Posts Tagged ‘Porsche’

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 Coffee & Classics Winnetka Featuring Ferrari

September 25, 2022

This Sunday morning (9.25), Winnetka will be seeing red as our 10th annual Ferrari feature takes over the streets. Only Fuelfed members and Ferraris for this one…no day passes this month.


We also want to thank @conautosports for being a continued Fuelfed sponsor all these years.

Zuffengruppe 5 August 21

August 6, 2022

The Midwest’s largest vintage Porsche event is 2 weeks out.

August 21, 2022
9am-2:00pm
Burlington Airport in Burlington, WI

@zuffengruppe is the Midwest’s original gathering for air-cooled and pre-1995 water-cooled classic Porsches.

Also new for 2022 is a special display area for pre-registered modern 911s, Boxsters and Caymans.

Zuffengruppe events have always kept things fresh with unique locations by learning from each previous event. 2022 brings us to the Burlington Airport in Burlington, WI. Vintage Porsches will be joined by vintage aircraft including historic Warbirds; most will be flying in from around the Midwest. Historic aircraft will be displayed next to Zuffengruppe Classics with our Vendor Village set between the two areas.
Zuffengruppe is always proud to support small and local by raising funds with a pancake breakfast served by the local high school and lunch served by the Burlington Fire Department with proceeds going to each.

Registered Porsches (classic & modern) will receive a reserved display space and the collectable Zuffengruppe swag.

Saturday night, August 20 is in the works for vintage Porsche street display in downtown Burlington in the quaint “LOOP” district from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Limited to 30 curated classic Porsches only.

Register at http://www.zuffengruppe.com for:

  1. Classic Display
  2. Modern Display
  3. Reserved Spectator Parking

Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Milwaukee This Sunday Morning

July 22, 2022

This Sunday morning we continue our Coffee & Classics series in Milwaukee. This month we are in the historic 3rd Ward. Should be a very unique event with our Euro classics in a vintage setting.

Fuelfed Coffee and Classics and the Perfect Sunday

June 27, 2022

Wow!
What a perfect day on Sunday in Winnetka. The weather was perfect. The local residents and their kids were out in force and the stunning variety of rare European classics was over the top!

Tight Fuelfed Community

May 28, 2022

Excellent morning at Fuelfed Coffee and Classics Douglas. Always great people and variety of classics. Proud to bring this exclusive community together.

This Was Better Than Christmas Or My Birthday

February 9, 2015

A package arrived on my doorstep last Friday. It was from Palo Alto Speedometer. Inside were my 1967 Porsche 912 gauges lovingly, meticulously and painstakingly refurbished.

Opening that box, I felt like a little kid again. I wanted to sleep with them that night but my wife wisely said no.

They came out really, really well. I can’t wait to see them back in the car.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

December 3, 2013

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Jalopnik writes the Porsche Carrera GT that took the life of Paul Walker last weekend is “not a car to mess with”. A former Porsche manager called it the “most dangerous car on the road.”

Porsche test driver and legend Walter Rohrl was scared of it and noted that it probably needed (and did not get) traction control after he completed a white-knuckle lap at speed in the rain at Nurburgring.

Jay Leno was oh so lucky after spinning a CGT out at Talledega.

What no one says is that it’s unsafe, poorly engineered or should not be driven. Graham Rahal said it was probably the finest road car ever made, but has to be treated with respect.

Whether it’s a Porsche Carrera GT, a gracefully aging M3 on a twisty Wisconsin road or even a pickup truck just going to the lumber yard, respect is the key word. We can’t take any vehicle for granted or forget what they can do to us – if we daydream.

If I was handed the keys to a Carrera GT? I’d definitely take one for a spi…a drive. Respectfully.

It’s hypnotic. You can’t stop watching.

May 10, 2013

Here is a video of 50 supercars entering the M6 tollway somewhere in the UK after a charity event of some sort (does it matter?). After 30 seconds or so we get bored with many web videos, but you end up watching this one to the very end…we were completely transfixed.

Pristine Day at Road America

October 18, 2010

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Crisp, clear and lots of track time

Last weekend found over 150 drivers enjoying some late season letter-perfect weather at Road America. There was plenty to look at and listen to, from a plethora of Porsches, a bushel of BMW’s, lots of Lotuses, volumes of Vipers…you get the picture. There was even a Jack Daniels NASCAR racer zooming around the track.

Lots of great metal at the track

This was another professional event put on by the great folks at MVP Track Time ( www.mvptracktime.com ). This was the first event at Road America for this group, and it won’t be the last.

Cars, brats and women. Is anything else necessary?

Yes, it was another beautiful day at Elkhart Lake. Certainly not as hot, or crowded, but the Gearbox Cafe was open for business and the driving was plentiful.

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A FuelFed Logo Spied

There was even an embarassing Fuelfed logo sighting (appears to be stolen)…All in all another great trip to Road America.