The 32nd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival was held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois just outside of Chicago. The show is organized by a consortium of British Car Clubs in the Chicago area. It has become the premier event for those interested in British cars.
Each year the show features hundreds of automobiles ranging from those in Concours condition to just normal everyday drivers. This year was no exception as approximately 500 cars were gathered on the field representing virtually every marque produced in England. Door prizes and popular vote awards were presented to the lucky winners.
The weather was perfect again although a little windy – sunny and mild but a gloomy forecast limited the overall attendance. In addition to the vast array of stunning vehicles there was also the obligatory valve cover racing. British food was provided by food stands and a new additions this year was Robinson’s ribs, an award winner. Numerous vendors were also in attendance offering everything for the British car fan.
The American MGB Association (AMGBA) was on the field welcoming old members and signing up several new participants. If you have not had the opportunity to attend this popular event be sure to mark your calendar for the 33rd annual event which will be held on September 8, 2019 at Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois. For further information go to www.britishcarunion.com or www.mgclub.org.