The Buhl Family
A name synonymous with Detroit
Brothers Tom and Robbie Buhl, who started Buhl Sport Detroit, come from a long line of leaders and philanthropists who did great things for our great city.
foundations of detroit industry
Brothers Christian and Frederick Buhl move to Detroit
Frederick Buhl serves as Mayor of Detroit
Buhl Iron Works started
Buhl Sons Company started
1800 to 1850
Tom and Robbie’s great-great-grandfather Hiram Walker.
Christian and Frederick Buhl
1855: Buhl Sons started
Robbie Buhl: Working at 200 MPH
Early Racing Years
Robbie began his professional racing career with Barber Saab Pro Series.
Indy Racing League
Robbie raced in the IndyCar Series
When you think about IndyCar—or any racing for that matter—you think about the Indianapolis 500. Robbie raced in 9 Indy 500s and fielded cars as an owner of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing four more times.
Tom Buhl: Legacy of Civic Service
Early Racing Days
Tom also worked in racing.
Generations of Philanthropy
Tom continues to serve as the head of several boards around Detroit, as well as being a member of several more. He is currently the President of the Board of Trustees at Detroit Historical Society. Tom is a Trustee for the College of Creative Studies and also serves on the boards for the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, Henry Ford Hospital, and Director of the Detroit Zoological Society.