photo credit-Michelle Lindsey
The Daytona 200 Monument was built with hard work, cooperation, love and donations in order to honor the Great Men who raced on the beach.
Be a part of it by buying a brick or plaque and or volunteering at an event.
Thank you for being a part of it.
We will be honoring those who received plaques this year. The bricks and plaques are being installed this week. The Monument is always open to the public. We will be having the over the hill gang breakfast on March 11 at 8:30 am at the Eagles.
We are sold out of the 1×1 sitting wall plaques. We do have 12×14 plaques available for 2022 installation and you will be able to order them online soon.
On January 24, 1937 the first Daytona 200 was held. The race took place on a 4.2 mile beach and road course located south of Daytona Beach. This was the start of Daytona Bikeweek. The majority of the people who first attended were the one’s who did the racing. Eventually non-racing bikers were attracted to the exciting and happy times atmosphere. The Daytona 200 Motorcycle Race now draws over one half million bikers and non-bikers alike . Several years ago Dick Klamfoth, a 3 time winner of the Daytona 200 Motorcycle race, strolled down Main Street in Daytona during bike week. He talked to different folks about when the races were held on the beach and found that many had no idea how bike week actully started. He thought creating a Daytona 200 Monument would be a great way to preserve this history. Plans were made, the perfect beach front property was secured and with all the generous donations the idea became a reality.
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