EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

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EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

Postby Zappy » Tue May 01, 2012 11:25 pm

Passed April 30, at 71. Known for his Chevy V-8 powered drag bikes, and pulling tractors.

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Re: EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

Postby draglist » Wed May 02, 2012 12:22 am

Farewell, E.J. You were one of a kind...

Here is a story E.J. shared with us back in 2005.

http://www.draglist.com/artman2/publish ... 1030.shtml
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Re: EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

Postby morebetter99 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:21 am

RIP!!!

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Re: EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

Postby Andamo » Wed May 02, 2012 5:58 pm

I was lucky enough to see EJ race at Wattsburg Drag Strip near Erie, PA in maybe 1960 or 1961. It was a AHRA national event and I can only assume he was there as booked in show. He sure didn't disappoint anyone, that's for sure. At the time I questioned the man's sanity for doing what he did, but in later years I came to realize he was a brilliant man. My condolences go out to his family and a personal Thank You goes out to you Mr. Potter. May you rest in peace sir.
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Re: EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

Postby draglist » Wed May 02, 2012 10:37 pm

Thanks, Andamo. Great memory... bp
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Re: EJ Potter - "The Michigan Madman"

Postby WildcatOne » Wed May 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Great post, Andamo. Thanks. EJ Potter put on a show that was hard to beat. His bike and "The Showboat" were top draws as exhibition cars. You will be missed, Mr. Potter. None were braver and more unique. Rest in peace. WC1
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