Twilight Taxi 2017 Part II

Twilight Taxi 2017 Part II

In Part I of Twilight Taxi 2017, we provided an update on Ben Merkel’s fantastic collection of Checkers.  Ben at one time owned well over 300 Checker’s both restored and parts cars for recycling.  As reported in Part 1, Ben has significantly reduced his Checker assets...
Twilight Taxi 2017 Part I

Twilight Taxi 2017 Part I

According to an article in Hemming Motor News blog in 2005 Ben Merkel purchased his first Checker back in the 70’s.  “ Ben, of Middlefield, Ohio, east of Cleveland in Amish country, discovered Checkers from a collector’s standpoint when he bought his first...
Bantam Checker Jeep Update

Bantam Checker Jeep Update

We have covered the Checker Bantam Jeep story in the past, but as a quick update our friend William Spears. owner of one of the Checker Jeeps has recently written the book Warbaby, a complete history of the development of the Jeep. Here’s a brief description of...