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Steve-Contarino

Steve Contarino and his wife Kim are the owners of Checker Motor Cars in Haverhill, Massachusetts. In addition to buying and selling collectible automobiles of all marques his passion lies with the classic the Checker Automobile. They are a worldwide supplier of parts and restorers of the iconic Checker Automobile. Steve is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, the Rolls Royce Owners Club, Checker Cars Club of America, and the Tucker Owners Club of America.

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SUCCESS QUOTE

“We have wheels on our history books.”

CAREER CHALLENGE 

Discovering a way to recreate parts for the first generation Checker Automobile that retain the classic look, feel, and fit while integrating new technology in to those parts.

AH-HA MOMENTS

Realizing that integrating the new technology to the old Checker Automobile had to be integrated in to every part of the car and not just some of the parts. Then they took it two steps further to a six-door and two-door sport pickup version Checker.

FIRST SPECIAL CAR

A four door limousine Checker concept car, the Ghia Centurion designed by Tom Tjaarda, that had been sitting outside under a tarp for over 40 years.

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

When it comes to cars, buy what you like.

GREAT RESOURCES  

Checker Motor Cars – www.checkermotorcars.com

Checker Taxi Stand – www.checkertaxistand.com

Checker World – www.checkerworld.org

FAVORITE BOOKS

The Hemi in the Barn by Tom Cotter who is a past guest on Cars Yeah

Tom Cotter’s Author Page at Amazon

PARTING ADVICE 

Drive what you love and love what you drive and never stop learning.

HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STEVE

Checker Motor Cars – www.checkermotorcars.com

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