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Join the Fun, Checkers at Das Awkscht 2020!

Its official!!   The ICTA will be meeting up in August at Das Awkscht.  For 57 years, Das Awkscht Fescht has been a summer tradition for all ages. Offering three fun-packed days in the great outdoors, it’s been a perfect way for families to celebrate summer and see...

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The Zurich City Checker Ambulance

In the early 1960’s the City of Zurich Switzerland determined that they needed to replace several ambulances in the cities fleet of thirteen ambulances.  They needed to replace two Cadillac ambulances that had been in service the late 1930s!. Between them, the...

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The Checker Fisher Body Program of 1981

By the mid-seventies Checker would revisit the idea of producing a new Taxi.  In March of 1977, Ed Cole, former GM president, and Victor Potamkin, one of the largest car dealers in the US, bought control of Checker Motor’s taxi subsidiary:  Checker Taxi Co. then...

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This group is dedicated to the preservation vintage of Checker cabs produced from 1922 through 1982. The Internet Checker Taxicab Archive is the largest online club, featuring more than 3000 items in the digital archive, and more being added every week. We invite you to view the archives, learn about the history of Checker Cab, download photos and newsletters, and join the online group. All of the resources, content, and groups on this site are free to access and/or join. Our goal is to create the largest free online resource and community for Checker Cab fans.

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