Jack's uncle Temple Buell Jr. was a noted race team owner and driver in the mid fifties. His drivers included Carroll Shelby, Masten Gregory, Phil Hill, Juan Fango and others. He campaigned Ferrari and Maserati sports and open wheel cars.
Jack got to meet many of these drivers as a young man while hanging around with his uncle.
"I got to sit in the pits and watch Carroll Shelby manage his team of Shelby Mustangs to a 1-2-3 finish at the Continental Divide Raceway. After the race Shelby came to dinner at our house and still remembers my mother's lasagna. That type of excitement gets in your blood and never leaves. I love to create excitement for my customers and get great satisfaction seeing them enjoy their cars."
There is an outstanding story written by Jerry McMullen about Temple and his race team. Especially interesting is the competition amongst the truly legendary drivers. Read the whole article here. An excerpt is below.
"Scuderia Temple Buell would enter just a single car in the Portugal Grand Prix. The man Buell would call upon for his first-ever World Championship race would be none other than the Texan Carroll Shelby. Despite the fact the Maserati 250F was on its last legs, Shelby would make good use of the T3 chassis and would put together a solid lap of the Boavista circuit in practice."