When you think it’s time to put your car away for the season, you remember that H20i is hosted at the end of September. Ocean City Maryland hosts this event when this summer destination would be a ghost town. If you think H2oi is just for the VW/Audi crowd, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. People with a variety of cars land here in Maryland for a weekend of looking at ridiculous cars and non-stop drinking and partying.
Since 2010 this event was held in the last weekend of September, where the weather can be unpredictable and downright nasty. 2012 was no different, Weather on Friday night when most people got here, ruined the night’s local meets on 45th Street at OC Steamers. People were forced back to their hotels, condos, local bars to do some well deserved drinking.
H2oi has gotten so popular that alot of people don’t even go the formal event which is held on Sunday. People like to attend what happens over the weekend. There are meets everywhere that are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Just look on Facebook or ask around. If you never been to Ocean City for H2oi, you should plan for next year and this event is one of our favorites.
UPDATE: We like to take this moment and apologize for lack of pics. Our website had some issues with image storage and now everything is back to normal.
With going to Import Alliance in Baltimore last weekend, Ocean City was our next stop for H20 International. This annual VW and Audi meet also attracts people with all makes and models of cars. Cruising Coastal highway, you will find VIP style cars, with STI’s and EVOs. H20 also attracts the Honda crowd as well. Illegal street races and the Ocean City police department pulling over cars seemed to fill the streets of Ocean City. Small gatherings of cars/meets and people outside their hotel rooms snapping rolling shots of passing cars barely clearing the ground was the norm for the weekend.
For the second year in a row the weather has been less than cooperative. Rain and chance of thunderstorms threatened the event but the rain held off from the show until the late afternoon. H20 was traditionally held at the Dover Downs racetrack, however the new site venue at a local school of some sort seemed to hold the crowds of people and cars quite well.
Heading down to Ocean City was kind of a last minute decision on my part. Being so tired from the long busy work week driving 5+ hours did not seem very motivating. Some of our friends got down there on Friday with a hotel room and were persuading me to come down and experience the “scene” or whatever. Having done a day trip last year and regret doing it, I packed my bags and left at 5pm Saturday afternoon for a solo drive down to Maryland. Keep in mind that my front tires are shot and my original Honda battery from five years ago is on its way out, I packed up my stock wheel and jumper pack in the trunk just in case I had a problem during the trip.
During the weekend, I neglected to check the status of the camera battery and did not plug it in the night before the show. And you can guess what happened at H20, yep yep the battery died like 30min after we got there. So don’t hate on the lack of coverage of this event. SO here are the pics I snapped of some of the cars, ENJOY!!!
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