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Charles "Slick" Owens oral history interview 1, 2009 May 6

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-OW0575


  • Creation: 2009-05-06


In this first of two interviews, Charles "Slick" Owens recalls his career in stock car racing as a mechanic and parts distributor during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Growing up in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mr. Owens first became involved in racing while working at the garage of his relative, Cotton Owens, and later went to work for driver Rex White. Mr. Owens describes his duties working on Mr. White's cars and as part of his pit crew. Other topics discussed include the occupations of his father and grandfather, his military service, his promotional trip for Ford Motor Company, and mechanical modifications used on Mr. White's cars.


109 Minutes

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

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