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Random Coffee & Classics Sights & Sounds

February 5, 2016

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Another older video by the Auto Committee of the trailing end of Coffee & Classics in Winnetka back in September 2015. Besides the 70 Ferraris that were parked on east Elm, the famous Wayne Carini Miura garage find made it’s debut with in the Fuelfed ranks. But that’s a Fuelfed exclusive for another time.

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Coffee & Classics® Fort Lauderdale This Sunday Morning

January 29, 2016

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Our Fuelfed brothers in the far south will again be hosting Coffee & Classics Fort Lauderdale is this Sunday morning, January 31, 2016.

Stop by and support the original classic European gathering.

8:00am to 10:00am on the last Sunday of the month.
Southwest corner of 
Las Olas Blvd. & A1A (Immediately south of the famous “Elbo Room)

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Fuelfed Concorso Italiano in Winnetka

January 27, 2016

 

Those familiar with Fuelfed Coffee & Classics in Winnetka, know that we have a long standing relationship with Ferrari and every September C&C becomes our own Concorso Italiano. While Lincoln & Elm are the still the epicenter of European classics, east Elm and surrounding blocks through out the neighborhood become a sea of Italian metal, classic & modern. The Auto Committee took the opportunity capture some of the pageantry as the event as it was winding down. Thanks to Schmitt Haus for sending us this clip.

Fuelfed Member Interview at Coffee & Classics Back in July 2011

January 24, 2016

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It’s hard to believe we’re in our sixth season of Coffee & Classics. As such, we thought it interesting how dynamic the event was back then and how it’s grown into the premier venue it is today. Yet the Fuelfed purpose has always remained true to it’s serious enthusiast core.

Here’s Alan’s interview from July 2011 Coffee & Classics in Winnetka. No GoPro, no iPhone video, just old school digital video done well by ShiftFocus in Chicago.
With a little help from Tim, Alan brought both his blue Shelby Cobra and cream E-Type that sweltering Sunday morning. We wanted to capture Alan and one of the many stunning classics he surprises us with each month on video. He was as gracious as ever, and gave us a little insight into his vast vehicle ownership..

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics FTL December 2015

January 22, 2016

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Sunday December 27th was the final Fuelfed C&C Fort Lauderdale for 2015. I think many of our attendees were only too happy to have some, me time “away from family that had gathered for the holidays. Again we saw a nice group of cars showing up with a couple new faces. Hans‘ pretty 914 in it’s period orange was a real attention getter, which says a lot as it was parked next to a beautiful e-type and Pagoda SL!

Ricardo’s SL never fails to impress – in its white over turquoise colour combination, it’s easy to imagine this car parked in the Art Deco district of Miami Beach back in the day. The SL paired nicely with the stunning 356s that brought their little brother the ever popular 911.

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C&C FTL is now on the monthly calendars of a number of the local european car clubs, so we’re hopeful that this will bring out some additional new faces in the coming months. Our next event is January 31st at our regular spot on the corner of A1A and Las Olas!

Cheers,
Martin

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics FTL November 2015

January 20, 2016

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With bellies still trying to digest way too much turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, an enthusiastic group turned out on November 29th for our Thanskgiving edition of C&C Fort Lauderdale.

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It was also our first anniversary since starting a Fuelfed C&C event in Florida, so it was great to see a group of close to 20 cars out. We are consistently seeing new attendees and as such it keeps enthusiasm high to see what’s going to show up this month.  Word seems to be getting out about the, cool little European car show“ that’s happening each month by the beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Cheers,
Martin

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Fuelfed Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet This Saturday

January 14, 2016

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Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will be hosting our new event: the Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet this Saturday, January 16th.

From vintage motoring accessories, Recaros & Prototipos to vintage Road & Tracks, oil signage & tools, our Fuelfed community is vast and eclectic and what better way to find cool stuff than from those who appreciate what you do.

If that Delehaye sales brochure isn’t found, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Midwest top classic European camaraderie.

The swap meet will be held indoors at The Last Detail’s North Chicago location. You’ll be able to see some of the classic restorations they have in progress as well as finished concours vehicles on display.

We will also have a table for 2016 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.

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Admission
Members $3 (bring your 2015/2016 card). Non-members $5. Cash or check at the door please.

Time
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
10:00am to 2:00pm: Swap Meet Open to public.

Location
The Last Detail
2900 North US Route 41
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
847.689.8822

Good Bye Ziggy…

January 11, 2016

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One of the all-time great re-inventors of Rock-N-Roll and himself…David Bowie, has sadly driven to another galaxy. Thank you for the ride and God speed David.

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Less Than a Week to the Fuelfed Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet

January 11, 2016

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We’re less than one week (1.16.16) out from our popular Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap meet at The Last Detail in North Chicago.
Those who are interested in selling need to register for a vendor slot.

This isn’t just your a old oily parts type swap meet neither. Nope, serious collectible stuff. From vintage Recaros to Fangio’s Rolex, this is where your going find the real deal.

Outside of smaller stuff you’ll find, The Last Detail always has some incredible cars on display in various stages of restoration as well as their to go line up.

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FFotW: 1986 GTV 6 Callaway Turbo

January 9, 2016

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It’s been interesting how interest in Fuelfed has been shifting. As our club and private events have evolved into the premier venue for the discerning classic European collector and enthusiast, we’ve been getting incredible requests to post all types of classics for sale. Not just one car, but whole collections! Crazy stuff from Facel Vegas to Lotus 99 / T5 GP race cars and everything in between. We’ve chosen to keep these opportunities with in the privacy of the club and out of the public eye.

Today, we felt this little Alfa GTV Callaway Turbo fits back into the Fuelfed flow. Below are the sellers own words.

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A very rare Alfa Romeo commissioned Callaway GTV 6. Originally delivered in Dearborn, Michigan late 1986 and spending most of its driving life in Park City, Utah. This Callaway GTV 6 is in completely original condition and is the only example known to exist with original paintwork, tools, books and keys. All components work as they should and the timing belt tensioner was updated to the new non- hydraulic style.

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This Callaway GTV 6 sports all original parts including the brake pads, dual disc clutch, even the period correct Goodyear VR tires. Even the sound system is as delivered new and works perfectly. Its underside is free of blemishes and still has the factory undercoating “wax” applied in most areas.

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Housed in the Chicago area, I have owned the car since 2000 and have only driven a handful of the 37,700 miles. This example won a “Certificato D’ Oro” (Gold Medal) at the 2008 Alfa Romeo national convention. A 230 HP Italian beast- This is the rarest of the GTV 6 family and the most exciting to drive!

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The Callaway GTV 6 was commissioned by Alfa Romeo North America in an effort to increase slumping sales and compete with the Maserati BiTurbo. The program was abandoned almost as quickly as it started and poor record keeping on Alfa’s part puts production numbers between 34 and 36. In a recent conversation with Reeves Callaway he states, “we didn’t even get a chance to have the owners manual printed.”

More information and pictures upon request.

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