Clarke, Marvin 2017-08-31

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This interview features Marvin Clarke as he discusses his interest in drag racing. In the interview, Clarke describes the cars he built and modified for drag racing.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Marvin Clarke

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 02:18:56 (2 hours 18 minutes)


Background information; his first car; Enlisting in the air force, going to jet engine schools; Meeting his wife in England; Leasing out a shop, working as a mechanic; hot rodding after the war; The Amarillo drag way when it first opened; Building a car from scratch; Running his car in the world finals; Customizing a twin engine dragster; Building himself a fun car; selling share of twin engine dragster

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room

Transcript: transcript available on dspace

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