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

Racing On The Beach 1904

Ormond/Daytona Beach

 
 
Racing On The Beach 1904 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing On The Beach 1904 Marker
Inscription.  In January, William K. Vanderbilt sets first world record on beach at Winter Speed Carnival with 1 mile run of 92.307 MPH in Mercedes. Glenn H. Curtiss, American aviator pioneer makes first official 60 MPH motorcycle run. Powered by one of the first American twin cylinder engines. Ormond Hotel is center of nonrace activity. Henry M. Flagler constructs Ormond Garage. First “Gasoline Alley” for use of famous racers and wealthy patrons during Winter Speed Carnival.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.643′ N, 81° 0.421′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from N Atlantic Avenue 0.1 miles from Main St. Marker located beachside near 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
Racing On The Beach 1904 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing On The Beach 1904 Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 1020 N Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Racing On The Beach 1903 (here, next to this marker); Ormond's Flying Mile 1904 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Racing On The Beach 1903 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1905 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1907 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ormond Garage (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.
 
Measured Mile image. Click for full size.
By North Turn Bar and Grill
3. Measured Mile
A Salute To Speed image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
4. A Salute To Speed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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