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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

How can I get the longest life out of my tires?



With all of the publicity potholes are getting these days, you would think drivers would be paying closer attention to the health of their tires.  Road conditions in Hampton Roads are abysmal.  They take a toll on all of our Checkered Flag driver's tires.  So, how can we prepare our tires for the worst?

I think it's time for…
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AAA reports drivers claiming to be safe are far from it



It seems that almost all of us agree that texting or other distracting cell phone use is an idiotic unnecessary danger for drivers.  So, why are you still doing it?

AAA STUDY SHOWS THAT "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO" ATTITUDE PREVAILS AMONG NATION'S DRIVERS

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, (January 25, 2013) - Motorists who use cell phones while driving…
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Botanical Garden Eagle Nesting in Virginia Beach



We have a positive update for all of you Checkered Flag eagle watchers. 

It appears that one of the beloved Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglets is setting up home at a local golf course. 

Checkered Flag blog has covered the Norfolk Botanical Garden eagles over the past few years.  Many of us were devastated that the eagle's nests were removed from the gardens in 2012.  We could not be happier to re-post this news of our local eaglet finding a home nearby.

Eagle-eyed photographers inform us of…
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2013 Hatteras Beach Permits



With the end of winter in sight, many of us are starting to plan our upcoming spring and summer vacations.  Here's a reminder for our Checkered Flag four-wheel driving beach goers.

If you're planning on hitting the Hatteras shores this year, you're going to need to pick up a 2013 beach driving permit.  The $120 permit will last you…
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VW Gets Caught Streaking with Golf Wagon Prototype



Volkswagen got caught uncovered!  Gasp and awe coming from all of us out there.  Wait, what are we talking about, the newest spy shots of the Golf Wagon are out and the car is almost completely nude without the typical covering that dons most of the prototypes during outings.  The vehicle is completely open to public eye except for the…
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