ST. MICHAELS — Faith Brown, wife of the late Don Brown, presented Chazier Allen with a $1,000 Don Brown Memorial Scholarship.
The presentation was held on July 13 in front of Don Brown’s 1923 Model T in the Exhibit Barn of the Classic Motor Museum in St. Michaels.
The purpose of the scholarship is to help high school seniors further their education in the automotive field by attending a college or trade school.
Don Brown genuinely enjoyed old cars and the people who appreciated them. He joined the Antique Automobile Club of America in the mid-1980s and, along with some other old car enthusiasts, co-founded a local AACA region in Talbot County called the Bay Country Region. He helped organize local car shows and was a master judge with the AACA. He liked most old cars but he was partial to Fords and enjoyed memberships in the Model T Ford Club, the Mustang Club of America, the V8 Club of America and the local Chesapeake Classic Car Club.
Although Don Brown was not a mechanic, he enjoyed tinkering on his old cars. Working on today’s cars requires an understanding in the science and technology that goes into the modern, highly sophisticated modern automobile.
Allen graduated from Easton High School on June 3. He also is one of the first three graduates of the Classic Motor Museum’s First Gear program, which is designed to help local students gain experience restoring and maintaining antique cars.
Allen will attend the Chesapeake College Center for Transportation Training in Wye Mills this fall. His goal is to drive big rigs cross country.