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Last Weekend of Hampton Roads Easter Event



We're down to Easter fun crunch time. With the weather looking pretty nice for the next two days, many of our Checkered Flag fans are looking to get out and celebrate the season. 

Fun for the entire family is everywhere to be had this March. Thanks to the people over at MyActiveChild.com, we have a full list of Easter…
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Video: Toyota Tundra tows Space Shuttle Endeavour

What would you trust to tow 292,000 pounds of the most sophisticated machine man has ever created?

How about a Tundra we have here on our Checkered Flag Toyota lot?



If you are unable to view the Tundra Endeavour video on this page, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link: Tundra tows Space Shuttle

My husband and I purchased a Tundra from Checkered Flag Toyota earlier this month.  And, although we don't have a space shuttle to tow, we do have something more valuable- fifteen month old twins.  Our Tundra gets us there safely…
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Easter Photos-Cute or Terrifying



With Easter just days away many are thinking about where to take the kids for their traditional Easter Bunny photo.  The malls and local theme parks (If you live near Busch Gardens) have good ones, but some have not been privy to such luck. Look back through your old Santa or Easter Bunny photos and see how scary they have been…
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Hey, we thought Wonder Woman's car was invisible.



We have to give it to Kia, this is pretty cool. 

Check out the newly unveiled Wonder Woman inspired Kia Sportage.  DC Comics and the Kia have joined forces to raise awareness for the We Can Be Heroes charity.  We Can Be Heroes raises awareness for the hunger crisis in a range of African countries.

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What's that Toyota with the rainbow LED lights?

We've gotten more than a few emails asking about the "cool rainbow light-covered Toyota" that has recently appeared in current ads.  Yes, it's real.  And, no, we don't have them- yet.  Meet Fun Vii. 

You may have caught a glimpse of a very strange looking car in the latest Toyota "Let's Go Places" commercial running nationwide this month.  At the tail end of the ad, a brilliantly lit Toyota concept car pulls up at an intersection.  We have gotten dozens of calls asking if that is a real Toyota vehicle. 



Well, yes, Checkered Flag Toyota fans…
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Toyota 100 Cars for Good Coming Soon




It's that time again.  That wonderful season of 100 Cars for Good is just around the corner.

Once again, Toyota is giving away 100 cars to nonprofits, and your votes will help us do it.

Each day for 100 days, online voters will choose which of five nonprofits will take home a new set of wheels. The organization who receives the most votes at the end of the day takes home a brand new Toyota.

Please mention this project to any nonprofit group that you feel deserves a new Toyota.  Checkered Flag Toyota will post application submission dates and…
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Hampton Roads traffic alert


Today we have got a couple of traffic updates for our Checkered Flag fans courtesy of Pilotonline.  

VIRGINIA BEACH
Water line repairs will close two lanes of a busy city thoroughfare today.
The two center lanes will be closed from 2248 to 2336 Virginia Beach Blvd. will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., a city news release says. The closure is near Great Neck Road.
The repairs are to a 16-inch water main. 

CHESAPEAKE
The Gilmerton Bridge will remain open Sunday night for Easter travelers.
The bridge will resume its usual nightly closures Monday night at…
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Best in class: Platinum Coverage



Jaguar Platinum Coverage at Checkered Flag Jaguar

Jaguar has a long-standing tradition of creating luxurious cars that perform. Now, we have created an ownership program to match. All new 2012 and 2013 Jaguar vehicles come with Jaguar Platinum Coverage for 4 Years/50,000 Miles, which includes:

- Complimentary scheduled maintenance
- 4/50 new vehicle limited warranty
- 24/7 roadside assistance

Jaguar Platinum…
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