2005 Fiero Fun Fest

The Kansas City Fiero Owners Group once again hosted their
Annual "Fiero Fun Fest" June 10-12. This was an indoor show held  at the Metro North Mall in Kansas City, MO.  The weekend opened with "Fiero Drag Racing" on Friday Night at the Kansas City International Raceway.  Events on Saturday included a Judged Show, "Guess the Fiero Part" game, and awards ceremony. The indoor show was not affected by the morning rain and Fiero owners from MO, IA, IL, KS, NE, and CO participated in the show. As a special treat Paul Hosler, from Illinois, brought his small block, tube frame IMSA race car which won Best of Show.  This event also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1985 Fiero.  Ralph and Eva Jensen from Gardner, KS won the award for the Quest for the Best E5 Fiero with their black coupe.  They were qualified to compete for the Best E5 in the Midwest at the "Fierorama" Show that was held in  September near Chicago, IL.


FieroRama 2005

Fierorama 2005 was  a great show this year. In addition to the awesome GM display, there were 162 Fieros entered in the show. Among the special display cars were two PPG Pace cars, the first Fiero built, and the 1990 Fiero prototype (that looks very similar to the Trans Am). Fiero Owners came from as far as California, making this the largest Fiero only show in the region - if not the whole US. The show celebrated the "Daily Driven Fiero" and was also a "Quest for the Best 85" event. After the "Best 85" for the show was chosen, the overall "Best 85" was chosen and the trophy was handed over. In addition to the class awards, there were plaques given out for furthest distance to attend the show, highest and lowest mileage, and best display. There were over $2000 in door prizes given out and an auction to assist with show funding for next year. Other weekend activities included a Cruise Night & Pizza Party on Saturday evening (sponsored by V-8 Archie) as well as v_8 Archie's Open House. The show was held in a large parking lot located next to a McDonald's in Oak Brook, IL. As always, this was a fun show and was well worth the drive. To see pictures from this years event click here.


"Show Me Your Fiero" Day - Good Turnout Despite the Rain!

The 2005 Missouri State Fair designated Sunday, August 14th, 2005 as "Show-Me Your Fiero Day". Over twenty Fiero owners traveled to Sedalia, MO to show off their Fieros! Owners got in free and parked in front of the Grand Stand. There were lots of clouds and rain but the KCFOG members stuck it out and made a presence at the fair. Check back for details on next years show date.


The Fiero Farm BBQ

Todd and Andrea Weikal, of The Fiero Farm, hosted their 3rd annual BBQ on July 9th. . Turn out was great and some nice door prizes were given away - including Hereford House gift certificates and Mary Kay gift set for the ladies!. The KCFOG had their July club meeting at The Farm prior to the BBQ. Mark your calendars for next years BBQ to be held - Saturday, July 8th, 2006!



A  Fiero ...  In  Japan ?

We found it interesting too. So - we asked Taka-san, a frequent FieroFarm customer who lives in Tokyo, how he acquired his Fiero. Here is his story...

"I took my Fiero back to Japan from the USA with me. In 1985, when I visited Houston, it was my first trip to the USA, I saw a nice two-seat car in a town. It was a Fiero notchback. Next year, I've got an opportunity to go to the USA on my business. I was staying in Marysvill, MI for about one year. As you know, cars are the necessities of life in the US.,I bought my brand new Fiero at that time. 

So I am maintaining my Fiero for about 19 years. I love Fiero and Fiero is my youth itself. The mileage is still 18,000 on it, however, the deterioration on the body paint became noticeable. I decided to paint and did it last month. The drip rails which I purchased from you were needed for the intallation of the body panels as the shop took all panels off for their paint jobs. 

Fieros were available here in Japan from 1985 thru 1988 via GM agency. However their list price was incredible. My memory said that an 86 GT equipped with an optional sunroof was about 6.5 million yen ($40,000 USD) at that time.  As a result, few Fieros were sold in Japan. I was heard that only a few Fieros still remain in this country today."



Todd Goes For a Ride...

Todd Weikal, Fiero Specialist and owner of TheFieroFarm.com, took a ride in Pace Car #2, of the original 3 built for the Indy 500. Pontiac  brought this car to Fierorama along with four other "one of a kind" Fieros.  This Indy "ride" made the 15 hour round trip to Fierorama well worth the time for Todd.

Picture of Todd in the Indy - grinning from ear to ear - provided by Vince Badali. Click here to see a gallery of pictures from Fierorama 2005.


Fieros at The City Market

To celebrate the "Art of The Machine", area car clubs will be displaying at the Kansas City - City Market in historic downtown Kansas City. The display for Sunday, September 18th, was the KCFOG and The Heart of America Studebaker Club. This leisurely Sunday event was not only a show n' shine, but also a great way for the community to learn about the Fiero and the KCFOG. Members who participated in the display met outside the main gate at 7:45 am. The day started out a bit dreary, but by 10 am was clear and sunny. There will be area car clubs displaying through October. Market hours on Sundays are 8am to 3pm.  For  more  details visit kc-citymarket.com.