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The Fuelfed OPEN is This Sunday in Lake Forest

October 30, 2014

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The OPEN is for all Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars. In other words, a big family reunion of sorts. It is our final gathering of the driving season.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
8:00AM -11:00AM
Click here for map

Market House on the Square Restaurant & Starbucks are right there and will be happy to accommodate all your caffeine and hunger needs. If you like, we have windshield display sheets for drivers to fill out their cars vitals. This will allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t near by to chat. Click to enlarge the display card below and print as many as you want.

Download OPEN display sheets here.

Fuelfed Garage 1994

October 28, 2014

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A long, long time ago two brothers from different mothers shared a small garage space in Evanston where they could learn to wrench on their vintage BMW motorcycles. Oh, the stories that could be told by these young gear-heads. Stories their future wives would choose not to hear about. Oil, blood, gasoline, beer, cigars, sweat & tears…permenently staining their Carhart coveralls as well as memories of adventures to come.

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FFotW: 1983 Modified MK1 Jetta Turbo Diesel

October 27, 2014

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Posted: 10.27.14

SOLD!

Here we go. The ultra rare MK1 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel. This one fits nicely into the Fuelfed spirit of understated performance. Don’t be fooled, as this sleeper has been correctly modified and should pull like a freight train and still get 50 mpg. Hell, it even has a Fuelfed sticker on the back! Too bad the BBS wheels don’t come with it, but the price is more than fair for this very rare classic.

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Ad reads:

1983 Modified Jetta Turbo Diesel 

PLEASE NOTE THE EURO BBS RM WHEELS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE CAR. Car comes with GTI Snowflakes. Factory black paint. Grey/black tweed interior. 5 speed. No sunroof. No radio. AC. 93k miles. No Rust. No winters. This very rare factory turbo car is faster than a 16v GTI and gets 52 mpg at the same time!

Bought the car in 2008 replaced the following:

• clutch & cable
• all fluids and filters
• timing belt
• water pump
• belts
• glow plugs.
• front struts & rear shocks with Boges
• GTI sport springs & GTI front calipers, rotors, drums, brake cylinders, brake lines
• ball joints
• wheel bearings
• rebuilt injection pump
• shift linkage

Modified:
• Custum 3″ downpipe
• 2.5: Techntonics stainless exhaust
• K&N
• Modified fuel governor
• OE Golf ball shift knob
• R134 Freon conversion
• Eurosport strut tower brace

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In Fall of 2009 we put the car into storage. Fall 2014 we recommissioned the car with a complete detail to the paint. Changed the oil & filter with 5w40 Rotella synthetic & new fuel filter. Drained the diesel fuel and replenished with fresh. Now the heater blower motor does not work. We have a new blower motor that comes with car. The heat and AC worked great before storage. There is a crack in the paint on the roof above the rear window that was there when we bought it (see pic). We’ve kept grease on it so it would’t rust. Otherwise, the body is in excellent condition.

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We prefer to sell this very car to an classic car enthusiast who will maintain cherish it as all the previous owners have. Comes with extra Euro tail lights and front Hellas.

$3400. The car is located in Chicago.

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Coffee & Classics This Sunday 10.26.2014

October 24, 2014

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Wow!

The 2014 driving season is winding down quickly. And this is our final Coffee & Classics for 2014. Utilizing the Elm St. bridge at Greenbay has proved a great compliment to this year’s events.

Last month’s C&C set event records for attendance, variety of European classics and rarity in vehicles. Reaffirmation of the automotive media’s crowning Fuelfed Coffee & Classics as the “Crown Jewel” and one the of country’s best non-judged classic car shows. Heavy compliments for a little private club monthly gathering for sure.

Let’s hope our great weather streak holds for this Sunday. Those new to the scene in Winnetka please go to the C&C page for event specifics.

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My Hero Lives On…

October 22, 2014

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It’s hard to believe I lost my father and best friend two years ago tonight. He never got to experience Fuelfed as we know it today. And I know he would have never missed a single Coffee & Classics. Life sometimes burns that way.

The above photo was taken by my fathers good friend and Time/Life photographer Michael Mauney sometime around 1978 in Michael’s driveway. That black 1972 280SE 4.5 served as the family tank after the ’67 911 rusted through.

Michael too, was a Fuelfed spirit, always driving a 356 or cool Mercedes coupe. Looking at Michael’s website refreshes the memory of what great photography should be.

Heading to Lunch

October 16, 2014

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Couple of our FFG100 heading out to lunch.

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Spontaneous Combustion Tonight: 10.16.14

October 16, 2014
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We had absolutely perfect weather for last weekend’s FFC14. Tonight’s Spontaneous Combustion may not be so pleasant. Fortunately, we will be at the Last Detail in Kenilworth. Tom & Brian have kindly offered up their Galleria at 634 Greenbay Rd. for us to gather & chat.
6:30-8:30pm

Chasing Classic Cars

October 14, 2014

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The view from the Fuelfem 2002 on the W3 event to Lake Geneva.

Fuelfed Fall Classic is this Weekend

October 7, 2014

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Coming off an outstanding W3 and Coffee & Classics last week, we head into this weekend celebrating the classic Bavarian terrain and American racing provenance that central Wisconsin has to offer. If you’ve been looking for an event that your spouse/partner will also enjoy, this is the event. Yes, we’ll be driving beautiful roads drenched in Fall colors, but this weekend isn’t all about the drive. This weekend is about experiencing the classic car lifestyle. Driving exclusive routes along picturesque roads in soulful vehicles. Experiencing new places and great people. Cocktailing and conversations. Rustic hunting lodge turned unique restaurant sets the tone for lunch. Exclusive Kettle driving tour finishes in a private wine & craft beer tasting. Followed with a custom 4 course gourmet dinner. Culminating with cocktails, cigars and great camaraderie. If you’re interesting in the classic motoring lifestyle for the modern enthusiast, with have a few slots left.

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The View From Three Wheels

October 1, 2014

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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.

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