One of the most legendary names in North American endurance racing is soon to be no more, with Brumos Automotive having been sold.
All seven of the Brumos dealerships, including its iconic Porsche store in Jacksonville, Fla., have been sold to Fields Auto Group, which operates nearly 40 franchises across the country.
“This has been a difficult decision for me because I am so fond of our folks at Brumos,” said majority shareholder Dan Davis in a statement.
“They are the ones who have done such a good job serving our customers and helping to grow our business.”
Founded in 1959, Brumos had been closely linked to racing nearly since its inception, with four decades of success, primarily in IMSA competition.
Peter Gregg launched Brumos Racing in 1971 and gave the dealership team its first of four Rolex 24 at Daytona class wins two years later, driving a Porsche Carrera RSR alongside Hurley Haywood.
While having been acquired by Davis and Bob Snodgrass in 1990, Brumos continued to run strong in Grand-Am, having operated its in-house team until 2011, in the Daytona Prototype and GT ranks.
The Brumos team ceased operations at the end of 2013, although had sponsored the Dempsey/Wright Motorsports Porsche in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship last year.
Haywood, who has long been linked to the Brumos team through the years, has served as the dealership’s Vice President.
According to a report on the Florida Times-Union, the Brumos name will be replaced by Fields, once the sale is finalized in February.