AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: 9th Annual Historic North Turn Legends Parade
WHERE: 4511 South Atlantic Avenue, Ponce Inlet
WHEN: February 8, 2020
Come to “Where It All Began” and expertise Daytona Beach’s highly effective racing legacy. The 9th Annual Historic North Turn Legends Parade pays homage to Daytona Beach’s iconic contribution to auto-racing historical past — and all of it takes place 9 days’ previous to the yr’s preeminent NASCAR occasion: the DAYTONA 500.
Going to see the parade is a ceremony of passage for racing fans — or actually, anybody who enjoys historical past or previous vehicles normally! The parade is the good solution to set the tone for DAYTONA Speedweeks, which all culminates in the 62nd working of the “Great American Race.” This occasion is a novel solution to uncover Daytona Beach’s previous (in the very spot the place NASCAR is rooted!) and see the stars of at present — and multi functional journey to the space!
At this parade, the vehicles transfer with so much much less velocity than these at the Speedway. The parade honors racing legends and their fierce racing machines on Daytona’s famed seashore course by admitting as parade autos solely classic vehicles made between 1936 and 1958. Each automobile should be an authentic or a duplicate with a quantity on it.
For many, this parade has turn into an necessary custom for kicking off DAYTONA Speedweeks. The inaugural parade was held on February 18, 2012, to honor the years of NASCAR’s historic seashore racing day. And now, the parade is a cooperative effort with Volusia County, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing’s North Turn Beach Bar & Grille.
You’re doubtless conscious that Daytona Beach is understood for its want for automobile racing, however do you know that inventory automobile racing turned an everyday pastime alongside the hard-packed seashores of Daytona Beach way back to the starting of the 20th century? The races have been held on the sands of the seashore and A1A between the North Turn and the South Turn in Ponce Inlet between the years 1948 and 1958.
Motivated by the recognition of the seashore and highway races in the space, Bill France, Sr. based NASCAR in 1947 and constructed the “World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway, in 1959. Since then, the pursuit of velocity has carried on. In truth, the Speedway just lately underwent a serious renovation — so you’ll be able to take pleasure in the DAYTONA Speedweeks occasions and races in much more consolation and luxuriate in world-class facilities.
So what are you ready for? Start planning your journey for DAYTONA Speedweeks and DAYTONA 500 now!