Fiero 35th Anniversary, Recognizes May 8th 1981

Fiero 35th Anniversary

Press Photo From the Collections of the Pontiac-Oakland Museum.

As the Fiero 35th Anniversary prepares to celebrate the history of the Fiero we ask: Where were you on May 8th 1981? On that day a lucky few automotive journalists got their first glimpse of Pontiac’s prototype “P-Car”. It appeared on General Motor’s test track at Milford, Michigan. Continued development of the P-Car gave birth to the Fiero.

Where will you be August 8th through the 12th, 2018? That’s when the years largest gathering of Fieros will come together. The Fiero 35th Anniversary Celebration sponsored by Blacktop Racing is a can’t miss. It will also be the largest gathering of Fiero prototypes and racing vehicles that have come together in years.

To be part of Fiero history register now at www.fiero35th.com

To learn more about Midwest Fiero Clubs and the Fiero 35th Anniversary please visit: midwestfieroclubs.com

Got Kart?

If you own a Fiero go kart make plans to bring it to the  Fiero 35th Anniversary Celebration sponsored by Blacktop Racing. This is the first year that there will be a class specifically for go karts. The go karts will have an indoor display area located outside the Poncho Perfection Hall of Fieros! This area will be secured after hours so you can setup and not have to worry about it again until it’s time to pack! We will be asking kids who attend the event to help choose the best kart and a there will be an award presented at the Sunday awards presentation.

What is the best part about this? It’s free! You do not have to pay an entry fee to get your kart in the show. Unlike the full sized vehicles which are each required to display a fire extinguisher there will only be one fire extinguisher required in the kart display area and Midwest Fiero Clubs Region of the AACA will provide it. Since go kart gas caps are vented it would be best if you planed on bringing the kart to the indoor display with the gas tank empty.

Please note that insurance regulations forbid operation of go karts on the show field. Karts are welcome for display purposes only.

You don’t need to preregister your kart but if you have a full sized Fiero to register you can do it now at www.fiero35th.com

To see more articles about MWFC and the Fiero 35th Anniversary please visit: midwestfieroclubs.com

When in Peoria do as the Peorians do

 

Not sure what to do while at the Black Top Racing Presents the Fiero 35th Anniversary Celebration? There are a lot of restaurants in walking distance even a couple you could crawl to!  There is a Bass Pro store within walking distance as well!

Beyond the scheduled events there are many other attractions you might want to make time for as well.

The time of year will be perfect for a stroll through the Luthy Botanical Garden or a visit to the Peoria Zoo. Another destination worth making time for would be the Peoria Riverfront Museum,

Of course while in Peoria don’t forget to make time for the biggest Fiero show of the year!

Register now at www.fiero35th.com

Don’t Judge Me

JUDGE

Want to cruise on past classification? Is polishing your tires too much of a hassle?  Then the “Non- Judged” class at the Black Top Racing Presents the Fiero 35th Anniversary Celebration may be for you. This class is new this year. Cars in the non- judged class will still be eligible for participant and celebrity choice awards they just won’t be judged or, eligible for judged awards.

If you choose to be in this class when you get to the host hotel don’t worry about getting your car classified. Just go straight to registration and let them know you want to be in the non-judged class.  Cars in the non-judged class will still need to display a fire extinguisher as all cars on the show field are required to do.

Register now at www.fiero35th.com

Midwest Fiero Clubs now a Region of the AACA

To the Midwest Fiero Clubs member-clubs and wider Fiero community:

I am pleased to announce that on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) graciously granted the Midwest Fiero Clubs (MWFC) a charter to make our association of clubs an official Non-Geographical Region of this prestigious international organization. Our Region application, club bylaws, and introduction background letter were submitted to the AACA national board of directors for discussion in Charlotte, NC on April 29th, 2016 in preparation for their vote. The Pontiac Fiero nameplate is now recognized in this international organization that has 60,000 plus members, 400 Regions and Chapters in all 50 states, and more than 50 countries. The AACA’s purpose is the perpetuation of the pioneering days of automobiling by furthering the interest in and preservation of antique automobiles and the promotion of sportsmanship and good fellowship among all AACA members.

While the MWFC now has a formal club structure with operating bylaws and an oath to the AACA to conduct ourselves within the expectations of the national policies and procedures, the current purpose of the MWFC will remain the same as it has since 2004 which is being: A dedicated group of enthusiasts whose passion is to promote and preserve the Pontiac Fiero and the Fiero community.

The MWFC goal is to promote the clubs, events, people, and Pontiac Fieros of the Fiero community. While becoming an AACA Region, the MWFC will continue to operate as its own separate entity within the Fiero community and offering the same support as we have done for the past 12 years. With the acceptance of our application as a region, the MWFC is now exposed to the vast resources of the entire automobile hobby. Since the youngest Fiero is 27 years old, our cars have crossed over into what is recognized as a collector car instead of just normal daily transportation.

A few minor changes will be made to the MWFC logo to reflect our new affiliation with the AACA. The benefits of this venture are numerous. They range from public exposure of our activity with the Pontiac Fiero and the Fiero community to liability protections for our officers and members. Our new Region has appointed the following officers: President, Fred Bartemeyer; Vice President, Kevin Lindeman; Secretary, Ken Nagel; Treasurer, John Holmes.

A specific set of MWFC bylaws will need to be drawn up and a board of directors will need to be elected at our next meeting, tentatively scheduled for October 2016. I encourage all Fiero clubs and interested Fiero enthusiasts to join in support of our new unique opportunity to continue in our interest of preserving the Pontiac Fiero and its history. The MWFC currently maintains a website at: http://midwestfieroclubs.com/ and can be found on Facebook under Midwest Fiero Clubs. The AACA main website can be found at www.aaca.org

Fred Bartemeyer
President, Midwest Fiero Clubs

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