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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington Recap

May 24, 2017

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For last Sunday’s Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington we started with questionable weather, but she held back to allow drivers to feel confident to bring their precious iron.

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And out they came. Dennis debuted his new FrankenRacer based on a TR3. Robert’s Countach made it. We’re honored that Bob’s stunning silver 250 Berlinetta has become a Barrington staple. Detomaso Magusto… we’ll take two please. The other crowd pleasers were the fleet of Polish Fiat racers and military service truck. Mike’s Doretti and Bob’s unrestored black Ferrari 250GT PF never let down.

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We want to thank Epicure and Ambrosia for serving up the coffee, pastries and brunch.

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Fuelfed Coffee and Classics Barrington 5.21.17

May 19, 2017

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The battle between Barrington & Winnetka for rarest European classics continues this Sunday morning.

9:00am to 11:00am, May 21, 2017
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

First Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Barrington This Sunday Morning

May 16, 2017

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This Sunday morning May 21, we continue our very successful Coffee & Classics series in Barrington for 2017. Last year saw an incredible new crop of classic European cars vastly different than what we see in Winnetka or anywhere else for that matter.

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9:00am to 11:00am, May 21, 2017
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

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Ambrosia and Epicure Bistro will both be serving up coffee, pastries and brunch options.

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First a little Spring garage cleaning.

1. Coffee & Classics is a private club event for current Fuelfed club members. However, if you have a classic European car manufactured prior to 1990, you can make a donation of $5 at the main gate to show your car. We encourage you to join Fuelfed and your $5 will be credited to your membership dues.

2. Please arrive at 9:00am, not 8:30am.

3. Those posting pictures online, we ask that give the courtesy to let others know you were at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics. And yes. Fuelfed has an official Instagram account #fuelfedcarclub.

4. Finally, we do not allow any soliciting, nor marketing of your car or services at any Fuelfed events.

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View Parking Map.

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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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We want to thank our partners in alpha order:

BTR-Chicago
Catalyst Communications
Conlon / Christie’s
Hagerty
Imports Unlimited
Northshore Sportscars
Perfect Power
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Fuelfed MotorGearo is Ramping Up!

May 11, 2017

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The Fuelfed MotorGearo grill badges are in! Three weeks out until our vintage rally weekend starts. We have two slots left for those who truly enjoy driving their European classics the way they meant to be driven.

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Sibling Jealousy…

May 4, 2017

Our younger brother, Coffee & Classics FTL, gets to kick us with this while we suffer in 40 degrees and rain. Photo by Jon VanWoerden

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A Great OPEN to the Fuelfed Driving Season

April 13, 2017

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The weather started 2017 as great as it finished the 2016 drive season . The Fuelfed OPEN was a fantastic season kick-off with well over 250 cars packed into downtown Lake Forest.

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Again, the stunning variety of classic cars was unparalleled. From a Renault Alpine rally car to Joe Bortz Parisienne to a 1929 Indy Miller to a Porsche Ruf 935, the 250 California and 365 GT 2+2 seemed overed shadowed by the little Abarth and the impossibly rare Kaiser Darrin.

Fuelfed is honored to continually have the top collectors & enthusiasts with in our ranks who want to drive and share their classics.

Scroll through a few of the examples below and we think you’ll understand our club pride.

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The Fuelfed Season OPENER This Sunday Morning

April 6, 2017

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The 2017 Fuelfed drive season starts with the 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, APRIL 9, 2017
LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
9:00AM -11:00AM

Lake Forest map

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Market House on the Square Restaurant & Starbucks are right there and will be happy to accommodate all your caffeine and hunger needs.

Solicitation of members and selling cars is prohibited. Those taking pictures and sharing online, we ask you state that your images were taken at the Fuelfed OPEN.

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Fuelfed Drive Season Start-Up Social…Just Great People!

March 28, 2017

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Our Drive Season Start-Up Social was quite the success last Tuesday evening. Over 100 seasoned members and new initiates mingled in Wilmette’s new little downtown gem. We are proud of our diverse membership and the great attitude they bring to our classic car culture. Every party brings future friends together.

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Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 Vintage Road Rally Open for Registration

March 24, 2017

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We are excited to continue our successful Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 rally again in 2017.  The MG250 is a true vintage European road rally and will be run on June 2-3, 2017. This is a curated driving event for vintage European vehicles running two days over eight well-sorted stages through rural Wisconsin. We’ve learned from our vast touring adventures over the past twenty five years and have worked hard to give a unique and varied driving experience that accentuates classic car ownership. The format is structured, yet casual in the famous Fuelfed tradition.

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No Fuelfed adventure can be complete without great food. We’ve refined the culinary experiences to match the vintage flavor by supporting the best locally-owned establishments along our routes.

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If you are looking for a slow guided group tour around the country and banquet hall dinners, this is not that event.

The MG250 is limited to thirty cars (3.5 liters and under 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 they are driving with other smaller classics they would otherwise never have an opportunity to experience on the open road.

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We are again proud to have Hagerty on board with roadside service to add a piece of mind over the long weekend adventure.

MG250 registration is open and all the details can be found at MotorGearo.com.

Volunteers are needed!

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Fuelfed Drive Season Start-up Social This Tuesday Evening

March 19, 2017

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Drive Season Start-up party this Tuesday evening March 21st.

Come share fine wine and local craft beer with other Fuelfed members in an intimate tasting lounge in downtown Wilmette.

If the weather cooperates, awaken the sleeping beauty in the garage. Limited classic parking in front of the event.

Purchase your libation from the largest selection on the North Shore.

Wilmette Wine Cellar
1100 Central Ave. 
Wilmette 60091
7:00pm-9:00pm

Fuelfed members only.
There will be a list at the door for those who have not yet received their packets in the mail.

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