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The Original Fuelfed Classic European Swap Meet 2.9.19

January 30, 2019

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Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will be hosting the original Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet Saturday, February 9th, 2019. This is our 6th year running.

From vintage motoring accessories, old Porsche parts, 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.

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If that Delehaye sales brochure isn’t found, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Midwests’ 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.

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We will also have a table for 2019 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.

Donations at the Door
Members $3 (bring your card), non-members $5. Cash or check at the door please.

Visit the Swap Meet page to register for a vendor floor slot.

Time
10:00am to 1:00pm: Swap Meet Open to public.

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

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Hammer in the Snow

January 29, 2019

Todays’ Snow & Salt submission is from @heyedweirdo and his 1988 560sec AMG. Oh the brutality!

Snow & Salt

January 29, 2019

Think we’ll start a series called Snow & Salt. Seems everywhere we go there’s another classic parked in the snow. This Citroen just hanging in Lakeview for example.

Frosty and the G-Wagon

January 27, 2019

You’d be smiling if you had a vintage G-wagon in your driveway too. Proving the Fuelfed driving spirit doesn’t have be put away when the snow hits.

Fuelfed Auction Barometer?

January 23, 2019

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As one of the most respected private car clubs in the US, we see what our members are buying or selling and why. Unlike others that report what has already happened based on auction results. We see what’s happening before the auctions. Every year from Amelia to Pebble between 10 to 14% of the auction dollars are Fuelfed member cars. In late 2018, we asked our top collector members how they were re-positioning their collections for 2019.

Three basic questions and their basic answers:

1. What percentage of your current collection are you selling in the near future?
Average answer was 4 to 5 cars. Or roughly 22% of their collection.

2. What cars are you looking to acquire?
Average answer was 0 to 1 car.

3. What is your strategy on those positions?
Most answered that they want thin out the random cars and get down to the cars they really liked. A few were looking to raise capital for other investments.

What does this all mean? With a 4 to 1 sell to buy ratio…well you can do the math. Let’s see if our small collector world is any barometer.

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Our Favorite Aussie Member

January 9, 2019

Our favorite Aussie sporting proper head and foot attire.

Air-Cooled Porsche History Made in Winnetka

January 4, 2019

 

On August 19, 2018, a record setting 140 air-cooled Porsches from the far reaches of the Midwest converged in the village of Winnetka, Illinois. Each owner a passionate enthusiast of a bygone era. An era flush with automotive history. On that special Sunday in August 2018, enthusiasts shared their own unique history.

Going forward our Luftgruppe event will be known as Zuffengruppe. Learn more and register for the August 2019 event at http://www.zuffengruppe.com.

We want thank Nikko Salgado (www.nikkosalgado.com) for his excellent job capturing what vintage Porsche ownership is truly about.

Thankful 2018

December 31, 2018

2018 marked the 20th anniversary of Fuelfed. We are very proud of our private drivers club and our great membership. These incredible enthusiasts have set the benchmark in camaraderie and passion that has established our events as a top leader in the vintage European car culture.

Hoping 2019 brings every enthusiast quality garage and drive time.

The Driving Spirit

December 25, 2018

Fuelfed Holiday Party

December 1, 2018

Whoa!? Seriously, it’s that time already?

Wow! Very much looking forward to sharing some great Holiday cheer Tuesday evening with our Fuelfed brethren.

2018-19 Members only