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PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS
MILLER-METEOR COACH EVER BUILT?
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TO FIND OUT THIS CAR'S PLACE IN HISTORY!
FEATURED MILLER-METEOR PROFESSIONAL CARS
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.
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the previous "Featured Miller-Meteor" professional cars by clicking
The History of the
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
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
The Mark of a
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:
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.
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.
Tony Karsnia, East Bethel, MN
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
officers hold the "keys" to a successful, well-run
chapter, but we can't do it without you.
information about the our Miller-Meteor group please contact the
president of the Miller-Meteor Chapter,
Wurm. To join the Miller-Meteor Chapter, go to our