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Blade Runner
01-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Fiat FreakOut 2014

The Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Fiat Owners in North America. 2014 will be the 31st Anniversary of this event, and for the first time ever… it’s coming to Chicagoland!
Featuring Classic Fiats and Lancias, New Fiats, and all other Italian Marques.

The Venue: Pheasant Run Resort
Featuring a 250 Acre setting, 30 miles west of downtown Chicago in historic St. Charles, Illinois. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, restaurants, a comedy club, and an 18 hole golf course… all right on-site! We will have a reserved parking area for our registered vehicles and our own separate building for registration and vendors. MORE INFO: www.pheasantrun.com

Hotel Reservations available now via this special link HERE Or call: 800-474-3272 and you must mention “Fiat FreakOut” for the special rate of $109 per night!

THURSDAY, July 10th
Cart Racing!
Test your skills against fellow club members at this awesome outdoor track. There will be several heats for plenty of racing fun.
These Italian made karts are capable of speeds approaching 50 mph and are evenly matched. This emphasizes the skills of the driver, creating a truly unique experience.There will be a one hour cruise from the resort to the track.
MORE INFO: www.concepthaulersmotorspeedway.com
Drive-In Movie
Thursday evening we’ll meet under the stars at an old-fashioned Drive-in Movie Theater just 5 minutes from the resort. Get there early, for a spot up front!
MORE INFO: www.cascadedrivein.com

FRIDAY, July 11th
Poker Run to the Volo Auto Museum!
Navigate your way to collect poker cards on the way to the Museum. Best poker hands win prizes! The Volo Museum is unlike just about any other car museum you’ve visited… just about every vehicle is FOR SALE! There is also a huge antique mall right next door.
MORE INFO: www.volocars.com
Welcome Reception
Friday evening will be the traditional welcome reception/dinner at Pheasant Run. Good food and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Parking Lot Movie and Socializing
Pheasant Run will provide a reserved parking area close to our rooms for Club Members.
Time to check out the cars!
Midnight Cruise on LSD
Still awake? We’ll cruise to downtown Chicago to check out the sights and ride the famed Lake Shore Drive for a nightime view of the Chicago Skyline.

SATURDAY, July 12th -The BIG DAY!
Concourso at Cantigny Park
The traditional car show, group photo, and a catered picnic lunch. Cantigny is home to the McCormick Mansion and the First Division Military Museum. Your preregistration for the Concourso will allow free entrance to both museums.
MORE INFO: www.cantigny.org
Awards Banquet
Saturday evening is the Awards Banquet at Pheasant Run and the highlight of the weekend. Guest speaker, trivia contest, dinner, and more!
Comedy Club
Zanies Comedy Club is located right in the resort. Many nationally known comics perform there regularly. You can check out the schedule and buy tickets at: www.stcharles.zanies.com
Parking Lot Socializing -Margueritas anyone?

SUNDAY, July 13th
Brunch, Raffle, and Silent Auction Last chance to take home a prize!
Chicago Architectural River Tour
We’ll be taking a bus ride to the city for a tour of famed Chicago Architecture from the Chicago River. Afterwards relax at the pool and leave for home on Monday. (You don’t really want to go back to work yet, do you?)


Event Registration will be available soon via a secure link on: www.fiatclubamerica.com

Note: You must be a current FCA member to register for this event.
Hotel Reservations are available now! Call: 800-474-3272 And Mention “Fiat FreakOut” for the special rate of $109 per night! Or reserve online using this special Hotel Reservation LINK

01-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Really looking forward to this, last year was a blast. If you can only make one event a year, make it this one.

01-21-2014, 10:27 AM
I'll be there for sure along with about 5-6 teenagers who have recently found an interest in vintage FIATs. I am not sure if I will drive my X or my Abarth yet.

01-21-2014, 10:45 AM
I'll be there for sure along with about 5-6 teenagers who have recently found an interest in vintage FIATs. I am not sure if I will drive my X or my Abarth yet.

Does the X have AC this year?

01-21-2014, 11:31 AM
Heck no, but the top comes off so I'll be a nice shade of red when I get there.

01-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Bring the Abarth....I was hot just watching you guys sweat in that thing....LOL

05-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Really hoping I can make it to this event!!

05-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Might make a trip there. Just North West of my Brother. My brother, and his wife have stayed at that Resort. I've ridden my bike many times to downtown St. Charles, along the Fox Valley river.

06-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Booked! Looking forward to the show and meeting several forum members beerchug

06-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Chris, will you be bringing your daily driver or the challenge car to FFO?

Either way, I'd love to see your Unichip installation and rest of the build