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12-27-2002, 12:39 AM
Organized and sanctioned automobile timed trials and racing started on the beaches of Ormond Beach (and later Daytona) in 1903. Ormond Beach (known as the "Birthplace of Speed") celebrates the "Centennial of Speed" March 26-28, 2003.

Location: Fortunato Park, The Casements, the beach sands, and City Hall - Ormond Beach, FL. Fortunato Park and The Casements (J.D.Rockefeller's winter home) are located on the north and south sides of W.Granada Blvd along the east banks of the Halifax River. City hall and the beach are within walking distance of both parks.


March 26 - Dedication of the new "Birthplace of Speed Park"

March 27-28: Racing Symbosium, Beach Racing Exhibition, Invitational Beach Racing Events, Antique Vehicle Displays, Festival and Entertainment from 9am-9pm both days.

For more details see the flyer available at https://www.volusiabritishcars.com/cos.pdf