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

The Ormond Garage

 
 
The Ormond Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 18, 2014
1. The Ormond Garage Marker
Inscription. Built by Flagler East Coast Hotel Company in 1904 for the 1905 races. This landmark in the history of the American automobile industry was the setting for the preparation, testing and servicing of some of the most famous racing cars of the world which made racing history and records on the nearby beach. It was a proving ground for pioneer automobile manufacturers such as Olds, Winton, Ford and Chevrolet. Some of the famous drivers who made world speed records here were William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Arthur MacDonald, Fred Marriott, Ralph DePalma, Barney Oldfield and Tommy Milton.
 
Erected 1966 by The Birthplace of Speed Association, Inc. and the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-135.)
 
Location. 29° 17.424′ N, 81° 2.654′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on East Granada Boulevard (State Road 40) just east of North Halifax Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker sits in front of a Sun Trust Bank branch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach FL 32176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ormond Fire House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
The Ormond Garage Marker along FL 40. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 18, 2014
2. The Ormond Garage Marker along FL 40.
line); The Casements (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Ormond (approx. mile away); The Three Chimneys (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Three Chimneys (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Kings Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Merci Box Car (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nocoroco (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Ormond Garage and marker c. 1970 image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, 1970
3. The Ormond Garage and marker c. 1970
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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