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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by mr71transam on Wed May 05, 2010 9:50 pm

Well it's time to start planning for our caravan to the show. Who is planning on going?

Me For One

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by hdebo on Wed May 05, 2010 10:25 pm

I am going up on Friday and coming home Sunday.
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by mr71transam on Thu May 06, 2010 4:05 pm

Harry where are you staying?

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by hdebo on Thu May 06, 2010 6:26 pm

I will be staying at the host hotel the Fairfield Inn Marriott.
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by mr71transam on Sun May 09, 2010 8:59 am

hdebo "I am going up on Friday and coming home Sunday."
hdebo "I will be staying at the host hotel the Fairfield Inn Marriott."

As of now Judy and I will also be going up Saturday and returning Sunday and Staying at the Marriott. Sounds like the start of a Firebird Caravan to me.

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by BanditRich on Sun May 09, 2010 9:14 am

Seeing how John (TA78) is going up Friday I will take over as Blocker for the Bird Convoy. Twisted Evil
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by mr71transam on Sun May 09, 2010 9:24 am

Rich with me staying over till Sunday if the weather turns BAD at the show saturday (Most times it does) you guys will be more than welcome to come handout at the Marriott with me and Judy till the weather clears. If you want/need to.

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by blue81ta on Sun May 09, 2010 9:07 pm

Thank you Martin for posting the show info here. Only 2 months until the show. WOW, it's coming up fast. Very Happy Martin and Rich H, I hope to meet you this year. Rich B, Harry and John K, it will be good to see you guys again. Thanks for making the long trip to Saratoga.
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Show Update

Post by Black_Bird_99 on Mon May 17, 2010 8:42 pm

Well folks we are now less than 8 weeks away from the 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show on Saturday July 10, 2010 with Rain Date on Sunday July 11, 2010. This will be our biggest and best show yet and I thought you might like a few updates.

July 8, 2010: Thursday 7pm Meet & Greet in the Hotel Parking Lot, Hang out & catch up with Firebird friends
July 9, 2010: Friday 5pm Cruise from Saratoga Auto Museum to Private Grove BBQ, reservations requested
July 9, 2010: Friday 8pm Show & Shine at the Fairfield Inn Parking Lot with Fairfield Inn Pick Trophy!
July 10, 2010: Saturday 9-4pm 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show at Saratoga Auto Museum (Rain Date 7/11/10)

I checked with the Host Hotel Fairfield Inn by Marriott and there are still 10 rooms left for Friday night and 10 rooms left for Saturday night in the room block. If you have not yet made your reservation, you must book before June 8, 2010 to get the show rate. This year you can book Thurs-Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, just Friday or just Saturday night all at the same Firebird rate per night: there is no two night minimum. Call them toll free at 1-866-368-6900 and ask for the Firebird Show Rate. The Firebird Show rate is $119.00 + 8 percent tax for a king room or a room with two double beds. A King Studio Suite is available for $139.00 + 8 percent tax. All rates are per night and include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and all amenities. If we book all available rooms in the room block before the cut-off date, I can get more rooms, but after the cut-off date you will not get the show rate and no guarantee of getting a room at the host hotel.

Here is the latest on the All Firebird Cruise which is a change from previously announced in the FNONA club monthly newsletter:
1. The Cruise with SSPD Escort will go to a Private Grove at the Saratoga Springs PBA in Saratoga.
2. FNONA will not charge $8 per person for the cruise as previously announced.
3. The Cruise will be free to FNONA club members and show participants.
4. I have arranged for Crazy Herb's Texas Barbecue to attend our event with his full car show menu.
5. All food and beverage items will be ala carte and payable to Herb.
6. Visit Crazy Herb to see his menu offerings and scroll down to see his Public event pricing: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

7. The Crazy Herb food wagon will be available from 5:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. or until everyone is fed.
8. FNONA will offer a 50-50 raffle at the Cruise-In. Half to winner and half to FNONA to help defer expenses.
9. Following the Cruise, we will go south to the Host Hotel Fairfield Inn by Marriott for a Tailgate Meet and Greet. There will be a Fairfield Inn choice trophy awarded Friday night.
10 The Meet and Greet starts approximately 8:00 p.m. and will last until the last person standing has pooped out.

IMPORTANT:
1. Anyone who has already pre-paid $8 per person for the Cruise will receive a refund check from FNONA in full.
2. We ask EVERYONE who plans to attend the CRUISE to please send an e-mail to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to confirm that you will attend the Friday July 9 CRUISE and eat with us. Herb has asked that we give him an approximate head count so that he will be prepared with food and staff.

Crazy Herb’s Texas Barbecue Menu:
Coffee $1.50, Hot Chocolate $1.50
Water $2.00, Soda $2.00
Chips $0.50 Candy $0.75
Hamburgers $2.50 Cheeseburgers $2.75
Hot Dogs $2.00 Sausage & Peppers $6.00
Italian Ice Cherry Or Strawberry Or Lemon $ 1.50

Small Sandwiches / Large Hoagie

Barbecue Pork $6.00 / $7.50
Boneless Chicken $6.00 / $7.50
Boneless Ribs $6.00 / $7.50

Crazy Herb will also service the All Firebird Lawn Show. That means you no longer have to eat just hot dogs. You can now chow down on hamburgers, cheeseburges, hot dogs, SAUSAGE & PEPPERS, BBQ pork, boneless Chicken, Boneless RIBS, Italian Ice, chips, water, soda, etc. It was time to give our participants a real meal as an expression of our thanks for coming to our little show! I hope you enjoy!

I am proud to announce that FBodyWarehouse has come on board as a show sponsor and Pete is coming up from Tennessee to attend the show and be a Guest Judge.

We also have a large contingent coming from the Ohio Firebirds and Mike Tyler and some of his fellow club members will also help as guest judges.

Neil S from Charter Oaks Firebirds is also a guest judge. If any other Charter Oaks Firebird members would like to guest judge in 1st gen, 3rd gen, or 4th gen classes in stock or modified, please contact [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and express your interest. In our efforts to keep all judging fair, unbiased, and a-political, we invite our Firebird friends from other Firebird clubs to join us and keep all judging on the up and up.

I am working out a deal with a new Jewelry Lady to appease all the Female Firebird Enthusiasts, accompanying wives, moms, girlfriends, and guys that may have to bring home a nice gift to appease a car show widow. She has a nice selection that I have previewed.

I am also working on a deal with a NASCAR memorabilia vendor to bring his wares to the show.

More Hotel Info:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Malta, the official hotel of the 2010 All Firebird Lawn Show
Firebird Show Rate available 11/25/09-6/10/10. Book early to guarantee your room.

101 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta, New York 12020 USA
Phone: 1-518-899-6900, Fax: 1-518-899-6969, Toll-free: 1-866-368-6900, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

• Comfortable guest rooms at a superior value for both business and leisure travelers.
• Free continental breakfast, including make your own waffles, fresh brewed coffee,
• Free fresh cut fruit, hot and cold cereals.
• Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, phone and data port
• Free cable TV with HBO, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini refrigerator & coffee maker
• In Room Safe, Free high speed wireless and wired internet, free on-site exercise facility.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Saratoga/Malta Special Show Rate $119.00 (Stay with your Firebird friends & family)
Fairfield Inn & Suites (the official hotel of the All Firebird Lawn Show) has set aside a block of rooms just for Firebird show participants at their Saratoga/Malta property, 101 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta, NY, 12020, just off I87 at exit 12. Hoses will be available at the back of the hotel to wash your cars. You must call their toll free number to get the Firebird Show Rate. They are located just 10 minutes (8 miles) south of the show grounds with easy access to Interstate 87 at Exit 12. Visit them at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Their parking lot is large, paved, lighted and located adjacent to the Saratoga County Sherriff’s office. This new, clean, modern hotel features 114 rooms, including 36 suites, complimentary deluxe hot/cold continental breakfast daily, complimentary high speed wired and wireless internet access, indoor pool and hot tub, on-site exercise facility; free on-site paved and lighted parking (plenty of truck and trailer parking). Each room includes refrigerator, premium cable service, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and free local phone calls. Hoses will be provided at the back of the hotel for washing your Firebirds!

This year you can book Thurs-Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, just Friday or just Saturday night all at the same Firebird rate per night: there is no two night minimum. Call them toll free at 1-866-368-6900 and ask for the Firebird Show Rate. The Firebird Show rate is $119.00 + 8% tax for a king room or a room with two double beds. A King Studio Suite is available for $139.00 + 8% tax. All rates are per night and include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and all amenities. You must book before June 8, 2010 to get the show rate.

Cancellation policy: No Shows: If Reservation not cancelled Guest credit card will be charged one night room and tax for reservations not previously cancelled by 4:00PM day of arrival. Early cancellation: Room Blocks cancelled between 1-14 days of the event will incur a 15% penalty of one night revenue per room.

Much Thanks to Rick H, Neil S, and all of the Charter Oaks Firebird folks for helping us to make this show our best yet!

I hope to meet you personally at the Meet and Greet on Thursday or Friday night at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott.

See you in Saratoga in July. Please drive safely. Tom.
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by mr71transam on Mon May 17, 2010 9:31 pm

Tom thanks for the kind words and update.

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by blue81ta on Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:00 pm

One month to go folks. Pray for good weather.
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Meeting Place, Time, and Directions

Post by mr71transam on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:51 pm

Go here to check out the meeting place, time, and get directions.

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UPDATE

Post by Black_Bird_99 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:25 am

Cool 2010 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Commemorative Show T-Shirts in size SM, MED, LG, XL are just $15. XXL and XXXL shirts are $18. These tees are Hot Hot Hot!!! They are all black with Metallic Red Lettering and a Metal Flake Gold Phoenix! This is a One Year Only offering. All are in stock and will be available at the registration trailer. We have a few t-shirts left from 2009 and 2008 and DASH PLAQUES left from previous shows which will be available at blow out prices, so grab those too! T-Shirts will be available at the registration trailer throughout the day while supplies last.

2010 All Firebird Lawn Show T-shirt are just $15 sizes Small to XL. Sizes XX and XXX are $18. These will blow out so get yours early.


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2010 All Firebird Lawn Show Dash Plaque



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ALL FIREBIRD CRUISE IS NOW FREE WITH NO RESERVATION REQUIRED!
We have made a lot of extra room for Firebirds at our Friday night All Firebird Cruise, so if you want to do the All Firebird Cruise on Friday night July 9, 2010, please be at the Saratoga Auto Museum no later than 5pm. You do not need a reservation although we encourage you to do so and you still have time. JUST LIKE OUR ALL FIREBIRD LAWN SHOW, YOU CAN JUST SHOW UP AND BE PART OF THE CRUISE to a Private Grove. The Cruise is free to all FNONA club members and All Firebird Lawn Show participants. YOU MUST be at the Saratoga Auto Museum no later than 5pm. We leave at 5:15 pm sharp with SSPD escort with Lights and Sirens blasting. We do not stop for stop signs or red-lights. It is like Only Firebirds have the Right Of Way and All Others pull over and get out of the way. Last year one of the SSPD Cruisers blasted over a Double Yellow Solid Line at 80mph and scattered oncoming traffic to get to the front of the Firebird procession and stop all traffic at an approaching intersection! Opposite coming traffic was swerving off the road to get out of the way! You do not want to miss this.

New for 2010, we will have Crazy Herb’s Texas Barbecue cater our All Firebird Cruise at the Private Grove. See his menu here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Crazy Herb’s Texas Barbecue will also cater our All Firebird Lawn Show on July 10.

If you still need a room for Friday or Saturday night, please contact Jerre Crouch (Fairfield Inn) directly at (518)289-3503 or e-mail [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and she will try to help you. Room blocks are gone and show rate is probably gone, but call her and she will see what she can do. If you are a guest at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, hoses will be available for washing Firebirds, free breakfast is included, a Thursday night Meet and Greet, a Friday night tailgate Meet and Greet with Fairfield Inn Choice Trophy!

The All Firebird Lawn Show grounds are on NYS property which is a ‘Carry-In Carry-Out’ NYS Park. Please police the area for any trash before you leave. If you bring anything in, we ask that you take it with you (except $$$ of course) when you leave. There are no public trash receptacles. Please do not litter.

As in 2009, there will be a $2.50 admission to the Saratoga Auto Museum for all show participants. This $2.50 admission per person will allow unlimited visits to the Museum and their restrooms on show day. You must get your hand stamped at the Firebird show registration trailer when you register and before visiting the Museum. As in previous years, the restrooms at the Park Administration building will be open and free of charge. On the same day as the Firebird show is a Corvette Show across the street. Admission to the Corvette Show across the street is included when you show your hand stamp at the Museum and purchase a $2.50 admission.

A Word to the Wise: This event is held inside the Saratoga SPA State Park which is a NO ALCHOHOL ALLOWED PARK and continuously patrolled by NYS Park Police, a division of the NYS Troopers. Radar & Laser are used on a daily basis. The Park speed limit is 25 miles per hour everywhere in the park. Please drive safely, be careful, and respect all park property. Park Police have been checking cars, trunks and coolers for alcohol and confiscate whatever is found.

The show grounds are a NO PET ZONE. No umbrellas, tents, alcohol, glass containers, and NO PETS OR BICYCLES are allowed on the show field. Umbrellas or tents are allowed only on the adjacent fields separated by stone walking paths. Chair umbrellas are ok.

PLEASE: NO BURNOUTS, NO SMOKE SHOWS, NO ALCHOHOL, OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS & DRIVE SAFELY!

REMINDER: Pre-registration IS NOT REQUIRED. You can just show up, register at the registration trailer, and join the fun & Firebirds. Have fun, win prizes, and see the Birds.

As we grow, our insurance requires a few more ground rules set in place:

All Vehicle owners must register at the show trailer and sign a release form. A minimum $10 donation to Special Olympics is required.

Vehicle owners please be advised that Special Olympics will not be responsible for damage to your vehicle.

Adequate space between each vehicle will be provided to reduce the chance of damage to vehicles. If any driver requests additional space, we will try to accommodate you.

Vehicle owners may consider roping off their vehicle to protect it from damages caused by spectators.

Vehicle owners should have someone at their vehicle at all times.

6/28/2010: If you have not booked your room and still need a room, please contact Jerre Crouch (Fairfield Inn) directly at (518)289-3503 or e-mail [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and she will try to help you. Room blocks are gone and show rate is probably gone, but call her and see what she can do. See what the rate includes below.
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by mr71transam on Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:29 am

I've got to have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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All Firebird Lawn Show postponed to Sunday Sunday July 11, 2010 from 9 am - 4 pm

Post by Black_Bird_99 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:30 pm

All Firebird Lawn Show postponed to Sunday Sunday July 11, 2010 from 9 am - 4 pm

Friday night July 9 Cruise will go off as scheduled! Current forecast is good for Friday night. YOU MUST be at the Saratoga Auto Museum no later than 5pm. We leave at 5:15 pm sharp. Obviously we hope for no rain. IN EVENT OF RAIN, if you have a tow vehicle, or if you have a support vehicle, or if you are relatively local and want to bring your Daily Driver, that will not be a problem. You can drive your Firebird or any of those. If you bring a non-Firebird, we just ask you to fall in line at the end of the line behind the Firebirds and be part of the All Firebird (plus Support Vehicle) Cruise to the Saratoga PBA. FNONA will have a 50-50 Raffle during the cruise so some lucky cruiser will leave with more money than they brought. Crazy Herbs Texas Barbecue will be there with their Full Menu. See it here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Scroll down near the bottom of the page to their Public Event menu pricing. The Cruise to the Saratoga PBA with Police Escort is free. The food and beverage is ala carte and you will pay Crazy Herb directly. In case of rain, we have a large Covered Pavilion. We also have an enclosed Banquet Hall with bathrooms, etc. Read more about the Cruise below.

All Firebird Lawn Show postponed to Sunday July 11, 2010 from 9 am - 4 pm
8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show will use the Rain Date of Sunday July 11, 2010 from 9am to 4pm. Forecast calls for cloudy morning and clearing and sunny in the afternoon. Visit Crazy Herb for food, catch DJ Andy for music, see Jim Valentino and PhotoWheels for your car photos Be part of the biggest All Firebird Car Show in the East!

-- 2010 Show T-Shirt - See it here : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

2010 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Commemorative Show T-Shirts in size SM, MED, LG, XL are just $15. XXL and XXXL shirts are $18. These tees are Hot Hot Hot!!! They are all black with Metallic Red Lettering and a Metal Flake Gold Phoenix! This is a One Year Only offering. All are in stock and will be available at the registration trailer. We have a few t-shirts left from 2009 and 2008 and DASH PLAQUES left from previous shows which will be available at blow out prices, so grab those too! T-Shirts will be available at the registration trailer throughout the day while supplies last.

8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Postponed to Sunday July 11, 2010
July 8, 2010: Thursday 7pm Meet & Greet in the Show Hotel Parking Lot, Hang out & catch up with Firebird friends
July 9, 2010: Friday 5pm Cruise from Saratoga Auto Museum to Private Grove BBQ, reservations requested
July 9, 2010: Friday 8pm Show & Shine at the Fairfield Inn Parking Lot with Fairfield Inn Pick Trophy!
July 11, 2010: Sunday 9-4pm 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show at Saratoga Auto Museum

If you still need a room for Friday or Saturday night, please contact Jerre Crouch (Fairfield Inn) directly at (518)289-3503 or e-mail [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and she will try to help you. Room blocks are gone and show rate is probably gone, but call her and she will see what she can do. If you are a guest at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, hoses will be available for washing Firebirds, free breakfast is included, a Thursday night Meet and Greet, a Friday night tailgate Meet and Greet with Fairfield Inn Choice Trophy!

-- ALL FIREBIRD CRUISE IS NOW FREE WITH NO RESERVATION REQUIRED!
We made a lot of extra room for Firebirds at our Friday night All Firebird Cruise, so if you want to do the All Firebird Cruise on Friday night July 9, 2010, please be at the Saratoga Auto Museum no later than 5pm. You do not need a reservation although we encourage you to do so and you still have time. JUST LIKE OUR ALL FIREBIRD LAWN SHOW, YOU CAN JUST SHOW UP AND BE PART OF THE CRUISE to a Private Grove. The Cruise is free to all FNONA club members and All Firebird Lawn Show participants. YOU MUST be at the Saratoga Auto Museum no later than 5pm. We leave at 5:15 pm sharp with SSPD escort with Lights and Sirens blasting. We do not stop for stop signs or red-lights. It is like Only Firebirds have the Right Of Way and All Others pull over and get out of the way. Last year one of the SSPD Cruisers blasted over a Double Yellow Solid Line at 80mph and scattered oncoming traffic to get to the front of the Firebird procession and stop all traffic at an approaching intersection! Opposite coming traffic was swerving off the road to get out of the way! You do not want to miss this.

The Cruise will run Rain or Shine. In the event there is rain, you are welcomed to drive in your ‘driver’ or support vehicle or tow vehicle instead of your Firebird if you prefer. The Grove has a covered Pavilion outdoors and a large indoor Banquet facility so we are good to go no matter what. Crazy Herb will be there and we plan to have a 50-50 Raffle for just Cruisers Only! Someone will leave the Cruise with half of the 50-50 pot! There will be a Firebird Nation of North America annual club meeting at the PBA and all FNONA members and non-members are welcomed to attend the meeting and learn about us. We will also accept half year memberships at that time.

Here is the latest on the Friday July 9, 2010 All Firebird Cruise:
1. The Cruise with SSPD Escort will go to a Private Grove at the Saratoga Springs PBA in Saratoga.
2. The Cruise will be free to FNONA club members and show participants.
3. I have arranged for Crazy Herb's Texas Barbecue to attend our event with his full car show menu.
4. All food and beverage items will be ala carte and payable to Herb.
5. Visit Crazy Herb to see his menu offerings and scroll down to see his Public event pricing: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

6. The Crazy Herb food wagon will be available from 5:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. or until everyone is fed.
7. FNONA will offer a 50-50 raffle at the Cruise-In with half to winner and half to FNONA to help defer expenses.
8. Following the Cruise, we will go south to the Host Hotel Fairfield Inn by Marriott for a Tailgate Meet and Greet. There will be a Fairfield Inn choice trophy awarded Friday night.
9. The Meet and Greet starts approximately 8:00 p.m. and will last until the last person standing has pooped out.

New for 2010, we will have Crazy Herb’s Texas Barbecue cater our All Firebird Cruise at the Private Grove. See his menu here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Crazy Herb’s Texas Barbecue will also cater the 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show on July 10. That means you no longer have to eat just hot dogs. You can now chow down on hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, SAUSAGE & PEPPERS, BBQ pork, Boneless Chicken, Boneless RIBS, Italian Ice, chips, water, soda, etc. It was time to give our participants a real meal as an expression of our thanks for coming to our show! Menu here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

We are proud to announce that we have added a few new judges to the staff of the All Firebird Lawn Show including Mike Tyler from Ohio and the Ohio Firebird Club, Pete Defazio from Tennessee, owner of F-Body Warehouse and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and Steve Reed from New Jersey, automotive detailer and owner of 7 Firebirds since 1983.

Jim Valentino [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] will be back to offer their great photography products.

8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Postponed to Sunday July 11, 2010
You do not have to pre-register, you can just show up and register day of show, If you want a goodie bag and dash plaque you should plan to arrive early since all goodie bags and dash plaques go to the first 150 registrations and those who pre-registered are first in line. 2010 All Firebird Lawn Show Dash Plaque See it here :
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The All Firebird Lawn Show grounds are on NYS property which is a ‘Carry-In Carry-Out’ NYS Park. Please police the area for any trash before you leave. If you bring anything in, we ask that you take it with you (except $$$ of course) when you leave. There are no public trash receptacles. Please do not litter.

As in 2009, there will be a $2.50 admission to the Saratoga Auto Museum for all show participants. This $2.50 admission per person will allow unlimited visits to the Museum and their restrooms on show day. You must get your hand stamped at the Firebird show registration trailer when you register and before visiting the Museum. As in previous years, the restrooms at the Park Administration building will be open and free of charge. On the same day as the Firebird show is a Corvette Show across the street. Admission to the Corvette Show across the street is included when you show your hand stamp at the Museum and purchase a $2.50 admission.

A Word to the Wise: This event is held inside the Saratoga SPA State Park which is a NO ALCHOHOL ALLOWED PARK and continuously patrolled by NYS Park Police, a division of the NYS Troopers. Radar & Laser are used on a daily basis. The Park speed limit is 25 miles per hour everywhere in the park. Please drive safely, be careful, and respect all park property. Park Police have been checking cars, trunks and coolers for alcohol and confiscate whatever is found.

The show grounds are a NO PET ZONE. No umbrellas, tents, alcohol, glass containers, and NO PETS OR BICYCLES are allowed on the show field. Umbrellas or tents are allowed only on the adjacent fields separated by stone walking paths. Chair umbrellas are ok.

PLEASE: NO BURNOUTS, NO SMOKE SHOWS, NO ALCHOHOL, OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS & DRIVE SAFELY!

REMINDER: Pre-registration IS NOT REQUIRED. You can just show up, register at the registration trailer, and join the fun & Firebirds. Have fun, win prizes, and see the Birds.

As we grow, our insurance requires a few more ground rules set in place:

All Vehicle owners must register at the show trailer and sign a release form. A minimum $10 donation to Special Olympics is required.

Vehicle owners please be advised that Special Olympics will not be responsible for damage to your vehicle.

Adequate space between each vehicle will be provided to reduce the chance of damage to vehicles. If any driver requests additional space, we will try to accommodate you.

Vehicle owners may consider roping off their vehicle to protect it from damages caused by spectators.

Vehicle owners should have someone at their vehicle at all times.
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by TA78 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:59 pm

RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That knocks me out.. Gotta work Sunday. If the weather looks like it's going to hold out Friday, Steve M and I are going to drive up for the BBQ Cruise then come home.. Oh Well 367 days till the 9th annual show
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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by nap on Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:26 pm

John & Martin

Sorry to hear that.

I just cancelled my reservations for Friday & Saturday. I'll be leaving early on Sunday to go to the show.

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by BanditRich on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:55 am

I will be waiting at the Pride truck stop just off exit 6 of the Mass Pike Sunday morning for anyone who wants to be part of the Bird convoy to Saratoga. We will be hitting the road by 7 AM so if you want to be part of this be there before then.
When you take this exit, go through the tolls and bear right at the lights and the Pride station is 1/8 mile up the street on the right.
The address is 363 Burnett Rd Chicopee MA 01020 - 4629
Sorry John and Martin; wish you guys could make it. Mad


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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:29 am


To shorten the trip to one day is way too much driving for one day on Sunday.

I need to get back before dark since I have to work early AM on Monday..

Unfortunately I am a late scratch too. Thunderstorms predicted for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I do not want to drive a 41 year old convertible in heavy rain.

Have a safe trip guys and gals.

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Chicopee Convoy

Post by Steve on Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:12 pm

I'm in Rich. I wil meet you in Chicopee at 7am Sunday.

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Re: The 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Saturday July 10, 2010

Post by BanditRich on Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:13 am

Guys I won't be going; change of plans and the forecast for tomorrow isn't promising.
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Looks like a possibility

Post by Steve on Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:39 am

Last night there were 27 cars at the cruise/barbeque and probably another 30 in the hotel parking lot, some coming all the way from Montreal. I am going to play it by ear but I won't be leaving really early until I know whether the show is on or off.
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Thanks to the Charter Oaks guys for coming up

Post by Black_Bird_99 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:33 am

Thanks to the Charter Oaks guys (Rick H and Brad B) for coming up to do the cruise and the show. BTW, Rick is also a member of FNONA thank you very much. Here is a brief diary of how the weekend is going so farm

A small group of long haulers arrived at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Thursday night for the Meet & Greet. There were about 6 trailers parked and a handful of Firebirds parked in the area. Everyone sat out in lawn chairs on the pavement rubbed up with anti-bug spray and 60s, 70s, and 80s music playing in the background. We all talked Firebirds and cruises and shows and repairs and mods and upgrades and parts and prices and all the stuff that Firebird people talke about when they get together on a carefree warm summer night on vacation. Thursday night was just a peaceful easy feeling.

By 2pm on Friday, many Firebirds and trailers were arriving at the show hotel Fairfield Inn and Suites. Sitting in the hotel lobby, it seemed that Firebirds just kept coming and would never end. By 4pm, the lot was fairly full of Birds and trailers. Very soon after, all of the Firebirds left the hotel and headed north.

Most everyone attended the Friday Night Cruise; I think it is fair to say that everyone had a very good time. We met at the Saratoga Auto Museum and started arriving around 4:30pm with the last cars arriving around 5:15pm. The SSPD were there early, but kept getting called away to protect the citizens and fight crime. They were called out twice before the criminals stopped acting up!

At last, we had 3 of Saratoga's finest lead us in a round about way through winding country roads at normal speed limits to the Saratoga Springs Police Benevolent Association picnic grove and hall. This was all thanks to FNONA VP Joe Carey who is also one of Saratoga Springs' finest. Crazy Herb's Texas Barbecue was already there and waiting to serve us. His two hot honeys did a great job and Herb was right on the ball. Although we arrived late (about 5:45) and I told him we would be there at 5:15 pm, he never complained and served everyone up with exellent food at reasonable prices very quickly and in a very efficient and polite manner. I did not hear a single complaint. I for one can say the pulled chicken barbecue was excellent and a with nice large portion for $6.00, it was a very good meal.

The driveway into the PBA grove and the parking lot were all paved so there was no dust, no dirt, and no smoke from Crazy Herb. Behind the main building is a large covered pavillion with multiple picnic tables. Some cruisers opted to dine in the pavillion, while others opted to dine in the air conditioned banquet hall at a bunch of banquet tables.

FNONA member Sandy Smith brought 125 2010 show t-shirts for early purchase and many of the cruisers took advantage. Many purchased 2-3 t-shirts each and remarked on what a great t-shirt it is. Most loved the black tee and loved the metal flake gold phoenix with red lettering. A few tall slim blond ladies bought a 2X and 3X t-shirt for themselves. I remarked that those shirts were way more than they needed, but they smiled and said, 'night wear'. Wink

Crazy Herb was happy with the turnout, the cruisers were happy with the SSPD escort, and the PD was happy when FNONA member Sandy Smith handed each of the 3 officers a 2010 show t-shirt paid for by FNONA as a token of our appreciation for their help getting us safely from the Museum to the grove.

FNONA held a 50-50 raffle for just the Cruisers present at the Grove. Total pot was $137 dollars and one lucky cruiser took home 1/2 of the pool.

After everyone had eaten their fill and the sun was starting to set on a beautiful warm cloud-free summer night in Saratoga, most cruisers jumped on I87 South and headed for the Show hotel, the Fairfield Inn and Suites at I87 exit 12 in Malta. The hotel lot was full of Firebirds from a number of US states with all generations represented including stock and modified examples, and a few Firehawks. There were a number of trailers throughout the lot. And there was a large contingent from Quebec Canada with about 8 Birds that had made the group cruise south including a few Canadian trailers.

At about 8:30, 3 members of the staff of the Fairfield Inn and Suites walked among the Firebirds, assisted by FNONA member Keith Fuerst to describe the different body styles and generations and differences. The FFI staff consisted of 2 young female honeys and 1 young car guy. They totally enjoyed feasting on Firebird eyecandy. They asked me how to decide which car should win, since they were not Firebird experts or even Firebird owners. I told them to walk on the field, do not try to judge the cars, just look at all the years and generations and colors and body styles and graphics styles and wheels and etc. After you have seen each one under the hood and in the interior and the body, think to yourself, if I could get away with it, which one would I like to steal and take on a 200 mile joyride?? Very Happy Very Happy :-) :-D Shocked

The girls and the guy all smiled and knew what I meant. Now they walked the parking lot with purpose and excitement and wonder and joy. After spending a lot of time with each car and even talking with many of the owners, the young Fairfield Inn and Suites staff all agreed they would most love to steal the 1968 Blue Firebird driven by another young couple. The FFI foks made the presention to the young couple and everyone in the crowd applauded and approved of the choice.

It was close to 10:00 pm when the dark ominous clouds started to roll in from a distance and the party started to break. All in all, Friday night went off without a hitch and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Satuday will be a day for friends and families to check out Saratoga Springs, Lake George (with the of 6 Flags indoor water park), Saratoga Lake, Malta Drive-In, shopping, golf, fishing, the Saratoga Racino and Vipers night club, and all of the other things the area has to offer. Then it is back to FFI and prep the Firebirds for the Sunday show. Sunday is supposed to be a nice 82 degree day, mostly sunny with low humidity, so it should be a great show day.

Thanks to all who came on Thursday and Friday and attended the Meet & Greet and the Cruise. Thanks all who are toughing out the Saturday rain and storms and staying for the Sunday show. Thanks also to those who will leave very early on Sunday morning to come to Saratoga and be part of our All Firebird Lawn Show, a show that is becoming an annual sojurn to so many Firebird enthusiasts from so many states and Canada. It has truly become an annual meet of Firebird friends and family to enjoy Firebird Nirvanna with low stress and friendly people.

2010 8th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show Commemorative Show T-Shirts in size SM, MED, LG, XL are just $15. XXL and XXXL shirts are $18. These tees are Hot Hot Hot!!! They are all black with Metallic Red Lettering and a Metal Flake Gold Phoenix! This is a One Year Only offering. All are in stock and will be available at the registration trailer. We have a few t-shirts left from 2009 and 2008 and DASH PLAQUES left from previous shows which will be available at blow out prices, so grab those too! T-Shirts will be available at the registration trailer throughout the day while supplies last.
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A few t-shirts still available

Post by Black_Bird_99 on Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:19 am

A few 2010 All Firebird Lawn Show T-Shirts are still available.
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Show T-Shirts sold like crazy this year. New and for the first time ever, T-Shirts were Black with Red Letters and a large Gold Phoenix. (See picture above) Some T-Shirts are still available if you would like a few more or if you missed the show due to the Rain Date. If you want a Show T-Shirt, just follow the link above, get the form, fill it out, mail with your check or money order. Quantities are Limited so hurry!

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