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By Brandon D Cross, May 9, 2019
Beach Racers Marker
Florida (Volushia County), Ormond Beach — Beach Racers
On March 28, 1903, Ormond Beach was the site of a thrilling one-mile race between pioneer auto builders. The Hotel Ormond Challenge Cup pitted Alexander Wintonís red Bullet against Ransom E. Old's Pirate, driven by . . . — Map (db m133755) HM
Florida (Volushia County), Ormond Beach — Birthplace Of Speed
At a time when America had few paved roads, this hard beach was a racecourse for automobiles, motorcycles, and their pioneering builders. The first sanctioned meet here — from March 26-28, 1903 — featured time . . . — Map (db m133757) HM

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