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 – Registered entrants “Start Your Engines” and your Festival weekend by joining us Friday evening, May 31st  for a Welcome Reception, sponsored by the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club (IFLBCC) at The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center

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 in 2024.

CBCF Banquet Celebrating our Featured Marques – Aston Martin and Austin-Healey Saturday June 1st, 2024 – 5:30 PM – The CBCF sit-down banquet will be held in the recently renovated Chateau Hotel and Conference Center’s ballroom.

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 +/- 25 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.

Additional details will be announced after January,  1, 2024.

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]

Kym Hodge, Event Registrar    [email protected]

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