Big, Fun & Free - A Unique Car & Truck Event
Thanks to Tremendous Numbers of Car & Truck Enthusiasts who attended the
6th Annual Daytona Beach Dream Cruise
FRI - SAT - SUN, OCTOBER 25 - 26 - 27, 2013
This big event was again free for the public and free for participants with no admission fees at official event activities and no registration fees.
Work is continuing to get each participating owner their 2013 "Official Keepsake Photo" shot Friday & Saturday, Oct. 25 & 26, alongside the Halifax River in Riverfront Park. These enhanced photos should all be mailed totally free (including postage) by Dec. 16. Mailing began in late Nov. but it will take more than two weeks to get all these photos mailed because there were so many participating vehicles.
Beneath the following photo, click several links to see galleries of images captured by car enthusiasts at the 2013 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise. These links and many other photos will soon be accessed from a specific 2013 photos page.
Scenic Riverfront Park was the site Fri., Oct. 25th & Sat. Oct. 26th for 2013 Check-In & Shooting Official Keepsake Photos. Cars & Trucks were displayed on the lawn both days at this terrific venue in downtown Daytona Beach overlooking the Halifax River. A new feature this year was a Meet & Greet on Saturday morning. See Schedule of Events for daytime and nighttime activities all three days, all at scenic waterfront venues, including the big final gathering Sunday at Blue Grotto adjacent to the Halifax Harbor Marina.
Above are the Front & Back of 2013's Flyer ( Front revised Oct. 18th, Back revised Sept. 27th )
A detailed description of times and locations for 2013's event activities can be seen by clicking on the Schedule button above. The paragraph below gives a general summary of exciting event happenings Fri., Sat. & Sun., Oct. 25-26-27, 2013:
The 2013 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise utilized a terrific new riverfront venue for the first time. Both Friday & Saturday, Oct. 25th & 26th, we checked-in participating vehicles and shot each one's Official Keepsake Photo in beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach. Cars were 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. The vehicle display area stretched all the way from Orange Ave. on the south to Bay St. on the north (Orange Ave. is two blocks south of US 92 - International Speedway Blvd; Bay St. is one block north of ISB). There were activities from morning til night on Friday in Riverfront Park and in the adjacent area along Beach St. in conjunction with "The Front Porch Friday Festival" and on Saturday, also in Riverfront Park, from Noon to 5 pm. A popular recent movie was shown on a big screen in Riverfront Park Friday evening and participants displaying collector cars and trucks were able to view the film drive-in style in their vehicles. There was cruising between Riverfront Park and the oceanfront area by the popular LaPlaya Resort at 2500 N. Atlantic Avenue (A1A) in Daytona Beach.
For more fun things to do, on Friday evening, some participants cruised to Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill on Rose Bay for a Welcome Party. Saturday morning, a good number of cars were displayed at a Meet & Greet at SW Grill at Sunset Harbor. Beginning in mid-afternoon on Saturday and running until late that night, there were great things to do in Ponce Inlet including the always popular Sock Hop at Down the Hatch Seafood Company and a Luau at Hidden Treasure Rum Bar & Grill on Ponce Inlet. On Sunday, lots of great cars were displayed at the big gathering at Blue Grotto in downtown Daytona Beach, adjacent to the Halifax Harbor Marina, for a huge car display in a great setting where ten lucky attendees each won $100 cash.
2013's Daytona Beach Dream Cruise with NPD (National Parts Depot) as Super Sponsor featured tremendous numbers of great cars & trucks at popular waterfront sites in the greater Daytona Beach area, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 25th, 26th & 27th. Each collector car and truck checking-in at beautiful Riverfront Park on Friday, Oct. 25th or Sat., Oct. 26th had the opportunity to be photographed alongside the Halifax River. NAPA - and their Daytona Beach store, Triple Crown Auto Parts, the event's Photo Sponsor is making it possible to provide each owner their wonderfully enhance Official Keepsake Photo for 2013. Each owner's photo will be mailed to him or her, totally free, several weeks after the event.
Below is a sample showing how nice 2013's Official Keepsake Photos will be.
2012 Event T-Shirts (all mens & ladies sizes) are still available for purchase 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 Rick D'Louhy at 386-672-1861. You will also be able to purchase 2012 event shirts where you'll buy your 2013 shirts - at the Riverfront Park check-in and display area on Friday and Saturday as well as at Blue Grotto on Sunday.
Below is a photo of one last year's great looking blue Official Event T-Shirts featuring five super vehicles that were all at the 2012 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise.
Lots of photos from the 2012 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise can be seen by clicking on slanted picture at the top of this page of the blue Chevy Cameo pickup, then click the yellow Ford F-100 pickup on the next page. You can also see a few reduced-size samples of 2011 Official Keepsake Photos in rotation below. Each time you return to this home page, you'll see different samples.
The List of Recommended Hotels accessed by clicking the above link pertains to the 2013 event. It's intended to help visitors attending this year.