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Your neighbor will tell you. These brands are best!




Ask any savvy shopper and you will find out, if you want to make sure you are making a sound purchase, you have to do your research.  Check the websites, visit the stores, and most importantly, listen to reviews. 

When it comes to major purchases, the "reviews" we trust the most are those handed down from friends and family.  Word of mouth is an incredible driving force for any business.  

I have to say, I agree with all of the brand recommendations mentioned in the article below.  Honda and Hyundai are both fantastic Checkered Flag brands.  And, USAA provided outstanding…
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New Wes Anderson short features vintage BMW motorcycle



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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Downed Helicopter off the VA Coast



CheckeredFlag.com is following a story out of Virginia Beach.  There is a Navy helicopter that has gone down 18 miles off the coast of Cape Henry. 

Navy helicopter down 18 miles off Cape Henry, 5 people on board

VIRGINIA BEACH -- A Navy helicopter went down about 18 miles east of Cape Henry in Virginia Beach around 11 a.m. Wednesday, the…
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Amazon Vehicle Delivery?


Source: [Huffington Post]

During the holidays I saw the UPS or FEDEX delivery drivers in my neighborhood at least once, if not more times than that per day.  With each delivery I was hoping that the package would come to my house, forget the fact that I had not ordered anything!

Many were like me in seeing the frequent whizzing by of…
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Dreams Do Come True with Honda

Prepare to be amazed as Honda once again blows our minds with their power. 



This time I am not speaking of their cars, trucks, van or SUV's.  I am talking about the awesome displays they give during the yearly Tournament of Roses Parade.  Since 2011, the parade has been sponsored by Honda.   Accordingly, the car company has the parade's…
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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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