McGinnis, Jim 2017-06-29

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This interview features Jim McGinnis a drag racer located in Amarillo, Texas. In this interview, McGinnis discusses his interest in drag racing, participating in the nationals, and how he made his way to Amarillo.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jim McGinnis

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 29, 2017

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:02:27 (1 hour 2 minutes)


Interest in racing, how it started; Getting and modifying a Ford Model-T; His first race; Participating in Nationals and the friends he’s made; The Dad’s club, how it began and members; Working and moving to Amarillo; Building cars, working, and managing home life

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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