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Old 09-20-2014, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken Elliott View Post
Thank you, Pascal, for opening the Daytona Ambulances thread. I provided ambulances to the Daytona International Speedway for 19 years, from 1978 to 1997. The Speedway owned a 1963 Superior Pontiac lowtop which was white over green and I'm not sure of its' history. They also rented panel vans from King rent-a-car as well as using privately owned station wagons with the cot secured to a sheet of plywood. I used all pro-cars until 1985, when I switched over to Type II vans. The pro-cars that I used were: 1971 M/M Cadillac Lifeliner, 1973 M/M Cadillac Criterion (yes, the one off prototype Criterion), 1974 M/M Caddy Criterion, 1975 M/M Caddy Lifeliner, and a 1975 M/M Caddy Criterion. The salt air on the East coast pretty much destroyed the Criterions. Funeral homes around Daytona provided the ambulances to the Speedway over the years. Baggett and Summers F.H. in Port Orange was one that I know of. On the morning of the "500" all the ambulances would stage at Baggett and Summers and we had police escorts to the Speedway, this procedure went on until about 1980 when the traffic around the Speedway got so heavy that we just reported directly to the track. I've included a few of the pictures of my units. Hope you find more that I haven't seen.
Wow, add them to the Criterion thread if not already. Looking at these makes me kind of wish I kept my 74 Criterion.....

Does this count.....
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