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Celebrate British Car Week at the Champagne British Car Festival June 5th

British Car Week is an annual awareness week intended for owners of Classic British Cars to get their cars out of the garage and drive them. While doing so, all who are involved will help create awareness of the classic British car hobby in local communities wherever there is participation.

Did you know the British Car Week culminates with the Champagne British Car Festival on June 5, 2022?

It doesn’t matter whether your car is in better than new condition, or perhaps it’s a less than perfect unrestored gem, we love them all! As long as it can be safely driven down the road, this is a great opportunity to show off your favorite car and take advantage of what British car motoring is all about.

Meanwhile, if you want to drive your car and need some ideas for places to go . . . Plan on joining us for the Atlanta, IL Cruise-in and Poker Chip Run on June 4th! Drives, pop-up street show, car collections and more!

British car events are always a lot of fun, and a great place to meet others who share the same enthusiasm for our beloved old British transportation of the past.

IT’S A DATE! 2022 CBCF Program Calendar

We want to thank ALL Illinois Flat Land British Car Club Sponsors for this year’s CBCF Program Calendar which will be included in our participant’s Welcome Bags.

The CBCF is one of David Davis Mansion’s largest events which directly translates into contributions to their efforts.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau also recognizes the impact of our Festival and has offered their continued endorsement.

Please tell our Sponsors that you SAW their ad in the CBCF Program Calendar and appreciate their support of our hobby.

Finally, a HUGE THANKS to our IFLBCC member David Fitch for the design & production of this year’s Program Calendar


CBCF Route 66 Atlanta, IL Cruise-In

Join the FUN!  We’ve created a Route 66-themed Poker Chip Run and Pop-up ALL British car show destination to showcase the restaurants and attractions on the Mother Road in our area.

We’re anticipating 30-40 British cars will be cruising down old Route 66 on Saturday June 4th, 2022 to our ultimate destination . . .Historic Atlanta, IL.

Atlanta’s tourism office ( ) will be rolling out the red carpet during the Champagne British Car Festival’s All British car street show. They are opening up their museums, shops and restaurants especially for our Saturday visit.

While you’re there, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to visit the Route 66 attractions that are all within easy walking distance of our downtown car show.

We plan to have opportunities for a group photo shoot and maybe even individual shots in front of the iconic Atlanta Route 66 billboard.

Click the link to view their digital guide to Atlanta, IL!

Burgers & Brits – CBCF Cruise-in and Pop-up Car Show

The Champagne British Car Festival is hosting a Cruise-in to Historic Atlanta, IL where the main street will be blocked off for our pop-up 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.

Fresh as fresh gets! Chubby’s, a locally owned & run hometown spot, will be cooking up classic style griddle burgers and fries, grilled cheese baskets and salads for those lucky cruisers that have pre-ordered their meals during event pre-registration. Beverages and dessert are included.

The Chubby’s box lunches will be delivered to the Atlanta Museum’s Ballroom above the Arch St. car show. We’ll have the tables set up and ready for lunch. Do yourself a favor and make a point to order lunch during pre-registration!

There will be several more opportunities to collect Poker Chip Run chips during your Atlanta visit. Poker Chip Run awards will be presented during the evening’s Pub Night in the Courtyard – Meet & Greet  More information.

IMPORTANT! You MUST pre-register and pay for Cruise-in Box Lunches (optional) and the English Pub Night in advance at the time of Registration. Meal and Entry Tickets will be included in your registration envelope.

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”

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. 🇬🇧