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Out of the Ashes, only to go back into the Fire: The Fiero Story by illinioneseven
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An article written about the Fiero on a budding car website. Pretty good stuff! It spins the unfortunate production run of the Fiero in a positive light.

http://rcars.co/2017/01/23/...the-pontiac-fiero-2/
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Thanks for sharing. Nothing really new for me, but I like the way it was put together.
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Thanks for sharing. Nothing really new for me, but I like the way it was put together.


Yea, Its not really new for anyone here probably, but its cool just to see the fiero story still circulating.
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I don't recall the Fiero "borrowing a page from the MR2 book" by being mid-engined, or using the new V6 GT model to pace the Indy 500.
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I don't recall the Fiero "borrowing a page from the MR2 book" by being mid-engined, or using the new V6 GT model to pace the Indy 500.


You are correct. It was the 84 year model with the 4 cyl that was the pace car. Edit was made. Thanks!

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Well it was not a hatchet job like many stories but.....

No new info here. Also there were many errors and much that was left out.

The true full story of this car has never been published ad deserves to be told. It is a complex story with fault for many as GM played a big part in the failure but so did Pontiac and others.

Some day I should write up a full story have Fred double check me on it and get it published in one of the two Pontiac Magazines we have now.

There are so many things even the many long time Fiero fans just don't know. There is still much to even learn yet that many have not sooken in public about.

All I know is at some point we need to get the truth out before a inaccurate history is all that is passed down.
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Originally posted by illinioneseven:

You are correct. It was the 84 year model with the 4 cyl that was the pace car. Edit was made. Thanks!


Are you the author?

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With Freds knowlege and my collection of FIERO info from Hulki and the meetings Hulki had with GM exc. (That were given to me by Hulki!) we can share some truth about FIERO!

Many do know the Indy Fiero Pace Car to pace the 1984 Indy "500" invitation was May 4, 1982. Have letter of invitation and meetings.
(also Indy replica program)
At the 35th I will have a large amount of FIERO history!

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Are you the author?


lol, well yea. I was tryng to be ambiguous, but once the write up was fact checked on stuff I missed, I couldn't let the mistakes slip. I am also a photographer/editor/designer for the car website the article is posted on.
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Originally posted by paced84:

With Freds knowlege and my collection of FIERO info from Hulki and the meetings Hulki had with GM exc. (That were given to me by Hulki!) we can share some truth about FIERO!

Many do know the Indy Fiero Pace Car to pace the 1984 Indy "500" invitation was May 4, 1982. Have letter of invitation and meetings.
(also Indy replica program)
At the 35th I will have a large amount of FIERO history!

Ron T
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Indy #305




Ron

You Fred and I should work up a story on the whole truth and get it in Pontiac Perfection or Smoke Signals. I would think Don or the club would go for a complete tell all story.

This would be a straight fact no opinion story.

Also we can address the many myths along the way and out them to rest.

This is a story that has gone so long untold it has taken a Vilking Saga like aura.

I woul be willing to spend the time to write it but I would want you and Fred to be involved with approval and help on making sure it is complete and accurate.

Let me know what you think and I am game to help in anyway to set the record straight?

I have tried to get Fred to do this but his time is limited. I would be willing to do most of the writing.
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Originally posted by illinioneseven:


lol, well yea. I was tryng to be ambiguous, but once the write up was fact checked on stuff I missed, I couldn't let the mistakes slip. I am also a photographer/editor/designer for the car website the article is posted on.


Welcome to the forum!

Some amazing knowledge here. And a few good people.
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Welcome to the forum!

Some amazing knowledge here. And a few good people.


yea, i love fieros. i use to follow around a club in wisconsin in my high school days when they had events. im hoping to network an interview with someone in the future on here about ownership, the community, etc.
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