Attention Fiat owners - the 2014 Fiat FreakOut is almost here. What is the Fiat FreakOut you ask? It is only the largest Fiat event of the year! The Fiat Club America's annual national convention is a four day event filled with cars, activities and enjoyable, fun people.
Fiat fans and owners from all over the country will get together this year on July 10th - 13th in the Chicago area for the first time. The Fiat FreakOut is celebrating its 31st anniversary in a beautiful location, 30 miles west of downtown Chicago at Pheasant Run Resort, a 250 acre resort filled with amenities like an indoor/outdoor pool, restaurants, a comedy club, and an 18 hole golf course.
Besides always having a great venue, the Fiat FreakOut is known for its fun activities and relaxed atmosphere. The car show held on Saturday will display some of the best examples of vintage Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia cars in North America. Vendors and raffle prizes will also be part of the festivities! Registration deadlines are drawing near (June 30th for discounted hotel reservations, July 3rd for event registration - late charges after that date), so make sure you visit the official 2014 Fiat FreakOut site for more information. Don't miss this event!
Online and Mail in Event Registration is now available HERE.
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
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The 31st Annual Fiat FreakOut National Convention is the largest gathering of Fiat Owners in North America. Featuring Classic Fiats and Lancias, New Fiats, Alfa Romeos, 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! Hotel cut off date is June 30 for discount.
THURSDAY, July 10th
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
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
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
Saturday evening is the Awards Banquet at Pheasant Run and the highlight of the weekend. Guest speaker, trivia contest, dinner, and more!
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
SUNDAY, July 13th
Brunch - Sponsored by Fiat500USA.com!
Raffle, and Silent Auction Last chance to take home a prize!
Fiat500USA.com is donating $200 in Giftcards to the Fiat USA Store!
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?)