There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes of the ROUSH® Road Crew, so let’s dive right in and update you on the status of a bunch of things.
Remember, until we get the dedicated RRC web site up and running, the source for information is www.ROUSHperformance.com/club
Event Calendar – We’ve announced the first several events for the 2010 year, and have some of the initial RRC get-togethers coming up real soon. If you missed it, here is the first batch of club events, and we are looking to add a few more as well.
- March 6-7, “Florida Fun” Kickoff (Homestead, Fla.)
- March 20, California Blackbird Air Park (Southern California)
- April 24-25, “California Showtime” presented by About.com Mustangs (Southern California)
- May 21-22, Pocono Track & Tour (Pocono, Pa.)
- June 10, ROUSH Collection Open House (Livonia, Mich.)
- June 17-20, ROUSH Grand National Event at the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
- July 2-3, Thunderhill Track & Tour (Willows, Calif.)
- July 15-18, MCA Grand National (Bellevue, Wash.)
- August 12, ROUSH Collection Open House (Livonia, Mich.)
- August 20-21, Woodward Dream Cruise (Detroit Area, Mich.)
Registration Forms Available – Sign up today for some of these early events. Registration forms are available online at www.ROUSHperformance.com/club. Spaces are still available for all the events, but some are filling up quickly.
March 6-7, “Florida Fun” Kickoff (Homestead, Fla.)
Join us in cheering on Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, and watch the Rolex Series GT cars and Daytona Prototypes race. We’ll get a chance to park in the infield of Homestead-Miami Speedway, tour the garage, meet the drivers, and take your car around the racetrack for a parade lap. The following day will be a cruise through Key Biscayne and up to Ft. Lauderdale for a lunch on the intercoastal waterway.
Here is the link to the registration form: http://www.roushperformance.com/docs/Club_Florida_Fun_Time.pdf
March 20, California Blackbird Air Park (Southern California)
We’ll begin the day at the Cars & Coffee show in Irvine, then cruise up to Blackbird Air Park to see the sights and have several great photo opportunities. RRC members will get a personal tour of the museum. The Blackbird Air Park is an official annex of the Edwards Air Force Flight Test Center and has on display an SR-71, A-12, an F-117 Stealth Fighter and the once ultra-secret D-21 drone. Following the tour we’ll head off to a lunch.
Here is the link to the registration form: http://www.roushperformance.com/docs/Club_Blackbird.pdf
April 24-25, “California Showtime” presented by About.com Mustangs (Southern California)
The day will begin bright and early meeting at the Cars & Coffee show, then a cruise up the highway to Burbank for an early lunch at Bob’s Big Boy, a famous So-Cal drive-in. From there, we’ll participate in a private, VIP Tour on the backlot of Warner Brothers studio (limited to 30 attendees). Thanks to About.com Mustangs for their support of this special tour. On Sunday, join with ROUSH® in displaying your vehicle at the Fabulous Fords Forever event at Knott’s Berry Farm. This is the largest Ford-only show on the West Coast with several hundred cars and thousands of spectators annually.
Here is the link to the registration form: http://www.roushperformance.com/docs/Club_California_Showtime.pdf
Upcoming event registration forms for Pocono, the Colorado Grand National event and other are coming soon.
RRC Parts Rebate Form – Active members of the ROUSH Road Crew are eligible for a 10 percent discount on their purchase of ROUSH parts and apparel. The rebate form is now available online for member use.
Here is the link to the rebate form: http://www.roushperformance.com/docs/Club_Rebate.pdf
ROUSH “Museum” Discount – This is a brand new benefit! Active members of the ROUSH Road Crew are now eligible for a 15 percent discount off their purchase of regularly-priced merchandise from the ROUSH Automotive Collection (often known simply as the Museum around here). You must provide your membership number over the phone, or show your RRC credentials in person (when they are produced and sent). The museum gift shop can be reached at (734) 779-7290 or online at www.ROUSHcollection.com.
Logo – Yes, we’ve fallen a bit behind on that. Our graphic artist got a couple of short deadline, high-priority projects that put the RRC logo design off the planned schedule. We’re hoping to have one done in the next week or two. Obviously, the logo is the key to so many other items such as the items in the membership kit, web site, etc.
Facebook – If you are on Facebook, become a friend of the ROUSH Road Crew page. Do a search, or visit www.facebook.com/roushroadcrew
Memberships – Coming in quickly still. We’re now closing in on 250 people. Thanks to everyone for the faith in the club. We’re looking forward to getting out and meeting many of you at the events.
Jack Roush Dealer Appearances – One down already, with several more planned. If you want to meet Jack, get an autograph (even on your car), these are the remaining ROUSH Dealer Appearances planned for this year:
- Thursday, April 15 – Prestige Ford (Garland, Texas)
- Thursday, June 10 – ROUSH Automotive Collection (Livonia, Mich.)
- Thursday, July 22 – Ray Skillman Ford (Greenwood, Ind.)
- Thursday, August 12 – ROUSH Automotive Collection (Livonia, Mich.)
- Wednesday, August 18 – Lance Cunningham Ford (Knoxville, Tenn.)
- Thursday, September 30 – Long MacArthur Ford (Salina, Kan.)
- Thursday, October 28 – Town & Country Ford (Bessemer, Ala.)
Speaking of Jack’s dealer appearances, on February 9 he made his first of 2010 at Gary Yeomans Ford in Daytona Beach. Thanks to RRC member Tim Biers, we have some photos from the event to share. Check them out here: http://blog.roushperformance.com/blog/2010/02/gary-yeomans-ford-dealer-appearance-photos.html
RRC Administrator – Please remember that Tracey is here to help if you have any questions. You can reach her via e-mail at club(at)roush.com or (734) 466-6237.