Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Happy Holidays

December 22, 2017

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

 

The Enthusiasts Shop

December 8, 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Finish Line, Inc. Boutique
220 S. Cook Street
Barrington, IL
847-382-3020
youareawinner@earthlink.net

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Fuelfed TFD17 Snow Tactics

November 10, 2017

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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

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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.

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The Final Drive Evolved

October 4, 2017

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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.

 

The Unique Club with the Big Heart

September 25, 2017

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Not only did our traditional Ferrari feature exceed expectations, but in just two short hours, Fuelfed and FCA members donated $1170.00 to the American Red Cross to help those US residents hurt by hurricanes Irma & Harvey. We are very proud of our Fuelfed volunteer dedication as well as our select car community and the great friends it has brought together.

Now that is the true Fuelfed Spirit!

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It’s Ferrari Month in Winnetka!

September 21, 2017

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Our sixth annual Ferrari feature at Coffee & Classics Winnetka is this coming Sunday, September 24th. 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.

In addition to the Ferraris, we are raising money for the American Red Cross to help those hit hard by hurricanes Irma & Harvey. 100% of Sundays’ proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Please look for the white buckets at the gates and yellow table and donate. Our brother and sister enthusiasts appreciate it.

The red starts at 9:00am.

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Fuelfed Member Garage Night at Perfect Power 8.17.17

August 12, 2017

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Our own” King of air-cooled”, Sol Snyderman will be hosting our member only Garage Night at his shop Perfect Power. If you are a real Porschephile, you know Sol. And if like surgically clean and organized shops with stunning projects in different phases to ogle over, this is your Fuelfed event.

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Perfect Power creates engaging driving machines based on the timeless Porsche 911 chassis. While he and his team are known for their Porsche expertise, they also have the talent to repair other fine vintage cars. Perfect Power perpetuates the art of the automobile by repairing vintage cars and building custom vehicles which continually exceed their clients’ expectations.

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Thursday August 17, 2017
7:00-9:00pm

Perfect Power
1009 Commerce Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Perfectpower.com

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Hinsdale is Almost Here!

August 10, 2017

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Fuelfed® is proud to be bringing its famous Sunday morning Coffee & Classics®  to picturesque downtown Hinsdale in 2017. Classic European car enthusiasts and collectors in Hinsdale, Chicago, and nearby suburbs now have two opportunities to share their passion with other like-minded drivers close to home.

If you have never been to Hinsdale, you will find it a nice discovery worth a return visit. The village is blocking off two beautiful tree-lined streets for us along Burlington Park, a block north of its charming downtown. Much like our flagship Northshore community of Winnetka, there is a European flair to the location with its cafes, restaurants and stores.

Fuelfed will be hosting its club gatherings the Sundays of August 20 and October 1, 2017: 9:00am to 11:00am. Event parking is for Fuelfed members and their Classic European cars (pre-1990). Non-members are welcome to park their pre-1990 European cars also. The nearby Metra commuter lot between Washington and Lincoln will be for spectator and general parking. See map below.

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Time & Location

August 20 and October 1 (Sundays), 2017: 9:00am to 11:00am
Chicago & Burlington Avenues (between Washington St. & Garfield St.)
Drivers: Enter from NORTH ON GARFIELD, heading southbound toward Chicago Ave.

 

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Display Card

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 near by to chat. Click on the editable PDF below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington this Sunday 8.6.17

August 4, 2017

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After an incredible turn out of a stunning mix of rare European classics in Winnetka last Sunday, so goes the rivalry between Barrington & Winnetka for king of classic gatherings.

Parking starts at 9:00am.

9:00am to 11:00am, August 6, 2017
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

Details here.