An official pace car from the Indianapolis 500 is among the variety of vintage vehicles at the 2014 Turkey Run held Thanksgiving weekend at Bellair Plaza in Daytona Beach, Florida. The four-day holiday event is a tourism staple that draws tens of thousands of visitors to the Daytona Beach-area.
DAYTONA BEACH -- A pace car from the 500 made a pit stop at the 2014 Turkey Run at Bellair Plaza, the last of the big annual special tourism events that is held during the extended Thanksgiving weekend.
But this pace car, a vintage Chevrolet Camaro, wasn't from the Daytona 500, but rather the Indianapolis 500.
And what a treat for Thanksgiving revelers along with an array of muscle cars, antique vehicles and those made from kits for the 30,000 or so who enjoyed viewing them during the four-day holiday weekend.
The Indy 500 pace car appearance at the Turkey Run comes in at No. 85 in the HeadlineSurfer.com countdown of the top 100 local stories of 2014.
Here are some additional videos from the Turkey Run...
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