Checker Cab
1948 DeSoto
1950 DeSoto

Can a movie company make the Big Day extraordinary by providing a gorgeous vintage NYC taxicab… or several of them? 
The answer is ‘Yes!’.  Since 1983, as one of New York’s leading authorities on the iconic Checker and DeSoto cabs, FILMCARS continues to earn its accolades and recommendations for careful attention to detail and commitment to fine service.

Whether vintage taxicabs or passenger cars, outside of judged exhibitions, there is not a more demanding clientele for the sharpest, most picturesque automotive examples available than the film & motion picture industry where both presentation and performance are paramount.  Weddings - as well as engagement picture sessions - deserve not only that level of attention,
they need a gentleman driver who lends himself fully to the occasion and who effortlessly becomes an extension
of the car’s character and charm. 

That is the standard FILMCARS proudly maintains, supplying the best looking taxis with the nicest drivers you could wish for, providing enough ‘wow’ factor and flawless performance backed with 30 years’ experience in the business of helping translate your emotions, expectations and your photographer’s every need on one of the most important days of your life. 

All this, and the unique opportunity to have it be in a Checker or DeSoto you’ve seen on the big screen or in print when you were a little or a lot younger & could’ve never imagined it would someday be your Wedding car!

2016 Checker Cab Engagement Pictures and Wedding Services

Checker taxicabs can be scheduled for 1, 2, 3 or more hours of service, depending upon your individual needs.  Call or write to give basic details of location and timing to see how we can propose a figure to best fit your budget.
For weddings, cars can be scheduled for day as well as evening service to provide conveyances between key locations and then return in the later evening to be a part of your gathering’s send-off either for a soft evening drive, transfer to your after-party or directly to where you will be staying the evening.


  • All cars are delivered in show condition throughout and ready for all the admiration they’ll attract
  • All cars are air-conditioned
  • Passengers are granted full use of the car’s onboard cd system to play your own supplied disc or FILMCARS will offer to custom make a 4-song listening program of your choice at no additional charge.
  • Post-ceremony service of bottled spring and mineral waters on ice.  (Provision for champagne can be arranged per request and for which FILMCARS will furnish a polished, stocked ice bucket, paper-wrapped glass stems along with finger towels at no additional charge.  Please inquire.
  • Rear window writing of any announcement for the post-ceremony that may be carried out by the driver or the marker pen can be offered to one or more in the gathering to custom draw an inscription.  (This feature is also available for engagement picture sessions).
  • Traditional white ribbons strung with tin cans can be fastened from the rear bumper guards or ribbons can be fastened to the rear exterior door handles if desired. 
  • FILMCARS will work with your florist to securely attach or display any floral arrangement to or inside the car. 


Having what it takes to cater to the unexpected needs and demands of the film community and of camera personnel,
FILMCARS’ drivers genuine understanding & eagerness to collaborate with photographers whose responsibility is to chronicle and image you at your best while the car delivers every single thing that’s needed of it.

Flexibility. Overtime of 15 minutes (and oftentimes longer) is absorbed in the established rate. FILMCARS wants you
going in and coming out confident and satisfied… and wishing not to see your Checker leave. There isn’t an assignment out
there that doesn’t rely on thinking outside of the box.

Finally, only FILMCARS offers this kind of guarantee; that if a car is not on site where it’s scheduled to be
five (5) minutes ahead of the confirmed call time, the job is on the house. This guarantee is highlighted in every Contract that the company authors, taking very seriously the commitment to maintain a sterling reputation while being privileged the
honor to be part of your celebration.

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