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 Garage Squad, Bruno Massel.
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.
Professional Career and Net Worth:
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 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 also a regular part of the reality series, Garage Squad. He has been hosting the series ever since the first episode. From his endeavors, Bruno makes quite a lot. His total net worth is estimated to be around 6 million dollars.
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.