What is Mark Towle's net worth? 'Car Masters' boss was sued by Warner Bros over Batmobile

Mark Towle is the leader of 'Gotham Garage' and has earned quite a lot of money over the years

                            What is Mark Towle's net worth? 'Car Masters' boss was sued by Warner Bros over Batmobile
Mark Towle in 'Car Master: Rust to Riches' (Netflix)

Car Masters: Rust to Riches’ was a sleeper hit for Netflix. No one ever thought that the show based on cars will get so much love from the viewers, but it did. The first season turned out to be really successful while the second edition did even better. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the series is returning for a third season as well.

For the uninitiated, ‘Car Masters’ on Netflix tells the story of Gotham Garage and the people working in it. The garage is owned by Mark Towle, a man known for his knowledge about cars and engineering. The garage is known for buying old vehicles and turning them into new, luxurious ones. In two seasons, we have seen numerous four-wheelers and two-wheelers getting repaired and turned into something majestic.


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It’ll be interesting to see how much money he has made over the years by flipping and repairing vehicles. Let’s dig a little deeper in his life.

Mark Towle in Gotham Garage (Instagram/@gotham.garage)

Early life and career

Born in 1962 in Los Angeles, California, Towle did not have a comfortable childhood and was raised along with his siblings by a single mother. Their life was never easy and they had to work really hard to earn money for procuring the essential items for their survival. This is one of the reasons that he has always been able to make the best of a bad situation. It also means that he knew the importance of money since he was small.

Even when he was younger, he always loved fixing broken things. From toys to some electronic gadgets, he was really fascinated by them. Towle used to go to ‘dumpster diving’ with his close pals and find broken toys that had been thrown away. But he did not just fix them, he would also use his creativity to redesign them and make them look better than the original.

Mark Towle in 'Car Masters: Rust to Riches' (Netflix)

As he got older, he became a pro at fixing things and would use his creative mind to make new things. His first job was making props for TV shows and movies. He completely loved his job because he was getting a chance to make new things out of nothing. It was there that he found his passion and saved money to start his own venture. This was how Gotham Garage came into existence. The garage turned out to be a game-changing moment for Towle and gave him the liberty to show his creativity without any boundaries. He created a lot of vehicles that made everyone crazy and he took inspiration from the Batmobile to make some really cool cars. However, it did not work well for him.


Towle was using the Batmobile as an inspiration and used it on some of the vehicles he created. The Batmobile became really famous after getting featured in the DC Comics and it gained wider prominence when live-action movies started showing these extraordinary cars as one of the main weapons possessed by the Dark Knight. Warner Bros. got to know about the vehicles and filed a lawsuit against the maker for violating trademarks and copyrights regarding the Batmobile. During the hearing, Towle objected that if the reproduction of these cars is stopped, it would come as a disaster for a lot of manufacturers and makers.

Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

However, the judge did not announce the verdict in the favour of the automobile manufacturers and ruled that the Batmobile is a copyright product.

‘Car Masters’ on Netflix

The show on Netflix changed everything for Towle. It gave him fame, money, and everything he ever needed in his life. The crew of Gotham Garage became famous and everyone knew them. Towle has been the leader while the other people working with him are really extraordinary. The best thing about Towle is that he never dominates his staff and treats everyone equally.

The show, started in 2019, was a massive success for Towle and Netflix as well.

The crew of Gotham Garage (Facebook/@TheGothamGarage)

What is Mark Towle’s net worth?

From making cars and bikes to boats and choppers, Towle and his team have done it all. He made the impeccable Speed Racer Mach 5 replica that was featured on ‘Car Masters’ and is currently in Petersen Museum. Towle has done pretty well over the years and according to My Life, his net worth is estimated between $250,000 and $500,000.

With the arrival of Season 3, the numbers might go higher.

‘Car Masters: Rust to Riches’ Season 3 will premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 4.

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