Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.



Go Back   Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc. > Professional Car Discussion > General Discussion Forum

Notices

General Discussion Forum For the general discussion of Professional Cars.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #131  
Old 12-07-2012, 10:33 AM
Kyle Martin Kyle Martin is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston TX 77008
Posts: 475
Thanks: 3,616
Thanked 841 Times in 424 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default walts post

richard, read walts post.
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 12-07-2012, 11:13 AM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,181
Thanks: 6,176
Thanked 7,137 Times in 2,349 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyle Martin View Post
richard, read walts post.
I see it now. He was looking at a post from way back this year. Found it.
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 12-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Steve Loftin Steve Loftin is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: McLoud OK 74851
Posts: 2,826
Thanks: 4,395
Thanked 10,222 Times in 2,665 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Loftin View Post
The McPeters fleet in about 1950 included these 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1949 combinations. As you can see, the '47 has been outfitted for use as a straight ambulance.

This firm is still in business although it has been reduced to chain ownership.
Can anyone here tell us if this car is still owned by the McPeters firm?:

(Mortuary Management, 8/64)
Attached Images
 
__________________
Proudly using my own name for 62 years.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Steve Loftin For This Useful Post:
Jeremy D. Ledford (12-12-2012), Mike Burkhart - Deceased 1948 - 2016 (12-08-2012), Rich Koski (12-08-2012)
  #134  
Old 12-10-2012, 11:54 PM
Ken Elliott Ken Elliott is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ocoee FL 34761
Posts: 58
Thanks: 109
Thanked 160 Times in 51 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Fleet shots

Fleet shot of Capital City Ambulance taken in front of the main office in Des Moines, Iowa, on a fine Sunday morning. Bob Hutt was known for operating one of the largest fleet of M/M Criterions with 14 showing in the picture with four cars on calls. He also ran a Jeep Wagoneer as a rescue unit equipped with a Hurst tool and other rescue tools. The Ford van next to the Jeep was a customized rig with a Stratus top and the rest finished in house.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Ken Elliott For This Useful Post:
Jeremy D. Ledford (12-12-2012), Kyle Martin (01-04-2013), Mike McDonald (01-03-2013), Rich Koski (12-11-2012), Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 (12-11-2012), Terry Broussard (01-04-2013), Terry Lange (12-11-2012), Tony Blair (12-11-2012)
  #135  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 AM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,181
Thanks: 6,176
Thanked 7,137 Times in 2,349 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Bill and I drove to Palatka yesterday to pick up a part for PCS member and came upon these two funeral homes. I've always said one needs to have the name of their funeral home plastered on their vehicles. The removal/lead van certainly supports that theory. I believe the Flagg-Serenity Funeral Home may have been a car dealership.
The while 1944 hearse under the canopy only has 13,000 miles on it but the two side doors are rotted out. It's a M-M and if anyone knows where two doors might be, let me know.
Attached Images
      
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Richard Vyse For This Useful Post:
Adam Borkat (01-03-2013), Kyle Martin (01-04-2013), Mike McDonald (01-03-2013), Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 (01-03-2013), Tony Blair (01-03-2013)
  #136  
Old 01-03-2013, 05:40 PM
Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 is offline
August 19, 1945 - July 26, 2018
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midland TX 79706
Posts: 338
Thanks: 621
Thanked 222 Times in 91 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I like the minivan being used as a removal car or hearse. During B&B Coach's latter days they built coaches and removal vehicles on the Dodge Caravans, and they were very nice. One of their owners, Wayland Bratton, who had been general mgr. for Summers Coach for many years, happened to be in Lubbock one time delivering one of the new Caravans to a local funeral home, and I just managed to run into him and got to see the new van prior to delivery. It was very nice!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 For This Useful Post:
Kyle Martin (01-04-2013)
  #137  
Old 01-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Paul Steinberg Paul Steinberg is offline
PCS Past President / Senior Website Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Woodstock CT 06281
Posts: 6,307
Thanks: 6,666
Thanked 11,725 Times in 3,845 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Vyse View Post
...................
The while 1944 hearse under the canopy only has 13,000 miles on it but the two side doors are rotted out. It's a M-M and if anyone knows where two doors might be, let me know.
That has to be a very rare car...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Paul Steinberg For This Useful Post:
Jeremy D. Ledford (01-04-2013), Kyle Martin (01-04-2013)
  #138  
Old 01-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Kyle Martin Kyle Martin is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston TX 77008
Posts: 475
Thanks: 3,616
Thanked 841 Times in 424 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 1944 coach

i agree paul. way ahead of it's time. worthy of a full resto. only 44 model i've ever seen. must have been a goverment special order as war was really going on in 44. maybe the lost roosevelt coach! barrett jackson in it's future! (gotcha richard) nice shots though, you and the ga father have way to much fun. makes me wish i had moved to florida!
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 01-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Chris Elzie Chris Elzie is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coldwater MS 38618
Posts: 231
Thanks: 19
Thanked 425 Times in 137 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Loftin View Post
Can anyone here tell us if this car is still owned by the McPeters firm?:

(Mortuary Management, 8/64)
I don't think they still have it but you never know with mr. Mcpeters. I went down there a couple years ago to see the funeral home and when I asked about old coaches they may no mention of having any. The funeral home itself is quite a site to see.
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 01-07-2013, 10:29 AM
Steve Loftin Steve Loftin is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: McLoud OK 74851
Posts: 2,826
Thanks: 4,395
Thanked 10,222 Times in 2,665 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Ray Crowder Funeral Home & Ambulance Service (Ft. Worth, TX) - Seen here are six GKA/Chevrolet Suburbans and a pair of 1970 S/C combinations:

(SL collection)
Attached Images
 
__________________
Proudly using my own name for 62 years.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Steve Loftin For This Useful Post:
Jeremy D. Ledford (01-07-2013), Kyle Martin (01-07-2013), Larri Dirks (02-04-2013), Mike McDonald (02-12-2013), Russell Dalziel (01-07-2013), Tony Blair (01-07-2013)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1959 Superior Cadillac Interior Shots Justin Ferguson General Discussion Forum 0 10-07-2012 11:48 PM
screen shots Attila Bethlenfalvy General Discussion Forum 1 03-15-2011 04:08 PM
my shots John ED Renstrom General Discussion Forum 8 08-27-2009 01:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 - 2018 Friends of the Professional Car Society