Francisco "Paco" Bultó was a director at Montesa Motorcycles when the decision was made to quit racing. In protest he left, and some others who felt the same way urged him to start his own company. So Bultaco was born and in March 1959, the first model was introduced. Here he is in 1973, playing with what was to become one of his favorite models, the Alpina. I could work for a boss like that!