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Soprano Star-Gandolfini Dies at 51



James Gandolfini, star who portrayed Tony Soprano, died today while on holiday in Italy.  He suffered a massive heart attack which took his young life.  It is sad to see such talent pass.  The Checkered Flag family mourns his loss.

James Gandolfini, Who Portrayed Tony Soprano, Dies at 51
By MICHAEL S. JAMES and LESLEY MESSER
June 19, 2013

James Gandolfini, the…
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Cool off with Hampton Roads water fun



Looking for a little relief from the heat for your little ones?  This week, suit them up and take them to one of our dozens of local water attractions. 

Here's a list of Hampton Roads water play areas from our friends at MyActiveChild.com.

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Peninsula Town Center Fountains - open seasonally for FREE summer water play. Summer hours Monday-Saturday from 10am-9pm…
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New Native American Site - Putting Pieces Together for Little Known Tribe



Living in Virginia, and especially Hampton Roads, you get pretty accustomed to hearing about history.  I grew up in Williamsburg and got pretty tired of seeing the people in colonial garb everywhere I went.  It does get pretty interesting when they discover something completely new. 

Recent discoveries in Gloucester, VA found what seem to be the remains of a complex Indian civilization…
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Spy Photos: 2014 Audi R8 GT



If there's one car that Checkered Flag fans are obsessed with, it's the Audi R8.  While we don't have all the details from Audi just yet, I'm sure you can all appreciate these photos spied by the folks at Autocar UK. 

2014 Audi R8 GT zooming toward Le Mans reveal
By  Jeremy Korzeniewski  (Autoblog)

According to…
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Summer Safety Series: Flash Floods



Every summer I post the following article during our Checkered Flag Summer Safety Series.  Yet, every year, we have dozens of vehicles brought in to our Virginia Beach Body Shop for flood-related repairs.  Listen up, Hampton Roads drivers.   Like I've said before, cars are not boats. 

Over the past few weeks we had temps in the high 90's, flash flooding…
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Sizzling hot deal on all-new 2013 RAV4



This June, Checkered Flag has the hottest Toyota specials in Hampton Roads.  Check out this sizzler on the Toyota RAV4!

2013 Toyota RAV4 LE 2WD
$21,520


Applies to new 2013 RAV4 LE model 4430.  Plus tax, title, $845 freight, license, and $599 dealer processing fee.  Includes $1,000 Active Duty Military Rebate from Toyota, and $1,850 discount from Checkered Flag…
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Hot deal on Hyundai Sonata this June



Where can you find the most Hyundai Sonatas in Hampton Roads?  Checkered Flag Hyundai has the best prices on Hyundai Sonatas this June. 

2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4-Door
$16,990


Includes $500 Active/Retired Military rebate, $500 loyal owner rebate from Hyundai, and $1000 Hyundai Motor Company rebate.  Must finance with Hyundai Motor Finance with approved credit.  Tax, title, license, registration, and…
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