Sometime late last year, I cruised by Toespeed Fabrication to meet up with Tod. Mario is the local 510 guru and master fabricator. If you can think of it, Mario can design it. Or if you can’t think of it and just want it done, give Mario a call if you have a budget (good fabrication isn’t cheap). If you’ve seen buff 510s around southern California like Tod’s, chances are Mario built it. In his shop was a wall with writing all over it. I dubbed it the “Wall of Wisdom”. I think Mario and his buddies wrote them over the years. Good stuff:
“The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten!”
“You don’t pay me for the work. You pay me for my experience!”
“It’s not that you planned to fail. It’s that you failed to plan!”
“When you enter here we stop being friends because it’s all business here at TSR [Toespeed Racing]!”
“It is better to have and not need it than to need it and not have it!”
Click on the image below to read them for yourself:
Here’s Mario gazing at the Wall of Wisom from a past Turbo Magazine article.