Turkey Run in Daytona Beach

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Thanksgiving week traditionally is the time of Turkey Run event in Daytona Beach area. It is the Southeast's largest car show and swap meet takes place in the expansive infield of Daytona International Speedway. Last year there were 4,800, and this year they are expecting about 5,000 registered participants. Registration is $40. People bring their cars from all over the nation and as far abroad as Iceland.

This 37th annual event at the International Speedway (1801 International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Car ShowFlorida) also includes large swap meet (about 4,500 vendors) of parts and accessories, and car sales corral. There is also a craft and art sale.

Some info from the website:
FOR 2010 THE TURKEY RUN WILL ACCEPT:
Street Rods, Customs, Antiques & Muscle
Cars from 1979 and before.

WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT:
all MUSTANGS •
CORVETTES • CAMAROS • PROWLERS • VIPERS • CHARGERS/CHALLENGERS

FOREIGN & DOMESTIC EXOTICS

WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT (PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY):

CARS FROM 1980 UP, IF THE CAR HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY CUSTOMIZED.
YOU MUST SEND PHOTOS WITH YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR APPROVAL
$100.00 per night and $200.00 on Saturday to the Fastest Tricyle Racer, Slowest Drag Racer, Quickest Teeter-Totterer. Plus, put
your car on the VMP dyno for two runs for $60.00 and live up to those "bragging rights" of 400hp. In 2006, we had a twin-turbo Ford GT that registered over 1000hp.


Even though the event is officially at the International Speedway in Daytona Beach, there are a lot more antique cars in the area, that do not take part in the swap, and are everywhere not only in Daytona Beach, but in Daytona Beach Shores, Ormond Beach, Port OrangeSouth Daytona, Holly Hill and to my surprise you can even see them in a quaint Ponce Inlet.

There are spontaneous mini-shows where people gather around cars, and the proud owners open the hoods to show the heart and muscle of their “babies”. You can see them in parking lot at Publix on Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach, and in some other places.

Besides the official Turkey Run at International Speedway, there will be smaller automotive events throughout the area, like an impressive car show in Fortunato Park in Ormond Beach with 150 antique cars, gaslight parade, etc. For a few days we will see antique cars everywhere. On the roads, in the parking lots of shopping center, at hotels and motels on the Beach, and even right on the Beach.

Approximately 150,000 people flock to Daytona area to look at our automotive history, while enjoying warm and sunny weather. This is where the races started in 1903, and that stretch of Beach in Ormond Beach is called the Birthplace of Speed.

I asked GM at Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores and asked for

Oceanside Inn Coupon

coupons. He was not thrilled with the idea of coupons in busy time, but agreed to honor this coupon. Not valid for online reservation, only valid at the counter. To guarantee a room, call James Dion 386-255-4492 and tell him Jon Zolsky sent you.

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Wow!

Cars with headroom and leg room!

What a concept!

Bill

Oct 31, 2010 07:32 AM #1
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