For a brief period of time before the over-commercialized vendor spectacle its now become, Daytona Bike Week included a wide variety of spectator activities that revolved around racing – any way, anytime, anywhere.
The sand drags were tolerated by the community of Daytona Shores, while at the Cabbage Patch racing for pinks was a cat and mouse game between deputies and racers.
Matches were set up, then a group of bikers would take off in one direction as a decoy. The cops would follow, while the money race slipped off as a small group to a suitable stretch of pavement for the actual face off.
These fascinating photos show the Daytona Bike Week in March 1980.