by Joe Aponick, MAFOA Asst. Activities Director
It’s not too late to get your pre-registration in for the 24th Annual Fieros at Carlisle by visiting www.mafoa.com by May 15. After May 15, please register directly with Carlisle Productions at www.carlisleevents.com and list MAFOA as your official club to help us win this year’s Club Challenge! More on that below.
News from Carlisle Productions, the Rebody class that was introduced last year brought in several interesting entries and will remain this year. However, the Factory Stock and Daily Driver classes have been eliminated. MAFOA, however, will offer awards in both of those categories. Another important change is the location on the showfield where our Fiero’s are located. We will be moving a few rows north, away from the muddy spots we have encountered in the past.
Car clubs are again competing to see who will be the largest at the show. MAFOA was #2 last year with 59 registrations out of the 76 Fieros at the show. We can and will do better. With your help, Fieros Rule!
This year’s show will once again feature tech sessions, raffles and lots of Fiero camraderie. We also plan to have events to help prep our attendees for the Black Top Racing Presents 35th Anniversary of the Production of the Fiero Show, hosted by the the Midwest Fiero Clubs Region of the AACA, of which MAFOA is a member club.
Chevrolet will have a strong presence at the show and will be located on the midway with a cool display all three days of event weekend. You can check out the latest cars and concepts from Chevrolet, chat with the experts and so much more. Engineers direct from Chevrolet will be present at their tent for questions from you.
There will be several special displays to take advantage of. The second generation Chevelle will be featured, especially the SS 396, well known as being a much sought-after muscle car. The Chevy Impala will be honored with a celebration of 60 years as one of Chevrolet’s best-selling models. Also the LS engine will be marking 20 years since it debuted and will be showcased. We’d love to see one in a Fiero!
Last but not least, the Chevy Nationals will celebrate 100 years of Chevrolet Trucks. Hitting the truck market in 1918, Chevrolet introduced the Four-Ninety truck to the masses after using them internally for a couple of years. Priced at $595, the truck provided the market an economic light-delivery truck that many small businesses started picking up after World War I.
Following the awards ceremony and raffle, we’ll once again head over to Hoss’ for our post-show dinner and conversation. Last year’s event was one of hilarity and I am sure that this year’s will feature more of the same.
With all that Fiero action and special displays and events, this is one show that you do not want to miss. See you at Carlisle, sign up now and remember to list MAFOA as your official club!
Originally appeared in the New England Fiero Association / Mid Atlantic Fiero Owners Association publication Fiero Pride