CBCF 2025 Overview

Champagne British Car Festival 2025 Celebrates its 34th year in Central Illinois!

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

Welcome Reception & Event Packet Pickup – Friday, May 30, 2025, 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 the Chateau Hotel and Convention Center – Scavenger Hunt and Special Activities Saturday,  May 31, 2025 – 9:00 AM The Chateau’s Convention Center, which 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.

Our 2025 Scavenger Hunt and other Special Activities will take advantage of the area’s lake roads, small town sights and area restaurants. 

The Boot Sale/Swap Meet IS BACK!  The Chateau’s parking lot 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 & Silent AuctionSaturday May 31, 2025 – 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 Charity Silent Auction will be BACK for 2025!

CBCF Car ShowSunday June 1, 2025 – 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 Jaguar cars get the Featured Marque spotlight at this year’s Champagne British Car Festival  

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 1st, 2025.  

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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