Chip Carter – Boyz Garage Scholarship Fund
“Chip” Carter passed away Tuesday, April 17, after a brief illness. Chip was a true Vallejo Kid. He was in the first graduating class at Springstowne Junior High School and the first graduating class at Hogan High School.
Born in San Luis Obispo, the Carter family moved to Vallejo when Chip was 8. Carter’s given name was “Jerold,” but after his father said he was a “chip off the old block,” the nickname stuck. After high school, Carter attended Solano Community College and served a year in the U.S. Army, working in the early 1970s at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard as a submarine pipe fitter while his brothers opened a cabinet shop. Carter retired from MINS in 1996 when the based clothes, eventually running North Bay Cabinets for 40 years.
Carter was a member of Vallejo Executive Lions Club, Native Sons of the Golden West, Junior Chamber of Commerce International Senate, and involved in the California Maritime Academy Cadet Host Families. Chip loved classic cars, so he and four others started the Boyz Under the Hood with membership now at 100.
Please help Chip Carter carry out his legacy by donating to the Chip Carter – Boyz Garage Endowed Scholarship. This endowed scholarship will assist Solano Community College students from Vallejo that are in the SCC Auto Tech program. Chip and Boyz Garage were tremendous supporters of the Auto Tech program, and the scholarship will create a lasting legacy to his memory. The SCC Educational Foundation is directing $5,000 to this scholarship to get the scholarship established. Please consider making a matching gift.Chip Carter- Boyz Scholarship