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Friday & Saturday Weekend Events

Friday, September 9, 2016
5:30pm - 9:00pm

BGV Motorsports cruise night in nearby Wasco IL. Meet at the Quality Inn (our host hotel) at 5:25pm.
We will caravan to the cruise, which takes place at The Lodge on 64 located at 41W379 Route 64; five miles
West of Randall Road. This cruise night attracts a wide variety of vehicles and many spectators, offering a great
opportunity to show everyone “WE LOVE OUR FIEROS” (if you cannot meet us at the host hotel, please join us
directly at the cruise night).


Saturday, September 10, 2016
Fierorama Breakfast - Host Hotel Lobby
8:30am - 10:00am
We kick off Saturday with a Fierorama breakfast starting at 8:30am at our host hotel, the Quality Inn,
for their free hot breakfast bar (those not staying at the host hotel can participate for $4.95 per person).

Following breakfast, we depart the Quality Inn host hotel at 10:00am as we descend into the smallest
automobile museum in the world! We have organized a tour of the private collection, the Small Wonders
Micro Car Museum located in Crystal Lake, IL.

From the host hotel, we will regroup at Jameson’s Charhouse
located at 5016 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 before heading to the museum.
Members living in the northern suburbs can meet us here; we expect to arrive around 11:00am.

 Micro Mini Car Museum Private Tour
11:00am - 3:00pm

Meeting Location #1 (Host Hotel)          Meeting Location #2 (Jameson's Charhouse, Crystal Lake)

Ken Weger (the museum owner) will personally guide us on this tour, which will last about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
This is a FREE private tour offered to NIFE Fierorama participants.
We are asking for a donation of $5.00 to help the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.
The museum has  a large collection of some of the smallest cars (500 cc’s or less) around. Inside “The Barn” there
 is a variety of micro cars with a special section dedicated to Mike Corbin’s own design of micro cars. Some of the
cars in this collection include: Austin Mini, Citroen, Crosley, Fiat, Isetta, Messerschmitt, Subaru, and Velorex.

Fierorama Pizza Party - St. Charles, IL
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us starting at 6:00pm for our annual pizza party at Gino’s East across the street (just to the West)
from the Quality Inn (our host hotel) in St. Charles, IL. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat salad and pizza dinner with
your Fiero friends. After dinner, feel free to socialize with other Fierorama attendees in the
lobby of the host hotel.

Other Events To Enjoy While In The Area

Starting at 10:00am: Festival of the Vine
Taste the autumn bounty in downtown Geneva, IL while enjoying a flower market, arts & crafts show, grape stomping,
live music, the Kid’s Patch, Gorgeous Gourds-A Fall Harvest of Natural Art, take a scenic trolley ride or an antique
carriage ride through historic downtown area, and much more during the Festival of the Vine. Sample international
flavors provided by Geneva’s own restaurateurs, and sip the best of the vine at our wine tastings under a huge
outdoor tent. To get to Geneva, take 5th Avenue South along River Street to State Street (Route 38). For more details,
visit http://www.genevachamber.com/festivalschedule.html. Events begin at 10:00am.

2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm: Paddlewheel Riverboat rides on the Fox River
Enjoy travel from the paddlewheel era of Mark Twain on one of the three afternoon sightseeing trips. The boats have
enclosed lower decks and open-air upper decks for unobstructed sightseeing. The four-mile sightseeing trips of the
scenic Fox River Valley are about 50 minutes long and depart from Pottawatomie Park (Fierorama show location)
at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. No reservations are necessary. Tickets are: $7.50 adults; $6.00 children 15 and
under; and FREE for children 2 and under.

All day – Illinois Railway Museum
About 30 miles (about 50 minutes) northwest of our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in St. Charles lies America’s
largest railway museum, the Illinois Railway Museum. See historic steam trains, streetcars and diesel trains. Admission
is $12.00 for adults. The museum is located at 7000 Olson Road in Union, IL. Visit www.irm.org or call 800-BIG-RAI
 for full details.

All day - Pheasant Run Resort
The Pheasant Run Resort is just two miles to the East from our host hotel, the Holiday Inn inSt Charles on Main St.
(also called Route 64). A mega-center, golf and spa resort, Pheasant Run is an entertainment mecca! You can just visit
the resort and enjoy the replica of Bourbon Street, home to some of the best live music, and shopping,  like the Orleans
Street Gallery, Thieves Market, Designs, etc., Ben & Jerry’s, and more. The Pheasant Run theatre is featuring the musical,
“Married Alive”. Performances are Friday at 8:00pm, and Saturday 8:30pm. Zanies Comedy Club is also open all
weekend. Go to www.PheasantRun.com to see all the activities. If you want a pampered weekend, you may want to
combine your Fierorama weekend with a stay at this luxurious resort. Call 800-474-3272 for reservations.

All day - Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.
For a real car buff treat, visit the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL located at 27582 Volo Village Rd. The museum is 34
miles Northwest (about 1 hour) from our host hotel, the Holiday Inn in Express in St Charles. The museum is open
seven days a week from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors. Over 300 collector cars are
displayed, (and most are available for sale with price tags!) The museum includes military attractions, TV & Hollywood
cars, kid’s attractions, vintage cars, food court, gift shop and an antique shopping mall that encompasses two large
floors with over 400 vendors! You can spend an entire day or more at this venue! To see videos, pictures and more
information on the museum attractions, go to www.volocars.com or call 815-385-3644. We will depart from the host
hotel, the Holiday Inn in St. Charles at approximately 9:00am.

All Day - Grand Victoria Casino Riverboat on the Fox River
Enjoy The Grand Victoria Casino (open 8:30 am - 6:30 am), located in Elgin on the scenic Fox River, features over
1,100 slot machines and a wide variety of table games that include Blackjack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker,
Three Card Poker, Craps, and Baccarat. Grand Victoria is more than just a place to play; it’s a place to dine and
entertain in style. Visit Buckinghams, voted "Best Steakhouse," for a taste of fine dining at its best. Enjoy a casual
meal and raise a glass with friends at Fox & Hounds, voted "Best Bar." If you're short on time, stop by Westminster Deli
for good food fast. Surely not last on any one's list, visit the Grand Victoria buffet for an overwhelming selection of entrées,
salads and desserts to satisfy every craving. Grand Victoria Casino Elgin is located at 250 South Grove Avenue Elgin, IL.

Cascade Drive-In Movie Theatre
Take in a movie in your Fiero! "Movies Under The Stars" at the Cascade Drive-In movie theatre. Open rain or shine!
Box-Office opens at 7:00 p.m. The theatre is located at 1100 E. North Avenue (Route 64) in West Chicago, IL –
approximately five miles East of our host hotel, the Holiday Inn in St. Charles; just past Route 59.
Admission Price: Adults - $8.50. Cash only; sorry, no credit cards are accepted. For movie selections,
visit their website located at: http://www.cascadedrivein.com/.

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