Cruisin' Ocean City
October 10-11-12, 2019
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

2018 Best in Show                                                                      2018 Spectator’s Choice


Brilliant paint, bright chrome and tricked out American street rides were showcased inside the Ocean City Convention Center October 10-11-12, 2019  for the 39th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show.  For the eighth 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 were given out to the top three in each class as well as over $2,000 cash and specialty awards. Taking home the Best in Show was Chuck & Tina Niglio’s 32 Ford from Silver Spring MD. Rounding out the top 8 were 1st Runner Up Donald Wedding, 66 Chevy, Toms River NJ, 2nd Runner Up Eddie Denkenberger, 37 Ford, Federica DE, 3rd Runner Up Joe & Vicki Sheehan, 69 Chevy, Middletown PA, 4th Runner Up Steve Padgett, 39 Chevy, White Plains MD, 5th Runner Up James Davis, 65 Ford, Lewes DE, 6th Runner Up Gary Adkins, 58 Audi, Cambridge MD and 7th Runner Up Lovelle Mason, 68 Buick, Brooklyn NY.

Specialty Awards were presented to the following:

Outstanding Interior Ed Young 56 Chevy   Easton MD
Outstanding Paint Charlie Mudd 79 Chevy Mechanicsville MD
Outstanding Display Donald Wedding 66 Chevy Toms River NJ
Best Engineered Lovelle Mason 68 Buick Brooklyn NY
Outstanding Engine Randy Clark          72 Chevy Fairfax VA
Undercarriage Joe & Vicki Sheehan 69 Chevy Middletown PA
Spectator’s Choice           Joe & Vicki Sheehan 69 Chevy Middletown PA

Joining the fun at this year’s Hot Rod & Custom Car Show to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of American Graffit, Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins were at the event meeting and greeting fans plus posing for pictures beside the American Graffiti Show Cars. Also on display was the “Black Out” Veteran Tribute Truck. There wasn’t a dry eye in the exhibit hall every day at noon when the truck played Taps and the National Anthem. Additional entertainment included Live Music by Mook Jones and Golden Touch, plus BINGO, the Giant Jukebox and the mechanical Shark!

Rockin the stage of the OC Performing Arts Center during the Hot Rod & Custom Car Show was one of the world’s best vocal groups, ROCKAPELLA. Showing off their raw power of pure vocal talent and originality they sang favorite Motown, Classic, Pop, Rock and more songs performed like never before!

We hope everyone had a great time at the 39th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show and a safe trip home. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019!

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.


Photos Courtesy of Chuck Vranas

Hot Rod Gallery

39th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

October 10-11-12, 2019

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!

Space is limited, don’t delay, send in your application today!

MOVE-IN: Wednesday, October 9 th, 10am-7pm, Thursday, October 10th, 8am-9am
SHOW HOURS: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm
MOVE-OUT: Saturday, October 12 th , 5pm-8pm (Cars must remain on display until this time)


Personal Info

Vehicle Info

Advance Entry Fee...$55

Guest Info

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

Payment Info

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, 2019. 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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