Archive for the ‘Coffee & Classics’ Category

Big Thanks to Martin!

December 25, 2016

 

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We want to give a BIG shout out and thank you to Martin Meissner for all the hard work he’s doing down in Fort Lauderdale running our Coffee & Classics FTL. Martin could not be a better Fuelfed brand ambassador with his extreme passion for classic European cars and his jovial & welcoming persona.

We had to dig up the 2011 video of Martin and his rare 2000tii to prove they both haven’t aged a bit.

If you are near FTL on the last Sunday of the month, make your way over to Las Olas Blvd. & A1A by 8:00am and buy the guy in above 2011 C&C clip a cup of coffee.

 

Final Fuelfed Coffee & Classics of 2016 This Sunday in Winnetka

October 28, 2016

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Sadly this is the final Coffee & Classics for 2016. As a tribute to the closure of the driving season, we are having a Fuelfed member drive up Sheridan Rd. to Lake Forest. We will assemble around the Village Park just east of C&C and depart sharply at 11:15. The drive culminates in the parking lot where we hold the OPEN.

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The rules we seem to always have to enforce:

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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2016 C&C Display Card

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

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Coffee & Classics Barrington is Cancelled Due to Rain

October 14, 2016

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Due to inclement weather, Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington is cancelled for Sunday 10.16.16.

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington This Sunday 10.16.16

October 14, 2016

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington has brought out a whole different crop of stunning European classics not seen at the Winnetka C&C. We love member Allen T’s unrestored Aston Martin DB2S above almost as much as he does driving it. Yes, this is the same DB2S at Pebble Beach back in August.

9:00am to 11:00am, September 16th, 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

September Fuelfed Coffee & Classics 2016 Highlights

September 29, 2016

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As per tradition since 2011, every September we feature Ferrari as a special marque. This event has set the bar pretty high, and this year’s iteration raised it higher again. Yet with all the Italian rolling bravado, our members still brought a great mix of everything classic European.

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A few highlights were Mr. Bortz Pebble winning Chrysler Ghia concept car and, of course, the exceedingly exclusive Ferrari 1957 250TR & its sexy younger brother, our poster-boy the 275 Califronia Spider just to start. Not to be out done were the 288GTO & 265GTB.

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No less than six 330GTCs in every flavor were on hand.

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Everyone in Fuelfed enjoys their investments in different ways. Some by detailing, others by driving the snot out of them. Straight off the Colorado Grand, our Mr. Ruthven likes his Drogo bodied 275 nice and dirty as it should be.

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Some use them as weekend activity vehicles. Gullwing bike carrier? Sure.

Overall, the event was at capacity with an estimated 62 Ferraris and 124 Classic Europeans. Like Monterey in August, the surrounding streets are almost as entertaining as those with in the gates.

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Annual Ferrari Feature at Coffee & Classics

September 20, 2016

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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.

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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.

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August Coffee & Classics This Sunday 8.28.16

August 26, 2016

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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.

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

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.

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Go-Go Joe Hinsdale This Sunday Morning 8.21.16

August 19, 2016

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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
8:00-9:30am
First St. & Washington, Hinsdale.
Park on First St. towards Garfield St.

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

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This Sunday August 14th, Coffee & Classics Barrington

August 8, 2016

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington has brought out a whole different crop of stunning European classics not seen at the Winnetka C&C.

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.

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Things have Changed or Have They?

August 5, 2016

Remember when you were younger and the newest super car hit the market and it was the coolest thing ever? Posters soon followed on your bedroom wall and constant swiping of your dad’s Road & Track to read up on the performance specs.

Information delivery channels have changed, but the excitement of a new super car has not. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics has always brought out the best cars in Chicagoland and with them bring throngs of young men trying to get close to the four wheeled heros of speed & technology.

Witness here a video from last year by The Auto Committtee of Fuelfed members driving in the then new Porsche Porsche 918 Spyder & BMW i8 and the paparazzi that ensues. Fuelfed takes pride in giving the next generation of enthusiasts exposure to cars that are very rarely seen in the public.

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