McGinnis, Jim 2017-07-13
This interview features Jim McGinnis, a former drag racer as he discusses his drag racing days. McGinnis describes his interest in the competitive sport and his cars that he built to compete with.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Jim McGinnis
Additional Parties Recorded:
Date: July 13, 2017
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez
Length: 01:02:27 (1 hour 2 minutes)
His mom and her support; The neighborhood he grew up in; Joining the Boxing Club in high school; downtown Oklahoma City; Working as an egg candeler; living with his uncle Sam; Interest in competition; Working for Otis Elevator; Interest in Drag racing; his first car; What he did with his Drag racing trophies; Advancing Technology in Drag Racing Cars; Jim’s connection with the Lubbock Tornado; Winning his first trophy; First and only Wreck; Aftermath of the wreck; Building cars; Modern NHRA drag races; His wife; flipping houses
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/10605/361826
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