Brumos, the biggest name in air-cooled Porsche racing history has just opened a 35,000 square foot interactive museum focused on the famous Brumos Racing Porsches. It will house more than three-dozen race and collector cars.
The Brumos Collection is separate from the original dealership that is now owned by the Fields Automotive Chain and that changed the name of the former Brumos dealership to Porsche Jacksonville. The Brumos name originally came from the Telex name of the first business: BRUndage MOtorS owned by Hubert Brundage.
The collection focuses on many of the famous number 59 red and blue liveried Porsche 911’s and the racing derivatives but also features notable one-off racing Porsches.
The surprise announcement at the opening was the addition of the famous Porsche 917K that Steve McQueen drove in the movie Lemans. The car sold at the Pebble Beach Gooding and Company auction in 2017 for $14,080,000. This car was owned by Formula 1 star Jo Siffert and after his death it sat in a barn for more than 20 years until it was restored and sold at the 2017 auction. The car had not been seen since that auction.
Another notable Porsche being shown include the 1968 Porsche 908 driven by Jo Siffert and Vic Elford who tackled the notorious Nurburgring in its second track appearance and roared from a 27th starting position to second at the end of the first lap and into the overall lead after the second lap.
The Brumos Porsche 917-10 was the first race car to carry the famous red, white and blue livery synonymous with Brumos Porsche Racing. Hurley Haywood drove this twin-turbo 1,100 hp monster to third-place in the 1972 Can-Am Championship.
Peter Gregg won six IMSA Camel GT championships driving Porsches. In his final year of racing Peter drove the number 59 Brumos Porsche 935 now on display in the collection. It is believed to be the last remaining unmodified 935 still in existence.
The Brumos Collection is located at 5159 San Pablo Road South in Jacksonville. The Brumos Collection will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information visit www.thebrumoscollection.com
Admission tickets are on a pre-sale only basis right now: https://www.showclix.com/event/the-brumos-collection-
There is no admission for walk-up visitors.