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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Troubles with the Tunnel Tolls



Frustrations continue for Hampton Roads drivers as E-ZPass users notice strange charges for Downtown and Midtown tunnel charges.  Here's the scoop from The Virginian-Pilot.

Thousands over-tolled at Midtown, Downtown tunnels

By Dave Forster February 12, 2014   

Thousands of motorists have been erroneously charged higher tolls at the Downtown and Midtown tunnels because of a problem with the new system's sensors, the company overseeing the operation said today.

A spokeswoman for Elizabeth River Crossings said the problem is being fixed and will be resolved by 5 p.m. Thursday, and that all accounts will be made whole.

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Sinkhole Takes Corvettes at National Museum



A crime against cars has happened today.  This morning in the wee hours of the day the National Corvette Museum fell victim to something that I thought only happened in bad westerns and on National Geographic.  The museum was attacked by a sinkhole.   8 cars were swallowed by the hole and although serious damage occurred, the museum opened for the day…
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Toyota Matrix vs. Bridge-Matrix Wins



Thinking about buying a new car?  Do you want real referrals from real people?  No one could be a greater advocate for Toyota than a New York couple that walked away after a horrific accident in their Toyota Matrix.  The family as well as the doctors are stunned that the couple had no serious injury after going head first off an…
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Shirley Temple Passes Away Monday

Checkered Flag mourns the loss of a wonderful talent today.  Shirley Temple, child star and diplomat, passed away last night.



Child star, diplomat Shirley Temple passes away at 85

WOODSIDE, Cali. - Shirley Temple, who rose to fame as arguably one of the most famous child actresses in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said.

She was 85.

Temple died of…
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