DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – When a local car community can draw great vehicles to a show you can be sure it’s a worthwhile event, and when they come together in numbers to support a good cause, that can be even better. Such is the case with the “Day of the Duels Motoring Festival” which takes place each February on the same day that the Daytona 500 Duel Qualifying Races take place. And it’s just a short drive down Atlantic Avenue from the famed Florida raceway in Daytona Beach. The cause in this case is to prevent homelessness in Volusia County, with proceeds going to the Drive-in Christian Church & Halifax Urban Ministries’ efforts in that regard.
This year’s 6th annual “Day of the Duels” charity car show provided yet another car attraction for the thousands of people from all over the country who were in town for the big NASCAR race. Not surprisingly, there was no shortage of rare, classic, custom and high performance Fords in attendance among the 250 registered vehicles at the show, and our friend Jeff Burgy, founder of SAAC-MCR, was there with camera.
The Festival includes some 50 Best-Of-Show Awards, as well as a Pastor’s and Mayor’s award, plus a 50/50 drawing, a live and silent auction, door prizes, and special parking for car clubs. Check out some of the Fords that Burgy spotted at the event in his gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY JEFF BURGY