The annual Lompoc Police Car Show festivities got off to a rousing start with a downtown cruise Friday evening and then an upbeat show Saturday at Ryon Park.
Several types of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars and trucks, rolled back and forth along stretches of Ocean Avenue, which was closed to regular traffic, during the cruise, as spectators lined the sidewalks to cheer them on. The full car show, now in its 16th year, drew crowds to Ryon Park, where visitors had opportunities to get up-close views of a wide range of unusual — and, in some cases, unique — vehicles.
Friday evening's cruise kicked off the final Old Town Market celebration of the summer. The theme for Friday's finale was Public Safety Night.
The Lompoc Police Car Show was hosted by the Lompoc Police Foundation and the Lompoc Police Officers Association and sponsored by Explore Lompoc. Proceeds, according to organizers, will go to assisting the Lompoc Police Department and local community sports programs.