Since 1986 the British Car Festival has invited all British cars (and their owners) to gather and enjoy the day together. For more than thirty years between 400 and 600 British cars, from Morris Minor to Rolls Royce and Bentley have taken the field. Awards are given in more than thirty categories. Seventeen area clubs participate. This is the biggest British car festival in Midwest, so don’t miss it! Registration for a first car is $25 if paid in advance. A second car from the same owner is $10. See the website to register.
*** Cancelled *** All British Car Show Over 125 Classic Vehicles Historical David Davis Mansion Food, Vendors, Music & More
Registered entrants “Start Your Engines” by joining us Friday evening, May 31, 2019, for a welcome reception sponsored by the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club (IFLBCC). The fun continues Saturday with a self-guided “rally-style” tour of local car collections, followed by a delicious sit-down banquet at the highly rated Biaggi’s Italian Restaurant. This year’s Honorary Chairman and Guest Speaker at Saturday’s dinner is Burt Levy. Burt authored The Last Open Road, a story that transports the reader to the summer of 1952 and incredible characters that lead us on one hilarious adventure after another. Burt will also join us for Sunday’s show. A “Dawn Patrol” breakfast drive is planned for early risers on Sunday, June 2. Travel scenic back roads and meet with other cool British car owners before Sunday’s show. Beautiful Clover Lawn at David Davis Mansion in […]
The British Car Festival features one of the finest displays of British cars and motorcycles in the USA. Where else could you experience Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Triumph, MG, Lotus, Morris, Morgan, Jaguar, Jensen Healey, Mini Cooper, Sunbeam, English Ford, Delorean, Metropolitan, Land Rover, Riley, Rolls Royce and TVR vehicles so close and personal? This is your chance to talk with the owners, make new friends and maybe…shop around for that British vehicle you’ve always dreamed of owning! Any British auto or motorcycle qualifies and may be registered to participate. All registrant show vehicles must carry valid and current registration and insurance coverage per state liability requirements! Any individual can attend to view as a spectator free of charge.
A whole weekend of British Car fun with honorary chairman Tim Suddard of Classic Motorsports magazine, starting with a social hour on Friday evening. Saturday will begin with a drive in the country and lunch, then return to downtown Bloomington to join in the activities of Steam Punk, concluding with a banquet and presentation by Tim. Sunday will be the public show on the historic grounds of the mansion.
The 26 annual Champagne British Car Festival will be held June 2,3 & 4, 2017 in Bloomington, Illinois. DeLorean has been chosen as the featured marque. The Sunday public show on the lawn of the historic David Davis Mansion will feature the Mecum Auction “Mobile Experience” trailer and the McNuty Irish Dancers. For anyone who has watched one of the Mecum auctions on TV, you know how glamorous this side of car auctions can be. The glossy paint, rare cars and high-rollers willing to bid up to get what they want make for an exciting event. But that excitement had been limited to the people who happen to watch the auctions on TV or get to one in person, until Mecum joined up with Spevco to create a mobile marketing unit that brings that excitement out on the road. “When they came to us, […]
This meet is intended for all marques of British cars. This is not a car show. The goal is to provide a meeting place for buyers and sellers of used parts, new parts, accessory items, tools, memorabilia, and just about anything else of interest to the British car enthusiast. The 21st meet promises to be the best yet! It has become a regional event! The site is an indoor heated facility that is centrally located in the Chicago area. Last year over 800 buyers attended, and the vendor spaces were nearly sold out. This event has had strong support from all of the British car clubs in the Chicago area, and this year looks to be bigger than ever before.
DeLorean Convention and Show (DCS 2016) from July 21 – July 23 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL. The Convention Registration varies based on days attended and evening dinners, but the All DeLorean Car Show is free to the public on Saturday, July 23. Donations accepted for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Fund First Time” DCS VIP Guests Colleen Booth, personal secretary for John Z. DeLorean (DMC years) from mid-70’s to early 80’s Ronnie Arnold, one of the drivers of the 50K Endurance Testing (using pre-production DeLoreans) George Levy, auto journalist who attended the DeLorean Junket for the DeLorean’s Initial Release Phyllis Sutton, former DMC Secretary, (Employee #21) wife of Nick Sutton “Returning” DCS VIP Guests Nick Sutton, former DMC Executive, (Employee #16) author of The DeLorean Story Bob Gale, writer and producer of the Back to […]
The 25th anniversary celebration of the Champagne British Car Festival will be held on June 3, 4, & 5 in Bloomington, Illinois with John Twist of University Motors as our special guest. Additional information can be had at CBCF-Bloomington.com.