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Posts by this Author: Kelly Jones

Spring cleaning for your car



With the recent surprisingly pleasant weather we've been having lately, it seems like everyone is outside manicuring their lawns or detailing their rides.

Now, if this hands-on approach just isn't your style, you could always bring your vehicle in to any Checkered Flag maintenance location for a wash, wax, detailing, or all of the above!  And, no, you didn't…
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AAA Child Safety Seat and Used Car Battery Collection




Yee Hawwww, Checkered Flag fans!  It?s time for another round-up! 

Tidewater AAA is looking for your old child carseats and used car batteries.

Great Battery and Safety Seat Round-up

Bring your dead car battery or used child safety seat to any one of AAA's 6 car care center locations for recycling during the month of April for the Great Battery and…
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MINI Yachtsman just in time for summer fun!



Okay, Checkered Flag MINI fans, who wants one of these? Check out the newly released amphibious MINI Cooper Yachtsman!

NEW AMPHIBIOUS MINI COOPER YACHTSMAN TO LAUNCH IN NEW YORK... BESIDE THE HUDSON RIVER

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - April 1, 2012... MINI customers will be able to boldly go where no motorer has gone before when the all-new MINI Cooper Yachtsman makes its world…
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NHTSA rules rear-view cameras in every car by 2018




Today brought a big win for the future safety of 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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Retro BMW CS turns back the style clock: Video



Concept vehicles are always interesting, to say the least.  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 2000 CS (E120 series).

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New Wes Anderson film features vintage BMW



Now, the words "Prada," "Wes Anderson," and "vintage Italian racing" aren't often heard together.  But, today we are in luck.  Check out the new film below.
 


Apparently, the Prada brand is looking to reach out into artistic realms other than fashion.  They've teamed up with Wes Anderson and produced this short, but sweet, film about an American racecar driver who…
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Animator Dad brings son's imagination to life



When you?re little, just about any job your dad does seems pretty awesome.  But, in reality, most dads don?t do anything nearly as cool as Daniel Hashimoto.  This DreamWorks animator has made a career of building famously creative films, including How to Train your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2.  And at home, he brings his three-year-old son, James? imagination to life. 

Here is a sampler of some of his series of mini-films starring James, the Action Movie Kid!

You can catch his full list of Action Movie Kid films on YouTube.

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Downtown tunnel will remain open this Friday and Saturday night




Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  We?ve got an important traffic update from our friends at The Virginian-Pilot that could affect your weekend plans.  And, this time, it?s good news!

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Work on the Interstate 264 Downtown Tunnel scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights has been canceled because of material delays and weather, according to Elizabeth River Crossings.

The full overnight closures will resume Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., according to a news release. Overnight closures are also scheduled on April 11th and 12th.

Work on the westbound side…
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