On the weekend of May 15th, the streets of Ocean City, Md will feel the rumble of over 3,500 Hot Rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars, and more as the Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show returns for 2014. Now in it’s 24th year, Cruisin’ Ocean City is an annual celebration of America’s long love affair with the automobile and is one of the most anticipated weekends of the entire year for car owners and enthusiasts.
Cruisin’ OC will feature a multitude of car shows and vendors at the Convention Center and the Inlet Parking lot, as well as in a number of other locations around Ocean City and West OC. The most popular of the car shows- the daily Boardwalk parades- will take place at 8am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The procession will begin at North Division Street and cars will parade to the Inlet Parking Lot. General admission tickets to the Cruisin’ OC Boardwalk parades cost just $10 and children under 14 are free (with an adult).
If you’re the proud owner of a vintage automobile you can register to be a part of Crusin’ Ocean City 2014, including the Boardwalk parades. The event is open to Rods, Customs, and Classics from 1976 and earlier that are street legal and have current state tags. The entry fee is $59 dollars, $20 for each additional adult, and free for every child under 14. The registration allows for parking in the show lots at the Inlet and Convention Center. Registration must be in advance through the website and the event often sells out by the end of April, so act fast if you haven’t already registered. To register online visit: https://www.specialeventpro.com/cruisin-application.php
In addition to the town being taken over by some of the coolest classic and contemporary cars on the East Coast, this year’s Cruisin’ Ocean City will feature special guest “Horny Mike” from the History Channel’s hit TV show Counting Cars, as well as American Graffiti actors Mackenzie Phillips and two time Golden Globe winner Paul LeMat, who will be on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic American film.
Cruisin’ OC 2014 will also see the return of the Express Auctioneers who will once again hold their annual OC Collector Car Auction inside the Convention Center. If you’re looking to sell your car, buy a new one, or just enjoy the excitement of a live auction, the OC Collector Car Auction is a can’t miss event during Cruisin’ weekend.
The full schedule of shows, events, appearances, and vendors for Cruisin’ Ocean City 2014 can be found at: http://www.specialeventpro.com/cruisin.php.
But before you buy your tickets and book your room, take a moment to explore some photos of Cruisin’ Ocean City’s glorious past, and the cars that have made the event so memorable. (All photos from the official Cruisin’ Ocean City Facebook page)