There is nothing like being able to indulge your passion for hot rods to the utmost, and there are some people who are actually living the dream that a lot of us have. A while back Hot Rod magazine did a feature on a Mississippi gentleman who is truly living the dream life of a hot rod enthusiast. His name is George Poteet and he has one of the most stunning collections of hot rods in the entire world.
Poteet has commissioned custom rods from some of the most renowned experts in the industry and he is more aggressive than anyone according to those in the know. He has a car compound that spans some 1000 acres, and he is in possession of about 100 hot rods. They include a 1961 Ford Starliner that is the work of Bobby Alloway as well as a 1968 Dodge Charger that was put together by the Steve Strope team. He also has a smoking hot 1954 Plymouth Savoy and a considerable cache of stunning 1932 Fords.
Collector cars are simply a lot of fun on the surface, but the automobile is an enormous part of the fabric of what it means to be American. The George Poteet story is interesting because although he has the resources to indulge his passion at this time, he points out that he came from humble means and was able to bootstrap himself to the success that he is enjoying.
“I never took a bath in my mother and daddy’s house because they didn’t have a bathroom,” Poteet told Hot Rod magazine. “People think you’re just rich. Well, yeah. But I was born in a house without electricity.”
That says a lot about the opportunity that we have here in America. If hot rods are your passion, George Poteet is a good model to follow.