October Coffee & Classics Doubles Attendance!


Well, the Fuelfed Coffee & Classics has struck a pulse with the Northshore enthusiasts. We had over double the cars from September! There were some familiar faces from last month. Lorraine, David, Bob, Dan, Jim, Shahin, Mark and even George made it, though his E-Type didn’t. Frank was able to bring his in-progress resto-mod 2002, Bart and his Thruxton braved the cold as well. World famous designer Carlos Segura brought his pristine M-Coupe. The Last Detail brought a gorgeous and very rare Chevy Nomad. Jeff made it all the way from Naperville. And, the always colorful Maura brought her show quality 560sl.

The very enthusiastic Jean and Dean were first to arrive in their BMWs, then the E-Types, quickly followed by Allen & Curt and the rest of the 356 group.

Curt drove his Speedster sans top and windows 20 miles in the 48º sunshine to get there. We don’t think he stopped shaking the whole morning. His pictures taken at the legendary Meadowdale Raceway back in 1959 of him racing the same Speedster. Stories like this, just touch the surface of how much variety and history showed up Sunday morning.

Speaking of history, Mick Jagger was there in spirit too. Or should we say his old yellow Morgan made an appearance. Yep the Glimmer Twin actually owned this very Morgan Plus 8.

Mick Jagger behind the wheel of the very same yellow Morgan Plus 8 roadster in St. Tropez, France, 9 May 1971. Photo by Reg Lancaster

We’ve all been to countless car shows, but this exclusive gathering feels more like a neighborhood cocktail party (and we know Fuelfed drivers like cocktails) than a bunch of car guys milling around. We believe some new friendships and Fuelfed fans have been formed.

Café Aroma served up some excellent pastries and coffee while providing some warmth from the crisp temps. The very popular Fuelfed magnets were all snapped up by their proud new owners with in the first half hour.

Overall, the final Coffee & Classics for 2010 was been embraced by fellow Northshore classic car enthusiasts more than we had hoped and we are very excited to carry on what we’re sure will become a Winnetka tradition next year.

For those who were interested in acquiring the Coffee & Classics poster, we have archival quality prints available here.

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One Response to “October Coffee & Classics Doubles Attendance!”

  1. Curt Crowell Says:

    Nice job on posting Sunday’s event. If you have extra posters for that I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one. Thanks for all your work, see you in 2011.

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