Thursday, May 19, 2011

Checker Cars

Checker is probably most known for its iconic taxi cabs. I rode these while I lived in New York, both the larger version that had seats in the floor you could unfold and sit on, giving a capacity of six or more, and the smaller version. This ad, a column ad from a National Geographic shows that Checker tried to sell cars to the general public. I am not sure how successful they were as I can not recall seeing a Checker that wasn't a taxi.

1 comment:

Bob G. said...

The old NYC fleet of CHECKERS actuallty had TWO "jump-seats" behind the front seat that folded down into position...very cool (and NO seatbelts...LOL)

I miss those cars.