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QA1 Announces Plans for 2021 #goDRIVEit Cruises After Successful 2020 Season

October 19, 2020

The new season will follow the same format as their successful 2021 set of #goDRIVEit cruises, which brought over 750 vehicles and nearly 1500 people together for drives throughout Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.

Designed as a way for everybody, no matter their vehicle, to get out of the house and spend a fun day cruising with family, friends, and other enthusiasts, the three cruises each followed a roughly 100-mile loop, giving attendees plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, stop for photos, and just enjoy the ride at their own pace. Each was designed around back roads and avoided major highways as much as possible:

  • The Get Out and #goDRIVEit Cruise in May took country roads through central Minnesota towards the Minnesota River Valley.
  • The River Run took place in early August, leading participants towards Red Wing before following the Mississippi River up towards the St. Croix.
  • The final cruise, the Fall Colors Run in October, took participants through the scenic countryside of Lakeland, Hastings, and Cannon Falls.

Interested in driving these routes yourself? The page includes links to a Google Map of each route for you to follow.

"We designed the routes to explore areas your GPS normally wouldn’t take you," says Dave Kass, QA1 Marketing Manager. “For 2021, we plan to create new routes with the same focus on combining long straightaways with awesome curvy roads, all while exploring the great scenery our area has to offer.”

QA1 believes vehicles are meant to be driven, not hidden, so all years, makes, and models are welcome, from the most pristine show cars to rusted-out backyard gems. Vehicles in the 2020 season ran the gamut, from motorcycles to muscle cars to Porsches and Teslas, and even included Street Outlaws stars Tina and David Pierce.

“These cruises are the heart of what we do,” says Kass. “This is our core belief and mission: No matter what you drive, we want you to #goDRIVEit!”

Join the movement and watch for the 2021 schedule at


About QA1

Motivated by the idea that experiences were best made behind the wheel, QA1 manufactures high performance suspension and driveline designed for those who #goDRIVEit.

Founded in 1993, QA1 is an industry leader in performance shocks, suspension components, composite driveshafts, rod ends, spherical bearings and related accessories for the motorsports and industrial markets. QA1 has more than 100,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Lakeville, Minnesota. The state-of-the-art facility includes a complete line of CNC machines, hydraulic presses, filament winding and laser cutting equipment that permit all-inclusive shock absorber, suspension component and composite driveshaft manufacturing and assembly operations. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO 9001 standard.

For additional information and a free catalog, call 800.721.7761 or click here.