2nd Annual FGMCC Meet
July 12, 13, 14, & 15 2001
The Super Chevy Show
Members Present: 26
Choice Winner - James Conkright
1971 Lime Green 350
Choice Winner - Tim Smith
1970 Shadow Gray SS 454
Distance Driver - Walter Wojciechowski
St. Petersburg, Florida
1970 Gobi Beige 350
Chevy Show Award Winners:
Monte Carlo Stock Winner - Ron Bozarth
1970 Black Monte Carlo 350
Monte Carlo Stock Runner-Up - James Conkright
1971 Lime Green Monte Carlo 350
Monte Carlo Stock Runner-Up - Kevin Wiles
1970 Black Cherry Monte Carlo 350
Monte Carlo Street Winner - Tim Smith
1970 Shadow Gray Monte Carlo SS 454
Monte Carlo Street Runner-Up - John Kolb
1970 Black Monte Carlo 502
Monte Carlo Street Runner-Up - Les Lugibihl
1971 Black Monte Carlo 402
Only Street Winner - Dave Salisbury
1972 Red w/ Black SS Stripes Monte Carlo 402
Only Monte Carlo Street Runner-Up - Adum Munn
1972 Placer Gold Monte Carlo 402
Only Monte Carlo Street Runner-Up - Len Waites (non club member)
Monte Carlo Modified Winner - JR Kulikowski
1970 Cortez Silver Monte Carlo SS 454
Monte Carlo Modified Runner-Up - Jim McLaughlin (non club member)
Monte Carlo Modified Runner-Up - Gary Brizenbine (non club member)
Chevy Featured Car and Top Ten Editors Choice - Tim Smith
1970 Shadow Gray Monte Carlo SS 454
Overall Monte Carlo (any year) - JR Kulikowski
1970 Cortez Silver Monte Carlo SS 454
Participation Award Winner
First Generation Monte Carlo Club!
club awards (Members choice, Presidents choice, and Long distance driver) are
very cool.No shiny gold trophies
here, but instead something very very unique.It’s a 1/24 scale metal model of a first gen. Monte which has been
completely decked out with the club logo on the roof, the name of the award on
the door, “Indianapolis 2001” on the trunklid, and “FGMCC” all over the
hood.The President’s choice
award is signed by me, Kevin Wiles.They
are displayed in a clear display case.These
awards have been mailed out to the winners.
President's Choice Award
talks about INDY
Wow!What a trip!This had to be
the best gathering I had ever been to.
fortunate ones who were there know what I am talking about.There are no words to describe the excitement around having so many fine
First Generation Monte Carlo's gathered in one place.I couldn't sleep.I would
wake up at in the morning every day and look out
my hotel window to see if anyone had started gathering around their cars.I didn't need an alarm (except for the first day when my Mom woke me up
at ).It seemed like there were new Monte's too look at everyday.All types of Monte's were there.Restored
ones.In Progress.Modified.Stock.And just about every color was there too.
was so much going on during the weekend, there was no way that anyone could be
present for every thing, but here are my highlights.I know many of you have your own.One
of my highlights was having the opportunity to meet John Moss in Person.He was kind enough to autograph one of my sales brochures, my 'More car
then it has to be' ad, my new vehicle warranty, and my owner’s manual.What a guy!Of course, I
will always remember Pete_72_Monte flying by me on the interstate going 90+ MPH,
crossing 3 lanes of traffic, only to have the Indianapolis Police right behind
him.The fact he never got pulled
over will always amaze me.What a
I also will always remember all the nice drag cars that were present for the
show.I think the favorite of
everyone was the "Cool Bus Fun System" bus.It ran 12's in the 1/2 mile!Then
there was John Moss's Street legal Camaro, which was in the 9's.Of course there were the Jet Cars!What
a rush it must be to drive one of those!
think everyone found something that they needed in the swap meet.There were tons of vendors present with plenty of Monte Carlostuff around.I was able to find a new mirror for my Iroc.In the vendor area I found lots of cool bolts for my Monte, POR-15, and
new carpeting for my husband's Firebird, and some weatherstripping pieces for
for one will miss all the comradery from this gathering, taking up 3 parking
spaces with our fold-up chairs talking, eating cold pizza, and drinking beer
until the early hours in the morning.Just
getting to know each other, however, I felt like I knew everyone already from
talking to them for the past year on the boards.
would like to thank everyone for coming and I hope to see even more of you at
the next gathering.I know for sure
there will be one extra since my Mom just got a 70!!
Things I learned from Indyby Stella Cooper
Kevin Wiles can toss a tire farther then anyone, givin a extra try.
If you don't want to share your finds at the swap meet with the other 1st gen
owners you will catch holy hell
Hotel continental breakfasts aren't too bad.
Konrad can adjust the heck out of a 1st gen hood.
If you drive dark green 72Monte Carlo's you can run red lights
and cut people off.
It only takes 6 people to put together a Super Chevy Runner up winner in a hotel
You don't even need to have a driver's license to have the sweetest Monte Carloin the bunch.
The saying of the weekend should have been "hood up, everybody gather"
Pete is the luckiest 'big nasty bastard' I know. Just ask the Indianapolis
And it doesn't matter how much more chrome someone has then me, I will always be
the chrome queen.
It just goes to show you if you have enough 1st gen owners show up in a parking
lot, you will have a complete auto repair shop.
Review Continued by Kevin Wiles
been over 2 months since the 2nd annual FGMCC meet and it is still
fresh in my mind.The greatest
thing about the meet was seeing the faces that go along with the names I’ve
seen on the message board of the site and on these mailing labels.Not only did we get to meet with each other it was time to meet their
Montes!We had a very diverse crowd
of Monte’s there.From the stock
look of Walter Wojciechowski’s 1970 named “Yvonne” to Andreas Kwetkus’
radically customized 1971 or how about John Kolb’s 502 Big Block Monster. We
had those and everything in between.A
Super Chevy judge told me that we blew the roof off the old record for 70-72
Monte Carlos at a single event.There
were over 30 First Generation Monte Carlos in attendance with about 25 of those
being club members.The old record
is probably around 8. The majority of those there who were not club members
simply because they did not know about us, are now club members.We had all our club members parked lined up behind the main SCS tent with
a small shade tent with a big FGMCC banner on it.It was a great backdrop to all of the events that took place in that tent
including the big award ceremony.
of awards, there were so many Monte Carlo’s there that they split up the
awards in many categories.They
even split up the First Gen Montes into several categories.There were 71 total Monte Carlos there; all generations represented.So we all got to see what the Monte Carlohas evolved into over the years. Many
jaws were dropped by John Moss’ 1995 Monte Carlo.The 95-99 Monte is the Fifth Generation.They all had V6 front wheel drive 4spd auto, not very exciting but…..This particular one had gone through GM’s special car division
“toybox”It boasted a big V8
LT1 with rear wheel drive and a 5 speed manual transmission.The body had been given the wide fender flare treatment.Very sharp car.With all the
attention this car was getting, it makes you wonder how much longer it will be
until GM starts giving us what we really want.Rear wheel drive V8!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,
that’s why trucks are so popular today!
really believe that every single club member enjoyed the meet tremendously.Everything went as expected and the turnout was even better than
expected. One of the highlights of
the show was when the club won the “Best Club Participation” award.We were competing with the “Hot Rods from Hell” club all weekend.It is pretty amazing that a club that specifies one particular model and
generation can get this type of award. It was close, but we did it, and I would
like to personally thank each and every one of you who trekked all the way to
Indy to be with us.It was a
special weekend that I will never forget.