Panhandle British Car Association:
Aerial view of Pensacola Beach
where DAYS INN PENSACOLA BEACHFRONT (still listed as Best Western Resort) hotel is located.
Address: 16 Via De Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach 32561
Aerial view of Park
near historic downtown Pensacola
From I-10 east or west: Take Exit 12 (new number), I-110 South
Everyone gets a picture taken on entering, so if many cars are arriving when you are, then you may need to wait in line briefly.
IMPORTANT! When you are 2nd in line waiting for your photo turn, PLEASE do not stop too close to the 1st car because then the front of your car will be in the photo of the person in front of you! So please don't ruin the photo of the person in front of you. Edited pictures do not look as good and take a lot of my time to correct.
From the I-110 ramp down to street level:
Continue straight thru the first traffic light and move to left or center lane. At the second traffic light you should be looking at water ahead. This is Bayfront Parkway. Turn left and take the curved road along the water toward the bridge. There is one more intersection light before the bridge. Go straight onto the bridge. Before coming to the end of the bay bridge, slow down to speed limit 35mph. Proceed slowly (strict enforcement) through city of Gulf Breeze for three intersection lights. After going straight through the second intersection light, move to the right lane or center lane and look for a big sign on the right pointing to Pensacola Beach. Turn right at the sign and cross the second bridge leading to the island. Give some money to the toll booth person at the end of that bridge, $1 per car, more for trailers (50 cents per axle). Then go straight past the previous show location of the "Beach Ball" water tower. The host hotel, Pensacola Beach Resort, is just before the two lanes of east direction reduce to one lane. Turn right into the parking lot.
The Pensacola Beach Resort hotel is further down the road from were our show previously has been located at the beach. Go straight thru the traffic light and past the main parking area and beach on the right. Soon you will see the Hampton Inn (where the show was for 2005), The Hilton, and the Beachside Resort. Next is the Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront on the right.
Directions to the show site from the Host Hotel:
Turn left from the parking lot onto Via De Luna Drive. Depending on which driveway you exit, you may need to go right and turn around.
Drive straight through the island's only traffic light and head over the first bridge to Gulf Breeze. Keep left at the split on the other side of the bridge and merge with Gulf Breeze Parkway (US-98) west. Drive straight through several traffic lights and cross over the 2nd bridge to Pensacola. When leaving the bridge, keep left at this split and enter Bayfront Parkway. Then drive straight through the next traffic light intersection and turn at the first block onto East Salamanca St just past the big glass Gulf Power building on the right. East Salamanca St goes for three more blocks before ending at 9th Ave. Look for the show entrance around the block to your left.
Note that each time you drive over the bridge from Gulf Breeze to Pensacola Beach there is a toll bridge fee (but not the other way).