Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1919
Ralph DePalma driving champion and winner
of hundreds of races, sets new 1 mile
record driving 905 cubic inch V-12 powered
Packard on the beach at 149.875 mph.
DePalma also sets world records for
distances of 2 to 20 miles and standing
mile. His standing mile record of 92.713
mph is unbroken for 36 years!
Location. 29° 13.686′ N, 81° 0.445′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Ocean Avenue south of Auditorium Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. 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 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 walking distance of this marker. Racing On The Beach (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1920 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1922 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 1912 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Racing on the Beach 1928 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.