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If Bill Thomas built a toaster... (15.43)

Bobby: Michael Panay. You haven't gone home with a car this year. Is it the one you had your heart set on all along?

Michael: If Bill Thomas built a toaster, I'd skip work to buy that.

Bobby: But you won't actually buy this car, will you? Because you've been downsizing, hoping no one would see.

William P. "Bill" Thomas was born on 28 May 1921 and lived in Anaheim, California. In 1956 Thomas commenced work tuning and modifying Chevrolet Corvettes for racing for C S Mead Motors Co. By 1960, Thomas had started his own company, Bill Thomas Race Cars. At that time General Motors approached him to undertake performance work on the new Chevrolet Corvair. He also prepared the 1962 409 Bel-Airs and Biscaynes for drag racing and another Chevrolet stock car for Louis Unser who won its division of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He was also contracted by GM to develop the Chevy II. Bill Thomas died October 10, 2009.

See Bill Thomas Cheetah.