Friday, June 9th 2017

British Motorcar Festival Weekend Begins

  • 10:00AM-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.


  • 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.


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.


  • Explore Bristol Fun Rally
Explore Bristol 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. 


  • Concours Reception
A special reception for the owners of the British motorcars that have been selected for judging in the Concours d’Elegance.



  • Registrants Reception located in the Queen's Court on the Show Grounds at Colt State Park
    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.


  • Departure of procession from Colt State Park to Independence Park in Downtown Bristol for Friday Evening Street Party.  The winners of the Explore Bristol Fun Rally (see above) will be announced and prizes presented at Independence Park.



  • Friday Night Street Party with British Invasion 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 British Invasion 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.