OCEAN CITY — Get ready for one of the hottest hot rod shows on the East Coast, the 24th Annual Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City this weekend.
This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,200 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada. This year’s Cruisin will have more than 10,000 event participants taking part in car shows at the Ocean City Convention Center on 40th Street bayside, the downtown Inlet parking lot and various citywide locations.
Scheduled to appear at this year’s Cruisin, from the hit TV show Counting Cars, is “Horny Mike,” appropriately nicknamed for wanting to add horns to everything he builds. Mike will be at Cruisin Friday at the Inlet, and Saturday at the OC Convention Center, signing autographs, posing for pictures and talking about all the fun they have on Counting Cars.
Also joining in on the excitement, to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of American Graffiti, stars from the classic movie, Mackenzie Phillips and Paul Le Mat, will be at the event all four days posing for pictures and signing autographs. Attendees will get the rare opportunity to meet both of them at the same time.
Also, be sure to check out the American Graffiti Tribute Cars inside the Ocean City Convention Center Ballroom. Cars will be on display Friday and Saturday. Additional entertainment includes live music, games, celebrity Stars Deejay, Cruisin Gold Deejay and more.
Another great feature activity held as part of Cruisin is the Express Auctioneer’s Collector Car Auction. Auctions will be taking place Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16 inside the Convention Center. The preview will begin at 9 a.m. and the live auction begins at 11 a.m. both days. For more information on the auction, or if you are interested in being a seller or a buyer, visit www.occollectorcars.com or call 443-807-8883.
Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in the manufacturers midway at the Inlet parking lot all 4 days of Cruisin including 5 Hour Energy, ACCEL Performance, Billet Specialties, Chevrolet Performance, Classic Underwriters, COMP Cams, Demon Carburetors, Empire Covers, Flaming River, Flowmaster Exhausts, GEICO, Gold Key Resorts, Hagerty Insurance, Holley Performance, Lucas Oil, Meguiar’s Car Care, Miller Electric, Optima Batteries, Radley Chevrolet, The Right Stuff, Royal Purple, Slide-Lok, Summit Racing, Tremec and more.
At the Convention Center, attendees will find Kwik-Lift plus many other vendors selling automotive merchandise along with arts, crafts, jewelry, T-shirts plus lots of other specialty items both inside and outside.
Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging beings at 27th Street on the Boardwalk and the parades begin at 8 a.m. from North Division Street going south to the inlet.
Tickets are $10 a day for the car show events, good at both locations, and children under 14 are free with an adult. Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday with the Grand Finale Awards starting at 3 p.m.
For additional show information visit www.cruisinoceancity.com or call 410-798-6304.