Never Forget

May 25, 2020 by

God bless those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep America free. We will never forget.

More MotorGearo Routing

May 24, 2020 by

Yes you can get air on the first one. ☠️

Pucker Up

May 23, 2020 by

Little pucker moment at 70mph while testing the routing on the #fuelfedmotorgearo today.

Coveste

May 14, 2020 by

Good people doing good things…quietly.

The Gentleman Driver

April 27, 2020 by

Fuelfed member George K. taking his E-Type through its paces during an early morning exercise. Top down mask on is the new norm…for now.

Fuelfed Virtual Member Garage Night

April 18, 2020 by

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 Garage Night at Northshore Sportscars

April 16, 2020 by

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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.

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Sterling Moss Passes

April 15, 2020 by

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 by

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 Fuelfed.com 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 by

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.

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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