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Today’s cars are built on the knowledge, experience and ideas of the early innovators. But some of the innovation in the cars you’ll see in the Brumos Collection was the first of its kind – those creators started with nothing but their imagination and an unyielding passion for pushing the boundaries of what was possible. There were no computer models or previous designs to build upon. In fact, the early masters often sketched designs on the floor of their workshop, creating from scratch and by hand, things that have never been done or even imagined before. The early pioneers created some of the most timeless and innovative aspects of the automobile that set the stage for anyone who followed. It’s these brave and talented souls the Brumos team wanted to recognize and pay homage to the cars themselves, memorabilia and behind-the-scenes stories you’ll hear when touring the collection. It is our hope that a walk through this magnificent assemblage of automotive history will spark creativity, curiosity and create special memories for all who experience it. When the team at Brumos decided to bring this collection to life, the decision was based on more than just showcasing the cars themselves. Although the collection does represent some of the most historically significant cars you’ll ever see, we also wanted to recognize the drivers and the inventors behind these incredible machines.

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Our Current Team

BRANDON STARKS

Executive Director

Brandon has a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Jacksonville University. Prior to joining The Brumos Collection in December 2018, Brandon was the General Manager of Porsche Jacksonville (formerly Brumos Porsche). During his time there, Brandon helped guide his team to multiple Porsche Premier Dealer awards and participated in various committees with Porsche Cars North America. Brandon’s love of cars, racing and automotive history led him to his current role at The Brumos Collection. EMAIL BRANDON

TONI BOUDREAUX

Director of Operations

Toni Boudreaux-Godwin has a Bachelors in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Prior to joining the Brumos Collection in August 2019, Toni most recently served as the Director of the Ponte Vedra Beach Division for the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Toni spent several years at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach as Membership Manager before being promoted to Development Director. In 2019, Toni was awarded 40 Under Forty in recognition of her outstanding leadership within SJC, she was also recognized as the Most Charitable Young Professional of the Year in SJC. Toni is a board member for the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club and was awarded Rotarian of the Year for her dedication and service to her community. A native of Austin, Texas her and her husband David reside in Ponte Vedra Beach. Her passion and dedication to the economic growth and smart development of Northeast Florida along with a love for all things fast make her a perfect fit for helping to share the Brumos story and legacy with our community. EMAIL TONI

AARON ISRAEL

Assistant Collections Manager

Aaron has a BS in Automotive Restoration Management from McPherson College. His passion for automobile racing, history and restoration began at a very young age and grew with his time at McPherson College. The sound of historic race cars running around a track or on the open road keeps Aaron’s passion alive every day at The Brumos Collection. EMAIL AARON

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01.13.2021

Jacksonville’s Brumos Collection Takes You On An Amazing Drive Through Automotive History

When you ask Brandon Starks what the Brumos Collection is, he’ll tell you it’s not a museum because, as he says, “It feels like museums are where things go to die.” And while many of the cars in the Brumos Collection are certainly old—the oldest is an 1894 Peugeot Type 5—they have plenty of life left in them.

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12.12.2020

Living the Quarantine Dream Inside The Brumos Collection

The Brumos Collection’s Executive Director Brandon Starks spoke with HotCars.com about opening to the public immediately before pandemic lockdowns.

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12.04.2020

Inside the 59 – 1925 Bugatti Type 35

The fastidious piece-by-piece process of reviving a remarkably rare 1925 Bugatti Type 35 racecar has been thoroughly recorded in the latest episode of The Brumos Collection’s “Inside The 59” YouTube series.

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11.02.2020

Inside the 59 – Dual Overhead Cam

Enjoy the glorious noise of an Offy-powered Sprint car.

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10.05.2020

Grand Opening

The Brumos Collection displays vintage Porsches and other legendary racing cars.

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09.26.2020

Inside the 59 – Supercars

How the Porsche 959 and 918 supercars became ultimate test beds for go-fast tech.

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07.22.2020

McPhearson Grant

Collector car community shows its generosity. McPherson gets $1million matching grant from founder of the Brumos Collection.

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06.19.2020

Inside the 59 – Hurley

Haywood to be first guest on new Brumos Collection “Inside the 59” series.

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in the automotive world, car restoration, racing or just have an appreciation for these incredible machines, we’re interested in talking to you about volunteer opportunities. We’re always looking for volunteers to help out with front desk duties, tours and more.

Scholarships
& Partnerships

We at the Brumos Collection are always looking for opportunities to support the automotive community and to assist those looking to pursue careers in the industry. Please contact us if you or your organization are interested in sponsoring or developing programs with us.

We also offer internship opportunities for students looking for hands-on experience. Please contact us if you would like to be considered for an internship.