Gunners Garage

Playing in the Dirt

The “Driven Dirty Tour ’07” is over. As it did in 2006, this tour started in Hamilton, Ohio and ended at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Hot rod builder Posies started the tour after he and a couple of his firends built hot rods to drive to the SEMA Show.

The cars didn’t just drive from point to point. Instead, the travelers stopped everyday at different points of interest. They enjoyed the camaraderie of the people they met and the sights of roadside America.

The tour visited Coker Tire in Chattanooga, Tennessee (www.coker.com) , Powermaster in Knoxville, Tennessee (www.powermastermotorsports.com), Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop, Walker Radiator in Ballwin, Missouri (www.walkerproducts.com), The Route 66 Museum, Riordan Mansion and leather artist Rosemary Dery.

The tourists wound up in Vegas on Sunday October 26. The cars that made the run were displayed at Coker Tire’s SEMA space. They included the “Honest Charlie’s Speed Shop” Deuce roadster, Corky Coker’s Duesenberg “Coker Special” racing car and a Ford Phaeton made up to look like a jalopy hot rod. 

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