I can not say enough about the service that was provided by Peter at Film Cars. We rented a vintage yellow checker cab to take us from our ceremony in NYC to our reception in Jersey City. They were prompt, professional, and very accommodating. The car was spacious and immaculate and they added small touches at no extra charge (scripted "just married" on the rear window and fresh flowers on the rear bumper). Our drive through the city got numerous cheers and thumbs up, especially while waiting in traffic for the Holland Tunnel. The cab added such a special touch to our wedding that I feel was priceless, however the price was extremely reasonable.
As we were having a destination wedding in New York, I was quite happy to jump in a taxi to our ceremony to save costs, but my husband had seen the vintage New York Checker cabs and persuaded me that we should hire one, and boy am I glad he did.
Peter is one of the nicest guys I have had the pleasure to meet. We booked him for three hours. He picked myself and my dad up outside our hotel, where we found passersby posing for photos next to our vintage cab. He told us all about the history of our checker cab, listing all the films it has appeared in. After the ceremony, my husband and I went round the park to have some pictures taken, and came back to our cab to find wild flowers and tin cans hanging from the back and messages from all our guests written on the windows, amazing! He even tied a UK flag to one of the wing mirrors.
Peter whisked my husband and I and our photographer all over the city for an hour and a half, stopping at all the best sightseeing spots for photographs. Nothing was too much trouble. He knew exactly where to take us for some fabulous photos. Everyone was taking photographs as we drove down the streets, we felt like royalty.
I would highly recommend Peter and his vintage cars for the ultimate experience. It really was a highlight of our wedding day, and looks amazing on our photographs. Thank you Peter.
Peter and his 1969 Checker taxicab helped give us that old New York feel that wow'ed our guests and made the day a little extra special. Peter was professional in all communication and even more pleasant on the day of the wedding. He arrived on time and was so patient while we were taking pictures and video. He even stayed a bit extra to pick us up from our last photo shoot area to bring us the venue which we didn't even expect. After the wedding, he emailed us with photos he took with his personal phone! :)
We hit the jackpot when we randomly walked past a vintage Checkered taxicab in the city one afternoon and asked the driver for a card. For our wedding day we wanted something special that screamed "NYC," and we got more than what we bargained for by working with Peter. From the start Peter impressed us with his responsiveness and kindness. The car was waiting for us after the ceremony and we couldn't believe how amazing it looked and our guests went wild. Peter greeted us with open arms, beverages, and great energy. We will never forget rolling down 5th avenue having bystanders wave and celebrate us; it was truly magical. He even shared with our photographer an amazing picture location where we stopped to capture a special moment as husband and wife. Working with Peter and Film Cars was truly the icing on our wedding cake! John and Elena
Perfect! The old cab was a huge hit and made for the most amazing pictures. Peter is so kind, professional and easy to work with. Would hire him again in a second.
If I could give them more stars I would! We were so happy to have found the perfect car for our wedding day with such wonderful and professional service. Peter Yanello was so nice from the day I contacted him, his level of commitment and quick responses were amazing! I contacted him on a holiday and he immediateky called me back. I know that they are a busy company that cater to many other realms other than weddings but Peter truly made us feel like we were the only customers. He really went above and beyond to accomodate every need we had in our very chaotic NYC wedding day. It all turned out perfectly. Our driver Miguel was the NICEST guy and super professional. He was perfectly ontime to pick me up at the hotel...actually even early, we went to 4 different locations for photographs, in and out, up and down manhattan, and finally to the church and he always had a smile on his face and as helpful as could be. Needless to say the checkered cab was a complete sensation! I am still getting comments about how awesome it looked. a 1969 checkered cab, it was truly wonderful and I cannot thank Peter enough. He himself picked us up after the reception was over and even though we were 20 minutes late, he greeted us with a smile on his face and as patient as could be. The car was as amazing as we had hoped but honestly the service was A++! Thank you so much for making our wedding go so well!
Nicest man on the planet. His emails were always quick and responsive. Very genuine. We were picked up in one of his old fashioned taxi cabs.It was a great way to finish the night and leave the venue.
If we could give 10 out of 5 for Peter and his wonderful 1969 Checker Cab called Bruno, we most certainly would!!
What a true gentleman he is, and with his knowledge & enthusiasm he became an important part of our Wedding Day. We felt like film stars!!
Thank you so much Peter & Bruno xx
Peter was BY FAR the most excited vendor for my wedding. We hired the 1969 taxi cab. When I first inquired about the availability, all the taxis were scheduled to be at a show that weekend. Peter kept his personal taxi home and personally chauffeured us that day. He had cold water, mints, and a straw (so I didn't ruin my lipstick) waiting for us. He's amazing, the cab was amazing, and he/it absolutely made my wedding extremely special.
Lovely experience, the car was spotless and arrived on time. The driver was marvelous! Miguel went above and beyond to make our experience seamless. Thank you, Miguel! Thank you, film cars! Our photos look amazing and we were right on time for the reception. Miguel is the best.
Peter was our driver and he was amazing! This expense was sooooooo worth it. We got amazing pictures with the vintage cab and we drove around the city for an hour after the wedding just decompressing and looking out the window. They are FANTASTIC!
Peter and his vintage NYC taxicab were an important part of our wedding day. Peter met us outside our apartment building for our "first look" photos. We have lots of gorgeous photos of us posing near/in the cab, whose shiny, perfect condition and bright yellow/black coloring added a dose of sparkle to our day. Peter also drove us to the venue, and we got lots of cheers/clapping from passerbys on the street as our chariot drove us through downtown Manhattan. Peter also suggested that we write "Just Married" on the back of the window, which also yielded some terrific photo ops. Filmcars gave us a little piece of NYC magic on our wedding day and we're very grateful!
Peter and his vintage NYC taxicab were an important part of our wedding day. Peter met us outside our apartment building for our "first look" photos. We have lots of gorgeous photos of us posing near/in the cab, whose shiny, perfect condition and bright yellow/black coloring added a dose of sparkle to our day. Peter also drove us to the venue, and we got lots of cheers/clapping from passerbys on the street as our chariot drove us through downtown Manhattan. Peter also suggested that we write "Just Married" on the back of the window, which also yielded some terrific photo ops. Filmcars gave us a little piece of NYC magic on our wedding day and we're very grateful! Peter is a wonderful guy and a pleasure to work with.
Peter is really a joy to work with. We planned our wedding all the way from Norway, but that was never a problem for him. He showed up with the checker cab on time, and we had an hour of photography with the cab - just perfect for our wedding day! Communication via email was great, and he always responed to us in due time... :)
Peter is one of the kindest people I've ever come across. We rented the vintage checker cab for 2 hours to take pictures in front of the Yale Club (you can no longer use the car for transportation purposes). He was so, so, so easy to deal with while planning and the checker cab is the perfect backdrop for NYC pictures. He was EARLY and the car was spectacular (and spotless!). When we found out we couldn?t use the checker cab to drive around the city - he immediately helped us find a limo company that could. Great guy, really cool cars!
Peter was an absolute dream to work with from beginning to end. We sorted out all of the details prior to the day of via e-mail which included timing, music for the ride & decorations for the cab. He was there on time and even had good suggestions for where in the city (specific streets) we should take pics on in the West Village (we wanted a cobble stone – old world NY feel). He also picked us up at the end of the night and had “Just Married” on the back window of the cab as we had requested. It really looked perfect! If what you’re looking for is a vintage checker cab or any other vintage car they have – definitely give Peter a call.
Got a little lost on the way to the pictures but excellent overall!
We booked the checkered cab and we could not have been more pleased. Plenty of room, great driver and immaculate. They were on time and reasonably priced. Peter, the guy we booked with, was very communicative and just a great person to speak to. No worries!!!
The entire Film Cars family is a pleasure to deal with. Peter writes like a poet, cares from the very beginning, and goes above and beyond every expectation. He consistently has a smile from ear to ear, is courteous and is a TRUE gentleman. I wish I could put his energy and kindness in a bottle and spread the wealth.
FilmCars specializes in leasing vintage automobiles for motion pictures and related commercial photography, as well as special events and weddings. Begun in 1983 and based in New York City, they serve the film industry and private rentals in the tri-state region and beyond. They offer a wide selection of mostly American wheeled vehicles from as early as 1910 to as late as 1976.
"We’re proud to have a talented team of experienced technicians and drivers and have steadily built a reputation on maintaining the highest standards of service and quality for every client. We’re very grateful for the tremendous praise we’ve received for both our corporate and individual work."
**The above information is directly from Film Cars' website.