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33 Cars named after animals



In honor of my 33rd birthday, today, we will be reviewing the 33 cars named after animals.  I knew many of them, but certainly not all. 

Can you Checkered Flag fans name all 33 without looking at the list?

1. Barracuda (Plymouth)

2. Beetle (Volkswagen)

3. Bison (Chevrolet heavy-duty truck)

4. Blackhawk (Stutz)

5. Bluebird (Nissan/Datsun)

6. Bronco (Ford)

7…
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Roadkill Makes Good Eatin’-Says Who? Montana



Who ever thought that roadkill would be the cause of legislative battles?  With so many important issues currently at a boiling point, who would have thought that roadkill would be a hot point?  Apparently each state has its own roadkill law and makes it a point to determine whether or not someone can EAT the found specimens. 

Okay, now that I…
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Crash Test Dummies Getting All Girly


Source: [autonews.com]

Have you ever wondered why all crash test dummies were male in gender?  It has never made much sense to me as I am a girl, and I drive.  Well, there is apparently a reason for this gender pick.  It seems that smaller women are more likely to become seriously injured in an accident than the average sized…
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Local Venus Transit Photos



Wondering why your neighbors were all standing in their yards staring into space yesterday?

No, aliens weren't invading.  They were hoping to catch a glimpse of a once-in-a-lifetime event- the planet Venus crossing directly in front of the sun. 

Check out the local photos of the transit of Venus in front of the sun.  This was the view (with help from…
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Wounded Warrior Family Mobile Debut



If you caught any of our local news broadcasts last night, you probably noticed an inspiring story about the new Wounded Warrior Family Mobile.  The new customized Toyota Sienna van, donated by Checkered Flag through a partnership with the USO of Hampton Roads, was unveiled in a ceremony yesterday at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.
 
Article source:[wavy.com]

Wheels for wounded warriors…
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Take a Break For Automotive Trivia


Alright Checkered Flag fans-put your thinking caps on!  Here's a little quiz I thought might be fun for a little break from the regular hum drum.  The answers are listed below.  Some of them might surprise you!  I have to admit, I missed a few.

1. Which automotive manufacturer developed the first automobile?
A. Ford
B. Oldsmobile
C. Volkswagen
D. Daimler-Benz

2. The Hofmeister Kink is a design element found on which vehicles?
A. Audi
B. Volvo
C. Mercedes-Benz
D. BMW

3. It was the best-selling car in North America from 1992-1996.
A. Ford Taurus
B. Honda Accord
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Checkered Flag-USO Wounded Warrior Moblie



If you were out and about in Norfolk this morning, you may have spotted the new Checkered Flag - USO Wounded Warrior Mobile. 

Hampton Roads USO Launches New Program for Wounded Warriors' Recoveries
Special Vehicle for Wounded Warriors Central to Initiative


With the surge in needs by wounded warriors in southeastern Virginia, the USO of Hampton Roads & Central Virginia is establishing a new program…
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