Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Fuelfed Rolling River Rally 2019

April 10, 2019


Fuelfed members have been asking for an interesting day drive and one that does not go to Wisconsin. In our constant quest to do things that are original, we decided to go south and visit our industrial roots.

On Saturday, May 11, we are teaming up with Rambler (no, not the car) to do a combined rally along the ICM canal and the Illinois river south to the hip warehouse district in downtown Peoria. We’ll conclude our drive with a closed-street classic car / motorcycle show with with local merchants offering moto-outdoor goods, food & drink.

This Fuelfed event starts at 8:00am and to meet-up with the Rambler guys at 10:30. They will lead us along their favorite routes following the majestic rolling tree-lined hills of the Illinois river. The street fest will start when we arrive around 12:30pm.

We’ll depart Peoria for Chicagoland around 4:00pm.

The Rolling River Rally is open to all Classic and Modern Fuelfed member cars.

Fuelfed Members Only.


Fuelfed MotorGearo 250

April 5, 2019

We’re six weeks out for our 4th annual MotorGearo 250. This Fuelfed vintage road rally has garnered the well-earned reputation for serious driving along well-planned routes, the best local cuisine and nightly cocktails. All packed in two quick days.

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Fuelfed 2019 Swap Meet Continues Success

March 23, 2019



The Fuelfed Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet is and has always been a special experience. Since its inception six years ago, it has always been held at The Last Detail in North Chicago. Tom and Brian always have something interesting on display and in progress. The one of three Iso Griffo Specials was naked in the spray booth for all to look up its skirt. And, the room of Rolls was open to wander into as well, and what a treat.





2019 saw several new vendors including Ed and Mark, with a spread of vintage British bits and collectables. Gail brought her hand-made jewelry made of old car parts; some we’re sure were formerly Ed’s. Michael brought vintage motor art that was sold for charity and raised $900 for the morning. Not too shabby. Motorcultura was there with garage signage, Motorivet Gloves and the quite popular Canaffeine Coffee. The retro coffee cans were offered in two designs: Maranello & Gmund. Yes, Porsche edged out Ferrari in sales again. Yep, the ever-popular author Burt Levy was at it again, as were Lou, Rex, John and Hagerty to name a few.










But what sets our event off has always been the camaraderie. Yes, the lost art of conversation lives strong in this hearty group as members always seem excited to see each other after the holidays. The venue and petroliana shopping conspire to enhance the babbling. What better way to spend a winter’s morning?





















Fun Member Gathering

March 16, 2019

Nice member gathering last night in Wilmette to start off the drive season.

Fuelfed Drive Season Kick-Off Party

March 13, 2019

Looking forward to the Fuelfed private member Drive Season Startup Cocktail gathering this Thursday evening.

Fine wine, local craft beer, and conversation with other members in an intimate tasting lounge.

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Fort Lauderdale This Sunday Morning

February 22, 2019


Despite our northern winter blight here in the Midwest, our brothers in Fort Lauderdale still host our Coffee & Classics on the last Sunday of every month. Our man Martin is excited for his second Mercedes Benz feature marque event! They plan to have some dedicated space for the three pointed star, but will still have space for the other great European classics attending. Everything gets started at 8am at the Hardy Park Bistro – 21 SW 7th St, Fort Lauderdale. Phil will have the coffee out, and will start serving his delicious breakfast sandwich special around 9. We hope to see you there.


The Original Fuelfed Classic European Swap Meet 2.9.19

January 30, 2019


Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will be hosting the original Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet Saturday, February 9th, 2019. This is our 6th year running.

From vintage motoring accessories, old Porsche parts, Recaros & Prototipos to vintage Road & Tracks, oil signage & tools, our Fuelfed community is vast and eclectic and what better way to find cool stuff than from those who appreciate what you do.






If that Delehaye sales brochure isn’t found, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Midwests’ top classic European camaraderie.

The swap meet will be held 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 2019 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.

Donations at the Door
Members $3 (bring your card), non-members $5. Cash or check at the door please.

Visit the Swap Meet page to register for a vendor floor slot.

10:00am to 1:00pm: Swap Meet Open to public.

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

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Air-Cooled Porsche History Made in Winnetka

January 4, 2019


On August 19, 2018, a record setting 140 air-cooled Porsches from the far reaches of the Midwest converged in the village of Winnetka, Illinois. Each owner a passionate enthusiast of a bygone era. An era flush with automotive history. On that special Sunday in August 2018, enthusiasts shared their own unique history.

Going forward our Luftgruppe event will be known as Zuffengruppe. Learn more and register for the August 2019 event at

We want thank Nikko Salgado ( for his excellent job capturing what vintage Porsche ownership is truly about.

The Final Drive 18

November 6, 2018

Less than a week to our driver bootcamp!

The Fuelfed OPEN is this Sunday Morning in Lake Forest

November 2, 2018



Our drive season concluding event is the 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 $10 donation for any non-members to show qualifying cars. The $10 donation will be applied to a 2019 membership.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
9:00AM -11:00AM

As hearty drivers, all Fuelfed events are rain or shine.

Lake Forest map

.Please fill out a display sheet and put on your car so that others will know what it is when you aren’t there.


Starbucks and Einstein Bagels are within a short walk east. Market House on the Square Restaurant is across from the parking lot and opens at 11a.m.

Public Courtesy:  This is a club event, and the public is welcome to spectate. However, soliciting services, products or activities without Fuelfed’s prior consent is strictly prohibited, and those doing so will be escorted out. To those taking pictures and sharing online, we ask you to state that your images were taken at the Fuelfed OPEN.