Most college campuses are filled with low-price economy cars, however in Michigan things can be a bit different. The love for cars that exists in Michigan is unmatched, which results in even college students driving some cool examples of both modern day and vintage domestic cars.
One example is Schoolcraft College student Austin Potter, who recently talked to The Detroit Free Press about his restored 1948 Dodge Power Wagon, which is to be featured in Detroit’s famous custom car show Autorama later this month. Potter bought the truck from California about two years ago, but his father owned two Power Wagons when he was a kid, so he’s had the Power Wagon bug his hole life.
“Anything you had to do, this truck could do it,” Potter said of the Power Wagon.
“This has always just been my dream truck.”
The previous owner of the Power Wagon had it restored back in 2002, however Potter did some work to it himself including painting it, redoing the bench seat inside, redoing some of the wipers and more. It won’t be its first time in Autorama when it goes to the show later this month, with the truck winning third place in its category at the show last year.
See Potter’s Power Wagon and more in The Detroit Autorama this weekend, set to be be open from is noon-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.
*Potter’s Power Wagon not pictured