Real Wheels: Lima’s Montgomery, 1956 Chevy bring camaraderie to car shows


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Bob Montgomery, of Lima, enjoys the people as much as driving his 1956 Chevy.

Bob Montgomery, of Lima, enjoys the people as much as driving his 1956 Chevy.


LIMA — Bob Montgomery, of Lima, brought his 1956 Chevy Coupe to the Lima Chevrolet Cadillac Charity Car Show in June. He has owned this beauty for eight years.

Chevrolet was trying to appeal to a wide variety of people in 1956. The cars were two to three inches longer, and they received a full-width front bumper. Engine horsepower was increased on all engines during the 1956 model year, prompting Chevy to advertise, “fine-car quality has been delightfully blended with heart-stirring, high-stepping performance.”

Chevy once again beat Ford in sales this year, but not by much.

Montgomery finds he enjoys the car shows due to the people.

“We all bond,” Montgomery said. “I have made a lot of friends. Sharing with my friends, that is what makes it wonderful.”

Bob Montgomery, of Lima, enjoys the people as much as driving his 1956 Chevy.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/11/web1_56-Chevy.jpgBob Montgomery, of Lima, enjoys the people as much as driving his 1956 Chevy.

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

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