For years, since the start in 1937 until the early 60's, the prestigious Daytona 200 motorcycle race was run on Daytona Beach instead of the Daytona Race track.
The 1948 event was covered by Life magazine and reported that 155 motorcycles started and only 45 finished. Wining rider, Floyd Emde, averaged 84 mph got $2000,--. He won with a thin margin of 12 seconds. 1948 was the first time a rider led the race from flag to flag, and it was the last time an Indian Motorcycle won the 200. It's a great story but for me it's the pictures who speak.