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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics This Sunday, July 27th

July 23, 2014

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Summer is flying by and another Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® is upon us again.

Please take a look at the link for the 2014 parking map. Elm will be blocked off at Greenbay as well as at Arbor Vitae so we can now park on the bridge. You’ll need to enter from Oak (one block south Elm) and drive north up Lincoln.

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While we encourage all to become paid members, all European classics will be welcome throughout the season. There will not be an entry fee. Paid 2014 members will have parking priority on Lincoln and the Elm bridge.

Those new to Fuelfed® and C&C who would like a little more info can go here.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

The V32 Mustang Schooling

July 22, 2014

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Definitely the first time we’ve ever seen a mother educating her daughters on the mechanical physics of a dragster. With a monster quad V8 setup putting out 1600hp, we all could use some proper schooling.

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Road America Historics This Weekend!

July 16, 2014

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This weekend is the Historics at Road America in beautiful Elkhart Lake, WI. This is the biggest classic car event of year for those of us east of Monterey.

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Friday night is the historic race car parade into downtown Elkhart. Starting around 5:30, speed limits are dropped and most of the weekend’s entrants make their way up highway 67, open exhausts and unburnt race fuel filling the air. Absolutely glorious!!!! Lake street around Siebkens transforms into party central until dusk when the exit parade starts up. Open exhausts and unburnt race fuel filling the air once again. Fuelfed members are invited to take a curb side view at 5:30 at 184 S. Lake.

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Saturday night we’ll be having a partnered Fuelfed , Vintage Motorsport Magazine, Classic Motors Online tented area at 184 S. Lake during the world famous concours on Saturday night. Party starts at 5:00pm & taps off at 8:30pm. Join us for our member only beer toast at 6:00pm. One must be a Fuelfed member and show your membership card to get in.

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July Spontaneous Combustion in Kenilworth

July 10, 2014

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Spontaneous Combustion in Kenilworth at the The Last Detail from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Yes, Tom & Ted have graciously opened their Galleria at 624 Greenbay for Fuelfed members to mingle. Check out their website for more about TLD and location map.

This is a Fuelfed member only event.

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What Not to Use in Your Car

July 7, 2014

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Yes, it’s Fox News & AOL Cars so be skeptical, but they do raise some very strong points everyone who drives should know. The driver of a true sports car would never use E-85 to start with.

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Stand Tall

July 4, 2014

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Every generation will stand on the shoulders of those who precede them.

-BH

Happy Birthday to the Greatest Country in the World

July 3, 2014

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FFotW: 1980 Koenig 500sl $7000

July 2, 2014

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Hold your judgements right there.

Yes, it’s a very, very, very, odd piece of kit from an era that would make Don Johnson proud. And why would one want to ruin a 107 bodied Mercedes? First, this is not some Bradley GT-like body kit add-on, but a creative (in a German way) flamboyancy that could only happen in the early 1980′s. Regardless, this a tuner time-piece that has to be accepted for what it is. That said, this is a real deal Koening Tuning super car that packs a stomping (for 1982) 350hp in it’s supercharged v8. Original LSD, full Koening leather power sport seats, quick steering rack, BBS wheels, Nardi wheel, etc…

We’ve been watching this particular car for months now and it could be an interesting investment, way ahead of the curve or at the very least, something that will surely get all the attention any where it’s driven. Park next to the Corvettes and show them what a real v8 can do. Make sure to wear your Members Only jacket and Reeboks.

Do you research on Koening first. Some info on Koenig here.

The car is located in Joliet, IL 815.725.0850

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Other Koening Tuning Mercedes 107s in the day.

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Coffee & Classics Sets New Vincent Attendance Record

June 30, 2014

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Yesterday at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics in Winnetka there was a buzz that a new AMA record was set for most Vincent motorcycles ridden to an event in the United States. The Vincents of course looked splendent staggered around the corner of Elm & Lincoln. Forty eight European classic motorcycles nicely doubled up their parking to add a bit of leather amongst their 4-wheeled brethren.

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Fuelfed® Coffee & Classics®: Sunday June 29, 2014

June 26, 2014

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Fuelfed® Coffee & Classics® is this Sunday, June 29th. We are having special guests from the Chicago Section of the Vincent Owners Club attending this month. Don’t be afraid, these guys are more passionate about their incredible machines than any Porsche owner. Those members who own vintage European motorcycles are welcome to ride in as well. Sorry your Road King can’t park inside the designated parking areas.

Classic European motorcycles will park from Lincoln/Elm in front of Little Ricky’s and stage north. Those with small trailers (shame on you) can park just south of the entry gate on Lincoln. Please click on map below to enlarge.

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Four items to know about June Coffee & Classics

1. All paid Fuelfed members have received their membership packets by now. Those drivers displaying their Coffee & Classics 2014 decal or show their Fuelfed membership card at the entry gate will get priority parking on north Lincoln and on the bridge. Those with out decals or cards will park in the Day Pass area. See map above.

2. While we encourage all to become paid members, all European classics will be welcome throughout the season. There will not be an entry fee.

3. Those new to Fuelfed and C&C who would like a little more info, can go here.

4. This is private club event for our members, their guests and those interested in joining. The public is always welcome. However, we take our members privacy very seriously and soliciting for interests outside Fuelfed activities, charitable or otherwise, is strictly prohibited.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone. While there will be a bit of an adjustment to figure out what works and doesn’t with traffic and parking, the goal is to continue to have a casual car morning gatherings of camaraderie with a little more parking.

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