1960 was the last year the Daytona Motorcycle Race was contensted on the “Beach”. Known as the “200 miler”. It ran 19 times starting in 1937 (no races were held during World War II, 1942-1946).
Brad Andrews, AMA National #4, won the Expert race for the third time. His previous wins were 1955 & 59. Dick Klamfoth, the other triple winner on the beach rode to victory on a Norton “Manx” in 1959, 51 & 52.
Those who never saw the races on the beach course, missed something very special. It was a unique and exciting event to behold. There has been nothing like it since!
The motorcycle is Andres’ 1953? Harley Davidson “KR”, 45 c.i. (750c.c.) 45º, SV V-twin.
The rider in this illustration is a “Valkyrie”, catching the gold ring of 1960 in her left hand. In her right, the rings from ’55 & ’59.
From an original acrylic illustration by Don Bradley