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Best vehicles for snow and ice



Although we don't get much snow here in Hampton Roads, at some time, many of us find ourselves traveling in winter conditions.  And, since snowmobiles aren't exactly street-legal, it may help to own one of these three Checkered Flag vehicles that MSN Autos have named on their "Drift busters" list.

Drift busters: The best snow vehicles ever (edited for length)
By Charles Plueddeman of MSN Autos

Audi quattro

Conceived as a powerful sports car with the benefits of all-wheel drive, the Audi quattro was unveiled as a concept on a skating rink at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show…
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Is your vehicle ready for this cold Hampton Roads winter?



Forecasters are projecting this will be the coldest winter in three years.  Even though we have seen temperatures in the high 70's over the last few weeks, many of our roads were covered in ice this morning.  As we all know, this is typical Hampton Roads weather, and it can turn on us without a second's notice.  Now, this fickle weather might not only take a toll on your sinuses, but…

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Downtown Tunnel closures resume

Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  The holiday season is over.  Unfortunately, that means Downtown Tunnel closures are back in full gear.

Starting tonight, the westbound side of the Downtown Tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth will be closed nightly from 8p.m. to 5a.m. the next morning. 

The closures will continue until this summer, except on weekends that include holidays and special events.

The eastbound side will remain open.

Info source: [pilotonline.com]

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Help a great local cause, win a new Volkswagen!



In 2013, for the third year in a row, our friends at Checkered Flag Volkswagen donated a beautiful car for a raffle to benefit the children and young adults of St. Mary's Home. Congratulations to Esther and Tim McDermott of Ashland, Va., who won a 2013 Volkswagen Passat S. Tim is vice president of The Kellogg Organization, fundraising counsel to St…
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Checkered Flag New Year's Hours



With just a few hours left in 2013, I know exactly what you are all worried about the most:  Do I still have time to catch 2013 deals at Checkered Flag? 

Well, don't fret, Virginia.  Yes- Checkered Flag will open.  But, since family comes first, we are taking a bit of a break to enjoy our loved ones.

All departments will open…
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