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Fuelfed Drive Season Startup Social

February 18, 2017

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As many have noted, our annual Cocktails & Classics for Tuesday, March 7th has been cancelled due to vendor conflicts.

Our Drive Season Startup party will be Tuesday evening March 21st. Come share some fine wine and local craft beer with other Fuelfed members in an intimate tasting lounge in downtown Wilmette.

This will be a private Fuelfed member event at the Wilmette Wine Cellar from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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.

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Fuelfed Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet This Saturday 1.28.17

January 27, 2017

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This Saturday morning is our third annual Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet. Again graciously hosted by The Last Detail in North Chicago.

From vintage motoring accessories, 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.

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You’ll also want to check out what TLD has in their shop and show room…special secret!

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

Location
The Last Detail
2900 North US Route 41
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
847.689.8822

Please take note of parking restrictions.

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Fuelfed Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet: 1.28.2017

January 7, 2017

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Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will be hosting our third Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

From vintage motoring accessories, 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.

Check out more pictures from previous Fuelfed Swap Meets here.

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If that Delehaye sales brochure isn’t found, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Midwest 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.

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We will also have a table for 2016 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.

Admission
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.

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

Location
The Last Detail
2900 North US Route 41
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
847.689.8822

Holiday Cocktails!

December 6, 2016

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Looking forward to sharing some great Holiday cheer tonight Tuesday 12.6 with our Fuelfed brethren.

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2016 Fuelfed Holiday Party Tuesday Dec. 6

November 30, 2016

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‘Tis that time for joyous spirits, whether it be bourbon or beer,
we look forward to quality time with our enthusiast brethren for some Holiday cheer.

The annual Fuelfed Holiday party is Tuesday, December 6
6:30-9:00p.m.
Light appetizers. Cash bar.

This a private party. Location emailed to 2016-17 Fuelfed members only. 

TFD16 is Here!

November 10, 2016

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As twenty five Fuelfed members make final preparations to their chariots for this weekend’s driver bootcamp, the Hammrod sits in its own dust waiting. Waiting in its battle scarred kit from its gloried past. Waiting to unleash all its politically-incorrect, fuel-belching FUry. Waiting to uphold the proud spirit of an event driven by real men who use their right foot and counter-steer to trim slip angles. Waiting for Saturday. Waiting for Fuelfed TFD16.

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The Fuelfed OPEN is Sunday Morning in Lake Forest

November 4, 2016

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The OPEN is this Sunday, November 6 for all current Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars. This is our season closer for 2016.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016

LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
8:00AM -11:00AM

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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.

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As per usual: solicitation is prohibited. Those taking pictures and sharing online, we ask you state that your images were taken at the Fuelfed OPEN.

More Fuelfed Press From Tom Cotter

November 4, 2016

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So exactly one year ago today, we get a call from establishing Fuelfed member Lou Natenshon to ask if he can bring a friend of his to the Fuelfed OPEN in Lake Forest that Sunday morning. We said “of course” and appreciated him asking. Turns out his friend was Tom Cotter, the famous author of such popular automotive books as Cobra in the Barn & 50 Shades of Rust among a few. Tom was to embark on a new journey down Route 66 to start his newest book Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip. Lou thought it appropriate to start the book’s themed adventure at what he assured Tom was the best car gathering he’ll see on his whole trip. The November morning was sunny and warm as Tom, famous photographer Michael Allan Ross and Brian Barr arrived in their yellow resto-modded Woody. Since the Fuelfed OPEN is for all current members cars classic, modern European & American, the crowd was huge and Tom & crew were taken back at the as his states: “A truly amazing assortment of high-end classics unlike the other cars & coffee type events I’ve been to”.

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The Fuelfed clan did the meet & greet thing for an hour or so and sent Tom and crew on their away with a big cheer south towards Chicago to start Route 66.

So, today we get a call from Lou asking if we saw the newly published book by Mr. Cotter. No, we reply. “Well, Fuelfed has a two page spread to start the book”. 

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Hey what-da-ya-know there we are. The story follows the day-by-day antics of people and their classic cars as well as local flavors sampled as they cross the country town by town. Well written as Tom always does, and Michael Allan Ross has the sharp eye to capture the right details that matter. A good read for sure.
We are very honored to be part of his great story.

Learn more about all Tom Cotter’s books.

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Speaking of the Fuelfed OPEN, this Sunday morning is the very same event Tom loved in Lake Forest.

LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
8:00AM -11:00AM

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Final Fuelfed Coffee & Classics of 2016 This Sunday in Winnetka

October 28, 2016

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Sadly this is the final Coffee & Classics for 2016. As a tribute to the closure of the driving season, we are having a Fuelfed member drive up Sheridan Rd. to Lake Forest. We will assemble around the Village Park just east of C&C and depart sharply at 11:15. The drive culminates in the parking lot where we hold the OPEN.

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The rules we seem to always have to enforce:

1. Coffee & Classics is a private Fuelfed club event for our members, not an open cruise in.

2. Like the name states: “Classics.” In our case, classic European cars 1990 and older.

3. As has been in our bylaws since 2011, no soliciting. That means:
• No For Sale signs, business cards
• Flyers of any kind
• Pitching services or events to attendees
• This also includes no coming in on a Day Pass and having For Sale on the car’s display sheet
If you are interested in proper marketing opportunities with Fuelfed, please inquire.

4. All bicycles must be walked and kept at a 5-foot distance from the cars. Strollers must also be keep at a 5-foot distance.

We are working to always keep our events pure to the spirit our members have come to expect.

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Coffee & Classics® Winnetka parking will be for current Fuelfed members displaying their blue 2016 C&C parking pass. A limited number of paid Fuelfed Modern European members will be admitted as space allows by showing your 2016 membership card. New Fuelfed members who have not yet received their packets in the mail, will have their names on the list at the entry gate.

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Numbered Guest Day Passes may be purchased for $5 at the entry point on Lincoln by non-members driving European Classics ONLY. The $5 will be credited to membership dues if you join the club within 7 days of attending the event.
SORRY ALL OTHER NON-MEMBER CARS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOW.

Parking starts at 9:00am.

We ask that participants use our official display cards to allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t near by to chat. Click on image below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.

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2016 C&C Parking Map. Click it to enlarge.

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The Final Drive (TFD16) Registration Open

October 25, 2016

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As is Fuelfed tradition for 14 years, we culminate the driving season with our famous driver bootcamp weekend of Nov. 12-13. TFD16 is open to all current Fuelfed members. TFD16 is for track experienced drivers & equally durable cars.

TFD16 is not a guided tour through the country for the timid.
TFD16 is: driving, camaraderie, driving, steak, driving, cocktails, driving, cigars.

IMPORTANT: If you’re interested in attending this private Fuelfed member only event, please email us with your inquiry. Once approved, we’ll send you details and hotel info.