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RIP Hulki by Rik
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Just saw the news that Hulki Aldikacti passed away. Thanks for all you did to bring our little cars to life.
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That took me by complete surprise...

I have Hulki's White 88 GT. That car will not be leaving this Fiero lover!

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I am going to attend the sevice Sat. Fred is going to try and make it. The two of us have visited Hulki many times, not at shows, but at his home. What a great person to have known. He will be missed!

A large amount of my (FIERO) collection was given to me by Hulki.

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A cherished piece of my collection is this sun visor signed by Hulki...https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203606411016107&set=p.10203606411016107&type=1&theater
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A cherished piece of my collection is this sun visor signed by Hulki...https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203606411016107&set=p.10203606411016107&type=1&theater



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A major part of Fiero history. I never did get to meet him.

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Thanks for posting that for me Fred...PIP doesn't work on Macs
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Hulki with Jerry at the 25th show.
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So terribly sad for his family and those who were close to him. Ron, you and Fred were both so lucky to have had a friendship with a man so integral to our history. He signed the back of my driver's seat at the 20th and had some neat things to say about my 85GT. I'll treasure that moment always.

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Rip good friend. I was talking about him yesterday recalling memories from the 20th show.

In the parking lot, Hulki was telling me about my car. He walked me over to a few Fiero's near by, then back to mine, pointed to the black lip under the front hood near
the raditor support, and said these cars didn't leave the factory that clean ! He had a huge grin on his face when he was telling me this. The excitment he had for our
cars was fantastic.

He will be missed in the Fiero world, sad day, Love the memories we all have that knew him.

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Sad to hear this.
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Oh, no! It's as if a page has been turned in history.
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RIP, Hulki. Thank you for giving me my favorite car of all time.

I've had three Fieros, and like many many others here, I get what Hulki was trying to do with the Fiero, and I'm glad General Motors let him do it, even if they held him back a bit. The car still turned out great in my opinion.

This really makes me sad today.
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RIP Hulki... thank you sir, for everything.

Tell Zora hi for me.

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Very sad news. RIP and thank you.
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I met Hulki at the 25th. I am glad I got to thank him in person for bringing the Fiero to life. He commented that he was amazed and humbled by how much of a following his little car attracted.
My condolences and prayers go to his family.
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I have never met him but I am VERY grateful for all he has done for us and our cars RIP Hulki I do have something to remember you by.... a signed fiero wheel-well !!!
THANK YOU HULKI !!!

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A sad day for the Fiero world.
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I also had the honor of meeting him at the 25th. He and John Callies complimented me on the Pace Car I owned at the time.
We all owe him a debt of gratitude. What a brilliant & kind man. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Thank you Hulki.
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R.I.P.





Fixed it for you

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Just read about this. R.I.P Hulki. You will not be forgotten.

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He seemed like such an awesome guy. Well, Todd M. will be the lucky guy up there with Hulki.
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He was so good to us.





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Thank you for posting that great video. What a great way to remember him for those of us who never had the privilege to meet him in person. That includes me.

His comments at the 38 minute mark made me laugh and cry at the same time...

What a great, great man we have lost... truly the father of the Fiero.

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The first time I saw a Fiero it was across the street from my house at a shop. I was too young to drive at the time but the shop owner let me sit in it and I knew right then and there that I would own one some day. I'm glad I've had the opportunity to be part of the Fiero owning crowd. Thanks to the man that made it happen! R.I.P.
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Hulki always had time to talk to me no matter what he was doing. I will miss talking to him as there was never a shortage of interesting conversation.

I will be on the road tomorrow night to be in Michigan Saturday morning.

Hulki was the catalyst that has kept me going all these years pursuing the history of the Pontiac Fiero. Every time I have gone to Michigan, he would have some one lined up to go meet that worked with the Fiero program. He introduced me to dozens of people.

Most importantly, Hulki was a friend who welcomed me in to his home when ever I was in town.

I will be paying my last respects wearing the Fiero crest lapel pin that he gave me. He wore this pin on his suit coat when ever he was addressing his peers during the meetings trying to get the Fiero program in to production.

Fred
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R.I.P.,thank you for making my life better. I love my fiero. You will be missed always.
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Very sad...thank you for all the joy you have brought us
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R.I.P. Hulki, You always had great stories to tell, and most of us were ready to listen at any time. I met him at the 20th and 25th. He always had time to talk.
paced84 and Fred, you said you were going to the service. Please pass our condolences to the family, for those of us that can't make it. He was a big part of our
family, and he will be missed.

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... Please pass our condolences to the family, for those of us that can't make it. He was a big part of our
family, and he will be missed.



This. Please.

Thank you.

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Never got the honor to meet him, but thank you Hulki for everything you did. The Fiero and this community would not be here without you.
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Like the vast majority of us, I never met the man. However, all of us who love these silly little plastic cars owe a debt of gratitude to Mr Hulki Aldikacti.

RIP kind sir.
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I got to meet him once and did not really know who he was at the time. He showed up at a show unannounced in Pontiac and looked around and only a few people knew him or that he was there. He came over and he checked my car out and we alked about the changes I had made. He approved of what I did with the car and later when I found out who he was I was glad to find he approved of what I had done.

He was to have been at the dinner that night but never showed up. I would have liked to hear what he had to say.

This points out that if you have any questions on the car you had better ask them soon of those who are left. Most are getting up in age and may not have as good of a memory as in the past.

Fred this is why we need to put that book together. The future is going to have to rely on those who collected info like you, Paul and others. Even if it is not a full published book the story needs written down and shared. I think after what GM went through the Fiero story would be a cautionary tail of how GM worked and did not work that lead to the bail out. It shows the real contrast of those inside GM that were the problem and those who were no the problem. Today GM is finally in the hands of mostly the people that were not the problem. Note cars like the Z/28, Z06 and coming Mid Engine C8 and 6th gen Camaro will point this out. Old GM would have never built these cars.

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R.I.P Hulki Aldikacti
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Always wanted to attend one of the big national shows just for a chance to shake his hand and say thanks for the decades of enjoyment that my Fieros have brought me. No chance of that now. R.I.P. Hulki.
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R.I.P.

What a legacy he has left. He changed many lives...some in small ways...some big. Altered the face of the world.....at least a little.
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