Ah yes, Fiero News by Matt Gruber, I do remember those. In fact, I remember sending him questions, and he printed them in a few issues. We used to get them mailed to our homes back then. I still have a few bunch of issues packed away.
I have an incomplete set of Matt Gruber's WorldWide Fiero Club newsletters, "Fiero News". My set starts w issue no. 1 Aug., 1984 and my last issue is Spring. 1989. Can anyone tell me how many more issues there were beyond that point?
At one time there were two or three national Fiero Clubs but most turned out to be for profit businesses that benefited the owners. There was the FOCOA, FOA, IFC and a few others that all put out newsletters and/or magazines. Today we still have some good local clubs that publish some great newsletters and enewsletters. .
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Nothing new in them for long time owners but much for new people.
There were some other national clubs that were short lived.
The only one that lived long was FOCOA.
While some disagree the only real way to make a National club work well is to run it as a buisness buy someone who owns it. It tends to yield better results and a better product if the want to make any money. Too often open clubs run by a board end with arguments and only a few doing all the work.
The open clubs work better at a local level.
The best Shelby club is privately owned and one of the best clubs in the world. They provide a good product and services.
Even POCI has had their bumps over the years.
Anyways there will always be value in any of these club publications as for reference and documentation. They are not worth much money but the documentation holds value to the community that even the web can lose over time.
It is sad but as good as the web is it still loses a ton of info as web sites go down and much info can be lost.