Mark your calendars for the biggest Fiat event of the year! July 27-31, 2016. Those are the days the Fiat Club America will be holding the Fiat FreakOut and this year it's going to be fantastic. The Fiat Club America's national convention is going to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan! The Fiat FreakOut is a fun, friendly, family-oriented event held over five days and is now celebrating its 33rd anniversary.
This year's Fiat Freakout coincides with the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider. The classic 124 Spider is always well represented.
The Fiat Freakout is always a great event, but this year it will truly be something extra-special. Activities include go-cart racing, a poker run, autocross and more. One of the highlights will be the Friday night reception at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum located at the FCA US headquarters. There will be an all FCA product and owners gathering outside the museum. Groups attending will include the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the Detroit Area Modern Mopar Club. Expect to see a lot of exciting cars both inside and out, plus new Alfa Romeo and Fiat models.
The Fiat FreakOut is the must attend event of the year. Don't miss it!
Registration is now open to current club members, and the deadline is July 5 but some events may fill up early, so don't wait.
Fiat FreakOut Details and Important Links
The Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac is headquarters for the event and the club has secured a special rate that ends July 7, 2016. The rooms are filling up fast, so you really need to jump on this fast. Also, getting your registration in now will help the club organizers ensure a smooth event.
2016 Fiat FreakOut Convention Schedule
July 26 Tuesday
July 27 Wednesday
–Kart2Kart racing-Kart 2 Kart provides true racing excitement on an indoor track, safe, clean and authentic racing environment. The fastest go-karts in Michigan are in Macomb County Michigan! Proper training, first class safety equipment, and a track designed for large groups all combine together offer our customers the best indoor racing experience available.
July 28 Thursday
–Poker Run (driving around the best roads in Metro Detroit) Poker run/rally 10:30am-4pm with Fiat marked cards. A Metro Detroit scenic route including traveling through some of the most beautiful suburbs in Detroit, cruising Woodward Ave and to Meadowbrook Hall, a Tudor-style mansion dating back to the roaring 20s in Detroit by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge. Includes a group tour of the mansion.
–Welcome Night Barbecue On Outdoor Patio At The Marriott (7-9PM)
July 29 Friday
–Autocross, Schoolcraft College Driving Pad, a 10-acre outdoor driving pad used, amongst others, by the Michigan sport car club and the Michigan Corvette club lease for their functions. Leave hotel at 9 AM.
–Detroit Bus Tour (10AM-4PM) The city of Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan, during the 19th century Detroit grew into a thriving hub of commerce and industry. Detroit was referred to by some as the Paris of the West for its architecture.
–Welcome Reception Sponsored by Fiat500USA.com (!) (6-9PM) The Walter P. Chrysler Museum stands in honor of one man’s journey to become an auto industry giant. Their spectacular collection, which spans more than a century, showcases the achievements of the company he founded and the importance of these vehicles in creating today’s society. Located on FCA’s impressive Auburn Hills, Mich., complex, the 55,000-square-foot Walter P. Chrysler Museum is a one-of-a-kind venue featuring just the right blend of ambiance, distinction and service to make any affair truly memorable. Some New Fiat 124 Spiders will be on static display outside the museum along with other Alfa Romeo and MOPAR models.
July 30 Saturday
–Concorso display at ITALIAN HAPPENING at The Inn at St. John. A relaxed day looking at our favorite cars and casting our votes for the best.
–Awards banquet show with guest speaker. The highlight of the weekend.
July 31 Sunday
–breakfast and raffle prize drawings