Anyone who has been reading car magazines since about the mid-1970s would recognize the logo for Dave Bean Engineering. It looks like Dave’s initials fashioned into a slot-car track, and it generally appeared in the smaller ads back in the cheap seats of pretty much every car magazine I read as a kid. A Lotus racer back when Lotus was just another weird little foreign sports car in a market crowded with weird little foreign sports cars, Dave got into the business of selling parts because he couldn’t get them himself, because he had fallen in love with the cars from a company that was about as organized as a parrot rodeo. So he just started making calls. And then people started calling him.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/09/aaron-robinson-i-know-a-guy