About Fuelfed – What is it?


What started in 1998 as a small club amongst friends who love modifying and racing their German cars, has now grown into the largest private club for discerning collectors and enthusiasts of classic European cars & motorcycles. Fuelfed was founded on the spirit of driving and mechanical connectivity, and it is built with members who believe in this same ethos. Our club is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, and it shows.

Fuelfed focuses on driving, socializing and promoting the passion of unique European automotive ownership.

As a diverse group of focused enthusiasts and collectors, we each take pride in our own choice of marque, yet as a collective group, we all share the same passion. It has always been about WHY WE DRIVE, NOT JUST WHAT.

Redefining Classic Motoring

Fuelfed offers a fresh take on club driving and social events.

In 2010 Fuelfed originated the Sunday morning car show format with its popular Coffee & Classics® gatherings. Our Coffee & Classics® events set the national benchmark for enthusiast camaraderie and top collector car variety. Coffee & Classics® remains the Club’s signature event series, with gatherings now held in Winnetka, Barrington, and Hinsdale in Illinois as well as in Thiensville, Wisconsin, Douglas, Michigan, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

With over twenty five events a year around Chicagoland, there is something for everyone, and almost every month. From our highly specialized road tours and rallies to our garage nights and cocktail parties, we bring members with shared interests together in unique ways.

Some of our other popular events include: Spontaneous Combustion, Fuelfed Fall Classic couples weekend, MotorGearo 250, TFD series, The OPEN series, Cocktails & Classics, day drives, Garage Nights, the holiday party, winter Swap Meet, etc. Club events change each year to keep things interesting. Check out our Calendar.

Sharing History & Supporting the Future

The Club is proud to be a leader in exposing the next generation of automotive enthusiasts to classic European cars and the classic car lifestyle. Fuelfed supports mechanical stewardship and the local organizations that sponsor young technicians.

Fuelfed partners with quality local small businesses and small towns to help grow their businesses.


If you’re a discerning European car collector or enthusiast that enjoys the diverse camaraderie that no single marque club can offer, please consider joining.


Membership Information


Independently owned and operated we are not underwritten by a corporation or marque organization. We are fiercely protective of our members and their privacy. We do not publish a member directory or share their data.

No soliciting OR marketing/selling of cars, services or other events is allowed at Fuelfed events.

9 Responses to “About Fuelfed – What is it?”

  1. Scott Schmeisr Says:

    Hey! My Sis’, Angela Shaffer, turned me onto your site! Good stuff!! You have good taste!


  2. drivingmsmiranda Says:

    Rocking blog you guys have going here! I’m definitely going to be checking back. Found you through Freshly Pressed — congrats on that too!

    Drive on,
    – M.

  3. Gabriele Spangenberg Says:

    I just discovered your blog and I´m having a LOT of fun reading your Posts!

  4. Sam Danenberger IV Says:

    Stumbled onto Fuelfed through the Coffee & Classics poster now found in establishments all around the Northshore.

    Love the philosophy of an irreverent, fun, car culture group.
    Cars are fun…………….lets have serious fun with them………..
    and NOT be so Serious!!!!
    Why does this type of group exist in California in so many places and not here in Chicagoland?

    Is the Fuelfed philosophy the answer to our prayers?

    We can only hope so……….


  5. Eugenie Caden Says:

    This is a really great car blog.

  6. Leuen Berger Says:

    You’re Fuelfed blog has evolved into a soulful vision far more interesting than most of the rehash car cramp that’s out there. Actually I arrived here from a Nürburgring forum on an unrelated topic. Worth surfing sometimes. Thanks.

  7. Balraj Sidhu Says:

    its good really food………i luv classics specially 911

  8. John Says:

    Attended my first C&C today. You folks have some magic in a bottle here. Very nice, low key, and super people.


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