An inside look at this classic 1956 Chevy Bel Air the official car of Highway 6

WILMINGTON, N.C. (CAPE FEAR WEEKEND) -

Cape Fear Weekend will be joining WECT as they hit the road once again this summer for Highway 6.

This week we’re gearing up for our first Highway 6 of the season. We’ll be at the White Blueberry Festival this Friday and Saturday.

This year we decided that a classic convertible was perfect to complete our show on the road.

A 1956 Chevy Belair will be joining us on the road this year currently owned by producer, Kolby Bass.

Kolby has owned this car since she was 18 years old. It was purchased by her and her father in Phoenix, Arizona in 2005.

The Tri-Five Chevys were always a favorite of Kolby’s since she was a little girl.

“My Dad restored Packards mainly when I was a kid, and we would take them to car shows on most weekends. Every time we went to another car show I fell more and more in love with tri 5 chevy Bel Air convertibles.”

The Tri-Five Chevy Bel Airs were the second generation of Bel Airs, and had revamped styling in 1956 with two-tone bodyside paint and added some other modern options. In 1956 you could order your Bel Air with seat belts, but only 8% of consumers bought this option.

You can see this car for yourself at WECT’s Highway 6 at the Blueberry Festival, Saturday June 18.