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NTHSA Issues Low Volume Auto Manufacturer Regulations

There was a lot of excitement back in 2015 about the potential new production of Checker Cabs. The New York Daily News article reported the following? “Revamped Checker Motors announces two new concepts including El Camino-style sport pickup”.  The article reported  ...

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Checker’s Use of Mock-ups

So how did Checker design their cars? Answer, just like other manufacturers, they used mockups or prototypes. In manufacturing and design, a mockup, is a scale or full-size model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion,...

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80 Years Ago Today

80 years ago today, this photo in the header was taken of the new Checker plant under construction. Designed by Albert Kahn, this plant would become the main stamping facility. This building allowed Checker to migrate away from wood bodied taxicabs to complete steel...

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