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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Honda Speed Record-On a Mower



Honda has done it, they finally did it.  They combined three of my favorite things in the world, gardening, speed and of course Honda engines.  It is really a toss-up as to which takes up the largest part of my heart, but combining all three definitely makes me smile.

Honda lay waste to world's fastest lawnmower record
By Chris Bruce…
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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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BMW M3 Pick-up Spy Photos



I knew it!
 
Last week I came across some pretty interesting pictures of an El Camino-styled BMW.  I came close to posting them here on this Checkered Flag blog, but thought, huh..this has to be a joke.  And guess what?  Thank goodness I don't believe everything I see.  This time, my intuition was right.
   
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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).

For…
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Checkered Flag Celebrates Opening Day



The grass is getting green, the flowers are blooming, the warm breeze is blowing, and IT IS BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY!  Spring is here and it is time to get the grill a' going.  Time to celebrate a new beginning.  We all get to like our teams again.  The past year's disappointing games and plays are behind us and just like…
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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.

Source: [youtube.com]

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