The summer street rod season is rapidly approaching! The work on the M-2000 Road Tour roadster is moving right along at Lobeck's Hot Rod Shop in Cleveland. There are 11 National Street Rod Association events on this year's schedule and we will be at all of them to give everyone a look at the roadster.

The Road Show tradition continues this year, as we will be making stops at street rod shops and manufacturers on our way to the events. We had some great get-togethers last year at the Road Shows. Be sure to check the schedule for one near you. The Tour will cover 25,000 miles this year and it will undoubtedly be a fun-filled, topless summer!

This month we follow along as the craftsmen at Lobeck's prepare the Downs body for paint and make some subtle modifications that will give the roadster the swept-back look of the future. Next month, the M-2000 gets painted and powered with a brand new Chevy small-block. We are getting closer to completion. Get out your map and make your plans--we want to see you all on the Road Tour!