Video: Who Knew That the Beach Used to Be the Best Place to Set Land-Speed Records?

Daytona Beach may be best known as the home of the iconic Daytona International Speedway (as well as the headquarters of Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports), but before World War II, it was often used as a place to set land-speed records.

Back then, the areas in and around Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach were relatively uninhabited and, depending on the tide, provided wide beaches with a surface flat enough for going over 200 mph.

DavidATL New Reader
9/2/20 3:09 p.m.

I've visited the momument to this this many times. 

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