Frequently Asked Questions About Membership


Frequently Asked Questions

How is Fuelfed different from other clubs? Fuelfed is a mixed marque club. Many of us belong to single marque clubs, too, but our members enjoy the diversity of Fuelfed participants and share that common mindset of driving. We’re focused on driving and camaraderie. Our events are geared toward driving, touring and the passion of the motoring lifestyle. We don’t have club meetings; we have driving events. We strive to do things better than typical single marque car clubs. Because of all these things, we attract a discerning enthusiast. It’s our members that make us the better club.

Who is eligible to be a member? All drivers are welcome, but the main focus will always be those who drive European cars, and Coffee & Classics will continue to focus on classic European cars. You don’t have to own a classic European car, just appreciate and want to support our motoring lifestyle.

Will there be a fee for attending Coffee & Classics? There will not be a fee to attend C&C; however, parking will be restricted to Fuelfed members only on Elm and on Lincoln north of Elm. There will be a section of Lincoln south of Elm for new nonmembers who will be charged $10 day pass so that we can continue to welcome new drivers. There is no fee to attend as a spectator.

Can I still come to Coffee & Classics and be on the email list for events if I don’t become a paid member? Parking admittance to Coffee & Classics for your vintage European car and invitations to our events are part of your annual $45 membership. While we will have some $10 day pass spaces for non-member drivers, these are not intended for repeat drivers.

Why isn’t Fuelfed a 501(c)3 nonprofit? The legal and accounting costs to set up and maintain a 501(c)3 nonprofit made it cost-prohibitive. We plan to add a nonprofit component at a later date. We have a focused vision and voice for Fuelfed which we want to maintain.

Why is there a paid membership? Our exclusive events, especially Coffee & Classics®, require major funds to organize and execute. And, the majority of the expenses are paid before the driving season starts. Coffee & Classics, and all it’s venues, require proper insurance and village permits. The generic Cars & Coffee that have popped up carry no insurance or structure and as such, put attendees, parking lot owners or village at risk for serious liability if an accident should occur.

Why don’t you include more American or Japanese cars? We appreciate, enjoy and own American and Japanese cars, but our passion is driving European cars. There are several other clubs and events for American and Japanese enthusiasts. Our members have a clear preference for maintaining our current focus. We aren’t trying to be the biggest club.

Please email us with questions.


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