Last week, over 400 vehicles joined QA1, a manufacturer of suspension and driveline products, for the first ‘Get Out and #goDRIVEit Cruise.’ With social distancing in mind, drivers remained in their vehicles while enjoying 100-miles of cruising through the Minnesota River Valley.
The cruise was designed so people could get out and drive their vehicle, no matter the year, make, or model and enjoy a beautiful spring day with their family and car community. The route offered plenty variety with twisting winding roads along the river.
A casual cruise, with rolling start times between 9am and 10:30am, the route offered plenty of opportunities for stops along the way, and attendees were encouraged to go at their own pace and just enjoy the ride. Everyone got their vehicle pictured in front of QA1’s new facility, which opened in January. From there, the cruise took country roads through central Minnesota towards the Minnesota River Valley, where it followed and crossed the river before heading back towards the Lakeville area.
“We designed the route to explore areas your GPS normally wouldn’t take you – there are so many fun roads to explore through the river valley,” says Dave Kass, QA1 marketing manager. “With so many car events on hold, this was a great way for people to get out and #goDRIVEit with hundreds of other enthusiasts.”
The event was designed as a way for everybody, no matter their vehicle, to get out of the house and spend a fun day cruising with their family and other cruising enthusiasts. Vehicles ran the gamut, from motorcycles to muscle cars to Porsches and Teslas. With temperatures in the 70s and bright sunshine, it was an ideal day for spending a few hours behind the wheel.
Check out a photo album from the event on QA1’s Facebook page by clicking here.