Posies Driven Dirty Tour was a challenge thrown down by “Dutch” at the 2005 SEMA show: How about we get a handful of manufacturers to build cars and drive them from Cincinnati to the in Las Vegas to next year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas? A handful of enthusiastic supporters signed up, including Dayton Wire Wheel. The theme of the Driven Dirty Tour (DDT) was to build a vehicle utilizing industry components to prove their reliability on a cross country tour. Dayton Wire Wheel was signed up, but had no vehicle prepared for the trip. Upon returning to Dayton, Ohio, the search began for a suitable build project.
What Dayton Wire Wheel (Dayton) did not know was that other participants were going to purchase most everything they needed to build a car from scratch – mostly from new parts. Apparently, Dayton overemphasized the word “Dirty” in the Driven Dirty Tour.
Rat Rod Project Photo Gallery - 1937 Ford Phaeton Instrument Panel
This car located in a shed less than two miles from the Dayton Wire Wheel World Headquarters. The vehicle was originally delivered in Cincinnati, Ohio and included the rare dealer installed second windshield. Some time in the 1950’s the car’s body was sectioned approx 4 inches in an effort to create a custom rod, but alas, the project was never finished. View all the Street Rod Project Photos