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Little League World Series-Sponsored By Honda



Honda is all about participating in the American staples.  From drive in movie theaters to the Little League World Series-Honda is getting into the action.  This year's 2013 Little League World Series is sponsored by companies such as Ace Bandages, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gatorade, and our very own favorite-Honda.  What goes better with getting the little…
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Richie Parker of Hendrick Motorsports inspires



Many of you are already familiar with the story of Richie Parker, thanks to this video spreading like wildfire across social media. 

If you haven't taken the few minutes to watch the short film by ESPN, we can assure you, it's worth taking a look.  And no, this is no sad story.  This is a story of an everyday working man, who just happens to be inspiring hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

If you have trouble viewing the Richie Parker video on this page, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link…
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Motortrend Driver's Car of 2013: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S



The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S just snagged the title of Motortrend's best driver's car for 2013.  Check out the video below for the details that won the judges over.



If you are unable to view the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S video on this page, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link…
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Strange car events around the world


This 1975 Lincoln Town Coupe won Kitschiest Original at the 2013 Concours d'Lemons.

While hobnobbing auto enthusiast took in the world's most beautiful cars at Pebble Beach this past weekend, an entire sub-culture of worldwide proportions are revving up their engines and participating in some not-so-normal drive time. 

World's wackiest car events

By Kyle Kinard of MSN Autos (edited…
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Second day of Battlefield Blvd closures



For the second day in a road, Battlefield Blvd is experiencing an unscheduled closure.

From pilotonline.com:

Road work will close the right southbound lane of Battlefield Boulevard north of the Great Bridge Bridge for several hours again today.

The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to an email from Elizabeth Vaughn, a Public Works…
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Reminder: Extended Hampton Roads Bridge and Tunnel closures



Just a reminder, Checkered Flag fans; there are major road closures happening that are sure to affect your commute over the next few months. 

  First, in case haven't heard, the westbound tube of the Downtown Tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth is closed all weekends (started August 9th).  Also, the westbound tube will have single lane closures on all weeknights between…
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Water main break closes portion of Battlefield Blvd




Heads up, Checkered Flag fans.  We have another breaking Hampton Roads traffic update this afternoon.
Checkered Flag commuters should avoid sections of Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake due to a water main break.

From pilotonline.com:

CHESAPEAKE

A water main break has closed the right southbound lane of Battlefield Boulevard north of the Great Bridge Bridge.

The closure is expected to continue through the day while repairs are made, according to a city news release.

Drivers can use the Chesapeake Expressway as an alternate route. 

For more Hampton Roads traffic updates, stay tuned to Checkered Flag.com.


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Toyota FJ Cruiser-Coming to an End



Toyota enthusiasts are advised:  They are discontinuing the FJ Cruiser after the 2014 model year.  This is very sad news to me as I was as in love with this vehicle as I was the Solara or the Celica.  The FJ will go into the record books as a fun, rugged and inventive model that will forever hold a place in the…
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