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Eb Clifton, 2008 March 11

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Identifier: OH-CL0528

Scope and Contents

Eb Clifton recalls his 60-year career as a stock car racing mechanic and driver. After serving in the military during World War II, he opened a garage in King, North Carolina in 1949. Mr. Clifton describes how he learned to build race cars and fielded cars for many NASCAR drivers. Other topics discussed include technological innovation and safety improvements in NASCAR, Mr. Clifton's relationship with other drivers and NASCAR officials, and the racing career of his brother, Donald Ray "Fuzzy" Clifton.

Dates

  • 2008 March 11

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Eb Clifton was a 81-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in Rural Hall, North Carolina. He was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina in 1927. He completed eighth grade at the Ford Motor Company school in Charlotte, North Carolina, and built race cars for sixty years.

Extent

222 Minutes

Language

English

Repository Details

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

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