Annual National Convention
July 27-31, 2016
Auburn Hills, MI
Our 33rd year of bring people together to enjoy each other and the cars.
Registration for 2016 has closed.
Important information for attendees
When you arrive at the hotel you will need to visit the FFO registration desk. Your prepaid registration packet will include a detailed schedule and maps for the weekend. More importantly, it will include your passes or wristbands for prepaid meals and events. Admission to those meals and events is not possible with out these. DO NOT arrive to any events without first picking up your prepaid registration packet.
Registration hours at the Marriott Center Point hotel are:
Wednesday 2pm -8pm
Thursday 8am -10am and 4:30pm -6:30pm
Friday 8am -5pm
Saturday last chance only -8am sharp.
2016 Schedule of events subject to change:
July 26 Tuesday -Early arrivals
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 Barbeque 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 (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.
The latest in Official Fiat Merchandise will be for sale on Friday, July 29th, during the Welcome Reception at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. We will be bringing the latest items and everything will be at special “FreakOut” pricing! Load up on apparel and lifestyle items so that you look the best in your Fiat!
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