The Quad Cities Cruisers, Mississippi Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and Quad City’s Vintage Rod Club are working together to make the ultimate drive by parade for Fathers.

Tom Saelens, Vice President of the Quad City Cruisers, told me:

"Since the COVID 19 epidemic began The Quad Cities Cruisers have canceled all of our cruise-ins and the annual charity car show, so we have been organizing birthday and retirement home cruise bys. Everyone, kids, adults, and senior citizens clearly enjoy their personal classic car parade. Retirement homes cruise bys typically have their residents outside for a change in their routines and a chance to see the cars the grew up driving. So often before when we were able to park and allow them to get a good look, they would inevitably approach us and say, 'That's the car I had when I got married' or 'My dad had that car' or 'That was my first car.' So even though we don’t stop and park we can still see the smiles on their faces as we slowly drive by and wave. It allows us to get our cars out, do something together as a club and bring some joy to every age group."

They'll be meeting up June 19th at Rock Island High School to get the plan together, and from there they'll be driving past a few different assisted living facilities on the Illinois side of the QC.

They'll be passing by four locations:

  • Friendship Manor on 21st Ave in Rock Island
  • Generations of Rock Island at 2545 24th St in Rock Island
  • Overlook Village on 7th Street in Moline
  • Amber Ridge on 43rd Avenue in Moline

All the details are on their Facebook Page.

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