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.

Fuelfed Cocktails & Classics Tonight!

March 21, 2018 by

Fuelfed has long earned a reputation of putting on the best vintage car gatherings in the Midwest. Our SOLD OUT Cocktails & Classics tonight will again reinforce why. We look forward to starting the 2018 drive season surrounded with old friends and making new ones.

We are proud to have the following local sponsors joining Fuelfed in making Cocktails & Classics a club tradition for over 7 years. A portion of the events proceeds are going to support The Prostate Cancer Foundation of America.


Ravenswood Event Center is a proud sponsor and is providing their exquisite space.

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La Macchina Cafe, an Evanston destination for a true taste of Italy in a comfortable atmosphere, will be offering a light serving of fresh pasta, salad and dessert..

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Wine will be provided by The Bottle Shop, a retail wine and craft beer shop in downtown Wilmette.

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Spiteful Brewing, one of Chicago’s new stars on the craft brewing scene, will be on hand with their a local craft beer. With only being a few blocks from the Fuelfed garage, we’ve tipped a few in their taproom and picked our two favs for the event.

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Continental AutoSports is Chicagoland’s choice for Ferrari & Maserati sales and service. Passionate and family owned.

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Hagerty is a proud supporter of Fuelfed and our preferred choice for the MotorGearo support team three years running..

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History on Sale Saturday 3.10.18 at Continental Autosports in Hinsdale

March 9, 2018 by

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This Saturday (tomorrow) from 9:00 to 3:00 is the 40th Ferrari Literature, Art & Model Expo, at our friends Continental Auto Sports, Hinsdale, IL. The definitive Italian automobile memorabilia expo in the midwest set amongst modern and vintage vehicles. As a Fuelfed member, you’ll recognize some familiar faces.

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Fuelfed Cocktails & Classics

March 2, 2018 by

 

 

Yes, the famous 7 year running Fuelfed Cocktails & Classics will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:00pm in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Cocktails & Classics is an evening event for Fuelfed members and classic European car enthusiasts who are considering membership. This is your chance to surround yourself with a great collection and interesting conversation all in a great space.

As is the Fuelfed model, we only partner with independent local merchants to serve fresh fare and adult beverages for our members to enjoy.

Long time Fuelfed member and collector Joe H. has graciously offered his gallery for our winter gathering again at the Ravenswood Event Center where his car collection and neon sign collection are on display. Whether you’re a driver, collector or just a big car fan, you’ll not want to miss this special event.

We are excited to have Continental AutoSports participating this year. They’ll be debuting a new Ferrari model for us at 7:30pm. Can’t wait to see and hear about this one!

Scroll down for ticket and location details.

A portion of event proceeds will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCA) which funds research into the prevention and cure of prostate cancer. One in 8 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

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This a Fuelfed event for Fuelfed members and their guests. 

Interested in becoming a member? 

As always, we thank our local sponsors of this event. Please support them with your business this year:

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Ravenswood Event Center is a proud sponsor and is providing their exquisite space.

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La Macchina Cafe, an Evanston destination for a true taste of Italy in a comfortable atmosphere, will be offering a light serving of fresh pasta, salad and dessert..

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Wine will be provided by The Bottle Shop, a retail wine and craft beer shop in downtown Wilmette.

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Spiteful Brewing, one of Chicago’s new stars on the craft brewing scene, will be on hand with their a local craft beer. With only being a few blocks from the Fuelfed garage, we’ve tipped a few in their taproom and picked our two favs for the event.

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Continental AutoSports is Chicagoland’s choice for Ferrari & Maserati sales and service. Passionate and family owned.

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Hagerty is a proud supporter of Fuelfed and our preferred choice for the MotorGearo support team three years running..

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Tickets:  Tickets are in limited supply. 2018 paid Fuelfed members may purchase up to two tickets at the member price. Tickets are non-refundable due to the limited number. There are NO WALK-INS allowed.

Members $30, Non-Members $40. Light food and beverages are included.

Purchase tickets online. Or, send a check (“Fuelfed”) to 5225 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 201, Chicago, IL  60640.

A portion of event proceeds will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCA) which funds research into the prevention and cure of prostate cancer. You may also make a separate donation to PCA if you’d like.

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Fuelfed Cocktails & Classics®
Date:
 Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm
Location: Ravenswood Event Center | 4025 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago
Street parking in front of the building and in the neighborhood.

The Fuelfed Spirit and Bo Danenberger

March 1, 2018 by

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Member Bo Danenberger has long embodied the Fuelfed spirit that so many members share. Always one to follow his heart, Bo has led an adventurous life of hunting, collecting and restoring European classics, long before they were on the enthusiasts radar. Always the entertainer, Bo is a frequent character at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics and VSCDA events around the midwest.

We sat down with Bo back in early 2013 and did an interview at his Livery. It’s a moving story and in the above out-take clip he talks about Fuelfed Coffee & Classics. You can hear and see the genuine passion in his eyes.

Special thanks to ShiftFocus Productions on their video prowess.

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Coffee & Classics FTL Scores with Large Mercedes Turnout

February 26, 2018 by

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics FTL pulled in a large number of Euro classics this morning, despite the national concours happening a few miles away. This Peking to Paris Mercedes set the tone. Dig the Safari front bumper.

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Coffee & Classics FTL this Sunday

February 22, 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. This month, we have the Mercedes Benz feature.

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.

1988 Porsche 959 Craigslist Find!

February 16, 2018 by

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Could this be the ultimate Craigslist find?!

Fuelfed member Brandon C. owner of Kafein in Evanston sent this one to us.

So let’s start with this new marketing approach to selling your million dollar classic. It used to be Ebay or BringaTrailer to get exposure for a big fee. Now it appears that you go to lowbrow Craigslist for what everyone will think is a scam and you provide of course a fake name and lawyers phone number and start collecting:

1. Desperate brokers that think they can take you.
2. Tools that want to debunk the ad.
3. Parasitic flippers.

But what you’re really doing is:

1. Collecting a list for some other purpose.
2. Creating a free buzz.

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About this crazy icon. We all know about the 959’s history and importance to modern automotive development. What you don’t believe is this CL 959 is the real deal. A quick run of the vin shows it was from a listing at Christies in 2004 and is/was real. It is now apparently in Portland, OR sitting in a warehouse.

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The CL listing reads:

1988 Porsche 959 Comfort, Metallic Silver with Burgandy-Silver-Gray leather interior. 6323 miles in original unrestored condition. Complete with all books, manuals, car cover, first aid kit, factory service manual and tools.

This is the EX-Patrick collection 959 from the UK. Before coming to the US it went through Porsche Classic in Germany and was serviced to the tune of nearly $100k.

A Porsche 959 would be a great addition to any extensive car collection. Only 337 were built ’86-’88 plus the 6-8 more that were built in 1992-3.

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And there you go. Let’s all fantasize and pontificate the truth on this unbelievable marketing approach. The Fuelfed community is large and connected. We’ve seen $50m exotic collections move through our ranks, unique barn-find Miuras and alike be unearthed, but never a stunt like this before.

Time to fire up the cigar, pour the Scotch and watch this one play out.

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