Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Run, Turkey Run

Daytona Beach, as many might know, is the Special Events Capital of the World. That means one week it's Bike Week, another it's Black College Reunion, etc.

This week, Thanksgiving week every year, is the Turkey Run Car Show held at the Daytona International Speedway. That means lots of old cars (and their owners and owners families), from Model As to sweet early 70s machines, assemble in Daytona Beach from all over the place.

It makes for a fun long weekend. Not only is there the car show and swap meet at the speedway, but also there are the Gaslight Parade and Ormond Beach Car Show, both in Ormond Beach.

For most of the next few evenings, older cars will cruise Atlantic Avenue (A1A). It's fun to be in the cruise, and it's fun to park and watch. I'll try to do the photo thing, but don't hold your breath.

Also, if you're cheap or lazy and don't want to do the full-blown Turkey Run trip, there's usually an informal car show and swap meet in the parking lot of the Bel-Air plaza, on Atlantic, north of the Seabreeze bridge.