Day of the Duels Event – February 18th
Contributed by Carl Marco
Duels Motoring Event is scheduled to coincide with the races at Daytona during the middle of February each year. Co-sponsored by the Drive In Christian Church, Halifax Urban Ministries, Southern Stone Events and the City of Daytona Beach Shores – this year's show featured 612 show cars of all makes and models for your viewing pleasure. The entry fee for cars was $10 per car. Spectators are free. Over 25 trophies were handed out.
They were awarded by the Mayor, the Church Pastor, and by the various sponsors in attendance- Gary Yeoman's Ford, Borla, Gold Eagle / 303 Car Care Products, Backyard Bar-B-Que, NAPA Auto Parts. Entries and spectators were asked to please consider donating non-perishable food items and/or cash that will benefit the ministries of the Drive In Christian Church as well as Halifax Urban Ministries.
Everyone responded generously, as our food banks got stocked nicely. We raised almost three times the amount of money as the two previous shows combined, and attracted about three times the amount of cars as the two years prior.