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Waving GB flag Waving GB flag British Car Union presents
British Car Festival
September 12, 2004
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine

Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois

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.

Sponsored by the British Car Union, a not-for-profit organization of a dozen Chicago area British car clubs, this Festival is the 17th annual gathering of British car enthusiasts. The 2002 British Car Festival had over 780 British cars of different models and years, over two thousand people, and over $6000 in gifts. The Festival features one of the finest displays of British cars 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 and others youíve only read about.

There will be registration and display of British Motorcycles.

This yearís Festival is September 12, 2004. The location is Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, easily reached from major expressways. The forest preserve setting provides ample paved parking for both participants and spectators. Vendors and local marque clubs will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. Plan on making a day of it.

Map to Moraine Valley Comminity College in Palos Hills
West of I-294, between 107th and 111th Street on 88th Avenue.
From I-294 NORTH/SOUTHBOUND: exit 95th Street.

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. Itís about seeing British cars, talking to their owners, meeting fellow enthusiasts, finding out about spare parts, getting information about the car youíd 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.

      Pre-registration - Register by August 28 to ensure reduced entry fee, to guarantee T-shirt orders and commemorative pin. $15 for pre-registration.
      Day of event registration - Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. $20 for on-site registration. Early arrival encouraged.

      British and American food are available on site.

      All registrants eligible for Peoples Choice awards. Categories based on pre-registrations. Classes for popular marques. Balloting from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Awards at 3:00 p.m.

      Nearly $6000 in gifts/prizes will be given away, ONLY to pre-registrants.

      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.

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

     Registrantís cars will be arranged by marque.

      Spectator parking/admission is available by donation to support the Moraine Valley Community College Scholarship Fund. Handicapped parking is available.
    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.

      For more information on Festival or for list of local accommodations contact:

British Car Union
P.O.Box 9328, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 773-4806 --

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