Historic Markers Across Florida



The Ormond Garage



Marker ID: FLHM F-135
Location: S.R. 40 (East Granada Boulevard).
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 17.425    W 081° 02.656
  29.29041666    -81.04426666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTVN
 



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The Ormond Garage



Built by Flagler´s East Coast Hotel Company in 1903 for the 1904 races. This landmark in the history of the American automobile industry was the setting for the preparation, testing and servicing of some of the most famous racing cars of the world which made racing history and records on the nearby beach. It was a proving ground for pioneer automobile manufacturers such as Olds, Winton, Ford and Chevrolet. Some of the famous drivers who made world speed records here were William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Arthur MacDonald, Fred Marriott, Ralph DePalma, Barney Oldfield and Tommy Milton.






F-135 The Birthplace of Speed Association, Inc.
In Cooperation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
1966



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City: Ormond Beach, FL