The ROUSH® Automotive Collection is pleased to announce the third Open House event scheduled for the 2010 summer season will be held on Thursday, August 12 from 5 - 8 p.m. (Eastern). Activities planned for the Open House event include a Roush Fenway autograph session, car cruise-in, engine build competition, door prize drawings, drag race simulator, WRIF DJ & 101.1 LIVE Broadcast.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle, along with NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Colin Braun, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and team owner Jack Roush will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Autograph session times and appearances may be subject to change. Please call Event Hotline for details at 734-779-7276.
Two teams from the ROUSH® Engine Build Department will compete side-by-side to see who can execute a complete engine build-up, including a live test run, in the quickest time. WRIF disc jockey Meltdown will be on site broadcasting LIVE from 3 – 7 p.m. Stop by to meet him or to rock out on Guitar Hero or Rock Band at the WRIF tent. 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 p.m. for your shopping needs and for free self-led tours. Come early & get what you need for the autograph session or to walk around the museum. A large selection of authentic Roush Fenway Racing race car parts are available for purchase. 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 Vehicle Assembly area 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 a.m. and noon. Limited seating is available; to ensure your place on the shuttle please Pre-Register by calling 734-779-7290.
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 Carfax 400 on August 15. Also, a pair of Keystone NMCA Nationals V.I.P. passes to Milan Dragway August 27-29. Additional door prize give-aways include a variety of Roush Fenway Racing memorabilia.
Colin Braun’s Conway Freight NASCAR show car will be on display during the event. Here is your chance to see a 2010 NASCAR Mustang when it is not moving at 190+ mph. Also, ROUSH® Special Vehicles will have a display and representative available for those who are interested in having ROUSH® restore their vehicle.
Guests can satisfy their appetite at the J.R.’s Garage Filling Station. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other cruise-in favorites are on the menu starting at 5 pm. 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; this is north of Plymouth Rd. between Newburgh and Levan Rd.