CBCF 2024 Overview

Champagne British Car Festival 2024 Celebrates its 33rd year in Central Illinois!

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

Welcome Reception & Event Packet Pickup – Friday, 31, 2024, 5:00 to 9:00 PM –We’ll be keeping the popular Friday evening Welcome Reception & Event Packet Pickup sponsored by the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club (IFLBCC) at The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center.  Pre-Registered entrants will have the opportunity to pick up their weekend information packet and stay for our British Pub Mixer.  Along with the cash bar, we’ll be providing a variety of pizzas and snacks to enjoy as you renew old friendships and make new ones.  We’ll have lots of group parking outside the Conference Center where an impromptu car show is sure to develop.

Cars & Coffee at Davis Lodge – Scavenger Hunt and Special Activities Saturday,  June 1st 2024 – 9:00 AM The fun continues Saturday morning, June 1, 2024 at our first time ever venue – Davis Lodge at Lake Bloomington. This beautiful lodge will be the hub for all of Saturday’s activities until the sit-down banquet at the Chateau Conference Center. Watch the What’s New? section of this website for more details.

Saturday morning activities will begin with a Cars & Coffee at Davis Lodge.  The site of the lodge overlooks the widest expanse of Lake Bloomington and makes for a beautiful backdrop our classic cars.  We plan on providing some morning refreshments for early-bird attendees. The two separate screened rooms and a large patio overlooking Lake Bloomington are perfect for enjoying a morning beverage.

Our Planning Committee is working on our first-ever CBCF Scavenger Hunt and other Special Activities that will all start and end at Lake Bloomington’s Davis lodge.  The planned Scavenger Hunt will take advantage of the area’s lake roads, small town sights and area restaurants. 

Last year’s event survey suggested that many would enjoy a Boot Sale/Swap Meet.  The Davis Lodge will be an excellent venue for that, once the Scavenger Hunter’s are back from their drive. Watch the What’s New? section of the www.IFLBCC.club  website for more details.

CBCF Banquet featuring professional comedian, Jeremy Nunes Saturday June 1st, 2024 – 5:30 PM Saturday’s activities will be capped off with our traditional CBCF Banquet.  The sit-down banquet will again be held in the renovated Chateau Hotel and Conference Center’s ballroom.  We’ll have designated parking to display our cars and provide lots of opportunities for mixing with fellow enthusiasts before dinner.  Our Planning Committee is also exploring the possibility of holding a Silent Auction throughout the evening.

CBCF Car ShowSunday June 2, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 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 at this popular annual event, organized by members of the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club.   The festival includes music, vendors, food and beverage options, tables and chairs to enjoy your meal and drinks. 

ALL Aston-Martin and Austin-Healey cars get the Featured Marque spotlight at this year’s Champagne British Car Festival  

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.

The Festival’s car show is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and holds its awards ceremony at 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024.  

Awards – All registered vehicles will be entered into one of +/- 30 marque specific classes.  Voting will be a “Popular Vote” by registered participants. The total number of Class awards will be based on the number of cars pre-registered.

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.

The CBCF receives significant financial and social media support from the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau each year. Our Festival wouldn’t be the same without them.


Jim Broach Co-Chair:           [email protected]

Brian Davis Co-Chair:           [email protected]

Alan Kleinschmidt Co-Chair         [email protected]

Event Registrar    [email protected]

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