Tom’s Corner – Wisconsin Fiero Fanatics have fun and success at Fierorama 2017

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The Wisconsin Fiero Fanatics came away with multiple Class Winners and Best in Class Winners as well as a Best Stock Fiero at this years’ 2017 Fierorama show in St. Charles, Illinois on September 10th! There were 82 Fieros from 11 states and Canada in several classes to compete for the very unique awards that the Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts came up with. This year’s theme was ‘Deuces are Wild’ and there were many prizes handed out based on that theme. Gregg and Maggie Dauterman, Wayne Kitzerow, Sheila Vivi, Derrick Zimny, Tom Schmidt, and Chris Lewis were winners in their respective categories.

The program started out on Friday night with a cruise to Wasco Illinois for the BGV Motorsports cruise which attracted many spectators and a wide variety of vehicles. Then on Saturday morning there was a Chrome and Coffee event presented by the Iron Gate Motor Condos in Naperville, Illinois which attracted many very high-end exotic, muscle, and classic cars. That afternoon, there was a cruise to the Frank Lloyd Wright Muirhead farm house in Hampshire Illinois for a private tour. As 6:00 PM rolled around, it was time for all the participants in this years’ Fierorama to gather at the host hotel for the traditional pizza party and more awards were handed out to the winners of the ‘Deuces Wild’ Poker cruise. The more events you participated in the better your hand may be because you were handed a Fiero playing card at each event.

The show itself was held on a gorgeous Saturday with temperatures in the mid-seventies. The show started at noon and the Fieros who came in for one day only were registered and placed on the show field in their respective classes. There were so many fine examples of stock and non-stock Fieros it was hard to make a choice on who to vote for since this was a people’s choice show not a judged show. Around 5:00PM, the show wrapped up after the awards were presented and the contestants stayed for the ‘after glow’ dinner in St. Charles Illinois before heading home or staying over that night. A very unique Fiero, a 2+2 silver fast back was brought to this show by new owners Jeff Jones and Fred Bartemeyer Jr. A tech session was held by  to explain how this car came into existence. This was the largest Midwest Fiero Clubs gathering this year with over 82 cars from around the country.

Our hats off to all the clubs on this years’ Midwest Fiero Clubs for providing our members with some very exciting shows and we look forward to 2018 when the 35th anniversary show will be included in the MWFC show schedule. This will be held in August at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria Illinois and all the information can be found at www.Fiero35th.com .

 

Derrick Zimny Best in Show Stock 2017 Fierorama

Derrick Zimny Best in Show Stock 2017 Fierorama

 

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