Bill Mangum and Clyde Mangum oral history interview 1, 2007 April 4
In this first of two interviews, brothers Bill and Clyde Mangum describe the racing career of their father, Gordon Mangum, in the 1940s and 1950s. Gordon Mangum raced primarily on Virginia short tracks several times a week during a four month racing season. His sons recall assisting him as mechanics, but note that their father discouraged them from driving. The brothers explain how their father was involved in moonshine running and what motivated him to leave the business. Other topics discussed include memories of Gordon Mangum's competitors, including his friendship with Glen Wood, and the establishment of the Early Dirt Racers group in the 1980s.