VIRTUAL BMF

We’ve had to cancel the 2020 British Motoring Festival (BMF) due to COVID-19 restrictions, but still want to enjoy some of the fun of the show. Join us in the first Virtual BMF!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR JUST
7 MORE DAYS!

BREAKING NEWS!  WE’VE ADDED A “SELLERS CORRAL” IN THE SHOWGROUNDS WHERE YOU CAN DISPLAY YOUR BRITISH CAR FOR SALE.  YOU NEVER KNOW, ONE OF THE VISITORS TO THE SHOW MAY BE LOOKING FOR JUST WHAT YOU HAVE FOR SALE!

Entry into the Show and the Sellers Corral is restricted to:
– British vehicles owned by:
– BATANS Members
– Previous BMF registrants who are not BATANS Members
– Any obvious “ringers” will be asked for proof of eligibility

If you are selling your vehicle you can register it in the Show and compete for one of the top 3 places in its category, you can display your vehicle in the Sellers Corral, or you can do both to maximize visibility for visitors.

Registration closes end-of-day Saturday June 6th
Before your register your vehicle you might want to wash and polish it so that it looks the best that it can before you take it to the show
– the virtual equivalent is to take the best photo you can of your vehicle
– see these tips from member David James (OutTakes Photography)

You register your entry by sending an email with:
– a Subject Line of Virtual BMF Entry
– your Name & the Year, Make & Model of your vehicle in the body of the email
– attach one photo of your vehicle
– send the email to virtualbmf@batans.ca

You can display your vehicle in the Sellers Corral by sending an email with:
 – a Subject Line of Sellers Corral Entry
 – your Ad in the body of the email
 – attach a photo, or photos, of your vehicle
– send the email to virtualbmf@batans.ca

Do you know that for the real BMF 25% of entrants turn up to register on the day of the show, sometimes just minutes before the show opens?
– and then some complain about delays in the registration process!
For VBMF you don’t have to wait to see if it’s going to be a sunny day before you decide whether you’re going to enter or not
Please get your registration in early so that opening of the show isn’t delayed.

Voting will be by photo:
– that’s why it’s just one photo per vehicle
– more than one photo per vehicle would split the votes for that vehicle

If you have more than one vehicle you want to enter:

– register each one separately

The vehicles will be parked on the showgrounds as they arrive and will be lined up in 9 groups by year of manufacture:
– 1920-1949
– 1950-1959
– 1960-1964
– 1965-1969
– 1970-1974
– 1975-1979
– 1980-1989
– 1990-1999
– 2000-2019

VIEWING THE VEHICLES

Safety is our top priority so the showgrounds will be closed while the entrants are being parked. The showgrounds will be open for viewing and voting for 4 weeks from June 7 2020 to July 4 2020

When the showgrounds are open take a stroll around and see what you like:
– take notes as you stroll around and admire the vehicles on display
– you might want to use the VBMF Voting Notes Form to capture your thoughts
– click on the link and print the form out
– giving you all the info you need when you’re ready to send in your votes

When you’ve viewed all the vehicles in each category, and decided on your favourites, you’re ready to vote!

VOTING

The showgrounds will be open for viewing and voting for 4 weeks from June 7 2020 to July 4 2020

Anyone can vote in Virtual BMF:
– whether you’re a BATANS Member or not
– whether you’re a registrant or not
– just like in the “live” BMF where everyone gets a chance to vote

You’ll vote for your first, second and third favourite in each of the 9 categories

RESULTS

The results will be announced on 11 July 2020
– by no coincidence the main day of what would have been the “live” BMF