"From all over North America... and often from overseas... hundreds of Italian car lovers drive, trailer, and fly to converge at a chosen destination, usually rich in history and culture, to play! We unite in the spirit of friendship to celebrate the unique automobiles that reside under the umbrella of the FIAT marque including ABARTH, Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Lancia and more!" - FIAT Club America
The 2017 [inter]national event will be hosted in Milwaukee (MKE) WI a/k/a Brew City a/k/a Cream City.
The Cream City Cinquecento Club, the Wisconsin Chapter of FIAT Club America, is tapped to organize the happening. We're working with the local Italian Community Center (MKE), Road America, in Elkhart Lake WI, Reina International Autos, Motos & Vespa (MKE), Schlossmann FCA City and other local mainstays to properly welcome Italian car & moto aficionados to our community.
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Miniature Mayhem Cometh!
Feel free to use this thread as a central point of communication. Stay tuned!
Thanks for the heads up, any event at Road America would have to be great!
2013 Rosso Abarth with 52K miles, Neu-f rear sway bar, K&N air filter, autocross 17 inch Ciao Milano wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE71R, daily wheels stock 16 inch Dunlop DZ102. 2016 and 2015: 1st Place TSCC GS class; 2014/13: 2nd place in SCCA South Carolina Region G Stock.
My Car blog: http://www.nms-racing.net/
The best bit about the Road America trip is we'll be there the weekend of the BIG vintage racing event. Still... they were very happy to open up the track to us for a private sunset cruise.
Reina Int'l Auto, Moto & Vespa has been involved with the FIAT & Alfa Romeo racing scene for decades. They also have a mind-blowing stable of exotics.
AROC-Alfanatics included the event in their newsletter for the 2017 Calendar of events (thanks to a member of our planning committee).
It's already taking great shape.
You're a better man than I am to be able to tackle something like this. Hoping we can make it...we'll see.
2012 Pop Cabrio (Lil Blue/Poco Blu) 2013 Abarth Cabrio (Poco Ribelle)
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For information/updates for the Peel's Ferry/Bull Shoals Dam run...or to sign up there for the event, you can go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1884...79830572732417
I just want to support the western push of FIAT Club America and, hopefully, take a step towards the unification of the two longest running FIAT clubs in our country. FIAT Club America comes in second place... FIAT America holds the pole position. CC5C gets to offer something uniquely cool to our area.
The key is putting together a team of dependable people.
I thought I'd update this thread with some good news. The planning committee finalized the FFO17 itinerary. It looks fantastic. We think attendees are gonna have a blast. More info to come soon...
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19-23 July (Early Arrivals welcome)
Milwaukee, WI a/k/a Brew City a/k/a Cream City
"From all over North America... and often from overseas... hundreds of Italian car lovers drive, trailer, and fly to converge at a chosen destination, usually rich in history and culture, to play! We unite in the spirit of friendship to celebrate the unique automobiles that reside under the umbrella of the FIAT marque including ABARTH, Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Lancia and more!"
Note* This year we are dividing planned activities into Sportiva (high energy) and Economica (laidback). We want to offer varied options while mining the longheld FIAT tradition of introducing a (both) Sporty and Economic range of vehicles.
There is F-U-N to be had by all!
19 July, Wednsday
Earliest arrival activity to be announced. Stay tuned!
20 July, Thursday
Sportiva; Holy Hill Basilica, Wisconsin/Wisconsin Auto Museum backroads romp. Join us for a fun drive, through some Wisconsin backroads, to famed Holy HIll and the Wisconsin Auto Museum (Historic WI).
Economica; our innaugural FIAT GeoTouring locale scavenger hunt (Historic MKE)
21 July, Friday
Sportiva; join our caravan to an FCA-only Sunset Cruise at the legendary Road America race track.
Economica; don't worry if you arrive a little late Friday (or your car can't make it the trek to Road America. FIAT Club America has you covered. Milwaukee Food-City Tours will be serving the [inter]national FIAT S.p.A. community with their Pizza Bus and Brewery Bus rides around our fair city.
Alternate activity; grab yourself a local slice of Italy with one of our [inter]national convention partners, Festa Italiana.
22 July, Saturday
Our annual Concorso is partnering with the MKE Italian Community Center & Festa Italiana to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cultural festival and over 30 years of FIAT Club America brand miniature mayhem.
Then, we will reconvene at the MKE-Brookfield Sheraton for our awards banquet.
23 July, Sunday
FCA Brunch/Raffle at MKE-Brookfield Sheraton
Sportiva (optional); post-FreakOut Miata Club AutoX event in (IL)
Economica; Harley Davidson Museum tour (MKE)
Stay Tuned for more details!
Most of the details a/k/a contracts for the planned events are in the final stages. We're working hard to get things settled as early as possible. We also changed the names of the FIAT-related events to "Normale" and "Sportivo"... to further clarify the themes of the activities.
I wish Milwaukee was closer to me
Wicked Dot - Rosso+black Abarth 500c
MoJo - Electric Orange 500e stealth performer - lease over, replaced with a faster! E
Amacento, what part of WI are you from?
I live in Johnson Creek, but I work in Pewaukee....Looking forward to the event(s).
- 2015 Fiat Abarth (6spd Auto)
- 2015 Chevy SS Sedan (6spd Manual)
- 2015 Audi 2.0T Quattro A3 Sedan (APR Stage II)