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.
It always turns out that the night before a big car meet/event the Keep It Flush staff always finds their way out to the bars or clubs. With the best intentions of it being an early sober night, it usually never is the case. The next morning usually consists of the standard issue wake up call or text in which we try to figure out who’s driving and a place to meet up. A lot of games are typically played at this point at which we tell each other that we are ready to go but in reality are half asleep in bed taking two aspirins. To make matters worse if you’re shot from the night before, the meet/event is usually a hot humid day in which you have to endure running on only a few hours sleep.
Water Fest 17 was no exception but of course when you get to the intended destination, you run on adrenaline and excitement of the event. Even with a late start to the day, we got to capture images of the nicest VW and Audi’s in the country. With some enthusiasts coming as far as Canada and California this two-day event never fails to please. Some might think KIF only caters to the likes of Japanese autos but we like any auto scene that has cars done right.
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