Checker Car Club of America

You may recognize these classic cars from plenty of movies and TV show, or perhaps even as taxi cabs in the 70’s. James Garrison, the president of the Check Car Club of America and Edward Fox, local owner of a checker car, were here to tell us more about them.

“That’s the thing about Checkers:  everyone knows them on-sight, because they were used in many cities almost exclusively as taxicabs.  Imagine if my car was painted yellow, with a light on the roof, and you’d probably think of a New York city taxi.  So much so, that even though Checker stopped making cars in 1982, Hollywood still uses them in backgrounds of films and TV shows that are set in the modern day – because everyone knows a Checker…whether they know it or not,” tells Garrison.

They’re hosting a convention at the AACA Museum in Hershey on Saturday from 11:30am-3:30pm.

“So if you’re in the Hershey area, love cars, and want to see something unique that you don’t see every day at local car shows and the like, come out to visit us.”

For more information, visit their website or call 717-566-7100.

 

 

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