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Episode X - Fulford Miami Speedway

Episode X - Fulford Miami Speedway

In February 1926, Miami hosted the fastest drivers in the world at a novel racetrack in Fulford-By-The-Sea, a new development in what is now North Miami Beach. Spectators packed the hastily constructed and heavily promoted Fulford-Miami Speedway, billed as the "World's Fastest Track", to see cars race at more than 130 MPH over rickety wooden boards. The development, the track, and the race were products of an impossibly optimistic Miami then experiencing an unprecedented land boom. Despite the hype, neither the event nor the boom were to last long. In this episode, we discuss what transpired that day and in the months to follow.