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 on: February 19, 2020, 06:02 AM 
Started by Krazy_Kim - Last post by Krazy_Kim
Welcome to The VFK History of the Daytona 500 Quest!

Beginning at 2:30 PM Eastern Time today, is the 62nd running of the Daytona 500, the 500-mile NASCAR Cup Series season-opener held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The superspeedway's history is full of racing legends such as Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, and Dale Earnhardt winning the prestigious race!  This race is a showcase of speed, skill and determination as drivers race 200 grueling laps around the famed 2.5-mile tri-oval with its 31-degree banking, vying for the coveted title of DAYTONA 500 Champion.  Racing at Daytona started as a series of shorter races held at Daytona Beach, and has now become the race that performs to sellout crowds at the speedway.  On today's quest, let's look at the history of the Daytona 500!

Your reward for completing this quest will be 1,000 credits, and a Raceway Table and Chair Set!
(aka 2 Raceway Garage Chair - Blue and a Raceway Garage Table - Blue).

Questions:

1.   The Daytona 500, began as an exciting mixture of street racing and beach racing.  The racers would start at 4511 South Atlantic Avenue and race south on that highway parallel to the ocean for two miles.  They would turn out onto the beach and go back north for two miles.  At the north end, the race course headed off the beach and back to the highway.   What was this original course called?

Answer: Daytona Beach Road Course

2.   The tropical Florida beach location of this out-of-the-ordinary course fascinated racing enthusiasts, who streamed into Daytona Beach between 1905 and 1935.  On the Daytona Beach Road Course, fifteen records were set, including eight world records in a row between 1927 and 1935.  Go to Inside Mister Ned's Stable in Western Age, and say: "Beach racing is like nothing else!"

3.   The creative force behind the Daytona Beach Race Course consisted of two people,  William France Sr. and Sig Haugdahl, a local racer.  In 1936, the Daytona Beach city officials contracted Sig Hadgdahl to set up the race along the 3.2-mile course.  Haugdahl designed the track, as well as organized and promoted the race.  How much did the city offer as the purse for this race?

Answer: $5,000

4.   The race attracted a crowd of thousands, who lined the race course on race day.  It looked to be a great event, until something went terribly wrong.  The sandy turns became nearly impassable, and the racers lodged disputes and protests.  The race was supposed to be 78 laps, but three laps short, race officials stopped the race and declared Milt Marion the winner.  The decision was disputed, but allowed to stand.  The city lost $22,000 on the event.  Go to the Audubon Lobby in Western Age, and say: "Those last turns are dangerous!"

5.   William France was drawn to Daytona from Washington, D.C., attracted by its history of racing.  In 1935, France opened an automobile repair shop.  He decided to participate in the racing, and in the first race that France entered he finished fifth.  In 1937, France along with Sig Haugdahl, convinced which organization to host a race?

Answer: Daytona Beach Elks Club

6.   The 1937 race was held, and even though it was more successful than its predecessor, it still lost money.  The next year, 1938, France took over the promotion of the event, and scheduled two races, one in July and one on Labor Day weekend.  The July event showed a small profit of $200, however, the Labor Day weekend race made $20,000!  Go to Outside Merlin's in Medieval Age, and say: "What a winner!"

7.   France successfully promoted additional races, and was involved in planning the 1942 event, when racing was suspended.  What historical event caused the racing events to be postponed?

Answer: World War II

8.   The bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II affected a number of activities and, essentially put the country on hold.  Car racing stopped until after the war, resuming in 1946.  Go to the Central Square in Medieval Age, and say: "Drivers, stop your engines?"

9.   Unfortunately venues that draw fans and money, like these early racing events, also attracted unscrupulous promoters.  These promoters began taking advantage of race drivers by engaging them to race, then not paying them.  To stop this activity, France created an organization to govern car racing events.   On December 14th, 1947, France began talks with people influential in the racing industry, who helped form "NASCAR".  What is the full name of this racing organization?

Answer: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

10.  Since its foundation by France, NASCAR has been a family-owned and operated business.  Its headquarters are still located in Daytona Beach, Florida, as well as additional corporate offices in other locations.  Go to the Greenhouse in Retro Age, and say what the Daytona 500 is known as, say: "The Great American Race!"

Finished the quest!

:crazy2: Krazy_Kim :crazy2:

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 on: January 14, 2020, 10:54 PM 
Started by Purpleduck - Last post by flamanar
That's a long list!!  Congrats to all.  Looking forward to seeing what everyone else's room looks like!!!!!!    NOBS rules ;)

Flame

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 on: January 14, 2020, 06:50 PM 
Started by Purpleduck - Last post by Purpleduck
Congrats to all our members that competed in any of the 2019 contests!


Our winners for this last of 2019 Gingerbread Ride contest:
(Whoa! This is the most members that have won of any 2019 contest!   :clapping:  :2thunbs: )


- ScrapperGal
- Humour
- Tigerbella
- AngelKat
- Tatiana_Silverheart
- ButterflyKisses
- BlueMaxx
- Bepannaah (Beintehaa)
- Flamanette
- Flamanar
- Purpleduck
- IcyBlue
- Masterheart
- Funfly
- Tegdirb
- Gherkin (Pic.ill)
- BlueLakeGuy
- Junonia
- Krazy_Kim (Krazy_Kim_is_Crazy)
- JoyArlene
- Mystery-Red


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 on: November 14, 2019, 08:30 AM 
Started by Krazy_Kim - Last post by Krazy_Kim
Get ready for the Haunted Melody Hunt, find the Invisible Haunted Halloween Melodies!

To find the special Halloween prize, follow the sound of the Invisible Haunted Melodies.

When the sound is soft, you are far from your goal.  When the music gets loud, louder and loudest, you are near the Invisible Haunted Melody!

As you wander throughout the kingdom, each new area you venture into will play a Melody!

There is a special reward once you have discovered all the Invisible Haunted Melodies!

Have a Spooktastic Time as you seek out the Invisible Haunted Melodies!

Happy Halloween!




Congratulations!  The ghosts are restless and watch you on your journey.  Look out as you search for your next Haunted Melody!

Halloween is the night to brew your favorite fright!  Happy Halloween!

Congratulations!  The ghosts are restless and watch you on your journey.  Look out as you search for your next Haunted Melody!

Boo!  Booooo!!  OOOOO!!!  It's Ghost time and you've had a swell find!  Congratulations!

Zombies are near, be cautious of what you hear!  Creep on over to your next Haunted Melody!  Congratulations!

Look out, bats are flying above!  Stay close to the ground in search of your next Halloween Melody!  Happy Halloween!

Congratulations!  Boo like a ghost and spread the Halloween fear!

Arrrggg... Urrrhhh... Daaahhhh... went the Zombies, they're following close behind!  Beware!  Congratulations!

Walk like a zombie in search of your next Haunted Melody!  Happy Halloween!

Congratulations!  The moon is shining bright, and the bats are here for fright!  Happy Melody Hunting!

Halloween is the night to brew your favorite fright!  Happy Halloween!

Spooktastic job!  Keep up the good work!  Search out your next melody!

Congratulations, you have found the Haunted Melody!  Monsters lurk within the shadows... watch out, as you search for your next Melody!

Look out, bats are flying above!  Stay close to the ground in search of your next Halloween Melody!  Happy Halloween!

Flap!  Flap!  Flap!  Went the little bats!  Congratulations, you have found the Haunted Melody!

Ghosts are near and spreading lots of fear, haunt like one, and help spread the fun!  Congratulations, you have found the Haunted Melody!




:crazy2: Krazy_Kim :crazy2:

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 on: November 11, 2019, 05:56 PM 
Started by Purpleduck - Last post by flamanar
congrats everyone!!!  NOBS rules ;)



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 on: November 11, 2019, 04:42 PM 
Started by Purpleduck - Last post by Purpleduck
Halloween Building Contest


What can I say, we did it again!   :trophy:


- Tigerbella (yet AGAIN best of all contestants!)
- ScrapperGAL
- Tatiana_Silverheart
- AngelKat
- LadyMcBest
- BlueMaxx
- Masterheart
- ButterflyKisses
- Humour
- Junonia
- Icyblue
- funfly
- Gherkin (Pic.ill)
- Mystery-Red
- Flamanar

 7 
 on: October 21, 2019, 09:35 PM 
Started by Tigerbella - Last post by flamanar
Nah, totally cool, duck.i :)  I somehow have the rocks and I got the teeth from Ace months ago.  I believe I have the sticks, too.
Thanks though :)   :bighug:
Flame

Yes, when Sarah and I were talking about these, we could not remember if the teeth or glow sticks had been needed last year.  We didn't know for sure until I did my first trade.  And, they were left in my inventory.  Even though it looks like they were not needed last year too, we never know for sure just what they will require lol  They do love to surprise us! :)


Correct the teeth and light sticks were never candy.  The same as that year we got the "Charlie Brown rocks" while we trick or treated.  Those were never required the next year either.

Sorry Flame, if I had a head on my shoulders instead of feathers, I might have thought to give you the teeth and light sticks when you got the candy.  I know i showed you the "rocks"!   :doh:

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 on: October 21, 2019, 08:35 PM 
Started by Tigerbella - Last post by Purpleduck
Yes, when Sarah and I were talking about these, we could not remember if the teeth or glow sticks had been needed last year.  We didn't know for sure until I did my first trade.  And, they were left in my inventory.  Even though it looks like they were not needed last year too, we never know for sure just what they will require lol  They do love to surprise us! :)


Correct the teeth and light sticks were never candy.  The same as that year we got the "Charlie Brown rocks" while we trick or treated.  Those were never required the next year either.

Sorry Flame, if I had a head on my shoulders instead of feathers, I might have thought to give you the teeth and light sticks when you got the candy.  I know i showed you the "rocks"!   :doh:

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 on: September 30, 2019, 01:31 PM 
Started by Tigerbella - Last post by flamanar
Yes, when Sarah and I were talking about these, we could not remember if the teeth or glow sticks had been needed last year.  We didn't know for sure until I did my first trade.  And, they were left in my inventory.  Even though it looks like they were not needed last year too, we never know for sure just what they will require lol  They do love to surprise us! :)
Totally cool, Tiger :)  Like you said, sometimes VFK 'surprises' lol.  I was able to get  1 of every candy going back to 2008 a couple/few months ago (time has become a blur in game), and couldn't find glow sticks.  The teeth as I said I bought from Ace I think the first time through his shop lol.  Love them :)
Well, I survived 'ultimate candy bucket day'.  lol!  I do have to thank the ladies here for all your help since I returned to game.  If you read my (incredibly long) signature in game, it spells it all out :)  I'm humbled, startled, overwhelmed, appreciative, running-out-of-adjectives, lol.  You're all sweet, and I think my return to game has been so much more of a 'soft landing' than if I just returned without having any friends really on game to guide me, correct me, show me around, help me, etc.  There's a few super people not on NOBS that really have gone far and above helping me as well, but you ladies have all been just amazing.  I thank you all and (special Flame hugs).  Sometimes I do tear up when thinking of your generosity, or sometimes just when you're thinking of me.  Ok, starting to get sappy (old age), so I'll end:  here  :bighug:

Can't thank you all enough.  Now if I can figure out what to do with the 9,111 pieces of 2011 candy on Flame and 2 clones, I'll sleep better at night lol!
Flame

 10 
 on: September 30, 2019, 06:12 AM 
Started by Tigerbella - Last post by Tigerbella
Yes, when Sarah and I were talking about these, we could not remember if the teeth or glow sticks had been needed last year.  We didn't know for sure until I did my first trade.  And, they were left in my inventory.  Even though it looks like they were not needed last year too, we never know for sure just what they will require lol  They do love to surprise us! :)

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