CBCF 2020 – Friday Night Welcome Reception

Start your Champagne British Car Festival weekend by joining us Friday evening, May 29, 2020 for the CBCF Welcome Reception, sponsored by the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club.

Our reception is an informal Meet & Greet with fellow British car owners at the Host Hotel – Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center.

The reception will be held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on the interior patio area of the Double Tree Conference Center.

We hope you’ll enjoy the complimentary appetizers provided by the IFLBCC. A cash bar with a wide variety of beverage options will be available.

If you’re already registered for Sunday’s show, you may pick up your Welcome Packets at the reception.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet fellow British car enthusiasts, hang out and check out each other’s cars!
Not registered yet!?  Click here . . . http://www.CBCF-Bloomington.com   

March natter ‘n noggin

Join your fellow IFLBCC friends for our monthly Natter ‘n Noggin.  

March’s meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10th at Jack’s Cafe’ of LeRoy around 5:30 PM with dinner at 6:00 PM.

Address: Jack’s Cafe’ 210 Sunset Dr., LeRoy, IL 61752  Click For Directions.

Phone: (309) 962-8000

CRUISE: For those of you heading to Jack’s from the west, join us for a group drive along US 150. We’ll be meeting up at the Bloomington Freedom Oil gas station at the corner of Towanda-Barnes Rd. and 150. Departure time is approximately 5:15pm.  

RSVP – You can reply to this email or click “Going” on our Facebook Event

Hope to see you on the 10th!

CBCF Registration is NOW OPEN! – Click Here

http://www.IFLBCC.Club

RT66 “RUMBLE” INDOOR AUTO SHOW & SWAP FEST

Co-Sponsored by the Illinois Flatland British Car Club. This indoor multi-club car show will showcase cars from all of Central Illinois’ clubs. The event will feature cars for sale, a swap meet, bands, food, drawings and much more.

Flatlander’s will have slots for 10 to 14 cars. This is by invitation and there is no individual member charge to participate.

The IFLBCC will have a booth available to promote our club and the upcoming CBCF British car show.

More details will be announced by email and at Natter ‘n Noggins

https://midstatecruisers.weebly.com/club-events.html

CBCF 2020 – SATURDAY Schedule

CBCF 2020 – SATURDAY

The fun continues Saturday, May 30th, with a self-guided “Poker-Run” tour of local Route 66 and other attractions followed by a delicious sit-down banquet at our host hotel’s Conference Center, Double Tree by Hilton, 10 Brickyard Dr., Bloomington, IL

10:00AM – 3:00 PM Self-Guided Poker Chip Run

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

All participants will pick up their Poker Run Score Sheets and instructions at the 9:45 am Driver’s Meeting at the Double Tree Conference Center Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

All “Hands” must be turned in by 3:30 pm on Saturday. Prize winners will be announced at the banquet

5:30 PM | Cash Bar Social Hour

Hors D’oeuvres – Served throughout cocktail hour

  • Bacon Wrapped Dates
  • Vegetarian Spring Rolls
  • Sweet Hawaiian Chicken Bites

6:30 PM |Dinner

Combination Plate: Petite Bistro Sirloin Steak & Chicken Dijonaise (marinated chicken breast finely dusted in herb crumbs and roasted in a white grape and artichoke Dijon sauce) with oven roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes

Seafood Plate: Tilapia (tri-corn tortilla crusted tilapia with black bean and roasted corn salsa) and Yukon Gold potatoes

Vegetarian Plate:  Three cheese lasagna rolls rich ricotta, mozzarella and asiago cream cheese rolled in a pasta sheet, accompanied with marinara sauce and vegetable du jour.

7:30 PM | Entertainment 

  • Awards and Announcements – Saturday’s CBCF Poker Run Awards
  • Music by Jim & Tommy (of The Bygones) 

CBCF 2020 – SUNDAY

Beautiful Clover Lawn at David Davis Mansion in Bloomington, IL is the site of the 29th Annual Champagne British Car Show, Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The entire grounds will be festooned with colorful Union Jacks and manufacturer’s flags, including such venerable British marques as MG, Triumph, Jaguar and Austin Healey.  ALL Triumph cars are the featured marque for 2020.

Dawn Patrol

The Sunday Car Show is free to spectators, but donations to benefit the David Davis Mansion Foundation are encouraged.

7:00 AM Dawn Patrol – The Dawn Patrol has always been a highlight of the Champagne British Car Festival. It affords the chance to drive the less traveled scenic back roads on an early morning quest for breakfast. Click for more info…

9:00 AM| Registration opens at David Davis Mansion

The David Davis Mansion provides a historic backdrop to display over 125 classic British cars.   Music, food and beverage vendors will enhance your experience.  Tables and chairs will be available. 

12:30 PM| Award balloting closes

2:30 PM | Awards ceremony

The day concludes with awards for the top three cars in their individual classes.  The State Farm Cup is awarded for the car selected as the best among the previous year’s class winners. The People’s Choice award is voted on by show spectators. 

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

  • 4:00 PM | Mansion grounds close

Champagne British Car Festival 2020 Celebrates its 29th year in Central Illinois!

Champagne British Car Festival 2020 Celebrates its 29th 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?

  • Friday evening, May 29th 5:00pm – CBCF Welcome Reception.     Start your Champagne British Car Festival weekend by joining us Friday evening, May 29, 2020 for the CBCF Welcome Reception, sponsored by the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club.   Our reception is an informal Meet & Greet with fellow British car owners at the Host Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloominton
  • Saturday  May 30th – 10:00am  The fun continues with a self-guided “Poker-Run” tour of local Route 66 and other attractions followed by a delicious sit-down banquet at our host hotel’s Conference Center, Double Tree by Hilton, 10 Brickyard Dr., Bloomington, IL
  • Saturday 5:30pm  Cash Bar / Social HourHost Hotel Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701.  Hors D’oeuvresServed throughout cocktail hour.  Reserved parking area adjacent to host hotel.   Pre-Registration Packets Available
  • Saturday 6;30pm – Sit-down DinnerHost Hotel Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL. Combination (chicken & steak), Seafood and Vegetarian plate options available.  Options are selected during pre-registration. 
  • Entertainment – Awards and Music by Jim & Tommy – Saturday’s CBCF Poker Run Awards followed by Music by Jim & Tommy (of The Bygones)   
  • Sunday May 31st – Dawn Patrol – Dawn Patrol – Qik-n-EZ convenience store (1607 Morrissey Dr., Bloomington, IL) Group drive departs promptly at 7:00 am for scenic drive to Jack’s Café Family Dining. (210 Sunset Dr., LeRoy, IL).  Can’t make the drive?  Join us for breakfast at 8:00 am anyway!
  • Sunday May 31st  CBCF Car Show – The weekend culminates on Sunday, May 31st 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.  The entire grounds will be festooned with colorful Union Jacks and British car manufacturer’s flags. 

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

Triumph

ALL Triumph cars get the Featured Marque spotlight at the 29th annual Champagne British Car Festival being held May 31st at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington, IL.  

Triumph cars return as the 2020 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 2020.

The festival’s car show runs from 9:00 am until the awards ceremony at 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 31st.  Awards are presented for the top three cars in their individual classes and for the spectator selected “Peoples Choice”.  The State Farm Cup is awarded for the car selected as the best among the previous year’s class winners.

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.

2020 CBCF Event Flyer

Got A Question About the Champagne British Car Festival?

2019 Champagne British Car Festival

Champagne British Car Festival Celebrates its 28th 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?

  • The CBCF weekend begins Friday evening May 31st with an informal gathering of fellow British car owners in the Eastland Room of the Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center .
  • The fun continues Saturday June 1st with a self-guided “rally-style” tour of local car collections and a delicious sit-down banquet at the highly rated Biaggi’s Italian Restaurant.  
  • The Saturday evening banquet features this year’s Honorary Chairman and Guest Speaker, Burt Levy, the “World’s Fastest Novelist”.  Burt authored The Last Open Road , a story that transports the reader to the summer of 1952 and incredible characters that leading us on one hilarious adventure after another.  http://www.lastopenroad.com/index.html
  • The weekend culminates on Sunday, June 2nd 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.  The entire grounds will be festooned with colorful Union Jacks and British car manufacturer’s flags. 

More than 125 British cars are expected at this popular annual event, organized by members of the 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 Lotus cars get the Featured Marque spotlight at the 28th annual Champagne British Car Festival being held June 2nd at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington, IL.  

Lotus cars return as the 2019 CBCF Marque of the Year.  Lotus Cars is a British automotive company[4] that manufactures sports cars and racing cars in its headquarters in Hethel, United Kingdom. Lotus cars include the EspritElanEuropaEliseExige and Evora .  Lotus has had motor racing success with Team Lotus in Formula One.   ALL vintage and modern Lotus cars are encouraged to come strut their stuff as the Featured Marque for 2019.

The festival’s car show runs from 9:00 am until the awards ceremony at 2:30 pm on Sunday, June 2.  Awards are presented for the top three cars in their individual classes and for the spectator selected “Peoples Choice”.  The State Farm Cup is awarded for the car selected as the best among the previous year’s class winners.

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.

Got A Question About the Champagne British Car Festival?

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2018 IFLBCC Annual Meeting Adgenda

2018

ILLINOIS FLATLAND BRITISH CAR CLUB

ANNUAL MEETING ADGENDA

February 24, 2018

 

Financial Report

Representative continuation for 2018 – Nominations for 2019

Activity Calendar Printout. Club “Tag” Cards

Natter ‘n Noggin sign-up sheet

Activity Suggestions, Locations, Cars & Coffee

Activities Committee volunteers

Website & Facebook – Member Gallery

Insurance – Events – NAMGBR

CBCF – Dave Hauman & Jim Broach

Mid-State Cruisers – Don Kopeck – IFLBCC Affiliation

Other business