I first met Bill in about 1950, after one of the Horseless Carriage Tours around Lake Tahoe that he used to put on. He got along real well with my step father who was an avid Pierce restorer. I remember when we rode to tour his museum in his 49 or 50 Merc Woody that he put a Hemi in. Smoked the tires all the way to the airport. Got to meet Ed Cattlett and Bob Giroux that were his restorers back then. After that it was off to his home on So.Virginia St with his wife Sherri. He asked what I like doing, besides pollishing the brass on our Pierce, I said I collect coins. About an hour later doorbell rings and Bill had them send over a 1888 Carson City silver dollar which he gave to me. Years later after my step Father died he sent a big semi down to our home in san Carlos and purchased our 1910 Simplex, 1914 Pierce Roadster, aChrysler Thunder Bolt and an 05 Autocar. He was a fine gentleman and he even hired my brother after coming out of the service to work in the Lake Tahoe Hotel. I still have 2 slot machines he gave me along with the Silver Dollar and all the great memories.