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CBCF Supports the Midwest Food Bank for 2021

Donate to Midwest Food Bank in
Illinois-Bloomington-Normal
 

Each year the CBCF Festival selects and supports a local charity. This year we are again proud to support the Midwest Food Bank.  

It is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to alleviate hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and provide disaster relief. ​

We feel sure you will agree with us that this is a
charity very deserving of our support.  

Please help us continue our donations!
Donation Box located at Welcome Desk  


For more information on the Foundation please visit the
Midwest Foodbank website. MidwestFoodBank.org

Champagne British Car Festival Set for June 5th

BLOOMINGTON, IL – The Illinois Flatland British Car Club IFLBCC.club has announced the 30th Champagne British Car Festival All-British Car Show to be held on Saturday, June 5, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, at the historic David Davis Mansion, Bloomington, IL (daviddavismansion.org). Admission to the car show is free and open to the public. Donations to the Mansion are encouraged.

The Champagne British Car Festival’s (CBCF) All-British Car Show is an annual charitable event which is open to any and all British cars and motorcycles.  This year, the show organizers hope for a record setting number of cars and bikes to be on display.

This is a wonderful opportunity to view classic British cars representing over 60 years of British motoring history. Come join classic and modern British cars and their owners for a day of unparalleled British automotive history. See great British cars including MG, Morgan, Mini, Austin-Healy, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Triumph and more.

Each year, the festival committee chooses a designated charity that benefits from the fund-raising efforts of the car show. For this year’s event, the designated charity is the Midwest Food Bank (2031 Warehouse Rd, Normal).

Come join us for great family fun. We are sure you will have a wonderful experience and a fun-filled Saturday.  Check out the beautiful vehicles, chat with the owners, stroll the grounds, visit the Mansion and grab a bite at the on-site food truck.

For 2021, the CBCF has received significant support from the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site.

The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site (1000 Monroe Drive in Bloomington) was built in 1872 by David Davis, a political ally of Abraham Lincoln and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. All entrance donations will benefit the David Davis Mansion Foundation.

The site is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. IDNR protects the state’s historic resources, which contribute to education, culture and the economy. IDNR sites include ancient burial grounds, forts and buildings erected by settlers, and homes connected to famous Illinoisans.

The David Davis Mansion Foundation is a not-for-profit organization supporting education, preservation and acquisition programs for the David Davis Mansion.

Further information may be found at http://www.cbcf-bloomington.com

Springfield Highland Games – FREE All-British Car Show – May 15, 2021

The IFLBCC has been contacted, through Alan Kleinschmidt, to attend this year’s Springfield Highland Games Car Show – Springfield Area Highland Games on May 15th . 

FREE attendance requires submitting the Car Show Application (Word) –  Participants MUST send the Show application before May ​5th, 2021.   Due to COVID restrictions only advanced tickets are allowed.

They would like to send out entry passes in advance to all who will be attending, in the hopes that all will go smoothly the day of the event. Entrants can respond either by email or snail mail, either works, just so long as they have the forms before May 1st so they have time to get passes printed and mailed out.​   

You can contact Stephanie McCann <mccanns@pm.me>​ by email with any questions you have about the event. ​​

Alan is planning a group drive to the car show and has added an event on the Club Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/506114327061607    Please visit the event page to RSVP 

IFLBCC Event Drive:  (Google Maps DirectionsFor those leaving from Bloomington, Alan Klienschmidt will lead our drive on Sat. May 15th, from Casey’s on 2017 Fox Creek Rd, Bloomington, IL 61701.  Departure time will be 7:30 for an approximate arrival time of 9:15 at New Berlin, IL.   The drive avoids all interstate travel and skirts the North and West side of Springfield.  The route is approximately 83 miles, so we’ll need to leave Casey’s promptly at 7:30 

Event Link: Springfield Area Highland Games

Event/Drive Questions:  Contact Alan Kleinschmidt:    alankleinschmidt@yahoo.com

Event Questions: You can contact Stephanie McCann <mccanns@pm.me>​ by email with any questions you have about the event. ​​

Please note that the Car Show parking will be at Gate 3.  2021 Highland Games map.v.2.png
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Illinois Flat Land British Car Club

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

CBCF 2021 – COME JOIN THE FUN! JUNE 5, 2021

The Champagne British Car Festival (CBCF) has been an annual event held the first weekend after Memorial Day since 1991. Our festival has been a three-day event culminating with a car show at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington, IL and we have enjoyed excellent attendance from the public as well as car owners. Of course, in 2020, we cancelled the festival due to COVID-19.

We are resurrecting CBCF for 2021 in a limited fashion, consisting of a one-day outdoor car show, Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We have been in touch with officials at David Davis Mansion and they have indicated, as a State of Illinois property, they will be open and supportive of the event. This will be strictly an open-air event and proper COVID precautions will be encouraged.

Here are a few notable changes for this year only:

• No classes, judging, or awards

• No formal registration • No registration fee (although donations for expenses and charity will be welcomed) • No welcome bags or door prizes

• No printed program/brochure

• No indoor activity (although David Davis Mansion will be open to groups of 10 or fewer)

BUT, You CAN expect to find our typical field of beautiful British cars, friends and the public!

Parking will be somewhat “park as you can” although we would hope the MGs, Triumphs, Healeys, Jags, etc. will park as a group although not necessarily by class, model or year.

Please connect with the CBCF and IFLBCC sites and Facebook to see up-to-date information.

Looking forward to seeing you at CBCF 2021!

http://www.CBCF-Bloomington.com

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

CBCF Event Link – https://fb.me/e/4ZuozeuiS

NEED TO REACH US?

Jim Broach Co-Chair: cbcftreas@gmail.com

Brian Davis Co-Chair: bjdavis@paddysgarage.com

Alan Kleinschmidt Co-Chair: alankleinschmidt@yahoo.com

John Lewellyn CBCF Registrar: cbcfreg@gmail.com

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

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

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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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