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Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:09 am
by mdburchette
Hey Everyone!
this year's Fiat Freakout is at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC and is easily accessible from the North, South, East or West. This is a driving event so make sure your cars are up to snuff.
We Start off with a track day event at Virginia International Raceway. For those with open cars, no roll bar required with a signed waiver. This event is a prelude to the FFO but you don't have to be a Fiat Club member to participate. An early bird special is being offered for $300 so get your spot reserved! Email Phil Wicks at Racerwicks@aol.com for more information.

Wednesday is a tour to various race shops: Richard Petty, Richard Childress and our very own, John and Gary Baucom....or, for those less interested in racing, I have a nice country tour through the Uwharrie national forest, visiting the pottery district, Pisgah covered bridge and Southern Supreme Fruitcake factory.

Thursday we have an autocross scheduled so bring your helmets!....or, for those less interested in racing, I have a nice tour of Old Salem, A Moravian settlement from Pennsylvania that blossomed into what we now know as Winston-Salem. This is a fun and exciting history lesson for all ages. Thursday night Welcome Party will be held in the gardens of our host hotel.

Friday we have a gokart race at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresvlle. This is a fun track with pretty fast karts!...or, for those less interested in racing, i have a time/distance rally through the Blue Ridge mountains. The final destination is an added treat but I can't tell you. It's a secret. After that, we also have a tour to the Red Oak Brewery, which in my honest opinion, is the best brew around. Then the Friday Night Drive-in at the hotel. Kids have their own drive in movie.

Saturday, our car show on hotel grounds. there will be a special section for Italian race cars so I hope we have a good amount for display. We will also have tech sessions set up in the hotel. i am looking for a session or two if anyone wants to share a fix with their fellow Fiatsi. Our Saturday night banquet will be a little early to make time for a bus trip to famous Bowman Gray Stadium to see.....you got it! Racing! This track, around a football field, is the oldest and longest running track in NASCAR AND it's where my daughter also races. It's exciting racing fills the stands with 15 - 20k people every weekend. You won't want to miss this show!....or, for those less interested in racing, I have a nice dessert bar and an early beginning to the parking lot jam!

Sunday, we have our Raffle and silent auction and our chance to bid farewell to our friends until next year. Since the hotel provides 2 breakfast vouchers included in the price per night, we will have drinks and treats instead of breakfast.

Go to Fiatclubamerica.com to register!

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:51 am
by fp55scca
--Good Lord Denise, that is the most ambitious schedule imaginable....and, with something for everyone! I hope to attend! :D

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:51 am
by mdburchette
You know me, Jim. Go BIG or Go HOME!

You better attend. I'd hate to have to hunt you down. Remember. I. Know. Where. You. Live.

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:47 pm
by SimcaBertone66
Wife just asked "when in July … is FFO, I want to block it out on the calendar "... working on transporting my 124 to play with the gals and guys …. this could be very cool.... FYI, the same car, when it was black , bent an intake valve during a track day at LRP during FFO 97 in Poughkeepsie NY. John Montgomery trailered it back to the motel in Poughkeepsie

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:36 pm
by mdburchette
Can't wait to see you guys! We'll have a good ole time.

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:33 pm
by fiatmac
I have been working with Denise on this event. It is going to be a blast. I signed up today with Phil Wicks for the VIR Track day. Looking forward to meeting some of you there.

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:33 pm
by vandor
So the track day at VIR is on Tuesday?

Re: Fiat Freakout July 9-14, 2019 Greensboro, NC

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:51 am
by mdburchette
Yes, the track day is Tuesday. One reason is the availability of the track and another is it is separate from the FFO so non-members are able to participate. We have a track day every year at VIR with Phil Wicks. He agreed to do it in conjunction with the FFO week.