|December 6, 2008
||NIFE Holiday Party, Elgin, IL. Join us
to celebrate the Holidays in the spirit of friendship at Nick's Pizza
in Elgin, IL located at 990 Randall Road. The celebration begins at
5:00PM and goes until 8:00PM. (Bring a $10.00 Gift). Dinner and soft
drinks will be approximately $12.00 per person.
November 22, 2008
|NIFE Club Meeting, Schaumburg, IL.
Meeting starts at 1:00pm at the Schaumburg library located at 130
South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193. we will begin our Winter
Club Meeting series for 2008-2009 with our Member Tech Tips &
Performance Upgrades meeting. Each member is asked to present a tech
tip or performance upgrade tip to this meeting to present to the
group. This exchanging of ideas allows us to expand our Fiero
|October 18, 2008
||NIFE Fall Color Tour to Elizabeth, IL.
Join us as we head out west on our day trip to Elizabeth, Illinois to
the Massbach Ridge Winery for a little tasting. A scheduled lunch and
dinner will accompany our color seeking trip. our caravan departs
from Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles at 9:00am. From there we travel
to Oregon, IL, arriving around 10:30am for a short stop at Conover
Square, an old piano factory which has been converted into an antique
mall. Past Oregon, we'll take a drive along the beautiful Rock River
before heading further west on winding roads through small rural
towns. our lunch stop will be at the Woodbine Bend golf course
restaurant. After that, we'll continue on for some wine tasting at
the Massbach Ridge Winery in Elizabeth, IL, and a stop in Stockton, IL
on our way to dinner at The Rafters on route 20 in Lena, IL. For more
www.raftersonline.com. Hope you can join us as we enjoy the
colors of fall in Illinois.
|September 21, 2008
||Fall All Pontiac/GMC Show in Oak Brook, IL.
Come on out to the 11th annual All Pontiac/GMC Car Show sponsored by
the Illinois Pontiac/Oakland Club. The show is located in the office
parking lot at 2021 Midwest Road; just north of the McDonald's.
Contact Bill Knotek at 815-838-7956 for more information. The Fiero is
the featured car for this year's show - be sure you plan on attending!
|September 13, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in Mount Prospect, IL.
Show off your Fiero at this Saturday evening cruise night located at
the parking lot west of the Metra parking lot located at Route 83 and
Northwest highway. The cruise night runs from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
Join us for a quick bite to eat.
|September 6-7, 2008
"Lucky 13 - The Biggest Little Car Show in Illinois" Two days of Fiero
fun! Saturday's events include a Fierorama breakfast at 8:00am, the V8
Archie open house at 11:00am, and Fierorama dinner party at 6:00pm.
Fierorama is Sunday from 12 noon until 5:00pm; join us as we return to
Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles, IL (www.st-charlesparks.org).
For more information call Paul Vargyas (630-983-6434 or email at
email@example.com) or Jim Hallman (630-305-9806 or email at
|August 26, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in West Chicago, IL.
Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located at
Augustino's Deli at the southwest corner of North Avenue (Route 64)
and Route 59. Join us from 5:00pm until 9:00pm for a quick bite to eat
and then feast your eyes on some of our areas collector cars.
|August 13, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in Naperville, IL.
Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night at
Braconi's located in the Cress Creek Shopping Center at 796 Royal St.
George (on Ogden Ave between Mill St. and River Rd.) from 5:00pm until
9:00pm. Join us for a quick bite to eat!
|August 6, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in Rockford, IL. Show
off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located at RBI's
Restaurant near the East Riverside Blvd exit on I-90 located at 3870
N. from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Perryville Rd. Join us for a quick bite
|July 26-27, 2008
||18th Annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend
in St. Charles, IL. Sponsored by the Cruisin' Tigers GTO Club. Two
days this year with drag race events on Saturday and the show is on
Sunday located at the DuPage Expo Center (across from Pheasant Run
Resort). Contact Rick Last at 630-541-6029 or visit
for more information.
|July 24-27, 2008
||25th Anniversary Show and Fiero Reunion
Banquet. Hosted by the Michigan Fiero Club. We will be returning to
the Marriott At Centerpoint in Pontiac, Michigan (this is the same
hotel where the 20th Anniversary show took place). Reservations can be
made by calling 248-253-9800. Some of the celebration plans include: a
track day, tour of GM World Headquarters, go-carting, guest speakers,
a tour of the exclusive GM Heritage Center Museum. Visit
for more details.
|July 21, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in Hoffman Estates,
IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located
at the Barrington Square Mall located at 2300 W. Higgins Road. Join us
for a quick bite to eat and then feast your eyes on some of our area's
|July 12, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in Oregon, IL. Show
off your Fiero at Jay's Drive In at this 1950s style drive in located
on North Ave (Rt 64) just east of Route 2. Join us for a quick bite to
eat and then feast your eyes on some of our area's collector cars.
|June 27, 2008
||NIFE Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows,
IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located
in the Meijers parking lot at Golf Road and Algonquin Road. Join us to
feast your eyes on some of our areas collector cars.
|June 22, 2008
||NIFE at the 59th annual Swedish Days Parade
in Geneva, IL. The parade begins at 1:00pm and runs approximately
one and a half miles through downtown Geneva. Come on out and cheer on
the NIFE caravan! For parade participants, you will need to meet at
the Geneva high school at 11:00am.
|June 15, 2008
||Marquardt Pontiac/Buick/GMC All Pontiac Car Show
in Barrington, IL. Come on out to the 6th annual All Pontiac Car
Show sponsored by the Illinois Pontiac/Oakland Club. The dealership is
located at 1421 S. Barrington Road. Contact Ken Bauco at 847-526-1812
for more information.
|May 29 - June 1
||17th annual "Dell's Run 2008"/ Midwest Fiero
Regionals hosted by the Wisconsin Fiero Fanatics - FOUR days
of Fiero Fun -Chula Vista Resort/Wisconsin Dells - 800-388-4782. For
more information, contact Tom Podziemski at 414-282-3577, email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at
www.fierofanatics.com. Discounted registration for every Original
1988 Fiero - only $20.00! Come and celebrate 20 Years of the 1988
|May 3, 2008
||NIFE Spring Driving Tour. Get the dust
and kinks out of your Fiero and take it on the road as we head out for
a day-trip to the Starved Rock state park area. We will gather at the
Red Roof Inn in Naperville at the South East corner of Route 59 and
Diehl Road (South of I-88) to depart at 9:00am sharp.
|April 26, 2008Map
||NIFE Club Meeting - Ryan Gick discusses
PROM chips & upgrading your Fiero's ECM computer. Meeting starts at
1:00pm at the Schaumburg Library.
With the assistance of NIFE member Tom Griffiths and his Paltalk
account, you are invited to join in on our NIFE Club meeting April
26, 2008 via Paltalk. Paltalk allows you to participate ‘virtually’
with our meeting. You can view and listen via live-feed as well as
ask questions all from the comfort of your computer. In case you
live too far from the Schaumburg Library to attend our club meetings
or you just can’t commit to the two hour timeframe, you are welcome
to join us and learn about your Fiero. To join in on our club
meetings, here is what you need to do:
1. Go to www.paltalk.com
2. Download the paltalk communicator to join; it’s free. You must
enter your email address when prompted; if you do not enter it you
will not have an account to log in with. You will not get spammed so
you don’t have to worry.
3. Search for the room listed “Fiero cam” or “fieronews” or “NIFE”
one of these three words will get you there.
If you have issues with this, Tom Griffiths is available to answer
questions to get you started. You can email him at
or in the Paltalk room. He would be happy to get on the phone as
well. Just send him your number in an email. Thanks go out to our
for the room and gear to make this happen.
|March 15, 2008Map
||NIFE Club Meeting - Fred Bartemeyer
discusses interpreting wiring diagrams, fusible links, and proper
engine grounding. Meeting starts at 1:00pm at the Schaumburg Library.
|February 2, 2008
||Midwest Fiero Clubs Midwinter Social at
the Chula Vista Resort - Wisconsin Dells, WI.
January 19, 2008
|NIFE Club Meeting - Dave Armstrong
discusses how to interpret diagnostic data, troubleshoot ECM codes &
review of engine sensors and common symptoms when they fail. Bill
Klicker will also present a simulated WinALDL session and provide
instructions on how to make your own custom serial cable to allow you
to review ECM data on your PC using WinALDL. This meeting will again
be held at the Schaumburg Library starting at 1:00pm. If you can't
make it to the meeting, but are interested in viewing the
presentation, we will be broadcasting the meeting live over the
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