Article from "Spitfire and GT6" magazine, Vol.2, Number 2.

Pensacola British Car Beach Bash

April 21st, 2001

STEPHEN GRIFFIN BRAD WOLF MIKE A. JAPP Raymond Tope Bonnie Redman & Jon Foulds

Four Spitfires and one GT6 were among the 109 cars which appeared at this increasingly popular show located on Pensacola Beach, Florida. The show site is just a few feet from the beautiful white sand beaches that stretch along Florida's Panhandle. This show is sponsored by the Panhandle British Car Association and this was our ninth year, our most successful yet. People come to this show from all over the southeast. This year nine cars drove together from Tennessee and one person even came from as far away as Pensylvainia! So we are happy that our show is getting larger and larger each year. Pictures of every car that registered are on our website at

In the Spitfire/GT6 class the placements were: First Place, Stephen Griffin from Montgomery, AL, 1968 Triumph GT6; Second Place, Brad Wolf, 1971 Triumph Spitfire; Third Place, Mike A. Japp, 1977 Triumph Spitfire. Appearing for his third year at our show from Mississippi was Raymond Tope with his 1977 Spitfire. Also arriving was Bonnie & Jon Foulds in their 1979 Spitfire.

Check out our website for more pictures of our shows, a map, directions, and a registration form. Please consider coming to our show in April 2002. We had two fewer Spitfires this year than last year so I'd like to see more Spitfires next year!

Happy motoring and stay safe!

Mike A. Japp
1977 Triumph Spitfire
Pensacola, FL