2022 Great British Car Tour

2022 All British Field Meet

Schedule

This event will be held from September 9th, through September 11th, 2022. Starting Friday evening and concluding on Sunday. There will be plenty of fun activities: Meet and Greet Parties, Vintage Races, Land Rover Adventure rides, and photo competition, vendors, plus over 800 vehicles!

Friday September 9th, 2022

Great British Adventure Tour

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NEW this year! Friday Afternoon Great Adventure Tour with Awards will allow registered entrants to tour the metro area ending at PIR for packet pick-up and the ABFM Noggin and Natter.

In years past, we had a Sunday Fun Rally. This year we will introduce “The Great British Adventure Tour,” which will be on Friday to pick up your registration packets without sitting in traffic on I-5.

This year on Friday, September 9th at 3 pm, we will be leaving from one of our long-time sponsors, MINI of Portland (9134 SW Canyon Road). The tour will be through the west hills, and we will stop at a few locations along the way. The best part of the tour is we will miss almost all Friday traffic. Sitting in I-5 traffic in a vintage sports car is not fun.

The plan is to arrive between 4 pm and 5 pm at PIR. Just in time to pick up your registration package and partake in the “Noggin and Natter.” Yes, you read that right. Free dinner provided by Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon and early pick up your registration packet. An additional perk is not having to wait at the gate to get your registration packet on the day of the event.

Let’s make this the biggest event yet. Our wish is to see 500 or 600 British classics all staged at MINI of Portland. With that many British cars, maybe one of the news choppers would follow us on our tour. That would be amazing. I have a dream. Let’s make it a reality!!!

I hope to see all of you at the “Great British Adventure Tour” to pick up your registration packets.

Tour Awards will be presented on Saturday in the Main Tent during the Awards Celebration.

Noggin and Natter

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Noggin & Natter, brought to you by the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon volunteers, will provide you with a bit of nosh as you pick up your registration packet on Friday evening.  Pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, salad, cookies, and a beverage will be provided from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm as long as supplies last.

Located at PIR in the Hospitality Tent
Pick up Packets – Day-of-the-Meet Registrations
Munchies and MORE! – No-Host Bar

Pick up pre-registration packets, pre-ordered regalia, and/or registration forms at the cocktail party. Avoid the pressures of on-the-field confirmations or registrations on Saturday. Besides, It’s FUN!!!

Saturday September 10th, 2022

Placement of Cars and Bikes on the Field

8:00 am - 10:00 am

People’s Choice Voting Sponsored by Moss Motors

VINTAGE RACING - Day One - THE COLUMBIA RIVER CLASSIC

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guided Walking "Buying a British Car" Tour

9:00 am - 10:30 am

John Nikas, and Jeff Zurschmeide, with Reid Trummel moderating, will lead a walking tour of the pitch to answer your questions about what to look for in a potential purchase. In short, you’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.

This tour departs from the Regalia Tent promptly at 9 AM. 

Scavenger Hunt

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

An all British car scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to help kids open their eyes to the world around them and look at things a little more closely. Instructions are located at the Regalia tent in Towne Square.

Arts Contest - Sponsored By: Oregon Mini Society

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring your favorite photography, Sketches, Paintings, Textiles, 3d dioramas, or any other British-inspired artistic endeavors to the display area by 10 AM. The display will be locatated in the Oregon Mini Society Club tent next to the MINI of Portland Display. Awards in the main hospitality tent before people’s choice awards at 2:15 PM. ABFM is not responsible for items not picked up by 2:30 PM.

OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE RIDE

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE RIDE!
Sponsored By: Pacific Coast Rover Club & Thursday Night Motocross

Ride in Land Rovers over specially prepared terrain! Check at the tent in the Land Rover area. $2.00 fee, all proceeds benefit ‘Miles from Molly,” a children’s’ charity.

Take the adventure of a lifetime! Experience the ALTERNATE British sports car ride. Ride in a land Rover and learn first-hand its well-deserved reputation as the ultimate off-road vehicle. You will go up steep hills and down precipitous drop-offs. Experienced drivers from the Pacific Coast Rovers Club will carefully maneuver their Land Rovers over the off-road course donated by Thursday Night Motocross.

Check-in for this event by walking over the bridge to the INDY pit area to locate the Pacific Coast Rover Club representative and take a ride of a lifetime.  A $2.00 donation is requested, with all proceeds benefitting ‘Miles from Molly,” MfM raises money for the Child Life Program at Randall Children’s Hospital and provides for children and families who need extra help. MfM takes care of hospital friends with toys, parties, activities, and all things required to “be a kid” while fighting life-threatening illness and injury. Your ride ticket will also enter you in a raffle for “Land Rover-related Prizes,”

British Vehicle Display and Show on the grass.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

People’s Choice Voting Sponsored by Moss Motors concludes at 2:00 pm.

Slot Car Racing aka "The Oregon Food Bank Challenge"

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the Slot Car Race area in Towne Square to support The Oregon Food Bank. For only $2.00 a race, compete against others in your age group. The Four Top qualifiers shoot it out for the Grand Prize!

Automotive Restoration Walking Tour

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

John Nikas, and Jeff Zurschmeide, with Reid Trummel moderating, tackle the thorny subject of when and if to restore a British car and how to do it. This assumes you didn’t go on the 9:00 tour, and you have already purchased a car that needs a lot of work. Tour begins in front of “The Regalia Tent” promptly at 10:30 AM.

Giant Slalom - Day One - Sponsored By: Oregon Mini Society

11:50 am - 1:50 pm

Any registered ABFM vehicle can enter, and space is limited. Registration for the Giant Slalom opens in the Main Tent at 10:00 am and closes at 11:15 on both days. You must register Saturday for Saturday runs and Sunday for Sunday runs. There will be NO Sunday registration on Saturday.

Tech Inspection (no loose wheels or batteries, remove loose items from the vehicle) will take place east of the SOVREN race grid starting at 11:20.

We have plotted the course using the SCCA pit, then proceeding into the drag race start area, followed by a spin cone in the drag race area as there is plenty of space for the maneuver.
This course equalizes times and offers a more open course for larger cars.

Workers are welcome, and we highly recommend joining us for a better view of the event. Why watch from the bleachers when you can be close enough to smell the drivers?… I mean cars! And, you’ll receive a nifty worker T-shirt for your time! First time out, maybe you volunteer Saturday for observation and run the course on Sunday?
Trophies are awarded to drivers with the best times at 2:45 pm Sunday in the main tent.

You must be present to collect your award. Awards will not be mailed out.

Book Signing and Meet-n-Greet

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet our Guest Speaker “John Nikas”, and have him sign your program, car part, book, or whatever you feel like having him sign at the MINI of Portland Tent. Tickets to the Banquet are available in the Regalia Tent.

People's Choice Voting Concludes

2:00 pm

People’s Choice Voting Sponsored by Moss Motors

Arts and Crafts & Adventure Rally/Tour Award Ceremony

2:15 pm

Awards in the main hospitality tent at 2:15 PM. ABFM is not responsible for Art items that are not picked up by 2:30 PM

People's Choice Voting Sponsored by Moss Motors

2:30 am

People’s Choice Awards for Unique Marques, Sunbeam, Lotus, Morgan, Morris, and Austin Healey at the main hospitality tent and presented by the ABFM Board.

Jaguar, Land Rover, MG, MINI, and Triumph People's Choice Awards

3:15 pm

People’s Choice Awards for Jaguar, Land Rover, MG, MINI, and Triumph at club tents.

Thank’s to Moss Motors for making this year’s online voting possible.

Seating for Banquet, followed by Guest Speaker John Nikas, brought to you by Hagerty Insurance.

4:00 pm

In the Hospitality tent. Cocktails at 4:30 pm, dinner at 5:00 pm. Raffle throughout the evening. Pre-order tickets on the registration form.

Sunday September 11th, 2022

P.I.R. Gates Open

8:00 am

Swap Meet Opens

8:00 am

British Vehicles For Sale

8:00 am

For non-car entrants, a swap meet fee of $55 will be required. 10 x 20 Commercial vendor spaces are $139.

VINTAGE RACING - Day Two - THE COLUMBIA RIVER CLASSIC

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Slot Car Racing aka "The Oregon Food Bank Challenge"

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the Slot Car Race area in Towne Square to support The Oregon Food Bank. For only $2.00 a race, compete against others in your age group. The Four Top qualifiers shoot it out for the Grand Prize!

Giant Slalom - Day Two - Sponsored By: Oregon Mini Society

11:50 am - 1:50 pm

Any registered ABFM vehicle can enter, and space is limited. Registration for the Giant Slalom opens in the Main Tent at 10:00 am and closes at 11:15 on both days. You must register Saturday for Saturday runs and Sunday for Sunday runs. There will be NO Sunday registration on Saturday.

Tech Inspection (no loose wheels or batteries, remove loose items from the vehicle) will take place east of the SOVREN race grid starting at 11:20.

We have plotted the course using the SCCA pit, then proceeding into the drag race start area, followed by a spin cone in the drag race area as there is plenty of space for the maneuver.
This course equalizes times and offers a more open course for larger cars.

Workers are welcome, and we highly recommend joining us for a better view of the event. Why watch from the bleachers when you can be close enough to smell the drivers?… I mean cars! And, you’ll receive a nifty worker T-shirt for your time! First time out, maybe you volunteer Saturday for observation and run the course on Sunday?
Trophies are awarded to drivers with the best times at 2:45 pm Sunday in the main tent.

You must be present to collect your award. Awards will not be mailed out.

Giant Slalom Awards

3:00 pm

Trophies are awarded to Giant Slalom drivers in the Main Hospitality Tent.
Note, that trophies WILL NOT be mailed out.