The British Car Union (BCU) presents the British Car Festival

The British Car Union Presents The


September 10, 2006

The British Car Union : : P.O. Box 928 : : Downers Grove, IL 60515-928 : : (630) 773-4806

What is the British Car Union and the British Car Festival?  : :  General Information  : :  News

British Cars! Do you remember the first time you saw one...or drove one? Did you have one in college? Has a British car become a member of the family? Did you ever restore one? Do you remember the thrill of that first drive in the open air, on a twisty country road, in a car that offered a driving enjoyment Detroit could never understand? If you have ever owned, wanted to own, or just enjoy British cars, then the British Car Festival is for you. The condition of your car is not important...but getting together is. We welcome all British cars and anyone with an interest in British motoring.

Tight turns, long drives on summer nights, even the distinctive aroma of an aging British car interior; all these things are part of the mystique of British motoring. The Festival reflects all that and more. It's about seeing British cars, talking to their owners, meeting fellow enthusiasts, finding out about spare parts, getting information about the car you'd like to own and hearing about the club representing your favorite car. It is an opportunity to recall the days when British car drivers waved and honked as they passed on the road.

What is the British Car Union and the British Car Festival?

Sponsored by the British Car Union, a not-for-profit organization of almost two dozen British Car and Motorcycle clubs, this Festival is the 20th annual gathering of British car enthusiasts. The 2005 British Car Festival had over 650 British vehicles of different models and years, over three thousand people.. The Festival features one of the finest displays of British vehicles in the USA. Where else will you see classic British cars ranging in age from 1928 to present, Austin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, DeLorean, Triumph, MG, Lotus, Morris, Morgan, Jaguar, Jensen-Healey, Mini-Cooper, Sunbeam, Aston Martin, Daimler, Cortina, Land-Rover, Riley, Rolls-Royce, TVR, British Motorcycles,.and others you've only read about.

If you'd like to work with your fellow British car enthusiasts to make the British Car Festival happen, please consider attending one of our planning meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, (847) 228-1210. Arrive before 6:30PM to have dinner (and help continue to entice Mr. Beef and Pizza to give us the free meeting room); the business meeting starts at 7:00PM. Our next planning meeting is on Wednesday, February 15, 2006.

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General British Car Festival Information

This year's Festival is September 10, 2006. Plan on making a day of it.

WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2006 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine

WHERE: Moraine Valley Community College 10900 S. 88th Avenue Palos Hills, Illinois (A SouthWest Suburb of Chicago) West of I-294, between 107th and 111th Street on 88th Avenue From I-294 NORTH/SOUTHBOUND: exit 95th Street (Click here for MapQuest Driving Directions )

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration - Register by August 26 to ensure reduced entry fee, to guarantee T-shirt orders and commemorative pin. $15 for pre-registration. Day of the event registration - Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. $20 for on-site registration. Early arrival encouraged. To pre-register, simply print-out the British Car Festival Registration Form and mail it along with your check to:

British Car Union
P.O. Box 928
Downers Grove, IL 60515-928

FOOD: British and American food are available on site

AWARDS / TROPHIES: All registrants eligible for Peoples Choice awards. Categories are based upon pre-registrations. Classes for popular marques. Balloting from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Awards at 3:00 p.m.

GIFTS / PRIZES: Pre-register to be eligible for gifts and prizes!.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Moraine Valley Community College rules specifically prohibit all alcoholic beverages on the grounds. The British Car Union expects complete cooperation of all registrants, guests and spectators.

DOGS: No Dogs, on or off leash are allowed on Moraine Valley Community College grounds

PARKING FOR REGISTRANTS: Registrant's vehicles will be arranged by marque.

SPECTATORS & SPECTATOR PARKING: Spectator parking/admission is available by donation to support the Moraine Valley Community College Scholarship Fund. Handicapped parking is available.

PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC IN SHOW AREA: Bicycles, scooters (all types), roller skates/blades, Segways, skateboards, pogo sticks, horseback/camel riding, and other means of non-medical pedestrian assistance will not be allowed in the show car area out of respect for providing safe viewing of the many classic vehicles.

INFORMATION: For more information on Festival please contact:

British Car Union
P.O.Box 928
Downers Grove, IL 60515-928
(630) 773-4806
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November/December 2005: Satisfaction Magazine

Sept. 23, 2005: Moraine Valley's British Car Invasion (PDF file, 241KB)

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The British Car Union : : P.O. Box 928 : : Downers Grove, IL 60515-928 : : (630) 773-4806