Gaslight Parade in Ormond Beach November 26

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

The legend has it that after Henry Flagler bought and expanded Hotel Ormond, the managers in 1902 invited a group of automotive Car Showenthusiasts to the area. One year later the official auto races started in Ormond Beach. This was the only reliable flat track in the nation, and this beach has seen Olds, Winton, Ford, Chevrolet, Stanley and Packard testing their machines on this beach.

It is a longstanding tradition in Ormond Beach to run a parade starting Friday after the Thanksgiving Day. There are 300 cars taking part in the Gaslight The Casements. Ormond BeachParade. It starts at 7 PM at The Casements on the Halifax River – the former residence of the richest man on earth – John Rockefeller. The cars are lined in chronological order, and represent the history of the automotive industry.

Spectators line the sidewalks along Granada Ave, and greet every car with cheers. This is an impressive and beautiful parade, one of the finest, if not the The Cupola. Fortunato Park, Ormond Beachfinest automotive parade in the nation.

The antique Car show is from 10 to 4 on Saturday in Fortunato Park, right across the street from where the magnificent Hotel Ormond once stood. You can see the original cupola saved when the hotel was demolished. There will be 150 cars on display; some of the drivers will be costumed to match the era. There is entertainment and food at the park. Admission to the parade and car show is free.

Gaslight Parade – November 26, 2010 at 7 PM.

54th Annual Antique Car Show – November 27 from 10 AM to 4 PM – Fortunato Park

Watch the slideshow below. I made it in 2008

The coupon is for any customer, who worked with us, toured and put under contract any property in greater Daytona Beach Area, whose offer was accepted and the earnest money deposit placed in escrow.

Toscana is a fine Italian Ormond Beach restaurant with very good food and excellent service. 2 nights a week Anna Maria Caserta Cavicchia signs beautiful Italian songs there, and her signing is priceless.

 

Coupon - Jon Zolsky

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Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
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Jon—This post has it all!!!  Simply gorgeous pictures---gorgeous, all the information anyone would/could need to attend and enjoy the Gaslight Parade, a coupon for dinner for two (!!),  link after link, a home made video, beautiful formatting, geography, blog title three times----what more could anyone possible want or need in a blog post???? ActiveRain should use this one as a tutorial on how to blog a localism post.  I am very, very impressed.  Now just tell me how much time you spent on this one, so I can plan my days---if I am ever going to achieve this type of blogging perfection!!  Suggested!!!!

Oct 31, 2010 04:33 PM #1
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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I love big cars with character!

Bill

Oct 31, 2010 04:33 PM #2
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Chris and Maria Jeantet
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very nice stuff, can't beat those localism posts.

Oct 31, 2010 04:55 PM #3
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Vadim Zolotarevskiy
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Jon,

Iit is impressive even when yo are not a fan. And it is incredible how many people stop to look at those gorgeous machines

Oct 31, 2010 05:06 PM #4
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Hi Jon. Beautiful cars. Loved the slideshow. I never went to this event, plan to go to gaslight parade with friends. Thanks for reminding

Oct 31, 2010 05:10 PM #5
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Jon - thanks for the great pictures and wonderful local history.  We have a classic car show here every year called "Stuck in Lodi" - but while the cars are unique ... your show seems to have a bent toward the antiques!  Beautiful ... thanks!

Oct 31, 2010 05:36 PM #6
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Hi ohn, This is a wonderful Localism post and great event. Love old cars but in a parade it makes it all the more special.

Oct 31, 2010 05:55 PM #7
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Jon, what a wonderful & exciting post...i want to be in Ormond Beach! this really draws you in to your locale & those cars are really breathtaking...good job
Nov 01, 2010 12:12 AM #8
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Pat - thank you. You are flatteringme

Nov 01, 2010 02:05 AM #9
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Bill - I figured that. Cool picture with a thumb up

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Chris & Maria -  thanks

Nov 01, 2010 02:08 AM #11
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Vadim - same with me. I am not really a car guy, but I love watching them, love when they are all around.

Nov 01, 2010 02:10 AM #12
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Inga - you will like the parade. The Beauty and the History slowly going up Granda Ave...

Nov 01, 2010 02:11 AM #13
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Jack - you will see everything in Daytona at that time. You get confused what year it is now, when you are driving and those gorgeous cars are on the roads and in the parking lots. Weird and beautiful.

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William - yes, this is a beautiful parade, as they are coming in chronological order, all oriiginal, and the setting can't be better

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Ginny - "want to be in Ormond",  this is the best compliment I coudl get, thank you

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