The Daytona Turkey Run, presented by Daytona Beach Street Rods, features thousands of unique automobiles and swap meet vendors – making it the largest classic car show in the United States. It is held each Thanksgiving weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, in the infield of the ‘World Center of Racing’, Daytona International Speedway.
A family-friendly event for nearly four decades, Stu Sarjeant and his four-year-old son, Jim, created the Turkey Run in 1974. Today, it boasts show quality cars from around the country including restored classics, newer, customized rides and foreign and domestic exotics. Each year, thousands of swap meet vendors offer everything from auto parts and accessories to clothing and gifts, as well as food and beverage vendors.
There’s also the annual Car Corral where thousands of cars line up in the infield for participants to buy and sell vehicles. An Arts and Fashion Bazaar has recently been added to the Daytona Turkey Run showcasing handmade art, crafts and fashion – perfect for getting some holiday shopping done. If you have your sites set on a classic hot rod, the Daytona Beach Street Rods hold a car raffle each year benefiting charity. The 2013 fundraiser was for a fire engine red 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am. Whether you’re looking for a ‘57 Cadillac 62 series, 1996 Bentley Turbo R, Packard Woody Wagon from 1948 or ’62 Triumph TR3A, the Daytona Turkey Run is one of Daytona’s most sought after attractions and the place to be Thanksgiving weekend. Please visit Turkey Run for additional information.
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