EJ Potter Death –In the records of Michigan engine sports, legends don’t get a lot greater than that of E.J. Potter of Ithaca.
Known by the epithet ‘Michigan Madman,’ Potter was comparatively radical in putting a Chevy V-8 of every a bike in 1960 and dashing it to 130 mph.
That was only first off. He would before long rush to 152 mph, crash once or twice, put V-12 motors into little vehicles never intended to hold them and manufacture and sell a stream fueled trike to Evel Knievel .
Hustling legend and an individual from the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Elon Jack Potter kicked the bucket a week ago in Ithaca at 71 years old.
Indeed, even in the greater than-life universe of racing, Potter was a pioneer relatively revolutionary.
‘My memory is seeing him with that first cruiser in the good ‘ol days, and no one had ever done what he did – putting a V-8 of every a bike,’ said Daniel Van Koevering, leader of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. ‘Indeed, even he would later concede that it was a pretty rough bit of apparatus contrasted with his later forms.’