Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Winnetka This Sunday Morning

May 25, 2018 by

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As a leader in European classics, it only made sense to demonstrate the lineage of some of the great marques in a club. Hence, this Sunday at our Coffee & Classics Winnetka we will start our Heritage Series with Aston Martin. As part of our continuing effort to educate the next generation of enthusiasts will pair our members’ classics with the newest offering from a featured manufacturer.

The event starts at 9:00am.

Coffee & Classics is Fuelfed event for our members to display their classics and not an open car show.

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The Fuelfed MotorGearo Rally is One Week Out

May 22, 2018 by

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Our third annual Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 vintage rally is now full and drivers are making final preparations to their classics. We’re excited to have another great curated line-up of cars running this year. For 2018 we have several rally veterans driving from as far a Colorado.

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This year we’re seeing an uptick in British metal and downturn in German cars applying. The Italian mix has been consistent since the event inception. But everyone is well covered by the great job Hagerty does as one of our Vehicle Support Team.

We can smell the flourocarbons, cigars and cow pies already!

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Our First Spontanous Combustion for 2018 Tonight!

May 17, 2018 by

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Great but crisp weather for tonight’s SC.
All Fuelfed member cars are welcome!

2018 Fuelfed Cocktails & Classics Recap

May 7, 2018 by

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The 2018 Fuelfed Cocktails and Classics brought a record number of members out for an evening of good cheer and camaraderie. C&C is our traditional start to the new driving season. This year we had hoped for an early spring snow to show off what Continental had in store for party goers. 

Before that, we want to thank our member volunteers for helping set-up, check-in, serve-up, tear-down and clean up. For without them, non of our events would be possible.

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We arranged the Hayes collection in the Ravenswood Event Center so that classics where interspersed in the space and positioned the dining tables and chairs among them. We had Marco from La Macchina Cafe serving his addictive lasagna (seriously), salads and cannoli and Will from Fuelfed’s neighbor Spiteful Brewing and volunteers serving Spiteful’s IPA and Pigeon Porter. Volunteers also teamed next to Will to serve wine from The Bottle Shop in Wilmette.

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Half way through the party, the alley doors opened and in roared the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso in what was to be a demonstration of the new 4WD Panamera eater. But, Mother Nature spared us more salt and extra clean up. Special thanks to Avlet for setting up audio system and mic allowing Continental AutoSports’ Dave and Scott to make the Ferrari introduction to party goers. They happily let the curious explore Ferrari’s finer points. 

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This year we added Timothy Owens Photography to make sure the event was properly captured by a discerning eye.

Finally, Fuelfed always gives back and this year for our Cocktails & Classics charity we give $700.00 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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Fuelfed events are far more than just a party with classic collections, They are experiences that more and more couples are enjoying…as it should be.

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® Barrington This Sunday Morning

May 4, 2018 by

This Sunday morning May 6, we continue our very successful Coffee & Classics series in Barrington for 2018. Each event draws an incredible new crop of classic European cars vastly different than what we see in Winnetka or Hinsdale or anywhere else for that matter.

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9:00am to 11:00am, May 6, 2018
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

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Ambrosia will be serving up coffee, pastries and brunch options.

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First a little Spring garage cleaning.

1. Coffee & Classics is a private club event for current Fuelfed club members. However, if you have a classic European car manufactured prior to 1990, you can make a donation of $10 at the main gate to show your car. We encourage you to join Fuelfed and your $10 will be credited to your membership dues.

2. Please arrive at 9:00am, not 8:30am.

3. Those posting pictures online, we ask that give the courtesy to let others know you were at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics. And yes. Fuelfed has an official Instagram account #fuelfedcarclub.

4. Finally, we do not allow any soliciting, nor marketing of your car or services at any Fuelfed events.

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View Parking Map.

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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.

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We want to thank our quality partners in alpha order:

Autosprint
Barrington Capital Partners
BTR-Chicago
Catalyst Communications
Continental AutoSports
The Finish line, Inc.
Imports Unlimited
Northshore Sportscars
Perfect Power
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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Starts in Winnetka This Sunday Morning

April 26, 2018 by

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Has it been nine years already since Fuelfed® started the famous Coffee & Classics® Sunday morning gatherings? The Crown Jewel of Midwest car gatherings returns to beautiful downtown Winnetka this Sunday, April 29th from 9:00am to 11:00am for the first C&C of 2018.
Yep, rain or shine.

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First a little Spring garage cleaning.

1. Coffee & Classics is a private club event for current Fuelfed club members. C&C is not an open car show for every & any car. There are plenty of other car events with that format. However, if you have a classic European car manufactured prior to 1990, you can make a donation of $10 at the main gate for entry with your car. We encourage you to join Fuelfed and your $10 will be credited to your membership dues.

Members who have not yet received their 2018 membership packets, your name be will on the list at the main gate.

2. Please arrive at 9:00am, not 8:30am. Our village event permit states that we keep these times in check. Village parking enforcement will be in play before 9:00am and after 11:00am.

3. Those posting pictures online, we ask that give the courtesy to let others know you were at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics. And yes. Fuelfed has an official Instagram account #fuelfedcarclub.

4. Finally we do not allow any soliciting, nor marketing of your car or services at any Fuelfed events.

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Display Card

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 near by to chat. Click on Editable pdf below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out. Or click on Regular jpg to print out and hand write in.

Editable pdf.

Regular jpg.

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C&C Parking Map…click to enlarge.

 

2017 Fuelfed MotorGearo Video

April 21, 2018 by
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The Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 is a vintage European road rally run on June 1-2, 2018. This is our curated driving event for vintage European vehicles running two days over eight well-sorted stages through rural Wisconsin. We’ve worked hard to give a unique and varied driving experience that accentuates classic car ownership. Having run dozens of rallies in rural Wisconsin, we know all the best roads and how to sequence them better than anyone else. The format is structured, yet casual in the famous Fuelfed tradition.

Speaking of tradition, what Fuelfed event would be complete without a unique culinary experience? We’ve put the details into availing only the best local establishments that our selected routes provide.

The MG250 is limited to 35 European cars manufactured prior to 1990. We will curate
the entrant vehicles based on varied criteria, but overall, on unique diversity. We want everyone to be excited about driving with other classics that they would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience on the open road.

We want to thank Nikko Salgado and Robert for doing a great job of capturing some of spirit of the Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 from 2017. Make sure have your volume up as Nikko puts details into the music as much as he does his editing. More amazing, is that despite having car troubles (read: blown engine) on day two of the rally, they were able get what they needed with the help of Mike from Hagerty, who went out of his way to accommodate their needs.

Check www.motorgearo.com for the 2018 event details.

The Fuelfed OPEN is this Sunday Morning in Lake Forest

April 12, 2018 by

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Our drive season starting 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 2018 membership.

Sunday, April 15, 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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Fuelfed and Giving Back

March 27, 2018 by

Fuelfed is proud to have raised several thousand dollars at our events and donated all of it to the American Red Cross in 2017. These funds have gone to help those US residents devastated by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics FTL This Sunday Morning

March 24, 2018 by

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® may be sleeping until April up here in the Hinterland, but C&C Fort Lauderdale keeps meeting every last Sunday of the month year-round.

Yes, there are other generic cars & coffees in the Miami area, but none have the classic European good stuff like C&CFTL. So if you’re lucky enough to be in the area, it will be worth the venture to the shore.

8:00am to 10:00am
Southwest corner of 
Las Olas Blvd. & A1A (Immediately south of the famous “Elbo Room). Boccaccino Pizzeria and Cafe (at the south end of the lot) opens at 8am for breakfast. Set your GPS to 401 S. Fort Lauderdale Blvd.