Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
June 6, 2018

Founded in 1993, QA1is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2018. Jim Jordan founded QA1 to provide rod ends and spherical bearings for performance racing, and the vision for QA1 was incorporated into its very name: Quality and Affordability are #1. As the years stacked up QA1 added more manufacturing space to introduce a line of performance shocks, suspension parts, and most recently driveshafts. That manufacturing space now totals more than 83,000 square feet that is jam packed with the most current welding, cutting, and such equipment to create, assemble, and package their full line of products.

QA1 holds an annual open house where customers and enthusiasts from all over are invited for an inside look at how its products are produced. Part of the open house is QA1’s annual #goDRIVEit cruise as well. Held from 7am to 9am, the open house features tours of the facility, prizes varying from small to large, free t-shirts, and a chance to show off your car. Then, attendees cruise the 27 miles up to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the Street Machine Nationals, gaining preferred entrance to the show (attendees must be preregistered for the Street Machine Nationals and pick up their registration packet Thursday night).

As part of the 2018 open house celebration QA1 is highlighting its 25th anniversary during its annual open house and #goDRIVEit cruise with extra prizes and activities for attendees. The event will take place July 20, 2018 at their facility in Lakeville, Minnesota. “We have come so far in 25 years, and we want to share our excitement with those who truly embody what we stand for–those people who go out and enjoy their vehicles out on the road,” says Melissa Scoles, QA1 President. “We are excited to offer new activities and bigger prizes at our Open House this year. Visitors will also get a chance to sign a commemorative banner and get a peek into QA1’s past.” For more information on the open house and #goDRIVEit cruise, including registration, visit

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