I-55 Firebirds and FirebirdFest
Grafton Illinois Ferry Crossing
One of the most popular activities we do at FirebirdFest is the Grafton River Jump from Illinois into Missouri! As your cross the mile wide Mississippi River on the ferry, you will see some of the most beautiful scenery we have to offer in the Gateway region! By far our most scenic drive, you will have plenty of photo opps here as you wind along the Mississippi River bluffs, known world wide as a premier Eagle watching area!
First ever FirebirdFest Cruise!
This photo was taken May 2021 by Heather Bobbitt, during our first ever FirebirdFest group cruise. We were driving with 130 Firebirds from O'Fallon, Illinois to the historic Sky View Drive In, Belleville, Illinois. Though cruising isn't all we do at FirebirdFest, it provides some of the most thrilling moments for everyone in the St Louis region! Thank you for sharing your Firebirds with so many in our region and bringing smiles to so many here!
Worldwide Technology Raceway
By far one of our most popular activities was our laps around the NASCAR CUP track located just across the river from the St Louis Gateway Arch, in Madison, Illinois! Here was our 3 wide American Flag salute to our troops!
Bandit and Buford back for 2022!
Known by many as the top Bandit and Buford actors in the world, Tim and Sean will again join us for FF '22 and entertain all their new friends! Coming from Branson and Atlanta, they have logged thousands of miles carrying on the legacy of Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason!
2021 FirebirdFest Participants
Our Inaugural event brought in a phenominal 140 Firebirds from 22 states! 2022 brought 228 cars from 31 states! We can't wait to see you in '23!
The smiles are what it's all about!
After the 2020 Covid lockdown, we knew the time was now to bring smiles back to many of our Firebird friends! This photo proves that a Midwest Firebird event was long overdue!
Sky View Drive-In full of Firebirds!
One of the most historic attractions in the St Louis area is the Sky View Drive In of Belleville, Illinois! Folks from 31 states came to share a night under the stars and to watch the greatest movie ever!
LINE THEM UP BOYS AND GIRLS!
This photo was taken at one of our I-55 Firebird cruises to Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 2021. Photo credit David Fernandez.
I-55 Firebird Club at local car show
We love to do local cruises, fundraisers, car shows for a good cause, and hang out. Our cornhole games have become pretty serious lately. We have about 50 local members who come and go!