Fuelfed Auction Barometer?

January 23, 2019 by

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As one of the most respected private car clubs in the US, we see what our members are buying or selling and why. Unlike others that report what has already happened based on auction results. We see what’s happening before the auctions. Every year from Amelia to Pebble between 10 to 14% of the auction dollars are Fuelfed member cars. In late 2018, we asked our top collector members how they were re-positioning their collections for 2019.

Three basic questions and their basic answers:

1. What percentage of your current collection are you selling in the near future?
Average answer was 4 to 5 cars. Or roughly 22% of their collection.

2. What cars are you looking to acquire?
Average answer was 0 to 1 car.

3. What is your strategy on those positions?
Most answered that they want thin out the random cars and get down to the cars they really liked. A few were looking to raise capital for other investments.

What does this all mean? With a 4 to 1 sell to buy ratio…well you can do the math. Let’s see if our small collector world is any barometer.

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Our Favorite Aussie Member

January 9, 2019 by

Our favorite Aussie sporting proper head and foot attire.

Air-Cooled Porsche History Made in Winnetka

January 4, 2019 by

 

On August 19, 2018, a record setting 140 air-cooled Porsches from the far reaches of the Midwest converged in the village of Winnetka, Illinois. Each owner a passionate enthusiast of a bygone era. An era flush with automotive history. On that special Sunday in August 2018, enthusiasts shared their own unique history.

Going forward our Luftgruppe event will be known as Zuffengruppe. Learn more and register for the August 2019 event at http://www.zuffengruppe.com.

We want thank Nikko Salgado (www.nikkosalgado.com) for his excellent job capturing what vintage Porsche ownership is truly about.

Thankful 2018

December 31, 2018 by

2018 marked the 20th anniversary of Fuelfed. We are very proud of our private drivers club and our great membership. These incredible enthusiasts have set the benchmark in camaraderie and passion that has established our events as a top leader in the vintage European car culture.

Hoping 2019 brings every enthusiast quality garage and drive time.

The Driving Spirit

December 25, 2018 by

Fuelfed Holiday Party

December 1, 2018 by

Whoa!? Seriously, it’s that time already?

Wow! Very much looking forward to sharing some great Holiday cheer Tuesday evening with our Fuelfed brethren.

2018-19 Members only

Things We are Thankful For…

November 21, 2018 by

Health. Working in the garage hasn’t killed us yet, so it must be making us stronger.

Family. They haven’t abandoned us despite all the time we spend in the garage.

Friends. Whenever we need them in my garage, they come a runnin’ with beer and free advice.

Fuelfed. Without this close group of crazy car nuts, driving old cars would have no purpose.

Hammrod Waits…

November 9, 2018 by

As Fuelfed members make final preparations to their chariots for this weekend’s legendary driver bootcamp, the Hammrod sits in its own dust waiting. Waiting in its battle scarred kit from its gloried past.

The Final Drive 18

November 6, 2018 by

Less than a week to our driver bootcamp!

The Fuelfed OPEN is this Sunday Morning in Lake Forest

November 2, 2018 by

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Our drive season concluding event is the Fuelfed OPEN in Lake Forest this Sunday morning.

The OPEN is for all Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars.

There will be a required $10 donation for any non-members to show qualifying cars. The $10 donation will be applied to a 2019 membership.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
9:00AM -11:00AM

As hearty drivers, all Fuelfed events are rain or shine.

Lake Forest map

.Please fill out a display sheet and put on your car so that others will know what it is when you aren’t there.

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Starbucks and Einstein Bagels are within a short walk east. Market House on the Square Restaurant is across from the parking lot and opens at 11a.m.

Public Courtesy:  This is a club event, and the public is welcome to spectate. However, soliciting services, products or activities without Fuelfed’s prior consent is strictly prohibited, and those doing so will be escorted out. To those taking pictures and sharing online, we ask you to state that your images were taken at the Fuelfed OPEN.

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