On our 10th anniversary Robert and
I were dining at an intimate little Italian restaurant
where the ambiance is good and the food even better.
The only unfortunate part of the atmosphere (to our
way of thinking) is that they have to have a television
for patrons who can't "unplug" for an hour.
This evening, however, they were showing a movie which
featured a bright yellow Cord Taxi Cab. Since we owned
a Cord Supercharged Westchester at the time we found
ourselves drawn to the movie... then rushing home to
finish viewing it!
Nearly any make of vehicle that you
can think of has been converted at one time or another
to either a taxi or a police or emergency vehicle. And
literature on these otherwise "plain Jane"
vehicles stands out as, for example, a Dodge Dart is
transformed into a high speed "pursuit vehicle"
with lights flashing and a suspect is apprehended.
Or perhaps a brochure causes you to
reminisce about that 1986 trip to France and the taxi
driver who picked you up at the airport in a Peugeot.
He didn't speak much English and you didn't speak much
French ...but he came back later to give you a full
day cultural tour of Paris, enjoying French cuisine
and shopping the Champs Elysees.
Less enjoyable, but perhaps even more
memorable, was the ambulance driver who met you at the
beach when a family member nearly drowned. His emergency
training and skilled driving, which got you to the hospital
in record time, probably saved their life.
For literature collectors perhaps the best part of taxi,
police and emergency vehicle literature is that much
of it is done as "larger-than-life" photo
renderings of the vehicles in action:
For additional literature in these categories go to: