Five Must-See Cars at the New Brumos Collection Museum in Jacksonville
An insider's guide to one of the most extensive collections of rare automobiles in the world
What started as a rough sketch scribbled on a napkin is now a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibition of rare, world-renowned automobiles. More than three dozen significant cars ranging from Brumos Porsches to collectible Millers are housed inside this 35,000-square-foot industrial-style building modeled after a Ford plant. Opened to the public in January, here is the scoop on this unique experience.
1970 PORSCHE 917K
Steve McQueen drove this Gulf-liveried stunner in the racing film Le Mans, and it makes a dazzling reemergence at this new museum space. Widely considered to be the most famous Porsche 917 ever built, it was used for Le Mans testing before making its Hollywood debut.
1968 PORSCHE 908
Known for its remarkable performance at the Green Hell, this vehicle carried drivers Jo Siffert and Vic Elford to a historic win at the Nürburgring 1000km in 1968. Siffert set a lap record in the 908, tearing through 44 laps of the 14-mile course through the German forest.
1979 PORSCHE 935
This twin turbocharged beast capable of speeds over 200 mph was Peter Gregg’s last race car for his final record-setting season. Peek inside the windows of this #59 Brumos Porsche and you’ll find Gregg’s signature tartan upholstery, just as it was when he won the 1979 IMSA Championship. It’s believed to be the only unmodified 935 in existence.
1972 PORSCHE 917-10
The first Brumos Porsche to sport the iconic red, white and blue livery and famous sweeps. Both Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood raced this automobile in the Can-Am series, Gregg finishing ninth at the 1972 Championship and Haywood clinching third in the 1973 season.
1959 PORSCHE TRACTOR
Slightly different from the neighboring sleek sports cars, this hulking red tractor represents a little-known side of the Porsche name. Between 1956 and 1963, Porsche manufactured about 125,000 diesel tractors. Although you won’t see this flying through hairpin turns at Le Mans, it’s still a great photo-op.