North American Spitfire Squadron:
"Gulf Coast Spit-Together 2008"

Last updated: 8:23 PM 5/1/2008
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  • THANK YOU to those who came to the Gulf Coast Spit-Together in Pensacola, Florida, during the Pensacola British Car Show. The Spit-Together was really a "show within a show".
  • Participants in the Spit-Together received "Spit-Together" awards, T-shirts, and hat pins.
  • The host hotel was the Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront, 16 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561. Local phone is 800-934-3301/850-934-3300 for BRITISH CAR SHOW discounted rates during the April show only.
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  • Friday evening we welcomed everyone to Pensacola with a "red-beans-and-rice" free dinner at the host hotel with those attending the British car show. Dinner is sponsored by the Panhandle British Car Association (PBCA).
  • Saturday morning we drove to the British car show site in historic Pensacola.
  • After the show, we returned to the island and had dinner at "Crabs" restaurant right next to the beach hotel.
  • Sunday we drove to NAS Pensacola to tour the National Museum of Naval Aviation with 180 aircraft mostly indoors and an IMAX theatre, and aircraft flight simulators.
  • Sunday lunch was at the Cubi Bar & Cafe which re-creates the famous bar that was popular with US aviators in the Phillippines.
  • Depart and head for home. Mike Japp lead the group to a gas station on the way to the interstate. Mike Japp drove his yellow Spitfire and Mike Ross drove Mike Japp's blue Spitfire home.
  • Mike Ross already has some pictures on the Yahoo Groups "NASS-club" photos section. All car photos from the show are in the show section of this website, click here.

    NASS at the Pensacola British Car Show

    Saturday, April 19th, 2008

    Mike Japp
    1977 Triumph Spitfire
    Alan Hughes
    1978 Triumph Spitfire
    Doug & Shannon McArthur
    1974 Triumph Spitfire
    Mike Ross
    1975 Triumph Spitfire
    Owner: Mike Japp
    Tommy Boudreaux
    1978 Triumph Spitfire
    Karen Apel w/ Katherine
    1970 Triumph GT6

    Photos by Mike Japp and Joe Hajcak

    NASS at the National Museum of Naval Aviation

    Sunday, April 20th, 2008

    Group at Museum cafe

    Mike Japp with US Navy
    Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet

    Spitfires with US Navy
    Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet

    Spitfires lead US Navy
    Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet

    Outside photos by Howard Baugues

  • Click here for the PBCA main page.