When Vaughn Gittin Jr’s wanted to debut his new car and new color scheme he said he wanted to do it on ice, but they don’t make 20 inch studded tires. So they got them hand made, here is the story behind making them from director Matt Johnston
The studs that Pryme Tyre stud dude ordered didn’t show up because UPS is afraid of snow. Bummer. My prod coordinator Frances tracked them to Minnesota, but it was too late. So Pryme Tyre dude drives through the night from WI to his buddies place in NH – who has some of the studs he wanted to use and started studding the tires. Took something like 30 straight hours of hand drilling and gluing to get them done, and he finished in the back of Vaughn’s hauler onsite. We debated using WRC tires that were already made, but Vaughn really wanted to use a standard 20 inch. I am pretty sure they are/were some of the largest big stud tires ever made.
Took about 3200 studs total for all 4 tires.
Cut the ice 1/4 inch down each pass because of bonkers drifting wheel speeds.
Then we destroyed them in an afternoon.
Ice race dudes are pretty cool.