Checker World

The Checker Car Club of America has launched a new website Checker World to keep up with the changing times. Here are some of the items you will find there:

  • Interactive map of all known Checkers around the world.
  • Key document collections related to Checkers (e.g. Newsletters, Repair & Maintenance documents, Marketing & Advertising brochures, etc.)

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Classic car owners are often interested in the history and the documents relating to their vehicles. Having a paper trail increases the interest in, and the value of, those vehicles. It is now possible for Checker owners to obtain a copy of the build sheets (Purchase Orders) for their cars from the Gilmore Car Museum.

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Effective January 1, 2015 new Checker owners can get a free one year membership simply by requesting it and providing a valid proof of recent purchase, such as a newly issued title, a dated bill of sale or confirmation letter from the previous owner. To request a free membership, contact Treasurer Anthony Mattern.



Go here to find information about the 2016 Convention in Hershey, PA. (Scheduled: Jun 23, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016) See a review of and photos from prior conventions.

Click here to go directly to this site Checker Car Club of America Convention The URL for the site is because we are a not-for-profit organization.

Check the convention site often since more details of the upcoming convention are posted there as they become available. If you have any comments send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



CCCoAThe Checker Car Club Of America, Inc.
Attn: Anthony Mattern
Treasurer & Membership
160 Willard Drive
North East, MD, 21901-1631

The Checker Car Club of America was organized in April of 1982 for the preservation and sharing of photos, documents, stories and other artifacts related to Checker taxis and 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.

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1966 Checker - SOLD!

Not sure of exact mileage (transmission speedometer gear broke and will need replacement) but is somewhere over 100k miles. Has a Chevy 250 inline 6 installed (came with a 230, swapped it for the 250 when a friend upgraded to a V8) and a 3-speed manual transmission (three-on-the-tree column shift).

This is a project car "in-progress", just don't have the space or resources to finish it, and I can't stand to see it sitting there. Much rather let someone else finish the job.

Does not run right now (last driven in 2004) but I have just about all of the parts needed to finish it (_new_ windshield in box, new front/rear windshield seals, new wiring harness, new gauges, new sending units, replacement carb w/ rebuild kit, reman'd brake master cylinder already installed, new brake lines installed, new fuel line installed, new uprated front torsion bar installed, new uprated rear torsion bar to install, new shocks, remanufactured power steering pump installed) plus spare parts from another Checker I parted out (trunk lid, door parts, window glass, interior parts, rear defogger, etc.). I also have the items necessary to make it look like a standard Checker taxicab (rooftop sign, door logos, rate signs, checker stripe kit for sides and roof, vintage taxi meter. Even comes with the folding jump seats. Some rust, but repairable, and will need a paint job.


Asking $1,100 or best offer. Clear title in hands. Contact me at 703-798-8294 or use the contact form.

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"WHAT IS A CHECKER?" Video Available

Ben Merkel has uploaded a new version of his 'What Is a Checker?' video to YouTube. You can see it here: What Is a Checker? video

Everything You Wish You Had Known Before Buying Your First Checker !

ImageWe’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.

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