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Spring Rod Run 2019

Four Decades of Bitchin’ Trucks

Phil Gordon
Jun 26, 2019

In 1974 the Daytona Beach Street Rod association created two shows in Daytona Beach, Florida. Originally beginning by the clubs president Stu Sarjeant because he attempted to enter his full custom Ford truck into a local car and truck show and was denied entry because modified vehicles weren't allowed. The following year Turkey Rod Run was created in the Fall followed by Spring Rod Run. Currently, the Turkey Rod Run hosts nearly 7,000 vintage, classic muscle and race cars and trucks with the Spring Rod Run over 2,000.

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In addition to the diverse custom and restored cars and trucks, guests at the show are treated to a massive swap meet in which vendors sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories. There are arts and crafts on Artisan Alley and a full midway of delicious food and beverages for all ages available at all times. Kids and adults alike had a blast at the world's premiere aquatic canine competition. Set up inside the infield of the Daytona Speedway, dogs of all sizes jumped from a 40-foot dock into a 40-foot pool and competed in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, & Speed Retrieve competitions. The annual classic car parade lap around the track was held to recap the packed full show.

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Originally being held at a hotel parking lot, both events are now held in the largest location in Daytona Beach; The Daytona International Speedway. The Spring Rod Run is presented by White Diamond and sponsored in part by Spectrum. In its history, more than $12 million proceeds from both shows have been granted to capital projects in the community that improve the resident's quality of life. Show promoter Jennifer Labonte wishes to thank everyone that came to enjoy the thousands of beautiful vehicles and events held at the speedway. Visit www.turkeyrun.com for full schedule and more information.