Mears, Andy 2019-02-05

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This interview features Andy Mears as he discusses drag racing. In this interview, Mears describes his passion for drag racing and delves into details about his car dealership business.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Andy Mears

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 5, 2019

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

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


Introduction and background information; getting into drag racing; Getting seriously injured while racing; drag events; Getting the feel of a car; getting his children involved in racing; Types of races he is running; Driving a Formula Ford car; racing model planes; People who have influenced him along the way; His thoughts on drag racing TV shows; Technology in drag racing; the auto sales business

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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