This article is in partnership with the Daytona Turkey Run, however all opinions are my own.
The 30th annual Daytona Turkey run is happening again during the perfect time Spring break!
Daytona Turkey Run History
The Turkey Run was created in 1974 by Stu Sarjeant. Stu and his five year old son Jim had attempted to enter their 1923 Ford T-Bucket in the 1973 Ormond Beach AACA Gaslight Parade sponsored by the local Jaycees. They were ejected and denied entry as Hot Rods were not permitted. Jim starting crying and asked his Dad if they could have their “own parade” next Thanksgiving. The following year the very first Turkey Run was born. In 1975 Sarjeant along with friends Rick Finzer and Olin Hopes founded the Daytona Beach Street Rods.
The first Turkey Run hosted 45 cars and was held at the Howard Johnson hotel near Belair Plaza. Continuing to grow, the show moved to Seabreeze High School in 1982 and added a swap meet. By 1987 The Turkey Run had grown to more than 900 cars and relocated to a property at the Daytona Beach airport.
In 1989 the Daytona Beach Street Rods partnered with the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District and found a permanent home in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. By this time, the show had grown to over 1,500 show quality cars and 250 swap meet vendors.
Today, the Turkey Run boasts over 5000 show cars 1200 cars for sale in the Car Corral and over 1,500 swap meet vendors, making it the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the USA.
Over 5000 collector cars on display in the eastern section of the infield of the Daytona International Speedway.No classes or awards, just a lot of FUN!
Looking for that special collector car?I t’s probably for sale in our Car Corral. Over 1500 cars on display and ready for sale or trade.
Collector car parts and memorabilia as far as the eye can see. If you own a collector car this is the place. The part you need is available here.
Arts & Fashion
Handmade crafts and fashion items for everyone.Roam the aisles and find that special gift that can’t be found elsewhere.
And this year for the first time you can enjoy the all new:
The World’s Premier Canine Aquatics Competition
Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th Competition starts at 9AM
For more information on the Daytona Turkey Run visit https://turkeyrun.com
Below is our giveaway to win a pair of tickets to attend, Good Luck!