Registrant's Reception- Friday 4-6 PM The official kick-off Registrant’s Reception for the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival is to be held under the tent overlooking the show grounds at the Shakespeare & Company Compound. The Reception is open to all Registered participants in the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival Weekend, Car owners and Vendors alike. An opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. Registration name badges are required for admission and must be worn at all times.
Friday Evening Street Party – Downtown Lenox
At the conclusion of the Registrants Reception will leave at 6:15 PM to travel in procession to downtown Lenox where only British Motorcars with appropriate Festival credentials will be parked on the diagonal on Main Street. The Town of Lenox will host a Street Party from 6:30 till 9:30 complete with a live British Tribute Band and street vendors providing food and beverage service.
Berkshire British Motorcar Festival Click for 2012 Class List Judging at the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival will be by the vote of the Registrants (People's Choice). In addition to Class Awards, "Special Awards" may be presented by Sponsors, and the Executive Committee.
Concours d'Elegance- Saturday The Concours d'Elegance is a "Judged" competition, attracting exceptional show cars; must be British, over 15 years old, and may NOT be replicas. Judging of entrants in the Concours d'Elegance competition will be based on a 100-point system, similar to the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) judging rules. Criteria for judging includes mechanical operation, paint, interior, woodworking, undercarriage, chrome, engine compartment, and authenticity. A minimum of 90 points is required for 1st place, 85 for 2nd place and 75 for 3rd place. In case of a tie score, multiple awards will be presented. All entrants will receive participation ribbons. The Concours d'Elegance is a pre-registered ONLY event. The Registration Cut-Off date for the Concours d'Elegance is June 4th. NO Registrations will be accepted after June 4th for the Concours d'Elegance. You must pre-register by mail to participate. NO Car substitutions are allowed. Individual classes will be defined and assigned based on the cars accepted as of the registration cut-off date. After the cut-off date you may withdraw from Concours and enter the British Classic, but you may not transfer from the Berkshire British Motorcar Show to the Concours. The Berkshire British Motorcar Festival Executive Committee reserves the right to cut off the acceptance of motorcars for the Concours should we reach judging capacity early. It is always safe to email us to check status.
The Sunday Scenic Driving Tour- Sunday (leaving from The Registration Area at the Shakespeare & Company Compound - 8:30 AM)
A driving tour of the scenic back roads of the Berkshires culminating back at Shakespeare & Company. We will travel over paved roads lead by a 1947 Bentley with 20+ years of touring experience. Run time 60 minutes.
Tailgate Picnic Competition- Sunday A display of creativity, good food, and things British. This event has become a "Classic" and perhaps one of the best Tailgate Competitions on the East Coast! Awards will be given for "Most Elegant", "Most Creative", "Most British", "Best Costume", "Best Tasting", "Most Humorous", and “Most Shakespearean”.
British Market Place & Auto Jumble- Friday noon to Sunday A collection of British Companies and vendors selling British, and British like products and services. Hard to find motorcar spares, motoring accessories, picnicking accessories, motoring regalia, restoration service providers, fashion items, and more.
British Car Corral - Friday noon to Sunday An opportunity to buy or sell a British Motorcar or Motorcycle. "For Sale" signs are NOT allowed on the show grounds. You may place a car for sale in the Car Corral, but in so doing, it cannot compete for honors on the show field. The Registration fee for the Car Corral includes a Tour Plaque, admission for two to all field events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the Registrants' Reception. If you are among the first 250 to register for the show you will also receive our special "Meet Gift."
General Admission The cost for General Public Admission is $15.00 for a two day pass inclusive for both Saturday and Sunday Admissions.
PLEASE NOTE: NO dogs and NO bicycles are allowed on the show field at any time for the safety of the public, the cars, the vendors, and all associated with the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival.