The Jim Stout Checker Legacy

The Jim Stout Checker Legacy

In the November 21, 1921 Automotive Industries magazine the following item appeared: “Leyland F Goodspeed for the past five years or more Chief of Engineering staff of the Roamer has resigned from at Barley Motor Car Company Co to join forces with Commonwealth Motors...
Checkers At Auburn Schedule

Checkers At Auburn Schedule

Auburn, Indiana is one of the most historic automotive towns in the US and in 2016 the Checker Cab Club Convention will visit this great city. Checkers are from Kalamazoo, why is the group going to Auburn? Auburn presents two great Checker related activities.  Tops on...
Checker Goes to War!

Checker Goes to War!

In 1920 Morris Markin loaned $15,000 to a fellow named Abe Lomberg, who had a business manufacturing auto bodies for Commonwealth Motors, an assembler of purpose-built taxicabs. Lomberg’s business and Commonwealth failed within a year of each other. Rather than take a...