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Annual Ferrari Feature at Coffee & Classics

September 20, 2016



Our fifth annual Ferrari feature at Coffee & Classics Winnetka is this coming Sunday, September 25th.  With over 60 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.


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 or Modern Member cars (Ferrari excluded) allowed in the display areas…sorry.




Fuelfed Wood, Water & Wheels Vintage Day Tour

September 10, 2016


Our traditional W3 is a one day vintage tour of well chosen routes through southeastern WI. The tour culminates in Lake Geneva for lunch in Williams Bay, followed by our little private C&C at the Geneva Lakes Antique & Classics Boat Show. Reserved parking over looking the water is provided.  Saturday, September 24.

This is a private event for Fuelfed members & their vintage vehicles only.






Annual Fuelfed Fall Classic 2016 (FFC16)

September 7, 2016



The Fuelfed Fall Classic tour has earned a long and loyal following for its well chosen routes and uniquely cool under-the-radar dining experiences. Always fresh and always fun. No boring 30mph conga lines and banquet halls here.

For 2016 Fuelfed is running its popular Autumnal event over the weekend of October 15-16 for members and their classic European cars (pre-1990).

This year, we want to celebrate our home state of Illinois with a scenic vintage tour to Galena. If you’ve been looking for an event that your spouse/partner might also enjoy, this is the event.

Yes, we’ll be driving some beautiful well-chosen roads drenched in Fall colors, but this weekend isn’t all about the drive. This weekend is about experiencing the classic motoring lifestyle. Driving picturesque roads in soulful vehicles. Experiencing new places and people. Cocktailing and conversations. And, relaxing away from the city. If this sounds like your kind of weekend, bring a guest or drive solo. Space is limited.

Private Fuelfed member event.

Learn more. 




We’ll tour the scenic country roads of northwestern Illinois where you’ll see its deep farming history and watch the land transition into rolling coulees down to the old Mississippi with picturesque backroads, villages & vineyards.




A small town, southern style lunch in a former grist mill in Iowa caps off a morning of  scenic farmland routes as we transition the drive into up & down twisties shadowing the Mississippi river and its vibrant fall colors. Afterward, we’ll make our way north to Galena.




You’ll have some time to yourself to explore historic Galena and its 160 year old main street of fabulous shops & boutiques before our short drive to the resort to check in.

The evening will start with a fun drive down to Old Man River and dinner at the famous vintage Supper Club. No dinner coat required, but you will quickly feel as if Sinatra himself will make an appearance as you sip their signature martinis high in the bluff above the river.

After our classic American 1950s style dinner, we’ll head back to the resort & spa where its bar closes at 1am for those of us who want a night cap, or two.

No doubt many of us will be up til the wee hours, but save some steam for breakfast and the scenic tour the next morning. If you’d rather sleep in, catch a later breakfast and mosey home on your own, go right ahead.

There is, however, one rule for the weekend: Rain or shine, you must drive a vintage European car on the trip (manufactured before 1990).

Join us for this popular private member Fuelfed event.

Space is limited to 25 cars. Private Fuelfed member event.

Learn more.

August Coffee & Classics This Sunday 8.28.16

August 26, 2016



Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® has evolved immensely since its inception back in 2010. We want to take this opportunity to reiterate a few important guidelines about attending C&C to those newer to the Fuelfed scene.

1. Coffee & Classics is a private Fuelfed club event for our members, not an open cruise in.

2. Like the name states: “Classics.” In our case, classic European cars 1990 and older.

3. As has been in our bylaws since 2011, no soliciting. That means:
• No For Sale signs, business cards
• Flyers of any kind
• Pitching services or events to attendees
• This also includes no coming in on a Day Pass and having For Sale on the car’s display sheet
If you are interested in proper marketing opportunities with Fuelfed, please inquire.

4. All bicycles must be walked and kept at a 5-foot distance from the cars. Strollers must also be keep at a 5-foot distance.

We are working to always keep our events pure to the spirit our members have come to expect.




Coffee & Classics® Winnetka parking will be for current Fuelfed members displaying their blue 2016 C&C parking pass. A limited number of paid Fuelfed Modern European members will be admitted as space allows by showing your 2016 membership card. New Fuelfed members who have not yet received their packets in the mail, will have their names on the list at the entry gate.

Numbered Guest Day Passes may be purchased for $5 at the entry point on Lincoln by non-members driving European Classics ONLY. The $5 will be credited to membership dues if you join the club within 7 days of attending the event.

Parking starts at 9:00am.

We ask that participants use our official display cards to allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t near by to chat. Click on image below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.

C&C Display Card

2016 C&C Display Card

2016 C&C Parking Map. Click it to enlarge.


More from Pebble Beach

August 20, 2016



Couple quick shots of Fridays’ field of dreams. Above we have our own Fuelfed member Cam A. who has brought his Miura out west for the party and auction. Not sure what Jay’s thinking with the green & red sea of Miuras splayed before for him.

The below shots are provided by our own Steve Pala.





Go-Go Joe Hinsdale This Sunday Morning 8.21.16

August 19, 2016



Coming off a great Garage Night at Northshore Sportscars, we carry the Pebble Beach engery into the busy weekend with GoGo-Joe Hinsdale early this Sunday morning.

If you needed any extra incentive for an early-morning drive, this simple edition of Go-Go Joe will take us to beautiful downtown Hinsdale with a few special vintage treats from our friends and Fuelfed members at Continental Autosports.

We also want to thank Andy Blankenburg for his location & marketing assist.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
First St. & Washington, Hinsdale.
Park on First St. towards Garfield St.

There are plenty of coffee/breakfast options within a block’s walk.


Fuelfed Garage Night Tonight

August 18, 2016



The weather looks perfect for a little in shop chit-chat at Northshore Sportscars tonight starting at 7:00pm.


Live from Pebble Beach

August 18, 2016



This mornings line-up of classics for the road tour. Lucky member Steve Pala is feeding us a couple shots as they happen.







Fuelfed Garage Night: Thursday August 18th

August 17, 2016



This Thursday, August 18th, we continue our series of Garage Nights.

Regardless of the incredible European classics that grace our Coffee & Classics events, Fuelfed is about the camaraderie we share when one is able to connect on a higher automotive level.

Fuelfed Garage Night allows our current 2016 members to get up close and personal for a few hours of intimate conversation with those who keep our cars in top shape.

This Thursday evening  from 7:00pm to 9:00pm we visit Northshore Sportscars in Lake Bluff.



For those who have not been to Northshore Sportscars, this will be a treat as Norb always has a great selection of European classics in all price ranges. Their restoration shop services all the cars they sell.
For those who race vintage classics, you’ll have inevitably witnessed Norb in his green Lotus Europa or famous blue Morgan Plus GTR. Northshore is also an authorized Morgan dealer. We’re sure Norb will fire-one-up before the evening is over.


Thursday August 18, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Northshore Sportscars
1225 Rockland Rd., Route 176
Lake Bluff, IL 60044



This Sunday August 14th, Coffee & Classics Barrington

August 8, 2016



We just love this shot by Fred Teifeld of a members’ Lola T70 from June’s Coffee & Classics-Barrington. Let’s see if it shows up again this Sunday morning at the Foundry.

9:00am to 11:00am, August 14th, 2016
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

Ambrosia served the coffee & pastry crowd, while Epicure Bistro offered full-on brunch options like the seasoned pros they are.

View Parking Map.

Display Cards

We ask drivers to download windshield display cards and fill out their car’s vitals. This will allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t nearby to chat. Click on image below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.

C&C Display Card