Ocean City Car Show 2016

Words: Mark Aquino
Images: Viktor Tsvetanov | Mark Enriquez

Out in Maryland, we have our own little piece of paradise. Where the sea meets the sun and sand, where the boardwalk calls out your inner kid for boardwalk fries, fried oreos and arcade, where you just sit out on the balcony of your ocean view room with a bottle of Corona in one hand and Jack and Coke on the other – welcome to Ocean City, MD. It’s a place where you cruise the stretch of coastal highway with your friends, with no destination in mind. Many folks make the drive down for several reasons. Personally, we’ve gone down for the car events such as OC AWD Meet and OC Car Show. It’s THE perfect destination for squeezing in a mini vacation while attending a car show.

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OC Car Show’s mastermind is Brad Hoffman. A veteran event organizer responsible for  several shows including surf and skateboarding events back in the day. His passion for cars and waves led him to plot the best car show in Maryland. The show has been running for 15 years strong. It just gets better with each passing year. I still remember the first time I competed here, it was the summer of 2012 when I attended my first indoor car show. I returned the year after to debut my build after a complete make over. There’s a lot of good memories in that convention center. The best cars featured in magazines made their debuts at this show at one point.

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This year marks their 15th anniversary and there’s a lot of changes. We’ve teamed up with Brad to help spread the good stuff as well as provide the media coverage for the event. One of the most significant additions is the partnership with Adam Mator from OCAWD and Jordan at Forever Slammed. It features 3 days of car related events for you to enjoy. The dyno will be back for bragging rights!

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Brad has listened to your feedbacks and is taking this show to a new direction. There will be a social media and model hub featuring the beatiful Vicki Li. The show will also give out cash prizes for Best of Show winners with fair and non-biased judging. Be prepared to walk around and bask in the ambiance of over 1000 cars! Your favorite brands, shops and industry personnel will be featured at the show as well! Watch out for that RWB Porsche by Crolls Customs. That’s one car you definitely need to check out!

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To highlight a partnership, Driven to Cure – a non profit organization to raise kidney cancer awareness will debut with a special GT-R that’s built by none other than APAC. To sum it up, this show supports the good cause.

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This will be the hottest car show in summer.

 

 

Event Info:

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OC Car Show
SATURDAY, JUNE 11th 10:00am – 10:00pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 12th  10:00am – 6:00pm
OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER
4001 COASTAL HIGHWAY
OCEAN CITY, MD 21842
OC Car Show Website

OCAWD Meet
June 11-12
11 am – 5 pm
Convention Center Parking Lot
OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER
4001 COASTAL HIGHWAY
OCEAN CITY, MD 21842
OC AWD Website

OCMD Takeover by Forever Slammed
June 12
10:00am 5:00pm
Convention Center Parking Lot
OCEAN CITY CONVENTION CENTER
4001 COASTAL HIGHWAY
OCEAN CITY, MD 21842
Forever Slammed Website

 

 

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