Edwards, Herb 2017-06-13

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This interview features Herb Edwards a former drag racer. In this interview Edwards discusses his career in the mechanical engineering field, and his hobby of drag racing. Edwards describes some of his mechanical projects as well as meeting some of the professional drag racers.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Herb Edwards

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 13, 2017

Location: Amarillo, Texa

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 03:16:41 (3 hours 16 minutes)


Family background; His interest in mechanical engineering; Recovering from a dislocated kneecap; working with NASA and aviation; Amount of time spent working for NASA; working at Pantex on 9/11; Dragonfly; other weapons that he has made; Racing in the first car he built; Acquiring another car; using a jet engine; Meeting the professional drag racers; Going on tour with Raymond Beatle; Owners of drag race tracks; accidents; Staying in touch with Raymond Beatle; Amarillo’s Motor Sports Hall of Fame; meeting Don Prudhomme; How drivers react to emergences; safety; Drawing; Shirley Muldowney; airplanes; His previous jobs; current projects; Things he has built, patents he’s had; art

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 https://hdl.handle.net/10605/361822

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