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

Racing on the Beach 1930

 
 
Racing on the Beach 1930 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing on the Beach 1930 Marker
Inscription.  
Packard chassis powered Cummins diesel engine runs measured mile and sets first American record by diesel powered automobile. Kaye Don, driving the stunning 31 foot long “Sunbeam Silver Bullet”, the longest car to race on the beach, finds it unmanageable despite its adjustable rear stabilizing fins. He fails to break record.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.709′ N, 81° 0.453′ 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 1931 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1929
Racing on the Beach 1930 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing on the Beach 1930 Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1928 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1932 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1933 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1927 (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1935 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bluebirds (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Kaye Don and the “Sunbeam Silver Bullet” image. Click for full size.
By Richard LeSesne/State Achieves of Florida, Florida Memory
3. Kaye Don and the “Sunbeam Silver Bullet”
Daytona Beach 10 March, 1930
Race car driver Kaye Don, 1933 image. Click for full size.
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4. Race car driver Kaye Don, 1933
Measured Mile image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy: Racing’s North Turn Beach Bar and Grill, November 12, 2017
5. Measured Mile
A Salute To Speed image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
6. 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 30, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 30, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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