The Checker Taxi Stand

Here’s To The Ladies!

Here’s To The Ladies!

About a year ago we presented a blog celebrating taxicab drivers depicted in the movies.  We only featured one film that celebrated a female taxi driver.  On The Town, three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their...

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The Custom Checker! Yes Custom!

The Custom Checker! Yes Custom!

It’s a summertime Saturday night in the 1950s, and teenagers are hopping with hot rods all across the U.S., ex-GIs are bent over their coupes doing last-minute checks before heading out to the drag strip. Soon they’ll aim their headlights for the...

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Cabriolets, Taxicabs and Luxury

Cabriolets, Taxicabs and Luxury

For most people, the Checker will always be a lowly taxicab.  A bottom feeder within professional car service,  people today are likely to think of taxicabs in terms of modern day service:  dirty, junky and cheap yellow people movers. The term taxicab is derived of...

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