When it comes to automobiles, our needs are forever changing. Everyone has their ideal vision when it comes to a perfect car. For some speed takes precedence, for some it’s the design, and not everyone agrees with what the other wants. But one thing is certain, everyone wants an upgrade to the car they have. And while many times these upgrades just stay as wants, there are times when they are realized. The cast of Garage squad focuses on turning your project cars into reality. Centered around Chicago, the custom car garage is more than equipped to turn common cars into the kind of beast you want. The garage also has a reality series centered around it entitled, Garage Squad. In this article, we take a closer look at the host of the show Bruno Massel.
May 23, 1974
Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
Bruno Massel Sr. and Roz Massel
Debi, Jackie, and Suzy Massel
Bruno III and Anthony Massel
York High School, University of Iowa
Drag racer, TV host, former model
More than $6 million
Garage Squad, Truck U, IHRA racing series
Drag racing classes
Competition Eliminator, Stock Eliminator
Drag racing car
Drag racing achievements
Two NHRA world championships, Five divisional championships, three JEGS All-Stars wins
Bruno Massel was born on the 23rd of May 1974 in Elmhurst, Illinois. The only male child of the family, Bruno was raised by his parents, Bruno Massel Senior and Roz C. Massel, alongside his three sisters, Debi, Jackie, and Suzy. Bruno senior was a drag racer who won several competitions during his time in the sport. From a young age, Bruno was fascinated by cars and wanted to be a professional race driver. Growing up, he attended the York High School in Elmhurst before moving onto the University of Iowa. He graduated in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing.
After graduating from University, Bruno tried to study law but quit shortly after. He then started working as a model for the Ford Company. During his time at Ford, Bruno traveled all-around the world. After his dad had to undergo surgery, Bruno decided to take his place in Drag Racing. His first race was in the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) national tour. He drove his father’s Top Dragster car for the race. For the next 10 years, Bruno continued to drive but switched from the IHRA to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). He also managed to win NHRA World Championship two times.
When Bruno was first starting as a racer, he also tried his hands on TV. His knowledge of the motorsports industry led to a full-time career as an on-camera host covering various forms of racing and special events in the auto industry. His first appearance was as a TV commentator for the “TNN” and “SPEED” racing shows. Since then, he was regularly invited to shows on the ESPN and Discovery Channel.
Bruno never hanged up the steering and is heavily involved in drag racing, even today. He is best known for hosting Garage Squad, a reality show that helps car owners restore their classic vehicles, and Truck U, a show that features truck maintenance and modification tips.
Bruno’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $6 million. He has earned his fortune from various sources of income. He is a drag racer, a TV host, and a former model. He has won several awards and championships in his racing career, and he has also hosted and appeared in many shows related to cars and motorsports.
In 2010, Bruno was involved in a car crash shortly after winning a race. As the race was already over, he was driving slow. And even though his car received heavy damage, Bruno was lucky to escape with a concussion.
Bruno is currently married to his high-school sweetheart, Dayna Purgatorio Massel. The pair met in high-school and dated for around 10 years before tying the knot. They got married in a private ceremony on the 28th of December 2002. The pair are parents to two boys and are enjoying happy family life.
6 ft 1in (185 cm) (approx.)
185-207 lbs or 84-94 kg
Athletic and muscular
Short and spiky
Fair and tan
Thin and curved
Small and flat
Arched and thick
Strong and defined
Pointed and prominent
He does not have any visible scars on his body. He may have some minor scars from his drag racing accidents, but they are not noticeable or prominent.
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Does Bruno Massel have a nickname?
Yes, The Gladiator (after his father’s car)
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