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British Motorcars in Bristol 2024

British Motorcars in Bristol 2024

On June 7th & 8th the BMCNE will kick off its Annual British Motorcars in Bristol car show that includes a scenic tour around Southern New England, hosting a block party in downtown Bristol, and a public Car Show in an effort to raise money for local charities through car show registrations, vendor booths, area sales, and sponsorships.

The events are FREE for visitors. Bring your family and friends for an entertaining day of historic British cars, vendors and the beautiful sites of Narragansett Bay. There will be a British Car Corral, British Marketplace & Auto Jumble, and Food & Beverage Concessions are all open.

For complete details visit www.britishmotorcarsinbristol.com

Schedule of Events: 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, 2024

8:15 am – 2:00 pm The British Motorcars Road Tour:

Drivers Meeting at 8:15 am at the Bristol Town beach and the participants will depart by 9:00 am.

Each Entrant will receive turn by turn diving instructions. Lunch will be on your own with several options provided in the route map and during the drivers meeting. The route will guide participants on a backroads jaunt through Westport, Dartmouth, Tiverton, and Little Compton.  We’ll start with a stop at the 1794 Davoll’s General Store/Cafe/Bookshop in Russells Mills Village.  Then after a pass through Padanaram, we’ll head back to Bristol, traveling by historic Westport Point, Adamsville, Acoaxet, and out to Sakonnet Point with its 1884 lighthouse.

2:30 pm Cruise to the Bristol Veterans Home:

Leaving from the show field, participating motorcars are offered the opportunity to cruise to the Bristol Veterans Home. An event that is greatly appreciated by the Bristol Community and its Veterans.

Show Weekend Registration:

The registration tent is at the Show Field in Colt State Park.

Drive-in registration for entry opens in the Show Field on Friday June 7th from 12:00 noon till 4:00 pm and June 8th at 8:30 am. The fee is $40 at the show tent June 7th & 8th.

Pre-registrants and Vendors for the Show can claim their registration packages starting at 12:00 noon, Friday. Registration will be open till 4:00 pm.

5:00 pm Parade of British Cars to Independence Park:

Arrive early for the Parade as there is parking for only 90 cars.

Participants will depart from Asylum Road at 5:00 pm and the procession will wind it’s way to historic Independence Park in downtown Bristol. The street will be closed to all other traffic for the evening of live music, food and fun! Only cars in the procession will be allowed into the reserved parking area, but there will be plenty of parking within walking distance.

Explore Bristol provides all of the information you will need to arrange for dining throughout your stay in Bristol for the show.

5:45 pm – 9:00 pm Street Party:

Get a preview of the British Motorcars on display as they parade in from Colt State Park to Independence Park in Downtown Bristol. Members of the procession will be greeted with reserved British Motorcar Parking at the park. The street will be closed to traffic so people can walk freely among the cars.

The public is welcome to enjoy the live music, food trucks, a beer tent, and British Motorcars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the best that Bristol has to offer!

Please note: Per town of Bristol ordinance, dogs are NOT allowed at Independence Park or on the Colt State Park show field.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 2024

8:30 am – 5:00 pm The British Motorcars Show:

Show cars enter the field from the Bristol Town Beach access road, marked by signage. Cars will be directed to designated areas.

Day of show registration also opens to entrants at 8:30 am and the fee is $40.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm The show opens to the general public:

The show is FREE for visitors. Bring your family and friends for an entertaining day of historic British cars, vendors and the beautiful sites of Narragansett Bay. There will be a British Car Corral, British Marketplace & Auto Jumble, and Food & Beverage Concessions are all open.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Ballot Casting:

Be sure to vote for your favorite car! Be sure to bring your ballots back to the BMCNE tent so your vote will be counted. Voting ends at 1:00 pm.

1:30 pm Special Awards Presentations:

  • Special Triumph Award

  • Diamond in the Rough

  • A Very British Hat Competition

  • The Uncommon Man Award

  • The Storyboard Award

  • People’s Choice Award

  • Best in Show featuring the Michael T. Byrnes Memorial Trophy

Learn more about the competitions HERE.

2:00 pm Motorcar Awards Presentations:

There are awards in every class, so stick around to see who wins!

5:00 pm British Motorcars in Bristol officially ends

Please note: Per town of Bristol ordinance, dogs are NOT allowed at Independence Park or on the Colt State Park show field.

 

 

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