Secret Lives of Old Cars

March 30, 2017 by

 

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So we were coming back from Putnam Raceway after a full day of high revving whoopy, when Frank’s 2002 started misfiring. So we pulled over at a cool old repair shop on a remote country road to investigate. Frank dug around the engine compartment as he usually does and Shahin supervised. I walked around the shop property to see what lay under the old canvas tarps. As I came around west end of the building, I thought I saw something move in the lot. After ignoring my better judgement, I continued looking in the side windows. When I returned to Shahin & Frank oblivious to what was happening, there they were, moving in for the inquisition…

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Fuelfed Drive Season Start-Up Social…Just Great People!

March 28, 2017 by

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Our Drive Season Start-Up Social was quite the success last Tuesday evening. Over 100 seasoned members and new initiates mingled in Wilmette’s new little downtown gem. We are proud of our diverse membership and the great attitude they bring to our classic car culture. Every party brings future friends together.

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Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 Vintage Road Rally Open for Registration

March 24, 2017 by

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We are excited to continue our successful Fuelfed MotorGearo 250 rally again in 2017.  The MG250 is a true vintage European road rally and will be run on June 2-3, 2017. This is a curated driving event for vintage European vehicles running two days over eight well-sorted stages through rural Wisconsin. We’ve learned from our vast touring adventures over the past twenty five years and have worked hard to give a unique and varied driving experience that accentuates classic car ownership. The format is structured, yet casual in the famous Fuelfed tradition.

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No Fuelfed adventure can be complete without great food. We’ve refined the culinary experiences to match the vintage flavor by supporting the best locally-owned establishments along our routes.

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If you are looking for a slow guided group tour around the country and banquet hall dinners, this is not that event.

The MG250 is limited to thirty cars (3.5 liters and under manufactured prior to 1990). We will curate the entrant vehicles based on varied criteria, but overall, on unique diversity. We want everyone to be excited they are driving with other smaller classics they would otherwise never have an opportunity to experience on the open road.

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We are again proud to have Hagerty on board with roadside service to add a piece of mind over the long weekend adventure.

MG250 registration is open and all the details can be found at MotorGearo.com.

Volunteers are needed!

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History for Sale at Continental Autosports in Hinsdale This Saturday

March 22, 2017 by

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This Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 is the 39th 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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Fuelfed Drive Season Start-up Social This Tuesday Evening

March 19, 2017 by

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Drive Season Start-up party this Tuesday evening March 21st.

Come share fine wine and local craft beer with other Fuelfed members in an intimate tasting lounge in downtown Wilmette.

If the weather cooperates, awaken the sleeping beauty in the garage. Limited classic parking in front of the event.

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.
There will be a list at the door for those who have not yet received their packets in the mail.

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Classic Car Etiquette

March 13, 2017 by

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Now remember, please ask before you touch anything.

10 Fuelfed Member Cars at Amelia Island

March 10, 2017 by

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For those members of Fuelfed that have frequented our exclusive events, you will recognize these incredible cars. The RM auction at Amelia Island this weekend will see ten Fuelfed member classics cross the block. While we’re sad to see them leave the club, but grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with each of them (even driving one at 10/10ths around Gingerman) and appreciate how they’ve been part of the fabric that has made Fuelfed so very special.

We won’t go into detail about each car, we’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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1. 1961 Ferrari 250SWB Berlinetta

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2. 1955 Alfa Romeo SS Coupe Zagato

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3. 1954 Mercedes Benz Gullwing

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4. 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe by Frua

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5. 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider

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6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB

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7. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

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8. 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flat floor, Welded Louvers

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9. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0

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10. 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

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Fuelfed Drive Season Startup Social

February 18, 2017 by

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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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Honoring the Helmet

February 10, 2017 by

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Recent owner of Noble Automotive Ltd. and FFG100 founder Peter D., pauses at turn one, Sears Point Raceway.

Hand Car Wash

February 4, 2017 by

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It’s always important to keep your vehicles salt-free and here in the rust-belt we like to wash our cars by hand and let them air-dry.

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