Don Brown Collection: Oral Histories and Finding Aid
Bob Hoyt as a young man
The Don Brown Collection consists of 6 boxes of photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, and miscellaneous ephemera
portraying his career, hobbies, and travel. This Finding Aid provides an inventory of his collection. You may access this collection by contacting the archivist at 221-6688 to arrange an appointment.
The two oral histories of Bob Hoyt and Don Brown
also provide detailed information of their youthful exploits, friends, and deep friendship through the years. When they were in High
School, they hung out with the same people and took the same classes. They built race cars and motorcycles together, and attended
races in Denver, Fort Collins, and other Colorado towns. After serving in World War II, Bob continued his hobby by starting his own
motorcycle shop, Acme Machine Company, on N. College Avenue. Hoyt's motorcycles won races throughout the country, including Sturgis,
South Dakota. Bob died in 2006 and his son now carries on the tradition. Please access the Photo Search to see more photographs from Don's collection.