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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

BMW is Genius



Everyone is familiar with the Apple Genius Bar, but BMW is taking it to the next level with their own version of the program.  With each BMW sold, dealerships such as Checkered Flag BMW have a huge responsibility to make sure that each vehicle sold and delivered is fully understood by the recipient.  That being said, most drivers still don't understand…
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Hampton Roads fuel prices on the rise




Any driver in Hampton Roads has certainly noticed the price of gasoline creepin' on back up at our local stations.  Any time I pass a Sam's club, I stop and top off the tank.  You never know when that price is going to jump.  Luckily, Hampton Roads is historically lucky when it comes to gas prices.  We usually hover a few cents below the national average. 

The great news is, more than ever before, Checkered Flag stores offer loads of highly fuel efficient and hybrid vehicles.  If you're looking for the most miles for your money, call us…
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Great White Shark Tracking Update



Last night on ABC's Nightline, we caught up with our old friend Mary Lee.  The great white shark, which has been tracked to what many of us feel an uncomfortably close distance from our local swimming holes, seems to be vacationing near Bermuda. 

Checkered Flag has been following the story of Mary Lee and her cousin Genie for the past few…
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Land Rover Introducing 9-Speed Transmission in Geneva



I love technology, especially when it means that vehicles are going to be faster, or more efficient.  Land Rover has figured out a way to accomplish my affection, showcasing a 9-Speed Transmission during the Geneva Motor Show.  This show is going to be full of exciting sites, too bad I don't live close enough to experience it, or the…
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Nationwide Race Crash Leaves Many Wondering about NASCAR Safety



Last week's NASCAR crash during the Nationwide Race was a horrible incident.  The crash has made many wonder about the risk associated with being a fan of racing as there are speeding bullets racing by you at unimaginable speeds.  That is a risk that up to now, the followers have been willing to take.

Since the wreck, that left 30 injured…
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