22nd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival a Success
More than 500 British car owners and enthusiasts were greeted by blue skies and a cooling western breeze at the 22nd annual Chicagoland British Car Festival. The event took place Sunday, September 7, at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, just outside of Chicago. The festival was sponsored by the British Car Union, a not-for-profit organization made up of representatives from more than a dozen Chicago British car clubs.
No matter what the condition, all British cars were welcome. The hardware ranged from a 1931 MG model M to a concours-ready Aston Martin. The event also welcomed a selection of British motorcycles.
In addition to exploring other marques and meeting other enthusiasts, attendees could shop the full range of commercial and hobbyist vending booths that lined the field. These booths furnished shoppers with opportunities to discover new books, enhance their collections, or find that rare part. Food vendors offered traditional delights to hungry car lovers.
All registrants received a free special gift, and door prizes were awarded during the day. Folks who only came to watch were given special packets as well. Mark your calendar for the next Chicagoland British Car Festival. It takes place September 13, 2009, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. Details will posted at britishcarunion.com.