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Any Fiero's / Pff members going on Power Tour? by DtheC
Started on: 05-21-2010 04:11 PM
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Report this Post05-21-2010 04:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DtheCClick Here to Email DtheCSend a Private Message to DtheCDirect Link to This Post
Hot Rod Magazine's Power Tour starts in Newton Iowa June 4th.
Any one want to do a meet and greet?
Maybe hit the local drive in movies?
http://www.valledrive-in.com/
Maybe call in some of the Iowa Fiero owners for a 1 time get together?

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Report this Post05-22-2010 02:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DtheCClick Here to Email DtheCSend a Private Message to DtheCDirect Link to This Post
Yea Old Lar, but I thought there might be some members that would stay away from O/T.
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Report this Post05-22-2010 03:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for White SpyderClick Here to Email White SpyderSend a Private Message to White SpyderDirect Link to This Post
I'll be joining in Birmingham.
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Report this Post05-22-2010 09:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LAMBOClick Here to Email LAMBOSend a Private Message to LAMBODirect Link to This Post
I'm coming up Saturday.
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Report this Post06-04-2010 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for White SpyderClick Here to Email White SpyderSend a Private Message to White SpyderDirect Link to This Post
Can we get an updated count of Fieros on the Tour?

I would like to see if we can set up together in Birmingham and Mobile.
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Report this Post06-04-2010 07:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
I'm there now. I got my registration sticker, a bit ago and went back to the hotel to rest after 1500+ miles of driving to get here.
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Report this Post06-04-2010 11:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DtheCClick Here to Email DtheCSend a Private Message to DtheCDirect Link to This Post
I spy'd with my own little eye a yellow 'notchie' from RI.
This was in the Newton downtown show @ about 6:00 PM Friday.
No one was with the car, but they could have been eating or scoping out the other cars?
I hope to see a few more at the Iowa Speedway on Saturday?
Sad to say that O'l Paint is still under the weather, it runs OK, but still gets worn out after a run.
Just won't start after it gets up to temperature?

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Report this Post06-05-2010 12:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for White SpyderClick Here to Email White SpyderSend a Private Message to White SpyderDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Old Lar:

I'm there now. I got my registration sticker, a bit ago and went back to the hotel to rest after 1500+ miles of driving to get here.


I'll look for you and Phil in B'ham. I am staying at the Marriott Residence Inn about 3/4 mile from the park.
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Report this Post06-05-2010 09:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
I saw a white coupe running the drag race..Was that you? I got an autographed poster from Chip Foose. He said some new shows are in the works for him on Discovery. The rains came late in the day 5:30 or so.
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Report this Post06-06-2010 10:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for White SpyderClick Here to Email White SpyderSend a Private Message to White SpyderDirect Link to This Post
Not me, wish I was doing the long haul but work got in the way. I'll see you on the 10th.
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Report this Post06-07-2010 09:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LAMBOClick Here to Email LAMBOSend a Private Message to LAMBODirect Link to This Post
Got to talk to Phil and his wife on Saturday for a bit. Extremely nice folks. I could sure tell Phil is enjoying his retirement, as he kept giving me a hard time for using the W word (work ). Looked for you a couple times as well Old Lar. Saw Spookey, but not you. I'm guessing you were out watching the drags. Saw the other white formula as well, but no driver there either.

I have to say, this being the first time for me to attend a Power Tour, I was hugely impressed. Over 4000 cars of all makes and kinds. Representatives from all 50 states and overseas, this thing was huge. I may have to do one of these for a summer vacation real soon, like maybe next year. In Iowa, we have a bicycle ride every year call RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) and this event seems like the same type of event, only with Cars. Very cool!

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Report this Post06-07-2010 11:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for alafierosSend a Private Message to alafierosDirect Link to This Post
I'm in Birmingham. I'm planning on dropping by on the way home from work.
If anyone wants to get together for dinner, we can find a place for all of the Fiero Folks.

Let me know if you are interested!

See you Thursday!
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Report this Post06-07-2010 07:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
Phil, Gwen, AC sr and I went to breakfast at Charlie Parker's restaurant. It was on Diners, Drive-In & Dives. Interesting hole-in-the-wall restaurant. We needed to get to Mid America Motorworks for a lunch break. "We" agreed to let me lead the way, using my GPS and not follow the Power Tour route directions. I don't think we'll do that again. The GPS was set for the fastest route and we got to drive over hill & dale on something less than good roads narrow broken pavement and twisty. It got us there, but I don't know what the GPS was setting for its route. I have gotten very dependant on the GPS to get around, so I don't pay attention to route numbers, plus the GPS would give the local named street rather than map listed route number. I couldn't figure out where I was..

Lots and lots of cars on this tour.
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Report this Post06-08-2010 07:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for White SpyderClick Here to Email White SpyderSend a Private Message to White SpyderDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like thae tour is a success! I should be in B'ham by about 1PM on Thursday and head over to Regions park soon after I check in at the hotel and do a little clean up of the car Got to be looking good for the fans !!!

Hey, Do we want to do a R.I.P. for Pontiac ?
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Report this Post06-08-2010 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for motoracer838Click Here to Email motoracer838Send a Private Message to motoracer838Direct Link to This Post
This thread is useless without pics!!!

Cheers Beers n Gearz. Joe
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Report this Post06-09-2010 08:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PhilClick Here to Email PhilSend a Private Message to PhilDirect Link to This Post
Sorry we missed you in Newton. We were staying at the Holiday Inn in Newton. Being within walking distance to the block party in Newton on Friday night, we left our Fiero in the hotel parking lot. What a fun time checking out the local hot rods, listening to the music and talking to other car lovers. A great start to this year's Power Tour.

Breakfast at Charlie Parker's in Springfield is indeed a must stop place when in the area. Diners, Drive in's and Dives is so helpful in finding the fun places to eat. Last year while on Power Tour we had breakfast at Frank's Diner in Racine, another fun experience.

Following Larry's GPS was interesting. Roads with texture I call them. Our GPS has some interesting route directions as times also.

Yesterday on our way to Bowling Green we took a little side trip and visited Metropolis, IL....home to Superman. Had to take the required photo of the Fiero in front of the huge statute of Superman. Lots of Power Tourists stopped also. A fun stop.

Today on the way to Chattanooga the route was a Fiero lovers dream. Twisty roads through the mountains in TN like you can't imagine. Just imagine what the locals must have thought as hundreds of cars zoomed by.....twisting to the left and then to the right at speeds that were interesting to say the least. Phil had a ball while I held my breath from time to time.

Tonight it was dinner with A C, Old Lar, Phil & I. Looks like some rain coming in so the party in the hotel parking lot was cut short. We've been lucky on this year's Tour that rain has held off to overnight until today. It rained lightly on the route today, but not enough to cause those driving convertibles to put up their tops. Convertible people are a hardy bunch.

It's off to Birmingham tomorrow with plans to meet up with some Fiero friends in the area. Then it's off to Mobile for the last two days. Saturday we'll head home and make plans for next year.

Whatever your free time allows, Power Tour is fun whether you do one leg or go "Long Haul." When we get home we'll post some pictures. Can't do them on the road.

Gwen (Phil's wife)

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Report this Post06-09-2010 08:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PhilClick Here to Email PhilSend a Private Message to PhilDirect Link to This Post

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I forgot to add.....it was nice meeting Lambo in Newton on Saturday. It's always nice to put a face to the screen name. And maybe we've given him the bug to try a leg or two of Power Tour in the future.

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Report this Post06-13-2010 03:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
On my way up to Newton, Ia, I stopped in at the Fiero Factory


Continuing up I-65 I saw a sign for Jack Daniels Distillery, so I detoured over for the tour

The tour guide and not to life size statue of Jack..he was only 5'2".

Up to I-80 and the I-80 truck stop.


One of the displays at the I-80 Truck stop store..






My new BFF



Chip said Fiero, didn't they catch fire and he had painted many when he worked at his father's shop.

From the upper stands of Iowa Speedway and some of the Power Tour cars


Fiero vs CTS at the drags.


In Springfield at our hotel we saw this..




V8 powered Trike that used an 84 Fiero cabin, every thing else was custom made.



Right from the Vacation movies..


Vette flame paint job.


Charlie Parker's Diner from Diners, Dives & Drive-Inns




1947 Dodge rat rod, it had Lazy Boy seats..


Cars as far as you could see in Bowling Green




self explanitory..coffin car

The Long Hauler's photo shoot was on the USS Alabama in Mobile


3600+ miles for me..
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Report this Post06-21-2010 07:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for White SpyderClick Here to Email White SpyderSend a Private Message to White SpyderDirect Link to This Post
Work has been busy but here are a couple of shots with some Fiero fans !

Birmingham with White Spyder, Phil and Bombastic



Mobile; Phil, his wife, and White Spyder. Phil snagged a prime parking spot!


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