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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Think that puddle is safe to drive through? Think again.



With the chance for some nasty April showers over the next week, Checkered Flag would like to remind you why you should never drive into standing water. 

If you are unable to view the road washout video on this page, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link:  Video road washes out

Flood damage can greatly depreciate the value of a vehicle.  This could amount to thousands of dollars' worth off of trade-in value or resell value.  If you think you can just let…
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Get the longest life out of your tires



One great thing about all the road repair happening around Hampton Roads is that we should start seeing some improved length of tire life.  But, while massive pot hole patching projects will take us part of the way, we Checkered Flag fans still need to do our part to keep our tires in good shape.  The following tips will keep you…
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Can a sexy car really get you a date?




There's no doubt about it.  Even if guys try to deny it, a big part of the car-buying experience has to do with "hotness."

Survey: Hot cars may not land you the perfect date after all

Harris poll conducted with matchmaking site AnastasiaDate surveyed both sexes on 'date-ability' and choice of car
By Douglas Newcomb

It's commonly accepted that most men are attracted to hot cars. And it's also believed that hot cars typically attract hot women. And, of course, hot women attract men. Why else would automakers hire good-looking women to stand by their latest vehicles…
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Beijing Brings News for Golf R 400 Concept



The 2014 Beijing Motor Show is providing some really exciting news for VW fans.  With so much buzz going on about the Golf R 400 Concept, there is much excitement in the VW circles. 

VW may actually build gonzo Golf R 400
By Chris Bruce

The Golf R 400 Concept with 395 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque might be…
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Possible beach crowd could have major impact on local travel

Checkered Flag fans, beware.  If you have plans to spend any of the upcoming weekend at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, you may need to adjust your traveling plans. 

Police: Weekend access to Oceanfront to be limited
By Margaret Matray
The Virginian-Pilot


Major entry points to the Oceanfront will be closed or limited to inbound traffic Friday and Saturday nights in order to reduce the number of cars in the resort area, Beach police announced Tuesday.

Police have identified this coming weekend as a possible prefinals beach gathering for college students.

Depending on traffic volume Friday and Saturday nights, it?s…
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