**9/15/17: Whereas unofficial H2Oi actions should still be occurring, the official occasion has been cancelled till 2018, in line with a statement on H2Oi’s web site.
Ocean Metropolis and its surrounding areas have turn out to be fairly the hub for automobile reveals and occasions lately. In reality, new vehicle-friendly occasions appear to be popping up nearly yearly. One occasion that’s been gaining recognition has dubbed itself “The ‘laid again’ 2-day Volkswagen/Audi occasion”–H2O Worldwide, or H2Oi, takes place in Whaleyville, MD yearly, solely 20 minutes from Ocean Metropolis, and plenty of members and spectators have taken to venturing away from H2Oi headquarters and displaying off their wheels all the best way down Coastal Freeway.
Historically, the occasion is the ultimate weekend in September. Sure, that’s three days, but it surely’s doubtless the automobile fest will take full swing that Saturday and Sunday. When you’re a self-proclaimed grease monkey, mark your calendar and skim on for suggestions that’ll provide help to prepare for this yr’s competition.
H2Oi stands for water-cooled import autos, and the 2-day Whaleyville occasion has a deal with modified Volkswagens and Audis.
Present automobile aficionados journey from all around the East Coast to satisfy like-minded car lovers and to view all of the distinctive and modified automobiles on show.
What occurs on the occasion?
Contributors drive up and park their autos for all of the world to see. These autos vary from inventory (no mods) to delicate (minor modifications) to wild (main modifications–meaning motor swap, sprint swap, tremendous charger, turbo, main physique styling, main inside and main audio).
On the primary day of the weekend, there’s stay music and barbecue on the Fort Whaley campgrounds. H2Oi recommends that members deliver their “A recreation” on the primary day, as that’s when judges are trying out the automobiles and deciding who will get to be “High Dawg” and up for an award. Money awards go to the winners of classes together with Better of Present for Inventory, Gentle and Wild, Greatest Paint, Greatest Engine, Greatest Inside, Promoter’s Selection and Membership Participation.
When you’re not a High Dawg however nonetheless feeling the aggressive spirit, there’s additionally a cornhole match the place gamers can win prizes from occasion sponsors and tickets to doubtlessly win a raffle automobile.
How can I put together?
When you’re trying to spectate, you should purchase tickets day-of on the gate. Or, when you have each information and admiration of present automobiles and trying to be greater than a spectator, you possibly can apply on H2Oi’s web site to be a decide.
Contributors should register on-line as a person or a membership earlier than the occasion. When the weekend arrives, members are to choose up their dashboard receipts from will name after which be in place by 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Guide your lodge forward of time! H2Oi has most popular lodging listed on their web site and since vacationer season is coming to an in depth by late September, it’s not too troublesome to seek out accommodations with low season charges. When you’re fascinated by staying for longer than a weekend, this yr’s Sunfest is the week earlier than H2Oi, from September 21-24.
A fast reminder
With the ever-expanding car reveals and occasions that happen annually comes noise, site visitors, litter and a basic improve in vandalism and different unlawful actions. Please be respectful of the city and all the attractive areas that encompass it in order that these automobile reveals can proceed to happen.