If there is bright spot in this dreadful news, is that for me, living in SoCal all my life. I would come in contact with Pat quite often. We would chat for a few minutes or for some extended time. We would see each other at various places including but not limited to LA Roadsters meets, GNRS, El Mirage, and even SEMA. I am devastated at his far too early passing and absolutely grateful for the opportunities to share time with him. Two quick remembrances. I was at El Mirage one time while he and Baskerville were doing photo work. I finally caught up with him, sitting on the tailate of his 56 pickup, fiddling with his camera. He was parked on the southside near the finish line. I asked him where Gray was, and without looking up from his camera, pointed to the finish line where Gray was standing what looked like 5 feet from the course taking pictures of cars as they came through the traps. Pat said, "he's over there, much braver than me!". The last one is when I bumped into him and I heard he was doing a book on Von Dutch. Having had a wild experience with Dutch pin striping 40 convertible I had helped a customer with, and the craziness that Dutch brought to the experience, I thought Pat might like it for the book. He told me the book was at final editing and he couldn't add anything at that point. He asked for the story anyway. He laughed, shook his head and said to me, "after doing my research, every story you ever heard about Dutch, well they're ALL TRUE!". Then he told me a few he got from others after the book went to final. All incredible ! Thank you Pat for allowing me into your life, I am deeply saddened by my and hot rodding's, but equally grateful to have known you. RIP, hot rodder you leave a void that is impossible to fill.