LIVONIA, Mich. – The ROUSH Collection, Jack Roush's personal museum which houses many of his collectible, race, and prototype vehicles, only opens their doors to the public a handful of times during the year. Yesterday was one of those days as thousands of fans enjoyed the late afternoon festivities.
Outside the parking lot and street was lined with dozens of vehicles in a car show – everything from classic to ROUSH Mustangs and cars from the '40s right through today. Detroit radio station 99.5 had a live remote on site, and Arby's (a sponsor of Matt Kenseth's Busch Series car) was serving their famous roast beef. ROUSH engine builders put on a display of speed and ability by building up an engine in the parking lot under the pressure of a stopwatch.
A portable chassis dyno was setup in the parking lot and test runs were made throughout the day, proving once and for all who really had the most horsepower and the top bragging rights. Racing collectibles for sale included used race tires off the NEXTEL Cup cars, sheet metal from Roush Fenway Racing vehicles, and merchandise from all the drivers.
Inside the fans had a chance to wander the cavernous building and see the hundreds of "Jack's Toys" up close. The lines stretched the length of the building for autographs from Jack Roush, Matt Kenseth, David Ragan and TJ Bell.
If you missed this Open House, there are two more chances to join the fun this year; the next is Thursday, August 16 followed by the fall event on Thursday, September 20. For more information on the upcoming events visit .