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Only Fiero at car show by racingfortheson
Started on: 04-10-2014 11:49 PM
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Report this Post04-10-2014 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for racingforthesonSend a Private Message to racingforthesonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I when to this little car show thing that they do here at What-a-burger in Tyler, Tx. It was the first one this year with nice weather so I brought out my GT. Was just going to look but son wanted me to park with the other cars and pop open the hoods. There was around 100 cars there and a bunch of people. I really thought it was going to be small. 2 very nice kit AC Cobra's, one of them may have been real. And some super nice custom rides. I felt a lil cheesy with my car at first. I mean don't get me wrong, my lil Fiero is nice but I was parked with a chop top 30's Ford on one side and a 60's Corvette on the other. I just smiled sheepishly as I walk away to look at the other cars. Eveytime I looked over someone was checking my lil car out. Had one girl, couldn't have been 25, almost run over dragging her man saying, "Holy Cow, look at the Fiero." It doesn't turn a lot of heads driving it around, but everyone who walked by stopped. Made me feel good to see people who didn't even know what it was really checking it out. Now I look forward to the next time I can make a local car shop or Cruse Night.
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I took mine to a cruise in at a local rod shop and parked away from everyone till couple people asked about it . " that sure sounded good , what V8 is in it?" So i finally parked it closer to the other cars and opened it up, It actually got a decent amount of attention which was very unexpected...

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Thumbs up bro!
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I'm a regular at a few cruises around here and been the lone Fiero at probably 95% of them over the last seven years; the feedback has always been positive. Lot of people either had or knew someone in high school or something with one back in the day.

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Report this Post04-11-2014 07:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Congrats, I guess a lot of people who aren't obsessed like us have forgotten about the Fiero.
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I get mine around to a few "regular" car shows and cruise ins. You never know what you'll get, in general spectators like them because they are unique, (and in some ways nice ones are rare). Some car guys and gals who brought something else will like them, some will just see teh 1984 fire reports. Some are convinced "its gotta be hard to find part for those" or "those are murder to work on". Some would appreciate them more if they had a V8 in them. Most people dont have a clue they came with two common engines and many common parts, and to me are easier to work on than many actual front wheel drive cars (even though our set up is FWD but in the back) For the folks that had one in high school or had a friend with one in high school it inspired alot of talking.

Lots of younger folks never even heard of them.
You can take them to shows with pride, while remembering that everyone's got an opinion.
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I go to a lot of car shows and cruise nights and am often the only Fiero around. Comments and attention are generally positive, people enjoy seeing Fieros. Once in while you hear negative comments, but it doesn't bother me much.
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I treat mine as a daily driver. It's nice but just a plain Jane base model. I am always getting comments and thumbs up from people. They are technically a classic car. And they are so cool! Everybody loves them I thought?
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Originally posted by mrfred8:

I go to a lot of car shows and cruise nights and am often the only Fiero around. Comments and attention are generally positive, people enjoy seeing Fieros. Once in while you hear negative comments, but it doesn't bother me much.


Ditto....it's rare for me to see another Fiero at a car show but it just makes you stand out all the more.
On a different note...I have learned that you don't have to fear what others have brought to the show or who you're parked next to. For what it is, the Fiero is one hellava car and can hold its own.

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Mine is usually the only one at shows here in Ohio. One time I parked by a $80,000 Mustang and the Fiero got more attention.
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Good job. Cars cruise in/shows are fun. In the summer I usually go to 2 or 3 a week. Not so much now that I really dont have anything. I do sometimes show the Sebring just for fun, never to expect anything though. Does get as much interest as any other late model car. When I was taking one of my Fieros, I almost always was the only one there. Even the kits were usually the only ones...except for all the Cobra replicas. Those are a dime a dozen so I never built one. Since real Cobras are pretty valuable now, I doubt if you ever see a real one at anything other than a national or prestigeous show. Both you seen were most likely kits. Some are just a lot better than others. One even makes (SuperPerformance, I think) makes an all aluminum body kit just like the original. Just take yours to all the shows you can and enjoy all the company with car people.
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Report this Post04-11-2014 07:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for drattsClick Here to Email drattsSend a Private Message to drattsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My Lambo replica is not a show car, but gets lots of attention from show viewers which just pisses off all the guys who have been meticulous in their preparation. I don't even park it with the show cars. I feel bad because I really like cars and talking to car guys. I'm betting that you guys with nicely prepped Fieros get much better acceptance than I do.
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Report this Post04-11-2014 09:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ImnutsSend a Private Message to ImnutsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is my second Fiero, I once was considering a Vet but talk about a dime a dozen, I got board looking at them. I would trade in my Fiero for a Pantera which is rear engine also and I think American made. But the charm of a Fiero is that your imagination is almost the only limit on what can be done to them. But I have never had time or the nerve to mess with my completely stock 88. if my wife would not have my head I would buy another one just to modify.
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Report this Post04-11-2014 10:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ImnutsSend a Private Message to ImnutsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I know, I know, I should have looked before I spoke about where the Pantera was made but it does have a Ford motor, that's what threw me off. That's the best excuse I gone a give.
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Originally posted by dratts:

My Lambo replica is not a show car, but gets lots of attention from show viewers which just pisses off all the guys who have been meticulous in their preparation. I don't even park it with the show cars. I feel bad because I really like cars and talking to car guys. I'm betting that you guys with nicely prepped Fieros get much better acceptance than I do.


I have taken mine to a couple shows people who come to the show like it , other " car guys" ignore it ( one even told me to come back when I get a real car )
and the judges don't stop to even look at it just walk by. They say it is not a real collector car . but then most car shows around here are
far two many mustangs and vettes or Cords , Auburns or duesnbergs.

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Report this Post04-12-2014 06:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for drattsClick Here to Email drattsSend a Private Message to drattsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Exactly! We're outcasts. I like Fieros and I like the old style hot rods too. I'm a car guy and I don't want to be relegated to the "kit car" group to be accepted. I hate the term "kit cars" too. 99% of them are not "kits". Oh well. For what it's worth I get more acceptance from Fiero guys than anyone other group. It probably helps that I have a Fiero collection too, but I think that Fiero guys are just more open minded. Except for their politics. That's ok.
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yes the Pantera is Italian, made by DeTomaso. They did use a Ford engine. I think mostly 302 and 351 cu in. I dont know if they had any bigger. Its a true mid engine with Ferrari and Lambo. They are notorious rust buckets.
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Report this Post04-12-2014 09:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rproClick Here to Email rproSend a Private Message to rproEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Been there, done that, got the trophy too. That really pissed off these Camaro boys. Haha


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