Daytona Beach – Daytona 200 Monument
The Daytona 500 is the race that Daytona International Speedway is famous for…
but there is another world famous race the made Daytona famous.
The World’s Greatest Motorcycle race,
The Daytona 200 has been run in Daytona Beach Since 1937.
The Daytona 200 was originally run on a 4.2 mile beach track at the same location
that Racing’s North Turn Bar & restaurant stands today.
The Daytona 200 is still run every year. This is the event that drew motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for years. The motorcycle race known as the Daytona 200 and inspired the event that is currently grown into Bike Week.
From 1937 – until the late 1950’s the Daytona 200 was run on a 4.2 mile track on Daytona Beach.
Highly packed sand banks and rising tides nade the beachside track exciting and drew crowds of spectators routing for their favorite riders. The race was not held from 1942 – 1946 in order to deal with the war.
The Daytona 200 monument was dedicated in March 2002, after Dick Klamfoth an his wife Beverly, who spent eight years raising funds and working with the city of Daytona Beach to get approval to place the monument near the beachfront site of the old Daytona 200 course.
The monument features the start of the 1959 Daytona 200 on the beach track.
The monument also features the likeness of the 12 nmen that were the Daytona 200 winners from 1937 – 1960.
Some of the men on the monument went on to make racing history and forever change the course of motorcycle racing history.
many were also inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame…….
If you would like to become part of this piece of racing history — you can buy a 12 x 12 granite plaque for the motorcyclist in your life to be forever etched in granite in Daytona….
Call or go online for more ordering information.
This would be a perfect way to remember the motorcycle enthusiast in your life….
So many people played an important part in making history.
Kinda fun to walk thru and see everyone who is involved in the effort….
Even have given some thought of adding a square myself because I do live with the man who has everything.
What did I just see???
Frankfort Illinois is about 20 minutes from home !! How cool is that ??
As you can see folks have had plaques done and also there is an option of having a brick engraved.
For information on getting your brick or plaque here on the Daytona 200 monument, please check out this site::
To learn more about the American Motorcycle Association please visit their website::
For the article specifically about the Daytona Monument see:
Fred Gassit says
Renata, please edit out “The World’s Greatest Motorcycle race” as the Daytona 200 is not the world’s greatest motorcycle race.
That title belongs to the Isle Of Man TT race which is known as the ‘Mount Everest’ of Motorcycle Racing by all world renown motorcyclists and is celebrating the Centenary of the mountain course this June 2011.
Isle of Man TT – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sharon mannix says
I would like to know if our brick, which we purchased last March 2016 was ever put in?
Larry schmid says
I bought a brick in 2019 for memorial
How would i see it if i didnt get to daytona
karen frye says
I loved those photos of the plaques. Could you post large photos of each plaque including the new ones just put up? Thank You!
Larry schmid says
How can u see ur brick u purchased if u cant make it to daytona thx