A local rock/alt radio station morning show in the Minneapolis/St Paul area (93x.com) known as the Half-Assed Morning Show is hosting their inaugural "Average Joe Car Show", showcasing people's daily drivers and their rust-bucket cars that get them to work, etc...
Only fifty vehicles will be invited to participate out of several thousand that signed up.
My 1986 Fiero GT was one of them.
Photo courtesy of MinnGreenGT
She isn't show worthy by any means, but it's pretty awesome I got the invite.
This is shaping up to be a very big show, and the Fiero has representation there.
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In reading their web-site, in appears other cars can come and participate. Yours is just part of a special group. Is this correct?
My son, a big 93X fan would like to bring his daily driver Fiero. Possible?
Jeff, I do believe this is correct, so bring it out. My understanding is other cars can show up, but only the fifty invitees actually get to "show" for whatever rewards they have... I was asked to bring photo ID when I arrive, so either they are confirming identity of participants or they are planning giveaways for the participants...
I know I'd love to have more Fieros show up either way.
I got this car cover back when I first bought the 86SE in 2000... It was wedged underneath the hood on top of the spare tire at the time. It is made for an aero-notchie, and not a fastback, but I can make it fit for the night.
This is the first time it has been on the car since I found it under the hood...
She's all washed up for the show tomorrow, just have to finish the interior in the morning.
Man, I must be way behind the times here. When did you get the fastback and what happened to the red notchback?
The notchie rusted out under the rear fenders, sadly. The frame had so much flex in it you could feel the car twist crossing speed bumps and railroad tracks. The GT was purchased for 1700 with less than 100k on the clock last year, a week before my wedding. It had a rod knock, so we gutted the drivetrain from the red car and tossed it in this one. Did a full auto to 5 speed swap in about 18 hours, plus several repairs and upgrades to fuel lines/wiring as well as a battery relocation at the same time. Also did a complete AC retrofit, including new compressor in that time window.
Couldn't have done it without seajai's help, so I have him to thank for a lot of work on my car.
Kind of strange but I also had a Fiero that was invited to a car show in Florida (Black Diamond Invitational) based on my showing at the recent All GM Show in Silver Springs. In my case I am not certain how much of an honor my invite was since they wanted to charge me a $25 registration fee and this was the first ever "annual" car show they had. I do not think that I will be driving back to Florida for this show due to the distance and the fact that I have a grandchild due about then.
Cool have they said what other cars they are also inviting, model wise?
Hope you win something good, good luck.
No indication to me as to what other cars would be invited to the November 8 show. I am unlikely to be able to attend this one because that would mean three separate trips to Florida in a four week period and I have some things to do at home that have priority. As for the All GM Show, I managed to take a "Best in Class - General 1980 to Present" at the Silver Springs car show. There were more than 1500 cars there so I feel good about the award.
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After attending shows where people were so hung up on every little spec of dust on their beauty (and who can blame them?), this was a refreshing change of pace to see cars with duct tape holding parts on.
Some of the cars were just plan hideous, some had zip ties holding the battery in place...
The show winner was a 1997 Buick Century as the "Most Average Car" at the show.
I have some photos over on Facebook that I'll move over here.
Sorry I missed your son Jeff. The lot was completely full and they were overflowing into next door.
Was there any other Fieros? Did you get any attention and questions about your car? Just wondering because when I go to shows a lot of the older guys have seen are cars and know some facts about them (and I repeat some facts) but the younger crowd are always asking questions and most love the mid engine layout so its neat to get the different responses.