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.

One of the highlights of the show was the 32 Duece coupe of O.F.C.C. club members John & Diane Wallace that was parked in front of the tent for the entire show. I designed and applied the graphics when the car was painted at Tackley's Auto Body in Clearwater, Fl.

This car is a superbly customized 32 Duece coupe with the entire undercarriage and electronics from a Lincoln Mark 7. It also has a host of electronic gadgetry that really wows the crowd and was really put to the test at the show. The headlights move in and out of the side panels and are programmed to do this automatically during the show. It also has a crank in the original hole in the duece grille and if you turn it, the car will start automatically, then turn itself off after a few seconds. You should see the look on the kid's faces as they turn the crank and the car starts!

Another member's vehicle that was featured was the Neat Ford Panel called the "Rude Dude" and is owned by O.F.C.C. member Joe Gentile from New Jersey. The O.F.C.C. is a unique club in that it has members all over the world, and even New Jersey.

The crowds on Friday and Saturday were the largest that I have seen at the Turkey Run and the meet was larger in all respects. More swap meet areas and many more cars.