I had the opportunity to hang out at Snail Performance’s shop which is located in Glendale Arizona. Aesthetically you can find items in the front office that you would need to run a typically performance shop. A nice display counter, some catalogs, computer and printer set up, blah blah blah RIGHT. Pretty obvious, but what makes this shop unique are the individuals involved. If you kept up with Global Time Attack you might see some of their cars flying by on the tarmac. DO NOT SLEEP on Snail Performance because you just might not see them (yeah that fast). While at the shop I was able to pick Taylor’s *Snailperformancetaylor* brain a bit about this upcoming race season. During the visit I witness Taylor conduct business and listen to his customers needs while providing professional opinions on certain products. During that I moved on to Taylor’s SHOWKAR (GR) undergoing open heart surgery, its contents spread out on a table in front of the chassis. The shop is pretty awesome, lets check it out.
FittedMedia: So is it hard seeing your car in pieces like that?
Taylor: Yeah it is, but its part of the game something is bound to brake. Hopefully I can get the car back together soon for Global.
FittedMedia: That’s awesome, I hope you guys can get her up in time. How does this type of race experience reflect on the shop?
Taylor: We break our cars pushing the limits so we can better make recommendations to our customers
FittedMedia: Lol I’m sure the customers would appreciate you breaking your stuff and not theirs. How does it feel to finally team up with a brand like RAYS?
Taylor: It’s extremely humbling and gratifying on multiple levels. First to have Mackin Industries and Rays acknowledge our efforts in racing and business, also all of the people in our network that spoke on the behalf of our team. To have them vouch that a partnership with Snail would compliment Rays Engineering is great.
FittedMedia: Wow man that’s awesome news I’m glad to see SnailPerformance get some recognition in the Motor Sports Industry
After our little chit chat me and Taylor roamed the back of the shop where all of the magic takes place. There I ran into Rich *RAWORX* the shops head mechanic, he was very busy with a customers motor. Looks like an EJ257 block or it could just be a EJ255 regardless it was a Subaru motor. I stood off to the side so I didn’t disturb him, there isn’t anything more annoying than a guy pointing a camera all in your face while you work. I didn’t want him to have a Yeezy moment and break my camera gear so I kept my distance hahahaha.
All in all everything that Rich touched seemed to be golden. The attention to detail is very high with this guy, this is where OCD is your friend. Someone like me would appreciate his detail orientate approached. I’m glad I came at this time, I had my oldest son Jaleel tag along for the visit. This kid was beyond excited to see Rich at work. The simple things in life that make kids (and grown men) happy.
After our trip one thing stayed consistent, Snail Performance main objective is be the best at any and everything they are involved in. That type of “1st Place or Bust” attitude has rubbed off on not just myself, but any individual that comes across them. Taylor also informed me that they have a second location in Sacramento California. Snail Performance is an Licensed COBB Pro-Tuner for Subaru, GTR, Ford, BMW, and Mazda. Travis *Snailperformance* heads the tuning department for Snail Performance and Taylor often makes trips to Sac Town to help expand the brand. Travis also sports a Black Bugeye STI (GDA). I would like to also mention the Snail Performance power couple Markos *Snailperformancemarkos* who drives the Silver WRX (GDB) and Sally *Snailperformancesally* pilots the Blue WRX (GDB). Catch Snail Performance this weekend at Road Atlanta for Global Time Attack. If you own a Subaru or enjoy time attack events I strongly suggest you check out Snail Performance as they embark on their 2015 race season.
Have any question? Contact Snail Performance
Website: Snailperformance.com/ Email: Sales@SnailPerformance/ Ph: 623-518-3462
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