Kenseth, Ragan to Highlight June 10 Open House Autograph Session

June2010pic377x283 The ROUSH® Automotive Collection in Livonia, Mich., is pleased to announce the second Open House event scheduled for the 2010 summer season to be held on Thursday, June 10th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m (Eastern). Activities planned for the Open House event include a Roush Fenway autograph session, car cruise-in, Miller jet dragster, engine build demonstration, drag race simulator, and WRIF LIVE Broadcast. The event and autograph session are free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racecar drivers David Ragan and Matt Kenseth, along with team owner Jack Roush, will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm at the ROUSH® Automotive Collection. Autograph session times and appearances may be subject to change. Please call Event Hotline for details at 734-779-7276.

The Miller jet dragster will be on display and driver Elaine Larsen will be available for autographs. Her J-85 biofuel-powered dragster can accelerate rapidly (0-to-60 mph in less than a second) and reach speeds up to 300 mph. She will be competing at Milan (Mich.) Dragway June 12. FREE tickets for the NMRA Ford Nationals Event at Milan Dragway will be available during the open house while supplies last. A drag race simulator will also be available to test your reaction time. See if you have what it takes to be a drag racer.

The ROUSH® Automotive Collection Retail Store & Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for your shopping needs and for free self-led tours. Come early to get what you need for the autograph session or walk around the museum. A large selection of authentic race car parts are available for purchase during the open house. Treasure hunters will find race car body panels from the NASCAR Roush Fenway teams and race driven tires. Race driven tires are only twenty dollars each and are great to get autographed!

Sign up to tour the ROUSH® Performance Facility which is separate from the ROUSH® Collection Museum. Shuttles leave from the ROUSH® Collection to transport guests to the ROUSH® Performance Facility where they can see firsthand what goes into producing a ROUSH® Mustang. Tours will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., limited seating is available; to ensure your place on the shuttle please pre-register by calling 734-779-7290.

A two man crew from the ROUSH® Engine Build Department will demonstrate a complete engine build-up, including a live test run upon completion. Local radio station 101.1 The WRIF will be broadcasting live from 3 – 7 p.m. with WRIF DJ, Meltdown, and their 2010 Riff Rock Girl Contest Winner. Stop by to meet them or to rock out on Guitar Hero.

A series of door prize drawings are held throughout the evening. Door prize give-aways include a pair of MIS Grandstand seat tickets for the Heluva Good! Sourcream Dips 400 on June 13th, 2010. Additional door prize give-aways include a variety of Roush Fenway memorabilia. Guests can satisfy their appetite at the J.R.’s Garage Filling Station starting at Noon.
Designated parking will be available around the ROUSH® Automotive Collection and is free. The ROUSH® Automotive Collection is located at 11851 Market St. Livonia, MI 48150. Market street is north of Plymouth Road between Newburgh and Levan roads.

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ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. Based in Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush.