cruisin' ocean city

Meet "Horny Mike" from Counting Cars

Meet Mackenzie Phillips and Paul Le Mat from American Graffiti

Vehicle Photos Courtesy of Chuck Vranas
24th Annual

Cruisin' 2014 • May 15-16-17-18, 2014

Thanks to all the car show enthusiasts this event has reached the maximum number of participants. Sometimes registrations become available at the event, please stop by the information desk at the Convention Center during Cruisin for additional information.

Spectator passes will be available at the event.

til Cruisin' 2014!

Purchase 2014 Spectator Passes online in advance (Tickets are non-refundable, and will also be sold at the main gate).

Show Hours
  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-4pm
  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)

General Admission: $10, Children under 14 are free (with adult)

Keep checking back as more information will be announced shortly!

Cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for one of the largest car shows on the east coast May 15-16-17-18, 2014. More than 3,500 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics and Trick Trucks will be cruisin the streets of Ocean City during this four day long automotive event.

Lots of car shows and vendors will be taking place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot, plus several more car shows will be taking place at various business locations in Ocean City and West Ocean City. There will be more than 350 awards that will be selected by various businesses, town representatives, community leaders, event sponsors and others awarded throughout the weekend.

Special guest at this year's Cruisin, from the Hit TV Show Counting Cars "Horny Mike." Mike will be at the event Friday, at the Beachside Inlet and Saturday, at the Ocean City Convention Center, 11-4 signing autographs and posing for pictures. Also at this year's Cruisin, to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of American Graffiti, Mackenzie Phillips and Paul LeMat will be at the event all four days. Get the rare chance to meet both of them together! They will be meeting and greeting all the American Graffiti fans Thursday, at the Inlet, 1-3, Friday, at the Convention Center, 11-4, Saturday, at the Inlet, 11-4 and Sunday, at the Inlet, 11-1.

Express Auctioneers will be returning to Cruisin Ocean City Thursday May 15th and Friday May 16th for the OC Collector Car Auction inside the Ocean City Convention Center. Sell your current hot rod, buy a new one or just watch all the excitement. Previews will start at 10am and the Live Auction will be at 11am each day. Anyone wanting more information on the auction should contact Express Auctioneers, or 443-807-8883. Spectator admission into the Auction is free for all cruisin participants and is included in your Cruisin spectator ticket.

Some of the country's top national names will be showcasing their products in the manufacturer's midway, located in the Inlet parking lot, including ACCEL Performance, Billet Specialties, Classic Insurance, COMP Cams, Demon Carburetors, Flaming River, Flowmaster, Gold Key Vacation, Hagerty Insurance, Holley Performance, Lucas Oil, Meguiar's Car Care, Miller Electric, Optima Batteries, the Right Stuff, Royal Purple, Slide-Lok and Tremec Transmissions. At the Convention Center you'll find Kwik-Lift, along with automotive vendors, crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and collectibles plus lots of other specialty items both inside and outside.

Boardwalk Parades, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Cars will get on the boardwalk at 27th street for staging and then parade from North Division street south to the inlet parking lot starting at 8am.

Car show hours are Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9m-4pm. General Admission is $10, children under 14 are free with an adult.

So many things to see and do, so make sure you cruise on down to Ocean City MD for the 24th Annual Cruisin Ocean City.

If you have any questions, or desire additional information please do not hesitate to call us at 410-798-6304, or e-mail Vendor applications are available by request.

To register to be a participant please register online or complete the online application and mail it in. There will be no participant registration at the event.

Schedule and features subject to change. Events are held rain or shine.
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Do you think your ride has what it takes to be featured in the 2015 official Cruisin Artwork?

Here is your chance to prove it!

We are looking for the perfect vehicle to be on the artwork for the 25th Anniversary Cruisin Ocean City in 2015! Your vehicle will be on the program, dash plaque, t-shirt, and more! All runners up will be featured in the 2015 program centerfold. To be eligible you must participate in the Cover Artwork Contender Showcase Car Show during Cruisin Ocean City 2014!

How to Enter:

  • You must be registered for Cruisin Ocean City May 15-18, 2014
  • Email us a photo of your car with the description and contact information to by April 22nd 2014
  • Must be willing to have your vehicle displayed inside the Convention Center Friday & Saturday with move in on Thursday May 15th from noon-4 and move out on Saturday May 17th after 5pm.

Space is very limited. Our committee will make a final decision on those selected for the Cover Contender Showcase by May 1st. The Winner will be announced Sunday during the Grand Finale Awards.

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2014 Condensed Schedule of Events

Wednesday May 14th
12noon-4pmParticipant Sign-in*OCCC
7pm-9pmSeacrets Welcome PartySeacrets
Thursday May 15th
7:30am-4pmParticipants Sign-in*OCCC
8amSummit Boardwalk ParadeBoardwalk
9am-5pmInlet Car ShowsInlet
9am-5pmOCCC Car ShowsOCCC
9am-5pmDockside VendorsOCCC Hall D
9am-11amCollector Car Auction PreviewOCCC Hall A/B
11amCollector Car AuctionOCCC Hall A/B
12:30-4Live Music with Mook JonesOCCC
1pm-3pmMeet Mackenzie Phillips & Paul Le MatInlet
4:30pmDaily Awards CeremonyOCCC & Inlet
Friday May 16th
7:30am-4pmParticipants Sign-in*OCCC
8amSummit Boardwalk ParadeBoardwalk
9am-5pmInlet Car ShowsInlet
9am-5pmOCCC Car ShowsOCCC
9am-5pmDockside VendorsOCCC Hall D
9am-5pmBallroom ActivitiesOCCC Ballroom
9am-11amCollector Car Auction PreviewOCCC Hall A/B
10:30am, 1pm, 3pmTriviaOCCC Ballroom
11amCollector Car AuctionOCCC Hall A/B
11am-4pmMeet Horny MikeInlet
11am-4pmMeet Mackenzie Phillips & Paul Le MatOCCC Ballroom
11:30 & 2pmBeach Blanket BingoOCCC Ballroom
12noon & 4pmMicro Stock Car RacingOCCC Ballroom
12:30-4pmLive Music with Mook JonesOCCC Ballroom
4:30pmDaily Awards CeremonyOCCC & Inlet
Saturday May 17th
7:30am-10amParticipants Sign-in*OCCC
8amSummit Boardwalk ParadeBoardwalk
9am-5pmInlet Car ShowsInlet
9am-5pmOCCC Car ShowsOCCC
9am-5pmDockside VendorsOCCC Hall D
9am-5pmBallroom ActivitiesOCCC Ballroom
11am-4pmMeet Horny MikeOCCC Ballroom
11am-4pmMeet Mackenzie Phillips & Paul Le MatInlet
11:30 & 2pmBeach Blanket BingoOCCC Ballroom
12noon & 4pmMicro Stock Car RacingOCCC Ballroom
12:30-4pmLive Music with Mook JonesOCCC Ballroom
4:30pmDaily Awards CeremonyOCCC & Inlet
Sunday May 18th
9am-1pmOCCC Car ShowsOCCC
9am-4pmInlet Car ShowsInlet
11-1Meet Mackenzie Phillips & Paul Le MatInlet
3pmGrand Finale AwardsInlet
*Participants only need to sign in once.

Mark your calendars now!

May 14-15-16-17, 2015
May 19-20-21-22, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

From Participants:

1. What does registration include?
When you register you get entrance into the show for the vehicle, driver, one passenger and any children under 14. This allows you to park in the Inlet, Convention Center or any of the satellite shows throughout town, wherever space is available. Parking at all locations is limited. When you pick up your registration packet at the Convention Center during the event you will receive an Official Cruisin Program that has a complete list of activities. Be sure to take time to go through the program and pick the activities you would like to participate in.

2. Do I have to be there all 4 days to be eligible for trophies and awards?
Awards are being selected at random times during the event at the Inlet, Convention Center and all throughout town. All awards are chosen by business owners, town representatives, event sponsors and community leaders. It is important that you keep your number card displayed on your front windshield at all times. Awards are given out each day of the show with the grand finale awards given out on Sunday.

3. Do I need to register in advance?
Yes, there will be no registration taken at the event and the event often sells out in early April.

4. When will I get my Cruisin number?
Official postcards will be mailed out in April with your official Cruisin number on it. Please sign this postcard and bring it with you to the Convention Center during the event to pick up your participant package.

5. Do I have to register to be able to be in the parades?
Yes, the Boardwalk parades are for registered participants only, you must have your window display card displayed in your front windshield.

From Spectators:

1. Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets may be purchased at the Inlet or the Convention Center. You can purchase a one day ticket or a four day weekend event pass.

2. Where can I park?
Spectator parking is available in the south lot at the Convention Center, in some of the municipal parking lots downtown including Worcester St.- between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave., Somerset St. & Baltimore Ave., Dorchester St. & Baltimore Ave., N. Division St. & Baltimore Ave. (about 10 spaces), 4th St. & Baltimore Ave., and 1st. St. & St. Louis. Another option is the city bus which runs up and down coastal highway.

Schedule and features subject to change.
For Vendor information and applications, please call 410-798-6304 or email

Cat Country, 97.5 The Wave, 97.1
While you're Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to Cat Country, 97.5 and The Wave, 97.1, Cruisin Ocean City's Official radio stations!

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Master's Entertainment Footage of Cruisin Ocean City 2011
originally aired on Fox Sports Network

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Masters Entertainment Footage of Cruisin' Ocean City 2010
Originally Aired on Fox Sports Net

Former Mayor Award Winners
2013 Rick Bernard Pasadena, MD 73 Plymouth
2012 Robert Rizzoli Bethesda, MD 37 Fiat
2011 Jerry Holbrook Haymarket, VA 55 Chevy
2010 Doug & Susan Pusy Laurel, DE 53 Ford
2009 Ted Chilcoat Laurel MD 49 Ford
2008 Carson Jones Easton, MD 33 Plymouth
2007 Glenn Craig Crossville, TN 36 Ford
2006 Jim Davies Baltimore, MD 58 Edsel
2005 Michael & Justin Holland Media, PA 29 Ford
2004 Brian Bowers Westminster, MD 47 International
2003 Alfred & Anna Hudson Snow Hill, MD 63 Chevy
2002 Kevin Crowe Frostburg, MD 69 Ford
2001 Dave & Debbie Dante Hunlock Creek, PA 70 AMX
2000 Earl & Pam Metzler Downington, PA 34 Ford
1999 Steve Mixter Salisbury, MD 64 Pontiac
1998 Craig Niedomanski Silver Spring, MD 69 Ford
1997 Donnie Campbell Shenandoah, VA 68 Ford
1996 Chuck & Tina Niglio Silver Spring, MD 34 Ford
1995 Foxie Elder Mt. Joy, PA 50 Mercury
1994 Bob Dick Sr. Gambrills, MD 30 Ford
1993 Cliff Thompson Brandywine, MD 31 Ford
1992 Bill Norris Pasadena, MD 32 Ford
1991 George Davis Frederick, MD 34 Ford

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