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Real Life Lego Batmobile Makes Debut

The young and the young at heart were excited about the Red Bull Soap Box Race this year.  This past Sunday the Box Car race featured some amazing creations including a Lego/Batmobile themed car.  Those three things are a marriage made in heaven-box car racing, Lego and the Batmobile.

Real-life Lego Batmobile competes in Red Bull soapbox race
Noah Joseph

The Red Bull Soap Box Race never fails to bring out some interesting wheeled creations whenever and wherever the event is held around the world. But this year, a team in the UK has caught our attention with a…
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BMW Featured in Newest Mission Impossible

Watching TV late last night I saw a commercial that made me wish that Checkered Flag BMW, your Virginia Beach BMW dealer, was open at 11:30pm.  The commercial was for the newest installment of the Mission Impossible Series and the car that Tom Cruise was driving was the new BMW Vision EfficientDynamics electric concept car.

BMW Electric Super Car Makes Its Way onto Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
author Holly Reich

In the upcoming Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, leading actor Tom Cruise will drive the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics electric concept car. The choice of the concept car makes sense, since BMW…
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Paralyzed Veterans Helped by Toyota

Toyota helps in many Military Veteran Programs, much in the way that Checkered Flag Toyota helps the Portsmouth Veterans Hospital with their Wounded Warriors van.  Virginia Beach's Toyota dealer is proud of that support.  Living in a military town such as Virginia Beach comes with responsibilities and honors, and working with/for Veterans is one of them.

Toyota Helps Paralyzed Veteran Open Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center
Toyota Provides Last-Mile Support to Innovative Facility
July 02, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2015) ? During his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, Romy Camargo's patrol was ambushed. A sniper's…
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Toyota Helps Community Discovery the Spirit of Special Olympics

Checkered Flag Toyota has had much pride as Toyota produces amazing vehicles and stands behind all that they produce.  Now your Virginia Beach Toyota dealer can be proud of being part of the Toyota family for another reason.  Toyota has inspired Los Angeles to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and a monument to memorialize the community legacy.

Trio of Murals Immortalize Special Olympics Athletes' Journeys into Los Angeles History
July 07, 2015

LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2015) ? Today, and decades from now, Los Angeles residents and visitors can discover the spirit of Special Olympics. As part of…
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Exciting News for Audi Fans in US

Checkered Flag Audi is very excited about the potential for seeing the Audi RS4 Wagon back in the US.  With the reviews on the vehicle being more than amazing and the potential for all that Audi has to offer in any vehicle, this news screams to Checkered Flag Audi fans.

Next-gen Audi RS4 coming, might make it to America
2016 S4 2016 Audi S4
MSRP $49,200

Brandon Turkus
Let us be frank: The second-generation Audi RS4 was one of the best, most exciting cars of the past decade. A four-door sedan with a 4.2-liter V8, all-wheel drive, and…
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VW Scores Guinness Book World Record for Fuel Consumption in US

VW is hitting a high with amazing news and headlines for the month of July.  They started the month off with Shark Week and now they have scored a US record with the new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption achieved in a non-hybrid car across the 48 contiguous states.  What a great month.  The VW team spent under $300 total on gas.  They averaged 81.17 miles per gallon.  That is truly amazing-and award winning.

VW Golf TDI circles US on less than $300 of diesel
Noah Joseph

$294.98. That's how much it cost the…
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Greener Option-Beer to Power Your Car?

Checkered Flag and their family of new and used car dealerships in Hampton Roads are idea people.  They are always looking for the newest solution to today's problems.  One of those current problems is creating a Greener vehicle.

Brewtroleum turns brewery waste into automotive biofuel
New Zealand Drivers Fill Up With Biofuel Made From Beer
Erin Marquis

We all know automotive journalists run on beer, but did you know it can power actual cars as well? It's true. This week, Drivers in Auckland, New…
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VW Partners With Discovery Channel for Shark Week

Nothing is more exciting on TV right now than Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.  I am either really old for thinking that, or really, the Discovery Channel has gotten cool. 

What makes Shark Week even cooler is that it is partnered with VW for the 4th year.  Checkered Flag VW is excited about this partnership because of the environmental message with most of the commercials and some of the shows. 

VOLKSWAGEN AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL LAUNCH ?SHARKS RESCORED? CAMPAIGN FOR SHARK WEEK
Jul 2, 2015

Microsite, mini documentary and original music composition will highlight how music can be used to…
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Honda Sets World Record

Checkered Flag Honda is very proud of the current headline-showing that Honda set a Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a car across the 24 contiguous countries of the European Union.  That title is a mouthful, but the record is still significant.

Honda sets record for lowest fuel consumption in Europe
2015 Civic 2015 Honda Civic-MSRP $18,490
Chris Bruce

If fuel economy over a long distance is of paramount importance, diesel continues to be a fantastic choice of fuel. Honda is the latest company to show that by earning a Guinness World Record for the lowest…
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Shark Week Is Here



Get out of the water, count your kids, and thank your lucky stars you haven't been chomped in half!

You may never go in the ocean again-Especially with the current Hampton Roads shark headlines.

That's right, Checkered Flag fans.  It's Shark Week!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of us tune into the Discovery Channel for a week full of…
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