(Oct. 11, 2019) The 22nd annual Ocean City Endless Summer Cruisin’ event is underway as hundreds of cars will be on display throughout the weekend in the inlet parking lot and at the convention center on 40th Street.
Over 2,000 hot rods, street machines, trick trucks, customs and classics will be featured during one of the eastern region’s largest fall car shows.
“Fall is just such a great time to visit Ocean City,” Meredith Herbert, Cruisin’ organizer and promoter, said. “The weather’s a little cooler, the town’s a little less crowded and these events just have something for everyone.”
Show hours for both the inlet and convention center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12.
The Grand Finale Car Show and Awards Ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the inlet.
Celebrity guests this year will include Stacey David from the television show “GearZ” and Amanda Martin from “Iron Resurrection.” They will be available for photos and autographs at the convention center and inlet parking lot.
David will be available at the convention center on Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the inlet parking lot on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Martin will be at the inlet parking lot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the convention center on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a wide assortment of live entertainment at the convention center, including Mook Jones, Ben Fuller and Golden Touch.
“From the grandparents to the grandkids, we have kids of all ages that come to the event,” Herbert said. “It’s just a fun time.”
A highlight for Endless Summer Cruisin’ is the Boardwalk parades, which will take place Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging begins at 26th Street on the Boardwalk and the parade will begin at 8 a.m., going south to the inlet.
“Everybody loves the parade,” Herbert said. “We can get close to 500 cars in the parade depending on the weather. We’ve had some pretty big ones … A lot of people like to get up early, watch the parade in the morning, and then follow the cars down to the inlet to check them all out.”
Automotive merchandise and products will be featured at the Manufacturer’s Midway in the inlet parking lot. Vendors include Advance Auto Parts, AMSOIL, Automotive Lift Service, Events Apparel, Keen, Maryland Lottery, Miller Welding and Sundance Vacations.
Ocean City Special Events and Cruisin’ Classic Auctions will team up this year. The auction will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. inside the convention center, though attendees will be able to preview the auction items today, Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re really excited to be working with them,” Herbert said. “They have a 2000 Ford GT, which is valued at I believe close to $200,000. They also have a 1929 Ford Woody … and a lot of nice cars going across the auction block.”
For more information about the auction, visit www.cruisinclassicauctions.com.
On Saturday from 6-8 p.m., Endless Summer Cruisin’ will have a Halloween kick-off party at Trimper’s Amusements Park, which will include the haunted house and a pedal car show.
“We’ll have a little pedal car show from 6-7 p.m. and then from 7-8 p.m. we’ll have the neon light car show,” Herbert said. “There’s a little bit of something for everyone.”
Tickets for Endless Summer Cruisin’ cost $15 a day Friday and Saturday, and $10 on Sunday for activities at the inlet and convention center. Children under 14 get in free with an adult. Weekend event passes are also available for $35.
For additional information, visit endlesssummercruisin.com or call 410-798-6304 or visit the Facebook page Cruisin Ocean City MD.
In conjunction with Cruisin’ will be the 39th annual Hot Rod and Custom Car Show today through Saturday at the convention center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dozens of cars will be on display ranging from customs to classics, trick trucks to hot muscle cars.
Trophies will be presented to the top three in each class as well as over $2,000 in cash and specialty awards.
Admission costs $15 a day on Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit https://specialeventpro.com/hot-rod-show.
Today, Oct. 11, the Endless Summer Car Show at the Ocean City Outlets will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dozens of cars will be featured at the outlets in West Ocean City. Prizes will be awarded. The event is also a fundraiser for Women Supporting Women and to raise breast cancer awareness.
Entertainment and savings throughout the stores will be available during the event. Registration cost is $10.
For more information, visit www.outletsoceancity.com/events/endless-summer-car-show.
Don’t forget to also check out America’s Coolest Small town’s Classic Car Show in Berlin on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Berlin’s Main Street will be closed to allow hundreds of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s classic cars to park and be admired. Spectators can enjoy live entertainment in the streets, boutiques, antiques, a wine bar, a brewery, galleries and vintage stores to browse as well as artisan and locally crafted food at nine restaurants.
Registration costs $10 for car owners. The event is free for spectators.
For more information, call the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-4775 or visit https://berlinchamber.org/events/spring-fall-cruisers/.