August Coffee & Classics This Sunday 8.28.16

August 26, 2016 by



Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® has evolved immensely since its inception back in 2010. We want to take this opportunity to reiterate a few important guidelines about attending C&C to those newer to the Fuelfed scene.

1. Coffee & Classics is a private Fuelfed club event for our members, not an open cruise in.

2. Like the name states: “Classics.” In our case, classic European cars 1990 and older.

3. As has been in our bylaws since 2011, no soliciting. That means:
• No For Sale signs, business cards
• Flyers of any kind
• Pitching services or events to attendees
• This also includes no coming in on a Day Pass and having For Sale on the car’s display sheet
If you are interested in proper marketing opportunities with Fuelfed, please inquire.

4. All bicycles must be walked and kept at a 5-foot distance from the cars. Strollers must also be keep at a 5-foot distance.

We are working to always keep our events pure to the spirit our members have come to expect.




Coffee & Classics® Winnetka parking will be for current Fuelfed members displaying their blue 2016 C&C parking pass. A limited number of paid Fuelfed Modern European members will be admitted as space allows by showing your 2016 membership card. New Fuelfed members who have not yet received their packets in the mail, will have their names on the list at the entry gate.

Numbered Guest Day Passes may be purchased for $5 at the entry point on Lincoln by non-members driving European Classics ONLY. The $5 will be credited to membership dues if you join the club within 7 days of attending the event.

Parking starts at 9:00am.

We ask that participants use our official display cards to allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t near by to chat. Click on image below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.

C&C Display Card

2016 C&C Display Card

2016 C&C Parking Map. Click it to enlarge.


Zen and the Art of Fuelfed

August 24, 2016 by

14-singer-911-targa-1This recent article from Autoblog entitled “Don’t Give Into the Conveniences of Life”  is certainly sympathetic to one of the main Fuelfed tenets: Quit worrying about the car so much and DRIVE it.

More from Pebble Beach

August 20, 2016 by



Couple quick shots of Fridays’ field of dreams. Above we have our own Fuelfed member Cam A. who has brought his Miura out west for the party and auction. Not sure what Jay’s thinking with the green & red sea of Miuras splayed before for him.

The below shots are provided by our own Steve Pala.





Go-Go Joe Hinsdale This Sunday Morning 8.21.16

August 19, 2016 by



Coming off a great Garage Night at Northshore Sportscars, we carry the Pebble Beach engery into the busy weekend with GoGo-Joe Hinsdale early this Sunday morning.

If you needed any extra incentive for an early-morning drive, this simple edition of Go-Go Joe will take us to beautiful downtown Hinsdale with a few special vintage treats from our friends and Fuelfed members at Continental Autosports.

We also want to thank Andy Blankenburg for his location & marketing assist.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
First St. & Washington, Hinsdale.
Park on First St. towards Garfield St.

There are plenty of coffee/breakfast options within a block’s walk.


Fuelfed Garage Night Tonight

August 18, 2016 by



The weather looks perfect for a little in shop chit-chat at Northshore Sportscars tonight starting at 7:00pm.


Live from Pebble Beach

August 18, 2016 by



This mornings line-up of classics for the road tour. Lucky member Steve Pala is feeding us a couple shots as they happen.







Fuelfed Garage Night: Thursday August 18th

August 17, 2016 by



This Thursday, August 18th, we continue our series of Garage Nights.

Regardless of the incredible European classics that grace our Coffee & Classics events, Fuelfed is about the camaraderie we share when one is able to connect on a higher automotive level.

Fuelfed Garage Night allows our current 2016 members to get up close and personal for a few hours of intimate conversation with those who keep our cars in top shape.

This Thursday evening  from 7:00pm to 9:00pm we visit Northshore Sportscars in Lake Bluff.



For those who have not been to Northshore Sportscars, this will be a treat as Norb always has a great selection of European classics in all price ranges. Their restoration shop services all the cars they sell.
For those who race vintage classics, you’ll have inevitably witnessed Norb in his green Lotus Europa or famous blue Morgan Plus GTR. Northshore is also an authorized Morgan dealer. We’re sure Norb will fire-one-up before the evening is over.


Thursday August 18, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Northshore Sportscars
1225 Rockland Rd., Route 176
Lake Bluff, IL 60044



This Sunday August 14th, Coffee & Classics Barrington

August 8, 2016 by



We just love this shot by Fred Teifeld of a members’ Lola T70 from June’s Coffee & Classics-Barrington. Let’s see if it shows up again this Sunday morning at the Foundry.

9:00am to 11:00am, August 14th, 2016
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

Ambrosia served the coffee & pastry crowd, while Epicure Bistro offered full-on brunch options like the seasoned pros they are.

View Parking Map.

Display Cards

We ask drivers to download windshield display cards and fill out their car’s vitals. This will allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t nearby to chat. Click on image below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.

C&C Display Card


Things have Changed or Have They?

August 5, 2016 by

Remember when you were younger and the newest super car hit the market and it was the coolest thing ever? Posters soon followed on your bedroom wall and constant swiping of your dad’s Road & Track to read up on the performance specs.

Information delivery channels have changed, but the excitement of a new super car has not. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics has always brought out the best cars in Chicagoland and with them bring throngs of young men trying to get close to the four wheeled heros of speed & technology.

Witness here a video from last year by The Auto Committtee of Fuelfed members driving in the then new Porsche Porsche 918 Spyder & BMW i8 and the paparazzi that ensues. Fuelfed takes pride in giving the next generation of enthusiasts exposure to cars that are very rarely seen in the public.


A Fuelfed Fans’ Perspective on Coffee & Classics

August 3, 2016 by



Now that over 78 current Fuelfed members are making preparations for their journey to the upcoming Pebble Beach week, all things classic European will quiet down for a few weeks.

For us less fortunate enthusiasts, we  thought we’d bring Fuelfed fan Nikko Salgado upfront with his video lightly documenting last Sunday’s Coffee & Classics. We love it! Thank you Nikko!



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