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This Sundays’ Coffee & Classics® Will Feature Ferrari

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.


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Fuelfed Water, Wood & Wheels Tour

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.

Less Than a Week to the Lancia Party

September 17, 2014

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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.

Location:  Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N. Ravenswood, Chicago
Wine and snacks will be served.

Event tickets are just $10. Please reserve your tickets at EventBrite.

The CG1000 Concludes in Vail

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.


Colorado Grand 1000 Friday Update

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.


Fuelfed @ Colorado Grand 1000

September 11, 2014

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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. .

This Thursday’s Spontaneous Combustion

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!


Tuesday at the Colorado Grand

September 10, 2014


Spot our man Hugh? .

A Practical Entry?

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.




Fuelfed Fall Classic 2014

September 5, 2014

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For 2014 Fuelfed is running its popular Autumnal weekend event again October 11-12. This year, we want to celebrate 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 might also enjoy, this is the event. Yes, we’ll be driving some 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 picturesque roads in soulful vehicles. Experiencing new places and people. Cocktailing and conversations. And, relaxing away from the city. If this sounds like your kind of weekend, bring a guest or drive solo and register quickly. This year, we’ll tour the scenic rolling hills of Kettle Moraine. A rustic hunting lodge-turned-restaurant in the woods will set the mood at lunch Saturday for the afternoon Kettle drive through the countryside. We’ll make our way north to Elkhart Lake where you’ll have a little time to yourself to check in to your hotel and relax before the evening festivities. We’ve arranged a special rate for rooms at the luxurious Osthoff Resort for those who are quick to act. You can stroll the lakefront or the small town before our evening begins. You’ll park the car for the evening because we’re staying local. The evening will start with private wine (or beer) tasting over cocktail hour at a local tasting room. The vibe will be casual and relaxed. Plenty of time for conversation and exploring the proprietor’s shelves. But, be careful not to overdo at the wine tasting because you’ll want to enjoy the four course dinner at one of Elkhart Lake’s best restaurants, Lake Street Café. Our group had such a terrific experience there last year, that we wanted to see what new seasonal items the chef would create this year. With numerous bars like the historic Seibens Stop Inn and the Osthoff’s Elk Room lounge, no doubt many of us will be up til the wee hours. Save some steam for breakfast and the scenic ride back the next morning. If you’d rather sleep in, catch a later breakfast and mosey home on your own, go right ahead; we’ve got breakfast covered for you. October 11-12, 2014 are the dates for this fun weekend of classic car camaraderie, great scenic roads and of course… cocktails. REGISTER QUICKLY before this popular event is filled. Space is limited to 25 cars. There is, however, one rule for the weekend: Rain or shine, you must drive a vintage car on the trip (manufactured before 1990). Join us for this popular private member Fuelfed event. For more details and registration please go to the Fuelfed Fall Classic site.


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