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IFLBCC’s 3rd Annual Harvest Days Cruise-in & Picnic – British Marque

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!

Upcoming Events

October 29 – 8th Annual Halloween Cruise. Details at

November 8 – IFLBCC Natter ‘n Noggin. Details at

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!


2018 IFLBCC 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