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.