Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

2017 Fuelfed MotorGearo Video

April 21, 2018



The Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 is a vintage European road rally run on June 1-2, 2018. This is our curated driving event for vintage European vehicles running two days over eight well-sorted stages through rural Wisconsin. We’ve worked hard to give a unique and varied driving experience that accentuates classic car ownership. Having run dozens of rallies in rural Wisconsin, we know all the best roads and how to sequence them better than anyone else. The format is structured, yet casual in the famous Fuelfed tradition.

Speaking of tradition, what Fuelfed event would be complete without a unique culinary experience? We’ve put the details into availing only the best local establishments that our selected routes provide.

The MG250 is limited to 35 European cars 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 about driving with other classics that they would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience on the open road.

We want to thank Nikko Salgado and Robert for doing a great job of capturing some of spirit of the Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 from 2017. Make sure have your volume up as Nikko puts details into the music as much as he does his editing. More amazing, is that despite having car troubles (read: blown engine) on day two of the rally, they were able get what they needed with the help of Mike from Hagerty, who went out of his way to accommodate their needs.

Check for the 2018 event details.

Fuelfed and Giving Back

March 27, 2018

Fuelfed is proud to have raised several thousand dollars at our events and donated all of it to the American Red Cross in 2017. These funds have gone to help those US residents devastated by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

The Fuelfed Spirit and Bo Danenberger

March 1, 2018

Member Bo Danenberger has long embodied the Fuelfed spirit that so many members share. Always one to follow his heart, Bo has led an adventurous life of hunting, collecting and restoring European classics, long before they were on the enthusiasts radar. Always the entertainer, Bo is a frequent character at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics and VSCDA events around the midwest.

We sat down with Bo back in early 2013 and did an interview at his Livery. It’s a moving story and in the above out-take clip he talks about Fuelfed Coffee & Classics. You can hear and see the genuine passion in his eyes.

Special thanks to ShiftFocus Productions on their video prowess.


Coffee & Classics FTL Scores with Large Mercedes Turnout

February 26, 2018

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics FTL pulled in a large number of Euro classics this morning, despite the national concours happening a few miles away. This Peking to Paris Mercedes set the tone. Dig the Safari front bumper.


Fuelfed Parts Swap Meet 2.3.2018

December 27, 2017


Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will again be hosting our 5th annual Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Now you can sell all those rare items you collected for that classic you sold back in 2015. From SU carbs, Recaros & Protipos to vintage Road & Tracks, oil signage & tools, our Fuelfed community is vast and eclectic and what better audience to sell to than those who appreciate what you do.



The swap meet will be 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.

We will also have a table for 2018 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.





We will have forty (40) 10’x6′ floor slots  to sell items. You must pay & reserve your slot in advance. No tables or chairs will be provided. We ask that all items for sale be automotive related and relevant. Please no duct-tape rolls, tube socks or Barbie dolls (unless breathing).

Admission: Members $3 (bring your card), non-members $5. Cash or check at the door please.
Floor slots: Open to members only $25 (includes 1 admission). Please purchase & reserve your slot before January 30, 2018 by going to our secure PayPal link.

Date & Time
Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:30am to 10:00am: Floor slot set-up.
10:00am to 1:00pm: Swap Meet Open to public.
1:00pm to 2:00pm: Clean up.

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

The swap meet will only be cancelled if  there is a polar vortex punishing us again. Slot buyers will be notified by email. Event cancellation will also be posted on the Fuelfed home page.



Happy Holidays

December 22, 2017



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


The Enthusiasts Shop

December 8, 2017



Friend and Fuelfed member Hugh R. has been the curator of Barrington’s classic car enthusiast’s boutique The Finish Line for years. This holiday season Hugh has again opened a seasonal shop in downtown Barrington at 220 S. Cook. We thought we’d pay a visit to The Finish Line to see what he’s up to this year.




The quint downtown area of Barrington was alive with Christmas activities as we made our way to the boutique. As we walked in, Hugh was there to greet us and shed the unique history for every item in his shop.





From vintage driving caps to Cuban Gran Prix posters signed by Fangio, from C-Type gear shift knobs to an F1 nose cone, The Finish Line has quite the spread of automobilia and clothing sure to make the quality short list of any Fuelfed enthusiast. All items are authentic and hand picked by Hugh to present the highest quality, so don’t expect to find a $5 fake Ferrari hat from China. Fuelfed always supports our local merchants and we highly recommend that you drop that mouse and use your right foot to get to Barrington, it’s well worth the drive and make sure to bring your beautiful co-pilot.







The Finish Line, Inc. Boutique
220 S. Cook Street
Barrington, IL



Fuelfed TFD17 Snow Tactics

November 10, 2017


Despite the polar outlook for TFD17, all our drivers are committed to making this event a true adventure. In true Fuelfed Spirit, many have made last minute adjustments to their cars to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store.

The Fuelfed Fall Classic is Here!

October 20, 2017


Our trademark Fuelfed Fall Classic weekend is now! Drivers and their dates are prepared for a colorful weekend of classic autumnal touring along some of the best routes the midwest as to offer. And then there’s the exclusive cuisine and cocktails that make this event classic Fuelfed!

Classic Motoring Redefined®, not just a motto, it’s who we are.


The Final Drive Evolved

October 4, 2017


We are just five weeks out from our driver bootcamp we call The Final Drive (TFD17). This private member only event has a long legacy as the premier open road driving event. This is not an event not for the weak hearted or those without strong track experience. Our 15 year tradition has evolved again this year, with completely new routes and driving agenda.

Members watch for it in the next club email.