besides NIFE officers to have registered for all 20 Fieroramas. Congratulations to Scott Campbell and Nick DiMonte who won Best Modified and Best Stock respectively. We are looking forward to another 20 Jim, see everyone Sept 9th-11th 2016 for Fierorama 21!.

    The Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show 2015

    The 2015 Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show was another great one. Everyone who has been to at least one Shipman show, knows its much more then just a car show. Many have characterized it as more a family reunion then a car show. This was my fourth one and its already on my calendar for 2016.

    I arrived on Thursday as I have in the past. As soon as I got there Carter took me for a spin in his latest project car (a Vega with a lot of potential). I like getting there early as its more relaxed and gives me more time to set up camp. Although this year I was privileged to get to stay in Cousin Eddie’s Camper (thanks Jay and Nellie). It was a great evening for a drive out to Zorbaz on the lake for a good dinner and a show (the show being a guy driving by launching a jet ski off a trailer).

    Thursday Fun:

    Its always a good time greeting the Friday caravan as they arrive at Camp Shipman, then its time for a feast. A large crowd of folks in town for the show and locals descend on Camp Shipman for a great meal. No one left Hungry. A nice bonfire and conversation was the perfect end to another great day at Camp Shipman.

    Friday Fun:

    Saturday was a whirlwind of activity. The show itself is in Downtown Frazee coinciding with their annual Turkey Days festival. The show was well attended by both Fieros and a range of hot rods and trucks. After the show it was back to Camp Shipman for the first ever Camp Shipman Hay Ride. We rode behind Jay’s antique Oliver tractor thru the countryside spotting deer and swapping stories. Then it was back to Camp Shipman for another outstanding meal. After dinner it was movie time as we watched Spaceballs on an outside screen. Somehow we also managed to fit in a game of Cards Against Humanity and more conversation around the bonfire.

    Saturday Fun:

    It was sad leaving Sunday saying goodbye to my Frazee family. I missed the parade this year, but many Fieros took part in the Turkey Days parade and I am sure more fun was had back at Camp Shipman.

    2015 Dells Run

    As always the Dells Run provided four days of fun the weekend after Memorial Day!

    On Thursday it was great catching up with many friends I had not seen since the previous summer. It was a lovely evening for a nice cruise and stop for dinner

    Friday was a fun and busy day, starting with breakfast at Stuffs, then a trip to Baraboo Wisconsin for a private tour of the Ringling House and historic theater. The evening was capped off with a nice dinner followed by socializing at the Chula Vista Resort.

    Saturday is show day at the Dells Run. Unfortunately most of the day was spent dodging rain drops. The rain did finally clear and a great show was had. Sunday morning it was time for awards and then goodbyes. The long weekend always goes too fast.

    Michigan Fiero Club Fall Cruise 2013

    Despite the rain, this years annual Color Cruise was a great success. The colors were beautiful, the drive was fun and the company was great! Be sure to check out the pictures!

    Minnesota Fieros Forever Show and Shine 2014

    Thanks everyone for coming out to Wagner’s on Saturday for our little gathering. Even with the change of date and happening during Car Craft Summer Nations we had a total of 12 Fieros that came & went. Always nice to see some old faces, as well as to meet some new ones (not sure how Woody escaped without me grabbing some pics of his engine swap).

    Pete Grosz, Wayne Hudson, Chris Kliewer, Kevin Lindeman, Lisa Lindeman, Nick Laffen, Anita Krueger Laffen, Jon Coan, Stephanie Coan, Peggy Jarzynski, even Eric Hinnenkamp made an appearance!

    The sudden, but brief downpour about 1pm scatter all except the toughest… who then left for Car Craft Summer Nationals 2014 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! :-)