The Rattler

Tom’s Corner – The Rattler is ready for the 35th!

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The Rattler at the 35TH!!

YES, The Rattler will be coming to the 35th anniversary show in East Peoria, Illinois on August 8th-12th 2018! I created this unique Fiero in 1996 to compete at the Fiero Owners Club of America national Fiero show in Indianapolis Indiana where is won 1st in class. It then went on to win national titles in Columbus, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, Collinsville, Illinois, Osage Beach, Missouri, and Pontiac, Michigan. It has been driven on race courses at Road America, Gateway International, Michigan International speedways and Tom has driven racing cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Pomona California as well as vintage race cars and open wheeled formula race cars at Road America.

The Rattler will be displayed in doors at the Hall of Champions at the Embassy Suites during the 35th anniversary show. Some of the modifications to look for when viewing this Fiero are: Sprint F-1 racing headers, Holley side induction intake system, K7N air filter, over bored throttle body, four tuned exhaust megaphones, six Hi-rise velocity stacks recurved 70 degrees for additional heat venting, nine inch wing stands on the rear wing, unique custom rear NASCAR spoiler, chromed EGR valve, heat shields, vapor cannister, cooling lines, map sensor and intake tube, top strut tower brace, black ‘HEMI’ powder coated intake and valve covers, Hypertech performance chip, chromed breather cap, Koni rear sway bar, 140mph speedometer, Millani wheel rims with Toyo Z rated tires, Earl’s braided brake lines, Y-99 competition suspension, 4 core radiator with racing guard, M&R competition seat belts and shoulder harnesses, custom diagonal roll bar with fire bottle, custom pin striping and vinyl graphics by Pegasus Auto Racing, custom front spoiler, original paint and trim, fuel pressure gauge, Monroe shocks and struts, and custom ‘unplugged’ exhaust system. The Rattler has been featured in many newspaper, magazine and internet articles and has won over 110 awards in its lifetime including ‘Best in Show’ In St. Louis Missouri and ‘Best in Show’ in Davenport Iowa.

The 35th anniversary show will bring out the best Fieros from around the nation and Canada in the last five years and this show is going to be the ‘go to place to be’ to view Fieros in 26 classes, so plan to be a part of this event with your Fiero. The Rattler will be there with the crew chief so bring your camera and don’t miss this opportunity to be with the Fiero community!

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About the author: Tom Schmidt

In addition to being a long time member of Midwest Fiero Clubs, Tom is a member of Wisconsin Fiero Fanatics and Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts. Tom has worked for Advance Auto Air in Wisconsin since 2003.