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Hampton Roads 4th of July Events: weather permitting



Since we really aren't sure what is going to happen with the weather this weekend, it seems that making plans is going to be difficult.  But, as always, Checkered Flag is thinking positive.  So, here are the currently-planned Hampton Roads 4th of July events.

Of course, weather may cause delays or cancellations.  Check event sites for more information.

Chesapeake

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Down With Belgian Waffles-At Least for Tonight



With the US celebration on Independence fast approaching, and the US' victory over Belgium in the FIFA also upcoming (tonight to be exact), it is time that we make a stand.  We should fight for our country and ward off the evil Belgian Waffle. 

Waffle House is declaring its support of the US team by declaring a war against the food.

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High volume traffic expected for Hampton Roads this weekend



Watch out, Checkered Flag fans.  The roads are about to get crazy.  4th of July travel madness is on the way.

AAA predicts record travel in Va. for holiday
The Associated Press

AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting a record number of Virginians will travel this Fourth of July weekend, despite higher gas prices.

The auto club estimates 1.16 million Virginians will travel between Wednesday and Sunday, July 6. That would be a 1.9 percent increase over last Fourth of July weekend and the first increase since 2011.

More than 1 million of those travelers are expected to drive, even…
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3-D Projection Mapping of BMW X5



Thanks to Checkered Flag BMW fan, K. Warner, for sending us a link to this super cool BMW video. 

BMW is known for their over-the-top launch events for good reason.  This particular video features the 2013 BMW X5.  The 3D projection mapping presentation technique has become a favorite of BMW in the last few years.  

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Stunning Jaguar XJ 3-D projection mapping



While sifting through videos this morning, I came across this oldie-but-goodie from Jaguar.  The technique featured is called 3-D projection mapping.  This particular video features a transparent model of a 2013 Jaguar XJ that has been fitted with a LED engine.  The presentation is stunning, certainly worth the watch.

For more in Jaguar events, stay tuned to the home of your Virginia Beach Jaguar specialists, Checkered Flag Jaguar.

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Teaching your teen to drive this summer?



Checkered Flag Toyota presents: Toyota Teen Drivers

Parenting vs. Coaching

Are you ready to be a coach? You don't need special training to teach your teen to drive, and while you may not feel prepared to take on the role of Driver's Ed instructor, this responsibility falls on parents most of the time.

You play a vital role when your teen is learning how to drive. You may be a good driver, but you likely don't know how to teach someone else to…
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New Virginia legislation for drivers starts July 1st




As of July 1st, many newly-passed laws are going into effect in Virginia.  This year, much of the legislation has will affect drivers.  Here are a few that Checkered Flag drivers should review.

From The Virginian-Pilot:

Hybrid tax

Owners of hybrid gasoline/electric cars screamed bloody murder after the 2013 Assembly levied a $64 annual tax on those vehicles as part of a larger transportation funding package. The tax unfairly penalized them for doing the right thing by helping reduce carbon emissions, hybrid owners complained.

Lawmakers heard the outcry and repealed the tax. Drivers who already have paid it for…
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