Archive for the ‘Vintage Motor Culture’ Category

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Winnetka Featuring Vincent Motorcycles

June 22, 2018

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Looking forward to the historic Vincents this Sunday the 24th in beautiful east downtown Winnetka.

We will allow a small selection of vintage European motorcycles (pre-1980) to display next to the Vincents. Motorcycle admittance will be for those with RetroMoto day passes and at the discretion of the directors at the main gate.

A limited number of paid Fuelfed Modern European members will be admitted as space allows by showing your 2018 membership card.

Numbered Donation passes may be purchased for $10 at the entry point on Lincoln by non-members driving European Classics ONLY. The $10 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 DISPLAY.

Parking starts at 9:00am.

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Display Card

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 near by to chat. Click on Editable pdf below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out. Or click on Regular jpg to print out and hand write in.

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Finally, Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® is a private club event for our members and those interested in joining. The public is welcome spectate. However, those caught soliciting our members for services, products or activities outside Fuelfed authorization will be escorted out.

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Fuelfed OPEN…Rain, But Not Rained Out

June 11, 2018

Despite the constant rain, Fuelfed members still made their way to Lake Forest for the OPEN.

Lou brought his Miller Indy car and Michael, his McClaren powered Sting Ray.

That in a nutshell is what makes the OPEN great…seriously rare member cars you won’t see anywhere else.

But what makes Fuelfed events special has always been the camaraderie. Some members hung under the tent and chatted over provided coffee (thanks Joe J.) and most others walked around in the rain happy to endure some wet shoes in exchange for in the metal conservation.

The OPEN is where our members can bring what ever interesting car they want to drive so it’s always an interesting mix.

The Fuelfed OPEN This Sunday Morning

June 7, 2018

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Straight off the MotorGearo and into the Fuelfed OPEN this Sunday. The OPEN is for all current Fuelfed members and their American or European classic, modern sports or super cars. In other words, a big family reunion of sorts.

In 2018, there will be a suggested $10 donation for non-members displaying. This $10 will credited to your membership if you join the club.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

LOCATION:  FOREST & NORTHGATE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE FOREST
9:00AM -11:00AM

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.

The 2018 MotorGearo Starts Tomorrow…

May 30, 2018

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Thirty classics and a savory crew of characters converge in remote Wisconsin for a weekend of serious driving and hearty camaraderie in what is establishing itself as one of the premier vintage rallies in the US.

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The Fuelfed MotorGearo Rally is One Week Out

May 22, 2018

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Our third annual Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 vintage rally is now full and drivers are making final preparations to their classics. We’re excited to have another great curated line-up of cars running this year. For 2018 we have several rally veterans driving from as far a Colorado.

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This year we’re seeing an uptick in British metal and downturn in German cars applying. The Italian mix has been consistent since the event inception. But everyone is well covered by the great job Hagerty does as one of our Vehicle Support Team.

We can smell the flourocarbons, cigars and cow pies already!

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Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® Barrington This Sunday Morning

May 4, 2018

This Sunday morning May 6, we continue our very successful Coffee & Classics series in Barrington for 2018. Each event draws an incredible new crop of classic European cars vastly different than what we see in Winnetka or Hinsdale or anywhere else for that matter.

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9:00am to 11:00am, May 6, 2018
The Foundry of Barrington, IL
710 West Northwest Highway (Route 14)

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Ambrosia will 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 $10 at the main gate to show your car. We encourage you to join Fuelfed and your $10 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 quality partners in alpha order:

Autosprint
Barrington Capital Partners
BTR-Chicago
Catalyst Communications
Continental AutoSports
The Finish line, Inc.
Imports Unlimited
Northshore Sportscars
Perfect Power
The Last Detail

History on Sale Saturday 3.10.18 at Continental Autosports in Hinsdale

March 9, 2018

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This Saturday (tomorrow) from 9:00 to 3:00 is the 40th Ferrari Literature, Art & Model Expo, at our friends Continental Auto Sports, Hinsdale, IL. The definitive Italian automobile memorabilia expo in the midwest set amongst modern and vintage vehicles. As a Fuelfed member, you’ll recognize some familiar faces.

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The Fuelfed Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet This Saturday 2.3.18

February 2, 2018

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We’re excited to see what’s for sale this Saturday (2.3.18) morning. Always an interesting mix of petroliana, vintage parts and rare literature. But most definitely a full dose of enthusiast camaraderie.

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Doors open at 10:00am to the public with a special presentation by Tom owner of  The Last Detail at 11:00am.

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

Please click parking map for designated spaces.

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Admission: 2017 & 2018 Fuelfed members $3 (bring your card), non-members $5. Cash or check at the door please.

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Fuelfed Parts Swap Meet 2.3.2018

December 27, 2017

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Fuelfed, Inc. together with The Last Detail will again be hosting our 5th annual Classic European Parts & Memorabilia Swap Meet on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Now you can sell all those rare items you collected for that classic you sold back in 2015. From SU carbs, Recaros & Protipos to vintage Road & Tracks, oil signage & tools, our Fuelfed community is vast and eclectic and what better audience to sell to than those who appreciate what you do.

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The swap meet will be 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 2018 Fuelfed membership info/renewal.

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SPECIFICS:

We will have forty (40) 10’x6′ floor slots  to sell items. You must pay & reserve your slot in advance. No tables or chairs will be provided. We ask that all items for sale be automotive related and relevant. Please no duct-tape rolls, tube socks or Barbie dolls (unless breathing).

Costs
Admission: Members $3 (bring your card), non-members $5. Cash or check at the door please.
Floor slots: Open to members only $25 (includes 1 admission). Please purchase & reserve your slot before January 30, 2018 by going to our secure PayPal link.

Date & Time
Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:30am to 10:00am: Floor slot set-up.
10:00am to 1:00pm: Swap Meet Open to public.
1:00pm to 2:00pm: Clean up.

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

Cancellation
The swap meet will only be cancelled if  there is a polar vortex punishing us again. Slot buyers will be notified by email. Event cancellation will also be posted on the Fuelfed home page.

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Happy Holidays

December 22, 2017

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He who has not Spirit in his heart will never find it under a tree.