Archive for the ‘Classics in the Wild’ Category

Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 Vintage Road Rally Open for Registration

March 24, 2017

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We are excited to continue our successful Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 rally again in 2017.  The MG250 is a true vintage European road rally and will be run on June 2-3, 2017. This is a curated driving event for vintage European vehicles running two days over eight well-sorted stages through rural Wisconsin. We’ve learned from our vast touring adventures over the past twenty five years and have worked hard to give a unique and varied driving experience that accentuates classic car ownership. The format is structured, yet casual in the famous Fuelfed tradition.

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No Fuelfed adventure can be complete without great food. We’ve refined the culinary experiences to match the vintage flavor by supporting the best locally-owned establishments along our routes.

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If you are looking for a slow guided group tour around the country and banquet hall dinners, this is not that event.

The MG250 is limited to thirty cars (3.5 liters and under manufactured prior to 1990). We will curate the entrant vehicles based on varied criteria, but overall, on unique diversity. We want everyone to be excited they are driving with other smaller classics they would otherwise never have an opportunity to experience on the open road.

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We are again proud to have Hagerty on board with roadside service to add a piece of mind over the long weekend adventure.

MG250 registration is open and all the details can be found at MotorGearo.com.

Volunteers are needed!

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Fuelfed Drive Season Start-up Social This Tuesday Evening

March 19, 2017

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Drive Season Start-up party this Tuesday evening March 21st.

Come share fine wine and local craft beer with other Fuelfed members in an intimate tasting lounge in downtown Wilmette.

If the weather cooperates, awaken the sleeping beauty in the garage. Limited classic parking in front of the event.

Purchase your libation from the largest selection on the North Shore.

Wilmette Wine Cellar
1100 Central Ave. 
Wilmette 60091
7:00pm-9:00pm

Fuelfed members only.
There will be a list at the door for those who have not yet received their packets in the mail.

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Classic Car Etiquette

March 13, 2017

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Now remember, please ask before you touch anything.

TFD16 is Here!

November 10, 2016

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As twenty five Fuelfed members make final preparations to their chariots for this weekend’s driver bootcamp, the Hammrod sits in its own dust waiting. Waiting in its battle scarred kit from its gloried past. Waiting to unleash all its politically-incorrect, fuel-belching FUry. Waiting to uphold the proud spirit of an event driven by real men who use their right foot and counter-steer to trim slip angles. Waiting for Saturday. Waiting for Fuelfed TFD16.

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The Fuelfed OPEN is Sunday Morning in Lake Forest

November 4, 2016

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The OPEN is this Sunday, November 6 for all current Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars. This is our season closer for 2016.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016

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

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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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As per usual: solicitation is prohibited. Those taking pictures and sharing online, we ask you state that your images were taken at the Fuelfed OPEN.

More Fuelfed Press From Tom Cotter

November 4, 2016

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So exactly one year ago today, we get a call from establishing Fuelfed member Lou Natenshon to ask if he can bring a friend of his to the Fuelfed OPEN in Lake Forest that Sunday morning. We said “of course” and appreciated him asking. Turns out his friend was Tom Cotter, the famous author of such popular automotive books as Cobra in the Barn & 50 Shades of Rust among a few. Tom was to embark on a new journey down Route 66 to start his newest book Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip. Lou thought it appropriate to start the book’s themed adventure at what he assured Tom was the best car gathering he’ll see on his whole trip. The November morning was sunny and warm as Tom, famous photographer Michael Allan Ross and Brian Barr arrived in their yellow resto-modded Woody. Since the Fuelfed OPEN is for all current members cars classic, modern European & American, the crowd was huge and Tom & crew were taken back at the as his states: “A truly amazing assortment of high-end classics unlike the other cars & coffee type events I’ve been to”.

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The Fuelfed clan did the meet & greet thing for an hour or so and sent Tom and crew on their away with a big cheer south towards Chicago to start Route 66.

So, today we get a call from Lou asking if we saw the newly published book by Mr. Cotter. No, we reply. “Well, Fuelfed has a two page spread to start the book”. 

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Hey what-da-ya-know there we are. The story follows the day-by-day antics of people and their classic cars as well as local flavors sampled as they cross the country town by town. Well written as Tom always does, and Michael Allan Ross has the sharp eye to capture the right details that matter. A good read for sure.
We are very honored to be part of his great story.

Learn more about all Tom Cotter’s books.

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Speaking of the Fuelfed OPEN, this Sunday morning is the very same event Tom loved in Lake Forest.

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

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FFG100 Early Morning Drive

October 24, 2016

What a fabulous morning to gather some Fuelfed founders for a quick coffee run up the northshore. It was nice to see the gang together and fun to see Scanton St. in LB filled to the brim with classics.

 

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Fuelfed Fall Classic Tour This Weekend

October 13, 2016

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Our fifth annual Fuelfed Fall Classic (FFC) weekend tour has been sold out for weeks and we’re very excited to have another excellent variety of 25 European classics driving along. The FFC tour has earned a long and loyal following for its well chosen and entertaining routes and uniquely cool under-the-radar dining experiences. Always fresh and always fun, it’s a great weekend for the discerning driver and co-pilot.

Old School Meets Old School

July 13, 2016

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Among the many challenges facing drivers on the Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 besides perfect weather & bug splatter was the omni-presence of Amish culture. Learning to pass on the left when the horse zigs right was a skill they don’t teach in PCA DE.

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Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 Teasers

June 27, 2016

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Understandably, we’ve been getting overloaded with requests on the story of the running of the Inaugural Fuelfed MotorGearo 250. Frankly, we’ve been too busy running events to brag about the success of ones already completed. Our bad.

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We’ve got a gazillion photos and tons of storied adventures that have been trickling in from spectators and entrants. We’ll be breaking the MotorGearo 250 down over the coming weeks in day by day write-ups.

Until then, we’ll be releasing a couple shots at a time.

Thanks to Brian Ball for these great shots.

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