2+2 Prototype will be at Heartland Show and Fierorama

Did you know they made a 4 seat Fiero?  GM built a number of extended wheelbase Fieros as they were studying the space frame technology.   Most of these were destroyed, but one of them was fully finished out as a show car and went on the 1986 Auto Show Circuit.  If you have been around the Fiero community for a while,  you will remember it from the 20th and 25th Anniversary Shows.   The car was part of the GM Heritage Collection until 2009 when it was auctioned off along with a number of other prototypes as part of GM’s bankruptcy.     It pretty much disappeared after that until 2 years ago when Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts Activity Director Jeff Jones saw it pop up on his Facebook news feed.  A friend was tagged in a picture someone took while doing an article on some of  the owners other cars.  This spring Jeff  wrote the owner to invite him to the 35th Anniversary Fiero show next summer and added a “PS any interest in selling”. The answer was  yes, so Jeff contacted Heartland Fiero Club’s Chairman Fred Bartemeyer Jr. , who owns a number of Fiero prototypes and factory experimentals and knows how to properly maintain these rare cars, and they purchased it.

This prototype will be at the upcoming Heartland Fiero’s Car Show September 2nd and at the 22nd Annual 22nd Annual Fierorama – where deuces are wild. Look for an upcoming article in FieroFocus magazine.

2015 Heartland Fieros Show

The Heartland Fieros 12th Car Show was held the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. The weather was great and so was the turnout. The Heartland show is unique on the MFC Show Circuit in that it is the only Points Judged show. I enjoy bringing my Fiero every year and competing against myself to see if I can exceed last years score. Its also unique in that its the best chance to see a collection of rare GM Prototype and Pilot cars maintained by Heartland Chairman Fred Bartemeyer and Ed York.

After awards and a quick trip back to the Hotel to freshen up, it was off to Fred’s house for the best backyard BBQ of the year. As if the great food and yard full of Fieros and friends were not enough, Mary Bartermeyer arranged for rides in her’s and another Model T. I was lucky enough to ride in both and witness Fred giving 15 year old Carter Shipman a lesson in how to drive one. Keep an eye out on the 2016 calendar for this show, its always a fun one.