The second Roush Fenway Racing Open House was held at the Concord, N.C., campus on October 14, and despite often-changing weather a great crowd of race fans and Mustang enthusiasts showed up for the festivities.
On hand were 15 ROUSH® Mustangs and their proud owners who were constantly wiping their pride-and-joys down from the rain showers that persisted through the morning. Jack Roush was able to quickly work his way through the lineup and autograph each of the cars. Many of these owners were also members of the ROUSH Road Crew™ and it was their first opportunity to meet Roush in person. After the vehicles were completed, Roush sat and autographed hundreds of posters, diecast cars, and other souvenirs for the race fans who stood waiting in the rain for their turn to meet the “Cat in the Hat.”
Also signing autographs at various times through the morning was NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan. They were joined by their NASCAR Nationwide Series compatriots Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Colin Braun, and Erik Darnell. Greg Biffle made an appearance in a separate location to help promote his pet calendar and related rescue organizations.
Several Roush Fenway team sponsors set up exhibits and handed out free samples and trinkets to the crowd. A live band played in the background further adding to the enjoyment of the day.
The ROUSH Show Trailer was the central location for the autograph sessions, and the awning provided welcome relief from the intermittent rain showers for the drivers and fans. Keeter Ford brought out several ROUSH Mustangs for display, and helped to organize a ROUSH owner’s cruise to the event which ended with a procession of more than a dozen Mustangs roaring in together.