Big, Fun & Free - A Unique Car & Truck Event
Thanks to Tremendous Numbers of Car & Truck Enthusiasts who attended the 2015 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise and the many people who've attended in prior years.
Plan now to be at the
9th Annual Daytona Beach Dream Cruise
FRI - SAT - SUN, OCTOBER 21 - 22 - 23, 2016
This big event will again be free for the public and free for participants with no admission fees or registration fees at official event activities. Plan to attend every year: Oct. 21- 23, 2016; Oct. 27- 29, 2017; Oct. 26- 28, 2018; Oct. 25- 27, 2019
For 2015, we returned to beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach overlooking the Halifax River for check-in and shooting of Official Keepsake Photos and display of many great cars & trucks on the lawn both Friday & Saturday. For 2015's big Sunday gathering, we returned to the Blue Grotto Restaurant where lots of super cars & trucks were displayed near the boats, alongside the Halifax Harbor Marina, also in downtown Daytona Beach.
Mark your calendar so you can join everyone at 2016's 9th Annual Daytona Beach Dream Cruise Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 21, 22 & 23.
Above is a photo of scenic Riverfront Park during the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise. This great venue across Beach St. from nice shops and a variety of restaurants was a hit in 2013 & 2014.
Below are two samples showing how nice 2015's free "Official Keepsake Photos" will look. Click on the links below to view photos shot by other people at the 2015 Daytona Beach Dream CruiseClick here to see 753 terrific photos shot by Chet Karwowski at Riverfront Park on Fri., Oct. 23, 2015Click here to see 35 terrific photos shot by Gary Rosier at Riverfront Park on Sat., Oct. 24, 2015Click here to see 206 super photos by Florida Car Shows and Events (Adam Wilson) shot at Riverfront Park and by the LaPlaya Resort on Fri., Oct. 23, 2015Click here to see 281 super photos by Florida Car Shows and Events (Adam Wilson) shot at Riverfront Park and by the LaPlaya Resort on Sat., Oct. 24, 2015Click here to see 135 super photos by Florida Car Shows and Events (Adam Wilson) shot at Riverfront Park on Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Click on the links below to view photos shot by other people at the 2014 Daytona Beach Dream CruiseClick here for a sample of 100 terrific photos shot by Chet Karwowski at Riverfront Park on Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
2014's "Official Keepsake Photos" shot Fri. & Sat., Oct. 24 & 25, alongside the Halifax River in Riverfront Park have been mailed to participants totally free including postage.
These photos can all be viewed on this website. Everyone is encouraged to download them and enjoy them as you anticipate the upcoming Daytona Beach Dream Cruise.
You can see all 2014 and 2013 "Official Keepsake Photos" on this website by clicking on the slanted picture at the top of this page. That takes you to a navigation page that allows you to view these photos in categories by types of vehicles and specific makes and models. You can also see 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 "Official Keepsake Photos". Enjoy!
Below are three samples showing how nice 2014's "Official Keepsake Photos" look. Owners who brought their collector cars & trucks to check-in Fri. or Sat., Oct 24 or 25, 2014 received a nice free enhanced photo similar to those below showing the Halifax River behind their vehicle.
2014's Daytona Beach Dream Cruise featured tremendous numbers of great cars & trucks at popular waterfront sites in the greater Daytona Beach area, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 24th, 25th & 26th.
Super Sponsor of the event every year from its 2008 beginning through the 2013 event, and on board again for 2014 were:
Along with NPD, there is another Super Sponsor of the event beginning in 2014: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Below is the artwork for 2015's Official Event T-Shirt featuring four super vehicles that will all be on display by the T-Shirt tent Fri. & Sat., Oct. 23 & 24, 2015 at Riverfront Park. These great looking grey color shirts have this image on the back and the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise logo on the front left. These shirts will also be available Sun., Oct. 25 at the Blue Grotto if they haven't sold out on Saturday. Below is the artwork for 2014's Official Event T-Shirt featuring four super vehicles that were all on display by the T-Shirt tent Fri. & Sat., Oct. 24 & 25, 2014 at Riverfront Park. These great looking tan color shirts with this image on the back and the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise logo on the front left sold out completely by Sunday morning Oct. 26 at the Blue Grotto.
2012 and 2013 Event T-Shirts are still available for purchase in most mens & ladies sizes for just $20.00 each (including tax & postage). If more than one is shipped to you in the same package, each additional shirt beyond the first one is just $15.00. For ordering information, call Event Director Rick D'Louhy at 386-672-1861.
Below is a photo of 2013's great looking stone washed green Official Event T-Shirt featuring four super vehicles that were all at the 2013 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise.
Below is a photo of 2012's great looking blue Official Event T-Shirt featuring five super vehicles that were all at the 2012 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise.
Below are links to photos shot by 2013 event attendees:
All 2013 Official Keepsake Photos can be seen by clicking on the slanted photo at the top of this page which will allow you to navigate to more pages categorized by makes, models & types of vehicles.
You can see a few reduced-size samples of 2013 Official Keepsake Photos in rotation below. Each time you return to this home page, you'll see different samples. To see Official Keepsake Photos from all years of the event, click on the slanted photo at the top of this page.
It's Big, It's Fun & It's Free
- The Daytona Beach Dream Cruise was held for the 6th time in 2013. The pictures to the right are a few samples of 2013's Official Keepsake Photos shot alongside the Halifax River at scenic Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach. You can see all of 2013's Official Keepsake Photos on this website. If you had an Official Keepsake Photo shot in a prior year and want to get extra prints or enlargements or shirts showing that image, contact Rick D'Louhy at 386-672-1861. Thanks to NAPA Auto Parts
for sponsoring 2011, 2012 & 2013 Official Keepsake Photos. And of course, thanks to prime sponsor, NPD (National Parts Depot)
for its support every year of this event.
A detailed description of times and locations for 2015's event activities can be seen by clicking on the Schedule button at the top of this page. You'll soon be able to click on a link for a 1-page printable schedule of day-by-day activities.
The paragraph below also gives a general summary of exciting event happenings Fri., Sat. & Sun., Oct. 23-24-25, 2015:
The 2015 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise will utilize the terrific waterfront venue that was used for the first time in 2013. Both Friday & Saturday, Oct. 23rd & 24th, we'll check-in participating vehicles and shoot each one's Official Keepsake Photo in beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach. Cars will be displayed on the lawn in this scenic setting alongside the Halifax River. Each Official Keepsake Photo this year will show the Halifax River behind the subject vehicle.
There will be activities from morning til night on Friday in Riverfront Park and in the adjacent area along Beach St. in conjunction with "Riverfront Fridayl" and on Saturday, also in Riverfront Park, from 10 am to 5 pm. On Saturday afternoon, you will also enjoy a Craft Beer & BBQ Festival in Riverfront Park with proceeds providing pet food for financially-challenged families.
The bizarre Stephen King car theme movie "Christine" will be shown on a big screen in Riverfront Park Friday evening. View the film for free on the lawn alongside the river. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Both Friday & Saturday, you'll see awesome jet dragsters and their female drivers in Riverfront Park. There will also be some terrific NAPA-sponsored race vehicles on display and possible appearance by well-known racing stars.
There will be great cruising opportunities Friday and Saturday between Riverfront Park and the oceanfront area by the popular LaPlaya Resort at 2500 N. Atlantic Avenue (A1A) in Daytona Beach. Sunday morning and afternoon, lots of great cars & trucks will be displayed at the big gathering in the terrific setting at Blue Grotto in downtown Daytona Beach, adjacent to the Halifax Harbor Marina. NAPA will select cars in several categories that will then be voted on by those in attendance for nice NAPA prizes. Again this year, lots of great NPD door prizes and $1,000 cash will be given away at Blue Grotto on Sunday afternoon - ten lucky attendees will each win $100 cash.
Thanks to all who have brought tremendous numbers of great cars & trucks to the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise every year
The Car Enthusiast Television Program "Muscle Car Workout" has filmed on several occasions at the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise
Lots of car & truck enthusiasts have enjoyed meeting the stars of the program, Alan Goldstein and Megan Clementi (Miss Florida USA 2010). Some of you got your vehicle shot by their film crew for a future episode. www.musclecarworkout.com
It was a real treat for many people who met Faith Granger & saw her "Deuce of Spades" '32 Ford hot rod on Sat. & Sun. at the 2011 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise.
To learn more about the terrific film "Deuce of Spades" that was previewed at the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise in 2009 and 2010, logon to www.DeuceofSpadesMovie.com .
Daytona Beach is the place to be and be seen for all car & truck lovers.
For general info about the greater Daytona Beach area and to see what's new and all of the things you can enjoy here, log on to Daytona Beach . If you would like a brochure about the
greater Daytona Beach area of if you have questions related to car registration and official activities during the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise, call Rick D'Louhy at 386-672-1861 or reach him by email at Rick@daytonabeachdreamcruise.com.