There was once a popular past time known as "cruising". I'm known as a gen X, but even my generation was big on cruising. If you worked hard enough to own a car, you deserved to be seen in it! Wondering what I'm talking about? Rent the movie American Graffiti, it's an excellent example of cruising at it's finest.
Today with climbing cost of gas and stricter vehicle enforcement, cruising has all but disappeared. No more picking up your buddies and driving up and down the boulevard hoping to catch the eye of the other sex.
But wait! Just when you thought it was dead, someone comes along and revives it for the masses. Thanks in part to the The Old Town Merchants Association, along with the Channel Islands Chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Club International. Now you can experience a tradition known in car culture for over fifty years.
This free cruise night and car show takes place the fourth Friday night through Sept. 25, from 6 to 9pm. Classic cars from 1980 and older line the lot of the former courthouse while dozens of cars cruise Ventura Blvd.
Catch a glimpse of the June cruise below.