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December 12, 2009 NIFE Holiday Party: Join us to celebrate the Holidays in the spirit of friendship at TGI Friday's in Lombard, IL located at With 2009 coming to an end, it is time again to celebrate the holiday season with our fellow club members. On Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm NIFE will gather at the T.G.I. Fridays in Lombard, IL located at 601 East Butterfield Road (near the intersection of I-88 and I-355; 630-964-3743). It is located approximately one mile east of I-355 on Butterfield Road, 1/4 mile east of Highland Ave (I-88 exit on Highland North from either direction on I-88). You can reach me at 630-202-8300 or email paulv@xnet.com. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all!
November 21, 2009 November Club Meeting: Is your Fiero in need of a make over? Then join us at our November club meeting for some Fiero Restoration 101 taking place on Saturday, November 21, 2009 starting at 1:00pm. This meeting will be taking place at the Schaumburg Library.
October 10, 2009 Fall Color Tour 2009:  "SAY CHEESE!" We would like to invite all area Fiero enthusiasts to join in on the NIFE Fall Color Tour this year to cheese country, Monroe, Wisconsin. This year we will take scenic back roads to Wisconsin and arrive in Monroe in time for lunch around the historic downtown square. Our lunch options include Baumgartners, a famous "cheese" restaurant. After lunch we will take a guided tour of nearby Minhas (formerly Huber) Brewery. The tour and beer /soda tasting afterward will cost $10 per person. Next we will take a driving tour of the rural area seeing the fall colors, historic sites and viewing the many "barn quilts" of Green County Wisconsin. We will end the day with a stop for supper to continue our good Fiero fellowship; then say our goodbyes and head home. Make plans to join us for a fall color day. Bring your cameras and remember to "say cheese".
September 20, 2009 All Pontiac Car Show: The Illinois Chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Club International will be sponsoring their 12th annual all Pontiac/GMC car show taking place at a new location this year. On September 20, 2009 (rain date Sunday, September 27) this show will be held at the Burger King in Lemont, IL located at 1276 State Street. The show hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Registration is 9:00am till noon with awards at 3:00pm. Let's bring a lot of Fieros to this event to celebrate the Pontiac heritage!
September 12-13, 2009 Fierorama 2009:  Two days of Fiero fun! 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 25, 2009 NIFE Cruise Night - West Chicago, IL: Join NIFE as we travel to West Chicago, IL to the Augustino's Rock-N-Roll Deli. From 5:00pm-9:00pm you will be able to many classic, antique, and custom cars. The evening of this cruise night is "Pontiac Night". So we need your Fiero to represent the marque that is Pontiac. Hope to see everyone there.
August 15, 2009 Midwest Fiero Clubs/Heartland Fiero's Show: NIFE is heading to historic downtown East Davenport along the Mississippi River for the 6th Annual Heartland Fiero's Car Show. The highlight of the show will be the reunion of the three PPG pace cars being on display at the show including the '84 pace car that was on display at the Museum of  Science and Industry in Chicago. We will have a group departure leaving from the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn on the southeast corner of Diehl Road and Route 59 in Naperville, IL. Diehl Road is just south of I-88 (East-West Toll Way). We will be departing at 8:30am for the 2 1/2 hour drive to the show site.
After the show we are invited to attend a $5.00/person BBQ at the home of the Heartland Club's Chairman, Fred Bartemeyer. For more information please visit villageofeastdavenport.com or heartlandfieros.com
August 11, 2009 NIFE Cruise Night - Plainfield, IL: Join NIFE as we travel to Plainfield, IL for their downtown cruise night. Usual attendance runs between 150-200 cars, but on a nice night it's common to see upwards of 300 cars. Plainfield's cruise nights run thru August 25th and go from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. The cruise night is located near the intersection of Route 59 and Route 30 in downtown Plainfield. For more information visit mainstreetplainfield.org
August 8, 2009 United Technical Institute Car Show: Join NIFE as we attend the 2nd Annual UTI car show which will be held at the UTI Glendale Heights Campus. This show is open to all hot rods, imports, classics, customs and many more classes. There is a FREE entry for all show participants as well as a FREE dash plaque! Lunch will be provided. Let's put on a show within show! For more information please contact Ken Nagel or call him at 847-452-3245
July 24, 2009 Kane County Cougars: NIFE has been invited to the Kane County Cougars game at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva, IL. We will be able to park our Fieros in an assigned area next to the stadium. Complete information can be found in our May/June 2009 Fiero Focus Magazine on page 13. Tickets are no longer available through NIFE, but you can still purchase tickets at the Kane County Cougars Box Office. www.kccougars.com
July 11, 2009 NIFE Cruise Night: Join NIFE when we head to Morris, IL for their monthly cruise night event. Held the second Saturday of each month through September, this Morris event is one of the largest and fastest growing cruise nights in the state of Illinois. It is not uncommon for over 500 cars to show up on a nice night! So we can arrive as a group and park together, we will meet at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant located at I-80 and the Houbolt Road exit at 4:45pm. We will leave PROMPTLY at 5:00pm for Morris. It is important to get there early for good parking and to ensure being able to park as a group. We'll make dinner arrangements in downtown Morris upon our arrival. There is a $10 donation fee per car that goes to local charities. For more details, go to morriscruisenight.com/index.html.
June 24, 2009 NIFE Cruise Night: Join NIFE and show off the pride you have in your Fiero at RBI's Restaurant in Rockford, IL for their weekly cruise night. The cruise night starts at 5:00pm and continues until 9:30pm. RBI's is located just west of 90 (Jane Addams Tollway) at the East Riverside Blvd. exit at 3870 N. Perryville Road (South of Riverside Blvd.)
June 6, 2009 NIFE Cruise and Movie Night: Looking for something "different?" Then go to the Thornwood Grill in Wood Dale, IL. for their "VJ Rudy K's Drive in Movie Night and Car Show." The event starts at 3:00pm and runs until 9:30pm. A large inflatable movie screen will be used to show movies and videos while you enjoy looking at all the cars! The Thornwood Bar & Grill is located at 1051 North Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL north of the intersection of Thornwood Avenue and Wood Dale Rd.
May 28-31, 2009 18th annual "Dell's Run 2009"/ 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
May 16, 2009 Private Museum Collection tour, Roscoe, IL.: Depart from the Sears Automotive Center at Woodfield mall at 8:30am to arrive at the museum around 10:00.
April 18, 2009 NIFE Club Meeting, Machesney Park, IL.:  'How to' fiberglass meeting (hood scoops, hoods, etc.) - depart from the Sears Automotive Center at Woodfield Mall at 10:30am to arrive around noon at the Hawks's View restaurant for lunch.  Start meeting at Archie's around 1:30.  Please bring your own folding chair for this event.
March 21, 2009
NIFE Club Meeting, Lisle, IL.: Join us for more tech tips at the Lisle Library on Saturday, March 21, 2008, starting at 1:00pm. Nick DiMonte will show you how to recalibrate your fuel pump sending unit to read the correct level on your instrument gauge. He also will show you how to create a simple fan switch to control your cooling fan using an aftermarket switch or by using your defogger switch to turn the fan off and on! If any member has another tech tip, idea, or new item they would like to present to the group, feel free to bring it along as I will be bringing several new, hot items that are on the market to help keep our Fieros on the road. The Lisle Library is located at 777 Front Street which is at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and Front Street (southeast corner) in Lisle, IL. Click the "map" link at left or call 630-971-1675 for directions.
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February 14, 2009
NIFE Club Meeting, Lisle, IL.: Feeling a little "loose"? Then come on out on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 1:00pm to the Lisle Library and learn about restoring and repairing the suspension components on your Fiero. Our guest speaker will be NIFE Activity Director, Dave Kopielski who will cover checking and repairing the suspension, wheel offsets, and the importance of wheel alignments. We will also cover other topics like performance upgrades and lowering the suspension for better handling characteristics. The Lisle Library is located at 777 Front Street which is at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and Front Street (southeast corner) in Lisle, IL. Click the "map" link at left or call 630-971-1675 for directions.
View the Power Point presentation or to download it click here
January 17, 2009
NIFE Club Meeting, Schaumburg, IL.: Meeting starts at 1:00pm at the Schaumburg library located at 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL  60193.  This meeting will present Bartemeyer's Bits LIVE and in person with Fred Bartemeyer.  See some of the rarest Fiero artifacts in Fred's collection and join in the discussion of the unique history of the Pontiac Fiero.
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