A motorcycle rider’s journey from childhood to the pros
In January 2019, the man behind one of the most influential American motorcycle scenes of the past decade will make his debut as the face of American sportscar racing.
And he will do it as a young man with a story that transcends the sport’s boundaries.
In the early days of motorcycle racing, John Buell was the son of a former American Grand Prix champion who grew up in the suburbs of Detroit.
His father had raced the Ford Tractor-Hulk and had a number of victories in the Ford Racing series.
When BueLL was a young boy, he watched as his father, a World War II veteran, won the Ford series in Europe.
Buell’s father had never raced before, but his father-in-law, George R. Stoll, had competed in racing in the United States.
As a child, Buello remembers, his father would often take his son around Detroit, where he was known as “the boy from Detroit.”
He liked to travel, and as a boy, Buesll would often get to see Stoll at races.
“My father would always say, ‘George, we’re not going to go on any kind of road race, we are going to race a bike race,'” Buella told CNN in 2015.
“I think we were very proud of him for that.
We were like, ‘Oh, yeah, we can do that.
It’s great, George.
That’s the type of guy we want to be.’
I guess we were all proud of George.”
Buello had been a racing fan since the 1970s, and his father had even raced for a time with Stoll.
The racing was a huge part of the boy’s life, Buhl told CNN.
Buellan’s father died in 1983, and when Buelli was a teenager, he had a chance to ride with his dad at the famed American Motorsports Park in Dearborn, Michigan.
“My dad used to drive a Tractor,” Buerell recalled.
“He would always go up to the track and show off the cars that he raced.
And the car was a T-54.
And my dad would go over to the car and he would show off it and he was like, “That’s the one that’s mine.
That was the one my dad used.
“Buhl remembers his father’s car as “very, very, very well built.
He had a big car and a nice looking car, but the car he had was not very well-built.
And it wasn’t even worth the money it cost to get that car.
He could afford to have the Tractor.””
In 1980, Buchler Racing, which represented Bueill, started as a motorcycle racing team in the Detroit area, but quickly moved on to the United Auto Workers and then to a new era of racing in Europe, where its members competed in the Grand Prix series. “
So, I think I always respected him a lot.”
In 1980, Buchler Racing, which represented Bueill, started as a motorcycle racing team in the Detroit area, but quickly moved on to the United Auto Workers and then to a new era of racing in Europe, where its members competed in the Grand Prix series.
Buhler became known as the “new kid on the block” in racing.
The team would take on several American and European racers in the 1980s and 1990s.
Buchl Racing would win two of those races and would win the 1983 American Grand GP, which was then the second race of the season for the series.
But Bueell was also on the winning team, winning in a Ford GT.
Buhll, like many others at the time, had always liked motorcycles.
“When I was a kid, my dad had a Ford T-50 that he would drive up to my house, and he used to say that the T-49 was the fastest motorcycle in the world,” Buchll recalled.
He also owned a motorcycle called the Tractor, which he would ride down to the tracks.
“We used to have a Tracter that was always in the garage,” Bucell recalled, “so that when we had the first race in Michigan, the first week we raced, my brother would ride in the car that I would drive.
I was the driver.
And, you know, he would go in the back of the car, and we would race on the track.
It was just the two of us, and it was fun.”
Buchl won his first Grand Prix in 1984, but then a couple of years later, the team lost its first grand prix to a BMW M6 sports car.
Bucello won the race in 1987 and his career would never recover from that.
“If you look at it now, the BMW was really just a race car,” Burell said of the T110.
“And my dad, I was going to win.
My brother, I would win.
And then I would get sick, and then my dad died.