There used to be a car called a Pontiac Fiero. It was awful. Like a mid-engined Corvette with half of its cylinders and silly little tires. But it allowed a bunch of really cool kit cars to be built around its mid-engine layout, and some people were foolish enough to swap in V8 engines thinking they had just built a…
First off, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mera is NOT a kit car, as these could be ordered from a Pontiac dealer as a turnkey. This one is described as being the first Mera, the prototype for the 247 that would follow. The question is, will its price turn that number one into number two?
If a friend told me that he had this totally bitchin' idea about transforming a Fiero into a Jeepesque dune buggy, I'd tell him that he needs to check the expiration date on his meds. But somehow this mid engined dune runner pulls off a great beach buggy vibe and actually looks cool. Cut fenders, roll tube…
There are a lot of Fs to today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate. It's a fake Ferrari on a Fiero, and its fifteen grand. It'll be up to you to decide whether or not to say eff that.
Last year, we told you the story of Kathryn DiMaria, the 14-year-old girl who's working to rebuild a Pontiac Fiero from the ground up by her 16th birthday. Now, she's the star of this feature on YouTube's THNKR channel that showcases her progress. The good news? She's halfway done.
In MotorWeek parlance, the Fiero 2M4 can be literally translated as a "very proud, two body, mid mounted engine, four cylinder engine, sweetheart." We're not sure where they got sweetheart, but we never question John Davis.
"Wanna see something REALLY exciting?" Why yes, yes I do, John Stamos-looking dude.
Plenty of boys begin lusting after cars at an early age, ready either to dive into a project car or a brand new performance car (depending upon levels of means and motivation). But you don't often hear about those Mona Lisa Vito gals so into cars they can do everything from rebuilding V8 engines to distinguishing the…
Last August, Houston Police pulled a Pontiac Fiero out of a 22-year slumber in the city's reservoir. Now it's up for sale. The Houston Art Car Parade is less than three months away. I think you see where this is going.
Is replica-building an authentic form of automotive self-expression or merely a case of trying too hard? There’s only one way to find out: take a Ferrari 250 GTO and turn it into a Datsun 240Z.
It's been a long, arduous three years since V8 Archie kicked off his Pontiac Fiero-based Lamborghini Miura replica project, and hell if he's not all done with it. Risking cries of vehicular blasphemy, we say this thing looks damn good.
In Donnie Brasco, and undercover cop goes in so deep, he almost loses himself in his alter ego. Today's NIce Price or Crack Pipe Zimmer really a Fiero in disguise, but will its price make you say fuggedaboutit?
In the comics, Archie spent years trying to decide between Betty and Veronica. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Fiero has a V8 Archie's 350 conversion, and your only decision is whether buying it would be a Jughead move.
Here's a nice Ferrari 308 GTSi selling on eBay with a suspiciously low bid. Why? Oh, it's got a Pontiac Fiero engine. We present to you the world's first reverse Fauxrarri.
The story of Tyler Shipman's Fiero moved us all, and now the crew who gave Tyler his last wish are hosting a car show this summer to raise money for the center that took care of him. Details below.
Aaron Severson, editor of Ate Up With Motor, wrote this excellent, well-researched history of everyone’s favorite mid-engine mulletmobile — the Pontiac Fiero. It offers an interesting and comprehensive look at the car’s too-short life. —Ed.
Tyler Shipman, the young Fiero enthusiast with cancer who finished his project car in December with the help of the Fiero community, passed away last night.
We can't say that we were surprised by the abject horribleness of the Pontiac Fiero in the 24 Hours Of LeMons, what with the car's tendency to overheat, excessive weight, and indifferent 80s GM build quality. What does surprise is is how quick the Fiero is when it's not in a million pieces and/or being stripped as a…
Not everyone can own a Ferrari. They're expensive, fast, and constantly blow up. But making a Pontiac look like an Italian stallion to avoid the first problem is just plain wrong. Our look at the ten most blasphemous Faux-rarris below.