Cold and Breezy

October 13, 2019 by

The Frenchies in Hinsdale.

Cold and windy with long shadows trigger that desire for stout.

Final Coffee & Classics Hinsdale This Sunday Morning

October 10, 2019 by

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Coffee & Classics Hinsdale returns for October. The fabulously intimate Fuelfed club gathering takes place in downtown Hinsdale from 9 to 11:00am on Sunday the 13th. This event we feature the Frenchies. Yes Citroen, Peugeot & Renault.

No need to go to Starbucks, Café La Fortuna will be on site serving java and pastries.

Coffee & Classics is private club event. There is no “for sale” signs or solicitation of any kind allowed at our events.

Learn more.

Fuelfed Fall Classic 2019

October 8, 2019 by

Our 8th annual Fuelfed Fall Classic Rally is locked & loaded.

Amazing route pre-run.

Meal venues sampled.

B&Bs filled.

Looking forward to some great autumnal camaraderie with all the classic rally teams.

Fuelfed Brothers Reunited

October 5, 2019 by

A pleasure to reconnect with our Douglas Michigan brothers and this mornings’ Coffee & Classics was another confirmation. Genuine enthusiasts in it heart first and always such a great mix of cars. Dave & Juliette from European Auto Restorations in Fenville continued their positive vibes and vast knowledge sharing to all in attendance.

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Douglas Thhis Saturday Morning

October 4, 2019 by

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This Saturday morning Oct. 5 will be our season closer for Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® in beautiful downtown Douglas, Michigan. As is the Fuelfed tradition of bringing our events to unique, vibrant and deserving communities, Harbor Country has become our new hub for western Michigan’s classic European car culture.

Friday evening Oct.4 we will have our classic cocktail gathering at The Coastal Society in Douglas from 8:00 to 10:00pm.

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Douglas (C&CDM) is only focused on classic European cars and providing a special venue for local owners to share their automotive passion in the early morning format Fuelfed is known for since 2010.

Saturday morning October 5.
9:00am to 11:00am
Center & Main in downtown Douglas

Parking: Open street parking. Please obey the traffic laws and NO standing in the street.

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2002 Black Audi A4 Avant Quattro

October 4, 2019 by

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SOLD!

Fuelfed member to member.

Here’s a very clean survivor unicorn. We’ve known this A4 Avant personally since the owner purchased it in 2010. While everyone goes for the stressed 1.8T, the 3.0 liter six (with recent timing belt) mated with the 3 pedal 6 speed makes it a strong urban ride, yet a back road ripper when you want it. Combine that with black on black leather in 4wd wagon form and you now have a proper future Fuelfed classic.

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VIN# WAUVT68EX2A227349
• 3.0L V6
• 6-speed manual transmission
• Quattro full-time AWD
• Black exterior on black leather
• Very clean and rust free
• Power windows/sunroof/mirrors
• Stereo w/6-disc CD and cassette; Bose speakers
• Heated front and rear seats
• Full-size spare tire
• 122k miles

The Good
• No trouble lights
• Timing belt replaced at 90xxx miles
• Bosch ABS module rebuild done in Dec. 2017
• Service performed by authorized Bosch Service Center

Known issues
• Cat-back exhaust is on it’s way out

$4300

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Ferrari Week Ends this Sunday Morning

September 28, 2019 by

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Our eigth annual Ferrari feature at Coffee & Classics Winnetka is this Sunday, September 29th. With over 70 Ferraris on display, it is one of biggest displays of four-wheeled Italian artistry anywhere. Continental Autosports will be bringing some of their exclusive favorites as well.

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With over 160 classic European cars in addition to the Ferraris on display, our September Coffee & Classics is one of most popular car events of the season. As such, there will be no Day Passes (Ferraris excluded) allowed in the display areas…sorry.

This is a private Fuelfed event and the red starts at 9:00am.

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Please note that are we are temporarily relocating to Greenbay Rd. & Winnetka Ave. due to construction.

Our Club Event Guidelines

1. We do not allow any soliciting, nor marketing of your car, events, or services at any Fuelfed events. Our spotters will remove and record your efforts.

2. 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.

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.

 

 

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We want to thank our quality partners in alpha order:

Autosprint

BTR-Chicago

Catalyst Communications

Continental AutoSports

The Finish line, Inc.

Imports Unlimited

Northshore Sportscars

Perfect Power

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Ferrari Week

September 26, 2019 by

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Ferrari week continues with the culmination on Sunday for our 8th annual Ferrari feature at Coffee & Classics Winnetka.

Continental Autosports always brings a surprise.

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Thiensville This Sunday 9.15

September 12, 2019 by

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Our Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Thiensville this Sunday morning 9.15 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Yes, it’s the Historics at Road America, so join us before you head up or on your way home from Elkhart.

We honor the old Mill Race Motors location at Greenbay Rd. and Elm in downtown Thiensville.

Shully’s will be serving coffee and pastries.

Come join us for some vintage European camaraderie.

FOR SALE: Mike’s Mercedes C36 AMG

September 10, 2019 by

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When it’s time to move on and you reflect on your ownership of a fast gaining classic Mercedes C36. Fuelfed member Mike B. gives his perspective.

The C36 is a special car. It represents the only time a customer could purchase a car modified by AMG at the AMG plant and backed by the warranty, quality, and reliability of Mercedes. For more model history and detailed description of the special improvements of the C36, read this great Motor Trend write up from ’95.

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This C36 is a special car to me. In 1996, ~334 total C36’s were shipped to North America, ~150 in black. I purchased this C36 in April of 2013 from the 4th owner with 89,XXX miles and have used it as a daily driver 9 months of the year since then. Today its a mid-mileage car with 137,XXX miles. It’s the perfect practical car during the week, its rarity turns heads at car events, and pure nirvana on twisty roads like the famous Fuelfed Final Drive which I’ve driven the C36 twice. I lovingly use only Meguiars products to keep the black paint and interior looking great. Mechanically, the car is solid, everything works, air blows cold and hot, the harnesses and head gasket were both addressed prior to my ownership and neither have given me any issues. The car is outfitted with brand new Nitto Motivo performance all season tires on C32/CLK AMG wheels and a recent service at MBS automotive in Northbrook. The multi spoke wheels give the car a modern look. if the mono blocks are desired, they can be found easily. The Bose stereo has been upgraded to a Continental Bluetooth head unit and the rear mounted 6 disk CD changer and antenna have been disconnected. The original radio and radio code will be included with the sale. The Interior appears new except for some discoloring on the steering wheel and the shift knob and a small crack in the clear coat of the burl wood cup holder cover. The rest of the wood is in excellent condition. The original C36 branded floor mats and a set of weathertech rubber mats are included.

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The car is not flawless. The shocks are leaking a little and should be rebuilt soon, and the right front ball joint should be replaced. In 2009 a minor incident is reported on the driver side resulting in some paint work, but no residual evidence of structural damage. The paint has some nicks and deeper scratches as expected with a daily driver and there are a few small rust spots appearing on the fenders. These blemishes can easily be addressed by a competent paint shop resulting in a stunning future classic!

I am a Mercedes enthusiast and have taken every effort to keep the car in excellent condition and use Mercedes or OEM quality parts during my ownership. Here is a link to my maintenance file on the car. I have a receipt for every line item not marked “home” and a copy of the Carfax report. How can I claim to love this car so much and still sell it? I purchased a red one.

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