Photos: The ‘Stangs Of Turkey Rod Run – Daytona Beach, Florida
You know Turkey Rod Run is coming when you see all of the hot rods, muscle cars and “trailer queens” heading south down I-95 toward Daytona. Almost every other car on the interstate is a customized vehicle heading down south to this monstrous show.
As I do every year, I attended the Turkey Rod Run and was like a hyper little kid in a candy store (and was also a little trigger happy with the camera). This show has got to be one of the biggest car shows on the East Coast, if not the biggest, held inside the Daytona International Speedway. It starts on Thanksgiving and goes on through the weekend. I suggest if you come to Florida during the Thanksgiving holiday, that you definitely check it out. I know there are important football games to watch on this holiday weekend but for those of you who know me, I am a diehard Florida Gators fan and this falls right during the Florida vs. Florida State rivalry each year. I will miss that game for this.
Once inside the Speedway, they have the massive Swap Meet, Show Car Corral, Motorcycle Corral, a separate area for cars that are for sale, games, food, as well as great deals on cars and parts and everything under the sun. They also raffle off a classic of some kind every year. Florida usually has great weather for this event and you have got to love the sight of gleaming cars for miles.
Every night after the Speedway show, you can head east and hop on A1A and head north to the BelAir plaza where everyone meets and enjoys nights filled with awesome cars and tons of “gear heads” and, of course, beer. The drive to the plaza on a normal day should take about ten minutes maximum. During Turkey Rod Run, it will be bumper to bumper down the A1A strip with people lined up along both sides watching all of these awesome rides roll by. It may take you over half an hour just to get to the plaza but the stares along the way are well worth it and once you get there you are in gear-head heaven.
Enough of my carrying on, let me show you some of the ‘Stangs that I was able to capture with my Nikon during the awesome-filled three days that I attended. The daylight ones are from inside the Speedway and the night time ones are from BelAir plaza. Enjoy!