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2009 All Firebird Lawn Show Story and Photos

Started by firebirdclub, September 07, 2009, 06:16:23 PM

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by Keith Fuerst

The All Firebird Lawn Show at the Saratoga Auto Museum is rapidly approaching our "wildest dreams" that we have for this show. This year 157 Firebirds came from NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI, NJ, MD, DE, VA, PA, OH, Florida, and even Arizona! Let's not forget our friends from Canada. After expenses, the host club Firebird Nation of North America presented a check for $6,140 to Special Olympics.

On Friday evening the weather was absolutely gorgeous for the All Firebird Cruise. At the museum, forty three Firebirds gathered in the parking lot before cruising through the streets of Saratoga to Mr.Ed's.  Instantly an all Firebird show formed... much to the delight of the Firebird owners and Mr.Ed's regular customers.

On Saturday, cars arrived early and often and by 11:00 am the field was filled with all four generations of Firebirds. A feast for the eyes, it's obvious that the owner's passion for these cars will keep the Pontiac name alive long after the Pontiac division dies an undeserved death.  It was nice meet newcomers to the show and to see old friends who return to Saratoga year after year.

The date for next year's show is: July 10, 2010. Rain date is July 11, 2010

A big thank you goes out to:

Event founder and organizer: Tom Smith

Trailer Queens:                 Sandy Smith, Margo Bagneschi, Arlene Delaney, Sandy Byron.

General Raffle Sales:          Mary Schwartz and Judy Keehan.

50-50 Raffle Sales:             Keith Tanny with his sons Jack and Sam.

Athlete Representatives:    Brian Smith, Jennifer Delaney, Todd Byron, and DJ Nolan.

Parking Staff:       Joel Auger, David Lord, Ron Delaney, Terry Bush, Ron Pratt, Ray Eggert, Jay Hill, Steve Reed, Gerry Garing.

Food Staff:                           Mike Bagneschi, Lisa Lord, Chris Radz, Terry Bush, Judy Keehan.

Judging Staff:                       Joe Carey, Ray DiCresenzo, Michael Tyler, Keith Fuerst, Eddie Barra, Dean Meneilley, Neil Silberkleit.

A special thanks to:  

Alan Edstrom of the Saratoga Auto Museum and Ralph Mangino Jr. of Mangino Pontiac for their continued support. To NFTAC for suppling items and Eagle magazines for the show.

See 2010 show flyer and 2010 registation form and 2009 show pictures here:

Here is the 2009 All Firebird Lawn Show winners list:

Name                                                     Home town                                           Class                                      Place      Year / Model

Kathy DeCrescenzo                            Clifton Park, NY                  1967-1969            Stock                      1st            1969 R/A III T/A

Paul Menin                                           Ashley Falls, MA                 1967-1969            Stock                      2nd           1969 Firebird 400

Beth Ann Agostini                               Athens, VT                            1967-1969            Stock                      3rd           1968 Convertible

John Bianco                                         Poughkeepsie, NY               1967-1969            Modified               1st            1969 Firebird

Tom Martens                                       West Nyack, NY                  1967-1969            Modified               2nd           1969 Firebird

Keith Tourville                                     Cambridge, VT                    1967-1969            Modified               3rd           1968 Firebird

Ray DeCrescenzo                                                Clifton Park, NY                  1970-1976            Stock                      1st            1974 SD455 T/A

George Berg                                          White Plains, MD 1970-1976            Stock                      2nd           1973 Formula 400

Neil Silberkleit                                      Oxford, CT                           1970-1976            Stock                      3rd           1970 T/A

Fred & Linda Martin                           Morrisonville, NY                1970-1976            Modified               1st            1974 T/A

Jay Hill                                                  Cohoes, NY                          1970-1976            Modified               2nd           1976 T/A

Stuart Bach                                          Bennington, VT                   1970-1976            Modified               3rd           1976 Esprit

Jim Napoletano                                   Norwalk, CT                         1977-1981            Stock                      1st            1979 10th Anniv T/A

George Berg                                          White Plains, MD 1977-1981            Stock                      2nd           1978 T/A

Tom Benvengi                                     Sykesville, MD                     1977-1981            Stock                      3rd           1979 Black SETA

Phil Ginsberg                                         NYC, NY                               1977-1981            Modified               1st            1979 T/A

Nick Rossi                                             South Salem, NY                 1977-1981            Modified               2nd           1979 Esprit Redbird

John Kunasek                                      Agawam, MA                       1977-1981            Modified               3rd           1978 T/A

Jeff Clune                                             Sparrowbush, NY                1982-1992            Stock                      1st            1989 Turbo Pace Car

Joyce & Dean Meneilley                    Lansdowne, Ont                  1982-1992            Stock                      2nd           1986 T/A

Adam Sweeney                                    Burlington, VT                     1982-1992            Stock                      3rd           1988 Firebird

Brad Zeigler                                          Harleysville, PA                   1982-1992            Modified               1st            1982 T/A

Steve Reed                                            Brick, NJ                                1982-1992            Modified               2nd           1989 Formula 350

Dianna Seymour                                 Plattsburgh, NY                    1982-1992            Modified               3rd           1988 T/A

Ryan & Grace Corcoran                    Milford, PA                           1993-2002            Stock                      1st            1994 25th Anniv Firehawk

Michael Adamski                                                Fleetwood, PA                      1993-2002            Stock                      2nd           2002 Firehawk

Stephen Dike                                        Milton, VT                            1993-2002            Stock                      3rd           2002 Firehawk

Matthew Bohn                                     Blairstown, NJ                      1993-2002            Modified               1st            2001 Firehawk T/A

Chris Gennaro                                      Carmel, NY                           1993-2002            Modified               2nd           1999 T/A

Andrew DiSalvo                                   Ravena, NY                          1993-2002            Modified               3rd           2002 T/A

Andrew Colling                                    Monson, MA                        Best of Show                        1967 Firebird 400

Andrew DiSalvo                                   Ravena, NY                          Athletes' Choice                  2002 T/A

A.J. Viruet                                             Edison, NJ                             Coach's Choice                   2001 Formula

Dianna Seymour                                 Plattsburgh, NY                    Dealer's Choice                    1988 T/A

Mark Rocheleau                                  Swanton, VT                        Museum Choice                  1977 SETA

Brent & Wendy Rowland                  Loretto, Ont                          Joe Nolan Award                 2002 Firehawk
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looks like you guys had a good time. I'll think about it for next year.  :-\  12 hour drive for me.


Quote from: 4SPEED on September 25, 2009, 07:05:08 PM
looks like you guys had a good time. I'll think about it for next year.  :-\  12 hour drive for me.

your closer than i am for me 6 to 8 houres in a airplain than few houres drive ooooh i wish i wish i wish :(
maby someday :) if i am 200 years old :D

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