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December 6, 2008 NIFE Holiday Party, Elgin, IL.  Join us to celebrate the Holidays in the spirit of friendship at Nick's Pizza in Elgin, IL located at 990 Randall Road.  The celebration begins at 5:00PM and goes until 8:00PM. (Bring a $10.00 Gift). Dinner and soft drinks will be approximately $12.00 per person. 
November 22, 2008
NIFE Club Meeting, Schaumburg, IL.  Meeting starts at 1:00pm at the Schaumburg library located at 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL  60193.  we will begin our Winter Club Meeting series for 2008-2009 with our Member Tech Tips & Performance Upgrades meeting.  Each member is asked to present a tech tip or performance upgrade tip to this meeting to present to the group.  This exchanging of ideas allows us to expand our Fiero knowledge together!
October 18, 2008 NIFE Fall Color Tour to Elizabeth, IL.  Join us as we head out west on our day trip to Elizabeth, Illinois to the Massbach Ridge Winery for a little tasting.  A scheduled lunch and dinner will accompany our color seeking trip.  our caravan departs from Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles at 9:00am.  From there we travel to Oregon, IL, arriving around 10:30am for a short stop at Conover Square, an old piano factory which has been converted into an antique mall.  Past Oregon, we'll take a drive along the beautiful Rock River before heading further west on winding roads through small rural towns.  our lunch stop will be at the Woodbine Bend golf course restaurant.  After that, we'll continue on for some wine tasting at the Massbach Ridge Winery in Elizabeth, IL, and a stop in Stockton, IL on our way to dinner at The Rafters on route 20 in Lena, IL.  For more information: www.woodbinebend.com, www.massbachridge.com, www.raftersonline.com.  Hope you can join us as we enjoy the colors of fall in Illinois.
September 21, 2008 Fall All Pontiac/GMC Show in Oak Brook, IL. Come on out to the 11th annual All Pontiac/GMC Car Show sponsored by the Illinois Pontiac/Oakland Club. The show is located in the office parking lot at 2021 Midwest Road; just north of the McDonald's. Contact Bill Knotek at 815-838-7956 for more information. The Fiero is the featured car for this year's show - be sure you plan on attending!
September 13, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in Mount Prospect, IL. Show off your Fiero at this Saturday evening cruise night located at the parking lot west of the Metra parking lot located at Route 83 and Northwest highway. The cruise night runs from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Join us for a quick bite to eat.
September 6-7, 2008 Fierorama 2008 "Lucky 13 - The Biggest Little Car Show in Illinois" Two days of Fiero fun! Saturday's events include a Fierorama breakfast at 8:00am, the V8 Archie open house at 11:00am, and Fierorama dinner party at 6:00pm. Fierorama is Sunday from 12 noon until 5:00pm; join us as we return to Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles, IL (www.st-charlesparks.org). For more information call Paul Vargyas (630-983-6434 or email at paulv@xnet.com) or Jim Hallman (630-305-9806 or email at jjh93@juno.com).
August 26, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in West Chicago, IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located at Augustino's Deli at the southwest corner of North Avenue (Route 64) and Route 59. Join us from 5:00pm until 9:00pm for a quick bite to eat and then feast your eyes on some of our areas collector cars.
August 13, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in Naperville, IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night at Braconi's located in the Cress Creek Shopping Center at 796 Royal St. George (on Ogden Ave between Mill St. and River Rd.) from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Join us for a quick bite to eat!
August 6, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in Rockford, IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located at RBI's Restaurant near the East Riverside Blvd exit on I-90 located at 3870 N. from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Perryville Rd. Join us for a quick bite to eat.
July 26-27, 2008 18th Annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend in St. Charles, IL. Sponsored by the Cruisin' Tigers GTO Club. Two days this year with drag race events on Saturday and the show is on Sunday located at the DuPage Expo Center (across from Pheasant Run Resort). Contact Rick Last at 630-541-6029 or visit cruisintigersgto.com for more information.
July 24-27, 2008 25th Anniversary Show and Fiero Reunion Banquet. Hosted by the Michigan Fiero Club. We will be returning to the Marriott At Centerpoint in Pontiac, Michigan (this is the same hotel where the 20th Anniversary show took place). Reservations can be made by calling 248-253-9800. Some of the celebration plans include: a track day, tour of GM World Headquarters, go-carting, guest speakers, a tour of the exclusive GM Heritage Center Museum. Visit michiganfieroclub.com for more details.
July 21, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in Hoffman Estates, IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located at the Barrington Square Mall located at 2300 W. Higgins Road. Join us for a quick bite to eat and then feast your eyes on some of our area's collector cars.
July 12, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in Oregon, IL. Show off your Fiero at Jay's Drive In at this 1950s style drive in located on North Ave (Rt 64) just east of Route 2. Join us for a quick bite to eat and then feast your eyes on some of our area's collector cars.
June 27, 2008 NIFE Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows, IL. Show off your Fiero at this weekday evening cruise night located in the Meijers parking lot at Golf Road and Algonquin Road. Join us to feast your eyes on some of our areas collector cars.
June 22, 2008 NIFE at the 59th annual Swedish Days Parade in Geneva, IL. The parade begins at 1:00pm and runs approximately one and a half miles through downtown Geneva. Come on out and cheer on the NIFE caravan! For parade participants, you will need to meet at the Geneva high school at 11:00am.
June 15, 2008 Marquardt Pontiac/Buick/GMC All Pontiac Car Show in Barrington, IL. Come on out to the 6th annual All Pontiac Car Show sponsored by the Illinois Pontiac/Oakland Club. The dealership is located at 1421 S. Barrington Road. Contact Ken Bauco at 847-526-1812 for more information.
May 29 - June 1 17th annual "Dell's Run 2008"/ Midwest Fiero Regionals hosted by the Wisconsin Fiero Fanatics - FOUR days of Fiero Fun -Chula Vista Resort/Wisconsin Dells - 800-388-4782. For more information, contact Tom Podziemski at 414-282-3577, email at tp@fierofanatics.com, or visit the website at www.fierofanatics.com. Discounted registration for every Original 1988 Fiero - only $20.00! Come and celebrate 20 Years of the 1988 Fiero!
May 3, 2008 NIFE Spring Driving Tour. Get the dust and kinks out of your Fiero and take it on the road as we head out for a day-trip to the Starved Rock state park area. We will gather at the Red Roof Inn in Naperville at the South East corner of Route 59 and Diehl Road (South of I-88) to depart at 9:00am sharp.
April 26, 2008Map NIFE Club Meeting - Ryan Gick discusses PROM chips & upgrading your Fiero's ECM computer.  Meeting starts at 1:00pm at the Schaumburg Library.

 With the assistance of NIFE member Tom Griffiths and his Paltalk account, you are invited to join in on our NIFE Club meeting April 26, 2008 via Paltalk. Paltalk allows you to participate ‘virtually’ with our meeting. You can view and listen via live-feed as well as ask questions all from the comfort of your computer. In case you live too far from the Schaumburg Library to attend our club meetings or you just can’t commit to the two hour timeframe, you are welcome to join us and learn about your Fiero. To join in on our club meetings, here is what you need to do:

1. Go to www.paltalk.com

2. Download the paltalk communicator to join; it’s free. You must enter your email address when prompted; if you do not enter it you will not have an account to log in with. You will not get spammed so you don’t have to worry.

3. Search for the room listed “Fiero cam” or “fieronews” or “NIFE” one of these three words will get you there.


If you have issues with this, Tom Griffiths is available to answer questions to get you started. You can email him at tom@fieronews.net or in the Paltalk room. He would be happy to get on the phone as well. Just send him your number in an email. Thanks go out to our sponsor www.fieronews.net for the room and gear to make this happen.

March 15, 2008Map NIFE Club Meeting - Fred Bartemeyer discusses interpreting wiring diagrams, fusible links, and proper engine grounding.  Meeting starts at 1:00pm at the Schaumburg Library.
February 2, 2008 Midwest Fiero Clubs Midwinter Social at the Chula Vista Resort - Wisconsin Dells, WI.
January 19, 2008
NIFE Club Meeting - Dave Armstrong discusses how to interpret diagnostic data, troubleshoot ECM codes & review of engine sensors and common symptoms when they fail.  Bill Klicker will also present a simulated WinALDL session and provide instructions on how to make your own custom serial cable to allow you to review ECM data on your PC using WinALDL.  This meeting will again be held at the Schaumburg Library starting at 1:00pm.  If you can't make it to the meeting, but are interested in viewing the presentation, we will be broadcasting the meeting live over the internet.   Video
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