Southern Stars

Southern Stars

Ormond Beach / Daytona Beach "Birthplace of Speed" Drive & Dine

Saturday, June 25, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:30pm
Birthplace of Speed Park
21 Ocean Shore Blvd
Ormond Beach
Florida
32176
David Wommer
(904) 534-7319

 

Ormond Beach, FL Drive & Dine Event

Saturday, June 25, 2022

 

  Our initial rendezvous point will be at 9:30 AM at “Birthplace of Speed Park”, 21 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, about an hour south of Jacksonville. This can be driven at your own pace, possibly via scenic A1A! This oceanfront park commemorates the first automobile race held on the adjacent beach in 1903. The history includes a replica of The Ormond Garage, which opened in 1904, and was the first Gasoline Alley before Indianapolis Speedway, built by Henry Flagler to accommodate participating race cars during the beach race season! The smooth hard-packed sands of Ormond Beach became a proving ground for automobile inventors and drivers. Some of the early racers and enthusiasts were Ransom E. Olds, Alexander Winton, William K. Vanderbilt II, Barney Oldfield, Henry Ford, Louis Chevrolet, Glenn Curtiss, and Sir Malcolm Campbell. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Great photography opportunities. Picnic area and restrooms.

 

  After exploring Birthplace of Speed Park a bit, we’ll drive the scenic Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail as we enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean from A1A, scenic inland marshes & oak canopies on the way to lunch overlooking a water feature in Daytona Beach at Stonewood Grille, 2150 LPGA Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 at approximately 11:30 AM, which is near Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach and Buc-ees. Please visit these websites to learn more about each location!

 

https://www.ormondhistory.org/birthplace-of-speed

https://www.daytonabeach.com/listings/Birthplace-of-Speed-Park/678/

www.OrmondScenicLoopAndTrail.com

https://www.StonewoodGrill.com/locations/Daytona-Beach/index

 

  Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to ensure we have an accurate count for the restaurant. MBCA Southern Stars Section Members, please be on the lookout for an Evite for this event.

 

For additional information or questions, please email:

[email protected]

or Contact David Wommer, Southern Stars Section President (904) 534-7319