2014 Convention Forms Available...
2014 Convention Registration forms are available on line for your convenience. The club newsletter that is on its way to you
has a detailed article about the 2014 Convention and includes the two forms that you will need to register.
We are posting these registration files here for your convenience. Follow this link to locate the registration and car form. Thanks for remembering that you must be a registered member to attend the club sponsored events in NYC.
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2014 NYC Convention Updated 01/14/2014
Happy New Year!
The December 31 deadline for getting the club discount at the Box House Hotel has now passed. As some of you know, we sold out the block of rooms that were allotted to us and a wait list was started by the hotel. The wait list is not there in the hopes that someone will cancel their reservation. Rather, it is a temporary measure to allow the Box House to assign another set of rooms. Everyone who got their name on the list by December 31 will receive the discounted hotel rate.
From now until the end of May, we will be getting a new block of rooms that, most likely, will be in a new hotel also owned by Joe Torres. While it is in walking distance of the Box House, you can either use your own car or ask the hotel to give you a ride using their own Checkers. We will give you the new rates as soon as they are negotiated. Please note that the hotel does not yet have a name. So, they won't be able to tell you where you are staying until this is finalized.
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About the Checker Car Club of America
The Checker Car Club Of America, Inc.
The Checker Car Club of America was organized in April of 1982 for the preservation, enjoyment and information on Checker automobiles manufactured from 1922-1982 (year production ceased). In 2000 the club was incorporated under the name Checker Car Club of America, Inc. as a 501(c)(7) Not For Profit and is recognized as such by the State of Indiana and the IRS.
Ownership is not a prerequisite for membership and all are welcome.
If you wish to join, dues are only $25 per year (North America) and $30 (Foreign) in US funds. We accept check, money order, BillPay®, and PayPal®. If you wish to pay via PayPal® the fee is increased by $3 to defray the cost of their transaction fee - Don't forget to include your address the first time. Membership includes a subscription to the quarterly newsletter (mailed in January, April, July and October). Plus access to restricted areas and information on our website. Membership runs from February through January of the following year. If you join in the middle of a year, back issues for that year will be mailed to you.
2014 NYC Convention Updated 11/26/2013
The New York City host committee is pleased to announce that the plans for the June 19-22, 2014 convention are in full swing.
Here's a NYC story on the plans: dnaInfo New York Story
Checker Club’s 2014 convention heading to New York City
Daniel Strohl Nov 1st, 2013 at 8am From Hemmings Daily
Though the company called Kalamazoo home and the club includes members all around the world, New York City is the place that made the Checker as recognizable as it is today, and to the Big Apple the Checker Car Club of America will travel for its national convention next year.
While a sizable order for taxis for a Chicago cab company prompted the formation of the company that would become Checker Motors in 1921, within a couple years the company went on to establish sales operations in New York City and, according to James Hinckley’s book, Checker Cab Co. Photo History, Checker went on to sell more than 2,000 cabs in New York over its first couple of years – about half of its total production.
Everything You Wish You Had Known Before Buying Your First Checker !
We’ve all done it. Fell in love with a car, bought it, and then discovered we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves in to. Maybe this article will help those who haven’t bought a Checker yet.
Checker Motors ... Going, Going ... Gone
March 25, 2011 ... Between the Halloween fire and the ongoing salvage operations, almost every piece of the old Checker plant is gone. The only building that will remain when salvage is complete is the remodeled Cab Services building. The land, the remains of the old test track, that building and a power station are currently for sale.