Highlights for 2023? IFLBCC sponsored Friday Night Welcome, Saturday rally to historic Pontiac, IL, Sat. Banquet with John Twist as Honorary Chairman, Sunday Car Show with John Twist’s Rolling Tech Sessions!
Take a peek at last year’s CBCF Weekend. Then try to imagine even MORE fun in 2023!
Music: The Intro we have been waiting for
Licence: Unminus License
Looking for other All-British car show venues to visit this year? Check out IFLBCC’s newest page – Other British Car Shows!
Chuck Ladwig, of the British Car Union Board of Directors, contacted us with a proposition for a mutual partnership in advertising each others’ British Car Festivals. This was a FANTASTIC idea!
We’ve agreed to cross-post our events through social media, websites, and direct email. Our events will also provide flyers that can be included in our welcome packet and in their direct-mailed news letter.
If you plan on attending any of of these events, let the organizers know that you “Saw It HERE” – IFLBCC Other British Car Shows
The 2023 Champagne British Car Festival (CBCF) will be featuring a self-guided rally, on Saturday morning, June 3, to Historic Pontiac, IL where the city parking lot will be reserved for our use. City representatives will welcome us with information packets and souvenir Route 66 pin. Arrangements have been made with Pontiac’s Tourism Department to provide us with special access to the Route 66 Hall of Fame exhibits & Museum and Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. More Information.
Block 59 (the block south of the historic courthouse) will be blocked off exclusively for our group. The City will have staff there to greet and pull barricades to let our cars in. They will also have goodie bags for attendees that will include a VIP button (our Visitor in Pontiac program which lists discounts at various downtown retails and restaurants), a downtown map and a current list of restaurants in the area that will be open that day for lunch.
Currently, the restaurants that will be open within walking distance are listed below. The Welcome Staff will provide an up-to-date list the day of our arrival. The list will include restaurants, addresses and type of food
- DeLongs Casual Dining www.delongscasualdining.com
- Acres Inn https://www.acresinn.com/
- Madison Street Café https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057388392118
- Bob and Ringo’s Grill & Smokehouse https://bobandringossmokehouse.com/
- Edinger’s Filling Station: https://www.facebook.com/edingersfillingstation/
- And finally Pub 13: https://www.facebook.com/pub13pontiac/
Tim Dye of the Pontiac / Oakland Automobile Museum is happy to offer special “Behind the Scenes” tours for CBCF ralliers. The first tour will be from 12:00-1:00 and the 2nd tour from 1:00 to 2:00. These tours are usually $5/person but he will offer them to our group for $3/person. A sign-up sheet will be available to limit tour groups to 15 people per tour.
We’re also working with the City to set up a time for drivers to pull their cars in front of the iconic Pontiac Route 66 Shield Mural on their way out of town. We will have someone there to help facilitate that.
You’ll want to be sure to visit the Route 66 Museum’s first floor to see Bob Waldmire’s famous VW van and a mural he painted over several years. Behind the museum, we’ve arranged for CBCF folks to tour his renovated 1966 school bus, commonly referred to as his “Road Yacht.” This is open only by special arrangement. The Welcome Staff will provide us with the exact time Staff will have it available for touring.
Don’t miss out on this GREAT RALLY! Register for CBCF TODAY!
IFLBCC’s 3rd Annual Harvest Days Cruise-in & Picnic to be published in the November issued of British Marque Car Club News. By Brian Davis
Temperatures were inching their way down into the mid-fifties and the leaves were starting to turn brilliant red, yellow and orange as the Illinois Flat Land British Car Club members gathered for their 3rd Annual Harvest Days Cruise-in & Picnic.
Each year the Club sponsors the cookout at the Sugar Grove Nature Center’s (SGNC) firepit and pavilion. Alan Kleinschmidt made all of the arrangements and somehow even managed to reserve a perfect evening for sitting around the blazing oak fire.
The SGNC is in a beautiful sugar grove, near Funks Grove, IL, off historic Route 66. The Grounds, Trails, and Imagination Grove are open daily from dawn until dusk, as are the Picnic Shelter, Corn Crib, and Privies.
The Flatlander’s arrived around 4:00 in a nice collection of LBCs including MGBs, Jaguars, an Aston Martin and a Mini. Alan already had the firepit blazing as folks started catching up and finding seats on the stone ring that borders the firepit.
Everyone brought their favorite cookout goodies and plenty to share. Jane Chamberlain came prepared with a “boxed beverage” and Denny Elimon provided all of the Smore’s fixings.
As the fire started to die down around 7:00 we made our plans to meet again in a couple of weeks for the 8th Annual Halloween “Mystery” Cruise on Saturday, October 29. This year we’ll be visiting Haynes on Main, 108 S. Main St., Mackinaw, IL for lunch. The group will also caravan to the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard for a glass of wine and excellent views from the veranda. Along the way, that MYSTERIOUS private collection they do NOT want to miss!
October 29 – 8th Annual Halloween Cruise. Details at https://iflbcc.club/schedule-of-events/
November 8 – IFLBCC Natter ‘n Noggin. Details at https://iflbcc.club/schedule-of-events/
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/
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.
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/
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!
ILLINOIS FLATLAND BRITISH CAR CLUB
ANNUAL MEETING ADGENDA
February 24, 2018
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