I met Brian Bass at the Lone Star Roundup. He was covered up with people asking questions about the "Wade" chassis. So we didn't have a chance to make much conversation. But he did invite me to visit his shop "anytime." This past Thursday I was in Dallas and came by late in the afternoon. He very graciously put down his tools and gave me the tour of his shop and the various projects in progress. A lot of neat stuff and all of it distinctively "Bass built." I wanted to see the Wade coupe body but was a day early. We talked a while and the Brian went back to work chopping a Model A coupe. I hung around for a while, waiting for the rush hour traffic to ease off. It was a real pleasure watching someone so talented at work. Align, weld, hammer, align, weld, hammer, again and again. No wasted effort. Just perfect results. When it was time for me to leave he again set his tools down and we walked outside. He invited me back whenever and waved as I drove away. Neat guy. The real thing.