Ford Dominates the Scene at Daytona Beach Dream Cruise

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Ford Daytona Beach Dream Cruise

Killer food, abundant sunshine, mild temps, and plenty of beautiful Ford vehicles make this event a real dream.

We’ve all heard of the iconic Woodward Dream Cruise, an event that’s filled one legendary Detroit street with American muscle for decades. But Daytona Beach, Florida has its own dream cruise, too. And for the last 11 years, it’s also attracted a large group of drool-worthy Ford vehicles from across the Southeast. So it’s really no surprise that Ford Performance was on hand to capture all of the Blue Oval action on film this year.

The large gathering takes place right on beautiful Beach Street in the heart of Daytona Beach. It’s a fitting, perfect backdrop for the many classic (and modern) machines that lined it. Over the course of a three day weekend, there’s plenty to see and do. Aside from stare at all sorts of Ford vehicles, that is. Participants were able to snag a pic of their rides by the Halifax River, and Friday saw a cruise-in at the local classic car museum.

Daytona Beach Dream Cruise

Those looking at additional work were also able to tour Chassis Crafters Custom Cars & Fabrication and/or Soundcrafters on Saturday. And to wrap up the weekend, Sunday featured a big send-off party. Complete with live music, giveaways, awesome food, and even a little valve cover racing.

Daytona Beach Dream Cruise

For die-hard Ford fans, we can’t think of a better way to spend a three day weekend. Plenty of sunshine, mild temps, killer food, and more amazing Ford vehicles than you can shake a stick at. If nothing else, the Daytona Dream Cruise certainly lives up to its name!


Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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