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Car enthusiasts participate in 'Quarantine Cruise' down the Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 21:35:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Traffic is certainly lighter with locals limiting their travel as part of social distancing measures. This is especially true on the Las Vegas Strip, but members of a local car club are trying to bring some life back to the area.

No cars. No visitors. An eerie sight on the Las Vegas Strip during this time of social distancing. The normally bustling scene devoid of life. However, that quickly changed Saturday morning.

A caravan of classic and antique cars cruised down the world-famous street. A breath of fresh air for car enthusiasts.

“They are very grateful,” Michael Fecchino, vice president of the Las Vegas Antique Automobile Club of America.

He organized the “Quarantine Cruise" on the Strip after a member of his club suggested it.

“I went ahead and started making phone calls and took it from there and now we have about over 100 cars here today,” Fecchino said.

Drivers remained mostly inside their cars as they gathered, being mindful of social distancing recommendations.

“Most of these people here are used to going once or twice a week and doing some activity with their car, so it’s nice they can get out safely,” he said.

Fecchino says Las Vegas has a big car culture, and the quarantine cruise was a rare escape from home.

“I had one guy say, my soulmate and I are getting a little edgy and we want to get out of here,” he said.