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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Deadly crash closes down part of U.S. 460

Checkered Flag fans headed to Suffolk this afternoon will need to avoid part of U.S. 460.  Detours are in place after a deadly multiple car accident that happened earlier this morning.

Traffic: Crash blocks all lanes of U.S. 460; 1 dead
The Virginian-Pilot

At least one person died in a multi-vehicle crash this morning on U.S. 460 near Gardner Lane.

At least five other people were injured in the crash, which was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the westbound lanes in the 4700 block of U.S. 460. It involved two tractor-trailers and six passenger…
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Constitution Day Factoids



Happy Constitution Day Hampton Roads residents.  With the constant military and government presence on the roads of our glorious cities it is crucial that we observe days such as today.  Today, since its conception in 2004 (not the day the Constitution was signed); schools must teach our budding brainiacs about the importance of our United States Constitution.

Well, I am here to…
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Alfa Romeo makes selling price history at auction



What would you be willing to spend for a piece of automotive history?

Classic Alfa Romeo race car sells for record $9.4 million
1935 Tipo 8C-35 Monoposto breaks all-time record for the marque.

As the years pile on, auction sales of classic Alfa Romeo cars are proving more and more that you don't have to be a Ferrari collector…
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Lane closure at Steel Bridge this Thursday

Chesapeake Checkered Flag fans, we have another road closure for you to watch out for this week.  Cindy Clayton of The Virginian-Pilot reports on the Steel Bridge (Route 17 Dominion Blvd in Chesapeake):

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One lane of the Steel Bridge will be closed to traffic Thursday night.

The closure will begin at 9 p.m. and is scheduled to end at…
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Great deal on new RAV4 at Checkered Flag Toyota




This September, Checkered Flag Toyota has the best deals in Hampton Roads.  Don't miss this month's RAV4 special.

NEW 2013 RAV4 5-Door LE

MSRP $24,370
Checkered Flag Discount  -$2,380
Military Discount  -$1,000
Sale Price: $20,990*

*Price excludes title, tax, $599 Dealer fee and $845 Freight.  See dealership for details. Offer expires 9/30/2013.


For full details, or to set up your RAV4 test drive, call Virginia Beach Toyota at (757)687-3447.
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Feeling Lucky Today?



Hampton Roads is a pretty lucky place, huh?  Well, today is going to be the judge of that.  Happy Friday the 13th!  This year we are in luck and have another one to look forward to as well.  Friday December 13th, 2013 should be equally as lucky. 

Tonight as you are speaking to friends, if you want to sounds really smart, here are some facts concerning today's date and the number 13 that other's might not know:

-The first ever mentioning of today's date being unlucky was with the 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, who died on…
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Is it my turn, yet? New Jaguar F-Type



There's a roaring red roadster getting an awful lot of attention these days.  Every Checkered Flag Jaguar fan wants to get behind the wheel of the new Jaguar F-Type.  We can't wait for our turn.  Can you?

Well, now is your chance. Visit our Virginia Beach Jaguar showroom and check out our selection of the all-new 2014 F-Type.



If you are…
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