After the huge Nationals in Louisville, there was a brief break in the NSRA schedule - but not in the 2003 PPG / Street Rodder Road Tour schedule. Mid-August found the Road Tour at the "unplugged" version of the Woodward Dream Cruise. The big blackout of 2003 coincided with thousands of cruisers converging on the Motor City.

Next on the schedule was an appearance at the IHRA National Championship in Norwalk, Ohio. PPG is a major sponsor of this year's event and the Road Tour Roadster attracted a lot of attention in the PPG booth.

The second week of September means Kalamazoo to veteran street rodders in the Midwest. Road Tour pilot Jerry Dixey made a stop at Drive Train Specialists in Warren, Michigan on his way to the Nationals North. The weekend in Kalamazoo was picture perfect on Friday and Saturday. Sunday saw some showers in the morning but the sun came out for the awards. Check out the full coverage in the February 2004 issue of Street Rodder.

There are three events left on the NSRA schedule. They are the most grueling trips of the season. From Burlington, Vermont to Sacramento, California and directly to Tampa, Florida, it has been appropriately dubbed the "Iron Man Run." Follow along with updates at www.streetrodderweb.com