Donuts & Burnouts at the QA1 Cruise and Open House

It was an exceptional day at QA1 world headquarters for the 6th Annual Open House and #goDRIVEit cruise to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Why? Because there were donuts, coffee, plenty of cool cars, plenty of burnouts – and yet no Mustangs were harmed (I kid!).

The fine folks at QA1 provided an open invite to see where the magic happens. Manufacturing, quality control, packaging, shipping and even product developments are handled inside the 83,000 square foot facility in Lakeville, MN. Spoiler alert: there weren’t a lot of surprises here. It is a clean and organized facility that seems to run like a Swiss watch, and is filled with the good, hard working sort you’d expect from the upper midwest. Not only that, they are car guys and girls. In fact, if you have never been, the state is crawling with enthusiasts as we later found out when the 27-mile cruise led us to the 2017 Street Machine Nationals.

The inviting atmosphere brought about a diverse lot of well over 100 cars. QA1’s parking lots and loading dock was filled with classic muscle, late model muscle, hot rods, rat rods, kit cars, and even a few imports. There was even a Ferrari 308 for the Magnum P.I. lovers. If ever there was a candidate for an LS swap.

The event kicked off at 7 am this morning, though many were there well in advance. Tours were given every ten minutes, and towards the end there was a drawing for Optima batteries and a set of QA1 double adjustable shocks. The main event, though, is leaving the facility. There are some unsanctioned burnouts that occur in a controlled manner as the parade heads to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds around 9 am.

We look forward to coming back to kick off this tradition with QA1 in its seventh year. Stay tuned for more coverage of the 2017 Street Machine Nationals.

Photo gallery

VIEW FULL GALLERY >

Article Sources

About the author

Scott Parker

Scott dreamed of being in the automotive media in high school, growing up around car shows and just down the street from Atco Raceway. The technology, performance capability, and craftsmanship that goes into builds fuels his passion.
Read My Articles

Classic Street Rods in your Inbox

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from Rod Authority, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes
Rod Authority NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

Rod Authority - The #1 Authority for Street and Rat Rods

We'll send you the most interesting Street Rod articles, news, car features, and videos every week.

Rod Authority - The #1 Authority for Street and Rat Rods

Rod Authority NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

Rod Authority - The #1 Authority for Street and Rat Rods

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...



Hot Rods & Muscle Cars

Classic Chevy Magazine

Corvette Enthusiasts

Rod Authority - The #1 Authority for Street and Rat Rods

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...

  • Hot Rods & Muscle Cars
  • Classic Chevy Magazine
  • Corvette Enthusiasts

Rod Authority - The #1 Authority for Street and Rat Rods

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Rod Authority - The #1 Authority for Street and Rat Rods

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Loading