In 1958 the first Daytona Beach Convertible race was held, this 25 minute film (split into 3 segments) covers the whole event from start to finish and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of motor racing in the USA.

This was the final NASCAR race held on the Daytona Beach shoreline with future races taking place on the slightly safer road courses. Seems a shame really as the 160 mile race seemed to overflow with character in a way that stadium-based racing rarely does.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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