British Motorcar Festival

British Motorcar Festival - Bristol RI - LogoJune 7th & 8th, 2019


8:30AM - The Bristol Hidden Highway Hundred Rally

The Friday “The Bristol Hidden Highway Hundred Rally” will depart from the Bristol Town Beach Parking Lot in Colt State Park and cover scenic coastal and idyllic back roads of Rhode Island with a planned stop for lunch and a display of cars at a local vineyard/brewery. After lunch we will continue on the coastal and back roads and wend our way back to Colt State Park, having completed about 80 miles of scenic driving. This will be a pre-registered ONLY event, so that we can plan for lunch, and produce the needed collateral materials to include personalized name badges and windscreen car cards, rally license plates, lunch tickets.

5:45PM Departure from Colt State Park - Parade of Vintage British Motorcars

Departure of Bristol Police Department led procession from Colt State Park to through downtown Bristol along historic Hope St through the town center to Constitution St, then north along Thames St to Independence Park for Friday Evening Street Party.  About  80 cars will be in the procession and be provided with a reserved parking space on Thames St which will be closed to traffic and on the green at Independence Park.  

6:30PM-9:00PM - Friday Night Street Party with classic British music (open to general public)
The motorcars will be on display from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  British music for the evening and food and drink will be available during the evening.


British MotorcarGeneral Admission $10
LOCATION: COLT STATE PARK – Follow the signs to General Admission Parking

 Show Field Opens to Registrants 
We start the day with your arrival and the parking of your motorcar by class in the Concours d’Elegance ( Judged Competition), or the British Classic Motorcar Show (People’s Choice). There will be a British Car Corral with cars for sale and a British Racing Paddock” for British Racing Motorcars.

 Show Field Opens to General Public

 Arrival of the Queen
Our very own Queen will make her entrance in her horse drawn Coronation Carriage with royal cannon salute by the Bristol Train of Artillery..

 Ladies Hat Competition

 British Attire Competition
We have judges who will canvas the grounds of the show area in search of the Best examples of British Attire among car Show Registrants and Guests, and members of the general public. The Lucky Group of eight(8) Winners will be chosen as the Best of the Best out of close to twenty possible categories. Winners will be presented with a Notice which they will surrender at our awards ceremony for a Special Award and have their picture taken with other winners. Categories might include: Most Humorous; Most British; Best Hat; Best Youth Costume; Best Kilt; Best Famous Brit; and others too numerous to mention. Please note this is a separate event from the Ladies Hat Competition.

2:30PM  -  Concours d'Elegance Awards Presentation and Drive-by 

3:30PM  -   British Classic Motorcar Show Awards Presentation

5:00PM  -  Show Field Closes