Markin’s Pitch

Markin’s Pitch

Markin: financier, industrial manufacturer, world class corporate monopolize…………….and pitch man! Morris Markin was not only a great financier, industrial manufacturer and world class corporate monopolizer, he was also a corporate pitchman. Much like Lee Iacocca at...
Checker Trucks!

Checker Trucks!

This 1927 Checker Model G conversion was on sale on Ebay about ten years ago, its current whereabouts are unknown. Yes indeed, Checker did sell trucks.  There are few survivors, typical with any Checker there seems to be a story with each Checker truck.  Some of these...
1933 Checker Model T

1933 Checker Model T

Though still in the midst of the depression, 1931 was still a profitable year for Checker, but that would change in 1932 as the depression finally caught up with the company and after several profitable years, sales collapsed and Checker started to bleed money,...
The Nine Passenger Checker!

The Nine Passenger Checker!

And the winner of the most ridiculous name ever slapped onto an American car goes to………may I have the envelop please………………The 1957 Checker Drive-R-Matic Adapt-O-Mobile Special. Yes this is the name of a Checker introduced outside of the taxicab market as the...