10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Towle

Mark Towle is the owner of the renowned Gotham Garage and is one of the leading stars of the Netflix show Car Masters: Rust To Riches. He is the mastermind behind assembling the team of car professionals featured on the show. Here are ten facts about him that you may not know.

1. He Was Raised By A Single Mother

He and his three siblings were raised by his mother on her own, meaning that the family did not always have a lot of money. As a result, they had to go without a lot of luxuries that other families had, due to their inability to afford them. This is one of the reasons why he has always been able to make the best of a bad situation. It also means that he is more appreciative of the money he earns today.

2. He Fixed Up Toys When He Was Young

One of his hobbies when he was younger was fixing up broken toys. He used to go ‘dumpster diving’ with his friends to find toys that had been discarded. According to his biography on IMDB, he not only fixed these toys, but also redesigned them to be better than the originals. Despite his young age when he began this work, he always felt that this was a talent given to him by God.

3. His First Job Was A Prop Maker In The Entertainment Industry

His first job was making props for TV shows and films, which he enjoyed as it enabled him to create things from nothing. He had always felt this was the type of work he was meant to be doing, but still felt something was missing. Then, when he began to make prop vehicles, he felt an inner urge to be working on the real thing. He started saving the money he earned from making the props in order to start his own business, and that was how Gotham Garage began.

4. He Is Based In California

Gotham Garage is based in California, and the other members of the show also live nearby, enabling them to collaborate at the garage even when the show is not filming. He has invested a great deal of effort in building up his business at Gotham Garage, and so it is unlikely that he will be relocating away from California in the near future.

5. Vehicles From TV Shows And Movies Often Inspire Him

He is often inspired to create vehicles that he has seen in movies and on TV. One of the most popular examples of this type of vehicle is the Speed Racer Mach 5, which is currently housed at the Petersen Automotive Museum. He has painstakingly created the car to the exact specifications that were seen in the cartoon. He has also replicated the Munster Koach, as well as some Hot Wheels cars. The fact that he has been able to create these cars is even more impressive when you see how rundown and old some of the parts are to begin with.

6. His Motto Is If You Can Dream It, I Can Build It

He has created many different projects beyond cars. He has crafted bikes, boats, and even a helicopter. His motto encourages everyone to believe that if they have an ideal vehicle in mind, he is likely able to bring it to life. He has a great deal of imagination when it comes to constructing cars and great technical skill. However, he can’t do it all alone and the crew he has selected to work alongside him in the garage are equally talented.

7. He Fits The Role Of Leader Well

On Car Masters, it’s easy to see that the other members of the team have a great deal of respect for Mark in his role as leader. Hot Cars refer to him as a born motivator. He gets along well with the crew that work for him at Gotham Garage but he is not afraid to be firm when necessary. On Car Masters, the team are often working towards tight deadlines and Mark is usually the one who makes sure everyone is on track. The cast of Car Masters are all close friends and, although there are sometimes disagreements, there is never any serious animosity.

8. He Does Not Talk Much About His Personal Life

Mark does not reveal much about his personal life. He has never publicly spoken about whether he is in a relationship or if he has any children. However, there are several photos of him on the Gotham Garage Instagram page with the same woman. Her name is unknown, and it is unclear whether she is his wife or girlfriend, but they seem to have been a couple for some time now.

9. He Was Once Sued By Warner Bros.

He was once the subject of a lawsuit from Warner Bros. He had produced several vehicles that were nearly identical to the Batmobile from the Batman movies. This led to Warner Bros. filing a lawsuit against him for copyright infringement. They eventually won the case and he was forced to cease manufacturing the Batmobiles.

10. He Is Hoping Netflix Will Renew Car Masters For A Third Season

He is hopeful that Netflix will order a third season of Car Masters, which was the sixth most streamed program on Netflix in the United States at one point–quite an achievement for a reality show. The show has also received a lot of positive feedback on social media, with the cast making pleas for fans to let Netflix know how much they are enjoying the show and requesting a third season.

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