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

Racing on the Beach 1920

Ormond/Daytona Beach

 
 
Racing on the Beach 1920 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing on the Beach 1920 Marker
Inscription.  Fighting flames at end of run, Tommy Milton drives twin engine Duesenberg to new world land speed record of 156.046 mph for measured mile. Milton replaces DePalma as world record holder of all distances up to 5 miles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.69′ N, 81° 0.444′ 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 1922 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1919 (here, next to this marker); Racing On The Beach (a few
Racing on the Beach 1920 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing on the Beach 1920 Marker
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Racing on the Beach 1928 (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Tommy Milton in his race car at Daytona Beach, Fl, in 1920 image. Click for full size.
By courtesy Wikimedia Commons
3. Tommy Milton in his race car at Daytona Beach, Fl, in 1920
Measured Mile image. Click for full size.
By 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 70 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.
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