Customs by the Sea
Customs by the Sea is a traditional custom car show presented by Kustomrama, the Traditional Rod & Kustom Encyclopedia. The show is held in cooperation with the Oilers car club during the Race of Gentlemen.
Kustomrama's 5th annual East Coast Customs by the Sea car show was held June 9-10, 2018 in Wildwood, New Jersey. The show took place at the beach, inside the Race of Gentlemen showground. Held in cooperation with the Oilers car club, during the Race of Gentlemen, Customs by the Sea is a celebration of the early custom car.
The 2018 Customs by the Sea in Wildwood was open for pre-1952 custom cars, restyled in a pre-1952 style. There was a limited number of spaces available so you had to pre-register if you wanted to be a part of the gathering.
The 2nd annual East Coast Customs by the Sea was held October 10-11, 2015 in Wildwood, New Jersey. The show was planned to take place October 3-4, 2015, but due to hurricane Joaquin, it had to be postponed one week. While the first Customs by the Sea was a celebration of traditional custom cars from all decades, the 2nd Customs by the Sea was a celebration of the early custom car. The show was held at the beach, right next to the Race of Gentlemen. The rules were simple: "Customs by the Sea is open for pre 1952 automobiles, restyled in a pre 1952 style".
The first East Coast Customs by the Sea was held October 3-5, 2014 in Wildwood, New Jersey. The premiere show was a gathering of traditional custom cars from all decades. Held in the parking lot at the end of Rio Grande Avenue, the show was divided into three areas. The heart and soul of the show was an exhibition of historic custom cars. These were surrounded by period correct traditional customs from all decades. A third area of the show was also reserved for traditional hot rods.
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