Brumos Collection

The brothers visited the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville on their way to the Daytona 24h.

Brumos was a Porsche dealer and endurance racing teams.  It’s slogan was “We sell what we race.”

The collection was divided into two sections.  “Forerunner” included a 1894 Peugeot that raced in the first-ever sanctioned race (Paris to Rouen), many front-engined Indy roadsters (Harry Miller’s front drive cars – a new invention then; A.J. Foyt’s lightweight sprint car; Novi), an Eppery who ran in the only (and deadly) Daytona 100 Indycar race, and iconic Bugatti Type 35 and Alfa 8C.

“Frontrunner” covers Porsche race cars and supercars. Queued up were:

  • Jo Siefert’s 917-K: most famous 917-K which starred as Steve McQueen’s hero car in the movie LeMans)
  • 917-10 raced by Hurley Haywood: first to wear the Brumos “sweep”
  • 997 GT3 Cup that won their last Grand Am championship
  • Porsche Works 991 GT3-RSR that ran in Brumos tribute colors

The garage area was mostly empty (the brothers will see them in Daytona on race day), but two Daytona 24 winners were present: a 1975 911 RSR and a Riley-Porsche Grand-Am Prototype.

Seen next day in Daytona!

Also on display were a Fabcar-Porsche that re-started a new prototype-era in North America, and a March-Porsche Indy entrant.

After a quick visit to the gift shop, onward to Daytona!