October 1, 2014
After coming off the greatest Coffee & Classics event so far, we’re still gathering photos to do a recap.
Until then, we thought it nice to share a different perspective on Coffee & Classics from the view of a first timer arriving in a BMW side hack.
September 25, 2014
This Sunday, September 28th, is our traditional Ferrari feature at Coffee & Classics®. This is by far, our biggest event of the season, and the “Crown Jewel” of midwest car shows (thank you automotive press). Last year we had over 270 cars crowd into downtown Winnetka. As such, we have to impose different parking guidelines. Ferraris will fill ALL of Elm east of Lincoln (see below map) and there will be NO FUTURE CLASSICS OR NON-EUROPEAN PARKING at this event. 2014 Fuelfed members will have priority parking.
New classic European enthusiasts interested in becoming Fuelfed members are encouraged to participant. See the C&C page for requirements.
Be sure to support our local merchants and be warned: “the world’s fastest novelist” and father of Buddy Palumbo: Burt Levy, may be seducing enthusiasts on north Lincoln.
September 22, 2014
Calling all classics!
We still have a few slots left for this combined event.
Why just limit the vintage motoring lifestyle to pavement, when water can add a splash (sorry) of speed excitement? Our first combined club event will be what we call Water, Wood & Wheels Tour or W3 for short.
Starting at 8:30am on Saturday, September 27, 2014, we’ll be touring scenic roads to Lake Geneva for lunch and then over to the Abbey for the Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show (GLACBS).
The GLACBS is an annual antique wooden boat show attracting the top national collectors for a weekend of boating fun, water & cocktails. Located at the picturesque Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI, the GLACBS is always classic Americana at its best. Classic Chris-Crafts, Rivas, Centuries, Gar Woods are all represented. Runabouts, Sportsman, Commanders, Speedsters are all moored for your viewing. At 4:00pm is the boat parade around Lake Geneva. Work it right, and you could catch a ride around Lake Geneva in a 1948 Sportsman.
This is a casual touring event suitable for veteran classics mechanically sound enough to travel 200 miles.
More Details and registration can be found on the W3 page.
September 17, 2014
Here’s an opportunity to be part of something very special. Yet, you have less than a week to reserve your spot.
On September 23, 2014, Chicagoland enthusiasts are invited to a private party for the release of “Lancia and De Virgilio, At the Center”, a history of Lancia engineering and design from 1940-1975. Our very own FFG100 member Geoff Goldberg has spent countless years on an exhaustive quest to get the inside workings of Lancias incredible history. Years were spent interviewing the De Virgilio family, Lancia engineers, stylists & designers. Unseen factory documentation, drawings & pictures were all unearthed. All presented from the inside and written as only Geoff can. Come join Geoff at the Hayes Collection on September 23rd from 6-8pm. Presentation at 7:00pm. Several Fuelfed members historic award winning Lancias will be on display as well as other incredible Pebble-grade European classics.
Wine and snacks will be served.
Event tickets are just $10. Please reserve your tickets at EventBrite.
September 13, 2014
The Colorado Grand 1000 concludes today in Vail with the street non-concours ala Coffee & Classics. Steve, Hugh and the Drago made it. Hopefully without incident.
September 12, 2014
Our drivers Steve & Hugh continue their adventure on the CG1000. Today, Steve gets to drive this very, very, very rare Aston Martin for a couple of hours. Alas, us mortals must settle for dreams.
September 11, 2014
Fuelfed members Steve S. & Hugh R. continue to feed us great images from their prospective. Honestly, Steve’s got a great eye to match Hugh’s great Drago bodied Ferrari. The above shot is at the Continental Divide.
Fuel stop in Frisco. .
Continental Divide scenic break. .
September 11, 2014
Septembers Spontaneous Combustion is in Wilmette in the west CTA lot at 4th & Linden across from Mrs D’s Diner. Go to the south east corner of the lot. There are plenty of lights.
Please note there is a sign that states $4 parking. Since we’re there for only there for an hour and half, we’ll take our chances and see how fast the police make there way to us. They were cool with everything last time. The neighbors loved it!
September 8, 2014
We received a couple of shots today from Fuelfed members who are running the Colorado Grand this week. This one titled, “Seems to be one of the more practical entires”. Let’s hope the Elkhart Lake sticker gives them luck.