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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:41:07 GMT

Checker Resurrector: Car maker looks to reboot Checker cab  -  New York Daily News
Torres employs a pair of 1977 Checker Marathon cabs at each of his boutique hotels to shuttle guests around the nearby neighborhoods. Torres said regular maintenance is important for Checker cars as they tend to turn into “rust buckets” (though one ...
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:53:24 GMT

The Checker cab is coming back in the form of a limo and a 'sport pick-up'  -  The Verge
But the Checker Marathon (i.e. the classic New York cab) these are not. The first model is the wild six-door, 12-passenger limo A888. It's based around the design of Checker's original Aerobus model from the '60s and '70s, but it's still a strange one ...
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:44:44 GMT

Checker Motor Cars Plans To Make A Comeback With Two New Car Designs  -  Jalopnik
New vehicles from Checker could soon be on the road for the first time in over three decades, as plans are in the works to manufacture two new cars. Based on the classic Checker Marathon design, production of a both 12-passenger vehicle and a two-door ...
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:21:24 GMT

New York's Cab of the Future: the Nissan NV200 (Complete With Odor Control)  -  The News Wheel
Taxis have a long history in New York City, often consisting entirely of a single model of car, like the Checker Marathon in the '60s and '70s, Chevy Caprices in the '80s, and Ford Crown-Victorias after that. Since Ford stopped making the Crown ...
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:09:10 GMT

2015 Lexus GX460 Luxury: Pikes Peak race reporter review  -  Autoweek
At the end of June, I drove from Denver to Pikes Peak and covered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for this publication. Last year, I camped with some friends at Halfway Picnic Ground after climbing up the mountain in a caged Checker Marathon ...
Wed, 20 May 2015 16:37:08 GMT

New York's classic cabs: Checker and DeSoto taxis roll again  -  New York Daily News
No vehicle is as engrained into the landscape of a metropolis like the mighty Checker Marathon is with New York City. This broad-shouldered and big-bumpered sedan is as much of an N.Y.C. icon as the Empire State Building or the Brooklyn Bridge.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:17:55 GMT

1970 Checker Marathon Wagon Fully Restored, For Sale  -  Auto World News
Described as "lovingly restored" and "in great driving condition," the Checker features nearly all restored or replaced major systems, including brakes, suspension, rust-free body and the entire electrical system, according to Jalopnik's report on the ...
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:11:32 GMT

If You're Going To Go To New York, You Might As Well Take A Taxi  -  Jalopnik
It's hard to overstate the iconic status of the Checker Marathon, which for decades held the title of "New York City's Taxicab." It's also hard to overstate the degree to which these old tanks have sadly vanished from New York City streets. More rare a ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:31:22 GMT

Spot the Vintage Cab, Win NYC Taxi Credits Via E-Hail App  -  PC Magazine
New Yorkers should be on the lookout for vintage Checker Marathon yellow cabs, which will be driving around to promote a forthcoming e-hailing smartphone app from YellowCabNYC.com. YellowCabNYC.com, an online community founded in 2007 by New ...
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:58:42 GMT

Taxi please! Shia LeBeouf takes his classic 1975 Checker Marathon car out for a spin during a morning coffee run  -  Daily Mail
The Checker Marathon was an automobile produced by the Checker Motors Company between 1961 and 1982. A version of the Marathon was during its production run, the taxicab of choice for New York City and many other American cities. Meanwhile, Shia ...