Bill McGraw drove for Gill Kirk before the formation of The Rod Shop. Bill drove alot of Chevy's. His first for Gill was a 1966 Corvette. He also drove a 1968 Camaro "Batcar" and was runner up in '68 at Indy and Spring nationals. Bill was a shop employee and for 1969, Bill drove a 1969 Corvette in the E/Sport class and held the national reecord until the class was discontinued. He then ran the Corvette in C/Modified Production and in C/Gasser. Bill won the 1970 Division 3 Indy points meet. In late 1970, Bill was tasked to drive the '71 HEMI Charger R/T in the SS/E Class.