CAR SHOW WEEKEND
Classic Car and Street Rod Show - John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band Concert - Boardwalk Corvette Show
Ocean City’s Car Show Weekend this year will feature a downtown sock hop on Friday night (Sept. 8), the Street Rod Show on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 8 and 9), a concert by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band on Saturday night (Sept. 9), and the always-popular Boardwalk Corvette Show on Sunday (Sept. 10).
The 43rd annual Classic Car and Street Rod Show will feature a display of modified cars 30 years and older. The annual Corvette Show – featuring models from throughout the history of Corvettes – moves to the same weekend this year and rolls onto the Boardwalk on Sept. 10. The Corvette Forum recently listed Ocean City’s among the Top 5 Corvette Shows in America.
As part of the tribute to cars and nostalgia, Cafferty will perform on the Ocean City Music Pier at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. His band recorded the soundtrack to “Eddie and the Cruisers” in the 1980s and reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts with the single “On the Dark Side.” The band has toured for more than three decades. Tickets cost $25 to $30 and are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office and city welcome centers, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.
The street rods will be on display on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 before cruising down Asbury Avenue to the 1300 block (between 13th Street and 14th Street) at 6 p.m. That block will be closed to traffic for a free outdoor sock hop featuring live music and activities. Food vendors will include Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor and Boyar’s Market. The cars return to the Tabernacle from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 9, then move up to the boardwalk from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information and a registration form, click here . Participants can return the form by mail, drop it off at City Hall or register on the day of the event at the Tabernacle.
The Corvette Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 on the boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street. More than 350 Corvettes will be exhibited in one of the largest shows of its kind on the East Coast.
For more information and registration, visit boardwalkcorvettes.com. There is NO day-of registration. Call 609-457-0081 for more information.