PONCE INLET — Dozens of vintage race cars rumbled over the beach at Ponce Inlet on Saturday morning during the 10th annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade.
But before the cars got moving on the sand, airplanes from the Whiskey Group out of Spruce Creek flew overhead followed by the national anthem. The 50 classic cars on hand then revved their engines to energize the crowd of about 150 people.
At 10:30 a.m. the cars made their way north from the beach to South Atlantic Avenue. They traveled south, accessed the beach via the Beach Street ramp and headed north on the sand to complete their lap and exited at the North Turn beach approach.
More than 40 vintage race cars on display in Ponce Inlet during the 10th annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade.
Car owners stood proudly next to their vehicles before the parade kicked off.
“This is a 1937 Ford Coupe,” said William Bossa, a race participant. “It has a flathead Ford engine. It was built by (retired American race car driver) Tighe Scott as a tribute car to his uncle Vic Caesar.”
Bossa said he enjoys coming to the event every year.
“The weather’s beautiful and I love the fellowship,” he said. “I also enjoy letting people get inside the car. I like helping them understand a little bit more about the history of racing on the beach.”
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