YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, August 3, 2012
Odds are, if you were alive prior to the 1980s and in a big city, you probably rode in one of these at least once. This Checker Marathon cab, circa 1968-1972, was seen on a roadside in Welland, Ontario during a recent YAK drive. Looks like it’s still registered and on the road, although I doubt that it’s still a taxi. And just how was I able to narrow down the year of this car, one which barely changed from its inception in 1961 up to its demise in 1982? The side-marker lights were added for 1968, while the final year for these “smallish” bumpers was 1972; the fronts were made to absorb more impact for 1973, and in 1974 both the front and rear bumpers were replaced by what looked like sections of roadside guardrail. YUK!