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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

New 2013 Hyundai Sonata under $16,000 this October



Looking for a top value vehicle that combines style and performance?  The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is the answer.  This October, Checkered Flag Hyundai has the most Sonatas at the best prices in Hampton Roads.

2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS
$15,990

Includes $500 Active/Former/Retired Military rebate, $500 valued owner rebate from Hyundai, and $1500 Hyundai Motor Company rebate.  Must finance with…
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Westbound tube of Downtown Tunnel open this weekend

Good news, Checkered Flag fans; this weekend, the Westbound Tube of the Downtown Tunnel (Norfolk to Portsmouth) will remain open.

Reminder: The westbound Downtown Tunnel, from Norfolk to Portsmouth, will be open this weekend. Over the next eight months, the tunnel will be closed frequently for rehab work, including next weekend.

As of 2:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation was not reporting any major traffic issues around the Hampton Roads region.

For more updates on the local Hampton Roads tunnel closures, stay tuned to Checkered Flag.com. 

Sources: [pilotonline.com]
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Elantra under $14,000 this October




Looking for a dependable vehicle that won't break the bank?  Checkered Flag Hyundai is here to help you with that.  This month, you can grab a new 2013 Hyundai Elantra for under $14,000. 

New 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Includes $500 Active/Retired Military rebate, $500 loyal owner rebate from Hyundai, and $1500 Finance Bonus Cash from HMFC.  Must finance with Hyundai Motor Finance with approved credit.  Tax, title, license, registration, and $599 dealer processing fee excluded. Plus $795 freight.  Expires 10/31/2013.

Call our Elantra experts at our Virginia Beach Hyundai store, Checkered Flag Hyundai, at (757…
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Midtown Tunnel Ramp Blocked Due to Flooding

Checkered Flag drivers will want to avoid parts of Norfolk for another afternoon.  Flooding has closed areas near the Portsmouth-Norfolk Midtown Tunnel.

Standing water closes ramp from Midtown Tunnel

The Virginian-Pilot  October 10, 2013   

The ramp from Route 58 East to Brambleton Avenue is now closed because of standing water.

Those traveling through the Midtown Tunnel will have to take an alternate route: Follow Hampton Boulevard. Take a right on Redgate Avenue. Turn right on Colley Avenue, and follow Colley back to Brambleton.

Tractor trailers are asked to follow Hampton Boulevard and take a right onto 26th Street. Take another…
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Hilarious new VW ad features A-ha's "Take on Me"



Now, that's embarrassing.  You just can't stop yourself when you're feeling so carefree.

If you have trouble viewing the Volkswagen "Take on me" commercial, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link: VW singing commercial

Finally, the car you want is also the car that makes sense.

With no-charge scheduled Carefree Maintenance, Volkswagen will take care of your scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, and much more for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, on model year 2014 vehicles.  See read more

Crashes block Midtown tunnel and slow Downtown tunnel

Heads up, Checkered Flag fans.  We have major Norfolk tunnel problems this afternoon.

Multi-car crash stops Midtown Tunnel traffic
By Philip Walzer  The Virginian-Pilot  October 9, 2013   

Traffic has been stopped in both directions at the Midtown Tunnel in Portsmouth because of a multi-vehicle crash before noon.

At least six vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred at about 11:50 a.m., said Leila Rice, a spokeswoman for Elizabeth River Crossings.

Westbound traffic through the Downtown Tunnel might also be delayed because of an accident, Elizabeth River Crossings warned in a tweet.

Source: [pilotonline.com]

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Zoo Boo 2013 this October 26th



Looking for an awesome family Halloween event in Hampton Roads?  Well, you are in luck! 

Our Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is hosting its extremely popular Zoo Boo event Saturday, October 26th.  The Zoo Boo event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Zoo Boo 2013
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Members (age 2 and up…
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