Rob Sight Ford Turns 100 Years!
Rob Sight Ford and the Sight family cements itself as an iconic Kansas City brand that our community knows and trusts!
Jack Sight Begins Sight Legacy
Jack opened up Sight Brothers Chevrolet in 1923, putting his two brothers Dave and Harry to work for him. When Jack passed away in 1957, his two sons, Bob and Bill Sight, took over ownership and operations. The store was located just outside of vibrant downtown Kansas City at Linwood and Gillham. This building is still standing in Kansas City.
“Sight Brothers Chevrolet at Linwood & Gillham in Midtown Kansas City in 1923”
“Buy Right Deal with Sight ad from 1935”
Bob Sight Starts Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury
Bob Sight left his joint partnership at the Chevrolet Store and acquired Village Mercury in the up and coming Kansas City suburb, Overland Park, Kansas. Bob Sight quickly added Lincoln to supplement the Mercury franchise and Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury was born. Bob was the owner and operator of the store until he passed away in 1982. It was during this time that the Sight name became a staple in Kansas City. After Bob’s passing, his two sons, Rob and Tom Sight, took over ownership and operation of the store.
“Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury shortly after opening in 1967”
“Bob Sight (center) receiving the “Highest Dealer Award” from Lincoln Mercury representatives”
"Rob Sight (left) and Tom Sight (right) featured in Ford magazine in the 1980’s"
Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury moves to South Kansas City
As the primary operator of Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury, Rob Sight saw a great opportunity to move the store into a brand new facility and to a rapidly growing south Kansas City. He settled in then developing Martin City and had the ability to service more customers. Areas like Leawood, South Kansas City, Grandview, Belton in addition to Overland Park were now accessible.
“Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury after opening in South Kansas City”
Bob Sight L/M becomes Rob Sight Ford
Extreme Ford of Overland Park and Adams Ford of Belton became available for sale. Rob Sight thought South Kansas City needed a more centralized location to sell and service Fords and Rob made that happen. He moved Lincoln Mercury out and replaced it with Ford after purchasing the available dealerships. Rob decided to rename the dealership after his own namesake and Rob Sight Ford came to be.
Rob Sight Ford turns 100!
A proud moment for Rob Sight, his son and partner Bobby Sight, as well as the entire Sight family. A lot has changed over 100 years but Rob Sight Ford’s promise to customers has not. It’s our guarantee that we will provide sales and service how YOU want it! Many thanks to the customers and employees who made this possible! We look forward to the next 100 years!
“Rob Sight (left) and his son Bobby Sight (right) in 2023”
Rob Sight Ford
13901 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO 64145