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,...
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...
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...
The X-Brace Frame

The X-Brace Frame

The photo in the blog header is from a Checker Motors 1963 press release. As we all know as Checker owners, the X-brace frame is the heart of the Checker infrastructure. The press release reads as follows: “This Checker, with something missing, may not be...