Cruisin' OC
October 5-6-7, 2017
Ocean City Convention Center

Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm


  • 4001 Coastal Highway
    Ocean City, MD 21842


  • (includes entrance into Endless Summer Crusin')
  • $10/day Thursday
  • $15/day Friday & Saturday
2017 Register

37th Annual


October 5-6-7, 2017

Ocean City Maryland Convention Center


Brilliant paint, bright chrome and tricked out American street rides will be showcased inside the Ocean City Convention Center October 5-6-7, 2017 for the 37th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show. For the seventh year in a row the Hot Rod & Custom Car Show will be held in conjunction with Endless Summer Cruisin. From wild customs to cool classics, extreme trick trucks to hot muscle cars and more, all will be on display at this Championship auto show.

Trophies will be given out to the top three in each class as well as over $2,000 cash and specialty awards including Best Paint, Engine, Interior, Undercarriage, Display, and Engineered.

Joining the fun at this year’s Hot Rod & Custom Car Show is television and movie star, Ernie Hudson, perhaps best known for his role as Winston Zeddemore from Ghostbusters. Ernie will be at the event Friday and Saturday 11-4 inside the OC Convention Center. Plus be sure to check out the Ecto-1 show car that will be on display Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Get the rare opportunity to take a picture with Ernie and the famous Ghostbuster car!

Also scheduled to appear at Endless Summer Cruisin, star of the hit show American Restoration and Pawn Stars, Rick Dale. Rick, who owns Rick's Restorations will be available for Meet & Greets Friday and Saturday 11-4 at the Beachside Inlet. There will also be live music, give-aways, door prizes and more.

Taking the stage during the Hot Rod & Custom Car Show is THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE Thursday, October 5th in the OC Performing Arts Center. Three great legends, one amazing show! The Highwaymen Live features a musical tribute to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. This country music show is full of upbeat, honky tonk hits including Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazzard, On the Road Again and so many more! Relive the glory days at this must see event. For tickets call or visit the OC Box Office, 1-800-OC-OCEAN or click here.

Space is limited so don’t delay, register today!

For vendor information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Please note the town of Ocean City has implemented a new trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st.  Limited free trailer parking is available for the indoor show participants at the OC Convention Center as well as the route 50 Park & Ride located at the south side of route 50 just before you cross the bridge into Ocean City. Additionally many hotels are offering free trailer parking.  Please check with your OC accommodations or call the visitor center for a list of places offering trailer parking, 1-800-OC-OCEAN. Any participants that wish to park a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit.. For more information on trailer parking please click here.


2016 Best in Show and Spectators Choice

Photos Courtesy of Chuck Vranas

Hot Rod Gallery

37th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

October 5-6-7, 2017

Indoors at the Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, MD

This event is open to all years and types of Show Vehicles.
Space is limited so don't delay, submit your application today!

Your official confirmation will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to the event giving you complete details concerning sign-in and additional show information. The entry fee, minus processing fee, is refundable with written request prior to July 1, 2017. The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, the Ocean City Convention Center, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, applicant agrees to the use of their name and/or photo and/or car photo for publicity and/or advertising. If vehicle does not meet show manager's qualifications, vehicle may be denied entry without a refund. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in applicant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. "For Sale" signs prohibited. Schedule and activities are subject to change and other arrangements may be made. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management.

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Vehicle Info

Oct 1, 2016 - Sep 26, 2017...$55
(A standard car display is 10x20. To request a 20x20 hard sided full display area, please include a color photo of the display showcasing your car)
There is a $15 electric charge in advance ($20 at the show)

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This application MUST be accompanied with a color photo of the vehicle to be processed.

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