The South Bay Cruisers had a verbal agreement with the former police chief to relax enforcement for two hours during the Tuesday night Blast from the Past car show, but the agreement is not in practice by the new police chief.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, organizers of the car club claim officers liberally ticketed violators at the last two shows in August, jeopardizing the future of the nine-year-old event.
The 12-week Blast from the Past attracts up to 2,000 visitors to the Third Avenue venue and is supported by local businesses who enjoy the increase in traffic on a typically-slow night. On some nights it can attract up to 400 cars from car clubs throughout the area.
Police Chief David Bajarano told the Union-Tribune he is concerned by some of the violations occurring during the show and says he was unaware of any previous verbal agreement with the club, but is working on a solution.
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