British Car Union presents
BRITISH CAR FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 13th
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines
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 12th annual gathering of British car enthusiasts. The 1997 British Car Festival had over 880 British cars of different models and years, over two thousand people, and over $6000 in gifts, including four round-trip tickets to England donated by British Airways. 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 you've only read about.
Dinner / Cocktails and Conversation
Saturday, September 12th, 5PM to 7PM
at the 94th. Aero Squadron
1070 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL.
Come and meet your fellow British Car enthusiasts at the 94th Aero Squadron the evening before the festival. We will have our own private room extending onto the patio (if needed) for the early evening. Things will start when we gather for self host drinks at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and the restaurant promised to "lay on" the munchies for our added enjoyment. If you want to stay for dinner and place your order before 6:30 PM, you will qualify for their "Early Bird" prices which is a bargain.
Donald M. Healey Centenary Rally
Saturday, September 12th
To commemorate the 100th birthday of Donald Healey, the Austin-Healey Club of America, Midwest Region, is proud to sponsor the D.M. Healey Centenary Rally. The rally will start on Saturday from the 1 Schaumburg Place parking lot (at Route 53/I-290 and Higgins Road), with the first car off at 1:00 P.M. The event will run as much as possible on back roads, and will end at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 1070 S.
Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847 459-3700) site of the BCU Saturday Hospitality (5-7pm). The rally entry fee is $7.00. Open to all British Cars & British Car Clubs!