Category Archives: CBCF – Champagne British Car Festival

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

Become a CBCF Sponsor!

Would you consider becoming a sponsor of downstate Illinois’ largest All-British Car Show?

We invite you to support our event and become one of CBCF’s valued sponsors. You can sign-up online or download our Sponsorship Form and a Sponsorship Level Details chart below.  I’m confident that we can provide the level of community exposure and awareness that your business deserves. 

You can learn more and become a sponsor on-line at

If a monetary sponsorship is not feasible, we also have a need for promotional items and giveaways that would promote your business and enhance our participant’s enjoyment. I suggest items like gift certificates, pens, flashlights, coupons etc.  These promotional items help drive traffic to your business long after the event has ended.

ONLINE Sponsorship Form NOW AVAILABLE!  Click Here

Join in the FUN! Route 66 Cruise-in Poker Chip Run

What makes this game better than a standard 5-card poker run?  It’s that NOBODY has a clue if they have a good hand or a bad hand until they return from the drive.

To play, you have to attend the Driver’s Meeting at the Double Tree Conference Center’s parking lot on Saturday morning, June 4, 2022 and receive up your 2022 CBCF Poker Chip Run Instructions   

Your 1st Draw will be at the Double Tree Conference Center’s parking lot before you leave for the Morning Run.  The chips are divided into equal numbers in an opaque bag so you can’t see which color you’re getting.  

There will be four more chances to draw poker chips throughout the day.  At each stop, or designated chip draw point of interest, you will draw out 1 chip

At Saturday’s English Pub Night, we will stage a public drawing, where one chip of each color will be blindly drawn to determine value.  The first chip drawn is worth 20 points, the second chip is worth 10 points and the third chip worth 5 points. 

The beauty of this is that because the value of the chips isn’t established until AFTER the ride concludes, no one will know how their values measure up. Prizes will be awarded for the Top 5 scoring “Hands”

We’ve Got a SUPER Car Collection For You!

JOIN US on Saturday morning, June 4, for a cruise-in to Historic Atlanta, IL where Arch St. will be blocked off for a Pop-up All-British Car Show. Enjoy the Route 66 and Pinball museums, a stop at a SUPER private automobile collection and the Poker Chip Run contest.   A Pre-ordered box lunch in Atlanta’s Museum Ballroom is optional to be SURE include that when you register. This short drive on old Route 66 has several photo opportunities

Saturday evening’s Pub Night festivities include a cash bar and catered hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening in the DoubleTree’s open-air courtyard. Saturday’s CBCF Poker Run Awards will be presented during the event. Live music by Jim & Tommy (of The Bygones).

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. 🇬🇧

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:

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:

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

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!


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

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