Melvin Leland “Mel” Montgomery

1932 – 2002


Jeanne Lawrence photo





     Mel Montgomery, left, of Wichita, Kansas drove this John Hebb owned 1957 Ford to victory in the A feature at Winfield, Kansas on June 23, 1968.  That is John Hebb in white at the front of the car in the photo above with his back to the camera.  Montgomery’s son, Michael Montgomery can be seen running into the picture at right above.  Click your mouse on the photo at left to see a picture taken on the racetrack right after Montgomery’s feature race victoryMontgomery family collection





     This photo was taken right after the A feature at Winfield on June 23, 1968.  Pictured left to right are: Bob Linker representing the V.F.W.; Mel’s son, Michael Montgomery; Mel Montgomery; and car owner John Hebb.  Click your mouse on the photo above to see another one of Mel taking a victory lap after the win at WinfieldMontgomery family collection 




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