Coming up on Father’s day weekend, the second annual Berkshire British Motorcar Festival will be held in once again in downtown Lenox! First presented as the Tanglewood British Motorcar Festival and held on the same weekend last year, and with nearly 350 British Motorcars in attendance, the event was a big success!

This year the event will be based on the property of Shakespeare & Company, conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Lenox. Friday afternoon will kick off with the Fun Rally, the Registrant’s Reception at the Gateways Inn, and the evening Street Party showing off the participating British Motorcars parked on the diagonal downtown, with live band and street vendors providing food and entertainment.

Friday through Sunday, the British Car Corral and British Market Place & Auto Jumble will be held. The British Car Coral is a special location on the show grounds to sell or buy British Cars. The British Market Place & Auto Jumble is a collection of British Companies and vendors selling British or British like products and services. Hard-to-find motorcar spares, motoring accessories, picnicking accessories, motoring regalia, restoration service providers, fashion items, and more.

Saturday the judged competition “Concours d’Elegance” will be held, cars will be judge based on criteria including mechanical operation, paint, interior, woodworking, undercarriage, chrome, engine compartment, and authenticity, and of course must be British, over 15 years old, and may not be replicas.

Sunday a second driving tour takes off in the morning, exploring the scenic back roads of the Berkshires, and culminating back at Shakespeare & Company. The Tailgate Picnic Competition has become a “Classic” and perhaps one of the best Tailgate Competitions on the East Coast! A jolly good display of creativity, good food, and things British, awards will be given including: Most Elegant, Most Creative, Most British, Best Costume, Best Tasting, Most Humorous, and Most Shakespearean.

If you are celebrating Father’s Day in the Berkshires, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Applegate Inn is located just a ten minute drive from Main Street Lenox, visit our website or check our room availability, and contact us if you are looking for a last minute room!