THE PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATION will present our 25th Pensacola British Car Show on April 21st-22nd, 2017, scheduled to be held at Seville Square park bordered by E.Government St, S.Alcaniz St, E.Zarragossa St. and S.Adams St, just two city blocks off E.Main St, and a short distance south-west of our previous location. Seville Square is a shaded park only a few feet from the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It's a lovely vacation or weekend paradise only walking distance to restaurants and shopping in the historic downtown Pensacola area.
Participants Choice Award” and Class Awards are determined by the votes of registered show participants. The “Best of Show Award” is a Judged Award. Each vehicle entered will receive a ballot and dash plaque placed in the car at noon. Voting closes at 2:00 pm and awards are at 3:30pm. There are approximately 26 classes as determined by pre-registration numbers and each class will be awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy as applicable. There also are several special awards and some surprise awards. This is not a "concours" show, but a chance for British car lovers to get together, display their cars and have a good time. Any car can go home with a trophy. So bring your British "ride" this year and enjoy the camaraderie.
Outline of Friday 4/21/2017 events, starting at the show site:
We will have tours of Henry Hensel's electic collection in southwest Pensacola area on Friday, the day before our Saturday show. Meet at show site Friday after 2pm to get directions to Henry's. He will have open house until after 4:30pm, giving visitors plenty of time to be at the Museum party before 6pm. Maps to Henry's House with address: West Pensacola and Large Map. Do not miss this....you will be talking about it for months!!
The welcome party and dinner will again be held at The Museum of Commerce, 201 E Zaragossa St, Pensacola, FL 32502. This is very close to our new show location, Seville Square. The doors open at the Museum for party at 5:00 pm with activities starting by 6pm. The entrance is now the ramp door on the north side of the building.
Link to Museum of Commerce website
"The Museum of Commerce is a reconstruction of a street scene using businesses that operated in Pensacola between 1880 and 1910. It is part of the Historic Pensacola Village in the Pensacola Historic District."
Outline of Saturday 4/22/2017 events:
8:30 AM - Show site opens to show participants (Set-up is taking place before 8am & volunteers will have photos taken of their cars.) -> [this is a change from 8:00am]
12:00 PM - Registration closes and ballots are placed in each car for voting.
2:00 PM - All ballots should be turned in; voting ends.
after 2 PM - The “Not Quite Fab” Beatles Tribute Band will be performing in the afternoon! Facebook page
3:30 PM - or shortly after is the Awards presentation.
The dinner on Saturday night after the Show will be announced and signed up for at the Show. It will take place following the show.
Accommodations are available at FOUR LOCATIONS this year!:
|Information here may be changed so please check and refresh the page to ensure you have the latest version.
The DAYS INN PENSACOLA BEACHFRONT (formerly PENSACOLA BEACH RESORT BEST WESTERN), is at 16 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561. Call (800) 934-3301. THERE ARE NOW THREE ROOM TYPES: INLAND $119, SOUND SIDE $139, and GULF FRONT $169. Gulf Front rooms are newly renovated. Those who mention they are with the British Car Club will receive the reduced rates until as long as they are available.Guests must call (800)934-3300 for the Day's Inn Pensacola Beachfront to receive the BRITISH CAR CLUB special rate. Here is a brochure for the Day's Inn Pensacola Beachfront.
The Solé Inn and Suites, located at 200 North Palafox Street is just minutes from the Friday night party and show site, restaurants, historical Pensacola, and other points of interest. Make phone reservations by calling the hotel (850)470-9298 or 1-888-470-9298. The Car Show room rate is $99.00.
The COURTYARD By MARRIOTT, located at 700 East Chase Street is just short drive down Bayfront Parkway from our show site has two classes of rooms at $159 and $169. Their phone number is (850)439-3330.
The Days Inn Pensacola Historic Downtown has 10 Doubles/5 Kings blocked for us at 710 N. Palafox St, from 20 through 22 April. Prices are $100/night. Lower rates may be obtained by going direct. There is plenty of trailer parking on the lower level of the Motel. This motel is at the corner of Palafox and Cervantes Streets in "Pensacola Historic District". Phone number is (850)483-1107.
For more information, assistance, or to become a sponsor at our show, contact Tom Schmitz, 9609 Soldiers Creek Dr, Lillian, AL, 36549 or phone:(251)961-7171 or email:[tschmitz(at)gulftel.com].
P.B.C.A. is affiliated with THE NORTH AMERICAN MGB REGISTRY