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31st Annual British Car Festival
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(registration closes at 12:30)
Harper College, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL
With more than 500 beautiful cars, this is one of the largest celebrations of British automotive design and engineering in the United States. In addition to the cars, the festival features a variety of classic car parts vendors, presentations, tech workshops, authentic British food and new car dealers showcasing the latest imports from Great Britain. Admission for the general public is free, with donations encouraged for Shelter, Inc., which is a non-profit dedicated to providing community based, emergency and longer-term housing for abused and neglected children. Participant registration fee is $20 before August 23rd $25 after and day of the festival. Prizes are awarded.
The British Car Festival is organized by the British Car Union, which is a non-profit founded in 1986. It consists of representatives from 20 different Chicagoland British car clubs whose sole purpose is to coordinate the events critical to making the British Car Festival a success each September. For more info: www.britishcarunion.com
Wine Cheese Beer Tour
September 22-23-24, 2017
The 2017 WCBT will begin at the La Qunita Hotel in Rockford on Friday evening the 22nd. Please look to be there by 5PM. We will travel for dinner at the JMK Nippon Restaurant which has served us very well in past WCBTs. Sheik Raoul will preside with the "Prayer for the Road".
Saturday morning we will take a leisurely drive thru the southern WI country side - the WCBT has always been a slower pace casual driving event. The WCBT visits breweries and wineries - lunch will be at the Viking Brew Pub in Stoughton, WI. Saturday evening we will be at the Spring Green Motel in Spring Green WI and will dine that night at the Shed.
Sunday our casual drive continues with our end point in New Glarus. Although lunch is not yet finalize we are thinking the Swiss restaurant that has done such a great job in the past will fit the bill.
Our earlier communiques had suggested early registration with the hotels. Although the La Quinta is still available the Spring Green Motel less expensive rooms are taken - we have 21 cars already! Rooms are available but at a higher rate. We will look to provide some alternative motels for you if you have not yet registered. Lawn chairs are highly recommended as there will be social gatherings both Friday and Saturday nights.
La Quinta Reservations: 7401 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108,
Spring Green Reservations: E5296B US-14, Spring Green, WI 53588,
Please join us for one of the most popular, fun filled MG driving events in the best of weather!
Ralph Arata 630-305-8525, Russ Mehaffey 847-877-1925
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