Car Show Headlines Ryan Chevrolet's 50th Birthday Celebration

A long-time Hattiesburg business is taking a drive down memory lane to celebrate 50 years of contributing to the Hub City economy.

The folks at Ryan Chevrolet invited classic Chevy owners, and some Ford and Dodge owners also, to a first-ever, classic and hot-rod car show at their dealership today.

Ryan Chevrolet has been selling cars in the Hub City since 1956 and today, a few cars from that year were on display, as well as others from the five decades since their first Chevy was sold.

"We've been so blessed to be part of this community and South Mississippi has been very good to us and our people," said Mickey Ryan, owner of Ryan Motors.

"We've got a wonderful family of employees, some of whom have been here 15 or 20 years and we're just really blessed and really appreciative to all the people of South Mississippi for their support for us over the years," Ryan said.

Ryan says he plans to make the show an annual event.