2014 NYC Convention Updated 11/26/2013
The New York City host committee is pleased to announce that the plans for the June 19-22, 2014 convention are in full swing.
Our events will start on Thursday afternoon with a walking tour of the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. This will also be the day that the "Checker Corral" parking area will open on Box Street. On Friday, there will be two separate tours of NY taxi garages and a walking tour of downtown Manhattan, the Financial District and the World Trade Center site. These will be followed by a Checker Block Party outside our home base, the Box House Hotel, and will be open to the public. On Saturday, we will take our beloved vehicles into Manhattan and show them off at a second Checker Block Party on 25th Street off Lexington Avenue. This will also be open to the public. In addition, there will also be a tour of Chelsea, the Meat Packing District and the High Line. As usual, Saturday night will be reserved for our 'members-only' banquet, silent auction and awards ceremony.
We look forward to seeing you at this existing event. For now, please remember to make your hotel reservations by the end of this year (December 31, 2013). Our $100 plus tax daily rate (June 19-22, 2014) is only guaranteed until that time! If you plan to stay longer either before or after the convention, our daily rate is $209 plus tax. This rate is also guaranteed until December 31. Both rates will be much higher after December 31.
For more details about the convention, please click on "Read More…" below.
The 2014 NYC Host Committee
Michael Angelich, Steve Barnes, Barbara Kiss, Larry Kiss, George Laszlo, Michael Pincus
Here's a NYC story on the plans: dnaInfo New York Story
About the Checker Car Club of America
The Checker Car Club Of America, Inc.
The Checker Car Club of America was organized in April of 1982 for the preservation, enjoyment and information on Checker automobiles manufactured from 1922-1982 (year production ceased). In 2000 the club was incorporated under the name Checker Car Club of America, Inc. as a 501(c)(7) Not For Profit and is recognized as such by the State of Indiana and the IRS.
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