I used my lunch hour today to visit B.A.S. International soft top maunfacturers. I had already been in contact with them regarding a new hood, but as i had not seen one fitted, i thought i would go and see. The main office and factory is in Cwmbran, near Newport. I arrived at the office and the secretary phoned through to the soft top fitter and i was pleased to be shown around the factory as they were making them. The fitter said they supply most of the sports car dealers in the country ,so if you have a quality one fitted in your area they most likely made it. He opened up a Z3 one off the shelf and it is the same fabric as BMW use and is made in in the same mould. I musy say they were superb and very professionally made. He did say that BMW hoods were made in Germany but have now been bought out by an American company . I was so impressed i have booked my M in for the 10th may.