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Ocean City Jeep Week 2019 Kicks Off

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City will see an influx of Jeeps on the road and on the sand this week. Jeep Week 2019 runs Aug. 22-25. This event attracts both Jeep owners and Jeep fans every year. There are four venues that make up this ultimate Jeep vacation. 

Each morning of the event, Thursday through Sunday, 300 Jeeps ride along the beach from 30th Street to the Inlet in the Beach Crawl.

"It's like a sandy carpet ride for Ocean City Jeep Week," says Director Brad Hoffman.  

Eddie Silipena and Luca Riffice, who came all the way from New Jersey, rode in their dads' Jeeps during the crawl last year. "We got to sit on top of the jeep and go across the beach," Silipena recalls. 

"If you buy a ticket at Jeep Week here at HQ at the Convention Center, it gets you into Pittsville. If you buy a ticket in Pittsville that gets you into HQ," Hoffman explains. 

Hoffman is most proud of Jeep Jam at the Mid-Atlantic Sports Complex in Pittsville.

"In Pittsville you're going to see some really challenging obstacles for Jeeps."

Jason Sander of Salisbury is here for the fifth year. He plans to take his Jeep JK on the Beach Sand Course. "It's got multiple levels from beginner to expert to a little bit harder stuff that you can actually get out there to test the limits of your Jeep," he explains.

Experts will be on site at the Beach Sand Course to help drivers maneuver in the best way possible. For any of the activities taking place on the beach, drivers must air their tires down to 15 psi and put their Jeeps in four wheel drive.

Some Jeep owners join about 75 vendors at the Convention Center to show off their customized creations. Sander says his Jeep has a bit of a different texture. "Everybody loves coming up and touching it," he says.

Hoffman says, you don't have to have a Jeep to fit in here. "You don't just have to be one of the 'Jeeple People'. If you just want to come out in the sun and have some fun, this is your event."

And be sure to visit the WBOC News app or the WBOC Facebook page for live coverage of Friday morning’s beach crawl. The Jeeps are expected to hit the sand by 8 a.m.

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