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The Fuelfed MotorGearo Video is Coming!

July 10, 2017

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We are extremely proud of the forth coming short video by Nikko and Robert at bonafidecreators as they documented the heart and soul of the 2017 Fuelfed MotorGearo.

Stay tuned!

Our Second Fuelfed OPEN in Lake Forest This Sunday

June 16, 2017

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Any dad that knows his cresent from a box wrench will be at our second Fuelfed OPEN in Lake Forest this Sunday morning.

The OPEN is for all Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars.

There will be a required $5 donation for non-members to show their cars. The $5 donation will be applied to membership.

SUNDAY, June 18, 2017
LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
9:00AM -11:00AM

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Our Annual Fuelfed MotorGearo This Weekend June 2-3 2017

May 31, 2017

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The horn sounds at 9:30am this Friday morning at the beautiful Village Park 200 miles north of Chicago as 30 Fuelfed drivers and their vintage European cars pull out for the start of a 500 mile motoring journey we call the Fuelfed MotorGearo 250. Our unique two day vintage motoring rally blends the best roads over 8 stages with the finest culinary experiences the midwest has to offer.

This driver’s event has earned it’s reputation as “the best driving experience you can have for under $1000 anywhere.”

This year, we are honored to have Nikko Salgado working his camera magic as he documents and produces what will surely be a stunning account of the on and off road antics.

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We are proud to have the support of local partners in bringing the MotorGearo to the road in 2017:

Hagerty
BTR Chicago
Imports Unlimited 
Northshore Sportscars
Perfect Power
The Chocolatier, Inc.
The Last Detail
Catalyst Communications

History for Sale at Continental Autosports in Hinsdale This Saturday

March 22, 2017

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This Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 is the 39th Ferrari Literature, Art & Model Expo, at our friends Continental Auto Sports, Hinsdale, IL. The definitive Italian automobile memorabilia expo in the midwest set amongst modern and vintage vehicles. As a Fuelfed member, you’ll recognize some familiar faces.

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10 Fuelfed Member Cars at Amelia Island

March 10, 2017

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For those members of Fuelfed that have frequented our exclusive events, you will recognize these incredible cars. The RM auction at Amelia Island this weekend will see ten Fuelfed member classics cross the block. While we’re sad to see them leave the club, but grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with each of them (even driving one at 10/10ths around Gingerman) and appreciate how they’ve been part of the fabric that has made Fuelfed so very special.

We won’t go into detail about each car, we’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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1. 1961 Ferrari 250SWB Berlinetta

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2. 1955 Alfa Romeo SS Coupe Zagato

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3. 1954 Mercedes Benz Gullwing

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4. 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe by Frua

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5. 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider

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6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB

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7. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

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8. 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flat floor, Welded Louvers

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9. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0

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10. 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

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Honoring the Helmet

February 10, 2017

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Recent owner of Noble Automotive Ltd. and FFG100 founder Peter D., pauses at turn one, Sears Point Raceway.

Has the Classic Car Market Shifted?

January 20, 2017

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With all eyes on Scottsdale & Phoenix for the winter auctions, investors are watching for the market trends to base their next move. With Hagerty & Sports Car Market going by what sells and for how much to base their predictions.

Fuelfed has different vantage point. You see, Fuelfed has several of the countries’ top collectors with in our ranks. Collectors who have won Pebble & Amelia several times (and yes some of these are at Coffee & Classics). Collectors that have not just a few 7 digit cars, but 10x that.

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Every December when the driving season has calmed, we do a light survey with these collectors and their plans for the forthcoming auction series. Interestingly, most Fuelfed collectors opt for Amelia Island and not Arizona to do their trading. You can probably guess why.

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Anyway, this year there was a big uptick in cars going to Amelia. Not just a few 1960s Ferraris, but over 60 high ticket vintage Europeans being sold off with in the club. Are these collectors feeling the classic car run-up has peaked? Time to move in another direction? From what we’re hearing in Arizona…

We’re not predicting, we’re just reporting what we see from our garage stool.

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Old Stuff

January 9, 2017

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We recently took a short tour through an old collectors shop that had millions of little “stuffs” everywhere. So much so, that it would take days to absorb it all. As we walked past a grey vault, out jumped a little familiar friend.

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Peter D. – The Consummate Fuelfed Member

January 5, 2017

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We first formally met Peter and his wife at Fuelfed Cocktails & Classics in early 2012. As the season progressed he quickly volunteered to work the gates at Coffee & Classics in Winnetka and always showed up at Spontaneous Combustions in a different historic classic. Little did we know the depth of his car affliction.

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As Fuelfed grew, so did our friendship with Peter. His passion for 1980’s rally and super cars was unparalleled. He offered test drives of some of the greatest cars ever conceived. F40 full throttle through the Ravines…check. 288GTO at redline on the Edens…check. Lancia S4 tearing up Sheridan Rd…check. His gracious and selfless offerings were just the tip of what was to come.

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The Fuelfed Steering Committee was formed in the summer of 2013, and Peter was eager to be part of the board. His vast and well-honed global business leadership gave vital insight & sharp input into formalizing our vibrant club for the discerning collector, and for the young enthusiast. Meetings were long and agenda-filled, yet Peter always kept discussions on point. Eventually, Steering Committee meetings were held in his private shop to ensure the smell of gasoline & rubber was always present and that the club’s focus remained on camaraderie & driving. Inevitably meetings turned to car stories and wine would continue to flow.

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Peter was not only a larger than life collector, but he was also a private and strong family man. Peter always put family first, as we all should. And, in turn, that combination often meant some sort of classic European car was part of a family adventure regardless the country he and his family were in.

Peter was very excited to be part of Fuelfed as he found kindred spirits in many fellow members, yours truly in particular. He loved working on his cars and found great therapy in fixing, improving, and detailing his cars. Many a weekend or evening he spent wrenching in his shop.

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He LOVED Coffee & Classics in Winnetka and volunteering at the main gate. He was a fixture there and selfless, seldom missing a month.

The man knew cars – no BS story got past him…period. Peter had a wry sense of humor which he shared with many regulars passing through the gate on his watch. He enjoyed the detailed car conversations that occur at every C&C, and would gladly spend time sharing his knowledge with others. He often spent time at the end each Coffee & Classics letting young enthusiasts explore his Ferraris, BMW M1, Lancia Stratos or whatever he drove that month. Several were fortunate enough to get a short ride (with parental consent).

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It is with heavy heart that we have lost a great personal friend and immensely influential Fuelfed founder in December of 2016. Peter D. will forever be greatly missed and he had made countless contributions worldwide seen and unseen. Fuelfed will dedicate an annual event in his honor.

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Happy Holidays

December 24, 2016

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He who has not Spirit in his heart will never find it under a tree.