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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Racing On The Beach

Daytona Beach

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing On The Beach Marker
Inscription.  
Automobile racing on the beach comprised two distinct periods spanning 1903 - 1935 and 1936 - 1958. The 1903 - 1935 period was filled with speed record attempts and other related exciting beach events. These years began with the first timed run of Alexander Winton at 68.198 MPH and culminated with Sir Malcom Campbell’s run of 330 MPH & world land speed record of 276.820 MPH.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.685′ N, 81° 0.445′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Ocean Avenue and Auditorium Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Located on the boardwalk near the Daytona Beach Pier. The best way to see this marker is to park in the parking garage on the west side of Atlantic Avenue. Walk over the pedestrian bridge on the second floor, keep walking past the shops and restaurants toward the ocean. The marker is a distance on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing On The Beach Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Racing on the Beach 1919 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1920 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1922 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1912 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1928 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1927 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
A Salute To Speed image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
3. A Salute To Speed
A walk through racing history in the Daytona Beach area
Records
Reveries
Heroes
Speed on the beach
1903 - 1935
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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