OCEAN CITY, Md. - The 27th annual Cruisin Ocean City is in town starting Thursday, bringing with it many business opportunities for the area.
The event's first show started from humble beginnings with just 15 registered cars. Ryan Herbert, one of the organizers of the event, says there are more than 5,500 registered cares for the 2017 edition.
Herbert's father-in-law Jack Hennen, a local radio DJ and promoter, started the event after being approached by the town of Ocean City to bring some type of event to the town for the shoulder season.
Along with the thousands of vehicles, Herbert estimates about 60- to 70,000 spectators will be attracted just for the show, adding, "it's probably the biggest show in Maryland, and one of the top ten shows on the East Coast for classics, muscles, and hot rods."
"This event has a very large impact on Ocean City from the hotels, the motels, the restaurants, it really brings a ton of business into the town between spring fest and Memorial Day."
For more information on the schedule of events this weekend checkout cruisinoceancity.com.
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