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The CBCF is only One Week AWAY! Pre-Registration Ends Midnight May 31st

Pre-registration for the Champagne British Car Festival (CBCF) 2022 ENDS on midnight, May 31st! It’s time to register and get the dates added to your car show bucket list! CBCF-Bloomington.com

This year the CBCF begins Friday June 3rd and concludes with the main attraction car show on the grounds of the David Davis Mansion, Bloomington, IL Sunday June 5th.

We expect another great showing of all marques and years, highlighted by Triumph, our 2022 featured marque. CBCF-Bloomington.com.

#cbcf2022

Pub Night in the Courtyard – June 4th

The Courtyard Critters are getting excited to see the British 🇬🇧 car owners at Pub Night in The Courtyard 🎶🍻.

Saturday’s English Pub Night will be in the DoubleTree’s open-air courtyard on June 4th. 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. #CBCFPubNight

Pre-Registration REQUIRED! – https://iflbcc.club/cbcf-saturday/

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Come Celebrate with US at CBCF 2022!

The Champagne British Car Festival weekend coincides with the culmination of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 🎉. Let’s show the Queen 🇬🇧 that WE know how to party!

  • May 28-June 5 – British Car Week
  • June 3 – Welcome at The Station
  • June 4 – Rt 66/Atlanta IL Cruise-in
  • June 4 – Pub Night in the Courtyard
  • June 5 – CBCF at David Davis Mansion
  • CBCF-Bloomington.com
  • Pre-Registration ends midnight May 31st!

From The Queen’s English:

Excitement over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is mounting with tens of thousands of street parties set to take place across the UK to mark the occasion over the long bank holiday weekend. At least 12 million people will be attending Jubilee parties and events on village greens or in local venues for the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne, adding that the figure is a “modest” estimate.

On Thursday, 2 June, the celebrations will kick off with Trooping the Colour, with members of the Royal Family due to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the fly-past.

There will be a traditional service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral the following day.

God Bless the Queen! ♥️#platiumjubilee #70years

In The NEWS! The Illinois Flat Land British Car Club (IFLBCC) is in British Marque

Watch your mailbox or inbox for the June edition of the British Marque Car Club News.

The Illinois Flat Land British Car Club ( www.IFLBCC.club ) is now a Participating Member.

We’ll be doing a follow-up story on the CBCF in the July edition as well as some new stories on our event at the Highland Games and other event successes by our members.

Do YOU have a story to tell? Drop me a line at bjdavis@paddysgarage.com and you may see your name in print!

Celebrate British Car Week at the Champagne British Car Festival June 5th

British Car Week is an annual awareness week intended for owners of Classic British Cars to get their cars out of the garage and drive them. While doing so, all who are involved will help create awareness of the classic British car hobby in local communities wherever there is participation.

Did you know the British Car Week culminates with the Champagne British Car Festival on June 5, 2022? CBCF-Bloomington.com

It doesn’t matter whether your car is in better than new condition, or perhaps it’s a less than perfect unrestored gem, we love them all! As long as it can be safely driven down the road, this is a great opportunity to show off your favorite car and take advantage of what British car motoring is all about.

Meanwhile, if you want to drive your car and need some ideas for places to go . . . Plan on joining us for the Atlanta, IL Cruise-in and Poker Chip Run on June 4th! Drives, pop-up street show, car collections and more! https://facebook.com/events/s/cbcf-atlanta-il-cruise-in-car-/1318354025270623/

British car events are always a lot of fun, and a great place to meet others who share the same enthusiasm for our beloved old British transportation of the past.

https://www.britishcarweek.org/

https://www.britishcarweek.org/events.html

https://www.britishcarweek.org/bcw_002.html

IT’S A DATE! 2022 CBCF Program Calendar

We want to thank ALL Illinois Flat Land British Car Club Sponsors for this year’s CBCF Program Calendar which will be included in our participant’s Welcome Bags.

https://simplebooklet.com/cbcf2022calendarindd

The CBCF is one of David Davis Mansion’s largest events which directly translates into contributions to their efforts.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau also recognizes the impact of our Festival and has offered their continued endorsement.

Please tell our Sponsors that you SAW their ad in the CBCF Program Calendar and appreciate their support of our hobby.

Finally, a HUGE THANKS to our IFLBCC member David Fitch for the design & production of this year’s Program Calendar

CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW CALENDAR

https://simplebooklet.com/cbcf2022calendarindd

CBCF Route 66 Atlanta, IL Cruise-In

Join the FUN!  We’ve created a Route 66-themed Poker Chip Run and Pop-up ALL British car show destination to showcase the restaurants and attractions on the Mother Road in our area.

We’re anticipating 30-40 British cars will be cruising down old Route 66 on Saturday June 4th, 2022 to our ultimate destination . . .Historic Atlanta, IL.

Atlanta’s tourism office ( https://www.facebook.com/visitatlantail ) will be rolling out the red carpet during the Champagne British Car Festival’s All British car street show. They are opening up their museums, shops and restaurants especially for our Saturday visit.

While you’re there, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to visit the Route 66 attractions that are all within easy walking distance of our downtown car show.

We plan to have opportunities for a group photo shoot and maybe even individual shots in front of the iconic Atlanta Route 66 billboard.

Click the link to view their digital guide to Atlanta, IL! https://simplebooklet.com/theultimateguidetoatlantail

Burgers & Brits – CBCF Cruise-in and Pop-up Car Show

The Champagne British Car Festival 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 for our use.

Fresh as fresh gets! Chubby’s, a locally owned & run hometown spot, will be cooking up classic style griddle burgers and fries, grilled cheese baskets and salads for those lucky cruisers that have pre-ordered their meals during event pre-registration. Beverages and dessert are included.

The Chubby’s box lunches will be delivered to the Atlanta Museum’s Ballroom above the Arch St. car show. We’ll have the tables set up and ready for lunch. Do yourself a favor and make a point to order lunch during pre-registration!

There will be several more opportunities to collect Poker Chip Run chips during your Atlanta visit. Poker Chip Run awards will be presented during the evening’s Pub Night in the Courtyard – Meet & Greet  More information.

IMPORTANT! You MUST pre-register and pay for Cruise-in Box Lunches (optional) and the English Pub Night in advance at the time of Registration. Meal and Entry Tickets will be included in your registration envelope.

Misspend your youth all over again – one quarter at a time! (and most are FREE)

The Champagne British Car Festival is hosting a Cruise-in to Historic Atlanta, IL, on Saturday June 4th, where the main street will be blocked off for our mini All-British Car Show.

During the optional box lunch break the City will be opening up their Route 66 and Pinball museums for our use. 

The Route 66 Arcade Museum focuses on arcade games from 1935 through 1980. Although it contains primarily Electro-Mechanical (EM) games, there are about 15-20 early videogames on display (and ready to be played) as well.

Visit their Facebook page for some (dated) pictures of some of their machines. Route 66 Arcade Museum Facebook Page

Location: 201 Southeast Race Street – Route 66 Arcade Museum Visit Atlanta, IL