Historic Route 66 Spring Cruise (part 1 of 2)



On May 18th, the Midwest Firebirds car club took an all-day cruise down historic Route 66 in northern Illinois.  Our destination was the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, in Pontiac.  Along the way, we scheduled stops with historic Route 66 landmarks for photo opportunities with our Firebirds.  This is the first of a two-part story covering our cruise that day.  The weather was absolutely perfect, partly sunny with no rain in the forcast and a high of 70 degrees.

Our first stop was in Wilmington, home of the “Gemini Giant”.  This is one of the larger-than-life creatures along Route 66 from the early 60’s.  It was built to welcome motorists to the Launching Pad diner, which unfortunately was closed down.  After that we drove about 10 miles Continue Reading →

FGF’s at Mecum – Indianapolis this week!!!


If you love first generation Firebirds, then you would be in FGF heaven at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction this week.  We counted seven beautiful and highly restored or very rare birds worth taking a look at.  If you were there, please send us an e-mail at Info@MidwestFirebirds.org and give us a first hand account of your experience.  (Photos and some text courtesy of Mecum.)

Mecum Indy TA 2

Leading the pack of interesting birds is this concours restoration of a highly optioned,                                    one of 9 factory air ’69 Trans Ams.

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