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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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Honda Trying To Save a Piece of Americana

 

I have seen old drive in theaters in the movies and have often wondered how cool it must have been.  Well, I found out that there are still some remnants of this piece of Americana still out there.  There are more than you would think.  There is a problem though.  The digital age has hit them hard.  They have to…
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You're never to young for your first BMW




Think your tot's not old enough for their first BMW?  Think again.

BMW. JEEP. ASTON MARTIN. THESE RIDES ARE FOR BABIES.
The New York Times  By Phil Patton

   LET'S MAKE one thing clear: McLaren, the British maker of racecars and supercars like the new P1 is not the same company as Maclaren, the British manufacturer of premium baby strollers .
  
But there…
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Torture tests go beyond normal wear and tear



Now, we've all heard of vehicle safety tests or crash tests, but some car and truck companies like to put their products through a more, well?strenuous set of challenges.  These "torture" tests aren't just for fun, they help simulate the worst case scenarios that drivers rarely, but all the same, could come across.  C'mon, you really never…
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Best Sonata deal in Hampton Roads



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

2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS
$16,990

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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Scion adds touchscreen stereo to upcoming 2014 line



How do you make the already awesome Scion even cooler?  Modernize the stereo with a touchscreen. 
That's just what Scion has done for the upcoming 2014 Scion lineup.

 "In standard form, this head unit will feature HD Radio, Bluetooth and auxiliary and USB ports. Opting for the $1,198 BeSpoke Premium system brings navigation, integrated social media apps, geo-located POIs…
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