The short-lived Pontiac Fiero (General Motors made only 1984 through 1988 models) did not sell well enough to keep Pontiac officials happy, but it sure seems to have made fans of many of its owners.
Pontiac built 375,000 of the mid-engine, two-seat, wedge-shaped sport coupes before discontinuing production. About 2,000 of the people who bought them are paid-up members of the Fiero Owners Club of America--founded in 1983 by enthusiast Phil Huff and headquartered in Orange County.
Lots of automotive nameplates have fan clubs, but Huff has transformed the Fiero club into a going parts and accessories business as well. Club members' $29 annual dues get them a membership, a quarterly magazines and access to Huff's catalogue of Fiero goodies.
And now they've got a Fiero museum as well.
Expansion of the Santa Ana Freeway has forced the club out of its 3,000-square-foot facility in Orange, and Huff has moved to a 7,000-square-foot building near Anaheim Stadium.