|Cruiser Car Show in downtown Rapid City|
|Sunday, 08 July 2012 14:49|
It's hosted by the Rapid City Police Department, in partnership with Destination Rapid City. Ranging from custom classics all the way up to the latest and greatest today's motor companies have to offer event organizers say there's something for everyone at the Cruiser Car Show.
Beth Hottel of Destination Rapid City says, "This event has obviously grown into multiple generations and it's a way to bring the whole community together, so the police department is obviously very pleased in still achieving this mission and seeing it grow and expand."
Not to be outshined by some of today's more exotic rides the Rapid City Police Department showed up with some impressive wheels of their own. The public got one of their first looks at a new line of patrol vehicles being adopted by the RCPD the Ford Police Interceptor.
Lt. James Johns of the RCPD says, "It's one of the first Police Interceptors here in South Dakota. There's been several in other agencies, but this is our first one and it's the first of five that we've ordered from Ford. We're getting it ready to get into the fleet. We're still waiting for some parts, but pretty soon, you'll be seeing this out on the road."
Lt. Johns says the new Interceptor was designed from the ground up for use by police and on top of being all-wheel drive it comes fully loaded with everything an officer needs to stay safe on the road.
Lt. Johns says, "The stability control that's featured in them, they can correct an officer's actions faster than the driver can correct his own actions, so these cars are much, much more safe than the old interceptors that we had out on the road."
The P-D says you may see this Interceptor on duty by the end of the month. Event coordinators estimate the car show drew out about eight-thousand visitors making it one of the larger events to take center stage in Downtown Rapid City.