Each year we travel to the Daytona International Speedway for the Turkey Rod Run put on by the Daytona Street Rods. We are always in the Old Farts Car Club tent on paddock row and right in the middle of all the action. This year was the most spectacular show yet and the crowds were huge. Lots of fun and it was great to see all our old friends. In this opening cover shot, you first see the sunrise from our motel directly on the Atlantic at Daytona Beach, FL. Ormond Beach is slightly north of this spot and that is where the original stock car races were held, right on the sand, long before the International Speedway was constructed.
This is the group mug shot taken on Saturday in front of the Old Farts Car Club tent and is just a small portion of the members in attendance. Behind the tent is private parking for O.F.C.C. members and this year we had about 70 cars there and many members from all parts of the country. This show draws many members from other countries that come here just for this event. One of the member from England brought this picture of his 1948 Ford that looks like a swoopy version of our 1936 Ford Sedan.
As you can see in the picture, the wind was blowing pretty strong. We traveled in an electric cart all the way across the infield to take a couple of pictures showing the size and scope of this event. In the swap area were row after row of automotive related items. From vintage tin to motorcycles, there was anything that you could imagine for your needs.
As the morning broke, we arrived at the track at the tent on Paddock row right next to the famous Winston Cup tower.