For those of you who have lived under a rock, Bremen Sport Equipment was a Kit Car Company based out of Indiana. They came from humble beginnings and went on to be a pretty big deal in the kit car business. The founders were DeWayne Creighton and Omar Hostetter.
Bremen Sport Equipment started out selling dune buggies but eventually had a product line that included the Mini Mark, Maxi Taxi, The Creighton, Citation, and the Sebring.
Recently DeWayne’s Daughter posted a comment on the website and we were able to send her an email that she presented to DeWayne. My email revolved around one of those stories and “Selling Points” I have seen time and time again over the years in regards to the Mini Mark Kit Car. YES IT WAS A KIT CAR!!!
DeWayne was nice enough to let me know that just as the magazines and books of the day had written the Mini Mark was advertised and SOLD as a Turnkey or KIT option. Also I had to bust the bubble of people who seen on a website, that heard from a person, that heard from another person that there was not just 150 Mini Marks built. I was informed that although the did not keep good records the number was closer to 500 . Again in both KIT and Turnkey form.
And for those of you who are holding out hope that the molds for the Sebring might still be around…I hate to break it to you but the Sebring molds, as well as all the other ones were cut up and sent to a landfill.
Again all of this info is coming right from DeWayne himself. I am hoping I will get more detailed info soon as well as some photos .
You can check out the Kit Car Magazine “Readers Kits” to read about Harold who build several Mini Mark kits starting in 1976 and see some other advertisements that clearly offer them as kits.
I worked for DeWayne from 1977-1980 and you could never work for a finer man. Also worked with DeWayne Jr. who became President of an RV manufacturer, chip off the old block. Everyone there took pride in their work. Over the years I have seen a lot of kit cars and the workmanship at Bremen Sport was second to none.
Hey Bret . Thanks for the comment on the website. You worked their so I guess you could verify that they did in fact sent out the Mini Mark in kit form (As DeWayne told me ) in pretty good numbers . Seems everyone with a Mini Mark thinks in a factory built car just because they read somewhere on the internet that it was.
Are any of the fiberglass molds around any more ??
No. The molds are long gone
I just picked up a mini Mark fiberglass shell
Still drive the 1977 Maxi Taxi my father in law built. Just bought another Maxi Taxi. It’s in rough shape but plan to do a total restoration on it.
I need some bumpers for my Maxi Taxi. Do you know where I can purchase any? Any help would be appreciated. Mine are okay but just checking.
I have purchased a Maxi Taxi here in Kingman Az.. Didn”t know what it was at the time but really liked the fact that it had doors and looked like a Model A. The fellow I bought it from had not had it long and I am pretty sure he did not know either. I plan on spending money on it mechanically and cosmetically. I am going to keep it red, refit and re-hang the doors, add disc brakes all around, bump the 1600 engine up and add oil filter, new carpet and white tuck-n-roll interior. Just for starters. Looks good now and fun to drive!!! Need to find outside mirrors, shift knob (round & white), and white steering wheel.. Just for fun!!!
is there any place to buy parts for a mini mark. do not need much but would like to know if any parts are available
No there is no real parts available. But depending on the parts it may be something you can get used, or from a number of suppliers.
I have a Mini Mark that I am going to sell. It has been in storage for twenty-five years. Just cleaned it up, went through the fuel system and carb. The cosmetics are good for the age, interior is good. needs some chrome redo and basic mechanical work to get it on the road. Looking for a good as is offer.
Did you sell the mini mark?
Bonjour, je possède un véhicule inconnu.. Je pense que c’est un maxi taxi comment en être sûr ?
Merci pour vos réponses
Bonjour. Si vous voulez m’envoyer des photos du véhicule, je peux vous dire ce que vous avez.
l have # 17 Creighton car and wondering if there are any parts available for it?
I have the #11 82 creighton contact me sometime
I have a maxi taxi trying to find out where the vin. Number was put on these so I can get a title for it can anyone help me out
Vin would be the vin for the VW . Most likely under the back seat on the tunnel
Bob woodbury looking to purchase a craighton car can you you give me details and value thanks the car runs great but needs bumpers
I happened to stumble on this article and happy that I did. I’m DeWayne Sr.’s youngest son. I can 100% confirm that these cars, including the Mini Mark were absolutely available as both kit and turnkey. Makes me feel great to see the interest and appreciation for my family and our legacy.
Hey Jason. Nice of you to post. I may email you in the coming days if that is ok .
That would be fine. Feel free.
I sent you an email a while back. Not sure if you received it .
Well I have had my maxi-taxi repainted, re-upholstered, engine is new 1776 with 110 cam, recent tires, new stereo,and it is looking and running excellent. Now I have to sell it. I am in Kingman Az. .
You should be proud. I have recently found a 1967 Mini Mark and it has some front end damage and was wondering if there are ANY parts for this wonderful vehicle. I would love to fix it and get it back out on the road
I recently inherited the Maxi Taxi my father built when I was in grade school. The shell is in great condition but it isn’t running. Does anyone have an idea of the value of the shell? Is there a good place to resell? Thanks in advance!
Is there any wiring diagrams available for the 82 MiniMark on vw chassis?
We have to redo it all but we can’t find any diagrams for the dash wiring..
Anyone can help?
Forget about wiring diagrams. Its a VW . Just get a Rebel Wire Harness and be done http://www.rebelwire.com
I’m in need of a speedometer for a creighton anybody know what was used or have one for sale you can contact me Magic4horse@att.net Thanks Randy
Do you still have it? I would be interested.
Still have what
I’ve read an article that the Bremen warehouse burned in 1974 and all the molds were destroyed but I see models made after that. I have a 1971 Maxi Taxi and I see models up 1977 or 78. Can you clarify please?
Need a windshield for a Sebring any sources out there? I’m assuming there are none floating around Bremen. I drive by the town fairly regularly, and could stop in if there are any around.
I am looking for the dash
I have a 1985 VW Puma assembled by Bremen Motor Corp. Anyone have any additional info on the relationship between VW and Bremen. The Pumas were imported from Brazil in kit form.
The Puma’s were imported and distributed by Kevin Hines in Bremen In. I am not sure if he ever worked for Bremen Sport Equipment but it sure would make sense that he could have branched out from there. He later worked with Chamonix in Brazil and Chuck Beck to import Porsche 356 Speedster replicas and Porsche 550 Spyder replicas. They are still in business in Bremen In. today under the name of Special Edition. They stopped importing from Brazil in the late 90’s early 2000s and currently make and sell turnkey Beck Speedster, Spyder, 904 and 356 coup replicas. They mold the bodies and fabricate and build everything right at their shop in Bremen. The have sold 100’s if not 1000’s of the cars in the last 30 years and their quality and service is legendary. They have a 2 year plus waiting list to have a car built last I heard. They Converted a Fiberfab Speedster I owned to Subaru power 3 years ago and currently have my Magnum GT Dino replica and are converting it from Mazda rotary to 2.5L Subaru power. It should be finished sometime in June. Carey Hines Kevin’s son currently runs the company, but Kevin is usually around. Randy Beck, Chuck Beck’s son can be found on premises most days. Bremen, In. is a long-time center for fiberglass coach building. There were many RV body makers there and still some today.