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Posts by this Author: Kelly Jones

New 2014 Elantra SE under $14,000



Heads up, Checkered Flag Hyundai fans.  For the remainder of July, you can grab a new 2014 Hyundai Elantra SE with manual transmission for under $14,000. 

New 2014 Hyundai Elantra SE at $13,740

Includes $500 Active/Retired Military rebate, $500 loyal owner rebate from Hyundai, and $1500 bonus from Hyundai.  Not all buyers will qualify.  Tax, title, license, registration…
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Auto enthusiasts remember James Garner behind the wheel




James Garner, celebrated actor and auto enthusiast, dies at age 86
James Garner: 1928-2014

By  Jeremy Korzeniewski

James Garner, star of such Hollywood television and film classics as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has passed away at his home at the age of 86. Garner is believed to have died of natural causes.

While Garner is best known for his television and movie roles, he was…
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Retro-styled BMW turns back the clock on style



Concept vehicles aren't always practical and sometimes look more like spaceships than cars.  But, this new design from BMW from David Obendorfer is something special.  Checkered Flag BMW fans are sure to love the new CS.  Check out the video for the beautifully retro BMW CS.

From David Obendorfer: A tribute to Giovanni Michelotti. Born in Turin, Italy, author among many others important BMW and Triumph modells in the 60s. This project is a modern interpretation of the 1968 BMW E9 series but in fact, it focuses on two models: Michelotti's E9 and its predecessor, the 1965 BMW…
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From "Car Talk" When to pull over immediately



Every Saturday my husband wakes up bright and early to listen to his "shows" on NPR (National Public Radio for you non-hipsters).   If nothing's on the boob tube, I even listen along myself. 

Although I'm not a huge fan of chat radio, I have to admit, the all-about-auto show "Car Talk" is not only hilarious, it's also very informative…
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Backup cameras ruled a necessity for future vehicles




A change in automotive necessity brings a safer future for our Checkered Flag families.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will soon require all vehicles sold in the U.S. to be equipped with rear-view cameras.

After years of delays, NHTSA issues backup camera rules
By  Pete Bigelow  (Edited here for length.  See full article at source link below.)

Cars being sold in the United States must come equipped with a backup camera by May 2018.

Federal safety regulators finalized a rule requiring the installation of rear-view cameras Monday morning after years of delays. They believe the law will reduce…
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AAA claims cost of vehicle ownership is down



Let Checkered Flag help you keep car ownership cost even lower.

Owning and Operating Your Vehicle Just Got a Little Cheaper AAA?s 2014 ?Your Driving Costs? Study

Average cost for sedans decreases 2.7 percent to 59.2 cents per mile

VIRGINA BEACH, Va. (May 9, 2014) ? AAA released the results of its annual ?Your Driving Costs? study, revealing a 2.7 percent decrease in the cost to own and operate a sedan in the U.S. The average cost fell 1.64 cents to 59.2 cents per mile, or $8,876 per year, based upon 15,000…
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