Brumos Racing folded in 2013, and their namesake dealership, Brumos Porsche closed its doors in 2016. In the world of Porsche racing in America though, there are few names more legendary. The institution driven into the psyche of race fans by Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood spent decades seemingly turning from success to success, and in that time they accumulated a deeply impressive collection of cars. What was once a private, invitation-only collection at the Brumos dealership is now a public museum in Jacksonville, Florida.
The space is split roughly in half, with one side devoted to open wheel racing cars and the other to the Brumos Porsche collection. For fans of pre-war cars the open wheel collection appears to be absolutely remarkable, and houses an astounding number of Millers. While a front-wheel-drive Miller may appear patently backwards to a 911 fan, these cars were nothing short of revolutionary for their day. Cars like the Miller Golden Submarine streamliner, Miller 91, Miller GP and more may not have always achieved success, but they showed some of the most forward-thinking engineering of their day.
For Porsche fans the place appears to be a haven. In addition to numerous legendary cars from Brumos’ own history, Hurley Haywood-piloted 935 and 962 racecars, the team’s Can-Am 917/10-007, and numerous others, the collection spans Porsche racing cars more generally. A 917K is present, as are a 550 Spyder, 914-6 GT, 908K, a Transporter, and more. We do question the wisdom of carpeting the space, as it is far easier to wipe drool from hardwood.
The museum has limited hours, and is open from 10am-3pm on Thursdays and Fridays by pre-sale only.