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August 18th, 2011 Open House and ROUSH Fenway Autograph Session

The Roush Automotive Collection is pleased to announce the third Open House event scheduled for the 2011 summer season to be held on Thursday, August 18th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Activities planned for the Open House event include a Roush Fenway autograph session, car cruise-in, engine build competition, John Clor Ford/SVT presentations, RPP tours, door prize wheel, drag race simulator, WRIF DJ & 101.1 LIVE Broadcast.

NASCAR Sprint cup Series race car driver David Ragan and team owner Jack Roush, and racers Jack Roush Jr. (son) and Susan Roush McClenaghan (daughter) will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Autograph session times and appearances may be subject to change. Please call Event Hotline for details at 734-779-7276.

Autograph session line procedures: There will be two lines. Jack Roush and David Ragan will be in Line 1 that requires a wristband. Susan Roush McClenaghan and Jack Roush Jr. will be in Line 2 that does not require a wristband. A total of 200 wristbands will be passed out beginning at 4:30 pm to those in line 1. You MUST have a wristband to receive signatures from line 1 (however wristbands do not guarantee signatures). Limit 1 item for David Ragan and limit 1 item for Jack Roush. Line procedures may be subject to change. There is no cost for the wristbands or the autograph session. This event is free and open to the public. No Pre-registration required for the open house, cruise-in, engine build or autograph session.

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 DJ, Meltdown will be on site broadcasting LIVE from 3 – 7 pm. 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.

Author John Clor, a former Ford SVT PR man and manager of the Ford Performance enthusiast outreach program for Ford Racing, will be making a special presentation on "Ford Performance History and SVT" at our event. Presentations will be held at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the diner and are 30 minutes long. John will be holding a meet-and-greet following the presentations. You must pre-register for these presentations by calling 734-779-7290. Limited space is available.

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 am and 1:00 pm. Tours typically are 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes in length. Limited seating is available; to ensure your place on the shuttle please Pre-Register by calling 734-779-7290.

The Roush Automotive Collection Retail Store & Museum will be open from 9:30 am – 8:00 pm 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 selection of authentic 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! A Frito Lay propane converted truck will be on site.

One door prize give-away will occur during the night and will include a chance to win a pair of MIS Grandstand seat tickets for the Pure Michigan 400 on August 21st, 2011. Additional give-aways include a variety of Roush Fenway memorabilia that can be won by spinning our prize wheel. One entry per person for the MIS ticket drawing and one spin on the prize wheel per person. Must be present to win. Multiple entries in door prize drawing will lead to disqualification for all prizes.

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 Rd. between Newburgh and Levan Rd.

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