There are very few venues in the country where you can enjoy a wicked combination of manicured beaches, killer surf, and a boardwalk that stretches for miles. It takes you back to simpler days when arcades and amusement park rides ruled. Now imagine an adjacent car show with a stunning array of some of the hottest rides in the East and you have one of the most magic venues in the country. . . welcome to Endless Summer Cruisin.' For four days every fall, one of the most bitchin' ways to wrap up the car show season takes place in the quaint seaside community of Ocean City, Maryland, where car owners are treated to a massive beachfront horsepower fest. Once you check in at registration, it's off to the epicenter of the event festivities taking place at "the inlet." As you get settled, there's plenty to check out including a diverse and well-designed manufacturers row with plenty of new and dynamic products being showcased. Walking through the show field it was evident this was a very Camaro-friendly event with all generations being well represented. It showcased a variety of build styles with everything from immaculate restorations, to Pro Touring, and wild Pro Street beasts setting the scene. Every year the promoters turn up the fun meter by also having special guests appear. This year there were deep lines to meet and greet Marion Ross (known for her TV personality Mrs. "C" in Happy Days) and Lee Reherman who is host of Speed TV's "Battle of the Super Cars."
Early risers have a chance to participate in one of three exciting boardwalk cruises, which take place on Thursday through Saturday mornings. Greeted by cheering crowds, it's the only opportunity you'll ever have to say that you motored down the historic boards. The inlet has a capacity of 1,500 cars, which fills up quickly, but thanks to the array of other fun shows along the strip throughout the weekend, there's always a chance to find a parking spot.
Pacing yourself is the key to this event as there is just so much to take in. After stopping to grab a bite and refueling your ride, there are plenty of other gatherings to check out: Harley Davidson of Ocean City, Hooters, Phillip's Crab House, and Crab Alley, to mention but a few.
Even though the inlet closes at 5 p.m. daily, as dusk falls the strip comes alive with the sounds of nasty V-8's snarling from light to light 'till the wee morning hours. Where else would you have the chance to see Rod and Tina Saboury's '63 Corvette packed with a twin-turbo 2,200hp small-block motoring alongside an injected Alky-fed first-generation Camaro? Talk about wild in the streets! By the time Sunday rolls around, its time for the legendary awards program to kick into full gear with countless trophies and prizes being awarded.
This is an event where thousands of visitors stop in to check out the amazing display of hot rod madness throughout the weekend. Next year's show is guaranteed to sell out well in advance, so plan ahead as you won't want to miss it! Check it all out at www.specialeventpro.com
The roar of hot mills echoed through the inlet all weekend long as a wild combination of injected, blown, and nitrous-fed V-8's made their presence known as they burned everything from CAM-2 to Alky on the street.