Fierorama was originally designed and still
remains as an honor to the daily driven Fiero. Our first
intention was to see just how many Fieros we could get in one
place on one day.
The goal of Fierorama is not to award the most
pristine, showroom new, trailered Fieros. Rather, our goal is to
reward the owners who do not consider their Fiero a show car because they
use it everyday and find it difficult to keep it in showroom condition.
Ideally, we would like to reward the best-looking Fiero with the most
amount of miles on it.
The Fierorama classes are broken down by body style and
more importantly, mileage so that cars are competing in classes together
that have similar wear and tear.
As Fiero owners continue to enjoy driving their cars,
each year we adjust the class mileage descriptions to reflect continued
The first Fierorama took place in 1996. Over
seventy Fieros participated. Our participation numbers continue to
grow with each year. Consider attending to find out why! Past
photos are under the Gallery Tab and past videos are under the Webcasts
Tab located at the top of this page.
Jim Hallman, President
This year’s Fierorama will be our 17th annual event! The
Fierorama show will be taking place on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at
Pottawatomie Park which is located at 8 North Ave in St.
Charles, IL along the wooded banks of the Fox River near the downtown
St. Charles shopping district; Northwest of the intersection of Route
64 (North Ave) and Route 25. Our host hotel is still
the Holiday Inn Express located at 1600 East Main Street (also known
as Route 64 or North Avenue) in St. Charles, IL. Call 630-584-5300 to
make reservations. Remember to ask for the “Fierorama Special Rate” of
$82/night, which includes a free hot breakfast bar, newspaper, fitness
center, playground, and heated outdoor pool.
There are several car washes located minutes from the show
field for your convenience. Tyler Wash at 503 Tyler Road
(630-377-6286) is located one block south from the Holiday Inn and has
both manual and automatic touch-less facilities.
Join in for two days of fun with your
Fiero friends from around the country. St. Charles and its neighboring
city, Geneva, both offer a variety of antique shopping, skate parks,
and delicious dinning experiences. On Saturday, September 8, 2012, we
will have a Poker Run to take you through the surrounding communities.
Meet at the Holiday Inn Express parking lot at 2:30pm. The first
Fieros will head out at 3:00pm. At 6:00pm our traditional Fierorama
pizza party will take place at Gino’s East across the street from the
On Sunday, September 9, 2012 you can plan on arriving anytime
after 9:00am to enjoy a full day celebrating the Fiero at our
Fierorama show. The car show hours are from 12 noon until 5:00pm at
Pottawotmie Park. Please pre-register for this event;
it is so much easier for all involved to plan activities if we have a
good idea of attendance in advance.
All NIFE members and spectators can
participate for FREE. Other non-NIFE members choosing to enter their
car in the show are welcome with a registration fee of $10. Or for
$25, become a NIFE member and receive our award winning Fiero Focus
magazine for the balance of 2012 and all of 2013 and attend Fierorama
for FREE. Feel free to participate in our Park 4 Fun class if you will
not be able to stay with us the entire day. Displaying your Fiero in
this class allows you the flexibility to come and go as you please.
You do not need to enter your car in the show to participate! All are
Directions: St. Charles is located in the Fox Valley area
about 35 miles west of Chicago. It is easily accessible via several
local roadways including Route 64 (North Avenue), Route 25, or Route
31, all with easy connections from I-88, and I-90. Please see the map
located on our website. Look for the Fierorama signs!
This is one of the best and largest Fiero shows of the year
and always a fun and exciting time. We look forward to seeing you and
having you join us for some great times and good fun in St. Charles!
See you there!
Thanks to our generous Fierorama Key Sponsors for 2012: The
Fiero Store, V8 Archie, Fox Valley Buick/GMC in St. Charles, IL and
Village Buick/GMC in Naperville, IL. Because of their significant
contributions, we can keep Fierorama a free event for our club