Fiat FreakOut | June 23-27, 2021 | Doubletree by Hilton
38th Annual Fiat FreakOut
2021 FIAT FreakOut National Convention
June 23-27,2021 Doubletree by Hilton Lancaster PA
**REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 8**
This is a member only event, please become a member here.
FreakOut 2021 Agenda Overview
Wednesday June 23rd
Dyno Day – Does your Italian Car have 5, 25, 250, or 500 horsepower? Don’t know? Plan to arrive at Fiat FreakOut in time for Dyno Day! This event is for both modern and vintage cars! 3 pulls for $50, pay at the event. Brady’s High-Performance Services is less than 5 minutes from our host hotel!
Dinner on your own
Thursday June 24th
Cornfield & Covered Bridges Drives -Drive the beautiful Lancaster County Countryside on the Cornfield and Covered Bridges Drive ending at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse PA with nearby villages to visit such as Strasburg and Bird-In-Hand. Lunch and the remainder of the afternoon on your own. Kitchen Kettle Village is a quaint, fun village of shops, restaurants, & lodging. You can watch Amish and Mennonite ladies making jams and jellies on site, and you can taste test a variety of freshly made products. Then enjoy the variety of baked goods and other unique gift items available at the over 40 interesting shops throughout the village, including Brighton Collectibles, The Deerskin Leather Shop, The Jam and Relish Kitchen, Village Quilts and many others…
FreakOut 2021 Welcome Dinner at our hotel
Friday June 25th
Part 1: AUTOCROSS! Regional SCCA running this for us
Shady Maple Drive – destination is Shady Maple Smorgasbord. We will explore the eastern side of Lancaster County taking the “long way” for about 11/2 hours toward the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. This is the world’s largest buffet; Adults are $15, kids 50% and seniors get 10% discount, pay at event. Farmland and country roads will fill with the sweet sounds of Italian engines on roads made for our cars!
Part 2: Inaugural Italian Carnivale – Join us for this Inaugural “Italian Carnivale” featuring friends, food (for purchase in the parking lot), fun and Fiats! You will experience Low Car Limbo, how low can your car go? Vote for a “Whoopie Award,” complete with the sweet Pennsylvania Dutch treat- the whoopie pie! Categories will include: Some Assembly required, Mr/Mrs. Fancy pants, loudest exhaust, FrankenFiat, best/worst wheels and more! It is Parking Lot Time like you’ve never experience.
Saturday June 26th
Fiat FreakOut’s signature event has always been the Saturday Concourse show, where our cars are definitely dressed for the occasion!
This year the concourso is at the Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum. Two admissions to the museum are included as part of your participation in the Concorso.
Awards banquet at our hotel: Awards banquet highlights include famous FreakOut trivia contest to find the “smartest table in the room”. We will present all class show awards, special recognition and the coveted Best of Show award. We will also feature a guest speaker once again this year.
Sunday June 27th
SUNDAY SILENT AUCTION/RAFFLE MORNING GATHERING
Starts at 9:30 AM
After the big day on Saturday, join us for our famous Sunday Raffle Prize event Since most everyone will have breakfast vouchers to use at the hotel restaurant we ask that you eat breakfast before you come to our Sunday morning event which starts at 9:30AM.
While not a full breakfast the Club is providing a complimentary- bread assortment (Sourdough, White, & Whole Grain Breads, English Muffins & Assorted Bagels with Butter, Cream Cheese, Fruit Preserves, and Peanut Butter), hot coffee and tea.
We’ll call out the raffle ticket numbers, make special announcements and conduct the silent auction. Vendors may be open just to give you some end of show bargains and special deals.
The largest collection of Fiat and Lancia automobiles in North America
The Fiat FreakOut (FFO) brings together the largest collection of Fiat and Lancia automobiles in North America to exhibit Italian cars old and new, swap stories, share tips, sharing the passion for our wonderful automobiles.
The FFO is five days of events that include a concours car show, coordinated scenic drives to historic places, a track day, an autocross, lots of socializing and even a visit to the oldest NASCAR track in history. The FFO is not just about show cars; it is a great opportunity to talk to knowledgeable people and vendor sponsors about your vehicle.
“Bob Zecca and the host chapter FreakOut 2021 preview video”
Our prominence was recognized by Laura Soave, Head of FIAT Brand, North America, as she chose our National Convention in Asheville in July 2010 to announce the Prima Edizione, the first new FIAT to be sold in North America in 27 years. We have always met the needs of new owners (back when ‘82 FIAT were new!) and of course vintage car enthusiasts. We are thus uniquely qualified to be the umbrella organization for all FIAT fans.
Our club produces a full-color magazine packed with member-written articles, technical tips and news relating to Italian car ownership.