Jacksonville, FL – After much anticipation, a new 35,000-square-foot facility in Jacksonville, Fla., has opened to showcase the wide range of Brumos’ historic road and race cars, and unveiled its star attraction, the 1970 Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans. Watch video of the car navigating the turns at Circuit Dijon Prenios.
After the car was featured in the film, it sat in a barn for more than two decades before it was discovered in 2001 and restored to race glory. Gooding & Company sold the car at its 2017 Pebble Beach auction for more than $14 million.
Beyond the 917, the collection’s highlights include the 1968 Porsche 908 that Jo Siffert and Vic Elford drove to victory at the Nürburgring 1000 km. There’s also a 1923 Miller 122 Grand Prix, the first American race car bought to race in Europe; a 1972 Porsche 917-10 Can-Am racer; and a 1958 Watson Sprint car.
Stay tuned for an article about the museum by Vintage Motorsport columnist Jim McCraw in the March/April issue. In the meantime, learn more and plan to visit during current hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Note that tickets can only be purchased online.