Brumos Racing out of Jacksonville, Florida came boldly onto the international racing scene in the early 70's. The immaculate white Porsche's with blue and red stripes, usually sporting the iconic number 59 were expertly piloted by the talents of the dynamic duo of Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood; but other greats such as Jim Busby, Vic Elford, Doc Bundy and Hans Stuck drove for Brumos as well. While tragically Peter Gregg died in 1980, the team he founded lives on today and is still making racing history!

Brumos Racing IMSA & Trans-Am Dominance
1969 Porsche 911R: In 1968, Peter Gregg entered the SCCA Trans Am series in the under 2.0 liter division. In 1969, he won six races during the series driving this car, to give Porsche the manufactures title in U2.0. He also won the SCCA's B Sedan National Championship. The R designation meant a lightened car with a racing engine producing 210 bhp. Twenty examples were built.
Model by EBBRO (modified) 1/43
1970 Porsche 914/6 GT: Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drove this 914/6 (Ch. #914 043 0705) to 14th place overall and 4th in GT2.5 at Sebring in 1971, after a DNF at Daytona. Raced in the 1970 season in SCCA races, it was campaigned by Gregg in the 1971 IMSA series, where it won four races and Gregg claimed the IMSA GTU Championship. The 2.0L 6-cyl. emngine produced 220 bhp, for a top speed of 150 mph. The car was later painted red.
Model by Schuco (modified) 1/43
1970 Porsche 911S: Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood won the 1972 Danville 250 round of the IMSA series at Virginia International Raceway in this Brumos 911S. For this race, the car was sponsored by new Virginia Porsche dealer, Cavalier rather than Gregg's Brumos Porsche dealership. The 911 ran in the GTU class and regularly beat the more powerful competition in the GTO class. Gregg & Haywood were a formidable racing duo in the 70's.
Model by EBBRO (modified)

1971 Porsche 911 ST: Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood teamed up to drive this Brumos entry at Sebring in 1972. They finished 5th overall and 1st in the 2.5L class. The 911 ST was produced in limited numbers, lightened for racing. Its 2.5L engine produced 266 hp and as at Sebring, its reliability helped it outlast the competition in endurance racing. Brumos continued to campaign this car in the 1972 IMSA and Trans Am seasons. The next competiton car based on the 911 would be the Carrera RSR.
Model by SCHUCO 1/43
1972 Porsche 917/10K: Peter Gregg drove this car in 5.0L turbocharged and 5.4L non-turbo variations in rounds of the Can Am in 1972, finishing 5th at Riverside and Road Atlanta. Hurley Haywood took over the driving duties for the 1973 season, but the Can Am was dominated by Penske and the new 917/30. Still he managed 3rd at Laguna Seca and 2nd at Riverside. The car was raced during the 1974 season in the 5.4L non-turbocharged version, finishing 3rd before the Can Am season ended abruptly after two races.
Model by SOLIDO (modified) 1/43

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 (SEBRING WINNER): Dr. Dave Helmick entered this car at Sebring in 1973, co-driving with Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood. The trio would finish first in a strong field of Porsche's Corvettes, Mustangs and Camaro's. Sebring had been dropped from the World Sportscar Championship because of the trqacks overall condition. This did not deter IMSA however and a field of 72 cars in four classes fought it out in the annual 12 hour classic in Florida.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 (DAYTONA WINNER): Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drove this car to victory at Daytona in 1973. The Brumos Porsche driven by Gregg would go on to win the both the IMSA and the Trans-Am championship in 1973. I remember these cars well running in both series. Hurley Haywood is one of the most successful drivers at Daytona with 5 wins, 1973 his first. He has also driven and won with Porsches at Le Mans and Sebring. Gregg won Daytona 4 times and had six IMSA titles before his death in 1980.
Model by ROBUSTELLI 1/43
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 : In 1973, Watkins Glen hosted two big back-to-back races on the same weekend. The Saturday saw a round in the World Championship of Makes and then a round of the Can-Am on Sunday. Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood raced this RSR (#911 360 0686) in the Watkins Glen 6-Hours, finishing 7th overall and 7th in class. In the Can-Am race, Gregg raced this car and Haywood raced the 917/10. Gregg finished 9th overall behind the Porsche 917's and McLaren's, while Haywood failed to finish. This RSR started out as a Martini/Porsche team car, which finished 4th at Le Mans and 5th at the Nurburgring 1000 Km in 1973 .
Model by SPARK 1/43

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (DAYTONA WINNER): Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood won the 1975 Daytona 24 Hours in this Brumos Racing entry. This car (Chassis #911 460 9054) was raced in the 1974 IMSA season and into 1975 with either Gregg or Haywood at the helm. It racing career stretched into 1980 after the car was purchased by Diego Febles in 1976. This shows the duarbility as well as the fact that these cars were still competitive for a number of years past their prime. One thinks that the lesson here for racing is more longevity, less obsolescence would result in larger grids.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1976 Porsche 934 RSR: The Daytona 24 Hours in 1977 was a FIA event counting towards the World Championship of Makes. Porsche brough a strong contingent of new 935 Turbos, with customers such as Brumos Racing to campaign the older 934's. Peter Gregg and Jim Busby were the only non-935 Turbo cars to lead the race and held the first position for several hours before gearbox trouble required a 3-hour stop. The delay cost them the lead and they ultimately they finished 10th overall, with Porsche taking the top four spots. This car was campaigned by GELO Racing in 1976, sold to Gregg and was then sold after Daytona to a Brumos customer and run in the 1977 IMSA season in 935/5 configuration, finishing 6th at Daytona in 1978 with Belcher, Bundy and Holbert driving.
Model by SOLIDO (modified) 1/43
1977 Porsche 934/5: Peter Gregg drove this 934/5 (Ch. #930 770 0952) in the 1977 SCCA Trans-Am. Gregg won the rounds at Westwood, Brainerd, Hallett, Mid-Ohio, Road America and Mont Tremblant to win the Trans-Am championship, which was later taken away after a protest was filed by another competitor. Most still consider Gregg the true champion. One of ten 934/5's built, this car powered by its 590 bhp turbo-charged 3.0L engine wore various 935 body configurations in 1977-78.
Model by Kyosho (modified) 1/43

1978 Porsche 935/77A (DAYTONA WINNER): Winner of the 1978 Daytona 24 Hours, entered by Brumos Racing and driven by Peter Gregg, Rolf Stommelen and Toine Hezemans. Later sold to Gelo Racing to compete in Group 5 racing in Europe, its principal drivers were Hezemans and John Fitzpatrick. Peter Gregg joined them for the Watkins Glen 6-Hour race in 1978 and the trio won in this very successful car (#930 890 011) being raced up until 1980.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1979 Porsche 935/79: Peter Gregg won the 1979 IMSA GTX (Group 5) title in this car, winning eight of 15 races, including Portland where I watched Peter dominate races for many years. When Gregg wasn't winning, it was usually another Porsche, and the 935 became the winningest car in IMSA history. To counter regulation changes banning the twin turbo cars, Porsche made a larger six of 3.2 L with a single turbo, good for 680 bhp. Just seven cars would be the final 935s constructed by the Works and all were sold to the United States.
Model by EBBRO 1/43

Brumos After Peter Gregg, the Tradition Lives On!
1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR: Jim Busby and Doc Bundy drove the Brumos Racing 924 at Le Mans in 1982, finishing 16th overall and 1st in the IMSA GTO class. The 924 Carrera GTR was the ultimate racing development of the 924 and its turbo charged 2.0L four-cylinder engine produced 375 hp with speeds and performance which rivaled the 911 based race cars at the time. 924 GTR's were widely raced in Trans-Am and IMSA series in the USA. Brumos raced this car in the 1982 IMSA series including Daytona (19th) and Sebring (23rd) endurance events. It was raced again by Brumos in 1983, featuring an all Female team which included Deborah Gregg, widow of Brumos principal Peter Gregg.
Model by Spark
1984 Porsche 928 S: To promote the performance of the 928, Porsche entrusted Brumos Racing to prepare (but not modify) its experimental all-aluminum 928 S for the Daytona 24 Hours in 1984. A team of Vic Elford, Richard Attwood, Howard Meister and Bob Hagestad ran as high as 5th place before a lengthy pit stop droped them down the order. They finished 15th overall and 4th in the GTO class. Powered by a production 4.7L V8 engine, this 928 was only raced once.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1992 Porsche (Gunnar) 966: Gunnar Racing built only one car, although it seems like more since it appeared in many different liveries. Brumos Racing entered the car for Sebring in 1992. Hurley Haywood and Bobby Caradine drove the 3.0L single turbo entry in the 12 hour race, failing to finish due to electrical problems. The 966 was not as fast as the Toyota, Nissan and Jaguar competition, but very competitive none the less.
Model by TRUE SCALE 1/43

1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S LM: Walter Röhrl, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Hurley Haywood drove the Brumos Racing entry at Sebring in 1993. They finished 7th overall and 1st in class. The 911 Turbo S Le Mans GT was a stripped down, road legal Turbo S for racing, using a smaller 3.2L twin-turbo six-cylinder, producing 475 hp and was the prototype for the 911 GT2. This car was raced at Le Mans in 1993, where it failed to finish and second at Daytona in 1994.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2004 Porsche 911 GT3-RSR: The 996 GT3-R was first made available to privateers for the 1999 racing season. The GT3-RSR made a sequential gearbox available for the first time and mated to the 3.6L engine producing 445hp, it was a potent package! Over the years, the 996 variants won many races, including class wins at Le Mans, Daytona and Spa. This car in Brumos Racing livery and was driven by Dario Franchitti and Gunnar Jeannette in a IMSA GT3 race at Barber Park.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
2006 Riley Mk XI Porsche (DAYTONA WINNER): For the 2003 Rolex Sports Car Series season, the Grand American Road Racing Association (GARRA) made several rule changes in order to lower costs of competing in the series. Closed cockpit chassis made of tube frames, instead of high cost carbon fiber composites from seven makers including Riley were available. This car (Chassis #029) was entered by Brumose Racing at Daytona in 2009, where it finished 1st driven by Darren Law, David Donhue, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia. Law and Donohue had driven the car the prior three seasons and the 2009 season in Grand Am.
Model by SPARK 1/43

PETER GREGG: 'Peter Perfect'

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