CBCF 2022 – June 3-5, 2022

Champagne British Car Festival 2022 Celebrates its 31st 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. 

What’s happening at the Champagne British Car Festival THIS YEAR?

Welcome Packet PickupFriday, June 3rd, 2022 4:00 to 7:00 PM –  Start your Champagne British Car Festival weekend by joining us Friday evening, June 3, 2022 at The Station Saloon to pick up your Event Welcome Packet.   We’ll have tables reserved on The Station Saloon’s patio from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Grab your welcome packet and then join your fellow British car enthusiasts on the patio! More Information.

Atlanta, IL Cruise-In & Pop-up All-British Car Show Saturday,  June 4th, 2022 – 9:00 AM  – The CBCF is hosting a Cruise-in to Historic Atlanta, IL where the main street will be blocked off for our Pop-up All-British Car Show. During the optional box lunch break the City will be opening up their Route 66 and Pinball museums. The drive includes a visit to a local car collection that you do NOT want to miss!

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You’ll want to participate in our version of a Poker Run with awards to be presented during the evening’s English Pub Night – Meet & Greet  More Information. 

Pub Night & Poker Run Awards Saturday June 4th, 2022 – 6:00 PM  Host HotelDouble Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington IL.   Our Saturday night English Pub gathering will be in the DoubleTree’s open-air courtyard.   Catered hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening as we present the CBCF Poker Run Awards and enjoy live music by Jim & Tommy (of The Bygones). Cash bar available..  Reserved British-Car Parking will be adjacent to the hotel’s Conference Center.   Pre-Registration Packets Available More Information.

Dawn Patrol Sunday June 5th, 2022 8:00 AM – Planning to arrive at David Davis Mansion for the Car Show early? Our food vendor, Redbird Catering, will be on the the grounds by 8:00am with a menu of biscuits & gravy, a breakfast sandwich, pastries, coffee and water.

CBCF Car ShowSunday June 5th, 20229:00 AM – 4:00 PM– The weekend culminates with the Champagne British Car Show on beautiful Clover Lawn of David Davis Mansion, Bloomington, IL.  The David Davis Mansion provides a wonderful backdrop to display over 125 British cars.  The festival includes music, vendors, food and beverage options, tables and chairs to enjoy your meal and drinks. More Information.

This year, Redbird Catering will be adding a British favorite, Fish & Chips, to their typical menu. Gramma Nanna’s will also be on hand with delicious cookies, ice cream, shakes and floats.

More than 125 British cars are expected at this popular annual event, organized by members of the Illinois 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 and Rootes.


ALL Triumph cars get the Featured Marque spotlight at this year’s Champagne British Car Festival  

Triumph cars return as the 2022 CBCF Marque of the Year.  Triumph is a British automotive company with a rich history dating back to 1885.  The post-war revival of Triumph occurred in 1953, when the company released the TR2 sports car, which became the father of a whole series of sports cars and sedans, produced until 1980.     ALL Triumph cars are encouraged to come strut their stuff as the Featured Marque for 2022.

The Festival’s car show is open to the public from 10:00 AM and holds its awards ceremony at 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 5th, 2022. 

Awards – All registered vehicles will be entered into a single “non-marque specific class”. Voting will be a “Popular Vote” by registered participants. The total number of awards will be based on the number of cars registered.

Separate awards will be presented for the top three cars in the Featured Marque category and one for the spectator selected “Peoples Choice” category. 

For more information, visit www.cbcf-bloomington.com  or the IFLBCC Facebook Event – Click Here

As with most car shows, the enthusiasts who volunteer their time and  efforts have made the CBCF what it is today. The Champagne British Car Festival has become an annual event for many British car enthusiasts in the Midwest since 1991.


Jim Broach Co-Chair:           cbcftreas@gmail.com

Brian Davis Co-Chair:           bjdavis@PaddysGarage.com

Alan Kleinschmidt Co-Chair         alankleinschmidt@yahoo.com

Kym Hodge, Event Registrar    cbcfreg@gmail.com

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