British Motorcar Festival - Bristol RI - LogoJune 9th-11th, 2017
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*THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH 2017
The Bristol Hidden Highway Hundred Rally


8:30AM
The Thursday “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. After lunch we will continue on the coastal and back roads of Little Compton and wend our way back to Colt State Park, having completed 100 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, and then plan for lunch, wine service, and order rally completion ribbons for the entrants.

*FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH 2017
BRITISH MOTORCAR FESTIVAL WEEKEND BEGINS

British Motorcar10:00AM-12:00PM
Vendor Registration Pick Up
Vendors can claim their Registration Packages and name badges starting at 10:00 AM at the Registration Area in the Big Tent at Colt State Park.

12:00PM-6:00PM
British Motorcar Registration Pick Up
British Motorcar Registrants for the Concours d’Elegance, British Classic, and Car Corral can claim their Registration Packages and name badges starting at 12:00 Noon at the Registration Area in the Big Tent at Colt State Park. Registration will be open till 6:00 PM. Please note this is a Pre-Registered ONLY Motorcar Show (registration deadline is June 1st). We will not be registering any new entries on Friday or Saturday for the weekend for car show entry or vendor participation. Our focus will be on providing the best service we can for those who have pre-registered for the weekend. This is a Rain or Shine Motorcar Festival.
British Marketplace (Open to Registrants)
A collection of British Companies and vendors selling British, and British-inspired products and services. Hard to find car spares, motoring accessories, British food, Regalia, and more.
British Car Corral (Open to Registrants)
An opportunity to buy or sell a British Motor Car or Motorcycle. "For Sale" signs are NOT allowed on the show field. You may place a car for sale in the Car Corral. but in so doing, it cannot compete for honors on the show field.

2:00PM-4:00PM
Bristol Merchants Association Fun Rally
The local Bristol Merchants Association has organized a self-guided scavenger hunt through town. If you follow this tour and answer the questions provided to you with your Registration Package correctly you may just win a prize. Also please note, the Bristol Merchants Association is sponsoring a Merchants British Window Display in downtown Bristol and some of the local shops might just offer you a special discount if you are wearing your Bristol British Motorcar Festival name badge when you enter their place of business.

3:30PM-4:30PM
Concours Reception
A special reception for the owners of the British motorcars that have been selected for judging in the Concours d’Elegance.

3:30PM-5:30PM
Registrants Reception at the Show Field
Enjoy cocktails while mingling with other British Motorcar Festival registrants. Name badges are required. Be sure to bring your drink tickets included in your registration package.   

5:45PM
Departure of Bristol Police Department led procession from Colt State Park to through downtown Bristol to Independence Park for Friday Evening Street Party.  The first 80 cars to line up will be in the procession and be provided with a reserved parking space at Independence Park.  Motorcars MUST proceed in procession to get a parking spot.    

6:30PM-9:30PM
Friday Night Street Party with classic British music (open to general public) 
We will leave Colt State Park in a procession (5:45pm) to Independence Park in Downtown Bristol by Narragansett Bay and close to the shops, restaurants, and local watering holes where you will be greeted with reserved parking at the park and classic British music for the evening. If we run out of parking space at the park we will have two overflow parking areas held in reserve. If your club is interested in arranging a special Friday Evening Dinner the Merchants Association and Chamber of Commerce will help you to secure the ideal location.

*SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH 2017
BRITISH MOTORCAR SHOW AND COMPETITIONS


8:30AM
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). If your objective is to sell your motorcar then you have signed up for our British Car Corral. New!! – We present “The British Racing Paddock” for British Racing Motorcars.
British Motorcar Club Displays
The event will provide FREE Space for any British Motorcar Club looking to set-up a hospitality tent to attract New Members and promote their club. The Club who sets up the Best British Car Club Display may just win an award. If your club is selling merchandise then you need to register as a Vendor and be located in the British Marketplace.
The British Racing Paddock
To feature, recognize, and honor the heritage of British Motorcars in Racing we are creating or very own “British Racing Paddock” exclusively for British Racing Motorcars to be on display. Each Entrant in this special category will receive an Entrant Ribbon from the weekend and one lucky entrant just might qualify for a “Special Award”.
New British Motorcar Display
For those seeking to purchase a brand New British motoring Classic.
British Marketplace
In addition to the British wares offered on Friday there will also be a cadre of food and beverage provided to satisfy you pallet and whet your whistle.
British Car Corral

9:00AM
Show Field Opens to General Public

10:00AM
Concours D'Elegance Judging begins

10:00-10:30AM
Arrival of the Queen
Our very own Queen will make her entrance in her horse drawn Coronation Carriage with royal cannon salute.

11:00AM
British Classic Motorcar Show balloting opens

11:00AM-1:00PM
Ladies Hat Competition

11:00AM-2:00PM
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.

12:00PM
British Classic Motorcar Show ballot collection begins

1:00PM
Ladies Hat Competition Awards Presentation
• British Classic Motorcar Show ballot collection ends


2:00PM
British Attire Competition Awards Presentation

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

3:30PM
British Classic Motorcar Show Awards Presentation

5:00PM
Show Field Closes

7:30PM
Reception Dinner at the Bristol Yacht Club. Pre-Ticketed guests only

*SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH 2017
SUNDAY FUN DAY


8:30AM
Sunday Morning Drive
Sunday starts with a Sunday Morning Drive that will depart from the Town of Bristol Parking Lot at Colt State Park at 8:30 AM. This will be a self guided back roads tour that will end at the show field. (60 minute run time)
Show Field Opens to Registrants and Guests (name badges required)
Participating cars are to be parked on show field by color for Competition of Colors.

9:00AM
Show Field Opens to General Public
• Competition of Colors
• British Car Corral
• British Marketplace
• New British Motorcar Display


10:00AM
Tailgate Competition Entrants Set-Up Presentations

11:00AM
Winner's Drive-By
First Place Winners in the British Classic from Saturday. Winning Motorcars will receive a special collector’s ribbon and their owners will be afforded an opportunity to tell the public about their motorcars. Concours winners are also encouraged to participate.

12:00PM
Tailgate Competition Judging Begins

1:00PM
Tailgate Competition Awards Presentation

2:00PM
Competition of Colors Awards Presentation

3:30PM
Show Field Closes
After an extended weekend of fun, relaxation, enjoying fine food and beverages, shopping, sailing, polishing your British Classic, and exploring a New Jewel, namely Bristol, Rhode Island. It’s time to head for home and make plans to join us in September, in Stowe, Vermont for the 25th year of the British Invasion Weekend.

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*General Admissions
Adult General Admission (Saturday & Sunday): $15
Adult General Admission (Sunday Only): $10
Child General Admission (under age 12): Free
General Admission Parking (benefiting charity): $5/per car

*General Public Show Field Hours
Saturday 9:00-5:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM-3:30PM

COME DRESSED IN BRITISH-INSPIRED ATTIRE ON SATURDAY AND BE ENTERED INTO OUR BRITISH ATTIRE COMPETITION!

PLEASE NOTE NO PETS OR BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED