Fiat owners from all around North America are packed up and heading right now to the Chicago area for the Fiat FreakOut, the largest Fiat event of the year. The Fiat Club America's national convention is a four-day event filled with cars, activities and enjoyable, fun people. This year, the event is held in a beautiful location, 30 miles west of downtown Chicago at Pheasant Run Resort, a 250 acre resort.
The Fiat FreakOut kicked off yesterday but runs through Sunday, July 14th. Registration deadlines have passed, but there are still ways to participate and enjoy the event. For example, the car show Saturday is open to viewing and starts at 9:30 AM at Cantigny Park, a gorgeous park about 9 miles from the Resort. The Park does collect a small fee to get in, but it is nominal. There will be vendor tables setup at the hotel and, of course, plenty of late night parking lot action where you can mingle and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere loaded with Italian car talk. It is definitely worth a road trip to see what the Fiat FreakOut is all about.