2024 FirebirdFest St. Louis!
PRESENTED BY THE I-55 FIREBIRDS
OF TROY, ILLINOIS
The I-55 Firebirds are a group of Pontiac Firebird lovers in the St Louis Metro area, and all along I-55 Highway with members from Chicago to Louisiana! Our club began as the "Troy Trans Ams" on Facebook, and as a search to find as many Trans Ams as we could in our hometown of Troy, Illinois. Started by Rod Haffer, Brandon Handegan, Bill Shadwick and Todd Koenig, we started meeting many other Trans Ams in our area. After we found several cars outside of Troy, and several that were not "Trans Ams", we decided to change our name to the I-55 Firebirds! The rest is history!
The I-55 Firebirds do several local cruises, fundraisers, nursing home visits, and appear in many car shows in and around the St Louis area. This could sometimes mean just 2 of us gather to have lunch, or 15-20 of us meet with a more aggressive destination. We would love to meet you and your bird and experience the friendships that these classic cars produce!
Our signature event, called the FirebirdFest, started in 2021, and brought in 140 Firebirds from 22 states! Through FirebirdFest St. Louis, we have now donated over $30,000 to several charities including Central County Community Outreach program, Backstoppers INC, KIDS ROCK CANCER, and THE SONG SOCIETY Music Therapy programs designed to help young folks with cancer and other serious diseases!
We are very proud of the work that they do, and happy to help in some small way! We realize there are so many less fortunate than ourselves, and we feel blessed to be able to use our cars to gather friends from across the country for a great purpose for our community! Thanks to everyone who has brought their Firebirds to St Louis and helped to make a difference in our community.