After fourteen consecutive events without a weather problem, the July edition of Cruisin’ Destination Daytona was cut short by rain. A good number of cruisers showed up under threatening skies, and the party was in full swing when the summer showers came and cut things short.
The restaurants, food court, pubs, and shops were all open and there was plenty to eat and drink, as well as shops to browse. Many spectators and car owners used the rain as an excuse to stay and check out Houligan’s Spirited Sports Grille, the newest addition to Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona complex.
The theme for the July event was “Corvettes, and they showed up in mass. The Best Hardtop award went to went to Augie Smith out of Flagler Beach, FL for his 1991 model, while Geri and Anthony Petalaglia took the “Best Convertible” trophy home to Port Orange, FL. Elaine Laurent came over from Sarasota, FL in her 1966 Corvette Coupe and snagged the “Merchant’s Pick Award”. The trophies were sponsored by Diamond Back Classic Radial tires.
Door prizes from Destination Daytona merchants, as well as Houligan’s Grille, YearOne, Doc’s Rod & Kustom, Total Performance Hot Rod Parts, and Diamond Back Classic Tires were given out early to beat the incoming weather.
Remember the Cruisin’ Destination Daytona party happens the third Saturday of every month. The advertised starting time is 5 PM and the fun goes on until is over.
Admission and registration is always free, and a good time “Cruisin’ Style” is guaranteed – even in the rain.