Daytona 200 Monument
The Daytona 200 Monument is an amazing local iconic tribute to the original Daytona Beach races and the origins of Bike Week. This is an exciting and culturally important Daytona landmark that any racing fan or motorcycle junkie in your group is going to love. This monument honors the men who raced the beach in the past, the very first Daytona 200 in January 1937 involving a 4.2-mile beach and road combination course. That first race was the start of the soon-to-be-famous Daytona Bike Week, today the Daytona 200 Motorcycle Race drawing in a half-million bikers and non-bikers alike!
This entire monument came about after the past three-time winner Dick Klamfoth decided that there needed to be a dedication of the sport and the men behind it. Today you can stroll through the area and see various different plaques, bricks, and granite markers of various sizes paying tribute to individual racers and members of the Daytona motorcycle community. There are several annual events, such as the annual Monument Party that take place here, as well as regular dedications to the Wall of Champions. This five-foot wide by four foot, eight-inch thick granite wall is covered in 28 names of those who have played a part in the historic Daytona movement!