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Our Story: A Newtonian Moment

Kid Car NY is what happens when a piece of flying waffle strikes an over-active imagination.

I moved to San Francisco from NYC in 2000 to ride the dot-com wave (and crash). During brunch on a visit back to the city, I was hit by a piece of flying waffle hurled by a toddler at the next table. My friends, two of whom were doctors, started talking about the number of babies in the restaurant and New York’s car seat laws. I flew home and toyed with the idea of Kid Car from afar, but continued my cubicle existence in San Francisco tech firms.

Fast-forward to 2005

While I was in business school, New York changed its car seat laws to require that children under the age of eight be properly restrained. I dusted off my notes, won a few business plan competitions, raised some money from high school friends, and Kid Car launched in 2006.

Fast-forward to 2016

We have been considered the best car service for children in New York City for more than 10 years. In 2016 we introduced an app that allows parents to easily make on-demand and advance reservations with properly installed, age and weight-appropriate car seats for every child in the vehicle.

We hope you’ll give us a try, but more importantly, we hope you and your family travel safely.


Topher McGibbon
CEO, Founder
Kid Car NY, LLC

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