Christmas feeling, Mission Checker.
Checker association, Checker ry. In Finland, is working on a high quality restoration of an 1948 Checker
Model A2 car. With intention to get it finished until the 60 year Anniversary of the Helsinki Olympic
Games 1952. Will be, as known, the first complete restoration of an 1948 Checker worldwide.
History: After the wars it was big need of vehicles in Finland. For Helsinki Olympic games was needed
more taxi cabs. 500 used 1948 Checker taxi cabs was purchased from New York and shipped to Finland.
By several causes the major part of the cars was in very poor conditions. How ever most of them was
driven but by disappointed taxi owners. To day nearly none of them are left.
( Inside the barn at left is seen the 1954 Checker Model A6 that I sold to Finland. I purchased it from France
and before that this car came from a New Jersey junk yard in USA.)