Archive for the ‘Vintage Motor Culture’ Category

Fuelfed Vinturo 3 Rally

September 28, 2022

Fuelfed Vinturo 3 Road Rally this Saturday immediately following our Coffee and Classics Douglas. Always an eclectic mix of classics on this mini rally.

The Birthplace of Fuelfed Coffee and Classics

September 27, 2022

Yesterday as we returned to the birthplace of our Fuelfed Coffee & Classics in downtown Winnetka some 12 years ago, we reflect on how our simple concept (thank you Highland House for being the first in 1963) pioneered the future of what is now the ubiquitous cars and coffee format.

Yesterday’s Fuelfed Coffee and Classics was far beyond the 24 first cars to arrive with George Klein and his E-Type being the very first that very cold September Sunday morning in 2010. In fact, we never dreamed to have over 220 European cars support our mission in Winnetka. Yet here we are, true to the original vision, grateful for the 1000s of people we have met and very proud of the large community we have built around a then small club of drivers we called Fuelfed.

Fuelfed XKSS

June 25, 2022

We haven’t seen Bill’s XKSS since our Gathering in the Grove Concours event back in 2018. Tomorrow’s British invasion may be the 4 year anniversary.

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Boulder Sets the New Standard

September 14, 2021

8AM on the last Sunday of the month, there is only one place to be on the Front Range, 8th and Pearl on the West End of Boulder’s picturesque downtown. Despite Covid, 2021 has been a great year for car enthusiasts to gather, amazing cars and entertaining people.

How often do you see a 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster, vintage BMWs, Minis, Ferarris Alfas and a dozen air-cooled Porsches gathered a public street?

Come out and join the fun September 26th!

The 2021 Fuelfed MotorGearo Vintage Rally

March 10, 2021

Our sixth annual Fuelfed MotorGearo is almost full. Our well curated vintage rally brings unmatched levels of camaraderie with uncompromised driving. Then there’s the nightly steak and cocktails. Damn…can’t wait for June 4-5.

Learn more at www.motorgearo.com

1967 Benelli 250 Sport Motorcycle

June 3, 2020

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1967 Benelli 250S. Yes, this is a real Benelli, NOT a Wards Riverside.
5320 Original miles
I bought this in 2014 as a restored bike. Everything had been gone through…Or so I thought.
Ended up having to rebuild the engine with a new barrel, piston, rings, head, valve seats and valves. Bill Truesdale at Apex in Bensonville, IL did all the engine work. I also rebuilt the Dellorto 24mm carb with new jets, float, needle and gaskets. I also redid the ignition system and throttle and clutch cables. Have all the receipts for the work and parts.

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Pretty much a new and great running classic Italian cafe racer. Vintage MotoGiro and RetroMoto eligible.
Some of the high end desirable components are the Borrani high lip alloy wheels with stainless steel spokes. Conti exhaust. Vented drum brakes. Tommaselli switch gear. Hagon shocks ad springs. CEV lights. Veglia speedo, Marzocchi forks. The beautiful hand machined details are what make this such a piece of motoring history. This little Benelli can out run the $25k Ducati Diana 250 and is arguably just as passionate.

Ride it, show it and keep it in your living room.
$4900

Contact seller

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Fuelfed Virtual Member Garage Night

April 18, 2020

Due to Covid-19 challenges we held a virtual Garage Night that was to be at Northshore Sportscars. Michelle and Norb did a great job with their video tour of their shop in the previous post.

Thank you to our members who submitted their garage projects yesterday. The above slide show takes a few seconds to start on its own.

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Fuelfed Classic European Swap Meet February 1, 2020

December 17, 2019

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Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will be hosting the original Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet Saturday, February 1th, 2020. This is our 7th 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.

 

Have items to sell?

Register for a vendor floor slot.

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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 2020 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.

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

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

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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.

Driving Friendship

November 16, 2019

Got to see Ford vs Ferrari a little early via the #FCA & #Hagerty. Gotta say it was a lot more of the Fuelfed Spirit than expected. Mix Field of Dreams with LeMans and you’re close. Have now far more respect for Carroll Shelby and can relate with Ken Miles. If you actually work on your own classic and have competed in wheel to wheel competition like yours truly, you will be thoroughly entertained.