General Admission: $10, Children under 14 are free (with adult)
23rd Annual Cruisin Ocean City May 16-17-18-19, 2013
More than 3,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics and Trick Trucks flocked to the beachside town of Ocean City Maryland for the 23rd Annual Cruisin Ocean City May 16-17-18-19, 2013.
Lots of car shows took place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot, plus several more at various business locations in Ocean City and West Ocean City including Baja Amusements, Crab Alley, Gold Coast Mall, Hall's Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna's, Hooters, Phillips Crab House, Seacrets, Tanger Outlets and the Town of Berlin. There were more than 400 awards that were selected by various businesses, town representatives, community leaders, event sponsors and others that were presented at the event.
Special guest at this year's Cruisin' was "Mountain Man" from the hit TV show Duck Dynasty. "Mountain Man" was at the event Friday and Saturday posing for pictures and talking to numerous fans. Joining in on all the fun was also special guest Kevin Byrd, the host of the hit TV show Two Guys Garage. Kevin was at the event Saturday and Sunday for meet & greets and to answer any automotive questions. He even helped present the Saturday morning awards at the Inlet.
Some of the country's top national names were showcasing their products in the manufacturers midway at the Inlet parking lot all 4 days of Cruisin including Billet Specialties, Bimbo's Xtreme Polishes, Chevy Performance, Classic Underwriters, Cobra Performance, Demon Carburetors, Flaming River, Flowmaster Exhaust, Gold Key Resorts, Hagerty Insurance, Holley Performance, K&N Engineering, Lucas Oil, Meguiar's, Miller Electric, Optima Batteries, The Right Stuff, Royal Purple, Slide-Lok, Speedway Motors, Summit Racing, and Tremec. At the Convention Center there were many other vendors selling automotive merchandise along with arts, crafts, jewelry, t-shirts plus other specialty items both inside and outside.
Express Auctioneers returned to Cruisin Ocean City Thursday May 16th and Friday May 17th for the OC Collector Car Auction at the Ocean City Convention Center. Enthusiasm built as the cars drove across the auction block.
Lots of exciting things took place inside the OCCC Ballroom this year. The Charity Banner Auction raised over $3,600 for the American Cancer Society. There was Mico-reality stock car racing with Pro Racing Obsession, music by Mook Jones and the Justin Myles Experience, games and more!
The Cruisin game this year was the Treasure Chest hunt. Ten Treasure chests were locked at the Convention Center with keys found at various sponsors across town. Each chest was worth more than $200 and two worth more than $500. Congratulations to some of the lucky winners, Rick & Diane Harris, Steve Roper, Cephus Baker, John & Pam Shaw, Bob Collison, Bryan & Sherry Shaw, Alton Isaacs, Bernice Tucker and Wendy & Bobby Ogilvie! A special thanks to many local businesses for providing gift cards including Captain's Galley, Crab Alley, The Blue Ox, Bull on the Beach, Buxy's Salty Dog, Clarion Hotel, de Lazy Lizard, Green Turtle, the Harrison Group, Laytons, Marina Deck, Pit n Pub, Seacrets and Soriano's.
Boardwalk Parades took place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Many cars had the opportunity to cruise down the boardwalk and get that special picture of their rod on the boards.
So many things to see and do, the 23rd Annual Cruisin Ocean City was a fun event for all!
It takes a tremendous amount of planning and coordination to stage an event of this size. A special thanks goes out to many outstanding people and organizations including the Mayor and City Council, Department of Public Works, Police Department, Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Center, National Street Rod Association, Car Clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic along with the Ocean City Business Community, especially Atlantic Stand, Baja Amusements, Belly Busters, Berlin Chamber of Commerce, Brick House Pub, Bull on the Beach, Candy Kitchen, Captain's Galley, Caruso Pizza, Commander Hotel , Crab Alley, Cruz-n Car Wash, Decatur Diner, Dough Roller, Enterprise Maintenance, Fat Daddy's, Fleet Maintenance, Francis Scott Key, Gold Coast Mall, Hall's, Happy Jack Pancake House, Harpoon Hannas, Harrison Group Resorts, Hooper's Crab House, Hooters, Jolly Roger, Laytons, Marina Deck, Oasis Bar & Grill, OC Life Saving Station, Phillips, Purple Moose, R&M Performance, Soriano's, Seacrets, Shenanigans, Tanger's Outlets, for making Cruisin Ocean City Maryland one of the largest and most unique automotive events in the country.
We hope everyone had a safe dive home and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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.
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.
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