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FORTUNE 500 CLIENTS
Sam Bass, the first Officially Licensed Artist of NASCAR, has been attending races since childhood. The
opportunity to present a painting to Bobby Allison at a fan club banquet in 1981 fueled his desire to excel as
a motorsports artist; a field that was not yet defined by any job description.
After gaining several commissions while going to college, Bass took a full-time job with the Government, but
nights, weekends, and vacations were spent painting and traveling to races. Bass soon made the move from
his home state of Virginia to Concord, N.C. and set up shop in a small office at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Being close to NASCAR’s top teams was important if Bass wanted to achieve success.
By the late 1990’s Bass established his first gallery in a unique nostalgic building at CMS (originally built in
the 60’s as PR and credential offices). Encouraged over the years by the late Dale Earnhardt to expand, the
current Sam Bass Gallery opened its doors in October 2000 to showcase Sam’s growing body of work and
accommodate thousands of visitors from around the world. In addition to visitors and tour groups, the
gallery is convenient to corporate clients within the racing community and in close proximity to the teams
with whom Bass works on a regular basis.
Bass’ gallery displays his original paintings, limited edition prints, sheet metal, uniforms and helmets that he
has designed, collectively creating a walk through NASCAR’s history. Bass has further chronicled the sport
and his first 20 years in his book, told in his casual, natural manner, “The NASCAR Art of Sam Bass”.
Sam’s other passion in life – music and guitars – is well represented throughout his gallery, which he has
been able to successfully launch into an extension of his design business. Guitars for Winner’s Circle, the
NASCAR SPRINT Cup Awards Banquet and pre-race entertainment concerts by Rascal Flatts, Lenny Kravitz,
Keith Urban and Brad Paisley are but just a few of his recent music-related career highlights.
Bass’ interaction with the crowd at autograph sessions and hospitality events makes him very popular with
the fans; while his continued at-track presence in the garage every week and guest-spot participation on
radio and tv, helps to keep the ideas fresh, innovative and relevant for today’s corporate marketing partners.
To learn more about Sam Bass, visit
and be sure to follow him:
The Sam Bass Gallery is open to the public weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Corporate sponsors find it the perfect location to host VIP events.
Contact: Carrie Cardinale, 704-455-6915 or [email protected]
TRUSTED BY CLIENTS
American Diabetes Association
The Home Depot
Jeff Gordon, Inc.
Lowe’s Home Improvement
The Bradford Exchange
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
SIRIUS XM Radio
“I’ve known Sam since I started racing in NASCAR in the early ‘90’s. He has an incredible talent and has designed numerous iconic paint schemes including several of the No. 24 cars.”
Driver, No. 24 Chevrolet
“It has been a blessing to work with Sam Bass. Both his artistic ability and professionalism have impressed
me beyond words. I look forward to working together for years to come.”
Ryan’s Mission, Drive to Stop Diabetes
“...the Picasso of NASCAR.”
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.,
Driver, No. 88 Chevrolet
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