He was born in Kentucky and grew up in Manchester, Ohio. He earned a mathematics degree with a minor in physics from Berea College, and a Master's in scientific mathematics from Eastern Michigan University before joining the Ford Motor Company in 1966. In 1970, Roush left Ford to bootstrap his own company, which is today one of the largest manufacturers of automotive technologies in the world.
During Monterey Car Week in the US a couple of weeks ago, while I was experiencing several Roush Performance-tuned Mustangs at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami, the latest customer-spec Mustang from the American carmaker was unleashed, and it’s looking for a fight.
One of a kind
The 2019 Roush Stage 3 Mustang has been designed exclusively for automotive after-market magnate Wade Kawasaki. Built to be Kawasaki’s “track-capable daily driver”, the vehicle features blue and orange Gulf Racing livery painted by SpeedKore Performance Group to match the historic paint scheme of the Ford race cars that stormed Le Mans a half-century ago.