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Daytona ... racing on the beach back in the day

GardawgGardawg Posts: 10,086 AG
Looks like fun !!!


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  • fishinbugfishinbug Posts: 378 Deckhand
    Now that's what I call a real flyover!
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 9,688 Moderator
    Never saw the race on the beach. First 500 I saw was 1964. Lorenzen won I think. Hitch hiked down there from Atlanta and caught a ride back with some buddies.

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  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 7,683 Admiral
    I was to young to remember that. 
  • tankardtankard Posts: 7,031 Admiral
  • Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 8,417 Admiral
    When one of my tenants moved-in, he used a large box trailer that he borrowed from his friend down in the Daytona area.  His friend got the trailer second-hand and it had been painted, or else the old decals / writing had been removed - I don't remember exactly. Anyhow, you could still read what the trailer used to say on the side - Smokey's Automotive Service - Best **** Garage in Town!
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  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,928 Admiral
    When my mother graduated from FSU in 1953, her first job was at NASCAR headquarters in Daytona at the old Streamline Hotel. I think she dated Big Bill France and a driver or two, but she never went into details. She did say that she was the first woman to qualify for the Century Club, driving a car 100mph average over one mile, both ways down the beach. I found on Google that one driver did 157mph avg to set the record.

    It would be a blast to bring back the beach race in some 1950s replica race cars someday!
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  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,928 Admiral
    edited January 2019 #8
    Also, my mother and father worked together at the Orlando Sentinel in 1959, and covered the first Daytona 500 in 1959 for the paper. I was born almost 9 months later. I should've been named Fireball.
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  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 7,683 Admiral
    I would of been 4 in 59.  I would of liked to be there.  Might of remembered a little bit.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 9,688 Moderator
    Cane Pole said:
    Also, my mother and father worked together at the Orlando Sentinel in 1959, and covered the first Daytona 500 in 1959 for the paper. I was born almost 9 months later. I should've been named Fireball.
    23 and me might be interesting for you. :smile:

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • GardawgGardawg Posts: 10,086 AG
    Cane Pole said:
    It would be a blast to bring back the beach race in some 1950s replica race cars someday!
    I thought the same thing when watching this video. 

    But I wouldn't stand as close to the track as they did back then. 
    “Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

    Heres Tom with the Weather.”
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