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

Racing on the Beach 1919

Ormond/Daytona Beach

 
 
Racing on the Beach 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing on the Beach 1919 Marker
Inscription.  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!
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
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
Racing on the Beach 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing on the Beach 1919 Marker
(here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1922 (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 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.
 
Ralph DePalma and his V-12, Daytona Beach, Fl image. Click for full size.
By courtesy Wikimedia Commons
3. Ralph DePalma and his V-12, Daytona Beach, Fl
Measured Mile image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Racing’s North Turn Beach Bar and Grill, November 12, 2017
4. Measured Mile
A Salute To Speed image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
5. 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 May 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 12 times this year. 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.
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