Daytona Fiero Weekend 2013
Topic started by: Dragon, Date: 11-09-2012 11:34 PM
Original thread:

Dragon ( MSG #1, 11-09-2012 11:34 PM
      Time to mark your calendars .

22 through 24 March 2013

Of course there will be more to follow, but if you have question contact me at

hnthomps ( MSG #2, 11-10-2012 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Dragon:

Time to mark your calendars .

22 through 24 March 2013

Of course there will be more to follow, but if you have question contact me at


I hope to make it but may have another knee replacement sometime in January/February.


Old Lar MSG #3, 11-13-2012 05:42 PM

The host hotel (used to be Holiday Inn express) Frank, Marianna and I drove up today to check it out. The rooms have been updated.

CaptDean ( MSG #4, 11-28-2012 06:51 PM


I would make Larry sleep on the outside of the bed... I was told he sleepwalks...

I could not help myself on this one... Ha Ha

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Old Lar MSG #5, 12-08-2012 05:08 PM
      Went over to Suncoast "Dave's Fiero Farm" to talk about Daytona and Tracey drove his car over..

Old Lar MSG #6, 12-20-2012 06:29 AM
Another opportunity while in Daytona.

pbc85gt ( MSG #7, 01-12-2013 08:38 AM
      Only problem is that it is taking place the same weekendas Runaway Country.

Dragon ( MSG #8, 01-12-2013 03:32 PM
Originally posted by pbc85gt:

Only problem is that it is taking place the same weekendas Runaway Country.

True So True


OHNIKO ( MSG #9, 01-14-2013 12:49 PM
      HMMM soooo tempting...last time I came down it was a blast!

free bump.

rpro ( MSG #10, 01-15-2013 07:26 PM
      Register here:

rennoc442 MSG #11, 01-19-2013 02:14 PM
      Where in daytona?

Dragon ( MSG #12, 01-19-2013 03:18 PM
Originally posted by rennoc442:

Where in daytona?

Inside the Daytona International Speedway

Carlos ( MSG #13, 01-19-2013 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Old Lar:

Another opportunity while in Daytona.

What I remember most about this pic was the airboat running aground and a couple of the more "rotund" riders like me having to get off and while surrounded by gators, the pilot getting the boat loose lol!!!!

Carlos ( MSG #14, 01-19-2013 10:01 PM
Originally posted by OHNIKO:

HMMM soooo tempting...last time I came down it was a blast!

free bump.

Not exactly a trip to the corner for you...

Dragon ( MSG #15, 01-20-2013 01:36 AM
      The Daytona Show web page has been updated with some new information / links

Gwain ( MSG #16, 02-13-2013 08:01 AM
      Planning for Daytona 2013 is moving along.

We're still having lots of discussions with last minute items to complete. Time is running short.

Here's how the weekend is shaping up:

  • Friday AM breakfast at the Sugarmill
  • Cruise to Jolly Gator for air boat rides
  • Friday and Saturday registration manning
  • Friday track access for setup (tentative)
  • Friday night Go Kart races
  • Saturday show parking for judging (need volunteers)
  • Car judging
  • Blind Man's gymkhana at the Track
  • 3:00 Track photo shoot, Fieros, (tentative)
  • Saturday evening Awards banquet
  • Sunday morning Track cruise - Fiero group - 9:00AM (tentative)
  • Cruise to Fourth Turn for departing breakfast

Dragon has lined up some great raffle prizes for during the day Saturday - need volunteers for ticket sales

Remember there are 2 registrations required for all the activities - 1 to get into the Speedway, 1 to participate in the car judging, Awards Banquet and for Goodie Bag and event shirt. Follow the link below for more information and access to registration links:

Click here for Registration links

Also, there's a Florida Fiero groups' web link if you want more information or to refer visitors to. Follow the link below.

Click here for Florida Fieros information

If you want a higher quality shirt to remember the weekend, the link below takes you to our shirt supplier and source for embroidered logos.

Click here for event shirt info.

We've come a long way with lots left to do. We need folks to keep talking this up and promoting. We need to see all our "home folks" at Daytona this spring! Mark your calendars.

See you in Daytona - Marc

Saxman ( MSG #17, 02-22-2013 08:02 AM
      Finally - I'll be able to make it this year! (Had to move to Viera to get closer)

See you there!

(no Fiero, though. I'm still looking. Anyone need me to drive one up there?)

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Hop ( MSG #18, 03-14-2013 10:23 PM
Originally posted by Saxman: (no Fiero, though. I'm still looking...............)

I have about 16 in the yard and garages if your still looking for a project?

2002z28ssconv MSG #19, 03-16-2013 05:16 PM
      For those joining us at the pancake breakfast on Friday morning, here are some maps.
This PDF map gets you from the speedway (hotel) to Deleon Springs where the Sugar Mill restaurant is located. Admission to the park (required) is $6 per car. There is also a page at the end that details how to get there from Orlando.
<Google Map from Daytona.><Google Map from Orlando.>
<Nice Printable PDF version with extra info.>

For those going to the Jolly Gator from Daytona, this PDF is the map for you.
<Google Maps.>
<Nice Printable PDF version with extra info.>

We'll be traveling as a group from Deleon Springs to the Jolly Gator. There are locations planned for regrouping, sight seeing, photo ops, etc.. along the way.
I even have a location planned for you to join up with us from Speedway Blvd. ***No Excuse Not To Join***
The path takes us through some "old Florida" areas with old buildings, cattle fields, hidden springs and best of all, sparsely traveled twisty two-lane roads.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the cruise even if you don't like air boats or pancakes. Check the map for convenient meet up points.
Here is that PDF map.
<Google Map from Deleon Springs to Jolly Gator>
<Nice Printable PDF version with extra info.>

C U real soon... M-O-U-S-EEEEEEEEE.
(A little humor from the house of mouse...)

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Gwain ( MSG #20, 03-21-2013 05:00 AM
      Here's a finalized schedule:

Click here for Daytona Schedule

Marc in sunny Florida

Saxman ( MSG #21, 03-21-2013 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Hop:

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Saxman: (no Fiero, though. I'm still looking...............)

I have about 16 in the yard and garages if your still looking for a project?


Wow! You need to throw me some prices. I need a fastback!

So - I'll see you guys on Saturday afternoon. Sure will be nice to see some Fieros again. There were none at the Melbourne show last weekend...

Saxman ( MSG #22, 03-23-2013 05:16 PM
      Nice meeting you guys!

My view as you guys were heading onto the track today:

Gwain ( MSG #23, 03-24-2013 04:26 PM
      Boys and girls:

Florida Fierofest 2013 came off great.

I counted 42 Fieros on the field Saturday, and more than twice that many attendees. I would also note by my "casual" observation - we seemed to be the only "club" in attendance. Now I saw Corvettes and 'Stangs, but not the usual club presence.

The gathering of our cars together as a group seemed to attract extra attention from the show onlookers and other car owners.

Anyway, here's some of my pics from Friday.

Early Friday AM we met for an 8:30 seating at the Sugar Mill in De Leon Springs. Hats off to Robert Holtz of Capitol City Fieros in Michigan for spearheading and reviving this breakfast tradition.

We started lining em up almost at the park opening, and the parade of Fieros attracted the attention and questions from many of the early morning park visitors.

Soon we were parked and ready to eat.

Now the mill is built

at the site of the original mill remains:

and sits along a wonderful spring fed lake . . .

. . . which is too friggin cold for my taste, but seems to attract a lot of folks who like the cold and mineral qualities of the waters. But I digress . . . we were there for some gooooood pancakes.

We had our own little private space in the back of the mill, with a nice fire going to offset the early morning Florida cool. (Yes, Florida can be cool in the morning and no, I didn't take a picture of the fire)!

For those who've never had the pleasure of breakfast at the mill, they grind their own flour and get food supplies local from the growers.

The "real" specialty (as my wife constantly reminds me) is you get to cook you own, which somehow seems to end up with the men doing most if not all the cooking! }

Anyway, you order your breakfast beverages (no, unfortunately bloody Mary's are not a menu item), order your extra ingredients like fresh blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips - you get the idea - and have at it.

After a great breakfast, and a chance to visit with old friends, it's back to the cars to check updates . . .

and head out.

Now Central Florida Fieros own 2002z28ssconv put together a great cruise route to take us from the Sugar Mill breakfast to the Jolly Gator airboat rides, through some wonderful, old Florida scenery and small towns, which attracted plenty of gawkers for the parade of Fieros.

He also scoped out some great photo spots to match our cars against natures scenery.

There was time to visit the "back" places of Florida . . .

and no it's not a contradiction that Fiero enthusiasts can be nature lovers.

Soon we were at the Jolly Gator for our airboat rides.

Captain Bruce was ready to treat us to some great sightings . . .

and as it turned out, the gators were plentiful . . .

and large!

Anyway, I'll wrap up Friday's adventures with some short footage.

More later, Marc

Gwain ( MSG #24, 03-25-2013 08:36 AM
      Well Pennock's groupies, it's Saturday at Daytona 2013 and Saturday was track day.

We greeted the sunrise as we starting prepping for the day:

Entering the track through the Turn 4 tunnel was kinda neat!

As the help started showing, we got the area ready for our cars.

Soon the Fieros were gathering . . .

and it was time to prep for the show.

For those entering the judging, detail prepping was a must.

The quest for bigger horsepower . . .

. . . created a need for bigger tires!

The Menendez brothers posted some advertising with their cars!

The hard core competitors "salted" the audience with their own supporters . . .

conspicuously dressed to match their cars!

But after all the setup work, there was time to visit.

I'm not sure what point 2002z28ssconv was trying to make, but I suspect his wife was napping behind her sun shades!

While we feared the weather forecast for rain, we only got a couple of sprinkles. It was time to relax, enjoy all the cars (and make those last minute, Miami drug deals)! }

As we seemed to have the only "club" grouping of cars, we had many interested onlookers . . .

and for us gear heads, we had some onlookers we were "grateful" for!

This was after all a car show, and there were many cars to see.

There were "concepts" Detroit didn't think of . . .

some they wished they hadn't thought of . . .

and some they actually got right!

There was horsepower . . .

tripower . . .

and yes darlin, you can turbo just about anything!

There were sportscars . . .

and classics.

Hot rods . . .

and restorations.

There were clever customizations.

(No, the suspension wasn't broken and the tires weren't flat)!

There were nostalgic memories from the back of VW vans . . .

and dad's Chrysler.

There was Yellow . . .

and there was Green!

There were more Fiero events in store, and the Blind Man's Gymkhana brought the big engine, lead footed drivers to a crawl!

The special, afternoon track photo shoot (that only Fieros got to do)! Brought the thrill of putting your car on the Daytona track, and having the proof you were there.

The late afternoon door prize drawings marked an end to the track events. Please take a minute to phone or Email our supporters like The Fiero Store, the Fiero Factory, V8 Archie's, Robert's GT Services in Melbourne, Paul Vargus, Rodney Dickman, Held's and all the others. They help to bankroll this show for us, and have done it for year after year.

All too soon it was time to head out and get ready for the banquet and awards presentations.

Another great meeting at Daytona for 2013.


Dragon ( MSG #25, 03-25-2013 08:44 AM
      Here is the link to the winners for the 2013 Florida Fieros at Daytona Show

exoticse ( MSG #26, 03-29-2013 08:31 PM

There was a young guy at the show with an amazing airbrushed fiero t-shirt that i talked to about getting the artists information.

Was that you ? Anybody have any idea whom i am talking about ? We were hanging out by the blind man's slolam when we were chatting.

The artist would sell A LOT of shirts if he came on Pennocks IMO.

I want one !!

OHNIKO ( MSG #27, 06-07-2013 07:00 PM
Originally posted by Carlos:

Not exactly a trip to the corner for you...

true. I even made it down to key west on that trip; the whole thing was a blast; including the drives! (i.e no issues!)

gr8 pics all; thanks 4 sharing!

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