Ervin Brooks, 2007 November 24
Scope and Contents
Ervin Brooks recounts the experiences of his father Earl's thirty-year career as a stock car driver. Earl developed a close friendship with fellow driver Wendell Scott racing on the short tracks of Virginia. Ervin describes his father's skill as a driver and mechanic, explaining how he approached racing in NASCAR and which tracks he liked best. Other topics include the struggles of women and minorities in auto racing and interdependence between drivers and their families to help them succeed.
- 2007 November 24
Conditions Governing Access
30 of 31 oral history interviews are in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials closed to patron use.
Ervin Brooks was a 50-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at his home in Evington, Virginia. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1956. He was educated at high school in Lynchburg and was employed as an assembly technician.
Language of Materials
Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
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