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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Excellent Toyota Service Experience Shared



Many of the people that you hear talking about a dealership experience are speaking very unkindly.  Being in the motor vehicle industry for years you get sort of tough skinned about the way people think of you and your career choice in general. 

It really blows your hair back when someone takes the time to send in a comment and it is…
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Running of the bulls in Virginia? Yes, really.



A few of our thrill-seeking Checkered Flag fans took on a crazy adventure this weekend when they ran with the bulls in Pamplona.  Wait, did I say Pamplona?  I meant Virginia.

'Exhilarating': 4,000 run from the bulls in US event modeled after Pamplona

By Gary Robertson, Reuters

About 4,000 people - dressed in everything from thongs to superhero costumes - dodged 1…
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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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