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Fuelfed Coveste 5

June 5, 2020

Our Fuelfed Coveste 5 hits horse country this Sunday. We’ve raised $1000s in provision donations for Chicagoland food pantries helping those most hurt by Covid 19.

Members who haven’t renewed for 2020 have missed 8 private events already.

Fuelfed Coveste 4

June 4, 2020

The always dapper Tim and Carole follow the route on the Fuelfed Coveste 4.


May 14, 2020

Good people doing good things…quietly.

Fuelfed Garage Night at Northshore Sportscars

April 16, 2020


Tonight we are virtually at Northshore Sportscars in Lake Bluff, IL for our traditional Fuelfed Garage Night. Michelle and Norb can’t says hello or shake your hand, but they can give you a tour of what they’re up to. Northshore not only sells vintage Sportscars as well as new Morgans, they rebuild and service them as well. They also provide controlled storage for classics as well.

Michelle will give you a walk-through of todays’ shop activities from what’s in the showroom to what’s being worked on.

We’re asking Fuelfed members to post on our Facebook and their Instagram accounts what they’re currently working in their garage. Please tag #fuelfedgaragenight and #fuelfedcarclub.

We’ll compile the best and make a short video posted here on Friday.



Sterling Moss Passes

April 15, 2020

Sterling Moss, known as “The Uncrowned Champion” after his stellar career in Grand Prix racing’s golden age, has died at the age of 90.

Moss had a remarkable driving record of 212 wins out of an equally remarkable 529 races in every form of road racing there was at the time, from sports cars to Grands Prix. He won the 1955 Mille Miglia in a Mercedes 300SLR with journalist Denis Jenkinson navigating. He won the Nürburgring 1000 KM in an Aston Martin DBR1/300, and he won more Grand Prix races than almost any one of his peers.

But a patriotic commitment to British cars in his early career, and a sometimes too-gentlemanly approach to competition, meant he never won the F1 title, nor did he ever win Le Mans.

Unlike some drivers, Moss would never drive in an unsportsmanlike fashion, let alone take out a teammate, as a couple of more recent F1 champions did to win their titles. Moss was, from the beginning and throughout his life, a true gentleman.

God Speed Sterling.

Flatten the Curve

April 9, 2020

We all know the 2020 Drive Season has gotten off to an interesting start. At Fuelfed, we are doing our part to help Flatten the Curve by canceling our in-person events in Chicagoland, FL, MI, and WI through May.

We will reschedule private member events to later in the year.

Please check the Fuelfed Calendar and specific event pages at for the most current info. 2020 members will be sent details about how to participate before each date.

Until we can gather in-person, let’s each spend some time with our classic(s) in any way we can. You know there’s always something that needs attention.

The Original Fuelfed 911 Safari

March 25, 2020

So nine years ago in 2011, the term 911 Safari didn’t exist. Yet there was a Fuelfed member visionary ahead of his time building his vision of an off-road 911 true to it’s roots. Yes, take note all “Safari Come Lately’s”.

Below is a repost from our original written by Chris Johnson.


Driving the Fantasy


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Words and images submitted by Fuelfed founding member Chris J.

As a senior in high school, I can remember reading books and magazine articles about the already iconic Porsche 911. It was a time when staring at the pictures was my only hope at experiencing this particular dream of my youth.


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For the 1984 Paris-Dakar Ralley, Porsche’s works-backed Rothmans team entered three specially prepared four-wheel drive 911’s known as the 953. The #176 car was piloted by Rene Metge and Dominic Lemoyne to a first place finish, beating their nearest competitor by well over two hours.


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Last week, I got to drive one of these visions from the past. Based on a 964 C4, this faithful reproduction lurks about Chicago’s Northshore. High above the pavement, fully caged and hardly muffled, I could barely control the urge to find a mound of sand and get the beast air-born. Although the owner/builder is almost a generation younger than me, he exudes an enthusiasm for the great cars of the past with a penchant for marketing to those who wish to recapture their adolescent fantasies.


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This one will be for sale soon, the first one he built based on a 911SC, sold for $70k.

Keep the shiney side up…Chris


Barn Find Fiat

November 19, 2019

The huge network of Fuelfed members always uncovers the interesting. Yes, another barn-find sees daylight after 27 years.

It’s always the kind good-hearted people and their stories that we meet on these journeys that makes it good for the soul.

Zuffengruppe the Pusher

August 9, 2019


You see them everywhere. Coffee & Classics, MotorGearo and McDonalds.
Red one, blue ones, black ones, older ones that are faster than you.
Some have four, some have 6. All are flat.
Some are boosted, some are outlawed. All are meant to be driven.
If you can’t get enough for your air-cooled high, then Zuffengruppe 2 will be your hallowed pusher.

Beautiful Twin Lakes, WI will play host to 100s of vintage air-cooled Porsches from 11:00 to 3:00pm this Sunday 8.11.19.



Fuelfed Auction Barometer?

January 23, 2019


As one of the most respected private car clubs in the US, we see what our members are buying or selling and why. Unlike others that report what has already happened based on auction results. We see what’s happening before the auctions. Every year from Amelia to Pebble between 10 to 14% of the auction dollars are Fuelfed member cars. In late 2018, we asked our top collector members how they were re-positioning their collections for 2019.

Three basic questions and their basic answers:

1. What percentage of your current collection are you selling in the near future?
Average answer was 4 to 5 cars. Or roughly 22% of their collection.

2. What cars are you looking to acquire?
Average answer was 0 to 1 car.

3. What is your strategy on those positions?
Most answered that they want thin out the random cars and get down to the cars they really liked. A few were looking to raise capital for other investments.

What does this all mean? With a 4 to 1 sell to buy ratio…well you can do the math. Let’s see if our small collector world is any barometer.