The ROUSH® Road Crew™ held their 12th event of 2010 in North Carolina this past weekend. On Saturday, September 25 the RRC participated in the 37th Annual Fall Regional Mustang and Ford Meet, held in scenic Maggie Valley. The club members met at the host hotel for a half-hour cruise to the show, and several hotel guests came out with cameras in hand to see nearly 20 ROUSH Mustangs lined up two-by-two under the portico.
The weather was perfect for a car show, and ROUSH was extremely well represented with 22 cars and 1 truck; in fact, ROUSH was the single largest manufacturer among in the show. The ROUSH owners came home with six people’s choice trophies due to ties for each of the first, second and third place awards (further proof of just how hard it is to choose a favorite ROUSH!). An informal group dinner was enjoyed by 18 of the RRC members who gathered on their own for a fun evening.
Unfortunately, on Sunday the weather turned foul as we cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway in heavy rain and thick fog which reduced visibility to under 20 feet in sections. While the scenic outlooks were all a bit grey, the wildlife kept the drivers on their toes. Deer, bear, chipmunks and wild turkeys all had a spectacular view of our 13-car caravan from Asheville to Boone, and a couple of wild beasts very nearly saw the front fascia of a ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang up close and personal.
We continued the RRC Waterfall 2010 Tour with a short stop at Linville Falls which was reached by a quick hike through the woods that allowed people to see the leaves just starting to turn color. The event concluded with a typical Southern lunch at the famous Dan’l Boone Inn, and everyone feasted on fried chicken, steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, stewed apples, green beans, and a delicious strawberry shortcake.
Thank you to all the RRC members that traveled from NY, FL, GA, VA, TN, NC and SC to join us. And a very special thanks to Lyle Sturgis from Keeter Ford for his enthusiasm and assistance with this event. He mailed out club information to everyone that purchased a ROUSH Mustang from him, and was a great help before and during the Maggie Valley weekend.
For more information about the ROUSH Road Crew club and events, visit www.ROUSHroadcrew.com.