THE MILLER-METEOR CHAPTER
● A CHARTERED CHAPTER OF THE PROFESSIONAL CAR SOCIETY, INC. (PCS®) ●

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PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS
MILLER-METEOR COACH EVER BUILT?
This 1964 Cadillac hearse manufactured by the Miller-Meteor Co. of Piqua, which carried President Kennedy to the airport after his assassination in 1963, will be sold next month.Provided photo
READ THE ARTICLE FROM THE PIQUA DAILY CALL
TO FIND OUT THIS CAR'S PLACE IN HISTORY!

FEATURED MILLER-METEOR PROFESSIONAL CARS

  

From the Larri Dirks' collection of photographs: These two snapshots show the "yard" at the Miller-Meteor Plant on Clark Street in Piqua, Ohio.  Several 1972 Miller-Meteor Cadillac ambulances (and at least one black landau hearse!) are completed and ready for delivery to their new owners.  Some were destined for public or private ambulance services, some to fire departments, others to hospitals.  Notice from the numbers on the rear doors of the cars that they were right at the 1,000 unit level at the time of these pictures.

Be sure to check out the previous "Featured Miller-Meteor" professional cars by clicking here.

The History of the Chapter:

The Miller-Meteor Chapter of The Professional Car Society, Inc. was created in 2002 by a group of professional car enthusiasts intrigued by this coachbuilder, resulting largely from their personal work experience in Miller-Meteor hearses and ambulances. The inspirations and efforts of Tom Caserta, Larri Dirks, Tony Karsnia, Jon Wurm, Chuck Kramer and Dennis Goethe resulted in the formal chartering of the Miller-Meteor Chapter in August, 2002.

Our first public Miller-Meteor Reunion occurred in 2004, the second in 2007, and a third event was held over Labor Day Weekend, 2009, which marked the 30th anniversary of Miller-Meteor’s closing in 1979. Additionally, in May 2010, Miller-Meteor enthusiasts gathered again in Piqua to celebrate the launch of the definitive book on Miller-Meteor history.  These reunions, which have included stops at the former Miller plant in Bellefontaine, OH and Meteor facilities in Piqua, are special because they give enthusiasts the opportunity to bring their Miller, Meteor, and Miller-Meteor cars “home” and they allow former Miller-Meteor employees to reminisce, educate, and enjoy the cars we are preserving.

 

Miller-Meteor Chapter Founders

Dennis Goethe, Jon Wurm, Chuck Kramer, Miller-Meteor retiree Tom Caserta, Tony Karsnia & Larri Dirks at the entrance to the Miller-Meteor Showroom in front of the famous "gables."

The Mark of a
Miller-Meteor

The Mission of the Chapter:

The mission of the Miller Meteor Chapter is to:
        ►Further the education and appreciation of professional vehicles manufactured under the Miller, Meteor, and Miller-Meteor names;
        ►Provide a link to the past by providing opportunities for enthusiasts to visit with former employees of the manufacturing plants;
        ►Encourage the sharing of information among Miller-Meteor owners;
        ►Record as much information as possible through the Miller-Meteor Archives and Database;
        ►Stage fun-filled and informative reunion events at the former Miller-Meteor plant in Piqua, Ohio;
        ►Showcase Miller-Meteor professional cars on this website;
        ►Recognize the importance of preservation and restoration of these--and all--professional cars.


The Chapter Officers:

 •PRESIDENT:  Jon Wurm, Forest Lake MN

Jon is a long-time member of the Professional Car Society, has attended several PCS International Meets and is very active in the Northland Chapter of the PCS serving as the secretary and treasurer.  Jon, a co-founder of the Miller-Meteor Chapter, represented the Miller-Meteor Chapter at the PCS Board of Directors meeting in Flint, Michigan in August, 2009.

VICE PRESIDENT:  Larri Dirks, Sterling, IL

Larri is also a long-time member of the Professional Car Society and is a frequent attendee of local and regional PCS and SPAAMFA meets and shows.  A co-founder of the Miller-Meteor Chapter, Larri often shows his 1976 Miller-Meteor Classic Duplex, which he and his dad worked out if in the late 1970s.  Larri located the car many years later and performed an amazing resurrection of the coach.

SECRETARY/TREASURER/EDITOR:  Tony Karsnia, East Bethel, MN

Tony is a life-member of the Professional Car Society, has attended several International Meets and hosted the 1996 International Meet in Minnesota.  Tony is also a founder of the Northland Chapter and serves as the President and Editor of their newsletter, as well as a co-founder of the Miller-Meteor Chapter.  He is active in professional car activities in the upper mid-west, as well as the North Star Cadillac LaSalle Chapter.

 

1968 Miller-Meteor Keys
 

Your officers hold the "keys" to a successful, well-run chapter, but we can't do it without you.  Join us!


 

WEBSITE UPDATED:  1/3/12

For more information about the our Miller-Meteor group please contact the president of the Miller-Meteor Chapter, Jon Wurm.  To join the Miller-Meteor Chapter, go to our Membership page.
 


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