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BMW to restore Elvis's 507 roadster




Nobody was ever quite as cool as Elvis.  To a Checkered Flag BMW fan, it doesn't get much better than Elvis's BMW 507 roadster.

Restoring Elvis Presley's BMW 507 roadster
This rare BMW was the King's personal ride while serving in the Army between 1958 and 1960.
By Clifford Atiyeh


Elvis Presley's BMW is getting the rock star treatment all over again.

BMW Classic, the automaker's official restoration arm, is bringing the King's 507 roadster back to showroom quality…
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Porsche takes the Cayman GTS go-karting



For most of us, the first driving experience was behind the wheel of a go-kart.  The wind whipping through your hair, the thrill of the go-kart taking the wild turns.  It felt like we were going 100 miles per hour.

Now, Porsche is showing us that we can have that same fun as adults.  Check out the go-kart handling of the Porsche Cayman GTS.

For more in Porsche news and events, stay tuned to Checkered Flag.com, the home of your Virginia Beach Porsche service center.
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Range Rover Evoque August Special



At Checkered Flag Land Rover, luxury and performance are surprisingly affordable.  This month, you can drive the popular Range Rover Evoque for $429 per month. 

Lease: 2014 Range Rover Evoque Pure 5-Door $429/month for 36-months*

    $429 per month for 36 months
    $2,995 cash due at signing

For a limited time, enjoy a 2014 Range Rover Evoque Pure 5…
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Any solution for Downtown Tunnel closure nightmare?



If you happened to be one of the thousands of drivers who got stuck in between tunnels in Portsmouth last weekend this is probably too little too late.  With no real solution to the tunnel closure nightmare, not to mention multiple ramp closures leading up to the eastbound tube along I-264, the traffic higher-ups have decided that they are going to try…
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'Ratatouille' final Summer Movie Night film



Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and Checkered Flag Volkswagen announce "Ratatouille" will be the final Summer Movie Night at Mount Trashmore Park.

Showing August 22nd

Free and open to the public!

Enjoy a movie under the stars!  Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable and watch the big screen.  Concessions will be available.  Activities start at 7:00pm.  Movie starts at…
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Deadliest states to drive in

Now, we all complain about how bad Virginia drivers are.  But, according to this study, we aren't as bad as the drivers in many other states.

Odds of a fatal car accident largely depend on where you live

Study finds Washington, D.C., has lowest fatality rate, northern Plains states and the South the highest.
By Douglas Newcomb


Whether you?ll die in a traffic accident largely depends where you live, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

While roadway fatalities in the U.S. have dropped 22.7 percent since 2005…
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