One of the most interesting characters you’re ever likely to meet at Wizard Academy in Austin Texas is Vess Barnes. He was the one who once drove his old Corvette from his home in Amarillo Texas to Austin for a class and encountered a few problems on the drive down, so on a break from class Vess disappears for a couple of hours. He shows up later with a brand new ‘Vette, kind of a spur of the moment thing. He later told me that within two months he had to replace all the tires due to excessive wear. He likes to go fast, very fast! Vess Barnes says hello.