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

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Fiero 35th – Thursday Dinner Cruise

The Fiero 35th Anniversary Celebration presented by Blacktop Racing has 4 days of fun scheduled August 9th-12th, 2018. Local Fiero owner Garry Kay has arranged for something special for Thursday evening. Please join us as we depart from our host hotel at 4:00 PM to drive along the lovely Grandview Drive. The drive runs along the Illinois River bluffs. We will take in the scenic sites and provide several photo opportunities for owners to capture their Fieros against a beautiful backdrop. Just how nice is Grandview Drive? President Theodore Roosevelt referred to it as “the world’s most beautiful drive” during a 1910 visit to Peoria.

Grandview Drive, Peoria

Grandview Drive, Peoria

The cruise will take us 30 miles on a 45 minute drive to “The 50s Diner” at the Metro Center (Peoria) where we will meet up with local car club the Central Illinois Cruisers for a joint cruise night. The “Cruisers” are incorporated as a non-profit organization and believe in bringing together people and families who enjoy classic cars, having as much fun as possible, and giving back to the community! The 50s Diner (where Breakfast and Sarcasm are served all day) and Metro Center will have a parking area specifically reserved for our Fieros. What better way to kick off your first full day of celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Pontiac Fiero than with food, fun and Fieros?


Register now for Blacktop Racing presents the 35th Anniversary Fiero Celebration at

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!

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Don’t Judge Me


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.

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Don’t Yell Fire In A Crowded Car Show

Fire Extinguisher

All right, apologies for yet another bad Fiero fire joke. However, while we’re on the subject there’s something new for the Black Top Racing Presents the Fiero 35th Anniversary Celebration. If you have not heard Midwest Fiero Clubs is now a Non-Geographical Region under the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA).

This is a tremendous opportunity that is bringing new found respect and attention to the Fiero from the antique automobile community.

The AACA will be insuring the 35th and as a result there is one requirement. All gasoline powered cars on the show field must have a fire extinguisher displayed horizontally in front of the left side front tire. This has been standard at all AACA shows for years and having a fire extinguisher on hand just makes good sense.

It need not be fancy. An inexpensive 2 & 1/2 Lb. Type ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher that can be found at Walmart, your favorite hardware store or Amazon is just perfect.  Remember the one behind your seat doesn’t count nor, does the one in your frunk. (front trunk). It must be on the ground in front of your left front tire. Cars without a fire extinguisher displayed this way will be asked to leave the show field.

The only exception to this rule is for go karts. The go karts are only required to have one fire extinguisher for the display area. MWFC will supply that extinguisher.

The MWFC will have a small number of fire extinguishers for sale at the show just in case you forget but, the best course of action would be to have one before you get there.

Register your Fiero now at

Don’t miss the Summer Sizzle in Minnesota!

Its going to be a sizzling good time in Edin Prairie this June as the Minnesota Fieros Forever host their annual Summer Sizzle Car Show and BBQ. Check out the flier below and some pictures from a past Sizzler.


Registration is open for the 2016 Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show

The 7th Annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show will take place on July 30th 2016 in Downtown Frazee, Minnesota. The show is an all makes/models car show with a number of special classes for the Pontiac Fiero. The show takes place during Frazee’s Annual Turkey Days Festival. There are a number of events taking place July 28th – 31st, most notably the Fiero Family Reunion at Camp Shipman. The traditional Fiero Feast will take place Friday July 29th. If you have not heard the Tyler Shipman story, please watch the videos at The Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show website.

The registration form is available on The Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show website. Please note that t-shirts do need to be ordered ahead of time. For the latest information keep watching the website and the Facebook Event Page.

Lodging is available in the nearby towns of Perham and Detroit Lakes, but does fill up as the area is a popular summer vacation spot. Camping is available at Camp Shipman.

To see last years fun please visit our 2015 Tyler Memorial Car Show event recap.


Find your local 2016 All-Pontiac Shows

How many of you attended an All-Pontiac show last year? There are many regional and national All-Pontiac car shows held throughout the Midwest every summer. Its a great opportunity to show off your Fieros. Yes there is a contingent of Pontiac Enthusiasts that don’t like anything made after 1981 and call them corporate Pontiacs. I like to bring out my Fiero to prove them wrong. The Fiero was uniquely Pontiac. Yes it may have had plently of off the shelf GM parts, but it also was a unique platform that was Pontiac Only, not many other GM cars in the 80s+ can say that. The best way to show others in the Pontiac Hobby how great Fieros are is to bring them out and show how much we love them.

Here is a list of All-Pontiac Shows in the Midwest, if you know of more shows please contact us, or comment below.

  • 7th Annual Pontiac Tribute Day – Olathe KS, June 4 KC Arrowheads
  • POCI Convention – Davenport IA July 12-16
  • Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals – Norwalk OH August 5,6,7
  • Indian Uprising – St Charles IL August 13,14 Cruisin Tigers
  • GTOAA Regional All Pontiac Show – Pontiac IL September 17,18 Gateway GTOs
  • Below, 2016 GTOAA Fall Regional All-Pontiac Show, Pontiac IL