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Classic car club pays tribute to hospital workers at St. Luke's with a hot rod parade

Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 00:39:12-04

EAGLE, Idaho — The Bootleggers Idaho Street Outlaws wanted to pay tribute to the hospital workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus forced this club to cancel their big event this spring. In response, they are doing smaller events, and the purpose of this parade was to let the doctors, nurses and other essential staff know they are thankful for their effort during this unprecedented time.

“We have our silent heroes in the community that spend endless hours taking care of us, making sure we are safe, staying away from their families and working during the epidemic," said Tom Davis the organizer of the event.

More than one hundred hot rods, vintage cars and beautiful automobiles drove by nurses who came out to watch the parade. Several of the cars had signs thanking the nurses for their hard work.

"We felt the need to show our appreciation to them, to let them know how much we care about them and how much we appreciate them," said Davis. "They deserve all the credit, they are the ones who are keeping us safe.”

Bootleggers Idaho Street Outlaws also took a cruise to Payette to help their members get out of the house, but they also stressed the importance of social distancing during these events.