JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Brumos Collection announced plans to reopen to the public on Thursday, January 21. Following its January 2020 grand opening, the internationally acclaimed collector car destination closed to the public in March 2020 as a safety measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Collection will be open from Thursdays through Saturdays each week, with first admissions at 10 a.m. and last at 4 p.m. ET each day. Tickets can be purchased via a dedicated page on the Brumos Collection website. For groups of eight or more, enthusiasts can email Collection management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In line with the reopening, The Brumos Collection will implement extensive health and safety measures for both guests and staff. Every reasonable safety precaution will be utilized, including face coverings, sanitizing stations located throughout the facility, strict social distancing guidelines and the issuance of a Brumos Collection-branded stylus for guest use at all touch-screen vehicle information kiosks.
“Given the resounding excitement and attention generated from our grand opening a year ago, we’ve been eagerly looking forward to the day when we could reopen our doors to those who are truly passionate about automotive technology, innovation and historical significance,” said Brumos Collection Executive Director Brandon Starks. “With this reopening, we want to emphasize to our guests that we are taking all reasonable precautions to assure their safety and ensure that their visits will be endlessly enjoyable.”
The reopening will be highlighted by two new additions to the Collection’s display floor, which features more than three dozen historically acclaimed race and collector cars.
1935 Bugatti Type 35
Having recently been profiled in the Brumos Collection video series “Inside The 59,” this historic racecar was owned by Manhattan socialite and Standard Oil heir Wallis Bird. The Type 35 was raced only once—12 years after it was built—against competitors like Miller, Duesenberg, Alfa Romeo and other Bugattis in the 1937Automobile Racing Club of American Grand Prix. Excluding that race, the Bugatti sat alongside historic motorcars in the 27-car garage at Bird’s mansion.
1923 Locomobile Model 48 Series 8 Sportif
Know during the Roaring 20s as “The Best Built Car in America,” Locomobile developed a name for itself during the fabled “Nickel & Chrome Era.” This unrestored car had the patina of tradition even when new. Storied automaker Locomobile believed in handcrafted, overbuilt automobiles even as others adopted moving assembly, lightweight parts and yearly model changes. Its original stockbroker owner drove this fine automobile for three decades.
More comprehensive information can be accessed via The Brumos Collection site, as well as its social channels.
A Unique Setting
In 1924, 16 years after the first Ford Model-T was produced, Henry Ford expanded production to a newly commissioned 165,000 square-foot plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The Brumos Collection is housed in a purpose-built facility whose meticulous design pays distinct homage to this part of Jacksonville’s automotive history.
About The Brumos Collection
From the moment guests enter the grounds, carefully crafted design details honor auto racing history. The guard rails along the roadways are reminiscent of the guard rails you would have found racing along the tracks of a bygone era; a board track walkway leads to the building entrance, and the surrounding brickwork pays tribute to the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Brickyard.” For more comprehensive information, please visit: www.thebrumoscollection.com.
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