(Oct. 4, 2019) The 22nd annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ event will begin next Thursday and will take place throughout the weekend in the Ocean City 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., next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-12.
The Grand Finale Car Show and Awards Ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Sunday at the inlet.
Last year, thousands of people attended to see over 2,200 vehicles on display, according to Herbert.
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.
“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’ Car Show is the Boardwalk parades, which will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging begins at 26th Street on the Boardwalk and the parade will be scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., going south to the inlet.
A performance by The Doo Wop Project will take place at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center in the convention center, next Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35-45 and are on sale at the Ocean City Box Office, at 1-800-OC-OCEAN, TicketMaster at 1-800-551-SEAT or online at delmarvaconcerts.com.
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 on Thursday and 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 items, visit www.cruisinclassicauctions.com.
Tickets for Endless Summer Cruisin’ cost $15 a day Friday and Saturday, and $10 on Thursday and Sunday for activities at the inlet and convention center. Children under 14 enter 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 Thursday 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 $10 on Thursday and $15 a day on Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit https://specialeventpro.com/hot-rod-show.
On Friday, 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 displayed at the outlets in West Ocean City next weekend for a chance to win prizes and raise money and awareness for the organization Women Supporting Women. 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.