We just wanted to take the time to wish Checker fans a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This quick little blog will showcase the various Christmas pictures submitted by ICTA members via our Facebook page. Salty roads and weather always make it a challenge to create Checker themed Christmas photos, however this year, mild weather has provided some with a chance to showcase their prized vehicles. Here are just a few.
Up first, our header photo by Bill Crawford, you may remember the restoration article earlier this year celebrating the de-taxification of the the Crawford wagon. The lights and decorations clearly showcase the candy blue wagon. Bill, thanks for being a big part of our Checker experience.. A special thanks to Bill, his photos have made the ICTA Facebook page a clear stand out among others.
Our good Checker friends in the United Kingdom have also been setting up Checker themed holiday displays too. Stephen Disbrowe recently posted several great shots of his Checker park out in front of his home. Great job Steve!
Also in the UK, Ray Tomkinson’s former Fort Cab is proudly staged for a Holiday reception at the luxury Formby Hall golf resort and spa. The stunning photo with red highlights screams Merry Christmas,
Joe Fay pulled his 1950 Checker out of storage to participate in Christmas festivities. According to Fay, “this is the latest in the year that I have ever driven one of my Checkers”. The photo of the 1950 A4 Taxicab was taken in downtown Toledo, Ohio.
We don’t know who owns this Christmas decorated Checker Aerobus, but our ICTA correspondent on the street Jenny Reyes from Douglas, Arizona was quick to jump into action and catch a number of pictures of the Christmas festivities! Thanks Jenny for posting some great Checker photos!
Even in Florida we can find Checker fans celebrating Christmas. There may not be any snow in Florida, but that did not stop ICTA member Ed Griffith of Jensen Beach from putting on a Christmas show with his Checker taxicab!
Many of our ICTA members post Christmas greetings right on our Facebook wall. Thanks to Emerson Zentz we find this great shot of some Christmas raindeers pulling Santa’s sleigh…..um Checker A11. I am sure this put a smile on many of our members faces. Merry Christmas Emerson!
As many are aware the ICTA is focused on saving Checker history. What better way to wrap up this years Christmas greeting with a fantastic period photo of a 1957 Checker A8 operated by Checker’s New York business unit “National” stationed outside of the New York’s 30 Rock Christmas tree? From the members of the ICTA MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!