I swore up and down that I would make the 2004 show only to have my throttle cable freeze up at 80MPH. I made it to Melbourne Fl and parked the car at a friends house, then went back home. Well for the 2005 show, if necessary the car will be towed if it fails to get there on its own.
Just bolted the cradle in with the new (new for this car anyway) motor and started hooking things up. If this one works out, that gives me 3 months to get the rest of the car in shape. Can I do it? Probably not but it gives me something to shoot for.
The last 2 years I've had to drive the 280Z down because the Fiero wasn't running but I hope to break that streak this year. Keep your fingers crossed.
See everyone in March.
AIM-jaxpac257 Veni, Vidi, Velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around
Nov 23rd, 2004
Posts: 3330 From: Seffner, Fl, USA Registered: Jul 99
What have you been working on Roy? Got the V8 up and running? Created anymore Firebird Interiors? Or is it a surprise?
THanks for asking. To be honest, I haven't done much this year. By the time I got around to start anything, along comes Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne. Since I work for the local power company, I was putting a lot of extra hours at work which left little time for ANYTHING at home.
But, I've recently started working on a big brake upgrade. Rest assured it'll be very different -- what else would you expect from the mrfixit garage . I hope to finish the mock-up this weekend and plan on sharing it with the Pennock's family soon.
I'll be there. I havent been able to make the past events in florida. But by then I should have all my little bugs worked out (Cracked 1/4 windows, uneven exhaust tips,) I might even have some rims by then. Cya in march
------------------ 1988 Fiero GT 85k Miles Flowmaster Muffler, No cat. Intake, Modified shifter
Just made my reservations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!! Again!!!!! This time in my red '88GT, i'd bring the yellow GT but its not up for that long of a drive yet!!!! Maybe in '06...............Jim
Posts: 4218 From: Beautifull Winston Salem NC Registered: Jun 2003
One brain cell just kicked in and I thought I remembered Archie parking the truck and trailer at the track. Then he would drive the car back to the hotel. I don't think Cool Blue did that though. I thought there was somewhere closer to the hotel where he parked his trailer.
Posts: 1891 From: Greenville S.C. Registered: Jun 2003
------------------ *Sponsered by Sport Compact Pro* 1984 White Pontiac Fiero 2M4 - Formula Front End, JVC Stereo, Pioneer Speakers, Red Neons, Eagle Rims 1986 Black Pontiac Fiero GT - 1000 o.b.o. Willing to trade for Sportbike, Daily Driver, Yamaha Banshee, or a Engine Swap(I Provide Engine)
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Posts: 4954 From: N. Ridgeville, Ohio, USA Registered: Jan 2001
Good Question, where do the trailer guys park? CoolBlue? I'm not sure if I'm driving or trailering...depends on if I have more than one passenger.
Ok here is the scoop on trailers.
Let me tell you this 1st. ANYONE who thinks he's gonna be able to find a place to park his trailer at the Holiday Inn is nuts. You'll be lucky to find a place to park your Fiero let alone your rig. Besides if you've never done it before the drive etween the track (where you get off the highway) & the Hotel is pretty tight with heavy traffic etc. I've had times where it took me 2 hours to drive that 9 or 10 miles.
2 or 3 times I've paid the extra $$ to bring my trailer into my display, I usually arrainge this with the track in advance. Someone with the FL club helps me arrainge this but I know it's a pain for him so I'm not recommending it.
But there is a great place to put the trailers, they have security & everything right there at the track. It's on the East side of the track & is a Marshalling yard for the trucks & trailers that haul cars to the show. There is no charge to use this area and it has security.
Whenever I come in for the show, I get off I95 at the Speedway. Park my truck & trailer either in my display area or in the Marshalling yard. Then I unload my car, grab my bags & drive the car to the Hotel. Last year MotorTV went with me & there wasn't enough room in the GT40 for our bags so we found someone like Cool Blue to take them to the Hotel for us. We reverse this proceedure on Sunday when we go over to the track after checking out of the Hotel.
Ok now for the really daring people who just have to pull that trailer over to the Holiday Inn. I understand that there is a unsecure parking lot about 1/2 mile South of the Holiday Inn that can be used if you are staying at the HI.
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Posts: 58 From: Cocoa, Florida USA Registered: Nov 2002
There is a place for trailer parking at the track as Archie mentioned. The only trailers that will be allowed inside the track area except to drop off cars will be the venders. All other trailers will have to be in the designated area outside the track (free).
Again as Archie mentioned - don't bring them to the hotel unless you want to pay extra fees to have them close by at the liquor store parking lot.