About Us

MifFi white 2013We are a car club for enthusiasts of first-generation Pontiac Firebirds (1967, 1968 and 1969.)  We get together in the Chicago area and Midwest for various shows, events and cruises.  We started meeting in September of 2013, and had seven first generation cars together at our first official event – a cruise night in Rolling Meadows.

Here’s the post on the Firebird website that started our club:

“I would like to start a Chicago Area First Generation Firebird (FGF) Club. I can’t imagine anything more exciting than a show with 100+ FGF cars, or a cruise like the Cannonbird Run that was done a few years ago, done right here in the Midwest. I envision a club with members mostly from the Midwest with a passion for first generation Firebirds – with a desire to join a Chicago area club for shows and events. Please let me know if you would be interested in this idea, and if you could help in any way.”

Our club agenda is simple:

  • Enjoy the camaraderie of getting together with our cars and other first-generation Firebird owners and enthusiasts. Regular meeting at established car shows and cruise-in’s. Having our own cruises, or weekend lunch or dinner cruises, etc..  We will be meeting at least once a month throughout the year. See our upcoming events HERE.
  • Be a resource for new FGF owners and anyone interested in restoring a first-generation Firebird.  Our website is a tool for people to learn more information about us, the cars, the Pontiac brand and how to join our club.
  • Once a year have a larger regional FGF show. Our vision is to draw cars from 4-6 hours away, from all over Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Missouri.
  • Keep it simple, keep it inexpensive.
Midwest Firebird club members on the 2013 Fall Colors Cruise.

Midwest Firebird club members on the 2013 Fall Colors Cruise.


Midwest Firebird Executive Team

Ken Pitcher is the Midwest Firebird Club president.

Ken P., President

Ian King is on the Executive Team for the Midwest Firebirds.

Ian K., Vice-President

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Mike K., Treasurer

Matt Avery - Media Director

Matt A. – Media Director




Mike L.

Mike L. – Executive Board Member







Have a question or comment? Reach out to us at info@MidwestFirebirds.org

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Global Birds Map

One of the things we are passionate about is connecting with other Firebird owners and enthusiasts. We even have a section on the website dedicated to just that. We call it ‘Global ‘Birds’ and in it we feature owners and their first-generation Firebirds from around the globe. Check out the map above to see where we’ve made new Firebird friends as designated by the black triangles. We’ll be rapidly adding to it as we meet even more passionate owners the world over.



The Midwest Firebird Executive Team on the 2013 Fall Colors Cruise to Lake Geneva, WI.