Important Notice - the British Motorcar Festival - Saturday Evening Dinner venue has been changed from the Bristol Yacht Club to the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Hall of Boats.

We originally planned our British Motorcar Festival Saturday Evening Dinner to include dining alfresco on the grounds of the Bristol Yacht Club, with seating under their spacious tent. 

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, we have moved the Saturday Evening Dinner to the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Hall of Boats.  For those who are interested, the museum will provide an experienced docent who will provide invaluable information on the history and heritage of the Herreshoff Marine Museum.  Come join us as we plan for an exciting evening of "Cars & Boats".  

 Seating available for the British Motorcar Festival Saturday Evening Dinner with a display of select cars on the lawn at Herreshoff Marine Museum, Hall of Boats. The menu features passed hors d’Oeuveres during the reception followed by Black Angus Sliced Beef Tenderloin, New England Baked Cod, Chicken Francaise, oven roasted  potatoes and veggies, plus dessert.  Reception and Dinner at the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Hall of Boats - Saturday Evening, June 8th, 2019, 7:30PM.  Come one, come all, as we join with our fellow British Car Enthusiasts and celebrate with fine dining and superb company.

The Museum is located at One Burnside Street, at the corner of Hope Street (Route 114) and Burnside Street in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Please join us for a Celebration of the British Lifestyle and all Great British Motor Cars

Friday Registration at Colt State Park:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM!!  For those of you who did not Preregister, please download the Friday Registration form ahead of time to beat the rush!!  

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Thank you to all of you who made our fourth Bristol Motorcar Festival so successful.  


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Indulge in the beauty of classic British motorcars from across New England and participate in such events as our Scenic Back Roads Hidden Highway Road Tour, Friday Night Street Party, British Attire Competition, and much more!

Presented with the full support of the Town of Bristol, including Parks & Recreations and Explore Bristol, we invite you to join us in the Fifth Presentation of the annual British Motorcar Festival – Bristol, RI.  Reserve the dates:  June 7th-June 8th 2019, for what will surely prove to be “A Most Significant Event” for British Lifestyle Enthusiasts and Anglophiles alike. This event is presented by the event team of the British Invasion of Stowe, VT (the largest All-British Motorcar & British Lifestyle Event in the Eastern United States). We offer one of two All-British Invitational Concours d’Elegance for British Motorcars that are 25 years old and older.  (The British Invasion in Stowe, VT is the second one.)  Once again, we now include a Preservation Class within the Concours d’Elegance. The purpose of the preservation class is to encourage the preservation of British automobiles in as close to the original condition as possible. Detail guidelines for the Preservation Class provided in the separate Concours d’Elegance Section.