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Checker’s Use of Mock-ups

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

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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Dick Thomas Checker Models

Dick Thomas Checker Models

The ICTA published a blog prior to Christmas providing links to the myriads of Checker Marathon and Taxicab models available on the market today.  If you read it, you’d discover that today there are literally hundreds of models available to the Checker collector, but...

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Dan Smith Saves a Chicago Propane Car

Dan Smith Saves a Chicago Propane Car

Another real retired Chicago cab into my fleet. 229 v6 factory propane. 1650a green and a1222 ivory is stamped on the vin. ICTA member Ben Merkel checked the vin this is 1 of 50 to the last order to Chicago. After its service in Chicago it went on to become a happy...

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