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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics This Sunday, May 29th, 2016

May 26, 2016

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Wow, is it Memorial Day weekend already? Jeez it just hit 70º for the first time this year. Perfect, as this Sunday is our May Coffee & Classics® in beautiful east downtown Winnetka.

Due to extreme popularity and village limitations, 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.

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.
SORRY ALL OTHER NON-MEMBER CARS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOW.

Parking starts at 8:45am.

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.

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2016 C&C Display Card

 

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

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Finally, Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® is a private club event for our members and those interested in joining. The public is welcome spectate. However, those caught soliciting our members for services, products or activities outside Fuelfed authorization will be escorted out. 

Fuelfed MotorGearo Ramping Up

May 18, 2016

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We are three weeks out from our inaugural Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 on June 3-4. The event is closed for entrants. We couldn’t happier with the enthusiastic response from the local merchants who are involved in one way or another. It’s truly inspiring to get back to the American “can do with a smile” attitude that has been long gone in today’s society.

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Drivers will be very happy to know there is no Ethanol crap gas where we’re driving.

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Fuelfed Spontaneous Combustion Thursday 5.12.16

May 12, 2016

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Fuelfed Spontaneous Combustion is tonight at Lloyd Beach in Winnetka.
We’ll meet from 7:00 – 8:30PM.

If you’re curious about becoming involved in Fuelfed, Spontaneous Combustion gives a private casual setting, fostering more focused conversations among our members. Bring your cigar.

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The 2016 Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 Site is Live!

May 12, 2016

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As many of you know, we’ve been working hard getting things in order for next months inaugural MotorGearo 250. We’ve curated the right vehicles and the right people to make our first vintage rally something very special. Special how? How’s a Ferrari 250 Gt, Lancia Aurelia, Aston DB2S & a Vincent Rapide to list just a few? Pictures and event info can be at our dedicated MG250 website and you’ll want check it out.

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We’re very proud to have HAGERTY,  Andy Daley,  BTR Chicago,  Imports Unlimited,  Motoworks, Northshore Sportscars,  Retrospeed,  The Chocolatier &  The Last Detail as our MG250 partners.

We’re pre-driven all 7 fabulous stages and ironed-out details for all our stops, meals & cocktails. And we must say, the little towns we stop in have rallied behind us and they are as excited as we are. Pretty much a closed street car show at every stop.

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Fort Lauderdale Grows

May 11, 2016

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Not to be out done by their northern Fuelfed brethren, Martin and his merry gang down in Florida are gaining strong momentum with Coffee & Classics Fort Lauderdale. The famous photo journalist Jon VanWoerden adds his personal touch with visual documentation.

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See more shots at http://www.jonvanwoerden.com/Fuelfed_April_2016/

Follow Fuelfed FTL on Facebook.

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics April Wrap-Up & Photos

May 10, 2016

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After a rough start to the Fuelfed driving season in Lake Forest with temps in the 30s, the Gods gave us a little love with perfect weather for the first Coffee & Classics event in Winnetka in April.

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We had over 200 classic European cars packed into east downtown Winnetka. Even the side streets were filled with more classics and exotic moderns than most other events get in total.

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As one top collector and Fuelfed member put it; “Fuelfed Coffee & Classics is the only show that matters in the midwest.”

Dig around below in the small galley and we think you’ll agree.

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The 7th Annual Fuelfed Coffee & Classics This Sunday April 24th in Winnetka

April 22, 2016

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It’s here, it’s here, it here!

The first Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® of 2016. Yes, the legendary classic European car event is back in beautiful east down town Winnetka this Sunday morning April 24th.

Due to extreme popularity, Coffee & Classics® parking will be for paid Fuelfed members displaying their 2016 C&C parking pass and for non-members with European classics who purchase a Guest Day Pass. A limited number of paid Fuelfed Modern European members will be admitted if space allows by showing your membership card.

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

Parking starts at 8:45am.

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.

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2016 C&C Display Card

 

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

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Finally, Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® is a private club event for our members and those interested in joining. The public is welcome spectate. However, those caught soliciting our members for services, products or activities outside Fuelfed authorization will be escorted out. 

 

Despite the 34 Degrees & Rain…

April 10, 2016

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Despite everyone’s best guess and app studying to call the OPEN, we ran it anyway. Regardless of the 34 degrees & rain, the 2016 Fuelfed season OPENer in Lake Forest still saw 24 classics and quite a few moderns. Probably the nastiest weather in the history of Fuelfed events and yet most everyone stuck it out and chatted it up until 11:00am.

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We’re proud we have some die hard enthusiasts where good conversation is more important than staying warm and dry. But that’s Chicago we guess.

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Fuelfed Season OPENer This Sunday Morning in Lake Forest

April 7, 2016

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After five long cold months of hibernation, it is finally here…the OPENer for the 2016 driving season. It all begins this Sunday April 10th, in Lake Forest. We meet from 8:00am to 11:00am.

While our original famous Coffee & Classics series has always been exclusively for European classic cars, not all members’ collections are strictly focused on a certain marque or genre. True enthusiasts like variety and our OPEN brings it. Never before seen GM concept cars from the 1950s all the way into the future with Porsche 918s. This the event that continues to bring out Chicagoland’s top collector cars.

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The OPEN is for all Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars. In other words, a big family reunion of sorts.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016

LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
8:00AM -11:00AM

NEW WEATHER POLICY: So everyone knows to show up or not, please check weather.com for the hourly weather forecast one hour before the start of the event. Events will be automatically canceled if the forecast for the start time is 60% or greater chance of rain in the town in which it is being held.

Click here for map

Market House on the Square Restaurant & Starbucks are right there and will be happy to accommodate all your caffeine and hunger needs.

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If you like, we have windshield display sheets for drivers to fill out their cars vitals. This will allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t near by to chat. Click to enlarge the display card below and print as many as you want.

Download OPEN display sheets here.

The Last Leg to the Sun

April 5, 2016

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Stage four MotorGearo 250 day one. The long run down to the river is always the most rewarding and spiritual for any driver. Forty small displacement classics will experience this rare moment on June 3rd.

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