Well known Checker collector and friend Bob Welsh donated his six Checker automobiles to the National Automotive and Truck Museum in 2012. According to museum Board Member Don Grogg, when Bob Welsh offered to donate his six Checker automobiles to the National Automotive and Truck Museum, the museum didn’t hesitate to take up Bob’s offer. Quoting Don Grogg “He’d (Bob Welsh) talked to another museum, but they didn’t respond quickly enough”.
What would you do if offered free Checkers? Don did the same thing we all would do, Grogg’s response “ We’d love to have them.’”
The six NATMUS Checkers span the years 1964 to 1981. NATMUS has created a Checkers gallery where all six vehicles will be displayed for ICTA members and Checker fans to view and enjoy.
Last week, this writer had the opportunity to visit the museum and video tape three of the Checkers Bob donated. Enjoy.