Mitchell’s Red Baron
Submitted by Dan Williams
My Uncle was John Edwards who held the position of Controller of GM. He was in upper management and must have been close with Bill Mitchell as legend would have Bill charging much back to the company (LOL).
My Uncle was a motorcycle enthusiast and had a garage full of bikes including the Red Baron which he purchased in 1982 from Bill directly.
Uncle Jack was invited back to the GM Tech Center for the “Eyes On Design” event in 2003 to display the bike and a plaque they had made to honor Bill Mitchell’s design.
I have the plaque as well in the box with the bill of sale. I also understand that Uncle Jack was friends with John DeLorean as they were all together at GM at the same time. Imagine that pack all running together!
That’s about all of the background I have but I look at that bike every day in my garage and I’m very proud to have that piece of history.
None of my contacts that were part of the creation of Mitchell’s custom bikes are familiar with the Red Baron. GM Archives couldn’t locate any information. If any Dean’s Garage readers know about it, please leave a comment.—Gary