Charles "Slick" Owens , 2009 September 3
Scope and Contents
In this second of two interviews, Charles "Slick" Owens continues to discuss his career as a mechanic and parts distributor in stock car racing from the 1960s into the 1990s. Mr. Owens describes the operations of the Holman-Moody racing team. His main duty was to oversee the selling of racing parts to other teams. Mr. Owens recalls the vast expanse of Holman-Moody's involvement in motorsports, as well as the relationship between team owners John Holman and Ralph Moody. Following his ten-year career with Holman-Moody, Mr. Owens held similar roles with Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough as a parts salesperson. Other topics discussed include the drivers who raced with Holman-Moody, the opening of Mr. Owens' own parts business, and the increasing costs of running a race team.
- Creation: 2009 September 3
Conditions Governing Access
30 of 31 oral history interviews are in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials closed to patron use.
Slick Owens was a 72-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Clinton, South Carolina in 1933. He was educated at Spartanburg High School and was employed as a mechanic and parts manager for several race car drivers and teams, including Holman-Moody, Darrell Waltrip, and Cale Yarborough.
Language of Materials
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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