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Dear Fiero Employee and Family, by Jason88Notchie
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The previous owner that I bought my Formula from worked at the Pontiac plant producing the Fiero's from 1983-1988. I'm not sure if you guys have seen this letter to the employees once they closed the plant, but I figure this is totally worth posting. Very sad. When I picked up the car he showed me the Fiero Memory Book that they passed out to the employees. It was totally fascinating. Would have loved to get my hands on that but those are his memories. No doubt he wanted to keep that. So, here it is. Fiero proud. He told me some stories about how they felt they were doing something meaningful. And to quote the Plant Manager: "From Our Hearts...From Our Hands...Into History". LOL...They really never knew the following they would get for these fine cars 26 years later.

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Thanks for posting that bit of memorabilia.
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Thanks so much for posting this, boy I too would love to have a copy of the memory book
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Report this Post05-29-2014 08:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for markkrugSend a Private Message to markkrugEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow. That is an incredible piece of history. Thanks for sharing.
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Pretty cool!

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I wonder if we can still call the phone numbers on the back page if we have any Fiero related questions :lol:

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That was really cool. Thnx for posting it!!!
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I've never seen that. Thank you.
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Neat to see that letter and I own the book adn will put a copy of that letter in it. Flash washed out the colors on the cover. Rick B

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I'd be willing to pay you for a photo copy of that book
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Originally posted by SuperchargedV6:

Neat to see that letter and I own the book adn will put a copy of that letter in it. Flash washed out the colors on the cover. Rick B



That's cool. I think he wanted to give me something. We had some long conversations about the car even before I went to pick it up. But I know he couldn't part with that book.

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Neat to see that letter and I own the book adn will put a copy of that letter in it. Flash washed out the colors on the cover. Rick B



Just realized you are from Hinckley. Cool! Another one in the neighborhood. You thinking on going to Norwalk Tuesday? I'm running over there to check it out. Looks like a blast.

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Very nice, +1 for you.
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That is awesome! What a great piece of Fiero history.

EPIC typo though. I had to read it twice, the first time I had this funny feeling I saw a typo but couldn't find it.

Right click, and save image! TY for posting. Another + for you. Sharing is caring and you obviously care!
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I have a copy of this book somewhere. If I can find it, I will copy and convert to PDF. Bought it off eBay a few years ago. Hopefully I can find it. It wasn't all that technical- it was more about the people involved, and some annoying union propaganda, but overall a nice find.
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Thats sweet TopNotch! Looks like a button.

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I have a copy of this book somewhere. If I can find it, I will copy and convert to PDF. Bought it off eBay a few years ago. Hopefully I can find it. It wasn't all that technical- it was more about the people involved, and some annoying union propaganda, but overall a nice find.


The book really made for interesting reading. I wish I had more time with it. Had to focus with the task at hand. Like really looking the car over!

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Thats sweet TopNotch! Looks like a button.


It is.
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It is.


Is there any story behind that button?

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Found it. It actually kind of touching. There are pictures and profiles of several hundred employees who worked the assembly line. Most of them are likely retired by now..






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I remember seeing that Cam. Thanks for posting! I love the fact our space frames can be street legal without panels. Very cool.
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Good stuff!
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EPIC typo though. I had to read it twice, the first time I had this funny feeling I saw a typo but couldn't find it.



You mean "Employe"?

Believe it or not, that was an alternate spelling of "employee", one that for some reason found favor in industry and big business. Railroads, for example, always spelled it "employe" on their paperwork. Maybe they still do. But it seems so quaint!

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Is there any story behind that button?


All I know is that it was handed out to employees when Fiero production stopped.

[This message has been edited by TopNotch (edited 06-02-2014).]

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Just realized you are from Hinckley. Cool! Another one in the neighborhood. You thinking on going to Norwalk Tuesday? I'm running over there to check it out. Looks like a blast.


Not going to make it this year. I am actually thinking of selling both of my cars. I am just to busy. I have a Pace car in need of being put back together with many new parts and the DGP Prototype. I hate seeing them sit. Rick B

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I figure I'd bump this for anyone that hasn't seen this.
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I figure I'd bump this for anyone that hasn't seen this.


Thanks Jason, I missed it the first time around. Can't give you a "+" because you've already got one.
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Where are the last two now?
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Report this Post07-25-2014 04:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here are the VIN #'s of the last 2.
1G2PG1195JP226402
1G2PG1193JP226401

Can someone car fax?
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I've never seen the letter before - VERY cool to see.

Now... who's digitizing that book?

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Thanks Jason, I missed it the first time around. Can't give you a "+" because you've already got one.


Thanks Pat!!

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Very cool to see.
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The last Fiero was at the 25th show and was for sale ($50K) It is a low mileage car with the plastic still on the seats as the car was garage kept in storage.
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Any plant GM closed they did one of those books for the workers, everyone got one from management on down. I have one from when they closed our Framingham, MA plant in 89. ours were a little more hard cover like a high school year book.

Those of us who still have ours usually keep them, it's like my 10 year tie tack I got when I hit the 10 year seniority mark that I had make into a ring, works great for discounts when ever I walk into any GM dealership anywhere in the country. Every once in a while you will see one from some of the plants on eBay for sale probably from the kids who got them when their parents passed away. It's a somber moment when they shut a plant down for good to all who worked there. Especially in the case of the Fiero plant, as that was one of a kind and GM management in their infinite wisdom did with many cars that shouldn't have stopped production of.

 
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I have a copy of this book somewhere. If I can find it, I will copy and convert to PDF. Bought it off eBay a few years ago. Hopefully I can find it. It wasn't all that technical- it was more about the people involved, and some annoying union propaganda, but overall a nice find.



I really don't think there was any UAW propaganda in the making of any of those books.

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Here are the VIN #'s of the last 2.
1G2PG1195JP226402
1G2PG1193JP226401

Can someone car fax?


Can anyone shed some light on the last 2 Fiero's made??

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I figure I'd bump this for some of the newer people coming along....
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I had a guy stop by my house and give me his copy. I posted a thread about it like in 04 lol.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050119-1-045070.html

My copy is tucked away in a plastic storage bin from my move. I'll have to dig it out again.

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That was awesome, thanks for bumping the thread. A scan of the book would be awesome, it would be a great piece to add to anyone's collection.

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