The weekend was marked by the Truck event. First event took place in 2014. Last year people were outraged and there were a lot of complaints, so everybody was saying that there would be no more truck events.
Well, they were wrong.
What's the problem with the trucks (and about 15,000 guests) in town? Daytona knows much bigger events, and locals are mostly fine with that. There is a keen understanding that events are bread and butter of local economy. Even the Jeep event with more jeeps in town does not cause bad feeling, but these monstrous trucks do.
The weekend turned difficult for the beachside. Traffic was unusually heavy. And on a narrow barrier island, there is not easy to circumvent the traffic.
The problem was not only the trucks, it was compounded by proms at the Ocean Center. There were 3 proms on Saturday, bringing thousands of cars to the Beachside causing delays and delays and delays...
Locals, who are usually quite tolerant of the events, are not accepting this event as others.
Go figure, but after staying in traffic and being late for the open house, I sort of understand them...