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Bill Brown [1], 2007 April 25

Identifier: OH-BR0512

Scope and Contents

Bill Brown recalls his career as a stock car racing mechanic during the 1950s and 1960s. He describes his experiences growing up near Winston-Salem, North Carolina and building cars for races at Bowman Gray Stadium. Mr. Brown often prepared cars for drivers Bobby and Billy Myers, who competed and won many races in the Carolinas and Virginia with Mr. Brown's cars. Other topics discussed include car modifications for safety and for moonshine running, as well as Mr. Brown's memories of other drivers.


  • Creation: 2007 April 25

Conditions Governing Access

30 of 31 oral history interviews are in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Bill Brown was a 72-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina in 1935. He was educated at Hanes High School and was employed as a master mechanic and crew chief.


160 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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