Most shows and events are planned and organized, but every now and then they just happen on their own. This is the case for the annual gathering of hot rods and car fans twice a year at the Bel Aire Plaza parking lot on A1A in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Twice a year thousands travel from all over the East Coast to attend the Daytona Turkey Rod Run and the Spring Rod Run. As a result, many of the attendees gather each night at the Bel Aire Plaza to just hang out and show off their cars and meet others who are there to do the same.
It all started because many of the Rod Run participants were staying across the street from the plaza at the La Playa Resort. Simply by default, the parking lot became a car show all on its own and has grown into a must attend event for many.