ILLINOIS FLATLAND BRITISH CAR CLUB
ANNUAL MEETING ADGENDA
February 24, 2018
Representative continuation for 2018 – Nominations for 2019
Activity Calendar Printout. Club “Tag” Cards
Natter ‘n Noggin sign-up sheet
Activity Suggestions, Locations, Cars & Coffee
Activities Committee volunteers
Website & Facebook – Member Gallery
Insurance – Events – NAMGBR
CBCF – Dave Hauman & Jim Broach
Mid-State Cruisers – Don Kopeck – IFLBCC Affiliation
Champagne British Car Festival 2018 Celebrates its 27th year in Central Illinois!
The Champagne British Car Festival (CBCF) had its beginnings as an all-British car show held at a community college in Springfield, IL. It soon relocated to Urbana-Champaign in the spring of 1992. In 2010, the festival moved to Bloomington, IL where the show found its current location at the David Davis Mansion on the City’s near east side. The CBCF Committee Members at the festival have always worked hard to give the CBCF an identity of its own.
What’s happen at the Champagne British Car Festival THIS YEAR?
- Organized activities begin on Friday evening June 1st with an informal gathering of care owners at our host hotel. The host hotel for 2018 will be the Bloomington Hawthorn Suites.
- Saturday June 2 will start with a group drive from the host hotel over scenic backroads to a lunch destination . You will return to downtown Bloomington to reserved parking around the historic courthouse, now the McLean Co. Museum of History.
- Saturday evening’s banquet will be at Michael’s Restaurant and feature our speaker for the evening, Tim Suddard, publisher and founder of Classic Motorsports magazine.
- The weekend festivities will be capped on Sunday afternoon June 3 with an All-British car display.
More than 140 British cars are expected at this popular annual event, organized with the help from members of the Flat Land British Car Club. Along with the usual influx of MGs, Triumphs, and Austin-Healeys, other British marques on display include Jaguar, Bentley, Cobra, Morgan, Lotus, Mini, DeLorean and Rootes.
ALL Mini/MINI cars get the Featured Marque spotlight at the 27th annual Champagne British Car Festival being held June 3 at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington.
The Mini/MINI will return as the 2018 CBCF Marque of the Year. The Mini is the little car that can. It’s the little vehicle that won three of four Monte Carlo road rallies in the ’60s, besting all the better-known competitors. More than 5.7 million Minis have been sold since it was first introduced by British Motor Corp. in 1959. It disappeared from the American scene in the mid-’70s when it didn’t meet safety and emission standards, reappearing in 2002 under the current ownership of BMW. ALL vintage and modern MINIs are encouraged to come strut their stuff as the Featured Marque for 2018
The festival’s car show runs from 8:30 a.m. until the awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. The day will conclude with awards for best of show and best in individual classes. A Premiere Class award will also be given for the car selected as the best among the previous year’s class winners.
For more information, visit www.cbcf-bloomington.com or the IFLBCC Facebook Event – Click Here
We’re updating our Member Gallery in the club’s new website and need your help.
The Member Gallery is designed to include a favorite photo of your car(s) along with your name and a brief description of your car (Year, Make, Model, and a short description)
Right now the Member Gallery has some “place-holder” photos to give you an idea of what it will look like. Most of the captions have only the owner’s name and make of their car. The last photo in the gallery has an example of a larger description. I would suggest that we keep descriptions to no more than 50-100 words?
You can reply to the recently sent email or send me a message from your favorite email software mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
At a minimum include a car photo, your name, and the year, make and model of your car. After that . . . it’s up to you! You can view the gallery at http://iflbcc.club/member-gallery/
Thanks for your help!
Illinois Flat Land British Car Club