We give thanks to all those who have supported Fuelfed in 2015. Our club has brought together some of the most passionate classic European car enthusiasts anywhere. We are grateful for the synergy and excitement that each member brings and for the new friendships that have grown forth.
As twenty five Fuelfed members make final preparations to their chariots for this weekend’s driver bootcamp, the Hammrod sits in its own dust waiting. Waiting in its battle scarred kit from its gloried past. Waiting to unleash all its politically-incorrect, fuel-belching FUry. Waiting to uphold the proud spirit of an event driven by real men who use their right foot and counter-steer to trim slip angles. Waiting for Fuelfed TFD15.2.
The famous Tom Cotter and crew stopped by our Fuelfed OPEN in Lake Forest Sunday morning. He felt Fuelfed would be the perfect starting point for his Barn Find Road Trip series. The new book documents their journey along #Route 66 from Chicago to LA.
Learn more at Barnfindroadtrip Motorbooks
Long before Volkswagen got themselves into the diesel hot seat, they built upwards of 22 million Beetles, the automobile that certainly changed the world as much as the Model T before it. Retronaut has some fascinating pictures showing production of the venerable bug from the late 1940’s through the early 60’s.
We still have a soft spot in our hearts for this quirky air cooled beastie, and wonder how a company so committed to engineering excellence, design integrity and manufacturing finesse with this vehicle could have wandered so far off course.
Our big family seasonal send-off.
The OPEN is for all Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015
FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
Lake Forest 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.
After college, I got into vintage BMW motorcycles. My father took great interest in my new passion. Always wanting the best, he of course trumped my R60/2 with a R69s. It was during this time in our lives that I got to know my father for the truly great man he was. We learned to ride together. We learned to work on the bikes together. But more importantly, we became great friends. Our favorite rides together, were late night rides up Sheridan Rd. We’d ride in tandam at the same speed to get the bikes rpms in sync and the glorious sound would make us laugh. The rides would culminate on a park bench over looking Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff. He’d bring the flask of bourbon and I’d bring the cigars. We’d sit there talking about life until the wee morning hours. I truly felt connected to my father during these rides.
It’s hard to believe I lost my father three years ago tonight. It feels like he’s been gone 20.
The end of October already? Really?!
The Cubs lost as usual and the World Series moves forward without a Chicago team again, so it must be Fall.
October means the wind down of our driving season and alas; Coffee & Classics for 2015. But what a record breaking season it’s been and we get one more chance to see what members bring out to east Winnetka one more time.
Sunday October 25th: 9:00am to 11:00am. Please do not arrive before 9:00am and bring your C&C decal.
As is our standard policy: absolutely no solicitation of our members & guests. Those caught doing so will be deftly escorted out.
C&C-FTL is also this Sunday October 25th: 8:00am to 10:00am. Southwest corner of Las Olas Blvd. & A1A (Immediately south of the famous “Elbo Room).