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 in 2013.
Plan now to be at the
7th Annual Daytona Beach Dream Cruise
FRI - SAT - SUN, OCTOBER 24 - 25 - 26, 2014
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.
Scenic Riverfront Park was the popular site in 2013 for Fri. & Sat. 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. Blue Grotto/ Halifax Harbor Marina was the site of the event's big Sun. gathering.
We're returning to these great venues for the 2014 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise Oct 24-26.
2013 "Official Keepsake Photos" shot Fri. & Sat., Oct. 25 & 26, alongside the Halifax River in Riverfront Park were mailed to participants totally free including postage.
You can see all 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. Enjoy!
Scroll down to click on several links to see galleries of images captured by car enthusiasts at the 2013 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise.
Below is a sample showing how nice 2013's Official Keepsake Photos look.
2013'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. 25th, 26th & 27th.
Super Sponsor of the event every year from its 2008 beginning through the 2013 event, and on board again for 2014, has been
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. The event's 2013 Photo Sponsor was
Below are links to photos shot by 2013 event attendees:
2012 and 2013 Event T-Shirts are 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.
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 all 2013 Official Keepsake Photos, 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 will soon be able to 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 2013's event activities can be seen by clicking on the Schedule button at the top of this page. 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.
Thanks to all who have brought tremendous numbers of great cars & trucks to the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise every year
Check-in & photo-shooting for 2011 was done both Fri. & Sat. at the Bermuda House Hotel, 2560 N. Atlantic Ave (A1A), immediately north of the LaPlaya Resort. Official Keepsake Photos for 2011, made possible by NAPA Auto Parts, were shot with the Atlantic Ocean and beach visible behind each vehicle. These photos were mailed totally free to vehicle owners by mid-December. Other 2011 activities centered around this 2400 to 2700 block of A1A included great displays Fri. & Sat. of super cars across the street from the Bermuda House Hotel and LaPlaya Resort at Bellair Plaza, adjacent to Ruby Tuesday. Also in this area, Fri. night's great action-packed drag racing film was shown on the pool deck of the LaPlaya Resort. Cruising along A1A in front of the LaPlaya Resort was quite entertaining. Lots of enthusiasts enjoyed the sock hop at Down the Hatch in Ponce Inlet Sat. afternoon and evening and also Sat. night, at Inlet Harbor Restaurant in Ponce Inlet, a different film of drag racing highlights thrilled those in attendance. The final gathering of the 2011 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise was a great success Sun. morning and afternoon at Blue Grotto overlooking the Halifax Harbor Marina in downtown Daytona Beach. This grand finale was capped off by ten lucky people each winning $100 cash with their names drawn by Faith Granger, the creative dynamo behind the "Deuce of Spades" movie, who posed with the winners. A great time was had by lots of people at 2011's event.
2011 TV COVERAGE:
The Car Enthusiast Television Program "Muscle Car Workout" filmed again at the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise in 2011.
Lots of car & truck enthusiasts 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
2011's FREE CAR MOVIES: Free car theme films were shown on Friday and Saturday nights, each beginning at 7:30 pm. There was a different film each night - both were shown for free on big outdoor screens -
Friday night at pool deck of LaPlaya Resort on A1A in Daytona Beach and
Saturday night at Inlet Harbor Restaurant & Marina in Ponce Inlet.
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.Click Here for 2013 Recommended Hotels List Updated Oct. 6th.pdfThe List of Recommended Hotels accessed by clicking the above link helped visitors attending the 2013 event.