Serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia
The Pacific Northwest Chapter is one of the newer regional chapters of the Professional Car Society (PCS). The Society was founded in 1976 by a group of dedicated fans of professional cars. From the PCS website:
The PROFESSIONAL CAR SOCIETY is an international organization dedicated to the maintenance, restoration, preservation and appreciation of one of the finest examples of automotive craftsmanship - the professional car.
A professional car is loosely defined as a custom-bodied vehicle, based on passenger car styling, and used in the funeral, rescue or livery services. Such vehicles may be hearses, flower cars, service cars, ambulances, limousines, or cars which are special built to combine two or more of these different functions, such as combination hearse-ambulances, sedan ambulances or invalid coaches.
Prior to the Society's establishment, these fine examples of the coachbuilder's craft -- whether a dignified funeral coach, a life-saving ambulance, or a luxurious limousine -- had rarely been accepted by others in the classic car hobby. Thanks to the PCS, although owning a hearse or ambulance is still considered by most hobbyists to be outside the mainstream, these special cars have found greater acceptance by -- and inspired interest in -- fans of classic and collector vehicles. The Pacific Northwest Chapter hopes to bring together PCS members in a large geographic area: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, within the U.S., as well as British Columbia in Canada.
Site updated on April 8, 2013.