Brownie's Bites

Brownie's Bites

Allan "Brownie" Brown's PBN Column

After winning the Around Long Island race in 1966, I was offered the opportunity to drive a brand new 28’ Donzi that we were building...

After selling Donzi Marine to Teleflex, Inc. in April 1965, Don Aronow started up Magnum Marine next door, in the spring of 1966. The basis of...

In 1964, I was General Manager of Challenger Marine, North Miami, Florida. Challenger was probably the nicest marina on the planet in those days. We...

Dinny was actually Ogden Mills Phipps, the 3rd. He was an heir to the Bessemer Trust, which had something to do with iron and steel...

Don Aronow sold two year old Formula Marine Corp. to Merrick Lewis and Alliance Machine Company in April, 1964. Alliance Machine owned Thunderbird Boat Company. They...

When I worked for Cary Marine in the 70’s, we acquired the molds for the 49’ Cigarette from Don Aronow. The 49’ was an exact...

Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. We had about 60 boats in port for the 1969 Bahamas 500 Offshore race. While not the nastiest race in the world...

My consulting job on a new high performance boat building project takes me to TNT Marine, in North Miami, Fl. from time to time....

Fifty years ago, the President of the United States of America, Lyndon Brains Johnson, phoned his Chief of Staff, Jack Somebody, and said “Git...

The Union of International Motor Boating is the governing body for boat racing around the world. In the interest of harmony, and larger, more...

To be a real offshore racer in 1963, you had to be a tough sumbitch, with muscles bulging, tobacco spitting, fighting, squinty eyed, brawling,...

In the spring of 1965, we took our highly advanced fleet of offshore racing boats to Freeport, Long Island, New York, to teach those...