Happy St. Patrick’s Day – CBCF Style!

☘️Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️ Jim & Tommy will be CBCF’s Saturday Pub Night entertainment!

Our Saturday night English Pub Night gathering will be in the DoubleTree’s open-air courtyard.   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.   Pre-Registration Packets Available   

Don’t forget your Entry Ticket!

Register Today! Join us for a night of fun, laughter and good friends. 🇬🇧https://iflbcc.club/cbcf-2020-registration/

Add the CBCF to your 2022 Car Show Bucket List!

It’s official!! Registration for the Champagne British Car Festival (CBCF) 2022 is now open. It’s time to register and get the dates added to your car show bucket list! Click Here: https://iflbcc.club/cbcf-2020-registration/

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.

The weekend begins with a “Welcome Packet Meet and Greet” on Friday, followed by the Saturday morning drive down Rt 66 to Atlanta, IL The drive begins with a stop at a local automobile collection that is NOT to be missed! We’ll then cruise on to Historic Atlanta, IL where the main street will be blocked off for our Pop-up All-British car show and Poker Chip Run.

Our Saturday night English Pub gathering will be in the DoubleTree’s open-air courtyard. 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.

Our food vendor will be on the grounds by 8:00 AM, Sunday morning, June 5, with a menu of biscuits & gravy, a breakfast sandwich, pastries, coffee and water. 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.

Please visit the CBCF website and Facebook pages for more about the Festival and weekend activities

You can register electronically on our website using PayPal. There is a discount for early registrations so get your form submitted before June1, 2022. We look forward to seeing you and your car at CBCF!

Register Here: https://iflbcc.club/cbcf-2020-registration/

All NEW CBCF Clothing for 2022!

Don’t forget to order your CBCF 2022 Event apparel ONLINE ONLY by May 16th! Click Here for more information https://iflbcc.club/cbcf-regalia/

For 2022, we’ve partnered with Minerva Promotions to supply the Champagne British Car Festival with quality Gilden T-shirts, Long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies that you can pick up throughout the Festival weekend.

How Does It Work? Click Here to open the CBCF Webstore hosted by Minerva Productions. Select the product, style, color and size(s) you need for your family and place your secure order by May 16, 2022. THAT’S IT!

Webstore: https://orders.minervapromotions.com/champagne…/shop/home#cbcf2022

The CBCF Experience!

In 2021 the US was just coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Champagne British Car Festival was READY to welcome British car owners from throughout the mid-west.

CBCF 2021 was a “NO” Event – No registration, no fees, no awards, no classes, no voting, etc. etc. You’ll notice in the video that cars could group in traditional classes or in more informal groupings.

It was all about the CELEBRATION of our love of British cars and sharing them with others.

We hope to see you in 2022 http://www.CBCF-Bloomington.com

The Station Saloon – Welcome Packet & Regalia Pickup on Friday, June 3rd

Start your Champagne British Car Festival weekend by joining us Friday evening, June 3, 2022 at The Station Saloon to pick up your Event Welcome Packet.   We’ll have tables reserved on The Station Saloon’s patio from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Grab your welcome packet and then join your fellow British car enthusiasts on the patio!

For our informal Meet & Greet, we’ve reserved a block of tables on The Station’s patio. Pick up your welcome packet and then join the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club members on The Station’s patio for a drink or order from their full menu.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet fellow British car enthusiasts, hang out and check out each other’s cars!

The Station Saloon 1611Morrisey Dr. Bloomington, IL  https://www.facebook.com/stationsaloon/

CBCF 2022 Registration is OPEN!

[Click Here to Register]

It’s official!! Registration for the Champagne British Car Festival (CBCF) 2022 is now open. [Click Here]  It’s time to register and get the dates added to your car show bucket list! 

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.

The weekend begins with a “Welcome Packet Meet and Greet” on Friday, followed by the Saturday morning drive down Rt 66 to Atlanta, IL The drive begins with a stop at a local automobile collection that is NOT to be missed!  We’ll then cruise on to Historic Atlanta, IL where the main street will be blocked off for our Pop-up All-British car show and Poker Chip Run.

Our Saturday night English Pub gathering will be in the DoubleTree’s open-air courtyard.   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.

Our food vendor will be on the grounds by 8:00 AM, Sunday morning, June 5, with a menu of biscuits & gravy, a breakfast sandwich, pastries, coffee and water. 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.

Please visit the CBCF website and Facebook pages for more about the Festival and weekend activities

You can register electronically on our website using PayPal. There is a discount for early registrations so get your form submitted before June1, 2022. We look forward to seeing you and your car at CBCF!

Jim Broach Co-Chair:           cbcftreas@gmail.com

Brian Davis Co-Chair:           bjdavis@PaddysGarage.com

Alan Kleinschmidt Co-Chair          alankleinschmidt@yahoo.com

Kym Hodge – Registrar                 cbcfreg@gmail.com   

2022 Champagne British Car Festival

CBCF 2022 Event Apparel Webstore is OPEN – Custom Colors and Designs

Custom Printed Quality Clothing by Minerva of Bloomington, IL –

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

We’ve partnered with Minerva Promotions to supply Champagne British Car Festival with quality Gilden shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies that you can pick up throughout the Festival weekend.

How Does It Work? Click Here to open the CBCF Webstore hosted by Minerva Productions. Select the product, style, color and size(s) you need for your family and place your secure order by May 16, 2022. THAT’S IT!

Why Do I Need To Order By May 16? Once Minerva has ALL of the orders for 2022, they will custom print all of the products and individually package and label them for pick-up during the CBCF Weekend. Then need approximately 3-week lead time to get all of that completed.

2022 CBCF Registration is COMING SOON!

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

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – Route 66 Cruise-in – The Champagne British Car Festival is hosting a Cruise-in to Historic Atlanta, IL where the Main St. will be blocked off for our Pop-Up All-British Car Show. The City will be hosting our box lunch break and opening up their Route 66 and Pinball museums. The drive will also include stops at private automobile and vintage toy collections. You’ll want to also participate in our version of a Poker Run with awards to be presented during the evening’s Pub Night – Meet & Greet  https://iflbcc.club/

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – Pub Night – Meet & Greet – The Champagne British Car Festival is hosting a cash bar Pub Night Meet & Greet in the British theme decorated “Outdoor” Courtyard of the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, IL. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and visit with old ones.   https://iflbcc.club/

Sunday, June 5, 2022 – CBCF Car Show – 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.   https://iflbcc.club/

The festival’s car show is open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022. 

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.

For 2022, the CBCF has received significant support from the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site.

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

2nd Annual IFLBCC Harvest Days Cruise-in & Picnic – Sugar Grove Nature Center (Funk’s Grove)

WHAT: Join us for the final IFLBCC Cruise-in and Picnic at the Sugar Grove Nature Center in Historic Funks Grove! The Sugar Grove Nature Center (SGNC) pavilion and firepit provide the perfect Fall setting for a safe and “socially distanced” gathering.  

  • The pavilion has lots of picnic tables and can be partially sheltered if necessary.
  • SCNC provided privies are available nearby. 
  • Due to COVID, we will not be providing or sharing food items.
  • Please bring whatever you would like to eat & drink, along with table service for yourselves.
  • Weiner roasting sticks will be available for use at the FIRE PIT!  (Tip: Bring camping chairs?)

From the SGNC website:

The Grounds, Trails, and Imagination Grove are open daily from dawn until dusk, as are the Picnic Shelter, Corn Crib, and Privies. Imagination Grove will not have nets, containers, or toys available for public use. You may bring your own, but please take them with you, along with any trash or other items that you have brought. We suggest you bring your own hand sanitizer and please practice social distancing.

WHERE: Sugar Grove Nature Center, 4532 N 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61754 – Directions

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

WHY: To enjoy some fall scenery, an afternoon lunch and some Natter ‘n Noggin around the fire with good friends.

BONUS: Weather permitting (and interest) a drive is being planned . . . . .so BRING THOSE BRITISH CARS!

RSVP: If you think you’re coming, please click GOING on the IFLBCC Halloween Weiner Roast event: https://fb.me/e/2Rtv3BK2T

Sugar Grove Nature Center: https://www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org/

Illinois Flat Land British Car Club

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IFLBCC/

IFLBCC Brunch Cruise

WHERE: The Brunch Cruise will be forming at the Circle K station, 2302 W Market St, Bloomington, IL, Saturday, July 3rd around 10:15am. We will depart Circle K promptly at 10:30am 

WHEN: SATURDAY, July 3, 2021

WHY: We will leave the Circle K at 10:30am and travel Old Peoria Road to Irons Road, to US Rt 150 and on to Busy Corner in Goodfield for Brunch. They have their outside seating open and Saturday promises to be a GREAT day to be outside. 

After Brunch, we will travel the backroads to Mackinaw Valley Winery for adult beverages and spectacular views from the Veranda! (Bring your own cheese and crackers or they have them available for sale)

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking “Going” on the Club’s event link on Facebook or simply reply to this email with the number in your party that will be attending. 

If you have any questions or comments about the event please email Alan Kleinschmidt at alankleinschmidt@yahoo.com  or call Alan at 309.824.6490    

We hope to see you ALL on Saturday!

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard’s website:http://www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com/

IFLBCC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IFLBCC

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